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

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

posted: 20 Apr 2012, 08:57

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...

Sony stores in Canada are set to start selling the Xperia S exclusively on April 17

Sony stores in Canada are set to start selling the Xperia S exclusively on April 17

posted: 10 Apr 2012, 15:44

Sony said in a press release that “a limited number of Xperia S smartphones will be available exclusively at Sony Stores across Canada, beginning April 17th.” Yes folks, you read that right, the Sony...

Sony Xperia S beats the HTC One X in a sleep-to-snap camera speed contest (video)

Sony Xperia S beats the HTC One X in a sleep-to-snap camera speed contest (video)

posted: 03 Apr 2012, 06:55

Both the Sony Xperia S and the HTC One X claim sub-second focus and shoot times, similar to the zippy iPhone 4S, but who would be the fastest in actual everyday usage? Not surprisingly, the Sony Xperia...

Some Sony Xperia S units have a faulty display, Sony addresses the issue

Some Sony Xperia S units have a faulty display, Sony addresses the issue

posted: 02 Apr 2012, 02:45

There is a lot to love about the Sony Xperia S, but for some unfortunate users, it is far from the perfect device. A few units are plagued by a yellow tint on their displays that becomes apparent under certain...

Sony Xperia S now has access to PlayStation store

Sony Xperia S now has access to PlayStation store

posted: 13 Mar 2012, 23:45

The Sony Xperia S now allows users to access the PlayStation store after a download that not only includes the storefront, but also adds the PS Pocket app; all of Sony's 2012 models are expected to receive PlayStation Certification...

Sony Xperia S anti-stain nanocoating put to the test with marker pen and eraser

Sony Xperia S anti-stain nanocoating put to the test with marker pen and eraser

posted: 08 Mar 2012, 09:12

Any white phone will suffer if writing on its back with a marker pen, and that's exactly what a white Xperia S has been subjected to. The owner then grabbed a regular eraser, and removed every last bit...

Sony promoting Xperia smartphones with real-life Reckless Racing

Sony promoting Xperia smartphones with real-life Reckless Racing

posted: 06 Mar 2012, 04:57

Ever wondered what a Reckless Racing 2 game would look like in real life? It seems like the guys at Sony have been thinking the exact same thing before coming up with this promotional stunt for the Xperia lineup...

Sony's 2012 NXT lineup spec comparison: Xperia S vs Xperia P vs Xperia U

Sony's 2012 NXT lineup spec comparison: Xperia S vs Xperia P vs Xperia U

posted: 26 Feb 2012, 13:40

Sony has just updated its 2012 portfolio with two new devices: the Sony Xperia P with its super bright WhiteMagic display and the compact yet stylish Sony Xperia U…

Sony Xperia S benchmark tests

Sony Xperia S benchmark tests

posted: 23 Feb 2012, 08:59

The long-awaited first dual-core phone from Sony, the Xperia S, keeps up with the manufacturer's tradition to use Qualcomm chipsets in its Android handsets, but we have the Snapdragon S3 in its maxed-out 1.5GHz variant in the Xperia S...

Sony Xperia S 1080p video tested under the rough conditions of a live concert

Sony Xperia S 1080p video tested under the rough conditions of a live concert

posted: 21 Feb 2012, 08:20

The Xperia S 12MP camera's 1080p video has been tested at a live concert, and is not bad at all considering the challenging low-light conditioins and the fast moving band members, not to mention that the...

Sony's new UXP NXT UI appears on video for Sony Xperia S

Sony's new UXP NXT UI appears on video for Sony Xperia S

posted: 20 Feb 2012, 16:45

A leaked video of the Sony Xperia S shows Sony's new "UXP NXT" UI and reveals some of the changes Sony has made, including changes to the lock screen and Timescape; the Sony Xperia S will launch with Android 2.3 aboard with an update...

Play delays its launch of Sony Xperia S in U.K.

Play delays its launch of Sony Xperia S in U.K.

posted: 31 Jan 2012, 02:49

Bad news for those in the U.K. who were hoping to soon be sporting the flagship Sony Xperia S as the stylish, sexy CES standout is now expected to ship on February 13th according to Play; another U.K. retailer, Clove, is expecting its stock...

Sony Xperia S visits FCC wearing AT&T's 3G bands

Sony Xperia S visits FCC wearing AT&T's 3G bands

posted: 28 Jan 2012, 12:45

AT&T customers will be happy to hear that besides the Sony Xperia ion, it looks like the Sony Xperia S might be heading to the U.S. as the CES star visited the FCC with support for AT&T's 3G bands; the device is expected to be launched overseas...

Sony Xperia S repels dirt and recharges fast

Sony Xperia S repels dirt and recharges fast

posted: 26 Jan 2012, 20:05

One of the most talked about handsets at CES was the Sony Xperia S and the handset was recently tested by Swiss test site PocketPC.ch; two new features of the device have been brought to light, the special dirt-repellent and a process that cuts...

Sony Xperia acro HD flaunts its waterproof, colorful bod in a promo video

Sony Xperia acro HD flaunts its waterproof, colorful bod in a promo video

posted: 18 Jan 2012, 09:23

There's Victoria's Secret's fashion show, and then there are Sony's gadgets promo videos. The latest one is of the Sony Xperia acro HD, essentially an Xperia S for the Japanese market, but without the new NXT...

Sony's 2012 portfolio launch schedule leaks with pricing, exotic food codenames in tow

Sony's 2012 portfolio launch schedule leaks with pricing, exotic food codenames in tow

posted: 18 Jan 2012, 02:49

Sony's sales report for India is making the rounds, and the part that leaks its upcoming handsets for 2012, is particularly interesting, more so since they leaked with the suggested pricing...

Sony Xperia S: Bound for the UK possibly this month with love

Sony Xperia S: Bound for the UK possibly this month with love

posted: 17 Jan 2012, 16:49

UK retailer Play is currently accepting pre-orders for the Sony Xperia S, but more importantly, it is “due for release on 30 January 2012.” Sounds awesome, right? Of course, there’s still the matter of shelling out $693 (£449.99)...

Sony Xperia S available beginning of March, already on preorder

Sony Xperia S available beginning of March, already on preorder

posted: 13 Jan 2012, 09:29

Clove UK issued a note for its customers that they will have the first batches of the Sony Xperia S with the mighty 12MP Exmor R camera sensor starting the week of March 5th. You can actually preorder now for the fairly expected...

Sony Xperia S 12MP camera samples

Sony Xperia S 12MP camera samples

posted: 11 Jan 2012, 21:15

The Sony Xperia S is a spectacular device any way you look at it, and that 12MP camera with an Exmor R sensor that it carries there on its back is just one more reason why you should consider this model when you'll be on the hunt for a new phone later this...

First camera samples from the 12MP Exmor R sensor in the Sony Xperia S appear

First camera samples from the 12MP Exmor R sensor in the Sony Xperia S appear

posted: 11 Jan 2012, 18:43

The Asian presentation of the Sony Xperia S just finished, and bloggers there had a chance to shoot a few impromptu snaps with the 12MP Exmor R camera sensor, as well as capture some video. The results are...

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