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Sony Xperia V review: Bondís wetsuit

29 January 2013 | Read the review | Post your comment
Sony Xperia V review: Bondís wetsuit - read the full textIt wonít be long before those full-HD five-inchers start stealing the show and the older Xperia generation should be preparing for life in their shadow. It doesnít mean though that the Xperia V cannot hope for a good time. We donít see why...

 

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I bought this phone the end of January 2014. Feels great to have a waterproof phone as this one, though I never try to put it under water. However, battery is the main biggest problem. If you are working outdoor, prepare for a power bank, or better, find another mobile phone.

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  • 2014-10-01 11:24
  • uCaP

Guys I'm gonna buy this phone is it good?

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  • 2014-08-22 05:49
  • tevi

why my xperia v does not have NFC smart tags then my earphones are different than the typical xperia v? my earphone is not an earbud type,is there a difference with the region where it come from?

 it is bought from UAE, I'm too confuse of it

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  • 2014-08-02 23:43
  • thgX

I only got these phone as replacement to my acro s because of motherboard failure. Good thing it is under warranty. After 9 months of using it. I still don't know if it is going to last for one year.

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  • 2014-03-22 16:13
  • YTSv

I only got these phone as replacement to my acro s because of motherboard failure. Good thing it is under warranty. After 9 months of using it. I still don't know if it is going to last for one year.

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  • 2014-03-22 15:39
  • YTSv

I got one problem
When I chat same one my keypad Auautomatic come down.and one problem when I open the albums automatically refreshing . Slideshows also shutdown. Very sad anybody help

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  • 2013-12-27 17:01
  • m1PF

It's unbelievable they don't deliver bigger batteries as this is meant to be an energy-consuming LTE phone.
And a better screen readability in sunlight as this is meant to be used in outdoor areas. Or why else pay for IP57.
And it suffers from black artifacts at edges all over camera images - a typical problem for Sony Xperias of 2012/13.

So evry point where the phone could beat competition is blocked by Sony by reducing the necessary other means to do so:
LTE - no good with little battery
IP57 - no use with poor outdoor screen
12MP cam - no good with poor image algorithms or chips

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  • 2013-12-01 01:06
  • JGpa

i want to buy this phone is it gud??? than xperia z?

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  • 2013-11-29 15:22
  • IaHa

i love this

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  • 2013-11-12 13:47
  • IaHa

how s xperia v battary life? pls tel me

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  • 2013-10-31 18:16
  • XujW

Is endurance rating right?14 :17hours in 3g talk time!?????how has the test been done?

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  • 2013-09-15 09:44
  • 0vtp

which will be best to buy xperia v or xperia tx.
pls help me to choose for a good reason..:)

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  • 2013-08-27 18:58
  • tjJg

I.m not to sleep for 2 days when I got it my hand
I'm very proud to use it for the first day
But I feel very bad of it.s battery
I.m v much shame to recommend my frnt s to this xperia v

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  • 2013-07-07 19:38
  • 7qBZ

Is their update to4.2

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  • 2013-06-26 23:22
  • NwMa

i love this phone a lot! why i choose this phone first is because the design is elegant luxury and simple also the material is good too. Compared with acro s maybe just the camera acro s is 12mp and xperia v is 13mp, i have no battery issue at all, both is great!! i'm not really game addict so dual core krait is more more than enough for me, this phone will still valuable in 4-5years later

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  • 2013-06-04 12:57
  • tA$0

i'll buy xperia go this june ;) coz the features is the one i've looking for

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  • 2013-05-29 06:38
  • vaNH

> In reply to xperia v @ 2013-05-20 10:20 from q{q% - click to readWell yeah, all those features you stated are true... but they are at a cost.... and today if you offer me both phones at the same price I would choose the Acro S again....

This does not make me a less techie person, it is just that the Acro S suits me better... specially since in my country I can't use LTE and the specific band for my carrier is missing from Xperia V.

Anyway both phones are great, but personally I use the microHDMI port a lot... I plug it to my 40" TV while docked and charging and that also leaves the microUSB port free to be used with my USB OTG Cable to which I plug my Microsoft Arc Touch mouse... and all of this combined with my Logitech BT K810 Keyboard, gives me the most flexible computer experience I have ever got from a smartphone... (including the Galaxy S3)...

All those hardware advantages let me use my Acro S in a way you can't with a Xperia V, even though it has a tad faster chip.

To be honest, both Screen look equally good. Graphic are marginally better on Xperia V, but the Acro S still manage to crunch good benchmark thanks to Sony's optimizing team.

So as you can see I AM a techie person and for that very reason is why I chose the Acro S over Xperia V...
And I bet both of us are waiting for the rumored Sony Honami :-)

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  • 2013-05-20 23:25
  • LAKa

> In reply to DQ @ 2013-02-05 02:59 from LDD8 - click to readjust like you've stated

xperia v is more powerful. also you're asking why buy V over acro s, lots of reason. better bravia, better processor, better gpu, removable battery, lighter, cooler and of course, it has LTE!! obviously acro s is for the less techy person (if they wanna have LTE to brag about)

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  • 2013-05-20 10:20
  • q{q%

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