XSTIG: Sony Xperia V

Sony Mobile is again on a roll for new smartphones and one of their best ones comes with resistance with water and dust! We can say its a tough smartphone with an elegant design, presenting the Sony Xperia V!

This smartphone will be available in the country this month exclusively with Smart Communications  Plus this is the first LTE phone in the country that is water and dust resistant. These are just some of the features of the new Sony Xperia V. And we all know that there are still a handful of LTE compatible devices in the market which Sony Mobile provides with this phone. With the speed of LTE expanding in the country, it pays to have LTE connection that will provide uninterrupted internet connection.

In the launch, we saw the phone being dipped several times in a bowl of water. Even while playing a video it still keeps on functioning without seeing a glitch or getting short circuited. And no, I will never do that to my phones, unless its the Xperia V. We also tested the speed of the LTE by streaming a video from youtube, and yes it was Gangnam style without buffering!

Sony Xperia V, the country’s first water-resistant LTE smartphone, promises superfast data connection 
Superfast data connection through LTE
Features highest level of water resistance in slim 8.5-mm design
Maximizes battery life with Battery STAMINA Mode
Sony’s best 13-megapixel HD camera with Exmor R for mobile

Sony is introducing the country’s first water- and dust resistant LTE smartphone, the Sony Xperia V. The much-anticipated handset will be offered in partnership with Smart Communications LTE subscription plans starting December 21.

The Xperia V is one of the first LTE smartphones to launch in the Philippines, enabling a turbo-charged experience of the Internet.  The smartphone supports download speeds of up to 100 Mbps, perfect for video streaming, online gaming and various downloads in a snap.  Users will be able to download apps and huge files in seconds, and enjoy online videos without buffering.  As a PlayStation-certified smartphone, the Xperia V further enhances real-time mobile gaming.

“The Xperia V is also the first water-and dust-resistant LTE smartphone to launch worldwide.  As our other handset models have shown, water resistance has become a sought-after feature in mobile phones, and Sony has been at the forefront of this trend,” said Patrick Larraga, Head of Mobile Business of Sony Philippines.  The Xperia V is now the fourth water-resistant handset from Sony, and is rated at IP55/IP57 based on the international-standard IP Rating Scale.  

“Smart is proud to offer a truly unique LTE smartphone in the Philippines, just months after introducing the country’s first commercial LTE service,” said Smart Wireless Consumer Division Head Emmanuel C. Lorenzana.  “With help from our partners at Sony, we are one step closer to bringing the power of next-generation mobile Internet into the hands of even more Filipinos,” Lorenzana said.

The Xperia V has numerous exciting features including a 13-megapixel fast capture HD camera with Exmor R for mobile.  This Sony technology allows users to capture bright still images and video even in low light conditions.  With High Dynamic Range, the camera can more accurately capture scenes even against harsh backlight. The Xperia V also supports 1080 full HD video recording for sharper videos.  An excellent viewing experience is guaranteed on its 4.3-inch HD Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2.  

Through the WALKMAN application, users can activate Sony’s ClearAudio+ mode and enjoy music the way it was meant to be heard.  One can also use it to access music their Facebook friends have liked.

As an NFC (near field communication) device, the Xperia V lets users instantaneously access music and photos across other NFC-enabled Sony devices.  This “one-touch” wireless connection works without having to pair with another device.  The Xperia V, for example, can stream music wirelessly to an NFC-enabled speaker like the upcoming Sony SRS-BTV5. 

With such powerful functionality, the Xperia V also comes with Sony’s unique Battery STAMINA Mode, a feature that can increase standby time up to 4 times more.   Developed specifically to address consumer demand for longer smartphone battery life, this extended standby mode works intelligently in the background by temporarily disabling WiFi, data traffic and apps when the screen is on sleep mode.  Calls, messaging functions and notifications will still work.  When the screen is touched again, all functions go back up.  

“Battery STAMINA Mode is easy to use and offers more savings than other similar power saving apps today.  There are actually no comparable apps on Google Play since they cannot change the Android system.  Battery STAMINA Mode is achieved via deeper integration into the Android OS. This allows Xperia V users to enjoy more hours on the fastest LTE connection available,” explained Larraga.

The Xperia V will be available in black and white colors.

 Product Details

Xperia V key features: 
4.3” HD Reality Display powered by the Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 for razor sharp clarity
13 MP fast capture camera with full HD video recording.
Latest generation 1.5GHz dual core processor for improved battery life, fast performance and ultra sharp graphics
LTE for the fastest data download speeds (in markets where technology is available)
Easy connectivity with One-touch ‘One-touch’ enabled by NFC
Clear audio+ for the highest level of sound quality
PlayStation™ Certified 
Android version 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich). Will be upgraded to Android version 4.1 (Jelly Bean) following launch. Detailed timing to follow
Highest levels of dust and water resistance in a smartphone (IP55/57+) ensure protection from the effects of immersion up to 1m for 30 minutes 
MHL connectivity for viewing content on a big screen without the need for a charger
Available in Black and White colours

For more information, images and videos please visit: www.sonymobile.com/pressreleases 
Xperia V
Colours Black
Facts Size: 129 x 65 x 10.7 mm 
Weight: 120 grams

Operating system: Google™ Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Processor: 1.5 GHz Qualcomm MSM8960 Dual Core

  • 3D Sweep Panorama
  • 13 megapixel camera
  • 16x digital zoom
  • Auto focus
  • Face detection
  • Flash/Photo light
  • Flash/Photo flash
  • Front-facing camera (VGA)
  • Geotagging
  • HD video recording (1080p)
  • Image stabiliser
  • Red-eye reduction
  • Self-timer
  • Send to web
  • Smile detection
  • Sony Exmor R™ for mobile image sensor
  • HDR
  • Superior Auto
  • Sweep Multi Angle
  • Touch focus
  • Video light
  • Video recording

  • Album art
  • Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)
  • Clear Audio+
  • Clear bass
  • Clear stereo
  • Manual equalizer
  • Music Player
  • TrackID™ music recognition
  • “WALKMAN” application
  • xLoud™ Experience

  • Bookmarks
  • Google Play™
  • Google™ search
  • Google Voice™ Search
  • Google Maps™ for Mobile with Navigation, Places and Latitude ™
  • NeoReader™ barcode scanner
  • Pan & zoom
  • Web browser (WebKit™)
  • Call list
  • Facebook™ application
  • Google Talk™ application
  • Noise suppression
  • Xperia™ Timescape™
  • Xperia™ with Facebook™
  • Speakerphone
  • Twitter™ (Timescape™ integration)


  • Conversations
  • Email
  • Google Mail™
  • Messaging
  • Multimedia messaging (MMS)
  • Predictive text input
  • Sound recorder
  • Text messaging (SMS)

  • Auto rotation
  • Gesture input
  • Gyroscope
  • HD Reality Display with Sony
  • Mobile BRAVIA® Engine 2
  • On-screen QWERTY keyboard
  • Dustproof (IP5X) and Water resistant (IPX5/7)
  • Screenshot capturing
  • Wallpaper
  • 3D Album
  • 3D games
  • Media browser
  • Motion gaming
  • PlayStation® Certified
  • Radio (FM radio with RDS)
  • Sony Entertainment Network
  • TV launcher
  • Video streaming
  • YouTube™

  • Airplane mode
  • Alarm clock
  • Calculator
  • Calendar
  • Contacts
  • Document readers
  • eCompass™
  • Infinite button
  • Notes
  • OfficeSuite
  • Setup guide
  • Stopwatch
  • Tasks
  • Timer

  • 3.5 mm audio jack (CTIA)
  • aGPS
  • Bluetooth™ wireless technology
  • DLNA Certified®
  • Media Go™
  • Media Transfer Protocol support
  • MHL
  • Micro USB support
  • Native USB tethering
  • NFC
  • PC Companion
  • Synchronisation via Facebook™
  • Synchronisation via SyncML™
  • Synchronisation via Google™
  • Synchronisation with computer
  • Synchronisation via Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync®
  • USB High speed 2.0 support
  • Wi-Fi®
  • Wi-Fi® Hotspot functionality
  • 4.3” 720p HD Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine2
  • 1280 x 720 pixels
  • 16,777,216 colour TFT
  • Shatter proof sheet on scratch-resistant glass
Memory Flash memory: Up to 8 GB*
Memory card support: microSD™, up to 32GB

* Memory comprises 1.2 GB of firmware, 2 GB of “Phone memory” for downloaded applications, and about 3.7 GB of “Internal storage” for music, pictures and movies, and some application data.

Networks UMTS HSPA+ 850 (Band V), 900 (Band VIII), 2100 (Band I) GSM EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900
LTE Band I, Band III, Band V, Band VII 

Battery life Talk time (GSM): Up to 7 hours**
Standby time (GSM): Up to 300 hours**
Talk time (UMTS): Up to 7 hours**
Standby time (UMTS): Up to 400 hours**
Standby time (LTE): Up to 270 hours**

Music listening time: Up to 18 hours**
Video playback time: Up to 4 hours**

**According to GSM Association Battery Life Measurement Technique. Battery performance may vary depending on network conditions and configurations, and phone usage.

In the kit Xperia™ V, 1750 mAh battery, charger, micro USB cable for charging, synchronisation and file transfer, and user documentation

Sony “make.believe” and Bravia are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony Corporation. “PlayStation is a registered trademark or a trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Xperia is a trademark or registered trademark of Sony Mobile Communications AB. Android™ is a trademark of Google Inc. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are property of their respective owners. 

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