Sony doesn't provide good software support. They take their time in releasing new versions. This phone was released in 2012 and still no ICS. I had a X10 mini. They stopped the upgrade with Froyo. Just because there were great developers in XDA, I ran 2.3 Gingerbread. Sony doesn't have the thing to create good smartphones.
For example the specs are all great still only a 1.5 Dual core which is a qualcomm chip.. This chip has been proved to be slower than 1.2 Ghz dual core Exynos. And the GPU is just normal compared to other manufacturers. And Sony's smartphone market share is consistently flowing down!
Greatest handset I've ever had,,, only one question >>> there is no Normal Video Calling option in the phone though it has a front camera,,, any Idea about any app that makes the phone able to perform a normal Video call ???
Please i dont know why my default browser on my Xperia S has stopped working and i cant download another browser from the market app. however the internet still works for my facebook,twitter and on laptop via hotspot tethering from the phone. help pls
Greatest handset I've ever had,,, only one question >>> there is no Normal Video Caling option in the phone though it has a fromt camera,,, any Idea about any app that makes the phone aple to perform a normal Vide call ???
AnonD-45501, 14 Apr 2012But on this Sony Mobile (India) site it still says 1 GB. http://www.sonymobile.com/in/prod... moreI don't understand but i had been hearing all the way long that SE is the only company that is customizing ICS as well for 512 MB of RAM , also what about the customers of SXS who are claiming that they can see less than 512 MB of RAM visible in the status screen.
great unit bought it yesterday ,sold out my htc one x ,which really had some hardware issues and not so great quad core speed rather sony is zappier of the two so just go for this device ,wont let u down ,forget htc forever
Sam, 13 Apr 2012Hey this is terrible ,
On India's website it says RAM is 512 MB for Xperia S as compared t... moreBut on this Sony Mobile (India) site it still says 1 GB.
Don't know which one is correct.
But I don't think they will launch SXS with 512 MB RAM.
AnonD-32405, 13 Apr 2012Hey sri, Even iam having the same issue ... tell me what needs to be done I have this phone for one month now. I said the same as you, ' where is my 400m of missing memory?' They told me 200 was for one thing and 200 for another. Something to do with internal running of the phone. This would leave me approx. 600 for internal. OK guys I am not a technical minded person and I'm sorry but I can't remember the names of the things in the phone that uses this 400. Maybe you will know. Hope this helps.
[deleted post]If what you said here is true, it means battery life is crap...
help_me, 10 Apr 2012I really love the specs on the Sony Xperia S, and even though the graphics cards lacks slightl... moreIf it helps you i made a video recording at Qlimax 2011 with my xperia arc and a friend with his SG2. When we started to watch them i saw some tears from his eyes. The bass at that concert was incredibble and his phone recorded bzzz bzzz brrr... The sound on my arc in flawless. So i guess for this one should be even better. good luck with your choice but i`m waiting for tuesday to pick up my new SXS :X
Hemant, 11 Apr 20121) Battery Drain very fast if there is no use or no sim inside phone 2)Internal storage is no... moreBro don`t get me wrong but if you want pictures you have digital cameras, dslr, etc. To take a picture with some friends or a 1080P@30fps video, plus 32gb memmory is more than you need on a phone... my oppinion.
Sam, 13 Apr 2012Hey this is terrible , On India's website it says RAM is 512 MB for Xperia S as compared t... moreHere to check the correct specifications http://developer.sonymobile.com/wportal/devworld/search-downloads/docstools/1.706813?cc=gb&lc=en
sahil, 11 Apr 2012i like this phone. we have compare this set to samsung galaxy s2 .
Its a good phone.it only doesn't take sd card. looks good just bulky.is this sahil ebrahim from zim chicken legs.
AnonD-32405, 13 Apr 2012Hey sri, Even iam having the same issue ... tell me what needs to be done The rest of the ram that you don't see is being used by the android system itself. I do find it rather interesting though, that on Sony's Dev Blog they explain how ICS uses 340 mb, while it seems their gingerbread version is using 360. All in all though, you shouldn't have to worry about it, since 400 free is really good and even phones like Galaxy Nexus have the same.
TN604, 13 Apr 2012To all who have this phone, hows the battery compared to the Iphone 4S. From Vancouver =)I'm using both. iPhone 4S has better battery life. I have expected Sony Xperia S to be less battery life considering its huge and HD screen but I love my SXS most because of its amazing Reality Bravia HD screen and its 12megapixel camers ang faster processor. But in fairness to my iPhone 4S, its 8megapixel camera is stunning and decent compare to S2 and of course the Retina display of Apple is always superb.