Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Sony Xperia S: Specs and Review of Android Camera Phone

Snap, share and view life’s greatest hits on the crisp, clear 4.3 HD touch screen. Escape into blockbuster movies; hit music and PlayStation games. It’s all a few clicks away with the Sony Entertainment Network on your Xperia S Smartphone.

Sony Xperia S, Android Phone

But don’t keep all the fun to yourself - share it on your TV, straight from your HD mobile. Sony Entertainment Network with Video Unlimited and Music Unlimited are not available in every market.

Although the star of the show was the Nokia Lumia 900, the Windows Phone 7 handset (my preferred mobile OS, except for the relative lack of apps) does not offer anything special on the design side. I was more impressed by the Sony Xperia S, an Android 2.3 Smartphone that features a 4.3-inch 720p HD display powered by the Mobile Bravia image processing engine, and a great 12-megapixel camera with good low -light shooting performance, thanks to the Sony Exmor R sensor.

The clear bar located below the buttons gives a unique style to the device and conveys an elegance that I have not found in any of the most recent high-end Smartphones. Please note that the Xperia S will be upgradable to Ice Cream Sandwich.

Specification of Sony Xperia S:

2G Network: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network: HSDPA 900 / 2100 - LT26i, HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 - LT26a
Dimensions: 128 x 64 x 10.6 mm
Weight: 144 g
Type: LED-backlit LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size: 720 x 1280 pixels, 4.3 inches (~342 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch: Yes, up to 10 fingers
Protection: Scratch-resistant glass, Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine, Timescape UI
OS: Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread), planned upgrade to v4.0
Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8260 Snapdragon
CPU: Dual-core 1.5 GHz
GPU: Adreno 220
Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging: SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, IM, Push Email
Browser: HTML5, Adobe Flash
Radio: Stereo FM radio with RDS
GPS: Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Java: Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
Colors: White, Black
  • MicroSIM card support only
  • TV launcher
  • SNS integration
  • HDMI port
  • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
  • MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player
  • MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV player
  • TrackID music recognition
  • Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk
  • Document viewer
  • Voice memo/dial/commands
  • Predictive text input
Primary: 12 MP, 4000x3000 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Features: Geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, 3D sweep panorama, image stabilization
Video: Yes, 1080p@30fps, continuous autofocus, video light, video stabilizer
GPRS: Up to 86 kbps
EDGE: Up to 237 kbps
Speed: HSDPA, 14.4 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth: Yes, v2.1 with A2DP, EDR
NFC: Yes
USB: Yes, microUSB v2.0, HS

Sony Xperia S Pics:

Sony Xperia S, Android Phone