Sony Xperia J Now Available in Australia for $260/€205

The smartphone ships with Android 4.0.4 ICS onboard

The cheapest 2012 Xperia smartphone powered by Android platform has just arrived in Australia. The smartphone was officially announced back in August and hit shelves in October.

Two months after the smartphone landed in the UK, Sony Xperia J gets released in Australia via AllPhones retailer, AusDroid reports.

The smartphone is now available for purchase for only $260 / €205 outright, though Xperia J is priced at Sony’s online store at $300 / €240 off contract. Check it out here.

Sony Xperia J ships with Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system out of the box, but the Japanese company has already confirmed that it will offer a Jelly Bean upgrade at some point next year.

The budget-friendly smartphone is equipped with a standard 1 GHz single-core Qualcomm MSM7227A Snapdragon processor, which is complemented by an Adreno 200 graphics processing unit and 512MB of RAM.

Unfortunately, the Xperia J embeds only 4GB of storage and only 2GB are available for users. Luckily, those who purchase the smartphone will be able to further expand storage up to 32GB via microSD memory card.

The phone’s 4.0-inch capacitive touchscreen BRAVIA Engine display supports 480 x 854 pixels resolution, and features Corning Gorilla Glass coating.

On the back, the smartphone packs a 5-megapixel photo snapper that features LED flash, autofocus and video recording, while on the front there’s a secondary VGA camera for video calls.

Sony Xperia J is powered by a pretty decent 1750 mAh Li-Ion battery, which is rated by the manufacturer for up to 600 hours (620 hours in 3G mode) of standby time or up to 5.5 hours (7 hours in 3G mode) of talk time.

The handset also offers users a wide range of connectivity options, including HSDPA (7.2Mbps) and HSUPA (5.76Mbps), along with Bluetooth 2.1, microUSB, Wi-Fi and GPS with A-GPS support.

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