What is it?

The Sony Xperia S is the first Sony handset released after the company ended its affiliation with Sony Ericsson, the primary mobile making unit that it was working with. Hence, the ‘Ericsson’ logo has now been permanently removed. The device is extremely powerful, and when you look at it, you will be hard pressed to find a better looking device than the Xperia S. Sony have really come out of the blocks with this phone, making it one of the best devices in the market. Many people complained that Sony’s limiting hardware meant that their phones were unable to stay up with the competition, or manage to take full advantage of the operating system. Sony makes use of Google’s Android operating system that is customized according to Sony’s handsets. Here is our review of the Sony Xperia S.

How it works

The Xperia S handset has three distinct buttons at the bottom, which are accentuated on the silver lining that runs at the bottom. Depending upon the color you chose, the color of the lining might vary. The Menu button, the back button and the ‘Recent Apps’ button, are the three primary buttons shown. These are capacitive touch, so users will find it extremely easy to use them. The biggest difference that you will find in the interface of the operating system is during the animations and screen changes. It is now much more seamless and the integration widgets are highly responsive. Time Scape, Sony’s social media and contact hub has undergone various changes, and now looks better than ever. You will find that the phone plays full HD videos and records stunning videos itself through its highly illustrious camera interface. Customization is also much easier now, and you can easily optimize your phone according to your own needs by adding different icons and widgets.


The phone runs on a dual core 1.5 GHz processor, which is more than enough to handle multiple heavy apps and allow seamless browsing on the device. You can open as many tabs as you like and heavy pages won’t hang or make your phone slower even a slight bit. The best thing about the device is that it also includes a powerful 12 MP camera with a Exmor R sensor, taking stunning pictures. The screen is also one of the best that you can find in the market, running on the Bravia Engine.

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