I am really disappointed with the performance of the MTK MT6589 chipset. As a marketer myself, I believe that the "quad core" in this, is nothing but a marketing BS. Although, it is a fact that these A-7 chips are more power efficient. Still, don't expect a real quad core performance in this chipset as it is even slower that 2011's dual cores.
I reckon that this handset will be assembled in China. Due to the fact that mid to low end devices of Sony are being assembled in China. Furthermore, the specs sheet of this device has similarities with China phones, and other China assembled phones. The downfall is that, Sony phones nowadays are being priced higher than they're supposed to be.
I have nothing against Sony, in fact, Sony is my favorite brand when it comes to electronics. All my Sony products does well and lasts long. I both have Sony cameras which are made in Japan and made in China. The quality are the same and both performs well. However, it is psychological to like the one made in Japan rather than the one made in China.
Forgive me for my long post. I just want to share my insights with GSMArena readers. :)
Karan4595, 25 Jun 2013where is full specification this phone should have GPU which is not mention yet powervr sgx544
does it has the powerSGX544 GPU ..as its not mentioned on the specs. but usually the MT6589 has that gpu only...and also does it has gorilla glass?
where is full specification
this phone should have GPU which is not mention yet
Camera and video
8 megapixel camera with 4x digital zoom
Front-facing camera for video calls
HD video recording (1080p)
Exmor R for mobile image sensor
FM Radio with RDS
UMTS HSPA 900 (Band VIII), 2100 (Band I) MHz (Global except Americas)
GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
Flash memory: Up to 4 GB
Expansion slot: microSD card, up to 32 GB
3D Surround Sound (VPT)
Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)
ClearAudio+, Clear bass, Clear Phase™, Clear stereo
Design and display
Capacitive touchscreen with on-screen QWERTY keyboard
Connectivity and communication
3.5 mm audio jack (CTIA)
Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
Media Transfer Protocol support
Native USB tethering
Synchronisation via SyncML™, with computer and via Microsoft®
USB High speed 2.0 and Micro USB support
Wi-Fi and WiFi Hotspot functionality
This is really great .... because this company is working on all the classes Sony is the best.
plz fill/update the specs