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Sony Xperia J Gets Hands on Treatment Ahead of IFA Announcement

The very lucky guys of Mobile Review have had some quality time with the yet unannounced Sony Xperia J, that they took for a spin ahead of its IFA announcement next week. The Xperia J is supposed to be an entry level device, with 3 capacitive buttons, native Ice Cream Sandwich and a 4 inch display.

The handset offers a 1 GHz Snapdragon MSM7227a processor, 512 MB of RAM, a 5 megapixel camera and a 4 inch 854 x 480 pixel display. We’re dealing with an elongated phone here, that will arrive in a variety of colors. This model is very similar to the Sony LT30p Mint, but it uses cheaper materials and gets rids of some of the higher end features. Mobile Review calls the device “well built” and says that the screen is comfortable for most users and applications. Sadly the display settings don’t impress and viewing angles are underwhelming.

Also, the screen is not too bright and suffers from glare. The battery is a 1700 mAh unit, that gives you about a day of heavy use, apparently. With moderate use, it can even reach two days. It’s a pity we have only 512MB of RAM, with only 380 MB available after loading and at least 170 MB used constantly for various tasks. You’ll learn more in the preview here.