You can easily search the specs of this phone but specs are not the only thing one should see. Before buying we should always read detailed review rather than just having a look at the specs. Discover more about Xperia S as you read on:
The phone like just other Sony mobile looks like black slabs, but it has been detailed beautifully which gives phone stunning looks. The shape of the phone is rectangle and flat. It has a little curve at the back which make it very comfortable to hold and comes in hands easily and nicely.
90% of the front has screen and only 10% space is used for the back,home and list touch button. The front is divided into two part by a glass which has the image/logo of the function performed by the button which gives the mobile interesting looks.
The top front screen has Sony logo which looks really classy and has a front camera of 1.3 MP on the right side like any other phone.
The top of the phone has a jack which lets you insert headphones/earpiece and power on/off botton. The right side has HDMI socket, volume up and down buttons and below it is the button that lets you capture photos. USB port on the left side.
The back of the phone has a camera and surprisingly at the bottom it has a Sony Ericsson logo. The overall design of the phone is really eye-catching and gives the phone a rich international look.
With 1280 x 720 resolution screen, the phone has a 4.3-inch LCD. The pixel density of 342 PPI which is greater than the retina display of iPhone 4S. the screen has got natural colors and not over saturated colors like AMOLED.
The brightness contast and sharp display is a plus point of this phone. This mobile is much better than any other Sony Ericsson and the viewing angle are pretty good. Now lets talk a bit about the screen glass. The glass is neither Gorilla Glass or any other protective glass. The screen gets scratchy and smudgy after some days of use.
Performance and Interface
The dual-core with Adreno 220 GPU processor has a pretty good performance and users can easily open 1-2 apps at a time smoothly. The phone has dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm processor integrated in it which was one of the best processor last year. There is no lag while playing 3D games, browsing and etc.
The major disadvantage of this phone is that it comes with Gingerbread which makes the phone unpleasant. We hope ICS 4.0 comes soon or else this phone will not be as good as it is capable of performing. With stunning graphics and smooth browsing we give Xperia S. The camera is one of the best camera we have till now in the mobiles and fulfills the need of capturing a good clear picture.
The touchscreen is really fast, quick and responsive with which you can type very swiftly using the keyboard.
While other companies are coming up with 8 MP camera, Sony gets a plus point for its 12MP rear camera. The front camera is of 1.3 MP like any other mobile. 3D shooting is also there which lets you capture a 3D image.
When you go to the 3D camera app, there are 3 type of paranoma modes, first one is the normal Sweep Panorama, the second is the 3D sweep Panorama in which after capturing the pic you can connect your phone via HDMI cable to the 3D TV and see it in 3D. The third one is multi Sweep Multi Angle mode which allows you to take multiple images and combines them to create a single 3D image and when you tilt phone phone right or left you can see the 3d effect and image moving without any TV.
Flash, Smile Detection, Geo tagging and quick launch are some of the features in the camera. You can choose further with Big, Average and Small size according the smile of that person of whom you are capturing the picture.
With a 1,750mAh non-replaceable battery, the phone battery lasts up to 22 hours with full charge. But when we open HD videos or games the battery drains very faster which is really bad. Non-replaceable battery must have a good battery backup but this phone lacks in it.
While the phone is charging, the top has small light which gives red-orange color and when the phone is 100% charged then blue light. When the battery is low than 10% red-orange starts blinking.
One more drawback of this phone is that it comes which no expandable memory slot and 32 GB internal memory may not be enough in the coming time.
The phone is a treat but would have been much better if it has come with pre-loaded ICS 4.0. This is one of the best mobiles till now but there are little mistakes in the phone. The phone works butter smooth but ICS would surely have increased its level.
The specs are very competitive and the phone has a great camera. We liked the design of the phone especially the glass which glows when we switch on the mobile. The phone pricing is little overpriced. Adding few more bux to your budget can get you a very good phone like HTC One X which is worlds fastest phone till now with Quad-Core Technology.
Overall Rating: 4/5
- Impressive specs
- Great design
- Sharp Display
- Loud audio speakers
- 12 MP camera and 3D camera
- Touch keys aren’t comfortable to use
- No Android ICS 4.0
- Doesn’t have slot for expandable memory
- Non-removable battery
- Bit Over Priced.