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Quick specs

  • 144 grams
  • 5.1 ounces
  • 133.0 x 68.0 x 10.6 mm
  • 5.2 x 2.7 x 0.4 inches
  • Talk time (up to) 10 hours [1]
  • Standby time (up to) 400 hours [1]
  • Music listening time (up to): 12 hours [1]
  • Video playback time (up to): 3 hours

Available colours

BlackRed

  • 4.55
  • 16 million colours, 1280 x 720 pixels
  • Google Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
  • 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Dual Core processor
  • 12 megapixel camera with auto focus
  • 16x digital zoom, photo light
Xperia™ ion HSPA, 4.6 inch screen

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Downloads and takeaways

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Camera and video

  • 12 megapixel camera with photo light and Auto focus
  • Sony’s Exmor™ R for mobile CMOS sensor
  • 16x digital zoom
  • HD video recording (1080p)
  • 3D Sweep Panorama
  • Image playback, supported formats: BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, WBMP
  • Image capture, supported format: JPEG
  • Video recording, supported formats: 3GPP, MP4
  • Front-facing camera (1.3 megapixel, HD 720p)
  • Face detection
  • Video playback, supported formats: 3GPP, MP4, Matroska, AVI, WebM

Connectivity and communication

  • USB High speed 2.0 and Micro USB support
  • WiFi and WiFi Hotspot functionality
  • HDMI Support
  • DLNA Certified
  • Synchronisation via Exchange ActiveSync, Google Sync, SyncML and Facebook
  • aGPS
  • WebKit web browser with Pan & zoom
  • Bluetooth technology
  • Native USB tethering
  • NFC
  • ANT+ technology

Networks

  • GSM EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900
  • UMTS HSPA+ 850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100

Entertainment

  • xLOUD Experience – audio filter technology from Sony
  • FM Radio with RDS
  • 3.5 mm audio jack for headphones
  • Audio playback, supported formats: MP3, 3GPP, MP4, SMF, WAV, OTA, Ogg vorbis
  • Audio recording, supported formats: 3GPP, MP4, AMR
  • 3D and motion gaming
  • Timescape with Twitter integrated
  • Xperia™ 2.0 with Facebook
  • Sony Entertainment Network (selected markets only)
  • TV launcher
  • PlayStation™ Certified
  • TrackID music recognition

Display

  • 4.55”, 1280 x 720 pixels 16M color TFT
  • Reality display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine
  • Scratch-resistant, shatter proof sheet on mineral glass
  • Capacitive touchscreen with on-screen QWERTY keyboard
  • Screenshot capturing

Pre-loaded applications

  • Google Voice Search
  • Google Talk application
  • Google Mail
  • Google Maps with Street View and Latitude

Memory

  • RAM: 1GB
  • Internal phone storage: 13.2GB (up to 12.9GB user-accessible memory)
  • Expansion slot: microSD, up to 32GB

[1] Values are according to GSM Association Battery Life Measurement Technique. Battery performance may vary depending on network conditions and configurations, and phone usage.

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