Sony’s Xperia ion Android smartphone is now available from AT&T for $99.99 with a new two-year contract. The Xperia ion offers a 4.6-inch HD Reality display, a dual-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz, support for AT&T’s 4G LTE network, 16GB of storage and a 12-megapixel camera. You may want to read out full review before you run out and jump on a new contract with this phone, however. While its display is attractive and its features compelling, the phone’s battery was hardly able to last until the afternoon during our tests. The device also runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread instead of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, although Sony has done a nice job adding several features and says that ICS is on the way.
xperia™ ion, SONY’S FIRST 4G LTE Smartphone with HD All Around IS NOW in stores and available exclusively with AT&T FOR $99.99
WHAT: The Sony Xperia™ ion, exclusively for AT&T, is now available for $99.99 with a new two-year agreement at AT&T, Sony and Best Buy retail and online stores.
It provides stunning HD viewing with a 4.6-inch HD Reality display and the ability to effortlessly connect, share and control HD content from your phone across multiple screens through HDMI output.
Xperia ion packs a 12-megapixel Fast Capture camera and quick launch feature with a dedicated camera button. It goes from standby to first camera shot in 1.5 seconds and from shot-to-shot in less than a second.
Sony Entertainment Network gives AT&T customers who buy the Xperia ion a 30 day free trial of Music Unlimited’s premium service with a catalog of millions of songs. Music Unlimited and Video Unlimited which brings access to the latest Hollywood blockbusters and TV shows from all major studios to rent or buy are available for download from the Google Play store.
Customers who buy the Xperia ion through Best Buy will receive a deluxe version of Maroon 5’s new album Overexposed pre-loaded on their phone.
Xperia ion is complemented by SmartTags*, which let you store device function preferences for different locations and situations – such as turning on GPS and Bluetooth in the car simultaneously with just one tap.
- · 4.6″ (measured diagonally) 720p HD Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine for unbeatable HD viewing
- · HD imaging excellence from Sony: 12MP camera with Exmor R™ for Mobile camera sensor, 1080p HD video recording on primary camera, 720p HD front-facing chat camera
- · Easy multi-screen connectivity with HDMI and DLNA®
- · 1.5Ghz dual core processor
- · 16GB internal memory with microSD™ expansion slot supports up to 32GB
- · PlayStatio® Certified for high quality mobile gaming
PRICING AND AVAILABILITY:
- · The Xperia™ ion will be available for $99.99 with a new two-year agreement starting today in-store and online at AT&T, Sony and Best Buy.