Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Sony Xperia SX

The Sony Xperia SX is officially the lightest LTE phone out there, but Sony is currently keeping the lightweight champ a Japan-only affair. It tips the scales at 3.35 ounces, or a mere 95 grams, and is 0.37-inch (9.4mm) thick. The light weight comes from a comparatively small, 3.7-inch qHD display (boosted with Sony’s BRAVIA engine for vibrant colors), resulting in a relatively compact body. Under the hood, a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor paired with 1GB of RAM powers Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Design wise, you’re looking at a rectangular, minimalistic slab available in black and white that should be universally appealing. Sony is also bringing an 8-megapixel sensor with its Exmor R technology for better low-light performance, and the camera is capable of taking 3D panoramic photos. A front-facing, 1.3-megapixel camera will make video calls easier. There’s 8 gigs of internal storage. The Xperia SX will come with the typical range of additions for the Japanese market - an infrared port, mobile TV and mobile wallet.


Sony Xperia SX Specifications

Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Android (4.0)
  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.53 x 2.13 x 0.37 (115 x 54 x 9.4 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.35 oz (95 g)
      the average is 4.2 oz (121 g)

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 3.70 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 540 x 960 pixels
  • Pixel density:
    • 298 ppi
  • Touchscreen:
      • Capacitive, Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

  • System chip:
    • Qualcomm MSM8960
  • Processor:
    • Dual core, 1500 MHz, Snapdragon S4
  • Graphics processor:
      • Yes
  • System memory:
    • 1024 MB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 8000 MB

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 8.1 megapixels
    • Features:
      • Back-illuminated sensor (BSI), CMOS image sensor, Auto focus, Geo tagging, Panorama
  • Camcorder:
      • 1920x1080 (1080p HD)
  • Front-facing camera:
    • 1.3 megapixels

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker
  • YouTube player:
    • Yes
  • Broadcast Mobile TV:
      • Yes

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • Yes
    • Supports:
      • HTML, HTML5, Flash
  • Built-in online services support:
    • YouTube (upload), Picasa

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 800, 2100 MHz
  • LTE:
    • 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • LTE, HSPA (unspecified), UMTS, EDGE, GPRS
  • Positioning:
    • GPS
  • Navigation:
    • Yes

Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calendar, Alarm, Calculator
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input
  • E-mail:
      • Yes

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • Yes
  • Wi-Fi:
      • Yes
    • Mobile hotspot:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
    • Computer sync, OTA sync, Infrared

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Compass
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 09 May 2012
  • Scheduled release:
    • Q3 2012 (Official)

Shopping information

  • MSRP price:
      • 632 $