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Review: Sony Xperia Ion for AT&T

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Jun 24, 2012, 8:30 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

AT&T's latest LTE 4G smartphones comes from Sony Mobile. The Xperia Ion offers a great display and excellent camera, but stumbles through some other key features. Find out which they are in Phone Scoop's full review.

Sony's latest Android phone is the Ion for AT&T. It bears the important distinction of being the first U.S. phone to be branded "Sony" rather than Sony Ericsson. It's also Sony's first LTE 4G effort for the U.S. and offers a new content store from Sony. Has Sony finally assembled all the pieces it needs for the Ion to stand apart on the crowded shelves in AT&T stores? Nearly.

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Riot_Act

Jun 25, 2012, 10:36 PM

What happened with Philip Berne?

In the last few months all the reviews I've read have been written by Eric.
What happened to the other guy?
Riot_Act said:
In the last few months all the reviews I've read have been written by Eric.
What happened to the other guy?


Things you don't say when the current guy is doing a fine job.
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Jellz

Jun 24, 2012, 6:33 PM

No LTE on/off switch

This is really starting to bum me out. Living in an LTE city, the battery can leech away when I'm not even using my phone. My only options are LTE on or data completely off.

And it's something that's possible! The iPad 4G has an LTE on/off switch, and I love that.

Why aren't phone manufacturers doing that? Do you think any phones do? Are you aware of any that do for AT&T?
Well, on the bright side you should be able to turn it off anyways using something along the lines of a widget. Like, an LTE on/off widget. I don't know for sure though, I'm only speculating because I know that a lot of widgets or apps can actually di...
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exibitsman

Jun 24, 2012, 5:16 PM

ics update?

Sad I would consider buying this device if it is going to get ICS update.99$ great price if I wait 4 to 6 weeks it will 49:99$.
exibitsman said:
Sad I would consider buying this device if it is going to get ICS update.99$ great price if I wait 4 to 6 weeks it will 49:99$.


Gizmodo ripped Sony for putting Gingerbread on this handset. I've gott...
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