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August 13, 2012

Sony Xperia Acro S hands-on, first impressions

Announced back in May, the Xperia Acro S is Sony’s version of the Xperia S but with a semi-armored chassis for weather proofing.

The box comes with the usual accessories — charging cable, earphones, additional earbuds, wall charger; and a cradle which you don’t normally get with a new purchase of a handset (the last one I’ve seen one is with the HTC Rhyme).

The look and feel of the Acro S is very similar to the Xperia Ion but the hardware specification is closer to the Xperia S.

The Xperia Acro S features a scratch-resistant, mineral glass display with wet finger tracking. It is also passed the IP55 and IP57 Ratings for dust and water resistance. That means you can submerge this unit under water (1m deep) for at most 30 minutes, just like the Xperia Go.

Since it’s water-resistant, there are no open ports on the handset and everything else is sealed or locked — every connectivity ports are protected with a rubber stopper.

Sony Xperia Acro S LT26w specs:
• 4.3-inch HD Reality Display @ 720p, 1280×720 pixels, 342ppi
• Qualcomm MSM8260 Snapdragon 1.5GHz dual core processor
• Mobile BRAVIA Engine
• Adreno 220 GPU
• 1GB RAM
• 16GB internal storage
• up to 32GB via microSD
• WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA
• Bluetooth 2.1 w/ EDR
• NFC support
• FM Radio tuner
• GPS w/ aGPS support, GLONASS
• 12MP autofocus rear camera, LED flash
• 1.3 front-facing camera
• PlayStation Certified
• HDMI port
• 1080p full HD video recording, 720p HD front camera
• Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich
• Li-Ion 1910mAh battery
• 126 x 66 x 11.9mm (dimension)
• 147 grams (weight)

You can read our full review of the Sony Xperia S here as well as the Xperia Go and just wait ’til we do our usual stress-test of the Xperia Acro S in the final review.

The handset is sold in limited stocks (available in pink) over at Widget City for Php24,350 (see listing here).


20 Responses to “Sony Xperia Acro S hands-on, first impressions”

  1. wilmer says:

    Only ICS???!
    Better think twice before getting his phone because no JB upgrade coming from Sony..

    • paolo
      Twitter: OdeiraOloap
      says:

      What makes you so sure that this phone will not be getting Jelly Bean?

      P.S.: Want Jelly Bean? Get a Nexus.

    • Niknik says:

      Spell misinformed…. LOL This is a 2012 model IT WILL DEFINITELY GET A JB.

  2. Bob
    Twitter: bobbyjonc
    says:

    One of my highly-anticipated phones this year. I’ll wait for YugaTech’s review, and if Sony will give this away to readers too after Xperia P. :p

  3. arnel says:

    Please do a review…please do a review!

  4. Guest says:

    “The look and feel of the Acro S is very similar to the Xperia Ion but the hardware specification is closer to the Arc S.”

    What? The specs of Acro S are miles away from Arc S.

    • bisitalangpo says:

      Dude, ikaw ang aanga anga sa pagbasa. Sir abe wrote XPERIA S not XPERIA ARC S…. natangay ata ng habagat vision mo pre

    • Guest says:

      Dude ikaw ang aanga anga!
      Nakita mo bang naka QUOTE? As in “…”????
      Ibig sabihin kinopya yung nakatype, may naunang version nung article niya bago inedit.
      Walang alam wag na lang magcomment.

  5. wildecox says:

    Pink is power!

  6. SpiderWak says:

    ayos sana may ibang kulay

  7. Amorbana17
    Twitter: amorbana17
    says:

    Gusto ko yung white.. Parang ganda kc tingnan lalu n pag may nail polish, hehe

  8. Everlong says:

    Any info kung kelan ang official release date neto d2 sa pinas?

    • Jad says:

      widget city is already selling ‘em

    • Jaime says:

      how come in widget city there’s no package included? shouldn’t there be a headset or a wall charger? i was hoping that the xperia go in widget city would have a wrist and arm strap for the yellow one just like in the video reviews in youtube.

  9. Cristyne
    Twitter: tyneclan
    says:

    So nice.. maybe ur just only a dream.. :(

  10. Gen Randolph Flauta says:

    Finally! Now I knew it that it must be same price as the S and Ion! Thanks yugatech for revealed the price and does this Acro S is now available in Sony Xperia Stores? :)

  11. byker says:

    This phone together with Sony Xperia Go was featured in Kapuso mo, Jessica Soho. Awesome !

  12. jcgqwerty says:

    “The box comes with the usual accessories — charging cable, earphones, additional earbuds, wall charger; and a cradle which you don’t normally get with a new purchase of a handset (the last one I’ve seen one is with the HTC Rhyme).”

    Sir Abe, does widget city offer these too with the P24,350 tag price?

  13. lou09 says:

    do we have acro S pink here in the philippines? where can i buy pink?

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