Sony announces water resistant Xperia V 4G smartphone

30 August 2012 by
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Sony has announced a dust proof and water resistant Xperia smartphone. The Xperia V is a 4.3 inch Android model with a 1.5 GHz dual core processor

Sony Xperia V announced

At IFA show this week, Sony announced three new smartphones where the Xperia V was the smallest even though having a 4.3 inch display is probably not what most would characterize as a small smartphone. The display resolution is HD 720 x 1280 pixels and a PPI of 341 is, together with Xperia S and Xperia Acro S, the highest pixel density on any smartphone available today.

Sony has now started to get a good collection of dust and water proof smartphones with the Xperia Active and Xperia Go. The Xperia V expands this range of phones as it has the IP Code IP5X assigned for dust proof and IPX5/7 for its water resistance. The drawback of using a water-resistant phone is that all plugs such as the 3.5 mm audio jack, and other types of ports need to be covered by some kind of protective material and the user need to remove these each time he want to use the USB plug or listen to music for example. The Xperia V has a USB 2 port which can be used for charging and data communication. But as you can see from the product images, the Xperia has additional two power contacts on the side of the device which let users insert the smartphone into a Sony DK25 charging dock without the need of opening the protective USB cover.

Sony Xperia V sides 

Xperia V has what you would expect from a modern smartphone. Including features such as 1.5 GHz dual core processor, GPS, NFC, Wi-Fi, FM Radio, Bluetooth 4.0, 1 GB RAM, built-in 8 GB storage, expandable memory, 13 megapixel camera and more. The Xperia V is a 4G phone with the support for HSPA+ and LTE networks where theoretical download speeds can reach 100 Mbps. The front camera only has a VGA resolution, but it should be just about acceptable for video chats.

Judging from the interest of the Xperia V by our members, this model could be a popular handset the following year. Given a decent price we would not hesitate to add the Xperia V on our wish list for Christmas this year.

Sony Xperia V highlights

  • Weight: 120 gram
  • Size: 129 x 65 x 10.7mm
  • Networks: GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 UMTS/HSPA+ 850/900/2100, LTE Band I, III, V, VII and Band XX
  • 4.3 inch touch display with 720 x 1280 pixel resolution, HD Reality Display with Sony Mobile Bravia Engine 2, 16.7 million colours, shatter-proof sheet on scratch-resistant glass
  • 13 megapixel camera, Sony Exmor R sensor, LED light, geo tagging
  • 1080p video capture
  • VGA front camera
  • 1.5 GHz dual core Snapdragon MSM8960 processor
  • GPU: Adreno 225
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 8 GB internal storage. Expandable up to 32 GB using a microSD card
  • NFC
  • DLNA
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Wi-Fi a/b/g/n with Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • 1750 mAh battery
  • Standby time: 300 hours
  • Talk time: 7 hours
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity, ambient light, magnetometer, gyroscope
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Micro SIM


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chunkybeats11 years ago
I think this going to be my next phone!!!!
goldenface11 years ago
Mine too. I'm just hoping it gets picked up in the UK eventually.
pohuman11 years ago
I think i love this phone.
chunkybeats11 years ago
I should be able to get this via import from Hong Kong to NZ, hopefully its well priced! My Neo V was imported from HK as well as only here in NZ were only selling the Neo here at a stupid price!
goldenface11 years ago

On 2012-09-10 22:43:36, pohuman wrote:
I think i love this phone.

I think I want to marry it
I'm going to upgrade to the Xperia T when it comes out and then sell it or the V, it seems my only option at the moment.
Bonovox11 years ago

On 2012-09-11 00:27:36, goldenface wrote:
I think I want to marry it

Just imagine you going to Parliament trying to get the law changed to marry your phone:lol: Cheating on your missus with a phone tut tut there must be a law against that Visit forum to view images
chunkybeats11 years ago
I looked on various websites to see what them 2 gold contacts are at the side of the phone and not one says what they are, anyone know? My only grudge is lack of camera shutter button and these 2 gold contacts will be hard to keep clean.
[ This Message was edited by: chunkybeats on 2012-09-11 01:17 ]
Miss UK11 years ago
looks quite nice I wouldnt wanna marry a phone though
besides I guess this will be something else available from Orange and T-Mobile or EE lol
so you guys may have to jump ships to get it
jplacson11 years ago

On 2012-09-11 02:16:50, chunkybeats wrote:
I looked on various websites to see what them 2 gold contacts are at the side of the phone and not one says what they are, anyone know? My only grudge is lack of camera shutter button and these 2 gold contacts will be hard to keep clean.
[ This Message was edited by: chunkybeats on 2012-09-11 01:17 ]

Those are for the dock charger. So you don't have to keep opening the rubber protective cover for the micro USB plug.[....]ccessories/charging-dock-dk25/
goldenface11 years ago
The Acro S has the same feature I. I'd be, surprised if EE didn't stock the V eventually.
chunkybeats11 years ago
who's EE? is this another new network in the uk,? when I was in the uk it was, Vodafone, o2,. orange, t- mobile, virgin, fresh, 3 and oh Tesco lol
[ This Message was edited by: chunkybeats on 2012-09-11 09:57 ]
Miss UK11 years ago
Chunkybeats, EE is a rebranded Orange and T-Mobile or the new name for them (Everything Everywhere)
they started rolling out this service today 4G etc no good unless u have a 4G phone though
Bonovox11 years ago
EE is just as bad :-/
Miss UK11 years ago
Yeah should be Exit Escape
Ahmadjoin10 years, 11 months ago

On 2012-09-02 07:36:20, chunkybeats wrote:
I think this going to be my next phone!!!!

My next phone too.. Can I get one.? XD
ILoveBhe10 years, 11 months ago
any words on the cam?

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