Sony Xperia A pays the FCC a visit, has 5-inch 1080p screen

May 9, 2013
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    The Sony Xperia A recently paid a visit to the FCC, with the documents giving us a bit of an idea about what we should expect from it, and some pictures too.

    The interesting part is that some of the documents, including the user manual and some pictures, have disappeared since from the FCC site. You can see the smartphone, which seems to continue the design line of the Xperia Z, in the image below.

    According to the documents, the LTE smartphone should come with a 5-inch display with 1080p resolution, and the user manual mentioned a 13-megapixel camera, as well as 16GB of storage space.

    Sony Xperia A

    Another interesting thing is that the device features a removable battery, which is a 2300mAH one. You can see the battery slot in the image below.

    Sony Xperia A

    Although the battery is removable, the user manual also mentioned water and dust resistance (IPX5/7), like the Xperia Z has.

    The user manual comes with Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo’s logo on it, calling the device the SO-04E. Since the Japanese carrier is planning to announce its summer phone lineup on May 15, the Xperia A will almost certainly be part of the announcement, so we should know a lot more details then.

    Until the announcement comes, you can check out our Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. Sony Xperia Z comparison.

    Do you prefer to have a removable battery on your mobile devices?

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    • MasterMuffin

      I can’t live with a phone that doesn’t have a removable battery

      • Bjajjull

        Hold done power button 10 seconds restarts all phones. It’s built in.

        • slut

          4 seconds power plus volume up on Sony. Much easier than removing battery.

        • MasterMuffin

          You thinks me is an noob? Didn’t and never works in that situation

          • Bjajjull

            Then you’ve already destroyed your device or you don’t hold for 10 seconds.

            • MasterMuffin

              You’ve been in the same situation? Because if you haven’t, I’m not going to take advise. It works 99% of time, but in this situation it isn’t an app freeze. I believe it’s some kind of a system wide failure (or something to do with the custom kernel or rom or something). I’ve thought few times that now it died, but as I said, miracle salvation

            • Bjajjull

              I had a crash caused by kernel or ROM (don’t remember), I held the power button for 10 seconds and it started up again.

            • MasterMuffin

              -_- you don’t believe anything until you see yourself right in front of your eyes? Lets make a deal: next time it happens (it happens seldom but IT HAPPENS) I’ll take a video of it. Hell, I’m going to try to do it so you’ll see

            • Bjajjull

              Since it’s a function built in to work it should work all the time and it has done for me. If it doesn’t always work for you you have done something very wrong.

              So I believe you, but wtf did you do wrong?

            • MasterMuffin

              Video has uploaded 9%, I’ll reply again with the link when it’s done :)

            • MasterMuffin

              There it is. Happens everytime. I had to do it twice because the first video was even worse and I think my poor sgs3 couldn’t handle it anymore. This time all it did (after the battery reset) was that it showed the boot logo and didn’t even boot to recovery :O Glad it still was able to go to download and emergency rom flash with Odin and now I’m on stock Samsung vut hey it works again :) link to the videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-6cifbcI1Q&feature=youtube_gdata_player

            • Bjajjull

              Well, that’s strange. Hope your S3 is fine.

              I UVed my Nexus 4 to much. Held power button 10 seconds and it worked. Probably didn’t work for you because it’s a Samsung ;)

            • MasterMuffin

              Nexus FTW :)

    • lil bit

      Removable battery and cam shutter button, lots of ppl will love that. But it’s not as slim as Z.

    • letsustalk

      i want a 2600 mah battery and snapdragon 800 or tegra 4 then we’ll talk sony

    • franz

      removable battery is a must for Android phone.
      it gives user more freedom, one the most important thing in android.

    • Ivan Budiutama

      Nice, finally, a removable battery. If the screen is no longer a crappy-vampiric_battery_drain TFT, it would be great.

    • no rply

      its too fat …. but sony good move but not the best… at least sony can put SD600 or NT4 processor in it

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