I've been receiving tons of inquiries about this handset ever since it was unveiled by Sony Mobile alongside Sony Xperia J and TX last August 29 in Berlin.
"When is it arriving in the Philippines?", "How much will it cost?", "What are some of its key features?"; The TP Mailbox is flooded with such questions about Sony Xperia V.
And for good reason.
It's both handsome and powerful; The perfect combination.
For those who've been religiously feeding their piggy banks with folded bills to have enough funds to get Sony Xperia V, be prepared to finally break it either this Christmas or by New Year's.
Sony Mobile had the smartphone on display at the company's early Christmas Party Yuletide product exhibit at Resorts World Manila last Wednesday, which gave the media a hint that it's only a matter of weeks now before consumer can finally get hold of the 4.3-inch Dual Core Krait powered Sony Xperia V.
Flaunting a monster 13 MegaPixel autofocus camera with back-lit sensor and LED flash and supporting ultra-fast 4G LTE mobile connection speeds, Sony Xperia V flaunts a curved design that's kinda similar to that of Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc. Oh, if it only it had a more powerful front-facing camera and a bigger battery, it would have been near perfect in my book.
In other territories, Sony Xperia V comes with official price tag of 499 Euros or roughly Php 25,000 with current conversion. Sony Mobile Philippines hasn't really given word on the official SRP of the handset but I'm expecting its price to start at roughly that amount.
|Name||Sony Xperia V|
|Type||Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen)|
|Price Category||Upper Midrange|
|Dimensions||129 x 65 x 10.7 mm|
|Available Colors||Black, White, Pink|
|Operating System||Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich|
|Display||4.3 inches (~342 ppi pixel density), 720 x 1280 pixels, TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Processor||Dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait, Adreno 225 GPU, Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon chipset|
|RAM/ROM||1 GB RAM|
|Camera||13 MegaPixels, 4128 x 3096 pixels with autofocus and LED flash, VGA front camera|
|Video Capture||Full HD 1080p 30 frames per second|
|Audio and Video Playback||MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV/MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV player|
|Ports||microUSB v2.0 TV-out (via MHL A/V link), 3.5 mm audio jack|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, EDR, 3G HSDPA, 4G LTE|
|Network||2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, 3G Network HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100, 4G LTE 800 / 850 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600|
|Internal Storage||8 GB, expandable via microSD, supports up to 32GB|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity, Gyroscope|
|Battery||Li-Ion 1750 mAh|
|Uptime||Standby of up to 400 hours, Talk time of up to 7 hours, 18 hours of music play|
|Value-Added Features||Timescape UI, Mobile Bravia Engine, Premium design|
|Announcement||In the Philippines: Q4 2012|
|Price||TP Guesstimate: Php 25,000 - Php 26,000|