Sony Yuga is the highly-anticipated flaship smartphone of the Japan-based phone maker, which will be able to fight against its high-end rivals, courtesy of its quad-core processor and full HD display.
The lucky guys at Mobile Review got their hands on Sony Yuga ahead of the official launch and made a detailed preview. The overall opinion is that Sony Yuga impresses with its microSD card slot, not available on other high-end smartphones, and its bright display. Still, the reviwers have criticized certain aspects.
Sony Yuga boasts a 5-inch display, with 1,080 x 1,920 pixels and Mobile Bravia technology, while the case accommodates a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro SoC based on four Krait cores clocked at 1.5 GHz and 2 GB of RAM. There’s also a 12 megapixel camera mounted on the back of the Sony Yuga packing a Exmor RS sensor. The terminal comes with 16 GB of internal storage, a waterproof case, microSIM slot, and microHDMI out. All the ports are protected by rubber caps, preventing the water to slip into the circuits.
The Russian reviewer who got his hands on the device, says that the display resolution and its colors are excellent, but the viewing angles are terrible, a problem that appeared at most of the Sony models launched this year.
Even though Sony Yuga (codenamed C6603) was supposed to have a Gorilla Glass body just like LG Nexus 4, the preview indicates that we are in fact dealing with a glossy plastic material that covers the terminal. The result is a compact smartphone, and Sony has saved the room occupied by the physical or capacitive buttons, by implementing Android-specific on-screen virtual buttons.
Martin Elm, the guy who reviewed the Sony Yuga (I don’t understand why didn’t Eldar Murtazin handled the review), claims that the camera used for the terminal shows no sings of improvement when compared to the one on Xperia T, while the pictures made in low light conditions are below par.
Let’s hope that the final version will be slightly better than the one reviewed by the Russian website, as this is just a prototype.