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Sony Xperia acro S review: Daring droid

03 September 2012 | Read the review | Post your comment
Sony Xperia acro S review: Daring droid - read the full textAfter the touchscreen revolution swept the mobile world, rugged smartphones became much harder to come by. They are making a slow return now though, with Sony Mobile being one of the key players in that market...


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if i update 4.0.1 to jelly bean, will my acro s function slowly?

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  • 2014-01-08 18:01
  • 0E8i

if i update jelly bean, will my phone function slowly?

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  • 2014-01-08 17:58
  • 0E8i

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-05-09 11:25 from 9x9j - click to readits just a sticker. i removed it on day one

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  • 2013-11-18 22:36
  • Q$fc

> In reply to Demayhem @ 2013-08-29 18:15 from TX{a - click to readI completely agree mate, I also have 9 month using and abusing this little beast, and to me still hold itself against Galaxy S3, Xperia Z and others...

The Camera is amazing when you get used to the little tricks...

And I would say to go for Jelly Bean if you are getting the latest 6.2.B.1.96 update... that one has fixed previous bugs on JB and you will definitely enjoy the new features... Notification Bar Toggles, Expandable notifications, SMALL APPS... and the camera app has new features (though they drop all the 3D functions)...

In my opinion, the latest 4.1.2 for this phone is completely worth it

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  • 2013-09-24 23:13
  • iUKc

Been using this toy for 9 months now. And my impressions? Wow.
I am very pleased. In fact I'm so pleased I haven't dared to upgrade to JB(due to the saying "don't fix with ain't broken). The only glitch that I've found is that whenever the phone is recharging and I disconnect it, it opens up alarm clock set up. Takes less than a second to close but still.

Doesn't lag. Plays ALL the top games fluently. Camera is bit tricky, needs tweaking, good lighting etc.. I woulda expected better from 12mp BUT it can make GREAT pictures - I'm just a bad user lol.

Internet browsing is super smooth.

I am slightly disappointed to see I got 2 minor scratches on screen already, tho. Despite having a cover on it whenever I put it in pocket or on a table or w/e.

I'd rate this 9/10, best phone of my life. I dare to recommend this even now, 8 months later, over any Galaxy S3, S4 or iPhone. Easy. 2 core proc. is enough in todey's society. 12mp camera is great. The water resistance helped me when i was hiking lol. also it's fallen on floor quite a few times, no problems with that. QUALITY phone.

PS! Battery holds week EASY if used for normal causes(regular calling, texting, taking pics) but holds for about 6hours if browsed in internet and listening to music.

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  • 2013-08-29 18:15
  • TX{a

Battery life is too short ,, :((

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  • 2013-06-21 11:10
  • v0qJ

Wow! The recent upgrade to JB really boosted the internet browsing performance including the fact I can now use gesture typing for Google search! Everything runs so much smoother now. The phone is even easier to use than when I first bought it. Totally loving it!!!

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  • 2013-06-05 03:00
  • PDNX

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-05-09 11:25 from 9x9j - click to readdude, It's just a logo, you can peel it off if you want to....

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  • 2013-05-26 13:52
  • i5x7

Please, does anyone else have a problem with the NFC chip on the back of the phone falling off? I don't understand why they chose to put the chip on the outside rather than on the inside where it would be safe. Or is that just the logo on the back of the phone?

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  • 2013-05-09 11:25
  • 9x9j

Just want to ask, is acro s phone comes up with a screen protector? Because I just bought this phone less than 1 month ago and I'm not sure if it is needed since when I see the screen area, I think that Sony already put a layer of screen protector there. Is there anyone can let me know? Thanks

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  • 2013-04-10 18:08
  • sSV4

Which one i should go with xperia sl or xperia acro s?
One more thing sl has that is, it has 1.7 ghz while acro s has 1.5 ghz.

Please guide me

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  • 2013-03-30 07:34
  • uvdL

Please, add an audio quality test!

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  • 2013-03-18 18:40
  • 0jUm

> In reply to vish @ 2012-09-30 14:29 from iwpx - click to readYes, I'd like to have an audio test, too.

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  • 2013-03-18 18:37
  • 0jUm

1. Starting this month of January,the screen of my acro s is blinking even the battery is full, i bought this last septmeber 2012. Is it because i'm letting the battery to be charge all night and i'll just remove it when i wake up?

2.When i'm making screenshots while having Skype/videocall, my pictures are always black even the internet connection is fast.

3. When I'm playing games on my phone the sound is changing, low to normal, normal to low. I haven't tried to soak this phone in the water since i bought it.

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  • 2013-01-22 14:40
  • Kxe3

yeah its nice the camera is perfect, and it has so many features that i don't need to install apps...
i bought that mobile last december 22, 2012 and yesterday it just won't Power ON :( after the 100% charge, i remove it from charger then used it a bit to check emails.. left it then when i came back it just won't power ON!
i followed every battery maintenance not to make it battery drain nor too much charging.. but still it just breakdown in less than a month!

then i went to Xperia store (3F Gaisano Mall of Davao City) where I bought it, they didn't even gave me a service unit because they "run out of service unit" does that mean Xperia has so many problems?
and they can even assure me when I will get back my unit... how sad! i spend so much money on very bad sony Xperia service :(
now i don't have any smart phones to use :(

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  • 2013-01-10 10:25
  • Mfx9

I will definitely recommend this phone to any of friends.. I really love it. Good performance, quality pictures, battery is at normal rate for an android phone which lasted one day and problem free no lags or whatsoever networks problem.

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  • 2013-01-07 15:02
  • veKj

> In reply to Mobilemaster @ 2012-11-04 11:27 from 0UuI - click to readI assume service center can replace battery.

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  • 2013-01-07 12:49
  • ppwd

> In reply to kimmy @ 2012-09-21 16:01 from IVxe - click to readConsidering that you're a clumsy person, the Acro S with it's IP57 cert might suits you better. I once drop my phone to a bucket of water, that's why i'm considering to buy this phone. Drop the OneX into water and you'll end up crying.

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  • 2012-11-18 11:05
  • sEFY

I have Xperia S this phone,excellent speed,battery backup audio quality more important it hardly ever hangs,i wil rate better than Samsung S2 and serious competitor to S3 and Iphone series

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  • 2012-11-08 19:08
  • vId8

Sadly it has a non-user replaceable battery. :( If your battery is out, you need to buy a new one, and it will be expensive.

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  • 2012-11-04 11:27
  • 0UuI

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