By Jimmie Geddes email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Feb 22, 2013 06:03 PM EST
The Sony Xperia ion features a 4.6-inch 323 ppi (pixels per inch) 1280 x 720 HD reality Display with Mobile Bravia Engine and scratch-resistant glass, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 processor, Adreno 220 GPU, 16GB of internal storage, 1GB of RAM, 12-megapixel rear camera with 3D sweep panorama mode and 16x digital zoom, 1-megapixel front-facing camera, 1080p HD video capture rear camera, 720p HD video capture front-facing camera, 4G LTE radio, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, EDR, NFC (near field communications), microSD slot with support for up to 32GB cards, 1,900 mAh battery with up to 10 hours of talk time and 16 hours of standby time.
The Sony Xperia ion has one of the sharpest screens found on a smartphone thanks in part to Sony's Mobile Bravia Engine. The screen is crisp and bright and will allow you to experience the Web, movies and more on its 4.6-inch HD Reality Display. The screen has excellent viewing angles, sharp text and great color fidelity. Sony is an expert when it comes to cameras on smartphones; even Apple uses Sony's 8-megapixel camera in the iPhone 5. You'll find a 12-megapixel camera on the Xperia ion and if that's not impressive enough, the camera features a 3D sweep panorama mode, a 16x digital zoom and full 1080p HD video capture. Sony prides itself on the quality of its cameras and the Xperia ion will not disappoint.
The Sony Xperia ion ships with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich but Sony has confirmed the smartphone will receive Android 4.1 Jelly Bean by April. AT&T is offering the Sony Xperia ion for $0.99 with a new two-year contract through its online store and in its retail stores. If you purchase the smartphone through AT&T's online store, it is offering free overnight shipping.