Sony Xperia S - user opinions and reviews

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> In reply to Wolfie @ 2014-07-07 16:43 from HK@8 - click to readTry HTC ONE, you'll like it. I have no complain about it, and is faster then this one and so is faster then this POS I-phones.

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  • 2014-07-07 23:27
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Had this phone over a year and really want to change it. Freezes every so often and the battery is useless. I can't get 20 hours standby with it. One time it was dead after just 5 hours with it being in standby mode most the time.

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  • 2014-07-07 16:43
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i've been using this xperia s since august 2012, my first paycheck on my first permanent job, and i should say, its the most solid smartphone i've ever used. although it happen to be freezed sometimes, just a reboot would be fine and the hardware durability really amazed me, the screen, sound quality, button, is still as good as new. im using android 4.1.2 jelly bean, and really enjoy using it.

as for charging time, it only need around 2hours from 20% or below to be fully charged, and oh, im using another charger, Samsung Note 2 charger, the one with 2.0Amp charging current, i didnt use the stock charger because it is slower than the note 2's. the battery's also fine until now, no damaged, no swelling and such. as far as i know, Sony did it well for the battery not to overcharge when the battery is overheat or the temperature is quite high. that is why i never had any problem with the stock battery until now, 2years..

another job well done for Sony Smartphone, even though they are quite slow for the new model implementation compared to Samsung, Sony's smartphone are really solid and well made to be used for long time.

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  • 2014-07-06 20:16
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pls upgrade to kitkat

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  • 2014-07-04 08:02
  • uuqn
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Was using this phone for past one year. Recently would hang while making a call or would be slow. Just reset the phone and was fine, only to know that now my phone only works on 3g network. It does not work on 2g, says unable to connect to network. Only 3g SIM card with 3g network coverage areas the phone works. Can any one help. Tried all stuff. Gsm mode ~ does not register at all. PleaSe help. Really good phone though.

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  • 2014-06-29 14:09
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And for charging.
When mobile data is in gsm mode, it will take you 3 hours.
When wcdma mode, it will take you 6 hours.

Thats all. ;)

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  • 2014-06-29 01:14
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Hi, good eve.
I've been using this phone since August 2012.
i did experienced some problems all you people are posting.
But I had successfully manipulated them to not interfere upon my usage for 26hours with mobile data continuously running.

I will tell you how.
Shut down your phone, and then turn it on.
Don't touch the screen till it locks itself.
Now unlock it. And use it as you prefer.
It will not hang or so whatever, even morethan a month without restarting.

If you want to prolong the battery life,
Turn your mobile data to gsm only,
If you are just using apps for messaging, then gsm is enough.
By chance if you want to make a call using an app, then switch mobile data to wcdma. Then switch it back to gsm after the call.

Hope it helps you.
Good night.

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  • 2014-06-29 01:10
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> In reply to chocks @ 2014-02-11 20:14 from vQ%5 - click to readsame problem! any solution?

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  • 2014-06-26 14:21
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> In reply to P3kb @ 2014-06-16 14:10 from v0qN - click to readchange your charger, then ur mobile will not taking too much time to charging... it's sure...

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  • 2014-06-25 11:26
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> In reply to P3kb @ 2014-06-16 14:10 from v0qN - click to readJust Reset ur phone.

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  • 2014-06-21 08:35
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its not comportable

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  • 2014-06-19 16:33
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Recently its taking a while to fully charge my phone. Roughly 6 hours to fully charge. It used to be just around 2 hrs

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  • 2014-06-16 14:10
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> In reply to sydney @ 2014-01-31 20:55 from PB1v - click to readthanx a lot Mr.Sydney

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  • 2014-06-02 16:54
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> In reply to Rjsh sxs @ 2014-02-10 03:06 from Xu@S - click to readreally same problem what u do next

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  • 2014-06-02 16:51
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The phone is switching off it's self with a display message "due to high temprature phone is turning off" but the temp was about 20' and due to this the battery is consumed very much before switching off it was 80% after i turned it on it was 42% .

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  • 2014-06-01 19:27
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Sony phone is absolutely stunning. The user interface is so amazing, the weather gadget is the most realistic compared to the ugly weather shown on HTC or Samsung devices. The display is extremely high quality and bests almost everything out there on the market.
Highly recommended purchase since the battery is good enough, especially if you considering that there are people who put in the charger at night.
It works perfectly and there are no software or hardware issues at all.

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  • 2014-05-28 12:40
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> In reply to ramii @ 2014-05-24 17:25 from rK8i - click to readI use videocall with google hangouts. It works

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  • 2014-05-27 20:26
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-05-05 19:57 from i}nT - click to readThis phone doesn't support mic other than the headphones it comes with it. It's not ideal if you don't like the headphones mate.

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  • 2014-05-26 15:28
  • amuT
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This phone isn't very good overall. I liked the jelly bean 4.1 UI and quality of display of the phone.
There are more negative things to this phone rather than positive. I mainly think it is the problem with the software rather than hardware because most times, there is a lag towards every command such as opening apps or taking videos on the camera.
There is a phone memory of 1GB and internal memory of around 26GB but you have to manually add apps to internal memory or else it will automatically move towards phone memory.
Also, there is a problem with doing basic commands such as calling; such as sometimes it always lags before calling a person.
Unless Sony themselves are willing to spend more time actually creating a better update of the UI so there is less lags, better efficiency of battery life and a general improvement in the software aspects, it's not worth the money.
Honestly, I believe there are other alternative phones at cheaper price which are better value than this phone.

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  • 2014-05-26 15:25
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I think its a good phone, but obviously not one of the best. I upgraded to jelly bean and clearly you notice the device running slower than before, But it never crash or reboot itself. The battery life is poor and the camera is not what you might expect from a sony device, specially the stabilization in video mode.

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  • 2014-05-26 15:21
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