I bought this phone on 10th April. So it has been more than a week I have been using it. Following is my review (completely non-bias)
Battery : The major concern for many XPS users is the insufficient battery backup. I faced the same till my phone was on firmware 6.0.A.3.62. I updated my phone to 6.0.A.3.73 and there is a huge improvement. Infact, I would say, battery backup is near to perfect. My Xperia Arc used to back me up for 1.5 days with 3G/WiFi and 2.5 days without 3G/WiFi. My updated Xperia S now performs almost the same. 1.5 days with 3G/WiFi and 2 days without 3G/WiFi. So, all the users out there, pls wait for the 73 firmware to be available in your country. Keep your screen brightness less than 50%. I use it with 40% brightness, still its more than enough for office/home usage. Charge your battery from 0 to 100 for the first five charges. You will see the difference. Also, ICS may improve things even more.
Built Quality : The plastic used in this phone is premium. Handling the phone makes you feel as if you have an expensive device in your palms. Although the aluminum body on the upcoming Xperia P would be a better choice, but this is no less. Excellent built quality with an “out–of–the–box” design. The capacitive buttons will take a few hours (not days) to get used to. I don’t miss ANY hit now. It is definitely responsive.
Display : Amazing. Crisp, sharp, nice punchy colors, not oversaturated like AmoLED. I use this display with less than 50% brightness and still the screen is very punchy but pleasing. Regarding the YELLOW tinge issue, I was lucky enough to receive a perfect product. I played games for a long time, deliberately, to overheat the phone. No yellow stuff. I am happy and hope for the same for all users.
Audio : Sony can’t go wrong here. I heard a review saying that the earphones provided are crappy. NOT TRUE. The earphones are good quality and provide very nice bass n higher frequencies as well. With the custom equalizer settings, you can have punchy deep bass music or pleasant low bass music as per your preference. Loud speaker is also crisp and decently loud. Call quality is pin sharp. No issues in Audio department.
Camera : In par with Nokia N-8 and Sony Ericsson Satio. Images have huge amount of detail. Colors produced are decently saturated. Only thing I find missing is XENON flash, but I guess its too much to ask for.
Video : Can’t say much in this dept. Captured only 1 video as of now. Seemed pretty sharp but while capturing, I somehow couldn’t keep my hand steady. So can’t comment much here.
Storage : 32 GB inbuilt is more than you need. I can say that bcoz I am myself a geek. I store lot of images and movies in my tablet and phone. Expandable memory card could have been a plus point but onboard 32GB is not less. I have five 720p HD movies and a lot of Trance music (Trance songs usually weigh more than 10MB) and my recent craze for photography in my phone right now. Still have around 3GB remaining. Internal memory for apps is almost 2GB, which is LOT more than needed. As I said, I myself am a geek and have many many apps installed.
This is ONE GOOD product and I am ONE HAPPY customer.
Thanks a lot Sony.
Terminator, 19 Apr 2012Between sony and samsung....the choice should be samsung....sony devices are not user friendly.....Yeah You're Right...im Even Can't update my Xperia Neo With That Damn PC Companion, Can't Via OTA Too, & My Phone Not Root Still Original....
bought the Xperia s since last week. excellent built and screen and camera. The interface is way better than Samsung it so easy to use and remove app. Just like IOS. unlike Samsung so complicated delete an app have to search through many setting. XPERIA S have many design case which is available in iPhone wooooo now i can case for my Xperia S
just in, 18 Apr 2012Hi guys I bought this phone 2 days back,iam unable to send txt msgs nor m able to find msg cen... moreGo to dial pad then enter *#*#4636#*#* you'll get pop up menu > then Phone information > then you can find out the message center no finally press refresh.................
I have had this phone for a month now and can strangely say that it has grown on me and I can't imagine using any other. When I first bought it I was put back a bit by its size and it's battery drain but those to cons are explainable: it's a man size phone not a girly phone & battery drain is all because of that amazing screen you are adoring all the time. If you are listening to music only and all other wireless data connections are off then the battery will last a decent amount of time. And also get a cover for it as it'sdesign is slippery as he'll, I have dropped it 3 times now with no worse for wear so use protection!
AnonD-1094, 19 Apr 2012battery life really poor ,does not last even a day ,dont know whats draining if ,fix it sony ,... moreUn-tick BRAVIA Option, mine last 2 days. Display looks pretty much the same.
battery life really poor ,does not last even a day ,dont know whats draining if ,fix it sony ,wake up
Terminator, 19 Apr 2012Between sony and samsung....the choice should be samsung....sony devices are not user friendly.....It's android boy not sony's operating system
meher, 18 Apr 2012which phone should i buy sony xperia s or galaxy s2 Between sony and samsung....the choice should be samsung....sony devices are not user friendly.....
i wish they can already give out the specs of s3 so I can decide which is which... :) i love SE, been a user since college but i want to know which is better the up coming S3 or SXS...
advice, 18 Apr 2012check gsmarena reviews of both phone and compare image quality by yourself also do not forget ... morebut in ur opinion which is better? yes i know there might be some S2 fan ready to attack but i my self use to love S2. but after XS release. i am confused. please if u could make my decision easier :D
Anonymous, 19 Apr 2012how do i remove a widget from the home screen?? someone pls help!Press on the widget with your fingertip for 2 seconds. You will see a small bin at the bottom of your homescreen. Drag the widget down to the 'bin' with your fingertip, the widget will disappear into the bin and off your homescreen. The widget is now in your Appdrawer. Hope this helps you.
Anonymous, 19 Apr 2012how do i remove a widget from the home screen??
someone pls help!Press the icon For a long Time until the mobile vibrate then a Recycle-bin come down Just drag the icon to the BIn
And by the way howz ur Battery lifetime
i bought this phone and my friend too we stay same home..its screen stoped working after week and it happend with both of our phones ..we changed and get new same phone but after 1 day this new set get off itself and not coming on at all...ust only givng error on screen and get off and on thats it....i personaly loved this phone untill i didnot used it but now i wont tell any1 to buy this....
meher, 18 Apr 2012which phone should i buy sony xperia s or galaxy s2 S2 for sure
in my opinion, xs is better than s2 because it has been released after the s2 by several months which means that sony tried to avoid the cons of the s2 in the xs. personally, i'm a samsung hater and i don't want to buy a samsung mobile because of their worst support on the entire planet.