Sony Xperia S

sony xperia sThe break up Sony and Ericsson make a delay on Sony’s new products. Well known in multimedia section, this Japan manufacturer releases Sony Xperia S which is first product from NXT series without Ericsson in the last name.


Dimension: 12,8 x 6,4 x 1,06 cm, Weight: 144 gram, Accelerometer, gyro, proximity,Touch-sensitive controls, microUSB, HDMI, volume rocker,camera shutter, lock/power button, audio port 3,5 mm. Sony Xperia S has minimized and simple design, with elegant curves and firm lines. Dominate with wide screen and three buttons in front side. Unfortunately, the plastic material body is not as good as the Xperia S design. The interesting point in Sony Xperia S is the bottom touch button, Sony Xperia S have transparent crystals block with home, back and menu touch buttons on tops. It reminds us with Sony Ericsson Pureness design.


LED-backlit LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, Size: 720 x 1280 pixels, 4.3 inches (~342 ppi pixel density), Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine, Scratch-resistant glass With Bravia Mobile Engine, Sony Xperia S has good screen quality even using in outdoor or indoor it still convenience and screen readable in every angle.

Operating Sytem and UI

OS Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread), planned upgrade to v4.0, Timescape UI Even still using Gingerbread V2.3.7 as default operating system, but Sony give a guaranty that Sony Xperia S will have upgrade to v.4.0 or Ice cream sandwich. In user interface section Sony Xperia S also has addition Timescape which is has 5 homescreen panel to modify, users also can put menu and application based on needs and convenience.


Chipset Qualcomm MSM8260 Snapdragon, CPU Dual-core 1.5 GHz, GPU Adreno 220, Memory size 32 GB, 1 GB RAM, Li-Ion 1750 mAh. With compatible processor and memory, Gingerbread OS can run perfectly. Especially when we test Sony Xperia S using Quadrant Standard and Antutu Benchmark we had 6652 score with Antutu it quite high score, using Quadrant Standard Sony Xperia S has 3199 score which is put this device in better place than Samsung Galaxy Tab and Galaxy Nexus.


12 MP, 4000×3000 pixels, autofocus, LED flas, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, 3D sweep panorama, image stabilization. Sony Xperia S has high resolution camera for a phones, look`s like Sony give all the best features for this series, from autofocus, smile detection until image stabilizer. Sony Xperia S Camera performance also has quick response when taking a picture, it has no pause between capturing photos. The result is equal with resolution, sensor and features. Outdoor result on daylight looks clear and focus, it also happens for indoor capture, the color composition similar as the real objects. We also try Sony Xperia S 3D photo capture, the result similar as using panorama features, it`s quite good.

Video Recorder

Video 1080p@30fps, continuous autofocus, video light, video stabilizer. Secondary 1.3 MP camera, 720p@30fps. Sony Xperia S camera resolution has effect on video result and quality. The movie recording process using full HD setting can ran smooth without any lag. Capture image features still used in video recording such as focus mode, metering, exposure value and image stabilizer. So, you don’t have any problem to makes a video with full HD quality.

Internet and connection

GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA, Wi-Fi, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth, EDR, NFC, USB , microUSB v2.0, HS, HDMI, GPS Sony provide HSDPA internet connection with maximum speed 14.4 mbps, meanwhile for cable connection, Sony Xperia S support with microUSB and HDMI port for connecting with other device.

The advantage and disadvantage from Sony Xperia S


  • 12,1 megapixel camera with auto focus, digital zoom 16x
  • LED flash light.
  • Bravia Engine Screen.
  • HDMI and NFC connection.


  • Android Gingerbread
  • Plastic body material.
  • HDMI cable not included in packages sales.

Sony Xperia S Conclusion

Sony Xperia S is multimedia mobile device with elegant design and reliable camera-video. Multimedia feature sophistications feel with TrackID and PlayNow applications support. Even has late appearance but Ice Cream Sandwich upgraded claimed makes Xperia S able to compete with others high-end Android device.

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