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December 13, 2012

Sony announces Xperia V LTE

Sony Mobile Philippines has just announced today the Xperia V – a water resistant Android smartphone with LTE support powered by Smart.

Sony Xperia V LTE

We reported last week that Smart is taking pre-orders of the Sony Xperia V, now it is officially launched and will be available exclusively from the said telco. Like mentioned before, the Xperia V is water-resistant, dust-proof, LTE-enabled with a 13-megapixel Sony Exmor R camera, and large 4.3” screen running on the Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2. Plus, with improved power management through Battery Stamina Mode.

Xperia V_water

Sony Xperia V LTE hands-on:

At first glance, the Xperia V has an exterior look that resembles other Xperia smartphones currently available in the market but with a more edgy design. On the front is the 4.3-inch HD display, earpiece, VGA front-facing camera and ambient light sensor. On the left is the microUSB port hidden by a plastic panel and dock ports. On the right is a small volume rocker, power/ lock button and provision for a wrist strap. Right on top is the headset jack while at the bottom is the microphone. Flip it on its back and you see the 13 megapixel camera with LED flash, another microphone for video recording and speaker grill.

Xperia V_ps

The overall design of the body looks like it’s made of three different pieces put together. The upper part is of glossy plastic, the middle part or surrounding body has a chrome finish, while the rear is of non-glossy plastic. When held the device feels light but plasticky. It kinda makes you doubt that it’s dust proof and water resistant. Check out our quick hands-on and Smart LTE speed test in the video below:

Sony Xperia V LTE specs:
4.3” HD display @342ppi w/ Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2
1.5GHz dual-core MSM8960 Snapdragon processor
Adreno 225
1GB RAM
8GB internal storage
Expandable up to 32GB via Micro-SD
13MP autofocus camera w/ LED Flash
1080p video recording @30fps
VGA Front-facing camera
DC-HSDPA 42Mbps, LTE 100Mbps
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, dual-band
Bluetooth 4.0
NFC
GPS w/ aGPS support, GLONASS
1750mAh Li-Ion battery
Dustproof (IP5X) and Water resistant (IPX5/7)
Android 4.0 upgradable to Jelly bean
Weight: 120g
Dimension: 129 x 65 x 10.7mm

The Sony Xperia V LTE will be available in the SMART 1500 LTE subscription plan for a limited period starting December 21, 2012 until end of first week of January 2013, after which it will be free on data plan 2000. In the open channels, the phone will cost around Php27,000.

Part of the limited promo is unlimited data until end of January 2013 then a 1.5GB data cap will be implemented on LTE starting February.


11 Responses to “Sony announces Xperia V LTE”

  1. Enya says:

    Bat sabi sa Smart website, available na sa Dec.18 tapos free gang Jan.31.

  2. Ghosthunter says:

    1.5GB data cap is an insult to mobile subscribers. Why should anyone get an expensive handset to access the LTE frequency then only limited to 1.5gb a month?

    WTF?!?

  3. Jay
    Twitter: westeros_j
    says:

    1.5 gig of cap? heck! it’s just 2 days of my normal work consumption, and 5 days of my mobile internet use(excluding video streaming). Ano ba yan! It’s very useless to have a fast internet connection, if patikim lang pala lahat! Para kang pina-DILA sa mamahaling cie cream for a price. heck!

  4. Marnelle Jalandoon says:

    Very interested in getting this handset just to see all the hype is about LTE. being IP57 is an added plus, although I can expect that the battery will be the second problem

  5. chris says:

    1.5gb cap is not true. tried and tested. that is just a piece of paper that you need to sign.

  6. Nikko says:

    Kelan po namin pwede mabili ung handset sa smart or kelan po yan lalabas sa local store :) thanks sana po masagot ninyo ang query na to :)

  7. Nikko says:

    Kelan po namin pwede mabili ung handset sa smart or kelan po yan lalabas sa local store :) thanks sana po masagot ninyo ang query na to thanks :)

  8. anthony says:

    yang sony xperia na yan mura na kaya yan.. meron sa trinoma 21k lang yan.. tpos sa megamol nga nkita ko rin sa isang store 19,900 lang..27K baka nung una pang labas yang presyo.

    • anthony says:

      oo nga pala kaya nga 27k yan kasi ngayon lang tlga ilalabas sa market yan.. ibang store kc nakapagorder na sila nung lumabas sa market sa ibang bansa, kaya siguro mura sa ibang store ngayon

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