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Sony Xperia S review: NXT of kin

Sony Xperia S review: NXT of kin - read the full textThe Sony Xperia S is the current champion of the NXT series and comes aptly armed with a tack-sharp 720p screen and 12MP worth of stills. It also sets a new design trend for the Xperia line and brings massive improvements to it. The Xperia S comes at a time of change in the...

 

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After comparison:
N8 is still better in still pictures and videos although the 1080p.

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  • 2012-03-31 18:43
  • NqkR

GSM Arena pls include your battery test for this phone

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  • 2012-03-31 18:36
  • fnar

great design and quality, this is the right way. testing before commenting ..

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  • 2012-03-31 18:25
  • L5B8

hmm. cam quality is still better for N8.

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  • 2012-03-31 17:48
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Sony is going from bad to worse.
The Xperia S design is the EXACT COPY of HTC TOUCH DIAMOND 2.
Guys, check this out...
http://www.gsmarena.com/compar...dPhone2=4369

EXACTLY THE SAME DESIGN. CTRL C + CTRL V.
SONY, WHAT A SHAME!!!

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  • 2012-03-31 17:48
  • u14x

go wash your stupid brains: even nokia 808 with carla is a fart-sniffer old junk android compared with this sony.fans of symbian are like the fans of vw: they think that from old farty vw beetle, vw still remains a good brand, no matter what they do, anything can't compare with vw. this is the type of stupid thinking

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  • 2012-03-31 17:43
  • 0Cb2

> In reply to Apple pie @ 2012-03-30 23:31 from 3iRA - click to readNokia also make them in EU if you don't mind. Samsung make them in their native Korea. But Apple, Sony: never. They stay loyal to China... :DDD And that's the answer to the most disturbing question lurking in your mind: "Why don't I have money, why don't I have job?" Get it? Some small chinese boy steals them from you.

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  • 2012-03-31 17:39
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> In reply to O'rly @ 2012-03-31 11:53 from ib3G - click to readLast year when samsung, htc and lg came up with dual core phones what sony said is that a smartphone doesnt need a dual core processor and the year results an utter failure for sony ericsson xperia series.
Now the big boys come with quad core cpu, sony introduced their dual core and now saying dual core is enough for a smart phone. We cannot trust this brand anymore.
I was a big fan of sonyericsson when they introduced cyber shot series and walkman series in the past.
But with xperia series I'm very dissapointed. Low RAM, delay in software updates, bugs, frequent force close, poor loudspeaker performance(except Xperia S) and outdated hardware.
Sony is now on the verge. Guys, you have to move on.

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  • 2012-03-31 17:35
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> In reply to r41n @ 2012-03-31 10:34 from thdV - click to readSony's decline in sales started in 2008 and in 2010 sales declined dramatically and in 2011 it shows losses.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F...03to2009.png
http://www.intomobile.com/2008...g-2000-jobs/

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  • 2012-03-31 17:17
  • u14x

I have the Xperia S. When plugged into my 2 year old Panasonic plasma TV via the microHDMI cable, I can control the phone using the TV's remote control. This functionality isn't limited only to Sony Bravia TVs. The Xperia S probably uses CEC which is part of the HDMI spec. CEC allows HDMI devices to control each other. So any HDMI TV set that implements CEC should work with this Xperia S feature.

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  • 2012-03-31 17:09
  • thd}

> In reply to theaffidavit @ 2012-03-31 15:14 from v{U7 - click to readMissed the super fast camera in xperia S,while it takes about 5-6 seconds in N8.

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  • 2012-03-31 15:57
  • vbMh

> In reply to theaffidavit @ 2012-03-31 15:14 from v{U7 - click to readok ok spec-wise, the brand new xperia s is the clear winner (except maybe the GPU since I dont believe the Adeno 220 is better than the Broadcom inside the N8), but feature-wise, the N8 has some missing feature in the S such as FM-transmitter, USB OTG etc..

Don't get me wrong, its a very solid phone from Sony, if android is my choice I would choose this over any plastic brick from Samsung or the overrated One X.

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  • 2012-03-31 15:52
  • n3a9

> In reply to booy @ 2012-03-31 12:33 from t7XH - click to readNuff said, brotha

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  • 2012-03-31 15:50
  • LaCB

Sony is the best. Their phones are just gorgeous!

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  • 2012-03-31 15:48
  • LaCB

> In reply to KF @ 2012-03-31 14:16 from n3a9 - click to readThat is pure fanboy comment.

Processor - 600 Mhz ARM 11 Vs Dual-Core 1.5 Ghz
GPU - Broadcom BCM2727 Vs Adreno 220
Sensors - No Gyro for N8.
RAM - 256 MB Vs 1 GB (U can open lots of tabs and also open lot of apps at background).
Screen - SD Vs HD.
720P Vs 1080P Video capture.

Xperia S GPU and processor can handle apps very good , Even in Ads N8 lagged and can't run even apps which run smoothly on iPhone 3GS with almost same specs head to head except camera and TV-out.

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  • 2012-03-31 15:14
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-03-31 12:49 from t7XH - click to readreally?? the N8 despite being about 2yo, it still beats the S with or without the xenon. OH and everything on your XPERIA S can be found on the N8 (and even every other sym^3 phone) except the number of apps.

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  • 2012-03-31 14:16
  • n3a9

all the talent of n8 is the camera. compared with this sony is a old fart garbage. even in the case the n8's camera is sligtly better, the rest is crap

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  • 2012-03-31 13:51
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> In reply to Akhc_4s @ 2012-03-30 21:26 from 3A0p - click to read"N8 is still the best camera phone (until pureview 808 starts rolling out)...the xperia s has so much lines' aliasing, colour noise and yellow tinting... that proves something: when nokia says n8 is the best, that's what it really is!! sorry sony!..."

Seriously? im mean REALLY? nokia N8? the only thing good about N8 is the xenon flash the rest are fail

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  • 2012-03-31 12:49
  • t7XH

geez your N8 doesnt even have an exmor R sensor,

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  • 2012-03-31 12:33
  • t7XH

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