Adam, 04 Mar 2012Zephyron,
I've used the Galaxy S II before and I liked it pretty much and right now the spe... moreFrankly speaking, I've never been a fan of the SGS2
I hate the screen, being an artist and a photographer, because it looks bloody unnatural, everything's just very oversaturated even at the lowest saturation settings in the display settings (forgot what the 3 settings were), and the blacks drop faster on the screen than they do in real life, losing detail in the process when it comes to trying to view photoes with lotsa of darker areas in them. The SGS2 screen also cannot properly display white
It also didn't feel nice in the hands, being really wide and flat at the back, so there was less points of contact with the hand, which brings me to my point above
Moving from the SGS2 to the XS is a sidegrade spec wise, but a good improvement in the User Experience dept. if you can look beyond the specs
Take into consideration however, these few points as these are important for some folks:
- You lose the SD card slot
- You lose the ability to swap batteries and get larger capacity batteries
- Native video player does not support as many formats as the SGS2 video player does (remedied by MX Video Player)
- SGS2 comes with an office suite built in
- SGS2 has video calling and chatting, but the XS has only video chatting
- Lesser aftermarket parts
Those are some of the losses you'll make
The things you gain with the XS would be
- Damn good feeling on the hand
- Premium feeling phone
- Extremely fast internal memory with generous capacity
- Better camera in low lit conditions
- Better 1080p recording (XS = 30mm wide angle, SGS2 = 44mm narrow angle)
- Drop dead gorgeous and NTSC 100% accurate screen
- Better documented DLNA setup on the XS VS the SGS2 (I'll demonstrate this on a video once I have things setup)
That said, coming from the SGS2, I suggest waiting for either the Hayabusa or the Mint. I'm not allowed to reveal much about them at the moment, but present online leaks are relatively accurate.
All apps compatible on Galaxy S II will be compatible for the Xperia S also? After the ICS update will it differ from any other ICS running on other phones?
I've used the Galaxy S II before and I liked it pretty much and right now the specs on this Xperia S are really amazing and im planning on buying it, but I don't wana get disappointed later on if there will be some bugs and whatnot to be found later on. What do you suggest?
andi, 04 Mar 2012Thanks for the information. I just hope it will be available in Saudi Arabia (as you said arou... morethere is a Sony KSA page on FB . they said like this..
i am waiting for this phone from one month.. i hope it will be available soon in Saudi Arabia.. can't wait to have it..
Anonymous, 04 Mar 2012Zephyron,
is the phone really worth buying it,coz ive never used any android handsets earlier... moreThe Xperia S is a good phone, but for someone who's never used Android before, depending on how adaptable you are and how willing you are to learn, it could be a little daunting
I'm a little mixed about recommending just about -ANY- Android flagship to a person who has never used Android before. Am more inclined to recommend the midranged phones to get a taste of what the flagships may feel like instead.
AnonD-43357, 04 Mar 2012this phone is to big and to heavy.Depends from person to person
I workout, and I'm 5'10"/178cm in height, phone fits me just fine, and I personally think it could use more weight
Can't satisfy you guys IMO, phone too light = poor build quality, too heavy with good build and you whine
AnonD-41954, 04 Mar 2012It's price will be announce on March 12th and the Xperia S will be available across the Middle... moreThanks for the information. I just hope it will be available in Saudi Arabia (as you said around March 20th onward across middle east) just in time for my birthday.
andi, 04 Mar 2012As posted here that Xperia S is already available in Kuwait,any idea if this is now available ... moreIt's price will be announce on March 12th and the Xperia S will be available across the Middle East by March 20th.
AnonD-30293, 04 Mar 2012More options is good, and given how bored humanity is nowadays, once an option is not availabl... moreZephyron,
is the phone really worth buying it,coz ive never used any android handsets earlier and am planning to buy this phone as my 1st android handset.can u still brief up on the phone,ive seen all the videos and comments u have posted and i think its worth buying it,wats ur opinion.
thanks in advance
Rockysuruli, 04 Mar 2012Y is that people start comparing and complaining wen it comes to other mobile manufactures,but... moreMore options is good, and given how bored humanity is nowadays, once an option is not available, everyone just runs around waving their arms about in the air like it's the end of the world
That is all
i like sony ericsson & sony LCD, this lcd is batter then super AMOLED.
Y is that people start comparing and complaining wen it comes to other mobile manufactures,but they blindly without even thinking go for apple even which has inbuild memory without extra card slot and non removable battery. But the fact is inbuild memory increases the phones performance.
As posted here that Xperia S is already available in Kuwait,any idea if this is now available in Saudi Arabia?
iam intrested in buying this can any one say about its battery life
Harish, 03 Mar 2012No document editor at this price , little bit diappointing .......you can download later on: documnet editor