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Sony Xperia ion LTE / Xperia ion LTE lt28i

alaTest has collected and analyzed 451 reviews of Sony Xperia ion LTE / Xperia ion LTE lt28i. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and price. The camera and screen also get good views, but some have doubts about the GPS navigation. The battery and portability get mixed views.

performance, screen, camera, price, size

GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia ion LTE / Xperia ion LTE lt28i is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony Xperia ion LTE / Xperia ion LTE lt28i

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 95 user reviews of Sony Xperia ion LTE / Xperia ion LTE lt28i from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the usability and screen. The price and performance also get good comments. Views about the reliability and portability are different, while there are some critical reviews about the battery.

camera, performance, price, screen, usability

battery

76% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia ION LT28i Factory Unlocked GSM Cellular Phone - International Version (Black)Sony Xperia ION LT28i Factory Unlocked GSM Cellular Phone - International Version (Black)

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Jeffrey Van Camp (digitaltrends.com)

Sony Xperia Ion Review

 

The Xperia Ion is not a bad handset, but it does feel about six months old.

The Xperia Ion is not a bad handset, but it does feel about six months old. This is likely because it was at the Consumer Electronics Show. Many things have changed since then, but the processor and operating system on the Ion have not. This phone runs...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Sony Xperia ion for AT&T review: US Xperiance

 

Sony was the talk of town during CES 2012 back in January and the Xperia ion for AT&T was among the main reasons why. Launched alongside the Xperia S, the Sony Xperia ion took the great honor of being the company's first LTE smartphone. To make the...

Quad-band GSM /GPRS/EDGE support ; Tri-band 3G with 21Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA ; Category 3 LTE network connectivity ; 4.6" 16M-color capacitive LED-backlit LCD touchscreen of 720p resolution (720 x 1280 pixels) with Sony Mobile BRAVIA engine;...

Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread out of the box doesn't cut it for a high-end device this far into 2012 ; Display has sub-par side viewing angles ; Underwhelming front touch buttons and side camera key ; Non-user replaceable battery

Let's be honest here - Sony missed a great opportunity with the Xperia ion for AT&T. Had the device hit the shelves shortly after its announcement, it would have enjoyed a flagship status and a higher price tag, along with the potential for selling in...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Armando Rodriguez (pcworld.com)

Sony Xperia Ion Review: Great Display and Camera, Old Software

 

The Sony Xperia Ion ($99 with a new two-year contract on AT&T) is an Android phone with exceptional hardware: It has a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, a 12-megapixel camera, and a massive high-resolution display powered by Sony's own Bravia display engine....

Great looking screen ; Takes above average pictures

Ships running an old OS ; Navigation buttons don't always work

The Sony Xperia Ion sounds impressive on paper, but has a few shortcomings that keep it from being on top.

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Joseph Volpe (engadget.com)

Sony Xperia Ion review: an Android handset with a split personality

 

They say absence makes the heart grow fonder. But that adage, such a truism when applied to interpersonal relationships, doesn't quite carry the same

Gorgeous 720p display ; HDMI out experience is intuitive ; Battery life holds up well under daily usage

Build makes for uncomfortable fit, in hand ; Inconsistent LTE speeds ; Ships with outdated Snapdragon S3 processor and Android Gingerbread

Sony's Xperia Ion is a dependable device that heavily plays up HD, but falters with a mix of old and new specs.

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Nathan Olivarez-Giles (wired.com)

Review: Sony Xperia Ion

 

Sony's first non-Ericsson smartphone has a nice camera, a quality screen, and a unique feature that makes it a fine device for enjoying streaming media...

Sony delivers a flagship-worthy CPU, display and camera at a mid-range 0 price point. Quality materials make the phone feel durable. Nice touchscreen display. Hooking it up to an HDTV launches a minimalist, big-screen-friendly interface

Has all the personality of a Ford Taurus. Outdated, clunky design. It runs last year’s operating system (Gingerbread? Really?), making the whole experience feel behind the times

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

Sony Xperia ion (AT&T) Review

 

Sony took its sweet time from announcement to availability with the Xperia ion, but you get a lot of smartphone for your $99. The 12-MP camera, HD display, and and 4G LTE speeds all impress, even if the processing power trails higher end devices like...

Bright and sharp 4.6-inch 720p display, Superb 12-MP camera, 4G LTE at value price, SmartTags feature lets you control the phone from a keychain

Ships with older Android Gingerbread 2.3.7, Heavier and thicker than competing smartphones, Capacitive buttons hard to read, Tinny audio from speaker

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Dieter Bohn (theverge.com)

Sony Xperia ion review

 

It's been over five months since we first saw Sony's Xperia ion for AT&T, an Android device with LTE and a lot to prove. The Xperia line hasn't had much success here in the US, thanks in no small part to delayed launches and underwhelming hardware. The...

Great 720p screen ; Solid, well-built ; LTE

Android 2.3 ; Camera doesn't live up to its megapixels ; S3 processor

Mid-range phones are all about compromise, and the Xperia ion is definitely compromised

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Brian Bennett (cnet.com)

Sony Xperia Ion (AT&T) review:

 

The affordable $99.99 Xperia Ion is more than just Sony's first U.S. smartphone to bear the Sony name after its Ericsson divorce , it's also the company's first foray into 4G LTE. Though similar to its international siblings, this American model is...

The affordable Sony Xperia Ion has solid call quality and swift 4G LTE that ties into Sony's vast entertainment empire.

Lackluster images and video belie the Xperia's claimed 12MP camera. It's also held back by an old processor and an outdated OS.

The $99.99 Sony Xperia Ion looks like a good Android deal but its weaknesses make it not worth even the budget price.

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Sony Xperia Ion (AT&T)

 

The Sony Xperia Ion is a quirky yet powerful media phone with terrific TV connectivity options and poor call quality.

Can be operated with a TV remote. 12-megapixel camera. NFC. Solid build.

Runs older version of Android. Poor phone call quality. Too much non-HD video bloatware. Bugs.

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: John V. (phonearena.com)

Sony Xperia ion vs LG Nitro HD

 

Being the new kid on the block that's attached with a killer price point out of the gate, the Sony Xperia ion is surely going to be attracting quite a few heads in AT&T stores all around. However, the LG Nitro HD has being making the rounds for quite...

If money isn’t a concern to you, we’d recommend sticking with the Sony Xperia ion – despite being double the price at $99.99 on-contract. For the $50 price difference from its rival, you get a better looking smartphone that’s exceptionally more...

Jul, 2012

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12 / 12.1

Display

Pixel density:319
Screen shape:Flat

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Navigation

GLONASS: Yes
GPS: Yes

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE, GSM
3G standards:HSPA+ / HSPA+, WCDMA
4G: Yes
SIM card capability:Single SIM

Ports & interfaces

USB port: Yes