Sony Xperia S

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Key Specs
  • Display 4.30-inch (720x1280)
  • Processor 1.5GHz dual-core
  • Front Camera 1.3MP
  • Rear Camera 12.1MP
  • RAM 1GB
  • Storage 32GB
  • Battery Capacity 1750mAh
  • OS Android 2.3
  • Market StatusReleased
  • Release DateFebruary 2012

Sony Xperia S Review

By Gaurav Shukla (Jun 5, 2012)
Gaurav Shukla
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Attractive, unique design
  • Great HD display
  • Bad
  • Gingerbread
  • No microSD card slot or user-replaceable battery

Sony Xperia S is the first product from newly formed Sony Mobile division after the company bought out Ericsson's stake in Sony Ericsson. It sports a beautiful design and comes with some big upgrades from last-years' models like 12.1MP camera and 720p display. But, are these upgrades enough for us to forget the presence of dated software? Read on to find out.

Sony Xperia S Summary

Sony Xperia S smartphone was launched in February 2012. The phone comes with a 4.30-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 720x1280 pixels at a pixel density of 342 pixels per inch (ppi).

Sony Xperia S is powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core processor. It comes with 1GB of RAM.

The Sony Xperia S runs Android 2.3 and is powered by a 1,750mAh non-removable battery.

As far as the cameras are concerned, the Sony Xperia S on the rear packs 12.1-megapixel camera. It sports a 1.3-megapixel camera on the front for selfies.

Sony Xperia S based on Android 2.3 and packs 32GB of inbuilt storage. The Sony Xperia S is a single SIM (GSM) smartphone that accepts a Micro-SIM card.

Connectivity options on the Sony Xperia S include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS, Bluetooth v2.10, NFC, USB OTG, FM radio, and 3G. Sensors on the phone include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and compass/ magnetometer.

The Sony Xperia S measures 128.00 x 64.00 x 10.60mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs 144.00 grams. It was launched in Black and White colours.

As of 24th June 2019, Sony Xperia S price in India starts at Rs. 24,317.

Sony Xperia S Full Specifications

General
Brand Sony
Model Xperia S
Alternate names Xperia Nozomi, Sony Ericsson Arc HD, LT26i
Release date February 2012
Form factor Bar
Dimensions (mm) 128.00 x 64.00 x 10.60
Weight (g) 144.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 1750
Removable battery No
Colours Black, White
Display
Screen size (inches) 4.30
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 720x1280 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 342
Hardware
Processor 1.5GHz dual-core
RAM 1GB
Internal storage 32GB
Expandable storage No
Camera
Rear camera 12.1-megapixel
Rear flash LED
Front camera 1.3-megapixel
Software
Operating system Android 2.3
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 b/g/n
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 2.10
NFC Yes
Infrared No
USB OTG Yes
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 1
SIM Type Micro-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE No
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) No
Sensors
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No
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  • First Android phone, best android phone.
    ram prasad (May 18, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    My first Android phone, purchased it with my hard earned money. It was my companion until it was crashed in an accident. It is an amazing phone, ask anyone who owned it, they'll tell the same. The design & build quality is solid, but a metal body could?ve been better, ?cause it gives you that rich feel (example the iphones?), in spite of this phone has a good weight; not heavy but not light either. Display is stunningly beautiful. The touch is as smooth as butter. With dual core on board, the performance is great & fast unless you've opened too many apps. The camera takes brilliant photos even in low light & I?ve compared it iPhone 4 & S3, and honestly it's better than that. Walkman player is superb & playback is impressive. Call quality is pretty good on the both the ends. It is very comfortable to operate it in single hand. Battery performance is below average, that's a real drawback for a premium phone like this. This earns my recommendation if you're not a gaming freak, because that drains the battery.
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