Sony Xperia S Review
One of the best dual-core smartphones on the market is arguably Sony Xperia S. It was released on February 2012 and it’s available in two colors (black and white). Sony Xperia S has a lot a of great features in a very good price.
So let’s see what exactly the dual-core champion offers!
Sony Xperia S comes with Android 2.3.7 (Gingerbread), which is one of the newer android operating systems. Basically, the newer the OS, the better the design and interface. Xperia S features 5 home screens (panes) which can be used for widgets (you get a few pre-installed) and other cool accessories. Home screen also features a neat little trick – if you pinch-to-zoom out on the homescreen, the phone gives you an overview of all 5 panes. On the bottom of each pane is a dock holding 4 customizable shortcuts and a home button. By pressing the home button you are brought to a menu that displays all of your installed apps, and from there you can also manage them.
Apps and games
As we already mentioned, the Sony Xperia S comes with Gingerbread OS (upgradable to newer systems) and that means TONS OF GAMES AND APPS! All you need to do is go to android market and download any game or app you like. Thanks to 1.5 GHz dual-core processor everything will run smooth and without lags. There are 32 GB of internal memory at your service, so it will take quite a few apps to .
Internet browser and connectivity
Even though it doesn’t feature the mighty 4G LTE, the Sony Xperia S does the trick with 2G and 3G with download speeds up to 14.4 mbps. Of course, Wi-Fi is also supported and you can use the phone as a portable hotspot (let other devices connect to internet using your internet connection). There is also a neat little app called Media Remote that uses DLNA to control DLNA-capable Sony BRAVIA TVs and Sony DVD/Blu-ray players too.
Browser experience is perfect for people who like it simple. When you load a page, all you see is the URL bar, bookmark button, and the actual page. That means you have the entire HD screen for yourself. Being HD, combined with full flash player support, enables you to watch youtube videos in Full HD and play online flash games- without lags and skipped frames. By pressing the home key (while in browser), six keys pop up offering different options.
Sony Xperia S offers a great , up to 10 fingers multitouch LED – backlit LCD display with 16M impressive colors. The display size is 720 x 1280 pixels (4.3 inches) with ~342 ppi pixel density and of course it uses the Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine.
Unlike most manufacturers who stick with 8mp camera, Sony decided to join the elite with 12mp. Other than being extra sharp, the camera offers a lot of features for advanced users such as touch-focus, led flash, image stabilization, 3D sweep panorama, etc.
Video capturing is also very good, a 1080p HD at your service with continuous auto-focus and video light. Let’s just say that the camera is meant to please very demanding buyers.
Now, I know what you must be thinking- all that power and features must be lethal for the battery.
Well luckily, engineers at Sony thought of that and put a 1750 mAh battery to provide all the needed juice. That „juice“ gives you up to 8 hours of video playback, 25 hours of playing music, and talk-time up to 7:30 hours. However, if you decide not to do anything on the phone, it will keep running for 450 hours (7 and a half days) if on 2G mode.
The new Sony Xperia S is powerful enough to do almost everything you wish – alongside with tons of cool features. That, combined with great price, makes it a best-seller even in today’s market. Oh yes, the price is very low for it’s performance.