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Sony Ericsson Xperia J (ST26i / ST26a)

Sony Ericsson Xperia J (ST26i / ST26a)
alaScore 87

1864 reviews

Apr, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1864 reviews of Sony Ericsson Xperia J (ST26i / ST26a). The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the performance and size. The battery and screen also get good feedback.

durability, screen, battery, size, performance

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Ericsson Xperia J (ST26i / ST26a) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Ericsson Xperia J (ST26i / ST26a)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 132 user reviews of Sony Ericsson Xperia J (ST26i / ST26a) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk.

62% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia J UK SIM Free Smartphone - BlackSony Xperia J UK SIM Free Smartphone - Black

Apr, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Ericsson Xperia J (ST26i / ST26a)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 user reviews of Sony Ericsson Xperia J (ST26i / ST26a) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

68% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia J ST26a Unlocked Android Phone--U.S. Warranty (Black)Sony Xperia J ST26a Unlocked Android Phone--U.S. Warranty (Black)

Apr, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Sony Ericsson Xperia J (ST26i / ST26a)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Sony Ericsson Xperia J (ST26i / ST26a) from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca.

68% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia J -4GB- Black (New, Unlocked) Smartphone Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2Sony Xperia J -4GB- Black (New, Unlocked) Smartphone Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Patrick Afschar Kaboli (notebookcheck.net)

Notebookcheck's Best of January 2013 ? Smartphone and Tablet Edition

 

Slow start. December 2012 was led by the search engine giant Google. The beginning of the New Year was however a bit quieter. Tablets from some low-cost suppliers found their way to our test lab and presented very mixed results. January was themed...

The offered concept. A coherent overall package for a midrange smartphone although the screen's low resolution spoils the fun

Feb, 2013

Expert review by (notebookcheck.net)

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 (gsmarena.com)

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. (phonearena.com)

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 : Steven Norris: grumpy curmudgeon (gearburn.com)

Sony Xperia J review: no small wonder

 

Sony's Xperia J is getting on a bit, but it's still a part of the new Xperia family, some of which I really like. The Xperia J isn't a good phone though, a

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : Trisha Sengupta (technostall.com)

Sony Xperia J Quick Review – Specs, Features, Price and Drawbacks

 

Sony Xperia J Smartphone is the newest inclusion in the Xperia family. It is redesigned to be more efficient and useful for the users. But does it have what it takes to be a really smart Smartphone? Let's find out.SpecsSome ...

The quality is compromised due to its low price. But if you are looking for just a Smartphone in affordable range then this is the perfect one.

Feb, 2013

Expert review by : John McCann (gearburn.com)

Sony Xperia J review: the cheaper James Bond smartphone

 

The Sony Xperia J is the smaller and cheaper brother to James Bond'sXperia T, but don't expect to find this handset mingling with scantily clad women - the

Nov, 2012

Expert review by : Ashima Gupta (technostall.com)

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 : Clinton Jeff (zomgitscj.com)

Sony Xperia J Hands-On [video]

 

Along with the Xperia V, the Sony Xperia J was also announced for folks on a smaller budget. It's a pretty okay looking phone with a 4-inch FWVGA display...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Alvin Wong (zomgitscj.com)

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...

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1700 / 1750
Battery performance:1700 / 1750
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:39 / 39.24 / 39.4 / 99.4
Continuous video playback time:8.3 / 8.30 / 8.5
Standby time (2G):607
Standby time (3G):618
Talk time (2G):5.36 / 5.5 / 5.6
Talk time (3G):7 / 7.18 / 7.3

Call Management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in camera: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Digital Zoom:4
Flash Type:LED
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Geotagging: Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:0.3
Self-timer: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):640 x 480
Video recording: Yes
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Pink / Black, White / Gold / Pink / White
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:4
Display number of colors:16.77 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:480 x 854 / 854 x 480
Display Type:TFT
External display: No
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Dual-touch / Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Keyboard

Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Navigation key: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:0.5 / 512

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GPP, AAC, AAC+, AMR-WB, eAAC+, M4A, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, WAV / 3GPP, AAC, AAC+, AMR-WB, eAAC+, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, WAV / 3GPP, AMR, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, WAV / 3GPP, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, WAV / AAC+, MP3, WAV, WMA / AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, LPCM, MIDI, MP1, MP2, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV / AAC, AMR, eAAC+, LPCM, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV / AAC, AMR, MP3, MP4, WAV / AAC, MP3, MP4, WAV
Document formats supported:PDF
Equalizer: Yes
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPEG XR, PNG, WBMP / BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WBMP / BMP, JPG, PNG, WBMP
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Video compression format:3GP, H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG4 / 3GP, H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / 3GPP, H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG4
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:3GP,H.263,H.264,MP4,MPEG4 / 3GP,H.263,H.264,MPEG4 / 3GPP,H.263,H.264,MP4,MPEG4
Voice codecs:AMR-NB, AMR-WB

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):N / Y
GPS antenna: No
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850, 900, 1800, 1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:2100 / 850, 900, 1900, 2100 / 850,900,1900,2100 / 900, 2100 / 900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA / HSDPA,HSUPA / HSPA / HSPA,UMTS / HSPA,WCDMA
4G:N / Y
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP, OPP, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HSF, HSP, OPP, PBAP
Bluetooth version:2.1 / 2.1+EDR / 4.0
Data network:3G
Security algorithms:128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, TKIP / 128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, PEAP, SSL/TLS, TKIP, WPA, WPA2 / 128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, PEAP, TKIP, WPA, WPA2 / 128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, TKIP / 128-bit WEP, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, PEAP, TKIP, WPA, WPA2 / EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, WEP, WPA, WPA2 / EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, WEP, WPA2
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MiniSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other Features

Active toolbar: Yes
Camera included: Yes
EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
Java technology:No / Yes
Music player: Yes
Network standard:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
Polyphonic ring: Yes
Ringer type:MP3
Rotating: Yes
Slide show: Yes
Video playback: Yes
Voice recording: Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless connection:Y
Wireless connections: Yes

Packaging Content

Battery charger: Yes
Battery charger included:Y
Battery pack: Yes
Cables included:USB
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:4.0 / 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich / 4.1
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription / Sim-lock free
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Charging connector:Y
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB / Micro-USB A / Micro-USB B
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor:MSM 7225A / MSM 7227A
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A5
Processor family:Qualcomm / Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1
Processor model:MSM 7225A / MSM 7227A

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:4.0 / 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich / 4.1
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC
Internal memory:4096
Internal RAM:512
Internal storage capacity:4
Maximum memory card size:32
RAM capacity:0.5
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Gmail, Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search, YouTube / Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search
GSM bands supported:850,900,1800,1900
UMTS bands supported:900,2100

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.362 / 4.88 / 4.89
Height:0.362 / 4.88 / 4.89
Weight:4.37 / 4.59
Width:2.4 / 2.41