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The Sony Xperia GX is an Android 4.0-based LTE handset with a 13-megapixel camera and is made for release in Japan. It features a 4.6-inch, 720p "Reality Display" utilizing Sony's Mobile Bravia Engine, a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, and 16GB of internal storage.

Description

The Sony Xperia ion is the company's first LTE smartphone, due to be launched exclusively on AT&T. Powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, the ion features a 4.6-inch 1280 x 720 display, a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera, and content sharing through DLNA, HDMI, NFC, and Bravia Sync.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Aug. 9, 2012

Availability

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Jun. 24, 2012
  • Price at launch: $99.99
  • Alias: Xperia GX S0-04D

Also Known As...

  • Height: 5.12 inches
  • Width: 2.64 inches
  • Thickness: 0.41 inches
  • Weight: 0.28 pounds
  • Form factor: Slab
  • Color: Black, White

Hardware

  • Height: 5.2 inches
  • Width: 2.68 inches
  • Thickness: 0.42 inches
  • Weight: 0.32 pounds
  • Form factor: Slab
  • Color: Black
  • Screen size (diagonal): 4.6 inches
  • Technology: LCD
  • Pixel arrangement: RGB
  • Resolution (Y): 1280 px
  • Resolution (X): 720 px
  • PPI: 319
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive

Display

  • Screen size (diagonal): 4.6 inches
  • Resolution (Y): 1280 px
  • Resolution (X): 720 px
  • PPI: 319
  • Carriers: Other
  • Other carriers: NTT Docomo
  • GSM: Yes
  • LTE: Yes
  • Max WWAN downlink speed: 75 Mbps
  • Max WWAN uplink speed: 25 Mbps
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Media streaming: DLNA

Connectivity

  • Carriers: AT&T
  • LTE: Yes
  • NFC support: Yes
  • Manufacturer: Qualcomm
  • Brand / family: Snapdragon S4
  • Model: MSM8960
  • Clock speed: 1.5 GHz
  • Number of cores: 2

Processor

  • Manufacturer: ST-Ericsson
  • Clock speed: 1.5 GHz
  • Number of cores: 2
  • RAM size: 1 GB

Memory

  • RAM size: 1 GB
  • Internal size: 16 GB
  • External: Yes
  • Max external size: 32 GB
  • External type: microSD

Storage

  • Internal size: 16 GB
  • External: Yes
  • Max external size: 32 GB
  • External type: microSD
  • Resolution: 1.2 megapixels

Front Camera

  • Resolution: 1.3 megapixels
  • Resolution: 13 megapixels
  • Flash: LED

Rear Camera

  • Resolution: 12 megapixels
  • Operating system: Android
  • Skin: Palette UI
  • Launch OS version: 4.0

Software

Interface

  • Video out: Yes
  • Headphone jack: 3.5mm
  • Other ports: Micro HDMI
  • Capacity: 1700 mAh

Battery

Benchmarks

  • Quadrant: 3169
  • Vellamo: 1269
  • GLBenchmark 720p: 30 FPS
  • GLBenchmark 1080p: 17 FPS
  • AnTuTu: 6471
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