- Design :
- Value For Money:
The Xperia S is another launch in the smartphone arena from Sony. Sony Xperia S is designed like a sold block that has a curved back and a unique plastic strip that acts as a distinction between the main screen and the buttons.This phone has accommodated a 4.3 inch TFT screen that is highly responsive because of its capacitive nature. Additionally, the screen supports HD resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels that reflects in the clarity of the graphics and images. It comes loaded with an impressive 12 mega pixel camera that you will instantly fall in love with.
Sony Xperia S : Key Features
- Android v2.3 (Gingerbread) OS
- 12.1 MP Primary Camera
- 1.3 MP Secondary Camera
- 4.3-inch TFT Capacitive Touchscreen
- 1.5 GHz Dual Core Scorpion Processor
- Full HD Recording
- FM Radio
Sony Xperia S specifications:
- Dimensions: 128 x 64 x 10.6 mm
- Weight: 144 g
- Display: LED-backlit LCD, 720 x 1280 pixels, 4.3 inches (~342 ppi pixel density)
- Memory: 1GB system RAM, 32GB internal flash storage
- Multi-touch input method
- Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
- Touch sensitive controls
- 3.5mm jack
- MicroSD: up to 32GB, 4GB included
- OS: Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread), planned upgrade to v4.0
- CPU: Qualcomm MSM8260 Snapdragon dual-core 1.5 GHz with Adreno 220
- Other Features: 3.5 mm headphone jack; Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n); Bluetooth; Micro USB 2.0, HDMI-out connection; non-removable 1750 mAh battery
- Camera: 12 megapixel rear camera with autofocus, 1080p HD video recording and stills. Single LED flash. 1.3 megapixel front camera with 720p video
Design and Build :
The Xperia S is currently Sony’s highest-end offering in their NXT series. The Xperia S sports an attractive look that boosts its overall performance. The front panel of this mobile is occupied by a large screen that leaves out small space to accommodate the keys for back, home and menu. The bottom of this mobile features a transparent plastic strip that separates the end cap. The right edge of this phone is embedded with a shortcut key for camera and volume rocker. The top edge of this mobile phone is equipped with power button and audio jack. Additionally, there are separate ports for microUSB and micro HDMI. This phone has been loaded with some of the most sought-after sensors like accelerometer, proximity sensor, digital compass, gyro sensor, CMOS sensor, ambient light sensor and magnetometer.
The 12.1 mega pixel camera is also leading the way for others to try and match.Xperia S’ camera have a slightly hyper-real quality. Whip them off on to a TV or computer screen and they look more conventional, but still of very high quality for a phone, being detailed, bright even in low light, and with decent sharpness.
Storage and Battery :
This mobile phone comes loaded with a 1750 mAh Li-Ion battery that promises to deliver a talk time of up to 8 hours on 2G network and a standby time of up to 420 hours. Sony has loaded this mobile phone with sufficient memory space to host all your files and documents. The internal memory of this mobile phone is 32 GB.
Connectivity and Features :
This Android based mobile phone has been loaded with a wealth of connectivity features that promise to keep you connected with the world at large.Every connectivity feature that you can think of is present in the Sony Xperia S – HSDPA 14.4Mbps, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS, DLNA and even a mini HDMI output. This Sony Xperia comes loaded with apps for Google Talk with video chat, Google Search, Google Voice Search and Facebook. Additionally, you will get access to Android Market.
- Simple comfortable design
- Large HD display
- Good overall performance
- Good battery life
- No expandable memory
- Noisy camera in non-optimal conditions
- Touch buttons too close to screen
- Lots of preloaded apps
Sony Xperia S Price in India: Rs. 32549
Bottom line :
With all that said and done, the Xperia S provides some of the best on-the-go entertainment experiences around, and is a great alternative if you are looking for a powerhouse device that is not made by Apple or Samsung.