Sony Xperia J Review
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Sony and Samsung have got their names over so many electronics it’s fascinating. They make music players, televisions, computer and yeah one of the best smart phones too. Sony’s phones might not be as innovative but they are up there in style-design, built and being powerful. Sony Xperia J is another one from Sony’s bag of smart phones which has an amazing finish and performs really well. It came with the wave of the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich phones. But we do miss something technologically that wows us from Sony. Let’s hope for the best.
Sony Xperia J has one of those classic solid glass and matte on the phone. You pick it up and all you can concentrate on is how good the phone feels in your hands, that smooth high quality matte finish is just bliss. It is just stunning. The phone is like a rectangle with no curved corners at all. But the phone is kind of awkwardly curved at the back with a horizontal curve. The lock button and the volume rockers are at the top right side edge of the smart phone. I cant just stop thinking about that smooth matte finish it has, just gives you the chills. Sony Xperia J is pretty light with weight of just 120 grams. MicroUSB slot it placed at the slim bottom. Speakers are at the back hence result to a curbed sound when it is lying on its back resulting to a few missed calls.
Sony Xperia J has a 4 inch display which is pretty common on most smart phones of its price range( the size is common). The display surely looks stunning, that is one thing these electronics giants are known for. The Sony Mobile BRAVIA engine is one more reason to why the display is the beautiful one it is. Viewing angles are pretty nice, and you can even view it from wide angles. The glass protecting the display is scratch resistant and does a great job in doing so. Sony Xperia J can view entertainment in a great way with the vibrancy of colours it has and the clarity it displays. Full HD content is so-so but 720p HD stuff also looks really good on it. It is an ideal screen size and resolution of 480×854 pixels makes it have pixel density of 254 ppi which is just awesome for a lower price range phone. One huge reason as to why you would be the display.
Smart phone cameras are not a strong point for Sony but the 5MP primary camera on board this one, is a keeper. The best example of lower priced smart phone cameras has to be the one on Sony Xperia J. It takes just stunning photos when it comes to sunsets and sunrises, the good amount of colour it captures is just bliss to see. Under low light conditions, the photos produced have great level of noise. The front VGA camera is not an ideal one for video chatting or to take photographs. The 5MP camera captures video in dull VGA quality. The images though are sharp and crisp. It has decent colour saturation and good overall look to it. There is no dedicated night mode but it does have an LED flash. Sensors can use auto focus or the touch to focus by the users to take images.
Sony Xperia J runs on Sony’s own UI and the operating system it teams up with is the Android v.4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. They work in great harmony together to provide the user with the best experience possible on this smart phone. Android gives you power to customize from everything to everything, and if you can develop we might just mean it literally everything. Play Store is one of the largest app stores in the whole world with loads of apps for your entertainment or even knowledge. Apps can be a great addiction, especially games. Android v4.0 is pretty heavy on the RAM though. Sony Xperia J looks stunning with the free flow touch screen along with the UI that comprise major part of this smart phone.
Does not matter if you are Samsung or Sony, Qualcomm always wins- Sony Xperia J has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 1GHz Cortex A5 processor which is pretty slow for standards of 2013. RAM on board is 512MB which allows more apps working on multitasking and allows you to do more. The touch is responsive and so are the different inputs. Certain apps might have a hard time working. Overall the flow of the phone is interrupted a lot (lag) and it can be quiet irritating. 4GB of internal memory is present on this phone which can be maxed out to 32 GB. There is no NFC but Bluetooth and microUSB functionality are enabled for pairing up and sharing.
Apart from the display and the built nothing really stands out for you to buy this phone. The cheaper and more powerful alternatives are more attractive but Sony being Sony really draws you out to buy this phone. For a good gaming experience please avoid this phone.
Sony Xperia J is available for Rs. 13460
|GENERAL||2G Network||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|3G Network||HSDPA 900 / 2100 – ST26i|
|HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 – ST26a|
|Status||Available. Released 2012, October|
|BODY||Dimensions||124.3 x 61.2 x 9.2 mm (4.89 x 2.41 x 0.36 in)|
|Weight||124 g (4.37 oz)|
|DISPLAY||Type||TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||480 x 854 pixels, 4.0 inches (~245 ppi pixel density)|
|Multitouch||Yes, up to 2 fingers|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass|
|– Timescape UI
– Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine
|SOUND||Alert types||Vibration; MP3 ringtones|
|MEMORY||Card slot||microSD, up to 32 GB|
|Internal||4 GB (2 GB user available), 512 MB RAM|
|DATA||GPRS||Up to 86 kbps|
|EDGE||Up to 237 kbps|
|Speed||HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v2.1 with A2DP, EDR|
|USB||Yes, microUSB v2.0|
|CAMERA||Primary||5 MP, 2592х1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, check quality|
|Features||Geo-tagging, touch focus, image stabilization|
|FEATURES||OS||Android OS, v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich), upgradable to v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm MSM7227A Snapdragon|
|CPU||1 GHz Cortex-A5|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, proximity, compass|
|Messaging||SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, IM, Push Email|
|Browser||HTML5, Adobe Flash|
|Radio||Stereo FM radio with RDS|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS support|
|Java||Yes, via Java MIDP emulator|
|Colors||Black, White, Gold, Pink|
|– SNS integration
– 50 GB of Cloud storage (time limited offer)
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player
– MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV player
– Document viewer
– Voice memo/dial
– Predictive text input
|BATTERY||Li-Ion 1750 mAh battery|
|Stand-by||Up to 607 h (2G) / Up to 618 h (3G)|
|Talk time||Up to 5 h 36 min (2G) / Up to 7 h 18 min (3G)|
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