Specs summary


The Sony Xperia J's screen is 4 inches with 480 x 854 pixels resolution.


There is a Qualcomm MSM7227A Single core 1 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system (OS).

5+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with VGA (640 x 480) resolution.

4 GB

Internal memory is 4 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1750 mAh battery. Sony's performance ratings are 26 days standby time, 336 minutes (2G), 438 minutes (3G).

If you’re a die-hard Sony fan, go right ahead, but know that there are better options out there.

- The Gadget Show team , The Gadget Show 

Sony's latest entry-level phone offering gives you a sleek design, a 5 MP rear camera, smart illuminations for your notifications, and — the best part of all — long battery life.

- Dan Evans , Android Authority 

Reviews (5.5/10 Avg. rating)


A good buy and offers strong technicalities

from TelecomTiger
The Xperia J from Sony is a great phone in Xperia series and will satisfy one with its features, technicalities and pre installed applications. This is a one of the good mid range smartphone of these days. But, few more advancements could have made it the best among others. Like its 512 MB RAM can be questionable to many and we also wonder why Sony is stick to 512 only. Atleast 756 MB RAM should be offered in their phones. Otherwise, this is a handsome phone for daily use... Full review

It is seriously let down by very poor speed and jerky performance

from ITProPortal
The Sony Xperia J is good in the looks department, and has some strong points on the features front including a couple of neat widgets and good battery life. But it is seriously let down by very poor speed and jerky performance. The promised upgrade from Android 4.0 to 4.1 might solve the problem, but I’m not sure I’d be happy to take a punt on that... Full review
The Gadget Show

Sony’s smartphone hardware is starting to feel a little lacklustre

from The Gadget Show
Sadly, the Sony Xperia J’s just not worth your time in late 2012: top notch phones that came out earlier this year, like the HTC One X and One S - and even last year’s Samsung Galaxy S2 - are around the same price on contract, and much more powerful, and easy on the eye. If you’re a die-hard Sony fan, go right ahead, but know that there are better options out there... Full review
Android Authority

A sleek design, a 5 MP rear camera, smart illuminations for your notifications, and long battery life

from Android Authority
Though the Xperia J may have a nice screen, good battery life and good sound, its processing performance and camera quality leave a lot to be desired. If you’re looking for a phone that can last a long time, then the Xperia J might be worth considering, but if you browse the Internet a lot, use heavy apps, or want to take pictures on the go, I recommend that you look the other way... Full review

The device has a decent battery life and a good-looking display, but that's pretty much it

from PhoneArena
Don't even bother, guys. We know that the Sony Xperia J seems like a worthy pick, especially since it carries a very reasonable price tag, but chances are you'll be disappointed by what you'll get in exchange. For a lower mid-range smartphone, the device has a decent battery life and a good-looking display, but that's pretty much it. The sub-par performance is really the deal breaker in this case, so our advise is to start looking for an alternative... Full review

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Full Specs

Release date August 29, 2012
Regions available USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Asia, Europe
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
850/1900/2100 MHz
SIM Card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

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Processor Qualcomm MSM7227A Single core 1 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
4 GB
RAM 512 MB
Digital compass Yes
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.63 W/kg
Body: 0.5 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1750 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time 510 minutes
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time No
Talk Time Up to:
336 minutes (2G)
438 minutes (3G)
Standby Time Up to: 26 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Black, Gold, Pink, White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 12.4 x 6.1 x 0.9 cm
(4.9 x 2.4 x 0.4 in)
Weight 124 grams
(4.4 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 480 x 854 pixels
Pixel Density 245 pixels
Size 4 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Wallpapers
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen, Scratch-resistant
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical Keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML, HTML 5
Browser Google Android
Javascript Yes
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging Services SMS, MMS, IM (Google Talk)
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 5+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom 4x digital
Flash Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info Auto focus, Geotagging, Image stabilization, Panorama, Self-timer, White balance, Exposure value, Metering, Scenes
Video Recording Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters VGA (640 x 480 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera  
Resolution VGA (640 x 480)
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info Self-portrait
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, MP4, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, AMR-WB, WAV, M4A, OGG, AMR-NB
Radio Yes (FM/RDS)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
Notepad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed (Facebook, Google Play, YouTube, NeoReader)
Included Software / Apps No
Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): Sony ST26a

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