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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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No audio quality or battery test. Poor review.

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  • 2012-09-05 07:46
  • 3MWP

The "... This phone may not shake SG 3...." which SG3 model are we talking here? The quad core Samsung presented as SG3 to the world? Or the dual core model they're selling in north America instead? I bet you the test scores are Sony against the quad core window front sg3 not the dual core that's being sold.

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  • 2012-09-04 22:11
  • q{Uu

BATTERY is a concern at the end. which is not mentioned at all in the conclusion. i have a sony phone and battery life is not that great as compared to other adroid smart phones. Standard battery, Li-Ion 1910 mAh

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  • 2012-09-04 21:22
  • P$uD

> In reply to ML @ 2012-09-04 13:58 from miMb - click to readAre you sure it has no ANT+ support? (standard Xperia S has it)

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  • 2012-09-04 16:20
  • i81y

what a fail. i don't understand who is *slow* enough to give this s*itload of money for these mediocre specs when you can go for double value (not to say quad eheh) for this money. sony needs to change their politics, this take the money and run approach is offesnive treatment of potential customers.

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  • 2012-09-04 15:00
  • 3IUa

Unfortunately, this device does not support ANT+, so this is not a worthy successor to the SonyEricsson Active. Abandonment of ANT+ protocols is abandonment of sport funs market.

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  • 2012-09-04 13:58
  • miMb

"Still, if you are the careful type, you will probably find better value for your money elsewhere. It's not that the acro S fails in any aspect of its performance as a smartphone, but it doesn't exactly excel either - while some of its price point peers do." Perfectly said!

I don't find deals and prices for it in UK but what I'm feeling it'll be just as relatively expensive as all other Sony devices.

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  • 2012-09-04 11:40
  • xq5j

can I ask for the battery test result too?

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  • 2012-09-04 09:25
  • wr4U

no review on battery test results for playing audio, video and web browsing??

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  • 2012-09-04 09:13
  • fu0V

Sony dared!! and only Sony can!!

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  • 2012-09-04 08:34
  • ttcd

Wow... the phone comes with a dock as standard. That is brilliant.

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  • 2012-09-04 05:58
  • Fv4$

The chipset is good. But definitely not the best, especially for its price range. Plus the xperia V is already on the way. It has the krait processor and the waterproof/dustproof certification.

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  • 2012-09-04 03:26
  • YTMh

Wait a bit longer, price will definitely be about xperia s now. what I miss is orange color as w8.

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  • 2012-09-04 03:19
  • sUrH

I honestly think that xperia s and acro s will slow down in sales; if you are interested in these handsets, xperia t and xperia v will definitely be better for you, I am assuming of course that the price of the latter will be almost identical to its predecessors.

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  • 2012-09-04 03:09
  • vpcS

it's my next Phone. in happily using Xperia sola I love the bravia engine.xloude is amazing. arcos has most have features i.e. waterproof dust proof hd display wi th 4.3 inches that is prfect Catch :-P resolution is amazing.only con I found is microSD

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  • 2012-09-04 02:25
  • 7sHa

Please, give us battery test of this phone, GSM Arena!!!

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  • 2012-09-03 22:53
  • pU%h

That instant snapshot option for the camera is awesome. I could have done a few night photos to see how well the Exmor R technology works compared to the other flagship...S3, iphone, Pureview.
Also them guys at google need to add address function into the offline maps. Whats the point of having a offline map that cant use search and drive to instructions.
ps. i dont see a microphone button in the keyboard. Whats the deal with that ? Do the other manufacturers also eliminate that button. Thats a major turn off for some people.

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  • 2012-09-03 22:16
  • 3RM{

> In reply to maks0806 @ 2012-09-03 21:00 from akva - click to readwait for last xperias!

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  • 2012-09-03 21:39
  • MDVw

finally! thank you, gsmarena

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  • 2012-09-03 21:17
  • p@BC

Lame... it will not sell good. Chipset is old and phone is expensive. Can buy htc one x or optimus 4x instead.

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  • 2012-09-03 21:00
  • akva

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