Abdus, 23 Apr 2012Hey Mr.Andi, even i'm in KSA now, i'm really looking forward to this phone. Have read a lot o... morei've got this unit.i can tell that this is very nice.looks could kill! regarding google play..yes it is available. and you can buy application ( games ) buy deducting to your load ( if you are using prepaid zimcard) disadavantage is the battery..same like the other big screen.. a little bit better than xperia x10
Poor phone. Old 45nm processor, LCD (not even IPS-LCD) display, nosiy camera (more noise than Satio before 3 eyes), darker photos than Arc (wich has overbright), and unfucntional launcher. WTF is that?!
Bad display,bad camera,poor UI with icons stolen frm Meizu and more and more...
Sony,u can do more..
Try reducing the brightness and use a static wallpaper instead of the live ones.
Before the .73 update things were so bad. but now its reasponible for a smart phone with 4.3" screen.
andi, 24 Apr 2012Being no SD card is not a problem. Look at Apple iPhone, ever since iPhone does not have SD ca... moreI too have the iPhone 4s , Xperia S
Like both but prefer the Xperia S for some reason....
I don't know why......
MJ, 26 Apr 2012for those who still facing battery drain issue; update to 6.0.A.3.73 it really makes a big dif... moreI have 6.0.A.3.73 from when I bought it (two weeks) and it (the battery) cannot last through the day. Hard to believe that it was even worse with the old build number.
As I said before, the AnTuTu test gives good results, but it's not enough. Same problems with any other HD over 4" screens - they drain the battery and they do it fast. I'm keeping mine at 30% which is enough, but screen contribution of battery drain ranges from 60-90% depending how much it's on.
Like the screen?
Well, pay the price!
Carry the charger with you and make sure you are always next to a wall plug or a PC...
Gsmarena seems to be discounting the Sony on the basis of looks and lack of the latest processor while not giving it enough credit against the others i.e. the One S. But isn't the fact that it has the BEST screen and one of the best cameras around, i.e. functionality a good enough reason to buy a phone.
Discounting a phone by using a vague term "lack of bragging rights" hardly seems objective.
A great phone, with a brilliant camera and screen along with a very user friendly UI and NFC tags.
for those who still facing battery drain issue; update to 6.0.A.3.73 it really makes a big difference on battery life
TMach, 25 Apr 2012Yep, only issue with this beauty is the battery life which basically means charging at the end... moreI fully agree. But that issue is a major one! You'd need your charger with you all the time - just in case you are carried away by its screen's beauty. Charging it so often will probably kill the battery within a year - and what then? Unscrewing a dozen screws and risking you'd screw it up!? Most of my gadgets and devices are by Sony, and I must say that, in spite of their claims to produce the best batteries, their batteries in fact suck!
Manigsm, 26 Apr 2012Can any one say that, is Sony Xperia S supports Skype video calling facility? samsung does not... moreIt sure does and I'm using it every day. Like on other Androids, you need to hold it in landscape if you want the other party to see you normally (unlike Apple). If you hold it in portrait they see you rotated by 90 DEG, which is awkward. My son has Nexus and it also supports Skype in the same fashion as Xperia X.
lg87, 25 Apr 2012Hi All,
I just got this baby...
so far so good...
plz advise shall I upgrade to ICS or st... moreCan any one say that, is Sony Xperia S supports Skype video calling facility? samsung does not support please tell any one
Anonymous, 25 Apr 2012UPDATE GUYS
**Xperia Sakura / Sony MINT_1
-720x1280 4.5" LED-backlit BrLCD Technolo... moreSo have the specs for the xperia sakura LT46i version.
Would you have any news or know the specification of the other phone LT29i version please?
Yep, only issue with this beauty is the battery life which basically means charging at the end of everyday! Apart from that flawless!!
lg87, 25 Apr 2012Hi All, I just got this baby... so far so good... plz advise shall I upgrade to ICS or st... moreCongrats!! U made a good choice! Sony xperia s can handle ICS with ease cuz it's dual core 1.5ghz with 1gb RAM.
It has been confirmed that some Sony Xperia S screens develop a yellow tint if the handset gets too hot.