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Sony Xperia S or Samsung Galaxy S II - that is the question!

0. phoneArena 20 Apr 2012, 08:57 posted on

It's once again PhoneArena Knows Best time, and the question that we're dealing with this time comes from our reader Dejan Gogic, who is in a desperate need of a new smartphone...

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posted on 22 Apr 2012, 13:27 2

109. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

yeah, ok...another genius

posted on 22 Apr 2012, 13:28 2

110. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

qualcomm has been a crap since the made a first cpu for htc.

posted on 20 Apr 2012, 15:16 1

46. Dejan (Posts: 17; Member since: 24 Mar 2012)

Hey phonearena,thank you so much!The thing is,I am typing from my brand new phone right now :).I compared a specs and did a lot of research,just by specs sony had already won this this battle,but again there is a lot of things to see before you buy one of these.So after hours and hours in front of my desktop comparing,researching and watching on ebay,amazon and other sites which offers a great deals,i have decided that the winner will be sony xperia s.And guess what it wasn't that expensive at all.I bought fir 220£ only!So I guess u won't regret,after all sony's hd screen and 12 MP camera it's enough for me :)....

posted on 20 Apr 2012, 20:20

74. sonisoe (Posts: 411; Member since: 06 May 2009)

i have sgs2 and a new xperia s... am one of the maaaaany unluckies with the screen experiencing yellow-tint. the yellowishness is across all screen (on my device) and colors are noticeably washed-out. take that out and under normal conditions, xperia s still isnt a good phone simply because of the battery. its my secondary phone so i dont use it that often, and the battery struggles to make thru the day, and i set data connectivity on "edge". the good side despite the screen's tint issue, you can see clearly under sunlight, so i guess the battery has to give, for this type of screen resolution.... the device is sluggish at times and my whatsapp application experiences hiccups, notification doesnt always work (i've unstilled and re-downloaded the app)... stick with sgs2 (but i wont recommend upgrading it to ics, coz ui became noticeably unresponsive/stuttery which is annoying). sgs2 has great battery life, and to my surprise very stable (no force-closes or that sort of thing)....

posted on 20 Apr 2012, 21:19

80. hitechredneck (Posts: 97; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)

Looked at the review on phonearena and on CNET UK and then read the user comments. Looks like Sony has a got a winner. Everyone seems to enjoy the phone especially the call quality and speaker it has. Of course everyone seems to like the camera really well. Sounds like the ION is going to be a winner too. Nice to see something come up against the SGS II skyrocket and those nice DROIDS too. Since the ION will have 4G LTE.

posted on 21 Apr 2012, 03:14 1

85. gammaSharma (Posts: 33; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)

Dude you are, comparing the Wrong Phones.

1) Xperia S Vs Galaxy III
2) Xperia P Vs Galaxy II.

GET it right.

posted on 21 Apr 2012, 03:58

87. Aaron_R96 (Posts: 198; Member since: 22 Jan 2012)

Xperia S, any day of the week!

posted on 22 Apr 2012, 05:29 2

97. desertfox85 (Posts: 3; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)

My other 2 roomies own the 2 phones being compared. S2 was my favorite phone until I laid down my eyes on XS. Those who want fabulous user experience should buy the XS. Sony's android implementation on XS is briliiant. the software never lags... plays HD videos brilliantly and comes with HDMI and connects flawlessly with our LCD. Moreover it has HD video calling camera! Better design, better finish, better screen, better camera, ... 4.0 on the way... I dont see why people shouldn't consider it over S2. Comparing the 2 phones side by side... thats my verdict! People who use terms like 'Crapdragon' or 'Samsuck' shouldn't be taken seriously no matter how tall their claims are. people with such language are not intellectuals! At the end of the day user experience matters.. S2 loses to XS only because it is a year old phone and its wonderful that it still competes with most phones of today. Sony is lagging behind in hardware no doubt about that. But I love their Android UI.. Makes more sense than Sense and is not just an eye candy like touchwiz. I would buy S3 for sure but those who cannot wait shud get XS coz its the best smartfone out there today.

posted on 22 Apr 2012, 13:10

107. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

@desertfox .. you summoned the matter perfectly.

posted on 22 Apr 2012, 14:22

118. khanmhsn (Posts: 25; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)

as long as anyone have money they can buy the latest one.

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 12:29

127. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

I've got something for samsung haters:



posted on 02 Dec 2012, 05:12

135. paybrig23 (Posts: 1; Member since: 02 Dec 2012)

hi guys.
i really need help with deciding my next android device to buy .
my first and most important use of the phone will be gaming .
i would also like the phone to have a good battery life time so i can use more of it while im travelling .also i would like it to be fast and without lag.
so first tell me which one of this 2 phones (xperia s/sl and sgs2) are better for the use that i want from a phone ?
is sgs2 running all games on the market ? cuz i have been reading some guys on some forums whining about their sgs2 hanging in some games .. how ever that post was from 2011 and seems their adnroid version was 2.3 ..
so now plz honestly and without no siding of any company or advocance give me a good advice and tell me which one of these 3 phones are better for me (sgs2 or xperia s or sl ) ?
and also if u choose one of them over tell me the reasons that why should i choose one over another .
and if there is ay other options which u think might suit my needs feel free to tell me.
also plz give me ur sugestions in a matter of priority list so i can choose better.
by the way in my country xperia s and sl are abit cheaper than sgs2 .
thanks and regards

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 15:55

136. Jebez_ (Posts: 1; Member since: 07 Feb 2013)

i bought my sgs2 rather than xperia s for these reasons:its lighter than xperia,screen colours are more deeper and intensive,i took better photos with sgs2(what was odd because i thought thats the point sgs2 will lose),it won all the tests i made with antutu,and it runned better with some bigger games and programs than my friends xperia s.biggest thing i think xperia is not as good as it seems,is the screen.it looks perfect and has high amount of pixels in it,but....its veery light colours and not too good touch owning screen.

i was a little disappointed to xperia s.

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