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Comparison - Sony Xperia S vs Xperia Ion

March 16, 2012
by Jonathan Cheah

16 March 2012 – The Sony Xperia S and the Xperia Ion were both announced during CES 2012. The S is the successor to the Arc S, itself an upgrade to the original Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc.

Both devices weigh the same, and run on identical deal-core 1500 MHz processors with 1024 RAM. They both have 12.1-megapixel main cameras and 1.3-megapixel front-facing cameras.

The Sony Xperia S has better onboard storage (32 vs 16GB).

The Sony Xperia Ion has a larger screen (4.55 vs 4.30-inches).

What then is the key difference between what appears to be a pair of identical phones from the same manufacturer? The Sony Experia Ion is LTE-capable, whereas the Xperia S is not. Another plus point in the favour of the Ion is that it accepts microSD cards of up to 32GB, whereas the Xperia S does not.

We figure that the price between both devices will be minimal, and for all the hype surrounding the Xperia S, the Xperia Ion may actually be the better buy, especially if it is slightly cheaper than the supposedly flagship Xperia S.

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Sony Xperia S (not announced yet)

3.5G HSDPA + WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Touchscreen candybar, 12.0 MP camera, 32GB Memory, Android OS 2.3 (Gingerbread) 

Sony Xperia S was announced at CES 2012 with a 4.3-inch 720p display and some pretty impressive specs - a gap-free laminated Reality Display. The Xperia S features a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 12-megapixel Exmor R camera R camera sensor, NFC support, and PlayStation certification.

According to Sony, it’ll come with Android 2.3 and not Ice Cream Sandwich, at least not until second quarter of the year. And the Xperia S comes in black and white – for now.

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Sony Xperia Ion (no price yet)

4G LTE + HSPA + WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Touchscreen candybar, 12.0 MP camera, 32GB Memory, Android OS 2.3 (Gingerbread) 

The Sony Xperia Ion comes with Android 2.3 and comes packing a 4.55-inch 720p display, a 12-megapixel Exmor R primary camera that goes from standby to ready in 1.5 seconds, NFC and LTE – the first for Sony. There is a 1.5GHz dual-core CPU and 16GB flash storage.

Aside from the powerful specs, the chassis is ‘thin, lightweight and durable’ and the screen is augmented with Bravia Reality Display components, which was on the Xperia Arc last year and like the Xperia S has a laminated, gapless display. It too is Playstation-certified and the Android 4.0 upgrade is already planned.

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♠ JC


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