- OS: Google Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Upgrade to Android 4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) is already available
- Processor: 1.5Ghz Qualcomm Dual Core
- Display: 4.3″ scratch resistant TFT capacitive touchscreen; 16M colors; 1280 x 720 pixels screen resolution
- Camera: (rear/main) 12.1Mp with 1080p, auto-focus, 16x digital zoom, LED flash. (front) 1.3Mp with 720p
- Video Recording: HD 1080p
- Memory: 1 to 1.5GB (internal), 1GB (RAM), 32GB (eMMC flash memory)
- Battery: Talktime (8 hrs 30 mins) Standby (up to 420 hours) Music listening (25 hours)
- Size: 128 x 64 x 10.6mm (5 x 2.5 x 0.4 inches)
- Weight: 144 gms (5,1 ounches)
- Entertainment: TrackID music recognition, xLOUD, FM radio, 3.5mm audio jack, 3D surround sound, PlayStation certified and TV Launcher
- More specs…
AnTuTu Benchmark v2.8.3
Running this Android Benchmarking tool on this Xperia S shows the device has scored 5974 (Xperia Arc S= 3592) and ranked 5th next to Asus Transformer Prime, Samsung Galaxy Note, Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and Samsung Galaxy S II .
Main Camera (12MP) Shots
Camera setting: Rear Camera, Long shot, Focal lens at maximum wide, Auto Screen Recognition, stabilizer is on. Location & Time: Pandanon Island shores at midday
Using Zoom Lens
Camera setting: Front Camera, Zoomed in shots(1st & 2nd images @ 20 meters off; 3rd image @ less than 10 meters off)
Building/Road light Illumination
Camera setting: Rear Camera, Zoom lens @ maximum, photo light is off, street light illumination
Document/Print Materials Shots
Camera setting: Rear Camera, zoom lens @ maximum, shots taken by dollying the camera phone
HD VIDEO RECORDING
Camera Setting: Rear camera, Scene recognition: off, Exposure:0, Photolight: off, Stabilizer: on
WHAT IS BETTER
The Sony Mobile Xperia S may not be your ideal phone but it’s worth your money.What i’d like most in the Xperia S:
- large screen, display is awesome
- light weight and has a nice grip in your hand due to the curve design of its back
- design is elegant despite the plastic case
- the physical camera button makes shooting easier
- the 12Mp camera offers great pictures; focusing while zooming in is a little bit better than the Xperia Arc S
- the image/video color is outstanding
- its dual-core engine is fast enough
- 3G/HSDPA connection is consistent with less battery consumption. Tested it for several hours on stationary and mobile positions.
WHAT IS LACKING?
- no expansion for memory
- the back cover is not really fit to the body and could be a passage way for dust to slip in.
- battery is not removable while playing on it won’t last a day.
- sometimes the three capacitive buttons (Back, Home, Menu) has touch delays.
- i still have trouble perfecting the Sweep Panoramic shot. I always end up getting grey area at the end of the panorama.
- Zooming in while recording a video is erratic and not that smooth as the regular video camera.