Sony Xperia S Review
Sony Xperia S has done its best to impress its customers to shell out those hard-earned cash. The smartphone is packed with pixel-dense 4.3-inches HD screen and boosts a 12.1 mega pixels camera, which features Sony’s Exmor R sensor. Talking about the price of the Xperia S, it would surely give a tough competition to various high-end Android phones in the market such as HTC One X, the Samsung Galaxy S2 and Apple’s iPhone 4S.
Thanks to the striking transparent plastic strip of the Sony Xperia S, the smartphone stands out from the clutter of smartphone present in the market. The handset looks quite similar to Xperia P as well as Xperia U. The device boosts a pixel-dense 4.3-inches HD screen, which has a resolution of 720 x 1,280 pixels. The overall resolution of peria S is higher. Moreover, the handset has a sharp panel. The weight of the smartphone is 144 grams, whereas its dimensions are 128 x 64 x 11 millimeters.
With most of the latest smartphones introduced in the market are launched Android 4.0 version, Sony has been still stuck with Gingerbread (2.3.7). The manufacture should plan for the ICS update soon. Thanks to the Sony’s Timescape UI running, you won’t notice any difference. The manufacturer has added similar features and functions in its UI that were available its previous phones. However, they have added few new apps as well. The interface runs smoothly and fluidly. The new theme looks nice as well. You would love the textured gray background provided to the menus. It is very easy on the eyes and has a fresh look. The notification bar doesn’t have toggle switches; however you can add a widget, which will provide you with all required switches.
Sony Xperia S comes in two options – either 16 GB memory or 32 GB memory. However, there is no card slot offered by Sony for users to separately increase the memory externally.
Sony Xperia S is powered by a Qualcomm dual-core MSM8260, which runs at 1.5 GHz. The processor is coupled with RAM of 1GB, which ensures smooth running of graphically intensive games and apps.
One of the most attractive features of Sony Xperia S is its 12 mega pixel camera. The camera features Exmor R camera sensor, which supposedly helps in removing noise while shooting in low light conditions. The works to an extent and the clarity depends on the distance between the lens and the subject. If the indoor light permits, you can click high-quality pictures without flash as well. If you are trying to capture an object that is located more than 5 feet away in low light, lots of noise creeps in the picture. Moreover, the flash doesn’t help either, as it’s not enough powerful to illuminate a wider area. The manufacturer has added 3D Sweep Panorama feature, which is quite similar to the one provided in their digital cameras. The Xperia S is capable of recording video in 1080 pixels with continuous auto-focus. The captured video boosts a solid framerate, however it takes time for re-adjusting and auto-focus. You can directly view the videos on an HDTV by using the HDMI port.
Battery life :
The Xperia S features a 1750mAh which will serve you for less than one day when used heavily. If you keep your Wi-Fi on most of the times and use lots of music, camera, video usage, then you would soon drain the battery. However, if you use it carefully, it can be used for more than a day and a half. The smartphone offers a talktime of 7.4 hours and standby time of 19.2 days.
Sony Xperia S has officially been launched at a price tag of Rs. 32,549/-
Song Xperia S is packed with very high-resolution screen. It is provided with a fast dual-core chip. The smartphone boosts an excellent camera.
The Xperia S requires an upgrade to Android Ice Cream Sandwich version. The smartphone has a clunky handset design. Moreover, it lacks microSD card slot.
The Verdict :
The Sony Xperia S is packed with undeniably gorgeous HD touch screen, an impressive camera, high-quality audio and lots of clout. However, the smartphone is let down by its clunky handset design as well as software, which could be a little more streamlined.
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