KF, 31 Mar 2012really?? the N8 despite being about 2yo, it still beats the S with or without the xenon. OH an... moreThat is pure fanboy comment.
Processor - 600 Mhz ARM 11 Vs Dual-Core 1.5 Ghz
GPU - Broadcom BCM2727 Vs Adreno 220
Sensors - No Gyro for N8.
RAM - 256 MB Vs 1 GB (U can open lots of tabs and also open lot of apps at background).
Screen - SD Vs HD.
720P Vs 1080P Video capture.
Xperia S GPU and processor can handle apps very good , Even in Ads N8 lagged and can't run even apps which run smoothly on iPhone 3GS with almost same specs head to head except camera and TV-out.
Anonymous, 31 Mar 2012"N8 is still the best camera phone (until pureview 808 starts rolling out)...the xperia s... morereally?? the N8 despite being about 2yo, it still beats the S with or without the xenon. OH and everything on your XPERIA S can be found on the N8 (and even every other sym^3 phone) except the number of apps.
all the talent of n8 is the camera. compared with this sony is a old fart garbage. even in the case the n8's camera is sligtly better, the rest is crap
Akhc_4s, 30 Mar 2012N8 is still the best camera phone (until pureview 808 starts rolling out)...the xperia s has s... more"N8 is still the best camera phone (until pureview 808 starts rolling out)...the xperia s has so much lines' aliasing, colour noise and yellow tinting... that proves something: when nokia says n8 is the best, that's what it really is!! sorry sony!..."
Seriously? im mean REALLY? nokia N8? the only thing good about N8 is the xenon flash the rest are fail
i think when you buying a phone in my opinion the 1st think to consider is the OS then the phone features, U comparing N8 to Xperia S maybe based on the test the N8 camera is much better thn XS but is that enough to ignore XS??!! of course not if U want camera then go and get a camera the comparsing is dead once U comparing Android to Symbian
Akhc_4s, 31 Mar 2012Also, nokia NEVER said that n8 is fast! indeed, it has an outdated cpu and gpu! BUT see yourse... moreI rather have an amazing phone with acceptable camera, than an lousy phone with amazing camera.
SmartphoneConsultant, 31 Mar 2012Dual Core in android is not enough. True multi-tasking can be done only on a quad core phone.... moreOh please, do you even know how cores work? having an extra cores are only useful when your capable of utilizing all those processing juice. Otherwise the extra cores are gimmick in nature, FYI in normal practice extra cores means extra powers are needed maintain them. So you have extra cores, with no necessity to use them, and they cost extra (energy and cost wise)
And another thing, playing GTA on smartphones have nothing to do with the processor (a.k.a your 'cores'), it's dependent on the graphical accelerator.
Guest555, 31 Mar 2012Here we go again, the N8. Seriously. The Xperia S, combine with the great image quality, fast... moreAlso, nokia NEVER said that n8 is fast! indeed, it has an outdated cpu and gpu! BUT see yourself the combarison between n8 and xperia s! n8 delivers MUCH BETTER details, LOWER noise and FOR GOD'S NAME NO croma noise! it's UNACCEPTABLE for a 2012 12 mp camera phone to has croma noise! even the iphone 4 doesn't have! one picture is 1000 words! see the samples and see that n8 delivers the best quality! and when the 808 pureview comes out, then the xperia s camera will be just a "robot play"!
My friends, its the first sony phone, some companies as samsung or htc wait and at the end, they make a phone that is a bit better than the other phones . Like sIII , its quadcore and 12Mp camera and 4.7' Display and its not honor for samsung, sam get the chipsets and as a puzzle solve that . But what is the good design? Is a thing that samsung have not it. Samsung dont pay attention to provious users , for example sony xperia ray or mini or live walkman give ics but only dual cores of samsung give it. So samung is ....
Shaks, 31 Mar 2012I wrote about my disappointment with this phone in the opinions a few days ago. I am just hopi... moreHas had it two weeks. The battery is terrible. One night with wi-fi and gps off it went down 22%. Have to constantly charge it. It don't last 24h.
And I have still not found a good HD video player to play 720p mkv files. Either sound or picture is lagging. (Dice player, mx player and vplayer).
And you can not make video calls thru 3G. I even called their support about that, which they confirmed :(
Hitman, 30 Mar 2012Great phone had it for almost a week. - The looks of the phone is incredible and eye-catching... moreSee the quality comparison sample. N8 is looks way better. Low noise & lots detail are can be seen. Even 8mp sgs2 also performed better. What a waste 12mp in xperia s.
SmartphoneConsultant, 31 Mar 2012Dual Core in android is not enough. True multi-tasking can be done only on a quad core phone.... moreMost of loss of sony is because of japan earthquake, thailand flood, and psn hack.
sony gud job, 31 Mar 2012i guess its a right move not 2 add quad core in d phone requiring 4cores to run an android ver... moreDual Core in android is not enough. True multi-tasking can be done only on a quad core phone.
HTC ONE X with Tegra 3 quad core processor, we can play GTA or any other high graphics game with browser, maps, music and many other apps in the background and can switch to camera and take pictures amazingly fast without any lags at all.
SONY is still in the backseat with Snapdragon MSMchipset with 1.5GHz scorpion processor(same processor was on HTC sensation xe last year) and no ice cream sandwich out of the box which is disgusting as a flagship of the year.
Last year Sony had a loss of 247 million euros. I think in this way it will increase likely.
why all the hype for quad-cores?? its price will be lower than those 'superphones' so stop comparing, and its performence is on par with the overrated one x.
Found Something Interesting!
Read about a lot of people complaining about the soft buttons for Home, Menu & Back, that they are sluggish and you have to press twice or harder to activate. Actually, these three soft keys operate very well with an upward flick gesture. Try it! It never fails. I found this by chance when I was experimenting with a similar feature with Go Launcher.
Also is it only my phone which shows a 1.7G free memory on the Phone in addition to the 25G ? I thought this phone only comes with 1G :-)
I wrote about my disappointment with this phone in the opinions a few days ago. I am just hoping things will improve after a sw update. Battery is still poor. Phone is sluggish and freezes now and then. Installed Apps simply disappear after a change to Go Launcher. YouTube behaves weird, crashes on rewind or ff and sometimes launches automatically on its own like a ghost App.