December 10, 2012

Sony Xperia V – 4G Smartphone On Way

Sony Xperia V

We’ve heard of the Sony Xperia V before at the IFA event in Berlin this year when it was unveiled as a forthcoming 4G phone. News broke of the Sony Xperia V being launched in Singapore last week and that it will be arriving in other countries in the near future.

The Sony Xperia V is a lesser featured version of the Sony Xperia T and comes with a lower specification as a result. The Sony Xperia V supports 4G and as far as 4G.co.uk is aware is the first 4G enabled phone from Sony. We would expect to see the Sony Xperia V arriving in the UK as early as February or March 2013 and that EE is likely to add it to its impressive range of 4G phones and 4G tablets.

The Sony Xperia V has full IP57 certification which means that it is dust proof, water and scratch resistant. It actually comes with a shatter-proof sheet on scratch-resistant glass. The Xperia V comes with Google Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), a 13 megapixel HD camera with auto focus, 16x digital zoom and photo flash. It weighs 120 grams and measures 129 x 65 x 10.7 mm.

The power for the 4G enabled Sony Xperia V comes from its dual-core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon processor with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of on-board memory. The capacitive touchscreen is a 4.3inch TFT HD Reality display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2. The resolution is 1280×720  pixels.

Connectivity is via 4G, 3G, WiFi and Bluetooth. The Sony Xperia V comes ready to use with NFC ( Near Fields Communication ). Even though the Sony Xperia V is a lower specification than the Sony Xperia T, it still comes fully loaded and has the added bonus of being the “tough guy” in the Xperia series but most of all comes with 4G connectivity and downloads speeds 5 times faster than on 3G.

4G.co.uk will keep tracking the Sony Xperia V and make sure we post the details of when Sony will be launching it in the UK. As soon as we get a review handset we will be sure to complete our Sony Xperia V Review.