Sony Xperia Ion as spotted on AT & T network in United States arrives in Japan. Xperia Acro HD SO 03D, modified version of Xperia Ion is an Android smartphone which is available on the Japan’s trusted NTT DoCoMo network. Earlier this smartphone was available for pre order booking from 2 March and was expected on sales on March 15. Exactly, from today it’s been sold at various NTT Docomo stores in Japan.
Coming to the features added to this smartphone, it comes with mobile wallet, infra red and this smartphone is waterproof and dust proof and thus receives IPX5/7 certification. This phone can withstand water up to 1 meter of depth for an about 30 minutes. Xperia Acro HD SO-03D shares a lot of similarities in specifications as that of Sony Xperia S but it has completely different chassis.
Sony has opted to provide 720p Reality display screen on the handset and powers this smartphone with 1.5 GHz dual core processor which works like charm. The phone ports are located on the side of the device with micro HDMI and micro USB port located side by side. It has 4.5 inches HD display screen with LED backlit LCD and provides 323 ppi pixel density with amazing scratch resistant glass. The phone comes with 16 GB of internal storage capacity and it ships with Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system, promised for Android 4.0 update is likely to be in quarter 2 this year.
Xperia Acro HD SO-03D will be supplied with 12 mega pixel rear camera and it comes with Sony Exmor R allowing users to take photos within 1.5 seconds from standby mode. Various functions like LED flash and auto focus with the capabilities of 1080p HD video recording provides the utmost clarity videos. It comes with 1.3 mega pixel camera on the front which can be used for video chat and video calls. Xperia Acro HD SO-03D provides the rich world class entertainment experience with Sony Entertainment Network providing unlimited access to 12 million songs and videos. This smartphone comes with PlayStation certified gaming experience on mobile.
Xperia Acro HD SO-03D NTT Docomo Price
NTT Docomo has priced Xperia Acro HD SO-03D for around 30,000 yen which converted to USD equals $ 370. This is available for a monthly payment of 2520 for 24 months or 5040 yen for 12 months with a down payment of 3,150 yen including all taxes. You can probably get more discount through the Spring Special smartphone campaign which runs until 31 March, the maximum discount you can come up with it is 20,000 yen for two years contract. In future if you want to replace the battery of this phone it will cost you 9,240 extra.