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Sony Xperia S / Sony Ericsson Xperia Nozomi / Sony Ericsson Arc HD

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1877 reviews of Sony Xperia S / Sony Ericsson Xperia Nozomi / Sony Ericsson Arc HD. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and performance. The camera and screen are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the durability and battery. There are mixed comments on the reception and reliability.

usability, screen, camera, performance, design

battery, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia S / Sony Ericsson Xperia Nozomi / Sony Ericsson Arc HD is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Xperia S / Sony Ericsson Xperia Nozomi / Sony Ericsson Arc HD

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Sony Xperia S / Sony Ericsson Xperia Nozomi / Sony Ericsson Arc HD from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the price and usability are on the whole positive. The design and camera are also appreciated.

performance, camera, design, usability, price

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia S Sim Free Smartphone - WhiteSony Xperia S Sim Free Smartphone - White

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Xperia S / Sony Ericsson Xperia Nozomi / Sony Ericsson Arc HD

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 131 user reviews of Sony Xperia S / Sony Ericsson Xperia Nozomi / Sony Ericsson Arc HD from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the price and camera. The performance and screen are also mentioned favorably, but there are some critical views about the battery and durability.

design, screen, performance, camera, price

portability, usability, reliability, durability, battery

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia S LT26i-BK Unlocked Phone with 12 MP Camera, Android 2.3 OS, Dual-Core Processor, and 4.3-Inch Touchscreen--U.S. Warranty (Black)Sony Xperia S LT26i-BK Unlocked Phone with 12 MP Camera, Android 2.3 OS, Dual-Core Processor, and 4.3-Inch Touchscreen--U.S. Warranty (Black)

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Sony Xperia S / Sony Ericsson Xperia Nozomi / Sony Ericsson Arc HD

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Sony Xperia S / Sony Ericsson Xperia Nozomi / Sony Ericsson Arc HD from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca.

0% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Ericsson R800IEUBLK Xperia Play R800i Unlocked Phone and Gaming Device with Slide-Out Gamepad and Android OS Unlocked Phone , No Warranty (Black)Sony Ericsson R800IEUBLK Xperia Play R800i Unlocked Phone and Gaming Device with Slide-Out Gamepad and Android OS Unlocked Phone , No Warranty (Black)

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Brian Bennett (cnet.com)

Sony Xperia S (unlocked) review:

 

When Sony unveiled the Xperia S at CES 2012, many Android fans in the know dreamed that this ultrastylish handset could herald a new beginning for the company's mobile electronics. That's why it was even more exciting when Sony announced that the phone...

The Sony Xperia S flaunts an eye-catching design, Android 4.0, and a connection to Sony's large movie and music library.

The Xperia S has quirky capacitive buttons, slow 3G data, an uninspiring screen, and a pokey processor. Its $559.99 price is also steep.

Sony's pricey, stylish Xperia S is packed with multimedia tricks but is undone by a slow processor and lackluster display.

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Sony Xperia S vs. Samsung Galaxy S II: S-hootout

 

Released nearly a year apart, the Sony Xperia S and the Samsung Galaxy S II are not that different - both are flagship droids with dual-core CPUs and 4.3" screens. But the newer Xperia S brings some fine upgrades, like the 12MP camera and the 720p screen.

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Sharif Sakr (engadget.com)

Sony Xperia S review

 

Has spring 2012 brought a rebirth to the Xperia range, or just a rebranding? On the face of it, that's an easy one. The Sony Xperia S (codenamed "Nozomi")

1280 x 720 LCD is perfect for movies ; Decent performance and battery life ; Brings Sony vibes (and media) to your phone

Chunky with weak build quality ; Camera output is only superficially good ; Sony ecosystem needs to be more cohesive

The Xperia S is well-equipped for entertainment, with an amazing screen, HDMI and good streaming capabilities. But those looking for more well-rounded strengths will be disappointed.

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

Sony Xperia S Review

 

The Sony Xperia S is something of a smartphone stepchild: the first smartphone to bear Sony's sole brand in recent years, but developed under the loving care of the Sony Ericsson partnership the Japanese company bought itself out of. It certainly ticks...

The Xperia S finds itself launching at a tricky time for Sony. The company is partway between developing its own phones, entirely separate from Sony Ericsson of old, and between the last gasps of the ill-fated partnership. That tumultuous cradle shows...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Vlad Savov (theverge.com)

Sony Xperia S review

 

The Sony Xperia S is the first product to emerge from the newly consolidated Sony Mobile group. Although it'll inevitably be treated as the bellwether for Sony's attempt at going it alone on the...

Attractive, distinctive design ; High-definition display ; Strong camera performance ; Good voice clarity and reception

Ships with dated software ; Color banding may spoil display for some ; Still no good reason to care about PlayStation certification ; No microSD card slot or user-accessible battery

It's not thinner, faster, stronger, or in any other way better than the pack

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Sony Xperia S preview: Game on

 

In staging their grand return, Sony Mobile could've done a lot worse than the Xperia S. The fresh divorcees are back on the market, their new Xperia flagship kindly supplying the bang. And while the HD screen and dual-core processor are not exactly...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Daniel P. (phonearena.com)

Sony Xperia S Review

 

Sony is starting fresh after 10 years of marriage with Ericsson, and thus the Xperia S marks a whole lot of firsts for it. It is the first handset branded simply “Sony”, as well as the first with the new “Iconic Identity” design of the renamed Xperia...

Very good photo and video quality ; One second from sleep to snap ; Quality HD display with ultra-high pixel density ; Distinguished design with a transparent illuminated strip ; Hearty 32GB of internal storage ; Strong loudspeaker with clean sound ;...

The capacitive button dots are hard to spot and not very responsive ; Sealed battery compartment ; No memory expansion slot

What can we say in the end, but to acknowledge that Sony has hit the nail on the head with the Xperia S. From the characteristic design decisions, like a transparent illuminated strip, through an amazing HD display, to the ultra-fast camera, the first...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Surbhi Garg (technostall.com)

Dark Silver Sony Xperia S Review: Specs, Features and Price

 

Dark Silver Sony Xperia S ReviewA brand new Xperia S in a silver shade will be soon released by SONY. Xperia S is loaded with impressive features like HD display, 12MP camera and a dual core processor. Let us reveal all ...

Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS, 1.5GHz dual core processor, 128 x 64 x10.4inches dimension, 144g weight, 4.3 inches capacitive touchscreen, 1GB RAM 32 GB storage, 12MP camera with 4000 x 3000px resolution, standard Li-on 1750 mAh battery

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: thinkdigit.com (thinkdigit.com)

Sony Xperia S Review

 

Sony really needs to push the ICS updates out of the door, very quickly. The Xperia S seems to have everything in place - good hardware, excellent build quality and design and a very good display. However, Sony needs to get the UI sorted. When compared...

Premium build, Fits well in the hand, Excellent display, Lots of internal storage

Camera behaves badly during night shots, Timescape UI feels boxy, Needs Android ICS update quickly

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: Michael Oryl (mobileburn.com)

Sony Xperia S offers great camera and software, but lacking hardware

 

The Sony Xperia S is the first Sony branded Xperia smartphone, having been launched after Sony officially bought out Ericsson's share of the Sony Ericsson joint venture that had been building phones for over ten years.

Great camera with quick-launch mode, attractive design, nice software

Flimsy rear cover, poor display viewing angles, sharp edge around ear-speaker port, touch buttons offer poor response

Apr, 2012

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12 / 12.1

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Navigation

GPS: Yes

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G standards:HSDPA
SIM card capability:Single SIM

Ports & interfaces

USB port: Yes