Sony Xperia J: Top 10 features

Top 10s Anuj Bhatia 17:45, 24 Oct 2012

Sony’s newest member Xperia J sets temperature high with single core processor ducked inside beautiful casing

Know Your Mobile India lists out top features of Sony’s budget centric smartphone – Xperia J. The yet to be released smartphone popped by online on flipkart for Rs 16,490. With the device already up for pre-order we should hear a official announcement coming in quite soon.

Design 

Sony took a bold step by shaping this handset as a fashion phone (sounds Italian) rather than industrial design. The design and shape of this device is completely opposite to Xperia NXT series (includes U, P and S). It sports a 4-inch TFT LCD screen with a resolution of 480 x 845 pixels. The handset weighs around 130 grams and comes in four glossy colors – Black, White, Gold and Pink. 

Aesthetics

The phone is completely made from thick plastic, but it doesn’t feel cheap. You will find an illuminated indicator at the bottom of the device, which informs you about last incoming messages and Twitter updates. The placement of 3.5 mm jack is on the top. You will also find a volume rocker button and power button both arranged at one of the corners. Overall, a highly impressive design and of course one can’t doubt about the display quality as well. 

Processor 

The Xperia J comes with a 1 GHz Qualcomm powered single core processor. It’s surprising to see that company is still supporting a low end processor that too in 2012. The phone comes with a 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal memory that can be expanded via micro-SD card (up to 32GB). There is no doubt that the phone can run almost all apps and browsing will be error free, but sluggishness could come your way due to under powered processor.

Operating system 

Sony has been supporting Google’s android platform from a very long time. Though, there is constant news of Sony’s lethargic attitude towards firmware updates which led to building of negative feeling towards Japanese manufacturer. The company has promised to update all the phones launched in 2012 with Jelly Bean (v4.1) in coming weeks. Another major problem with Xperia users face is the slapstick of Sony’s own interference with user interface. There is no problem with the user interface, but low powered processor dilutes fun of being a cool smartphone. 

Camera 

The folks at Sony slapped a decent 5-mega pixel rear camera and VGA quality front facing camera for video chats. The rear camera comes with an auto focus and LED flash to name a few. All together, it has all the basic camera features such as geotagging, self –timer and 4X zoom functionality. The phone can record neither 720p nor 1080p HD video recording.

Connectivity options 

There is a mini USB 2.0, a newer version of Bluetooth 3.0, aGPS, 3G and Wi-Fi options keeps you connected with outer world. Apart from hardware connectivity options, there is a feature called DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) that brings various devices into integrated world. 

Music 

Talking about music and how can we forget that the device is backed by Sony, once known for Walkman music players. The phone comes with a Walkman app found inside the device. The company claims that they have used xLOUD audio technology for great sound quality.

Apps 

Being an android powered device, it’s natural that the Google Play (an app store by Google) offers more than 600,000 apps to choose from. The device comes bundled with pre-loaded apps such as Twitter and Google Talk, among others.

Battery and Miscellaneous features

The Xperia J is powered by a powerful 1750mAh lithium ion battery. The phone comes with all the expected options such as hand writing recognition tool, accelerometer and proximity compass. The company is also offering free 50GB of cloud storage, which is available for a limited time period.

Pricing

Sony has yet to confirm its pricing, but the device is now up for pre order on flipkart for Rs 16,490.

The Xperia J promises to deliver solid android experience at reasonable price.  If you can overlook underpowered processor and irritating Timescape UI, Sony Xperia J, makes for a nice arm candy.

Stay tuned to KYMI for detailed review of Sony Xperia J in coming days

 

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