Hi All, I am going to buy this phone. Need few clarifications.
1. As for all phone users, the speed of the phone is very important to me. Like any phone user, I hate waiting for ages to open an application. In terms of speed, how is this Phone's performance? Copmared to Samnung Galexy S 3 or Apple 4S, how is the speed?
2. I want to get the phone upgraded to Android 4. Is this a good move? Are there any risks? Does it impact any functionalities of the phone badly?
Than you very much,
SONY Xperia S, 19 Jul 2012THANKS a ton.... My value is 8 in normal room..... battery is healthy ...... display test was ... moreMan i m also searching for the same sony update list.... FOR JELLT BEAN..... but didn't got any information on it .... plz reply if u get any..... thanks.
J Taylor, 18 Jul 2012For service menu type in *#*#7378423#*#*
then do service tests and ambient light testTHANKS a ton.... My value is 8 in normal room..... battery is healthy ...... display test was also good.....thanks a lot for helping......
by the way, any one knows when sony will ANNOUNCE their list of phones up-gradable to jelly bean.... any chance xperia s will get it ?????
by the way... awesome phone....really.....(4.0.4)
Anyone who has encountered some lags on opening the apps. after ICS 4.0.4 update can overcome the problem by downloading some applications from the playstore. One app. called "Dialer one" from the playstore will open the phone dialer app. in a sec rather than having to wait for 3 seconds after the ICS update. Also, I download a launcher called Android 4 ICS launcher. This launcher resembles the Google stock ICS 4 launcher very much except that the icons used are still the Sony's own icons. However, this launcher greatly improved the scrolling experience of the Sony's ICS launcher after the ICS 4.04 update. Anybody encountered the lagging experience after the android 4 ICS update may overcome this laggy problem this way before the next software update from Sony.
Does this phone support VoIP ?
Can I use Skype & Viber on it to make calls oIP ??
SONY Xperia S, 18 Jul 2012Ok. Pls tell me how to test light sensor ?....
=)For service menu type in *#*#7378423#*#*
then do service tests and ambient light test
Erujj, 17 Jul 2012Hello all i am really confused between the two phones Samsung galaxy s2 19100 and the Sony xpe... moreBuy a Xperia S as its near to perfect & u also won't get Jelly bean for SGS2 in future as per samsung's past history of neglecting completely a year old devices
Hello, can anyone tell me how is it's battery backup. suppose internet network ,GSM is switched on most of the time and will spend more or less 3 hours in music along with some useful apps. how long will it stay?
will be helpful if someone can reply from personal experience.
xperia s might be better than s2 in some aspects,but it is not better than the galaxy s3,the only phone that has the chance to stop the s3 big sales is the next iphone.
some mistakes i want to correct:
the corning gorilla glass is the best in the market,it is very thin and very tough ,it is scratch resistant and shatter resistant in the same time,unlike the glass of the xperia s which is scratch resistant but not shatter resistant and that is why xperia phones come with pre installed shatter proof screen protector which is reflective ,decreases the view angle and liable to scratches!?!?and if u decide to remove it your phone screen will be in danger.....so u have to keep it in place and keep watching the scratches grow day after day!!!!!!.....
the second thing that i want to mention is that the super amoled screen of the s3 is the best in the market it does not give over saturated colors as the previous ones ,the bravia engine of sony which only works when u r watching videos and photos gives great results that is very close to the s3 super amoled experience but it can't beat the deepest black color in the market.
please if any one want to discuss with me ,don't use childish way of discussion like starting comparing cars ?!??!and describing people who have another opinion as fools(i don't want to discuss with fan boys)
i am using xperia pro phone u can find my comments in every where .
Dr. Cuello, 18 Jul 2012LOL i don't think that he made that up the "Gracias Engine" most probably was his au... morei salute you mate! indeed it was auto correction mistake and indeed i'm from Spain!
you r really smart :)
SXS looks like a pretty great phone to me...been long tym since i've been in the scene w/ other brands, sony included (been a little tight on money lately...haha)...although i have heard lots of great stuff from samsung's S3 too...but i'm more of an aesthetic guy, i might take this as my nxt fone (sooo not sure yet!!!)...i guess it really depends on where your interests slant when it comes to buying a new fone...
reading comments sections here never gets old...haha
love the way fanboys hate fanboys...LOL
mr A, 18 Jul 2012I have upgraded my phone to 4.0 ICS I dont like it at all So 1- how can I switch back to 2.3... more You can go back to 2.3.7 GB using the flashtool and flashing your region specific ftf/firmware manually. You can uncheck the wipe data/cache option to preserve your data/apps. Go check the xda xperia s section where you shall find everything you need!
SONY Xperia S, 18 Jul 2012Ok. Pls tell me how to test light sensor ?.... =)Auto brightness control is present near the SONY name between led notifications u can see a place a little darker wen viewed under sunlight. Cover the area with ur finger and ull notice the change in screen brightness
nick, 18 Jul 2012I bought this phone. It's benchmark is 3,300. S2 just score 3000 or less I don't belive in benchmarks much, but just for its sake, i too get a quadrant score of 3310 with stock Sony ICS firmware (.452 build no OC)! Wait for the next update (due shortly) as users claim 15% increase in benchmarks!
Anonymous, 18 Jul 2012Did you try them both, coz i got them both and i just want you to know i chose to use the xper... more I totally agree with you on this! But some adamant fools just won't get it, as they can never really think beyond Samsung's quadcore/its spec sheet/features.. let alone trying the real world performance and comparing it with say SXS or others!
I feel that SGS3 is best samsung smartphone till date (Nexus being just as close) but people just get caught up in all the overhype created by fansites/blogs!
Just went to smartphone cafe , the price is 28,700/-.
And they are giving insurance+ goodies.
Sony just like samsung wants to make its mark in the mobile industry.
And definitely it will give tough competition . We all can se how they entered with xperia S 'amazing phone'.
I bought this phone. It's benchmark is 3,300. S2 just score 3000 or less
sony is any time beeter than samsung coz samsung dont provide more than 4x zoom which is bad