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A trimmed-down version of the Bond phone or a remake of the Xperia Arc, the Sony Xperia J knows looks are important to reasonable spenders, too, and doesn't get carried away with the level of equipment. What it offers over a very similarly equipped Sony Xperia miro is a bigger and higher-res screen, which sure sounds like the right thing to get users interested. On top of that, the Xperia J has borrowed design cues from the current flagship and an old-time favorite, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc. So, although Sony has pretty good coverage of the low-to-midrange market, the Xperia J is easily an attention-grabber. You may have lost count of all the Xperia droids released over the past year - less than a year actually, which is quite impressive - but the Xperia J isn't likely to slip under your radar if you're on the market for an affordable smartphone. The J is a sensible package with an important advantage over similarly equipped and similarly priced competitors. No deals are perfect in this price range, which on the other hand is brimming with offerings, so the Xperia J will have to consistently show the right attitude. Sony gave the screen and design probably its best shot within the budget but there's more to a smartphone than that.
Everyone knows James Bond is rocking an Xperia T on his top secret missions these days, but what if you can't afford Sony's top-tier smart phone? What if you still want that secret-agent vibe whenever your other half calls asking you to pick up some milk on your way home from work? Sony has clearly anticipated this quandary, hence the release of the Xperia J -- the T's little brother. The Xperia J has a 1GHz single-core Snapdragon processor and is running Google's Android operating system, version 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich. It's possible to pick up the Xperia J on a monthly contract for around £16, while a pay as you go version will set you back around £150. If you simply cannot resist the allure of the Xperia T but don't have the bank account of a serial casino winner, you might assume the copycat Xperia J is a safe bet. Aside from a few cosmetic differences and a smaller 4-inch screen, this mid-range offering bears a startling resemblance to the handset brandished by Daniel Craig in the James Bond movie Skyfall. The back of the Xperia J curves inwards, just like the Xperia T. You shouldn't expect the same user experience from this cheaper alternative, however.
The Sony Xperia J is the smaller and cheaper brother to James Bond's Xperia T, but don't expect to find this handset mingling with scantily clad women - the Xperia J is far more reserved, less flamboyant, happier to stay out of the limelight and just get on with life without frenzied car chases through the French Riviera.There's a less flamboyant price as well, with the Sony Xperia J setting you back a manageable 175 (around $275/AU$265) SIM-free, or you can have it for free on contracts starting at as little as 13 per month on a two year deal.With that price the Xperia J is left fighting against the Orange San Diego, HTC Desire C, BlackBerry Curve 9320 and the slightly cheaper Sony Xperia Miro.Looks wise the Sony Xperia J is very similar to the Xperia T, with both handsets taking design cues from the popular Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc and Xperia Arc S.The iconic arched back of the Xperia J is the strongest nod to the past Sony Ericsson handsets, and provides a unique design which we found pleasing to the eye.This also means that the Sony Xperia J sits nicely in the palm, and at 124g we reckon it's pretty spot on in terms of weight, with a perfect balance in the hand and its slender 124.3 x 61.2 x 9.2 mm chassis is certainly not overbearing.
Sony has a good track record for delivering decent mid-range Android smartphones at very competitive price points, and the Xperia J is the latest handset to join the party. Its 4-inch display and beefy battery are among the features that make it stand out, at least when comparing specs sheets with alternative offerings. A 1GHz processor, a 5-megapixel camera, and a VGA front-facing snapper are also in stock, meaning that the Sony Xperia J could be a bargain hunter's dream handset. But how does the smartphone perform in reality? Well, there's only one way to find out so let's fire it up and put the J through its paces.As one would expect from a smartphone situated in the lower mid-range category, plastic is the predominant material that the Sony Xperia J is made of. The device's front side looks quite plain and boring, but its curved back side is a lot funkier and easily makes the handset stand out. With its matte finish, the smartphone's battery cover is extremely resistant to fingerprints, all the while providing enough grip, thus allowing us to comfortably hold and operate the device with a single hand. With the Sony Xperia J you get a pair of notification lights.
James Bond gets to play with the Sony Xperia T in Skyfall, but if you're not quite in Mr Bond's league, how about checking out the T's little brother, the Xperia J? The latest Xperia handsets all have a similar look and feature a reverse with a soft touch that makes them nice to hold. The gentle curve on the back also means they fit nicely into the hand. The Xperia J weighs about the same as its bigger brother, but has a neater chassis, with a stretched 4in display that sits in the middle of a glass panel. Sitting below the screen is a trio of touch-sensitive buttons for Home, Back and Menu – unlike the Xperia T, which has done away with its exterior keys in favour of onscreen ones. Above the screen sits the front-facing camera lens. The Xperia J also has a removable back, which when prised off allows the user access to the battery, along with the Micro SD memory cards slots and SIM card. The back is trimmed with a metallic bar that makes it feel quite solid. The volume and power controls can be found on the right side of the handset, while the left is where you'll see the Micro USB slot, which links the phone up to a computer and is also the port for charging. For some reason, Sony seems to linger around older versions of operating systems.
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