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Sony Xperia J

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1002 reviews of Sony Xperia J. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and screen. The design and price also get good comments. Some have doubts about the reliability. There are some mixed views about the reception.

size, price, design, screen, usability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia J is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 116 user reviews of Sony Xperia J from The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones on Reviewers really like the portability and design. The screen and usability are also appreciated, but there are some critical reviews about the GPS navigation and reception.

price, usability, screen, design, portability

reliability, reception, GPS navigation

60% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia J UK SIM Free Smartphone - BlackSony Xperia J SIM-free Android Smartphone - WhiteSony Xperia J SIM-free Android Smartphone - White

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: (

Review Sony Xperia J Smartphone


Portfolio expansion. Sony is currently launching a torrent of new Xperia models on the market in order to satisfy all conceivable target groups. How will the 4-inch midrange model, featuring a clock rate of 1 GHz and a 512 MB working memory, fare in...

Relatively inexpensive, Good workmanship, Long-lasting battery, Good screen, High contrast, Viewing angle stability, Memory expansion possible, The screen features a very high contrast at a good average brightness. Also, the screen is very stable in...

Weak performance, Little working memory, Small internal memory, Does not render HD contents, Heavy bluish cast on pictures, A stronger SoC and a bit more working memory so that routine tasks and multimedia applications run more smoothly

Feb, 2013

Expert review by: GSMArena team (

Sony Xperia J review: Junior league


A trimmed-down version of the Bond phone or a remake of the Xperia Arc, the Sony Xperia J knows looks are important to reasonable spenders, too, and doesn't get carried away with the level of equipment. What it offers over a very similarly equipped...

Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE and dual-band UMTS support ; 7.2 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA ; 4.0" 16M-color TFT capacitive touchscreen of FWVGA resolution (480 x 854 pixels) at around 245 ppi ; Android OS v4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich ; 1 GHz Cortex-A5 CPU,...

Noticeable lag ; Non-hot-swappable microSD slot ; Image quality a bit of a letdown ; No hardware shutter key ; No DivX/XviD support ; Feeble loudspeaker

The styling of the company's flagship smartphone and a screen with more pixels than most people expect for the price give the Sony Xperia J a headstart over the competition. On the other hand, Sony had to make a lot of hard decisions to stay within...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Nick T. (

Sony Xperia J Review


Sony has a good track record for delivering decent mid-range Android smartphones at very competitive price points, and the Xperia J is the latest handset to join the party. Its 4-inch display and beefy battery are among the features that make it stand...

Good display ; Relatively decent battery life ; Cheap

Performance is below par ; Horrible camera ; The lack of light sensor means you have to adjust the screen brightness manually ; Annoying physical buttons

Don't even bother, guys. We know that the Sony Xperia J seems like a worthy pick, especially since it carries a very reasonable price tag, but chances are you'll be disappointed by what you'll get in exchange. For a lower mid-range smartphone, the...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: GSMArena team (

Sony Xperia J review: Junior league


A trimmed-down version of the Bond phone or a remake of the Xperia Arc, the Sony Xperia J knows looks are important to reasonable spenders, too, and doesn't get carried away with the level of equipment. What it offers over a very similarly equipped...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Ashima Gupta (

Sony Xperia J Smartphone Review: Specs and Features


Sony Xperia J ReviewSony is planning to launch an all new Smartphone, the Sony Xperia J by the end of this year. The device belongs to the line-up series of Sony and lies at its lower segment. It has been rendered as the ...

4 inches Display Screen, Display Resolution: 480 x 854 pixels, 5 MP camera, Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, 1 GHz Cortex-A5 processor, Qualcomm MSM7227A Snapdragon chipset, Adreno 200 graphics, Battery: 1750 mAh

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: Alvin Wong (

Sony Xperia J Review


The low-end/midrange market segment has always been a very competitive space. Sony’s latest offering, the Xperia J, is finally on sale for S$398 or ~Rs...

Expert review by: Pocket Lint (

Sony Xperia J pictures and hands-on


The last of Sony's trio of new phones, unveiled at IFA, is another budget deal from the big S. The Xperia J forgoes the top-notch screen on the better models for a 4-inch FWVGA display - and it shows. The phone is definitely budget but still has one of...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: John McCann (

Sony Xperia J review


Can the Sony Ericsson inspired J jump in and make a splash?

Nice design ; Good battery life ; Decent price

Very laggy ; Poor camera ; Awful keyboard

If we're honest, we were a little disappointed with the Sony Xperia J. Sure, it looks great and will last a few days on one charge, but the sluggishness of the Android operating system makes us feel like we've gone back a few years.

May, 2012

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (

Sony Xperia J


The Xperia J has a slick design, but does it have the performance to match?

Good screen, Long battery life, Stylish design

Sluggish performance, Poor camera, Jelly Bean update won’t arrive until next year

May, 2013

Expert review by: Damien McFerran (

Sony Xperia J review


Despite its uncanny resemblance to the high-end Xperia T, the Xperia J offers an underwhelming user experience and is outclassed by similarly priced Android handsets.

Appealing design ; Decent screen ; Impressive battery life

Sluggish performance ; Terrible camera ; Not much internal storage

At first glance it's devilishly hard to tell the Xperia T and the Xperia J apart, but the difference in raw specifications and overall user experience is as vast as the quality gap between GoldenEye and Die Another Day -- while the former is a relative...

Nov, 2012

Product Specifications

Processor Brand:QUALCOMM
Processor Number:MSM7227A


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera:Double Camera
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:640 x 480 (VGA) / Unknown


Audio Playback: Yes
GPS Receiver:Built-in
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes


A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

Technology:GSM/PCN / WCDMA (UMTS)


Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Operator:3 / EE / LIFE MOBILE / MVNO / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / Virgin / Vodafone
Product Type:Mobile Phone / Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes