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Sony Xperia S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3120 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the price and usability are overall positive. The camera and screen also get good feedback. Comments about the reliability and battery are mixed. Some have doubts 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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alaTest has collected and analysed 296 user reviews of Sony Xperia S from 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

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

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 253 user reviews of Sony Xperia S from 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

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony Ericsson Xperia S LT26i Black 32Gb WiFi Android Unlocked 3G PhoneSony Ericsson Xperia S LT26i White 32Gb WiFi Android Unlocked 3G PhoneSony 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)

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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 steps onto the U.S. stage


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

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

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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

The former Sony Ericsson is back with a new Xperia for 2012 — can it do justice to the high standards of the Sony brand?

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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...

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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.


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera:Double Camera
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:HD1080p


Audio Playback: Yes
GPS Receiver:Built-in
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes


A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot:No / Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: Yes
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

Technology:GSM/PCN / WCDMA (UMTS)


Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:Android 2.3 Gingerbread
Operator:3 / EE / LIFE MOBILE / MVNO / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / TALKTALK / Tesco MB / Virgin / Vodafone
Product Type:Mobile Phone / Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes