Sony Xperia Ion (AT&T) comparison

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Sony Xperia Ion (AT&T)

Sony Xperia Ion (AT&T)
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HTC One

HTC One
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Sony Xperia TL (AT&T)

Sony Xperia TL (AT&T)
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Samsung Galaxy S4

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Motorola Droid Maxx

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Price $299 at 1 store $425 at 1 store $49 to $499 at 4 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.3 (3.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.8 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.0 (4.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.0 (4.5 stars)
Average user rating 4.0 stars out of 21 reviews 4.5 stars out of 135 reviews 3.5 stars out of 4 reviews 3.5 stars out of 184 reviews 4.5 stars out of 23 reviews
Release date January 08, 2012 April 19, 2013 October 02, 2012 March 05, 2013 July 19, 2013
The Bottom Line The $99.99 Sony Xperia Ion looks like a good Android deal but its weaknesses make it not worth even the budget price. A few quibbles notwithstanding, the powerhouse HTC One is a beautifully crafted, near-ideal smartphone. The Sony Xperia TL is a fantastic value and Sony's best U.S. smartphone yet. Its laundry list of features require time and effort to truly master, but the Galaxy S4 is the top choice for anyone looking for a big-screen, do-everything smartphone. If you can get past its steep price, the massive-screened Motorola Droid Maxx is currently Verizon’s best Android smartphone.

Basic specs

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Specific absorption rate (SAR) Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 0.32 W/Kg
Cellular technology LTE
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Weight 4.9 oz
5.04 oz
5.29 oz
4.6 oz
5.89 oz
Service Provider AT&T
AT&T
AT&T
T-Mobile
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