Sony unveils Xperia J - 4 inch entry-level Android smartphone

29 August 2012 by
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Sony Mobile today announced the 9 mm thin Xperia J entry-level Android smartphone with a 4 inch touch display

Sony Xperia J announced

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:

  • Xperia Timescape - An application where all communication with one person in one place
  • Xperia infinite button - Filter each category of communication by person
  • Xperia Local connectivity - Select MTP mode or MSC mode for data transfer
  • Xperia Home screen application - Customisation of the Home screen

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

  • Weight: 124 gram
  • Size: 124.3 x 61.2 x 9.2 mm
  • Networks
    • ST26i: GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900, UMTS 900/2100
    • ST26a: GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900, UMTS 850/1900/2100
  • 5 megapixels camera, LED light, auto focus
  • VGA video recording
  • VGA front camera with VGA video capture
  • Wi-Fi b/g/n with Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • DLNA
  • aGPS
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • USB 2
  • 1 GHz Qualcomm MSM7227A processor
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 4 GB storage where 766 MB is available as Phone Memory and 2 GB for Internal Storage
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • 1750 mAh battery
  • Talk time: 5 hours and 36 minutes
  • Standby time: 607 hours
  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • FM radio
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity sensor, magnetometer

Xperia J will be available in black, gold, white and pink.


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