The majority of phones are better off left far from beaches or swimming pools. Otherwise they may suffer irreversible damage. That is no the case with the new Sony Xperia acro S. This smartphone with IP55 and IP57 ratings for dust and water resistance is now available unlocked for $649.99 without contract. Purchasing the phone, your wallet will lose some weight but the bright side is that there are no carrier obligations.
Learn more about the Sony Xperia acro S
What exactly can you expect from the unlocked Sony Xperia acro S? First of all, as we mentioned before, the phone is dust and water resistant and it can withstand submersion up to 1 meter during up to 30 minutes without any damage. Accidental splashes or rain will no longer pose a threat to the safety of your phone. Cool, isn’t it?
For a ruggedized device, the Xperia acro S, managed to retain slim and stylish looks and features top notch specs. It sports a 4.3-inch Reality display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine, which makes colors more vivid, enhances contrasts and reduces visual noise, a 12.1 megapixel main camera with auto focus, LED flash, Sony’s Exmor R for mobile CMOS sensor, f/2.4 aperture and 16x optical zoom, offering various shooting option, for example 3D sweep, panorama, exposure value, face and smile detection, geotagging, image and video stabilizer, red-eye reduction, self-timer, sweet panorama, touch focus, and white balance, as well as 1.3 MP front camera for self portraits and video chatting.
The phone is powered by a dual core Qualcomm processor clocked at 1.5 GHz, paired with 1 GB of RAM, which will guarantee flawless performance and packs 16 GB of internal memory, expandable up to 32 GB via microSD card slot, so you will have plenty of space to store all your photos, videos, music games and more.
In terms of connectivity the Sony Xperia acro S offers Bluetooth technology, NFC (Near Field Communication) and Wi-Fi with hotspot capability to share your internet connection with other devices, like phones, PCs, laptops or tablets. The powerful 1840 mAh battery will guarantee up to 8 hours talk time, up to 450 hours standby time, up to 6 hours 10 minutes video playback time and up to 30 hours music listening time.
The phone runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, which is the latest version of the most popular operating system for Android smartphones. It means you will be able to fully enjoy the Android experience through multitasking, intuitive user interface and full support for Google Mobile Service, for example Gmail, Google Maps, Google Latitude, Google Search, Google Voice Search, Google Talk and Google Play. The Xperia acro S also provides access to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Xperia Timescape.
Other features the Sony Xperia acro S include: video player compatible with 3GPP, MP5, music player compatible with MP3, 3GPP, MP4, SMF, WAV, OTA, OGG, audio recorder, FM Radio with RDS, USB high speed 2.0 and microUSB support, 3.5mm audio jack, support for multiple languages and web browser.
In the box, apart form the phone you will also find USB cable, charger, stereo headset and microSIM card adaptor.