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Sony Xperia V Hands-on: LTE Android that’s Water Resistant!

Meet the Sony Xperia V!

Water Resistant LTE Android Smartphone: Sony Xperia V!

During last night’s Video Podcast, Joe Chua, Assistant Product Manager for Postpaid of Smart, gave us a preview of the Sony Xperia V, one of the two LTE-powered Android smartphones that will be available starting December 21. Other than the very competitive specs and LTE connectivity, what makes the Xperia V special is that it is actually water resistant! To prove this to us Joe dunked the phone in water. Boom!

Here’s a video of us playing around with the phone and then fishing it out of the water:

Cool eh? We had fun playing around with this phone, hehe. Here’s a quick rundown of the specifications for your appreciation:

Sony Xperia V Spec Sheet

  • Dual-core 1.5GHz Krait Processor (Qualcomm Snapdragon Chip Set)
  • Adreno 225 GPU
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB Internal Storage, Expandable up to 32GB via microSD Card
  • 4.3-inches TFT capacitive touchscreen (16M colors)
  • 720×1280 pixels, ~342 ppi pixel density
  • Scratch Resistant Glass, Song Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2
  • IP57 certified – dust and water resistant
  • Water proof up to 1 meter and 30 minutes
  • Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, WiFi, HSPA+, LTE, 3G, GPS
  • 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus and LED flash
  • Camera has geo-tagging, touch focus, smile detection, 3D Sweep Panorama, Image Stabilization
  • Can record video 1080p@30fps with continuous autofocus and stabilizer
  • VGA Front-Facing Camera
  • 1750mAh Battery
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (Upgradeable to Jelly Bean Q1 2013)

The Sony Xperia V is available at zero cash out for Smart’s LTE Plan 1500 and Plan 2000. Click here for more details about the plans.

Carlo Ople

Carlo is the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of Unbox.ph. During daytime he’s the Managing Director and Partner of a Digital Marketing Agency in the Philippines and by nighttime he’s living out his passion as a gadget enthusiast and story teller through Unbox.

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