Operating system
Android
Processor
1.5 GHz
Screen Size
4.3"
Camera
13+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


GSMArena

We're obviously reviewing the Xperia V at a time when the eyes of the Sony faithful are set elsewhere. It's been a year since the Japanese went solo and, although they've blown hot and cold thus far, they seem to have found their pace. With a couple of full-HD five-inchers, Sony is ahead of some of...

- GSMArena Team, GSMArena
Android Authority

I have to say that while much of what makes smartphones top-tier devices might not be included in the Sony Xperia V, there is an aspect to this phone I cannot deny – it is damn fun to use. From the looks alone, you are already getting a feeling of style from the Xperia V, and with its great ca...

- Joshua Vergara, Android Authority


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Sony released the Xperia V on December 5, 2012.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Sony Xperia V user manual here.


Sony backs up the Xperia V with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
4.3"

The Sony Xperia V's screen size is 4.3 inches with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.5 GHz

There is a Qualcomm MSM8960 Dual core 1.5 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (Update Available: 4.3 Jelly Bean) operating system (OS).

Camera
13+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 13+ megapixel camera.

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

Storage
8 GB

Internal memory is 8 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1750mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1750 mAh battery. Sony's performance ratings are 17 days standby time, 420 minutes.

Xperia V Specs

Overview
Release date December 5, 2012
Regions available USA
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/2100 MHz
LTE:
2100 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Micro-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (Update Available: 4.3 Jelly Bean)

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Processor Qualcomm MSM8960 Dual core 1.5 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 8 GB
RAM 1 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.95 W/kg
Body: 0.91 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1750 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Up to: 240 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 420 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 17 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 13.0 x 6.6 x 1.0 cm (5.1 x 2.6 x 0.4 in)
Weight 120 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design Yes
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels
Pixel density 342 pixels
Size 4.3 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, 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 No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, Google Talk
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support Yes
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
13+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
16x digital
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Face detection, Geotagging, ISO, Image stabilization, Panorama, Red-eye reduction, Exposure value, HDR, Metering, Scenes
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, AVI
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Front Camera
Resolution
VGA (640 x 480)
Zoom
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, AVI
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
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, XLS
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed (Google Play, NeoReader, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube)
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Sony LT25i

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Critic Reviews


GSMArena

More durable than your average smartphone without looking like an army bot

We're obviously reviewing the Xperia V at a time when the eyes of the Sony faithful are set elsewhere. It's been a year since the Japanese went solo and, although they've blown hot and cold thus far, they seem to have found their pace. With a couple of full-HD five-inchers, Sony is ahead of some of their top rivals. Not bad for a year's work....

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We're obviously reviewing the Xperia V at a time when the eyes of the Sony faithful are set elsewhere. It's been a year since the Japanese went solo and, although they've blown hot and cold thus far, they seem to have found their pace. With a couple of full-HD five-inchers, Sony is ahead of some of their top rivals. Not bad for a year's work.

And what about the Xperia V? Long story short, it is the water-proof version of the soon-to-be-ex-flagship and it will most likely interest users who have a use for an IP57-certified handset and who wouldn't overspend on a smartphone, state-of-the-art five-inch full-HD touchscreen or not.

This isn't a particularly bad situation to be in. The Xperia V is more durable than the Bond phone and looks not a bit worse. It's got all the value-adding features that Sony has at the top shelf: a 13MP camera with 1080p video recording, the custom Album app, the Walkman player. Half the built-in storage of the Xperia T and a lower-res front camera are not things we'd complain about. After all, the Xperia V is supposed to be the more durable and slightly less expensive version of the flagship.

To add insult to injury, Sony still has the Xperia V waiting for Jelly Bean. It could really be a matter of weeks now, but that's still worse than what most of its competitors got.

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Android Authority

Has a very nice, sleek look and provides a nice usage experience

from Android Authority

I have to say that while much of what makes smartphones top-tier devices might not be included in the Sony Xperia V, there is an aspect to this phone I cannot deny – it is damn fun to use. From the looks alone, you are already getting a feeling of style from the Xperia V, and with its great camera and expandable memory, the possibilities for a media and photography person like me are quite endless....

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I have to say that while much of what makes smartphones top-tier devices might not be included in the Sony Xperia V, there is an aspect to this phone I cannot deny – it is damn fun to use. From the looks alone, you are already getting a feeling of style from the Xperia V, and with its great camera and expandable memory, the possibilities for a media and photography person like me are quite endless.

It might not have the most updated Android OS or even have an interface that is completely unique, but the Xperia V totally makes up for these shortcomings by excelling in a number of other ways. And you have to admit, there is something really cool about knowing your phone can withstand a dip in a glass of water, a fish bowl, or even a pool. Those with butterfingers might truly appreciate a phone that can withstand some clumsy falls into puddles or spills on countertops.

All in all, I have to give the Xperia V a lot of credit for reminding me how good Sony can be at creating phones. This isn’t even the James Bond phone that many people are raging about, but I am just as jazzed about the V as they are. The camera reminds me of the days when I’d look at the new Sony Ericsson Cybershot phones and feel a lot of phone envy, the design is almost quintessentially Sony and is nothing short of sleek and stylish, and thus the overall package is definitely worth a look alongside our current Android champions.

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