I like the phone but i'll wait until its a little bit cheaper,i don't have budget for expensive phones.haha
newer batches of xperia s is now safe from the yellow tint issue
taken from "chobie" of tipidcp:
"Just read from a chinese forum, someone working in sony reveal some documents (don't know if these are real or not).
Basically, if the touch firmware is 6 (dial *#*#7378423#*#* -> service info -> software info), the screen should be fine, they won't accept repairing (in China); if it's 7, then there might be yellow tints on screen.
Also, it is not about the week number, it's about the 4 letters code printed on the battery sticker, the one just above the week number, something like "AAAB".
If the first 2 letters is "AA" (hardware version 1), then it might be a problem screen; if it's "AB" (hardware version 2) or "AC" (hardware version 3), then there is no problem, i.e. no yellow tints / spots.
The tones in the documents are quite "absolutely sure", i.e. NOT "it should be no problem with the screen", but rather "there IS no problem". And they won't accept repair for any phone that doesn't pass their "check" (mentioned above).
And their explanation of "yellow tints" on touch firmware 6 / ABAC screens is that these are just different colours adjust of LCD screens which is common, i.e. not every single piece of screen has exactly the same colour adjust, some might be a bit blue, some are more yellow, etc. (it sounds like it's YOUR eyes problem if you think it has got yellow tints on those "touch firmware 6 / AB / AC screens" )
the link is here:
The bottom picture of the 2 screens is the example which they ACCEPT as a problem screen (yellow tints)."
Nessar, 30 Jul 2012Hi Guys.. I'm Using This Phone(XPERIA S) Since 3 Days Only. Can Anybody Help Me How Can I Up... moreyou prefer go to the sony xperia center to get the ICS update.. my Xperia S is run well in ICS
is it possible to change the proxy setting of xperia S so I can access wifi in our school... pls help... :)
Nessar, 30 Jul 2012Hi Guys.. I'm Using This Phone(XPERIA S) Since 3 Days Only. Can Anybody Help Me How Can I Up... morehttp://www.sonymobile.com/global-en/software/phones/xperia-s/
how about video calling, is it good?
i'm planning to get either S3 or this Xperia S.
Scratch resistant glass is a BIG LIE!! I use this phone carefully, I get THREE DEEP SCRATCH on its screen in less than two weeks!! I think i get them when I squatted while it was in my short pant pocket which is has zipper on outside. Painfully!
Yes, Viber/app etc works on the phone.
You can download it in the Google Play store.
danger, 21 Jul 2012which phone is good sony xperia s or nokia 808 pureview?While SXS v/s Nokia 808 both have there diffrences, but biggest is 41 MP camera of 808 followed by Symbian S^3 os! If you are not too obsessed with tons of apps and need a great camera then the nokia store will very much suffice you! But if OS is considered then with android I think SXS leads all other phones even SGS 3! So if 'just' camera then nokia or an allrounder it should be SXS!
After this update my menu screen that has all my apps changed, many of my apps have disappeared, it tells me they are still on the phone but there is no way of opening them, this update is annoying and has far from benefited me
Anonymous, 29 Jul 2012this has lots of problems, I dont know if is this is due to the software version or the hardwa... moreI've installed Miui Rom SXS and it's SUPER FAST compared to Sony's oficial ROM. Have to try it. :D
Mteekay, 23 Jul 2012How do I change the call settings of my Xperia S? Everytime I dial a number it uses skype as d... moreYou can always try to remove skype first, then re-install it later, that way the default setting will be altered upon re-installation good luck with that though, I do remember that there was something like a setting that removes the default dialer.
please, is there any u.s. specification of the phone.....that is ,this phone that is made specifically for U.S.A