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Xperia S to feature a fast-charge battery and anti-stain coating

27 January, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
Xperia S to feature a fast-charge battery and anti-stain coating - read the full textThe first Xperia to have stripped itself of the Ericsson brand, the upcoming Sony Xperia S, is rumored to feature a sunlight-activated coating which should help repel dirt and other stain-forming materials, as well as a quick-charge battery. Dirt and chocolate stains on the cover are said to...


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> In reply to NoNo @ 2012-01-30 04:00 from u1gM - click to readI think you misunderstood the article lol,
- Dirt comes off easily when exposed to UV
- Fast charge battery
Though I wish it there was a UV ray charge option :(

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  • 2012-02-04 02:00
  • 9K2p

looking forward to camera samples of this cellphone...+1 to my wishlist

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  • 2012-02-02 03:44
  • sxng

Finally a phone which use sunligth to charge. It seems so obvious to me to have a cover with solar cells so you can partly charge you phone and extend the battery life.

Why is there no aftermarket who makes backcovers which can charge your phone?

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  • 2012-01-30 04:00
  • u1gM

i'm REALLY hoping this phone will be compatible with t-mobile usa. I don't feel like renewing my contract AGAIN.....

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  • 2012-01-29 17:27
  • kxNZ

this is what Sony should have always been. They had exceptional quality during pre-smartphone and also had the best features e.g. best screen and cameras.

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  • 2012-01-29 16:06
  • 0Fab

> In reply to lol @ 2012-01-28 22:24 from 0CYA - click to readCarl zeiss isn't a camera sensor... just so you know.

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  • 2012-01-29 15:42
  • gGjC

I love this phone and will buy it...IF the xda devs will work on it. The Arc was a disaster with a very poor rom choice. I hope SONY will send free Xperia S models to CM,Virtuous and Modaco teams to boost rom develloping

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  • 2012-01-29 14:23
  • 3bZG


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  • 2012-01-29 13:56
  • 9CHE

> In reply to Topher @ 2012-01-29 10:53 from 2GaM - click to readLook at LG GD510, there is special solar battery charger for this phone.

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  • 2012-01-29 13:51
  • HHHH

Fast charge DOES NOT kill any current battery.

Common lithium polymer batteries are capable of up to 2C charge rate, and that means 20 minutes charging time.

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  • 2012-01-29 13:49
  • mPh7

Now these are monster specs!

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  • 2012-01-29 13:46
  • LaCB

> In reply to VB @ 2012-01-28 05:32 from g5pq - click to readI'm even afraid where we are going.Quad Core for what?

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  • 2012-01-29 12:52
  • N7AQ

@lol Exmor R is the camera sensor and Carl Zeiss make lens...

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  • 2012-01-29 12:18
  • pEY6

If someone makes a phone which can be charged via sunlight, I'll be the first one on it.

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  • 2012-01-29 10:53
  • 2GaM

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-01-28 17:47 from mEhy - click to readI don't think Sony would stupid not to think of it. After all Sony specializing in batteries field as well.

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  • 2012-01-29 09:43
  • v}7V

What does it mean by playstation certified

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  • 2012-01-29 04:36
  • uttY

> In reply to Nokiaboy @ 2012-01-27 18:11 from iAdd - click to readHi Nokiaboy

The Xperia S is a lot more pleasant to handle as compared to the Galaxy SII, despite not being as thin (thin isn't necessarily good IMO, compromises always have to be made for thinness)

The important part about handling the Xperia S is that its got that arced back, and evenly disturbed chassis weight which makes it a pleasure to handle despite it being 144g

Despite being 28 grams heavier than the arc/s, which I'm holding at the moment, it feels much better to handle compared to the arc, makes the arc feel toy-ish in comparison

I cannot comment on the final build yet however, as the one I tried is a prerelease build, with the UV nano coating not yet applied and the title of Sony Ericsson still on the unit. That said, the prerelease build has a matte type backing that serves as an anti slip grip

Anyways, I should be update everyone on the final release unit in 2-3 weeks time. Would be field testing one before it gets released to familiarize myself with it

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  • 2012-01-29 02:35
  • Ui%s

im thinking of buying this phone, but on march im wondering if there will be any other better phone than this???

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  • 2012-01-29 00:12
  • n{7N

the Exmor r alone makes this phone and all other Exmor R equipped phones a must have. screw carl zeiss and all the other wannabes, Exmor R is a real camera sensor.

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  • 2012-01-28 22:24
  • 0CYA

Fast charge kills batteries!!!

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  • 2012-01-28 17:47
  • mEhy

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