The battery life isn't as bad as you think guys. Most of android mobiles users recharge their mobiles everyday. My sxs can make it through the day without problems. The standby mode saves the battery. And by the way my mobile is updated to the last firmware update .73 and it helped to reduce the battery energy drain.
Ivailo, 26 Apr 2012Poor phone. Old 45nm processor, LCD (not even IPS-LCD) display, nosiy camera (more noise than ... moreYou just see the review when it wasn't released. The released version has been far better.
IPS can't always be a guarantee of good display.
andi, 25 Apr 2012Sony Xperia S has a great and sexy design. You can only find beautiful design from Sony (or So... moreHey Mr Andi, please let me know, is the play store for play station games working and is available in saudi arabia.?
if yes, do you pay for those games through a visa card or is their any other way to it as well?
thank you in advance.
So how'z the experience going on?
By the way, what's the country's name in the 'Made In *****' Tag.. and guys which is considered to be the good one..?
Scarface, 26 Apr 2012When is its Ice cream sandwich update rolling out??guys !!! when is its icecream sandwich update rolling out !!!!????
bought it a week ago... so far the best fone i've used... haters gonna hate.. its just soo good.. the only problem i face is the capacitive touch buttons.. but i'll get used to it..
Abdus, 23 Apr 2012Hey Mr.Andi, even i'm in KSA now, i'm really looking forward to this phone. Have read a lot o... morei've got this unit.i can tell that this is very nice.looks could kill! regarding google play..yes it is available. and you can buy application ( games ) buy deducting to your load ( if you are using prepaid zimcard) disadavantage is the battery..same like the other big screen.. a little bit better than xperia x10
Poor phone. Old 45nm processor, LCD (not even IPS-LCD) display, nosiy camera (more noise than Satio before 3 eyes), darker photos than Arc (wich has overbright), and unfucntional launcher. WTF is that?!
Bad display,bad camera,poor UI with icons stolen frm Meizu and more and more...
Sony,u can do more..
Try reducing the brightness and use a static wallpaper instead of the live ones.
Before the .73 update things were so bad. but now its reasponible for a smart phone with 4.3" screen.
andi, 24 Apr 2012Being no SD card is not a problem. Look at Apple iPhone, ever since iPhone does not have SD ca... moreI too have the iPhone 4s , Xperia S
Like both but prefer the Xperia S for some reason....
I don't know why......
MJ, 26 Apr 2012for those who still facing battery drain issue; update to 6.0.A.3.73 it really makes a big dif... moreI have 6.0.A.3.73 from when I bought it (two weeks) and it (the battery) cannot last through the day. Hard to believe that it was even worse with the old build number.
As I said before, the AnTuTu test gives good results, but it's not enough. Same problems with any other HD over 4" screens - they drain the battery and they do it fast. I'm keeping mine at 30% which is enough, but screen contribution of battery drain ranges from 60-90% depending how much it's on.
Like the screen?
Well, pay the price!
Carry the charger with you and make sure you are always next to a wall plug or a PC...
Gsmarena seems to be discounting the Sony on the basis of looks and lack of the latest processor while not giving it enough credit against the others i.e. the One S. But isn't the fact that it has the BEST screen and one of the best cameras around, i.e. functionality a good enough reason to buy a phone.
Discounting a phone by using a vague term "lack of bragging rights" hardly seems objective.
A great phone, with a brilliant camera and screen along with a very user friendly UI and NFC tags.
for those who still facing battery drain issue; update to 6.0.A.3.73 it really makes a big difference on battery life
TMach, 25 Apr 2012Yep, only issue with this beauty is the battery life which basically means charging at the end... moreI fully agree. But that issue is a major one! You'd need your charger with you all the time - just in case you are carried away by its screen's beauty. Charging it so often will probably kill the battery within a year - and what then? Unscrewing a dozen screws and risking you'd screw it up!? Most of my gadgets and devices are by Sony, and I must say that, in spite of their claims to produce the best batteries, their batteries in fact suck!
AnonD-52148, 26 Apr 2012Can any one say that, is Sony Xperia S supports Skype video calling facility? samsung does not... moreIt sure does and I'm using it every day. Like on other Androids, you need to hold it in landscape if you want the other party to see you normally (unlike Apple). If you hold it in portrait they see you rotated by 90 DEG, which is awkward. My son has Nexus and it also supports Skype in the same fashion as Xperia X.