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Sony announces the Xperia SX and Xperia GX in Japan

9 May 2012 by
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Sony Mobile today announced two LTE Android smartphones for the Japanese market. The 95 gram light Sony Xperia SX and the 4.6-inch Sony Xperia GX with a 13 megapixel camera

Sony Xperia GX and SX announced 

The two new Android smartphones will sadly not be available outside Japan, but we might see similar models in other markets sometime later. The Xperia SX and Xperia GX differentiate them self from previously release Xperia smartphones such as the Xperia PXperia S and Xperia U by having a slightly more rounded form factor.

The Sony Xperia GX is the top-model and it has a 4.6-inch Reality Display, dual-core 1.5 GHz, 16GB storage and a 13 megapixel camera. The model looks like a Xperia Arc but with without the hardware keys and with more curved corners. Sony has not released the exact specifications but we found that the size is approximately 130 x 69 x 11.8 mm which is close to the size of HTC One X, Xperia Ion, LG Optimus 4X HD and Motorola Razr.

Xperia GX and Xperia SX introduces three new media applications:

  • A Walkman application with Clear Bass, Clear Stereo, VPT surround sound, Equalizer and xLOUD
  • An Album application with new ways to browse photos and videos.
  • A Movies application which streamline the playback and viewing of movies
Sony Xperia SX is the world's lightest LTE smartphone according to Sony. 95 gram is impressive, but its support for LTE networks could be using more power than non-LTE phones. We could be wrong, but the light weight does not indicate a very powerful battery. However, this power consumption could be saved by having a "small" 3.7 inch display. As the Xperia SX is a model for the Japanese market, it has some features we seldom find in other parts of the world. Infrared port and mobile TV is some of these.

Both models will be shipped in black and white and the availability in Japan is the summer of 2012.

Sony Xperia GX highlights

  • 4.6 inch Reality display with Mobile Bravia Engine
  • 1.5 GHz dual-core processor
  • LTE with download speed up to 75 mbps
  • 16 GB storage
  • 13 megapixel camera with a Sony Exmor R sensor
  • HD video capture
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Sony Xperia GX announced
Sony Xperia SX highlights
  • 3.7 inch touch display with Mobile Bravia Engine
  • 1.5 GHz dual-core processor
  • 95 gram
  • LTE with download speed up to 75 mbps
  • 8 GB internal storage
  • 8 megapixel camera with Sony Exmor R sensor
  • Wi-Fi
  • DLNA
  • HDMI
  • Infrared port
  • HD video capture
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Japanese specific services such as infrared port data exchange, mobile wallet and mobile TV

Sony Xperia SX announced

 




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Bonovox2 years, 6 months ago
Looks like Arc. Why can't we have a 13 meg model with 4.6 inch screen in Europe??
chunkybeats2 years, 6 months ago
the SX looks very similar to an iphone but its better looking!!
SEC9052 years, 6 months ago
The leaked pictures are true after all, we are debating its fake because of the SE logo
Bonovox2 years, 6 months ago
Could well be fake with that logo and the Arc look back to it.
ok19072 years, 6 months ago
Xperia S,P,U have the same logo. I didn't understand why this may be fake.
laffen2 years, 6 months ago
@ok1907
They are discussing another Xperia handset. One without the liquid identity logo in another thread http://www.esato.com/board/viewtopic.php?topic=203113&start=1830
etaab2 years, 6 months ago
This is how the Xperia S should have looked. More curves and less seemless baulky plastic.
badassmam2 years, 6 months ago
So is the SX coming to Europe or UK? Less memory than Xperia P but a card slot perhaps? Faster CPU than the P but smaller screen, will the P get the Walkman feature with its ICS? I'm torn between the two.
NightBlade2 years, 6 months ago

On 2012-05-09 22:06:28, etaab wrote:
This is how the Xperia S should have looked. More curves and less seemless baulky plastic.

Hey, don't diss the XS design. I quite like the straight lines.
And the back is curved FYI. It's just concave, not convex (more comfy, IMO).
razec2 years, 6 months ago
Those curved edges on SX, Sony why are you giving us the impression that you are copying iPhone?
S4k1s2 years, 6 months ago

On 2012-05-10 04:02:15, razec wrote:
Those curved edges on SX, Sony why are you giving us the impression that you are copying iPhone?
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etaab2 years, 6 months ago

On 2012-05-10 00:41:58, NightBlade wrote:
Hey, don't diss the XS design. I quite like the straight lines.
And the back is curved FYI. It's just concave, not convex (more comfy, IMO).

Heh, sorry but i just cant stand it. When i first saw the phone i thought it looked nice but didnt like the transparent strip with key legends printed on them.
Then when i picked it up i was shocked just by how much i was repulsed by the design. The Xperia S design i have to admit i hate more than i have hated any other design in the past, say, five years. I hate the square corners, the plastic seems so very hard and harsh to hold like the plastic is about three inches thick (which obviously it isnt), almost like a cheap nasty childrens toy - made to take knocks and throws against a wall.
I hate the bottom bit which seems totally pointless, im talking about the bit below the transparent strip. Whats actually in there ? or is it just a solid lump of plastic to act as a counter balance in case the phone flips of out the top of your hand when holding the phone ?? All i see is a hole for a lanyard and what i assume must be the microphone. I also hate how easily the transparent strip and above mentioned lower bit creak like it could snap off like they're glued on rather than machine fitted in place. It reminds me of when in the UK, not sure if this happens abroad, you buy a KitKat 4 finger chocolate bar, each finger is meant to have a wafer in it but sometimes you get one which is a solid lump of chocolate. Which is fine if thats what you wanted but you dont, you want your wafer so it turns your stomach having so much chocolate !
Cant stand the back cover either, you removed the entire thing to reveal the sim card slot, not even a full size sim card but a flaming micro-sim !!! Lets not mention the totally awful lugs which cover hdmi and usb slots.
Sony or Sony Ericsson's worst design ever i reckon. I absolutely hate it. Ive been in CPW this evening and even when i see it sat there on the wall or a working sample i turn away like im sea sick and gone a little green around the gills !
[ This Message was edited by: etaab on 2012-05-10 21:43 ]
Miss UK2 years, 6 months ago
Shame it's not got a full white front
That would make it look abit more
iPhone like
Btw looks pretty nice
HumphreyKwek2 years, 6 months ago
I want to flash my sony ericsson Xperia ST 15i
ofiaich2 years, 6 months ago
Hi everyone!
The Sony Xperia S in Japan has Sony Ericsson marked on it.
Here is the Docomo white back for the Xperia SO-02D as it is called in Japan.
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The Docomo page for the docomo NEXT series XperiaTM GX SO-04D shows SONY at the bottom of the phone!
Another link here
I guess they just took some time to catch up with the logo's!
Ofiaich
[ This Message was edited by: ofiaich on 2012-05-23 14:36 ]
Supa_Fly2 years, 2 months ago
Looks like this GX model has a Qualcomm S4 cpu.
Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon Dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait!!

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