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Posted by NightBlade


Xperia V key features:

-4.3” HD Reality Display powered by the Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 for razor sharp clarity
-13 MP fast capture camera with full HD video recording.
-Latest generation 1.5GHz dual core processor for improved battery life, fast performance and ultra sharp graphics
-LTE for the fastest data download speeds (in markets where technology is available)
-Easy connectivity with One-touch ‘One-touch’ enabled by NFC
-Clear audio+ for the highest level of sound quality
-PlayStation™ Certified
-Android version 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich). Will be upgraded to Android version 4.1 (Jelly Bean) following launch. Detailed timing to follow
-Highest levels of dust and water resistance in a smartphone (IP55/57+) ensure protection from the effects of immersion up to 1m for 30 minutes
-MHL connectivity for viewing content on a big screen without the need for a charger
-Available in Black, Pink and White colours





Posted by goldenface
Xperia V here I come. I was awaiting a LTE phone and now it comes with waterproofing and a great camera. I hope my network pics it up - in white.

Posted by DACHA
It sucks that the V will not be available in the US market.

Posted by tranced
But you know you can get it from the internet.

Posted by Indiandawg
Can anybody explain how does the V connect to TV wirelessly?

Posted by moogoo
it shall be mine!!

@Dacha how are you so sure there's no US release? it will work in the US anyway, it's just a matter of spending the cash to import it.

Posted by DACHA
Yes and no. I can but the 3G will not work on AT&T. LTE should work fine but not all the markets have LTE and without 3G it would default to EDGE. Also AT&T has started to kill its 2G network. AT&T uses the 1900 Band the phone supports: UMTS HSPA+ 850 (Band V), 900 (Band VIII), 2100 (Band I)
[ This Message was edited by: DACHA on 2012-08-29 17:57 ]


Posted by ljf881
http://blogs.sonymobile.com/p[....]first-xperia-tablet-from-sony/

V: Q4 2012, globally

Posted by tranced
Read here:

WiFi and WiFi Hotspot functionality
DLNA Certified


On 2012-08-29 18:53:28, Indiandawg wrote:
Can anybody explain how does the V connect to TV wirelessly?



Posted by moogoo
3G will work on AT&T but it may not be a stable connection since only the 850 band is supported. I wonder why the 1900 band didn't get stuck on there too?

It is still the best phone from Sony as of right now, as far as features.

the T is looking really nice in official photos though. I guess it's a matter of wanting water resistance or a bigger screen? AHHH can't decide....
[ This Message was edited by: moogoo on 2012-08-29 18:01 ]


Posted by psquare
Guys, what about that chrome stuff on a phone's case? Won't it peel off?

Posted by Indiandawg

On 2012-08-29 18:59:57, tranced wrote:
Read here:

WiFi and WiFi Hotspot functionality
DLNA Certified


On 2012-08-29 18:53:28, Indiandawg wrote:
Can anybody explain how does the V connect to TV wirelessly?





Thats when the TV needs Wifi. I found my answer on the website.

Connect

Share it magically on any screen

Home at last. Time to relax with the latest blockbuster? The “Movies” app magically downloads info on all the films that you have downloaded or side loaded, and lets you view in high quality. Or play your own videos for an audience of friends. Show it on your HDTV, with the touch of a button. Without cords thanks to Screen Mirroring* or via a standard HDMI cable using the MHL adapter** or an Xperia TV Dock**. And with live streaming in full HD, what looks gorgeous on your phone looks just as gorgeous on your HDTV.

*Xperia™ T/TX plans to introduce Screen Mirroring based on certified WiFi Miracast in Nov 2012. You will need an Adapter for your TV to enable Screen Mirroring.
**Separate accessory, not included

An adaptor to enable Screen Mirroing. But I still don't get it, what about DLNA? Isn't that suppose to work wireless?


Posted by moogoo
it doesn't look like chrome. looks more like a rough textured aluminum. we'll have to wait for a hands on to really know

Posted by psquare

On 2012-08-29 19:05:12, moogoo wrote:
it doesn't look like chrome. looks more like a rough textured aluminum. we'll have to wait for a hands on to really know



Looks like chrome to me: http://www.engadget.com/2012/08/29/sony-xperia-v-hands-on/

Posted by DACHA
@moogoo

I agree that it is the best phone but I have to import it and have network issues. AT&T has much more coverage on the 1900 band then the 850.
http://www.cellularmaps.com/att_850_1900.shtml

Posted by jplacson
Can anyone say iPhone 4S?

Did Sony not learn anything from Samsung?

Maybe they wanna give Apple $1B...

Posted by DACHA
^^^ what is your point?

Posted by Bonovox
Looks nothing like iPhone

Posted by moogoo
@Dacha

THe importing part and paying the unsubsidized price is gonna hurt, but i've done it for my past 4 phones. which is why i don't usually upgrade every year or two. I'm kind of forced to this time since I damaged my x10.

As far as the coverage map, i don't know about you, but I don't usually go 90% of the places that aren't covered by the 850hz areas. So, for my traveling purposes, I'll have LTE and 3G on the 850 band if I don't have LTE.

So is the 579 euro price the only one available now? that's pretty hefty for a phone. i may have to wait til after the holidays to upgrade just so i can afford it!

It does look a bit like the iphone from the front, sans the iphone home button. then again, you could say that about any rectangular shaped phone, which is just about every phone these days... the back is completely different though.
[ This Message was edited by: moogoo on 2012-08-29 18:35 ]


Posted by DACHA
I imported the Xperia S in March and now have the yellow spots on the screen and no warranty. I hate to spend $600 on a phone again and not have any warranty. I do travel a lot and I need good coverage. My charging port on the X10 broke so I got the S. Now i need an LTE phone.
I sure hope that Sony has something good for the US market or I might go with a different brand.

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
UMTS:
850, 900, 2100 MHz
LTE:
850 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2100 MHz, 2600 MHz

It look like that even the LTE bands will not work on AT&T.
[ This Message was edited by: DACHA on 2012-08-29 19:10 ]


Posted by psquare

On 2012-08-29 19:20:46, jplacson wrote:
Can anyone say iPhone 4S?

Did Sony not learn anything from Samsung?

Maybe they wanna give Apple $1B...



It has some resemblances to iPhone, but as previous poster said, every phone has some similarities. Besides, iPhone is a copied product itself. Does anybody really believe that Apple "invented" it? Come on! Oh, and V has crappy chrome around the corners instead of aluminum.



Posted by Sugarkane

On 2012-08-29 19:20:46, jplacson wrote:
Can anyone say iPhone 4S?

Did Sony not learn anything from Samsung?

Maybe they wanna give Apple $1B...



Where you seen iphonish design there?
Man,Apple used Sony as parameter of "Android don't need to look like iOS" and design wise too.
Geez!


Posted by lolstebbo

On 2012-08-29 19:42:49, DACHA wrote:
I imported the Xperia S in March and now have the yellow spots on the screen and no warranty. I hate to spend $600 on a phone again and not have any warranty. I do travel a lot and I need good coverage. My charging port on the X10 broke so I got the S. Now i need an LTE phone.
I sure hope that Sony has something good for the US market or I might go with a different brand.

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
UMTS:
850, 900, 2100 MHz
LTE:
850 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2100 MHz, 2600 MHz

It look like that even the LTE bands will not work on AT&T.
[ This Message was edited by: DACHA on 2012-08-29 19:10 ]



That would be because the phone's primarily designed for Eurasian and Latin American markets.

Posted by Bonovox
Looks nothing like a bloody iPhone. God why does everybody keep comparing stuff to iPhone?? It doesn't

Posted by rikken
Maybe this one will replace my Acro S

Posted by Bonovox
God you're worse than me you are. Not even I change that often now.


Posted by rikken
I didn`t say when

Posted by Supa_Fly

On 2012-08-29 18:50:46, DACHA wrote:
It sucks that the V will not be available in the US market.


You have the Ion buddy ... by the time this ships ICS will be available for Ion.
You just don't get water resistance, 12MP camera with a dedicated shutter button.
AT&T
VOICE FEQUENCIES: 850 (Band 5)/ 1,900 (Band 2)
3G: 850 / 1,900
4G:Band 17 (700MHz)/AWS (1,700/2,100 MHz)

Rogers Wireless
July 2011: Band 4 (2100/1700 MHz, AWS)
July 2011: Band 7 (2600 MHz)


Does the Xperia V essentially the Xperia GX for world market?


PS: Latest generation 1.5 GHz Qualcomm MSM8960 dual core processor
http://www.sonymobile.com/glo[....]hones/xperia-v/specifications/
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snapdragon_(system_on_chip) ) this is KRAIT Plus with Adreno 225, while the PRO (MSM8960T)
[ This Message was edited by: Hardened on 2012-08-29 21:24 ]


Posted by moogoo

On 2012-08-29 19:42:49, DACHA wrote:
I imported the Xperia S in March and now have the yellow spots on the screen and no warranty. I hate to spend $600 on a phone again and not have any warranty. I do travel a lot and I need good coverage. My charging port on the X10 broke so I got the S. Now i need an LTE phone.
I sure hope that Sony has something good for the US market or I might go with a different brand.

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
UMTS:
850, 900, 2100 MHz
LTE:
850 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2100 MHz, 2600 MHz

It look like that even the LTE bands will not work on AT&T.
[ This Message was edited by: DACHA on 2012-08-29 19:10 ]



aw man i didn't even think to double check the LTE bands. you are correct. LTE won't even work on AT&T. I guess that makes my decision a lot easier. Xperia T it is for me.

I feel your pain on the warranty issues. That's why I try to import from reputable online retailers, so I can return it to them at least for a refund or some kind or exchange. I won't ever import from ebay for something so pricey.
[ This Message was edited by: moogoo on 2012-08-29 20:59 ]


Posted by randomuser
Other points

+

Camera has HDR function which the T and TX don't
Clear Audio +
Mobile Bravia Engine 2
Superior Auto Mode ala Sony cybershot cameras


-
Front camera is a VGA unit and not HD like in T/TX
No camera Shutter key
Only 8GB memory
No "Pulse LED" Flash as in T
Smaller battery than T

Posted by psquare

On 2012-08-30 05:08:29, randomuser wrote:
Other points

+

Camera has HDR function which the T and TX don't
Clear Audio +
Mobile Bravia Engine 2
Superior Auto Mode ala Sony cybershot cameras


-
Front camera is a VGA unit and not HD like in T/TX
No camera Shutter key
Only 8GB memory
No "Pulse LED" Flash as in T
Smaller battery than T


Thanks for comparison, but what "Pulse LED" mean?

Posted by admad

Camera has HDR function which the T and TX don't
Clear Audio +
Mobile Bravia Engine 2
Superior Auto Mode ala Sony cybershot cameras


This is Sony written all over it. This advantages shouldn't exists as it's software only, all they had to do is one click to give that to Xperia T and TX, but they didn't. That's why Sony is loosing it, they can't make one superior phone, they have to strip it's features and give to a slightly worse phone. That's why they can never compete with Samsung or HTC... If Sony phones weren't so cheap I would probably not buy them anymore...

Posted by nikos_se
Plus,on the white paper of the xperia V it says opticonstrast panel,sth that that the xperia T/TX dont have.I wonder if that's Sony's name for in-cell touch or not

Posted by randomuser
Sony technologies in Xperia V explained

Mobile BRAVIA® Engine2 is an evolution of Mobile BRAVIA® Engine delivering an ever better viewing experience by adding a new real-time contrast optimisation and improving sharpness enhancement on top of high quality colour management and noise reduction.

ClearAudio+ mode, developed with Sony’s own signal processing technologies, allows users to effortlessly enjoy audio quality that may have been stripped away by music compression. ClearAudio+ mode incorporates a variety of Sony’s sound technologies, but with one simple operation, users can easily enjoy Sony recommended sound in ultimate clarity and presence, across the entire spectrum of sound.

HDR (High Dynamic Range) technology is an imaging technology used in Sony Cyber-shot® Digital Cameras that lets users capture clear photos even against strong backlight. With HDR, the camera quickly captures the image twice with different exposure levels and layers it together to create one optimised photo. HDR is automatically activated when Superior Auto detects scenes with strong backlight.

Superior Auto is technology used in Sony Cyber-shot Digital Cameras that intelligently detects scenes (up to nine scenes), sets most optimal settings for still image, and applies best image processing including layered technology (up to four photos), making it easy to get the best shot even in a dark or backlight scene.


@nikos_se

I don't see opticontrast panel mentioned in the V whitepaper ?

Anyway opticontrast is not in cell touch.

OptiContrast Panels have a special resin layer which absorbs any diffused light delivered from the backlight. What you see is high contrast and natural colours on screen – bringing out detail in the darkest movie scenes – and a real sense of depth.

This special resin layer inside OptiContrast Panels also absorbs ambient light

[ This Message was edited by: randomuser on 2012-08-30 10:16 ]


Posted by smclion102

On 2012-08-30 10:10:47, nikos_se wrote:
Plus,on the white paper of the xperia V it says opticonstrast panel,sth that that the xperia T/TX dont have.I wonder if that's Sony's name for in-cell touch or not

OptiContrast™ Panel with Gorilla® Glass



By replacing the thin layer of air between the LCD panel and the front glass with a specially-formulated dark resin, reflections are minimised and contrast and brightness are increased. This resin also provides a suitably dark background for producing rich and vibrant pictures, even in a well-lit room, and enhances the BRAVIA television's Monolithic Design concept by making the television appear to be a seamless black monolith when the screen is switched off. Plus, for the new range of BRAVIA televisions, Gorilla® Glass is used to increase the strength of the screen at a molecular level while simultaneously enabling it to be thinner and lighter than ever before.

http://www.sony.com.sg/micros[....]ure-quality.html#/opticontrast


Posted by motvikt
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFdmxoBEkxA

Talking about the design of Xperia V. Guess everyone in the video are unemployed now though

Posted by mariozlp

On 2012-08-30 05:08:29, randomuser wrote:
Other points

+

Camera has HDR function which the T and TX don't
Clear Audio +
Mobile Bravia Engine 2
Superior Auto Mode ala Sony cybershot cameras


-
Front camera is a VGA unit and not HD like in T/TX
No camera Shutter key
Only 8GB memory
No "Pulse LED" Flash as in T
Smaller battery than T
That was my thoughts too.
+ none of them has illuminated logo...
Thanks to crisis that i'm unemployed. I dont have to choose which one i would buy, cause i don't have any money to spend on a new phone, lol.
[ This Message was edited by: mariozlp on 2012-08-30 12:05 ]


Posted by HxH

On 2012-08-30 11:11:43, randomuser wrote:
Superior Auto is technology used in Sony Cyber-shot Digital Cameras that intelligently detects scenes (up to nine scenes), sets most optimal settings for still image, and applies best image processing including layered technology (up to four photos), making it easy to get the best shot even in a dark or backlight scene.



This one is seem the revival of BestPic that disappeared long ago.

Posted by mariozlp
i choose to compare V with T on gsmarena, and i found something interesting. V doesnt have radio, it has buetooth 4.0, T has 3.1 and T has wifi a/b/g/n, V has b/g/n. Why such differences??
link
[ This Message was edited by: mariozlp on 2012-08-30 13:06 ]


Posted by randomuser
^
GSMArena gets it all wrong always. V does have Radio.

Posted by djin
@randomuser,

The white papers of t,v, and tx itself are pretty inconsistent. Looks like they need to be updated.

Posted by FMW300
None of them has the illuminated XPERIA logo? Not even T? What about extra LEDs, like J or Miro?

Posted by randomuser
Xperia T/TX/V benchmarked, topple GS3 from the top

http://www.gsmarena.com/sony_[....]re_promising_too-news-4722.php

Posted by motvikt

On 2012-08-30 17:41:48, randomuser wrote:
Xperia T/TX/V benchmarked, topple GS3 from the top

http://www.gsmarena.com/sony_[....]re_promising_too-news-4722.php


Nice to see S(E)s tradition of optimizing their chips and using the newest drivers continue

Posted by Sugarkane

On 2012-08-30 17:41:48, randomuser wrote:
Xperia T/TX/V benchmarked, topple GS3 from the top

http://www.gsmarena.com/sony_[....]re_promising_too-news-4722.php


Where's the "quad core is best" guy?

Posted by smclion102

On 2012-08-30 18:02:26, Sugarkane wrote:

On 2012-08-30 17:41:48, randomuser wrote:
Xperia T/TX/V benchmarked, topple GS3 from the top

http://www.gsmarena.com/sony_[....]re_promising_too-news-4722.php


Where's the "quad core is best" guy?


Quad Core

Posted by goldenface
Strange that you can pull the back off the V to see that it has a removable battery. I don't think I'll be doing that too often if I can help it.



Posted by lolstebbo

On 2012-08-30 21:28:43, goldenface wrote:
Strange that you can pull the back off the V to see that it has a removable battery. I don't think I'll be doing that too often if I can help it.





Why is that strange?

There's a gasket around the battery and SIM/microSD slot, anyway (that orange thing on the battery cover).

Posted by king-james
I LOVE THIS PHONE!!!! FINALY THE ARC GOT A BROTHA!!

MY NEXT PHONE!!!! THANK YOU SONY! IT'S YOUR TIME!!!

IN Q4+Q1'13 SONY WILL SEE GOOD NUMBERS!!!

V&TX MY 2 FAVOURITES AND DONT FORGET THE ICON ION

HOPE V WILL AVAILABLE IN OCTOBER! CANT WAIT TO BUY IT...



[ This Message was edited by: king-james on 2012-08-30 20:47 ]


Posted by randomuser
Xperia V outdoor camera samples from Mobile-Review. Also the files themselves seem to be quite heavily compressed by the guy who uploaded. So actual PQ will be quite a lot better. Another interesting thing to note is that the V can shoot on ISO-50

http://mobile-review.com/review/sony-xperia-v-cam.shtml

Also for those in the US, it seems like the Xperia V will be sold via multiple carriers in the US according to zomgbbqftw from NeoGaf forums

AT&T, Verizon and Sprint ?

And in Europe the T, TX, V will start shipping from the 4th week of September onwards.
[ This Message was edited by: randomuser on 2012-08-31 08:32 ]



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