Xperia NX and Xperia acro HD announced for NTT DoCoMo in Japan

by XB on 10th January 2012

in Xperia - Japan Models

Xperia acro HDAs well as the Xperia S and Xperia ion, Sony also announced two new smartphones for the Japanese market. The Xperia NX (SO-02D) is basically a Japanese version of the Xperia S. The Xperia acro HD (SO-03D) will have Japanese specific features such as infrared port, NFC mobile wallet and a TV tuner and is a follow-up from last year’s best-selling Xperia acro. Both handsets will launch on NTT DoCoMo, the Xperia NX will be available in February 2012 and the Xperia acro HD will follow on a month later in March 2012.

The Xperia acro HD has a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 4.3-inch HD resolution display (720 x 1280 pixels) and a 12.1MP Exmor R camera sensor. It also comes with micro HDMI, 16GB of internal storage and a 1840mAh battery. Unusually this handset will also be waterproof to depths of 1m. The Xperia acro will be available in four colours (Aqua Blue, Black, Sakura Pink, Ceramic White). It will weigh 149g and have dimensions of 11.9mm x 66mm x 126mm (D x W x H).

Xperia acro HD

  • Otempower

    menganjing la enset kt tempat bagkui2 ni ea

  • now its official sony have the best collection of smart phones out. now where are the moaners? must be something you will hate lol

  • Anonymous

    These are Japanese market phones, for NTT Docomo… and they’re terrible. Why? Because no LTE. Every other high end phone coming out in Japan these days has LTE.

    Docomo’s LTE phones also feature unlimited free calling and tethering.. this phone will be subject to extra costs for tethering ($61.00 USD) and phone calls ($1.05USD a minute on a basic plan, $0.40 a minute on a more expensive one)

    The Acro HD is on Docomo’s “With Series” line, which is their lower end handsets, marketed towards women and first time smartphone users.

  • adriduan zolkarnain better than SONY ION.

  • That’s what the Xperia S should look like, without that annoying glass bottom, makes the phone look uneven… i want an ion :(

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  • Anonymous

    Currently, Docomo has a campaign to essentially allow you to cancel your X10 “contract” early and upgrade to a new phone now (until the end of January)… but I’m not really interested in the current line up of phones.

    As a developer, the latest nexus would have been good except it seems like a consumer oriented yet geeky phone whose looks I’m not a big fan of. So, I’m thinking about waiting for Sony or Sony Ericsson (whoever and whatever will be branding it) offering.

    My X10 has benefited enormously from the custom tweaked and enhanced software on XDA so really the downside to a phone like the SO-03D Acro HD would be that there would be less support on XDA for it over a globally marketed device. It’s too bad they haven’t adopted the best feature from mobile phones in the Japanese market: waterproofing.

    I don’t know why people care about LTE. No one uses Xi and it will be over a year before it has any relevancy in my personal opinion. Mobile phones don’t really need Xi for the time being but I think this extends to the relative near future as well. FOMA did well to move people over to 3G, but HSPA at 14Mbps over FOMA is perfectly sufficient for the vast majority of users rather than upgrading to relatively expensive Xi that isn’t yet capable of full LTE Advanced speeds.

  • daniel elias – Fazel

    When will ION available in Europe ?
    if someone send it to me in Europe from US what will happen ? can not i use it?

  • Anonymous

    I have several friends using Xi. Until April, the cost of a Xi data plan is significantly cheaper than a FOMA HSPA handset. After April, the costs become the same. The only difference is that Xi is soft-capped at 7GB. 7GB is a pretty high cap, but I’m sure if you’re using the free tethering, you’ll get there quick. Otherwise, for a mobile phone, it’s fine.

    The problem with buying an HSPA handset now is you’re stuck with it for two years, during which Xi will become much faster and much more relavant. It’s sort of a waste if you ask me. I’ve gone from the X10 to the Arc and now I’m debating heavily about getting the Acro HD, since its not crippled like the Xperia NX. The NX won’t even have NFC, while the Xperia S does.

    Also, the SO-03D Acro HD is waterproof…..

  • urbano

    I like Xperia acro HD SO-03D, personally. And it still uses Sony Ericsson brand :).

  • urbano

    Unless it is locked, you can use it by another carrier besides AT&T without any worries. The same with Xperia NX and Xperia acro HD :).

  • I quite like the blue version. Looks a bit like the Nokia N9 (aka Lumia 800).

  • Kelvin

    Did xperia nx get nfc??

  • Anonymous

    Meant to reply to this earlier.
    Good point and good information. I had previously read that on softbanksucks but there seems to be a lot of caveats and the difference in price is 800 yen a month (which is fairly substantial of a % of the overall monthly cost that needs to be justified to a spouse :P )

    5200 yen / month for unlimited lesser HSPA (7Mbps?) but throttled if you exceed 2 or 3 GB in 2 or 3 days.
    6000 yen / month for 7GB of LTE (you’re right that is a pretty high cap that one should easily be able to stay under)

    In the end, LTE is still not that important; Nearly all the time, HSPA speeds are sufficient aside from when a notebook or tablet is tethered and you are doing something like video streaming (which I wouldn’t be able to do anyways with the 7GB Xi limit).

    You make a lot of good points that users in Japan should consider but for me in the end, Xi is not a high priority (and again would require justifying the 800yen a month increase to a spouse)

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