Xperia Acro S - £280
Why this smartphone is built for you
The Sony Xperia Acro S
The Sony Xperia Acro S is a mid-range smartphone that runs on Android Jelly Bean. It is a rugged smartphone with an impressive list of features that is designed to handle all that life can throw at it.
This phone has a 4.3 inch HD touchscreen that displays in 342PPI (Pixels Per Inch). The average PPI for a modern smartphone is 255.
The Xperia Acro S has a 12MP camera, can record video in up to 1080p and has a 1.3MP front facing camera for taking selfies and making video calls.
Performance is provided by a 1.5GHz dual core processor and 1GB RAM. Based upon its processor speed and memory, this phone receives an unmudlr performance rating of 48 out of 100.
The Xperia Acro S has an estimated battery life of around 7 hours. The average smartphone battery life is around 10 hours. It has a battery capacity of 1910mAh (MilliAmp hours). The average battery capacity is 1950mAh. The battery on this phone is removable.
1GB (Gigabyte) is equal to roughly 500 pictures or 250 songs. The Xperia Acro S comes with 16GB internal storage and an expandable memory card slot which makes it possible for you to add a further 32GB external storage. It also comes with Google Drive installed which gives you an additional 15GB of free cloud storage.
The Xperia Acro S has Bluetooth which enables it to communicate with other Bluetooth devices (such as a Bluetooth handsfree kit). It has Wi-Fi which means that it can connect to your home network or public Wi-Fi hotspots such as those available in many coffee shops, cafes or hotels. It has NFC which enables you to make contactless payments and wirelessly share files with your friends. It has a micro hdmi port which makes it easy to hook your phone up to your HD TV and it can connect to DLNA enabled devices (such as a laptop or Smart TV) which means that you can to stream content both to and from this phone wirelessly.
This phone's stand out feature is its IP-67 rating, which means that it is both dust and splash resistant. It also has an FM radio and an MP3 player. The Acro S is able to integrate with social media via designated Facebook and Twitter Apps and it comes preloaded with Google Maps, Gmail, Chrome, Google+ and YouTube. Other apps, such as Instagram, WhatsApp, Snapchat and Spotify are available to download from the Google Play Store, along with the latest music, films, TV shows and games.
The Acro S is a durable smartphone with an impressive list of features. It has a high spec camera and a good balance between performance and durability for a device that is also splash resistant.