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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Motorola Droid Maxx

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3

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Price $299 at 1 store $408 at 1 store $499 at 1 store $199 to $691 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)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 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 4.5 stars out of 23 reviews 3.5 stars out of 50 reviews
Release date January 08, 2012 April 19, 2013 October 02, 2012 July 19, 2013 August 28, 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. If you can get past its steep price, the massive-screened Motorola Droid Maxx is currently Verizon’s best Android smartphone. Though its plastic skin doesn't do its high price justice, Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 makes the most compelling case yet for a supersize phone.

Basic specs

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