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Samsung Galaxy S III vs Sony Xperia S

0. phoneArena 30 May 2012, 07:18 posted on

Sony's lineup of Android phones has been picking up pace recently, but now with the Xperia S and its buddies, the P and U, the company is hoping to finally reclaim that title of a leading phone manufacturer. However, for such a thing to happen, Sony's Xperia S will have to win quite a few tough fights – like the one against the Galaxy S III, which, as we know, is not an opponent to mess with...

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posted on 02 Jun 2012, 09:19 1

62. romeo1 (Posts: 729; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)

Ofcourse the chipset of the gs3 is superior to the xperia s.
I was talking about the gs2 with the s3 chipset wich was crappy as well as the sensation but the s3 in the xperia s does a good job cause sony makes good use of the hardware by software tweaks.

and for the gs2 with the exynos 4210 with mali-400mp gpu also gets destroyed by the xperia s(with the s3 chipset) if you didn't know.
only with the 3d benchmark the gs2 was a little bit faster but that is only because the xperia s has a 720p screen and the gs2 has a wvga screen.

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 18:11 2

64. neon_wombat (Posts: 1; Member since: 03 Jun 2012)

I am a bit late commenting but I have to agree with the below user that your comment is coming off slightly absurd. The performance difference is actually huge if you look at the benchmark scores. ICS won't fill the gap. I can pretty much guarantee it since my gingerbread SGSII handedly beats the bench mark scores of the xperia - despite running gingerbread 2.3.6 as opposed to 2.3.7. Perhaps it is due to the greater amount of pixels that the xperia has, but the galaxy note is the same story. Furthermore, the Xperia S is running last years S3 processor which could not hold its own to the expnos 1.5 ghz or not in ANY of last years comparisons in bench marks or real life use. Infact any web browsing comparison between the note and the xperia s shows favor in the Note. I cannot imagine for the life of me why the x peria s would compete an against a quad core expnos when it is running the same dual core as previous generation phones.

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 18:32 2

79. GoodGuy (Posts: 3; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)

Its strange u should say that coz I too have SXS and it is very snappy with no lags/freezes at all! Compared it with friends note and frankly it doesn't feel laggy/ sluggish, rather felt a bit smoother or at least at par.. I think you need to update the firmware on SXS.

posted on 29 Jul 2012, 11:29 2

91. faisalabdukunju (Posts: 1; Member since: 29 Jul 2012)

Dear, Sony Xperia is better when compare to SIII. Because this model is totally different when compared to any other smart phones. Sony introduce 12 MP camera for this Xperia S edition. Xperia is very fast when compare to SIII. I am using both phones. Samsung SIII simply look like same as old smart phone models. Xperia is very different and very sexy. Amazing glass light panel...like it....

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 11:35

94. pooria076 (Posts: 3; Member since: 31 Oct 2012)

fugly xperia s????????!!!!?s3 is fugly because its like my ass.

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 11:40 2

95. pooria076 (Posts: 3; Member since: 31 Oct 2012)

s3 is total s*** the design is like my fu**ing ass

posted on 31 Oct 2012, 11:44 2

96. pooria076 (Posts: 3; Member since: 31 Oct 2012)

hey shut the f**k up boy!close your f***ing mouth.

posted on 10 Nov 2012, 21:48

99. iBoss (Posts: 12; Member since: 10 Nov 2012)

well, im an iphone hater and i really hate a limited featured phones cuz u'd feel like a disable person, u have the device but u can't enjoy its features, and jailbreak my ass! its bulls**t, android phones are greater even without being rooted, and u can widely enjoy its fun apps, unlike for the limited crap of using the Apple ifault phone... and just imagine when u have a rooted android device , u'd feel u're the developper himself or like a BOSS with all the privileges of an Admin!

posted on 10 Nov 2012, 21:55

100. iBoss (Posts: 12; Member since: 10 Nov 2012)

I was like lmao when the SGS III failed in the drop test agains't the iFault 5 (apple s**t) and yeah, the SGS III f**ked up, the display was totally shattered, and the battery with the micro SD came outta the back cover, all came a parts... while in the previous drop test with SGS II VS ifault 4s, the SGS II won the test while the iFault 4s got broken, the front and the rear glass, and damn!!!

so the SGS III strength is Zer0 compare it to the Xperia S or the other Xperia products. the Xperia S is a high f**king end smartphone and the SGS III only make itself special with the QUAD CORE CPU, no further, but despite the DUAL CORE that was built-in the Xperia S u may go check its specs before u talk whatever.

so u better have some knowledge about something than keep saying gibberish!!!

posted on 10 Nov 2012, 22:06

101. iBoss (Posts: 12; Member since: 10 Nov 2012)

lets talk more as a teamwork, and as a a android users, forget about sony or samsung haters, this is a crap! i really hate apple low outcome, but i love all the android smartphones, tablets and every freaking device came with that great OS. Nokia is a crap too, despite some of its beautifully designed phones.

to be honest, HTC, LG, HUWAEII, Sony, Samsung, Motorola, all of them, are one family because they're working on the same platform :)

so we gotta love'em all despite the huge differences of design and specs amongst all of these competitive brands!

posted on 10 Nov 2012, 22:19

102. iBoss (Posts: 12; Member since: 10 Nov 2012)

u are the f**king ugly alien!!

posted on 30 May 2012, 07:21 3

2. thethird92 (Posts: 10; Member since: 15 May 2012)

None of this phones makes me drool for good.

posted on 30 May 2012, 15:38 8

33. Birds (Posts: 1171; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)

The Xperia S is just....Sexy... The design is the best aspect....

posted on 30 May 2012, 07:24 7

4. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)

The Xperia S was good when it first released but Sony released their first dual-core handset wayyyyy to late.

posted on 30 May 2012, 07:25 5

5. thethird92 (Posts: 10; Member since: 15 May 2012)

I like the GSIII for ICS and Xperia S for the camera..

posted on 30 May 2012, 07:27 6

6. Tjey007 (Posts: 86; Member since: 22 May 2012)

Hold your breath...Xperia acro s is coming...but dont die please.

posted on 30 May 2012, 08:23 2

13. shadowcell (Posts: 300; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)

i can't promise you anything...

posted on 30 May 2012, 08:36

14. Tjey007 (Posts: 86; Member since: 22 May 2012)

pls i dont wanna go to jail now...on 5th m going to buy the s3...u can die if they let me take s3 with me in the jail...xD

posted on 30 May 2012, 10:09 1

24. Nematc (Posts: 28; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)

If you have an iPhone then you can jailbreak

posted on 30 May 2012, 07:30 7

7. thethird92 (Posts: 10; Member since: 15 May 2012)

After all these comparisons between the GSIII and other high end phones. it makes me wanna think of an "overrated" status for GSIII. Don't know why, but this is just me. [+]

posted on 30 May 2012, 10:30 4

26. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 1259; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)

See the Verge's SIII review and you may get the idea that you aren't the only one that feels this way


posted on 30 May 2012, 07:42 4

9. ryq24 (Posts: 763; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

xperia s looks old compared to galalxy s3. no contest.

posted on 30 May 2012, 07:49 1

10. dizmatt (Posts: 2; Member since: 30 May 2012)

well I like the SII and own the xperia S.
SIII seems to beat it in most respects. nice to see the xperia camera gets a decent mention here, as I think it's nearly as good as the iphone 4S camera.
what is shocking here though is the mention of the xperian battery life, it's awful
with moderate use it doesn't last the whole day (wifi and account sync active)
needs topping up at work and putting on over night, if not...no alarm in the morning!
Like the screen but I still think the AMOLED screen is better as I used to have a samsung wave I which had this excellent display.
also the BRAVIA display is one of the reasons that the xperia just eats through its battery reserve. I'm hoping ICS will sort a few things out, like how the screen behaves etc.
no SD card didn't bother me to start with, 32Gb is a fair amount, but 32 or 64 on the SIII with a SD card slot is excellent.

posted on 30 May 2012, 07:50 7

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

so s3 wins only because of ICS?

come on, Ray, even i, a Sony supporter, will readily admit this is not even a contest - S3 kills it in processor, battery life, and memory department, and also, with the bigger screen, given the fact it's not a bigger phone - heck it's even lighter and slimmer.
Xperia only has a slightly better photos and hardware shutter key going for it.

posted on 30 May 2012, 08:48 1

17. Galaxys2...R (Posts: 46; Member since: 04 Oct 2011)

I had the xperia s and it got boring very quickly not to mention the sound qaulity was rubbish, the pre set eqaulizers like bass booster was more like flat booster, I mean where did the bass go and the volume output was awful. After a while the touch sensitive buttons annoyed me. The cameras constant trying to auto focus led me to miss alot of shots i wanted to take which really peed me off and generally after 4 weeks of havign it i have it to my sister and now just waiting for my galaxy s 3.

posted on 30 May 2012, 08:49

18. Galaxys2...R (Posts: 46; Member since: 04 Oct 2011)

oh and the battery life of the xperia s wasnt that great either

posted on 30 May 2012, 09:25 1

21. maherk (Posts: 4615; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

I dont understand why people over here wanna suck up for a brand over the other, its a matter of choice and taste fgs!! In the last 4 months, i ve had the s2, note, xpeeia s, and now the one x. For me the best design out of the 4 is xperia s, sexy as fluck! Aa for the screen, its true the xperia has the highest ppi in the market, still one x and amoled screens shines out next to it, the limitations of bravia engine kills it! As for the battery, it sucks, had to charge it 3 times a day! And not to mention how the video player lacks support for many type files. Best design and cam goes for xperia s imo, other than that the 1 year old s2 beats it. As whose the better its like this one x >g note > s2> xperia s. And it might change in a wewk or so, cuz am getting s3 in the next 2 days. Dont lock urself to one brand, cuz ur the one whose missing out, in other words stop being sheeps!

posted on 30 May 2012, 09:52 2

23. f1r3z0r (Posts: 92; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)

everyone forgot what is the reason of having a phone? the phone is made for make phone calls and text. If you want to take picture buy a camera, if you want to listen musics buy MP3 player, if you want watch movies buy a DVD or BLUE RAY, etc do not expect to have everything in one device, especially a cellphone or now we called them SMARTPHONE...anyway SAMSUNG GSII still the best so far

posted on 30 May 2012, 11:42 2

27. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)

decent DVD=$50
decent blue ray=$100-200
decent mp3=$50-100
Decent camera=$200-400
decent cellphone=$100
Decent TV to use with dvd/blue ray=$600-900

I can save an ass load of cash by buying a smartphone (a decent one at that for a bit over $400 (Galaxy nexus or Sgs2) or go crazy and buy a sgs3.

posted on 30 May 2012, 13:48 1

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

I used to think the same way....it's a wrong approach.
Why should I buy all these devices when I can have all these features in one? I've got N8 and you know what? Since I got it I've never ever again used my point-and-shoot camera when I get out. It delivers best navi solution (absolutely free!!), superb sound quality (I have got an iRiver mp player but I stopped using it a while ago) and I don't have to caryy netbook with me when I want to use an internet.
It is called miniaturization and progress for a reason. If someone wants a dedicated camera, or dvd player or whateva, you name it, he will buy it. But for 95% users and for most of the times modern smartphone is good enough to replace mentioned above devices.

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