Sony Xperia Acro S LT26W Review

Sony Xperia Acro S LT26W Review

Sony Xperia Acro S LT26W is one of the high-end android smartphone released by Sony in 2012. Sony Xperia Acro S powered by dual core 1.5 Ghz CPU, Adreno 220 GPU, and 1 GB of RAM. Xperia Acro S not only has powerful hardware inside, but also has waterproof and dustproof features. Sony Xperia Acro S also known as Xperia Acro HD in japan. In this article we’re going to see the performance of Sony Xperia Acro S.


Sony Xperia Acro S is not a small phone so it won’t fit on your little pocket, the dimension are just too big. Xperia Acro S measures 126 mm of height, 66 mm of width, and 11.9 mm of thickness. Besides the big dimension, Sony Xperia Acro S also feels quite heavy(147 grams).

Just like other high-end phones from Sony, Xperia Acro S also comes with unibody design, that means you can’t open the back-cover, to change the battery for example. So how do i put the SIM card? There is a SIM card slot on the left side of Xperia Acro S, you can put it there.

There are several slots/ports around Xperia Acro S and each slot/port has a cover. That’s explain why this phone is waterproof (besides the seals that’s protect the circuit board inside). You can find the micro USB port, 3.5 mm audio port, and the micro HDMI port on the top side of the phone.

For the SIM card, Xperia Acro S is using normal size SIM card. I personally prefer the normal size SIM card, but most of high-end phones are using micro SIM card.

Sony Xperia Acro S
Height 126 mm
Width 66 mm
Thickness 11.9 mm
Weight 147 grams

Despite the “big and fat” size, Xperia Acro S still looking beautiful and elegant. Overall, the design of Sony Xperia Acro S is very good, big and beautiful. Acro S also comes with interesting colour selection, pink (girls will love this), black, and white.


Sony Xperia Acro S has a 4.3 inches touchscreen display, the resolution of this screen is 1280 x 720 pixels (HD 720p resolution). I must say the screen is really good, very bright. Even if you take it outside on a daylight, the screen still looks very bright.

Some people say that the viewing angle of the screen are bad, but for me it’s not a big deal, i always look straight forward anyway. The pixel density is 342 ppi, so i think the viewing angle should be good enough for most people.

Sony Xperia Acro S is a waterproof phone, and when it gets wet, the touchscreen display still works quite well, thanks to the “wet finger tracking” feature. So basically you still be able to use the phone even on the water, amazing stuff.

Sony Xperia Acro S
Screen size 4.3 inches
Screen type LED-backlit LCD,HD reality
Screen resolution 1280 x 720 pixels
Pixel density 342 ppi
Colour 16 Million colours
Protection Scratch-resistant, shatter-proff glass


Inside Sony Xperia Acro S, there are dual core scorpion processors 1.5 Ghz , Adreno 220 graphics, Snapdragon S3 chipset, and 1 GB of RAM. These great combination of hardware makes Xperia Acro S really a powerful machine.

Sony Xperia Acro S capable of playing any HD games available on Google play. Game like Dead Trigger runs very smooth even on “high” detail setting. The performance of the hardware are really good i must say.

Besides HD games, Xperia Acro S also capable of playing HD videos. Xperia Acro S can play both 720p and 1080p movies without any lag at all. The quality is really good thanks to the bravia engine.

Sony Xperia Acro S comes with 16 GB of internal storage (11 GB is the actual space). If this not enough, you can add extra storage using the microSD slot. You can add up to 32 GB of external storage.

Xperia Acro S also has usb OTG (On-The-Go) feature, means you can plug-in any compatible usb devices. For example you can plug usb hard drive to the phone, or you can also plug-in a usb stick, or even usb mouse and keyboard.

Sony Xperia Acro S
CPU Dual Core 1.5 Ghz
GPU Adreno 220
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8260 Snapdragon S3
ROM 11 GB user available (16 GB total)

Sony Xperia Acro S not only capable of playing HD 1080p movies but also you can connect to the big screen (HDTV) using the HDMI cable (not included in the package). There’s a micro HDMI port on the top side of the phone.

Sony Xperia Acro S also equipped with onboard NFC chip, you can see the NFC logo on the back below the camera. Sony Xperia Acro S is a DLNA certified phone, means you can easily share data to other DLNA compatible devices.


Sony Xperia Acro S comes with android ICS 4.0.4 right out of the box, with possible upgrade to android jelly beans in the future. Along with the ICS there’s also Timescape user interface, the UI looks same as other Sony phones, nothing special.

Thanks to the powerful hardware, navigating the menu on Xperia Acro S is very smooth, no lag at all. The ICS performs well on the Xperia Acro S, i don’t see any bug, everything looks normal.

Inside we got Walkman application for music playback. There’s also xLoud feature which makes the sound louder, you could enable or disable the xLoud feature from the menu setting.

There’s also TrackID application which enables you to get information about music that’s currently being play. It’s the same concept as Shazam application.

Xperia Acro S is a playstation certified phone, means you can buy and play sony playstation (ps1) games, just like SE Xperia Play.


Sony Xperia Acro S has amazing camera on the back, 12.1 mega pixels with LED flash, autofocus. This is not ordinary camera, the camera equipped with Sony’s Exmor™ R for mobile CMOS sensor, means the camera is really good.

The 12 mega pixels camera can zoom up to 16 times (16x digital zoom). The photo quality are just amazing, as well as the video recording. The rear camera of Xperia Acro S capable of recording HD 1080p videos at 30 frame per seconds.

Not only that, the front facing camera also capable of recording 720p videos at 30 frame per seconds, even though the front facing camera is only 1.3 mega pixels. But it should be enough to do video chat/video calls/skype.

Sony Xperia Acro S
Rear camera 12 mega pixels
LED flash yes
Video record 1080p(rear), 720p(front) at 30 fps
Front camera 1.3 mega pixels


Since Xperia Acro S has really powerful hardware, the benchmark also showing high score. Antutu benchmark, Acro S gets 6859 points, while Quadrant Standard it gets 3141 points. And for graphics benchmark, Acro S could deliver 37.9 frame per seconds on Nenamark 2 benchmark, excellent result i must say.

Sony Xperia Acro S
Antutu Benchmark 6859 points
Quadrant Standard Benchmark 3141 points
Nenamark 2 Benchmark 37,9 fps


Sony Xperia Acro S is really a good phone, great hardware performance and great durability (waterproof, dustproof). Even though Xperia Acro S is not tough as Xperia Go, Xperia Go is IP-67 certified, while Acro S is IP-57 certified phone.

If you need high-end phone that has HD capability, excellent performance, great camera and also can be operate underwater, Xperia Acro S is the answer. This phone is definitely for people who love to swim.

As i write this article, Sony Xperia Acro S is the only smartphone (high-end) that has water resistant feature. There’s also Xperia Go, but it’s not consider as high-end phone, the hardware on Xperia Go are less powerful than Xperia Acro S.

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2 Responses to Sony Xperia Acro S LT26W Review

    • admin says:

      acro HD is the japanese version of acro s
      acro HD launch before acro s and still running gingerbread OS
      so acro s is better than acro HD, but basically it’s the same phone.

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