by Bams Sadewo, 1 year ago
For all the things that Sony has got right in the last few months, shipping its flagship phone, the Sony Xperia S, with Android 2.3 Gingerbread when the calendar clearly said that we’re in 2012…
Being released around the same time as the Android juggernaut that was Samsung Galaxy S3, poor Sony Xperia Ion never stood a chance, did it? We don’t think it stopped die-hard Sony fans and early adopters from shelling out between $50 and $100 for the Ion, but thanks to Best Buy, you can now get Sony’s flagship phone for free.
After having sold it for $50 for a couple of months, Best Buy now lets you snag the Sony Xperia Ion 4G for $0. The price is good for new customers and upgraders, and there’s the obligatory two-year contract with AT&T, which starts at $20 per month.
The Xperia Ion has all the makings of a superb phone, but Sony made a blunder by releasing it with Android 2.3 Gingerbread on board. The same thing can be said about the decision to equip the Ion with a Snapdragon S3 processor. Look past these two features, and the rest of the specs are pretty solid, especially its 4.6-inch HD display with Mobile Bravia Engine and 12MP rear camera with Exmor R technology.
We’re not sure when the promotion ends at Best Buy, so better grab the Xperia Ion for free there while you can.