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Sony Xperia ion LTE / Xperia ion LTE lt28i

alaTest has collected and analyzed 369 reviews of Sony Xperia ion LTE / Xperia ion LTE lt28i. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and price. The screen and camera are also appreciated, but reviews about the battery and portability are mixed. There are some critical comments about the GPS navigation.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia ion LTE / Xperia ion LTE lt28i is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 95 user reviews of Sony Xperia ion LTE / Xperia ion LTE lt28i from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on People are impressed by the usability and screen. The price and performance also get good views. Many are critical about the battery. There are some mixed comments about the reliability and portability.

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76% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2020

Expert review by : Edward Chester (

Sony Xperia Ion


First Look: Sony gets in the LTE, 12 megapixel game.

All told the Xperia Ion doesn't quite manage to wow us, but it's certainly a very capable handset that is sure to be a sound investment when it arrives in the Spring.

Jan, 2012

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (

Sony Xperia Ion pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint


The Sony Ericsson Xperia Ion, or should that be Sony Xperia Ion, is a 4.6-inch display touting Android smartphone coming to AT&T in the US. Launched at

Jan, 2012

Expert review by : Raymond Lau (

Hands-on: Sony shows off Xperia ion in Singapore, no sticker price yet


Sony on Wednesday unveiled a range of smartphones for the region, with the new Xperia ion standing at its vanguard.

Sony isn’t talking prices yet, but we’ll let you know as soon as they do.

Jun, 2012

Expert review by (

Sony Xperia Ion


The Xperia Ion made its official debut at CES in January, and was billed as a US exclusive. However, Sony has since confirmed that the handset will be landing on UK soil - minus its support for LTE speeds.

This is good news for those of you after a Sony-branded high-end smartphone, as despite touting a near identical design to its Xperia S sibling, the Ion touts a whopping 4.6-inch 1280 x 720 Reality Display. The top-end specs don't stop there, as you'll...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : Matt Chapman (

Sony Xperia Ion review: first look


The latest Sony Xperia phone may have lost the word Ericsson from its title, thanks to some rebranding by the company, but it has also gained a lot in return.

Expert review by : Jeffrey Van Camp (

Sony Xperia Ion Review


The Xperia Ion is not a bad handset, but it does feel about six months old.

The Xperia Ion is not a bad handset, but it does feel about six months old. This is likely because it was at the Consumer Electronics Show. Many things have changed since then, but the processor and operating system on the Ion have not. This phone runs...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : GSMArena team (

Sony Xperia ion for AT&T review: US Xperiance


Sony was the talk of town during CES 2012 back in January and the Xperia ion for AT&T was among the main reasons why. Launched alongside the Xperia S, the Sony Xperia ion took the great honor of being the company's first LTE smartphone. To make the...

Quad-band GSM /GPRS/EDGE support ; Tri-band 3G with 21Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA ; Category 3 LTE network connectivity ; 4.6" 16M-color capacitive LED-backlit LCD touchscreen of 720p resolution (720 x 1280 pixels) with Sony Mobile BRAVIA engine;...

Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread out of the box doesn't cut it for a high-end device this far into 2012 ; Display has sub-par side viewing angles ; Underwhelming front touch buttons and side camera key ; Non-user replaceable battery

Let's be honest here - Sony missed a great opportunity with the Xperia ion for AT&T. Had the device hit the shelves shortly after its announcement, it would have enjoyed a flagship status and a higher price tag, along with the potential for selling in...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Joseph Volpe (

Sony Xperia Ion review: an Android handset with a split personality


They say absence makes the heart grow fonder. But that adage, such a truism when applied to interpersonal relationships, doesn't quite carry the same

Gorgeous 720p display ; HDMI out experience is intuitive ; Battery life holds up well under daily usage

Build makes for uncomfortable fit, in hand ; Inconsistent LTE speeds ; Ships with outdated Snapdragon S3 processor and Android Gingerbread

Sony's Xperia Ion is a dependable device that heavily plays up HD, but falters with a mix of old and new specs.

Jun, 2012

Expert review by : Armando Rodriguez (

Sony Xperia Ion Review: Great Display and Camera, Old Software


The Sony Xperia Ion ($99 with a new two-year contract on AT&T) is an Android phone with exceptional hardware: It has a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, a 12-megapixel camera, and a massive high-resolution display powered by Sony's own Bravia display engine....

Great looking screen ; Takes above average pictures

Ships running an old OS ; Navigation buttons don't always work

The Sony Xperia Ion sounds impressive on paper, but has a few shortcomings that keep it from being on top.

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Nathan Olivarez-Giles (

Review: Sony Xperia Ion


Sony's first non-Ericsson smartphone has a nice camera, a quality screen, and a unique feature that makes it a fine device for enjoying streaming media...

Sony delivers a flagship-worthy CPU, display and camera at a mid-range 0 price point. Quality materials make the phone feel durable. Nice touchscreen display. Hooking it up to an HDTV launches a minimalist, big-screen-friendly interface

Has all the personality of a Ford Taurus. Outdated, clunky design. It runs last year’s operating system (Gingerbread? Really?), making the whole experience feel behind the times

Jun, 2012