Sony unveils Xperia J - 4 inch entry-level Android smartphone
29 August 2012 by Olav Hellesø-Knutsen
Sony Mobile today announced the 9 mm thin Xperia J entry-level Android smartphone with a 4 inch touch display
At the IFA in Berlin today, Sony announced the entry-level Xperia J. The Xperia J is one out of three new Android smartphones unveiled today, and it is the most affordable of the three. Xperia J has a relatively large 4 inch display with a modest 480 x 854 pixel resolution. There is no Sony Mobile Bravia Engine in this model.
Xperia J has a form factor that reminds us about the Xperia Arc. It is an inverted version of Sony's old Human Curvature design where the thinnest part of the phone is at the centre of the device.
Sony want to highlight the following as the signature features of the Xperia J:
To compensate for more expensive features, Sony has added a little bling factor to its entry-level model. There is an integrated led illuminations at the bottom of the phone which will flash on incoming messages, Facebook updates and more.
Sony has finally abandoned Gingerbread and the Xperia J has Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich installed from the factory.
We are a little surprised by the poor video capabilities. If the data in the official Whitepapers are correct, you will only be able to record VGA on both the main camera and the front video chat camera. The MSM7227A S1 chipset from Qualcomm is capable of recording video up to a 854x480 (FWVGA) resolution, but that is not a typical video aspect ration.
Sony Xperia J highlights
Xperia J will be available in black, gold, white and pink.
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