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Sony Xperia S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3102 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the value for money and camera. The screen and design also get good comments, but views are divided on the battery. Many are negative about the features.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Xperia S

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 296 user reviews of Sony Xperia S from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on Amazon.co.uk.

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84% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony Xperia S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 253 user reviews of Sony Xperia S from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

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build quality, features

92% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Sony Xperia S Review

 

What started as a beautiful marriage 10 years ago, ended this Jan where Sony and Ericsson went their own separate ways. This was more of a sweet than bitter parting of ways as Sony can fully concentrate on upping their game in the mobile space and make...

It’s still a week till Sony officially unveils the Xperia S and hopefully the other handsets in the lineup as well. Till then, you can buy this phone from the gray market for Rs.32,000, without a bill and warranty. Obviously we don’t recommend you run...

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Sony Xperia SP hands-on: First look

 

Sony created quite the stir in the Android high end with its Xperia Z flagship - a slick device of elegant design and impressive spec sheet. Today, it's looking to capitalize on that momentum with a new higher midrange offering in the face of the...

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Sony Xperia SL review: The NXT one

 

A refresh, instead of a proper upgrade. A replacement model rather than a successor. Is the Sony Xperia SL aiming too low? Many will probably say so, but you can't blame Sony for trying to extend the life of a pretty solid smartphone and one of its...

Quad-band GSM /GPRS/EDGE support ; 3G with 14.4 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA ; 4.3" 16M-color capacitive LED-backlit LCD touchscreen of 720p resolution (720 x 1280 pixels) with Sony Mobile BRAVIA engine; Scratch-resistant glass ; Android OS v4.0.4...

More powerful chipsets can be had for the same price ; Display has sub-par viewing angles ; No microSD card slot

Sony has finally caught up with the competition in the Android mobile space. Once plagued by update issues and lack of powerful processing skills, the Xperia smartphones played an underhanded role and failed to make a serious impact, giving way to bold...

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Sony Xperia S (white, unlocked)

 

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.

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Sony Xperia S review: NXT of kin

 

The Sony Xperia S is the current champion of the NXT series and comes aptly armed with a tack-sharp 720p screen and 12MP worth of stills. It sets a new design trend for the Xperia line and brings massive improvements to it.

Quad-band GSM /GPRS/EDGE support ; 3G with 14.4 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA ; 4.3" 16M-color capacitive LED-backlit LCD touchscreen of 720p resolution (720 x 1280 pixels) with Sony Mobile BRAVIA engine; Scratch-resistant glass ; Android OS v2.3.7...

The competition will soon have phones with quad-core CPUs ; and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box ; Display has sub-par viewing angles ; No microSD card slot ; microSIM only ; Shutter key isn't particularly comfortable

Sony without Ericsson. Xperia S a couple of cores short and a year late to the flagship party. Doubters may still have a point there but the Xperia S has more things going for it than against.

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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.

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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.

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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...

Sony’s commitment to pushing out ICS in Q2 is admirable, but they’ll only get real credit when we see it arrive on handsets. For the moment, the Xperia S is a solid phone but not a stand-out one, and that doesn’t bode well when HTC’s One Series is...

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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 mobile front, this phone's design and development can...

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

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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...

Product Specifications

First day of the summer. Last day at the beach. Memories may fade, but the Sony Xperia S HD mobile keeps them bright. Share the moment via a video chat in HD. Or record it all in full HD video. View in razor-sharp clarity on the stunning 4.3” Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine. Want more? Simply plug your Xperia S smartphone into your TV’s HDMI port and enjoy your HD content on a bigger screen.