sony ericsson xperia s review
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- Android OS 2.3.4 Gingerbread
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- Social media integrations
- Full Adobe Flash support
- Poor tilted view
- MicroSD card not swappable
The CES 2012 recently held at Las Vegas was preoccupied with rumours that Sony Ericsson will announce the release date of the much-awaited smartphone, Sony Xperia S. Much to the smartphone lover´s expectation, Sony has announced the approximate release date of their new Smartphone worldwide. According to official statements, the phone will be released worldwide in the first quarter of 2012. UK Smartphone lovers are likely to find it in stores and online by March this year. The phone will be available in both white and black variants and it is backed by the manufacturer’s very own Sony Entertainment Network. The phone comes with Android™ 2.3 operating system with Sony promising that the Ice Cream Sandwich update will be available by the second quarter of 2012. This way the phone joins the trend that was initiated by the Samsung Galaxy Nexus the year before. Expectations of smartphone lovers are on a high about the features of the Xperia S which is also known as Sony Ericsson Arc HD or Sony Ericsson Xperia Nozomi. Before it gets set afloat in the European market, let’s take a sneak peek at the main features of the phone that promise to make it a class apart in the near future.
Sony Xperia S - Overview
The phone only runs on 2G and 3G network and does not support 4G at all. 2G networks such as GSM 850/900/1800/1900 and 3G networks HSDPA 900/ 2100 - LT26i and HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 - LT26a are supported by the phone. The phone measures 124 X 64 X 10.6mm and weighs 144 grams exactly. Touch controls are all imbued within. The Operating System is the trendy Android™ OS, v2.3 or Gingerbread as of now with rumours sprawling about an upgrade, as mentioned earlier.
Sony Xperia S - Display
The LED lit LCD screen is fully touch-sensitive and comes with 16 Million colours. The phone has got a screen resolution of 720 X 1280 pixels. The display screen size is 4.3 inches, an extra large screen which was a striking feature of it’s predecessor, sony-xperia-arc too. Scratch-resistant glass has been added to safeguard the phone from possible damages. Apart from that, Timescape™ UI and Sony Bravia engine has been stationed within.
Sony Xperia S - Data
Expert prognosis says the phone will perform well in the market since its launch because of the superb data connectivity, transferring and syncing options available. GPRS connectivity has been allowed up to 86 kbps. EDGE speed is up to 237 kbps. HSDPA is available at max 14.4 Mbps and HSUPA speed is use-able up to 5.8 Mbps. The smartphone is compatible with Wi-Fi® 802.11 b/g/n networks, conforms to Wi-Fi® Direct network and internet based can be accessed from any Wi-Fi® Hotspot. The v2.1 Bluetooth® comes paired with A2DP and EDR, much similar to recently launched Nokia Lumia 900. NFC is also ingrained within. The MicroUSB slot is a v2.0 version and USB is fully supported even when the phone is used on-the-go.
Sony Xperia S – Camera & Media
The phone’s camera is an outstanding feature which could become a USP of the phone whenever it launches. However, the camera is not a front-facing one this time as well, similar to it‘s progenitor, Sony Xperia Arc. But do consider the 12 megapixels capacity, the 4000 X 3000 pixels resolution and other matchless features such as LED flash and autofocus alongside that are available in other much-on-demand smartphones like Apple iPhone 4S. All the major smartphone camera features such as touch focus, smile and face detection, geo-tagging, image stabilization and 3D sweep panorama are brilliantly installed within that can really become a reason for the phone being a sought-after gizmo in the European and American market in future. Video can be captured at 1080 p at a frame rate of 30fps, a much exciting feature for the video-buffs. Video light and video stabilizer is built in. The secondary camera accompanies the back-facing main camera. It has got a 1.3 megapixel capacity and the frame rate is just the same. As per the audio factor is concerned, the phone is an ideal handset to go for. Vibration alert has been activated. MP3 ringtones are just fine. And the 3.5 mm Jack coupled with a Loudspeaker gives the smartphone audio system the desired entireness.
Sony Xperia S - Battery
The battery of the phone is a 1750 mAh Li-Ion model which can keep the phone o0n in standby mode for 450 hours in 2G networks and up to 420 hours in 3G networks. In 2G networks, talk time lasts up to 7 hours and 30 minutes and in 3G networks, it goes up to 8 hours 30 minutes at max. You can play music for 25 hours at a stretch.
Sony Xperia S - General Features
As mentioned earlier, the phone is powered by Android™ OS v2. 3 as of now and the chipset is a QUALCOMM MSM8260 Snapdragon processor. The Dual Core 1.5 GHz processor accelerates the smart-phone and the Adreno 220 GPU builds images much faster than many other smartphones currently available in the market. Gyro, accelerometer, proximity, compass are some of the sensors that have been installed within. All the standard messaging options are implanted within the phone to give the users smart messaging facilities. The HTML5 browser is bracketed with Adobe Flash player latest version which makes YouTube™ video watching an uninterrupted experience altogether. The stereo radio FM comes paired with RDS. GPS service is fully available with automated GPS assistance brilliantly imbibed within. GLONASS is an additional striking feature of the GPS of the phone. Java™ is enabled through MIDO emulator. The phone has got a lot many exciting features such as TV Launcher, simple SNS sync, HDMI Port, MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV player, MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player, active noise cancellation facility which comes with a consecrate mic and unique music recognition system known as TrackID. Everything from Google is pre-installed such as Gmail, Google search, maps, Calendar, Google Talk, Google Document Viewer and YouTube™. Voice memo, commands and dial are some of the other features worth-mentioning. Predictive text input is also a regular attribute present in this smart-phone. However, the phone supports MicroSIM card only which is bit of a downside.
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