Anonymous, 05 Mar 2012one year old s2 is far better in tearms of speed and performance...sonys hardwsre is very poor... moreThere's more to a phone than specs alone
Optimizatons play an important part in bringing performance out
On stock ROM, the Xperia S is faster than the SGS2, and has better battery life despite having a higher resolution screen
Speaking of which, the screen reproduces images in quality miles ahead of the SGS2, including whites
A more powerful GPU on a phone is kind of moot, considering games that look as good as Real Racing 2 run perfectly on the Adreno 205
Adreno 205 being slow? Name me a game that has managed to slow the Adreno 220 that didn't slow the Mali400MP down, benchmarks aside
To put things in perspective, the game Order and Chaos online runs better on the weaker Tegra2 platform than the Mali400MP, as can be seen when the LGO2x and SGS2 were compared side by side, despite the Mali400MP being the better scorer in benches. This is where Optimizations play a bigger part than just brute force alone, and the A220 lies inbetween the T2 and M400MP
You're just another one caught in the numbers game
one year old s2 is far better in tearms of speed and performance...sonys hardwsre is very poor..adrenno 220 is very slow compare to the quard core gpu of mali400mp...its3 times faser than adreno....best of luck for sony with this phone ..no memory crd slit what a shame.
Linsanity, 03 Mar 2012Yip, but TFT poor viewing angle is undeniable true, and stock earphone from sony is bad@I do not understand why view angle is a problem for cell phone. Do you plan to share your personal SMS, Email, Whatapp message to people around you on bus, on train, in hallway?
When you do share what's on your phone with your firend I think they will be close enough next to you to see the screen in an acceptable angle where this would not be a problem.
Synthetic battery benchmark for the Xperia S for those of you caught up in the numbers game =P
hey, im planning of buying xperia s
but i cant decide which is better, xperia s or s2?!
and what S2 can do that Xperia S cant!! please. please Help!
I dont mind the reflection when using outdoors because its your choice i mean you can always cover it a little or change your viewing angle. But what amazes me is the quality of the screen based on your picture specially the first shot. Really nice.
Marcel, 05 Mar 2012To any one who has the phone, how is the sunlight legibility?
ThanksShots of the Xperia S under direct sunlight (and an angled shot)
Handling the arc S with my non-master hand taking photoes is not easy x.x
Screen was set to 50% brightness
Maybe I'll take a few shots when exploring the desert if I get the chance to somewhere later this year =P
brynn, 05 Mar 2012But i miss the concert hall setting in sgs2 ,i wonder if the sony ericsson U dolby surround ca... moreThe Xperia S' default music player supports custom EQ, Megabass, and several different surround sound effects including Studio, Club and Concert Hall
Zephyron, 04 Mar 2012Frankly speaking, I've never been a fan of the SGS2 I hate the screen, being an artist and ... moreBut i miss the concert hall setting in sgs2 ,i wonder if the sony ericsson U dolby surround can be put on S?
Just bought mine today...its a beauty and blazing fast.oit of the box it came withnfull accesories...it had earphones, car charger, regular wall charger, 2 nfc tags, hdmi cable, screen proteector and a usb cable...by any standard thats a lot...
Zephyron, 04 Mar 2012Frankly speaking, I've never been a fan of the SGS2 I hate the screen, being an artist and ... moreWell thanks for the info but I have one more question, how about switching from the iPhone 4 to the XS ? I think it's worth it! What do you say ?
apple-sux, 04 Mar 2012this phone is to big and to heavy.and then? nothing!
i like this mobile but i don't like shape of it i feel it looks better for men but for girls i don't think but can anyone tell me buying galaxy s2 or this one ?
Adam, 04 Mar 2012Zephyron,
I've used the Galaxy S II before and I liked it pretty much and right now the spe... moreFrankly speaking, I've never been a fan of the SGS2
I hate the screen, being an artist and a photographer, because it looks bloody unnatural, everything's just very oversaturated even at the lowest saturation settings in the display settings (forgot what the 3 settings were), and the blacks drop faster on the screen than they do in real life, losing detail in the process when it comes to trying to view photoes with lotsa of darker areas in them. The SGS2 screen also cannot properly display white
It also didn't feel nice in the hands, being really wide and flat at the back, so there was less points of contact with the hand, which brings me to my point above
Moving from the SGS2 to the XS is a sidegrade spec wise, but a good improvement in the User Experience dept. if you can look beyond the specs
Take into consideration however, these few points as these are important for some folks:
- You lose the SD card slot
- You lose the ability to swap batteries and get larger capacity batteries
- Native video player does not support as many formats as the SGS2 video player does (remedied by MX Video Player)
- SGS2 comes with an office suite built in
- SGS2 has video calling and chatting, but the XS has only video chatting
- Lesser aftermarket parts
Those are some of the losses you'll make
The things you gain with the XS would be
- Damn good feeling on the hand
- Premium feeling phone
- Extremely fast internal memory with generous capacity
- Better camera in low lit conditions
- Better 1080p recording (XS = 30mm wide angle, SGS2 = 44mm narrow angle)
- Drop dead gorgeous and NTSC 100% accurate screen
- Better documented DLNA setup on the XS VS the SGS2 (I'll demonstrate this on a video once I have things setup)
That said, coming from the SGS2, I suggest waiting for either the Hayabusa or the Mint. I'm not allowed to reveal much about them at the moment, but present online leaks are relatively accurate.