I am writing this review after two days of using my own xperia s!
I would just like to say it's an amazing phone, screen is just excellent and UI is so simple and nice! I also don't know why people are complaining about battery, for me it's so fast its been great and lasted a hole day, and they say it even gets better over time. So far there are no bad points on this phone, except then seems to be a little wait on downloading certain apps, though I can handle it.
I was put on the spot between this phone and the HTC one x which is the new HTC quad core flagship model. And yes that phone is excellent, and sometimes I don't know if I have made the wrong choice, Butt seriously I don't think they're is a wrong choice, there both fast and nice and couldn't even tell the difference in speed even though the benchmarks results are alot higher on the b one x, though what made me choose the xperia s was its great screen and its easyness to hold compared to the one x. Also people say the xperia s is battery is bad, the one x is ever worst. Anyway enough ranting, if your deciding for the xperia s. GET IT! The camera is also nice. And I can't wait to see how fast and good the new ICS UPDATE will make this phone,
Anyway I hope this is clear and helps people decide.
I write another short review after s little more use!
Written on my Sony Xperia S
advice, 27 May 2012gsmarena and many other tech blogs said that htc s camera is better than the one x,for me i co... moreAgreed that one X photos are not so good (esp a lot of noise due to oversharpening perhaps), but if u compare the phots captured by Sony Xperia S (and i mean real life photos), given on various websites/blogs with galaxy s2 or One X camera samples u will definitely see what i mean, and please no more photo compare tool by gsmarena, read what gsmarena itself states:
"Since cameras are optimized to shoot real-life scenes and not charts, the GSMArena Photo Compare Tool isn't good for comparing exposure accuracy and dynamic range (printed black and white does not compare to a bright light source and a dark shadow)."
That being said, there is another flaw in your comparison. A comparison of photo samles is valid only if taken of same subject at same time and all gsmarena photo samples obviously wouldn't be taken at same time (thereby altering the lighting, distance, even focus if dim light, which seems to be in case of SXS samples, etc).
Hence, I don't beleive this so called photocompare tool to be reliable at all. Besides, U should not judge any comparison/technical or otherwise solely based upon one website/tool.. cheers!
Anonymous, 27 May 2012Dear advice, See the link below to see how Sony Xperia S beats Nokia N8 Camera! http://w... moregsmarena and many other tech blogs said that htc s camera is better than the one x,for me i compared htc x camera with xperia s and the s2 and i didn't like the photo and the video quality that i capture with the one x,i tried this on the compare tool of gsmarena and it gave me the same result,and i believe gsmarena comparison tool is very accurate .
AnonD-8026, 27 May 2012advice ... an advice for u ... u compared the wrong xperia i thing u compared the X1 with the ... moremy current phone is the xperia pro but i am not a sony fanboy as u are and i am not a fanboy for any company because i don't care,i am sure about the gsmarena link that i gave u and i am sure it is the xperia s and not the x1,the problem in my xperia pro camera appears clearly when use gsmarena grey chart and u choose the grass image u will see that on the s3 ans 4s the grass looks very realistic but on the pro u will find a lot of black dots these dots are also available on the xperia s ,any way the issue in xperia phones only appears when try to watch your photos fully zoomed,and my xperia pro camera is one of the best camera i have ever used.
every one knows that ps3 is better than ps2 and the xbox,but in camera the larger mega pixel it does not mean better camera but it means larger image size,so sometimes u will find 5mp cameras give better image quality ,nicer colors and less noise than 8 mp cameras and this also applied to 8mp vs 12mp cameras.
MIr, 27 May 2012Best Phone ever ... smooth and have no problem .. btw when the ICS update is rolling out ?june or juli
Best Phone ever ... smooth and have no problem ..
btw when the ICS update is rolling out ?
advice, 26 May 2012i used gsmarena photo and video compare tools and compared these phones: nokia n8 ,galaxy s3 ,... moreDear advice,
See the link below to see how Sony Xperia S beats Nokia N8 Camera!
Another one which compares SXS with HTC One X,
And you say HTC One S has better camera than One X, LOL, even HTC wouldn't believe that!
Also, stop comparing Samsung SGS3 camera with Sony Xperia S, as Sony is far superior wrt Camera quality/performance!
Lesson: The mentioned photo compare tool seems highly unreliable to rate camera quality!
AnonD-56502, 27 May 2012I do not recommend for you to buy this product. Xperia S. I guess is the most unreliable phone... moreYou are saying that one should not buy this phone coz it froze!..lol! I am using it for last 1 month and it never froze for me.. and there is no android smartphone till date which would never freeze/hang (given the vast flexibility of android os). So, which phone would u recommend, I, for one, definitely recommend Sony Xperia S to all!
AnonD-56502, 27 May 2012I do not recommend for you to buy this product. Xperia S. I guess is the most unreliable phone... moreMost unreliable phone??? I wonder what kinda great phones have you used before buddy??!! You gotta think before make such UNRELIABLE comments...!
You said that your cell lagged for 4 times in a day!! Are you really using Xperia S? I think you've got a China clone.. Coz mine hasn't, even a single time since the day I bought it! It's among one of the most fluid working smartphones I've seen..
PS: Go see your doc before you think of advising rubbish to people..!
AnonD-56502, 27 May 2012I do not recommend for you to buy this product. Xperia S. I guess is the most unreliable phone... moreSpeak for yourself, i have this fone for 2 months now and no problems at all! this is by far the best smartphone made in 2012! it offers everything, just an amazing phone (for me atleast)
I do not recommend for you to buy this product. Xperia S. I guess is the most unreliable phone I ever had. Just bought the phone one week ago and it hanged 4 times already. poor performance of the software or the phone itself. I immediately ran this to the nearest service center and you know what they did. they just reformat it using a cable connected on their computer. The following day it froze. This is really an good option for you to buy. Not worth of your money.....
advice, 26 May 2012i used gsmarena photo and video compare tools and compared these phones: nokia n8 ,galaxy s3 ,... moreadvice ... an advice for u ... u compared the wrong xperia i thing u compared the X1 with the phones... man those samyfanboys... they are helarious ... an 8 MP beats a 12 MP and the PS2 is better than the PS3 ;)---
Anonymous, 27 May 2012Look all those Sammy boys, they really think that Xperia S has the same camera as the Iphone 4... moremy current phone is the xperia pro u can read my comments in xperia pro section and i am not a fan for any company i just buy what fits my need .
u can use gsmarena photo quality compare tool by yourself and see how the xperia s performs
check this link and the choose the grass photo for comparison :http://www.gsmarena.com/piccmp.php3?idType=2&idPhone1=4238&idPhone2=4369&idPhone3=4212
AnonD-56230, 25 May 2012one of the dumbest phone i ever seen... not at all worth for 30K+... the two thing that is bet... moreStupid cmnts hre if skpe free service available why should think sim video call which charges high .....
I have been using this phone since last 3 days. Earlier I had Iphone 3 GS and HTC Desire S. This phone has amazing display, camera and features. Processor is fast and everything opens quickly. I don't know why some reviews say its hard to put the small plugs which covers the charge slot back in. Infact I like those plugs as they make the phone look more elegant. I don't feel the loud speaker is dum. Find it pretty decent and much better than my HTC. Headset are cool too.
I do face battery issues with it currently. Hoping some fix with ICS release on it next month. But I had similar issue with HTC which was equally bad.
Overall a gr8 phone. Loving it.
What is the SAR value of this phone? Some website state that it is 0.78, whereas others state that it is 1.30.
Anonymous, 27 May 2012"3.73 update, android update" does not exist.Buddy, google out "Xperia S 6.0.a.3.73 update" and you'll get it... I've updated my own cell then how cant it exist??!
And one more simple way to do it is connect your cell to pc via USB using pc companion software and you'll automatically get a update notification!