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Sony Xperia J

alaTest has collected and analyzed 432 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and battery. The design and screen are also appreciated, but the portability and camera get mixed comments. Many are critical about the features and reliability.

value for money, screen, design, battery, usability

responsiveness, reliability, features

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 89/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 432 reviews)

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Review Sony Xperia J Smartphone


Portfolio expansion. Sony is currently launching a torrent of new

Relatively inexpensive; Good workmanship; Long-lasting battery; Good screen; High contrast; Viewing angle stability; Memory expansion possible

Weak performance; Little working memory; Small internal memory; Does not render HD contents; Heavy bluish cast on pictures

The very long battery runtime that is almost on a par with the iPhone 5. It lasts much longer than competing models with the same hardware.

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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...

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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...

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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

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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...

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Buy over and Over


Purchased a number of items from JR and always 100% satisfied. Great phone at a great price.

Durable","Easy To Use","Great Features","Lightweight","Strong Signal

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Sony Xperia J ST26a Smartphone, Black


This is good android phone. My wife loves it.

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please do not compare this phone with Google nexus 4 phone as that is high end phone with higher price ... Sony Xperia J Pros: It is a nice slick phone with good screen display and sound quality. Usability is also okay when you compare to android...

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Sony Xperia J review


Less shaken and stirred than its bigger brother, the Xperia J is looking to tackle the lower end of the market.

Nice design ; Good battery life ; Decent price

Very laggy ; Poor camera ; Awful keyboard

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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

Nevertheless, there are a few things missing. For example, it's annoying that Sony hasn't added quick switches for features such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS into the notifications menus -- something that most other manufacturers now do.

Product Specifications


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 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
Operator:3 / EE / 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
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