A few weeks ago, we mentioned that VAIO is getting ready to launch its very own smartphone. Well, now it’s here.
The new mid-range VAIO smartphone is a black slab of simplicity, which is actually surprising since the company has been outing premium laptops. However, beneath the hood and its 5-inch display, the specs are pretty much okay: it runs on Android 5.0 with 2GB of RAM and a 1.2GHz quad-core processor. It also has a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP snapper up front.
Here are the basics:
Display: 5-inch TFT IPS LCD display at 720 x 1280 resolution
OS: Android 5.0 Lollipop
Processor: 1.2GHz quad-core
Internal Storage: 16GB expandable via microSD up to 64GB
Camera/s: 13MP rear, 5MP front
Networks and Wireless Connections: 4G/LTE, 3G, WiFi (IEEE802.11 a / b / g / n compliant), Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
SIM: micro SIM
Battery: built-in 2,500mAh battery
It’s an okay phone all together, but we do wish that they had put a little more effort on giving it something uniquely VAIO, as many have been saying that it’s a dead-ringer for the Google Nexus 4 and the Panasonic Eluga U2. With a price tag of ¥51,000 (approximately Php18,630), it may not be able to compete with more innovative and cheaper brands such as Xiaomi and Meizu, especially in Asian markets. We’ll see what happens, and we’re hoping for the best for this new comer in the smartphone arena.