Sony Suddenly Unveils the Compact Xperia Ace in Japan

Nowadays, smartphone manufacturers focus on large displays with cinematic abilities. Sony is always keen on the traditional design having stuck with large bezels at the top and bottom. However, we saw that changing with Sony’s recent Xperia 1.

Just as we were about to establish the fact that Sony is going to stray from its original design path, the company surprised us with the release of its compact smartphone Xperia Ace.

The new model has been launched in Japan and is exclusive to the local telecom carrier Docomo. Previously, there were rumors about Sony launching its compact smartphone under the moniker Xperia XZ4.

Unfortunately, we did not get to see the anticipated compact phone. Analysts say this Xperia Ace might be the phone we never saw however the midrange specs beg to differ from that speculation.

Design and Display

Xperia ace follows the old Sony Xperia design path. We have a sharp rectangular shape with huge top and bottom bezels. At the back, there is only a single sensor snapper and an Xperia logo.

Sony Xperia Ace Via Times Now

The phone has a metallic finish. It comes in black, white and purple colors.

Display wise, the phone features a 5 inches full HD+ screen with 18:9 aspect ratio and 1280 x 720 pixels resolution. The fingerprint sensor is housed on the ride side combined with the power button.

Internal and Storage

The phone is powered by Snapdragon 630 SoC. The processor is paired with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB in-built memory that can be expanded via a memory card. It runs on Android 9.0 Pie with custom overlay.

The handset features USB type-C port, 3.5mm audio jack, and an NFC. One of the most interesting things about Xperia Ace is the fact that it is dust and waterproof. This gives it an edge over other compact phones.


Xperia Ace does not pack anything interesting when it comes to cameras. The rear camera is a single sensor 12 MP snapper with a flashlight and the front camera is an 8 MP single sensor snapper. Nothing interesting going on here.

Battery and Pricing

Battery wise, the phone comes with a small 2700 mAh battery which is a little disappointing. It is priced at $444 and is up for reservation in Japan.

Xperia Ace Specifications:

  • CPU: Octa-core 2.2GHz
  • GPU: Adreno 508
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 630
  • OS: Android 9.0 (Pie)
  • Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE;
  • Display: IPS LCD capacitive, 16M colors, 5 inches, 1280 x 720 pixels resolution
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 4 GB
    • Internal: 64 GB
    • Card slot: Yes
  • Camera:
    • Primary: 12 MP
    • Secondary: 8 MP
  • Connectivity: LTE, USB type-C, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, headphone jack
  • Fingerprint scanner: Yes (side mounted)
  • Battery: 2700 mAh
  • Price: ~$ 444

  • RIP Sony (Ap Mars Pe Chale Jao)
    in 2019 Huge Think And Chick Wao What a Bekaaar Innovation

    • rip your mentallity dont buy it if you dont like it its not like companies are forcing you to buy there products

  • I have Sony X Performance, 3GB RAM, 32 GB Internal, but hate it because I can use only 1 GB RAM and have free space less than 20 GB.
    Is there any 2nd hand with 3GB / 32GB at least orio 8.1 with reliable sources?

    • Nexus 6p will also show same.. Dont be a fool. Ur phone has 3gb ram and the reason only 1gb or less is available because other is used to optimize ka software.. Better buy xperia than nexus if you want cheaper phone with same performance

  • Stupidity is doing same thing over and over again and expecting different result..
    There is literally no difference between my 5 year old Z1 compact and this phone.. This is beyoud incompetence


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