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)
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 S with its dedicated shutter button can beat them all, as it goes from a turned off screen to taking a picture quicker, eliminating the need to unlock the screen first. 

The Xperia S showed similar results against the iPhone 4S, Galaxy S II and the Lumia 800 in a cowboy shootout recently, again thanks to the thoughtful sleep-to-snap function Sony has provided via the physical shutter key. In our review we found it taking a second or two to make a shot, depending on the lighting conditions, starting from sleep.

The One X also gets measured against the Galaxy Nexus, which claims "zero shutter lag" in-between shots, but the 4 shots per second burst mode of the One X can hardly be beat, especially when we also consider that the constant pumping of the finger on the Nexus screen made its shots blurry.

via IT168

Related phones

One X
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 1800 mAh
Xperia S
  • Display 4.3" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 12.1 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S3, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 1750 mAh(8.50h 3G talk time)

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24 Comments

1. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Not going to argue in this test. But who really shoots picture when the screen is still blank. -___-" be realistic people. I think Sony Xperia S is a very nice device :D but the screen is a little too small for my taste :(

5. PimpStrong

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 25, 2011

I think they've done the absolute simplest way to the phone out of your pocket and take a picture. Pull it out and hold down the button and boom its taking a picture. I don't have to find the power button or swipe anything. I'd still by far take the One X though.

21. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

That's very true, but that only happened like 3 times in a year for me when I have to take a picture in a hurry. I think HTC One X is more all around device to say the least. Beside I have been wanting a bigger screen for a while :D

2. u-suck-more

Posts: 529; Member since: Aug 26, 2011

it's done in Singapore :D

3. shadowseph

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 14, 2010

So if want a quick shot of the Loch Ness monster as evidence I would go with the Xperia S but if I was doing a photo shoot with Big Foot I would definitely go with the HTC One X right?

15. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4766; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

LOL Loch Nesss monster eh??

4. thelegend6657 unregistered

video from soyacincau again . SO proud of Malaysia .

6. PimpStrong

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 25, 2011

I'm proud of HTC. They are doing a damn good job all around with this device.

7. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Its a good feature by Sony and the Xperia s is a top phone but having the pleasure of using the One x the last few days its the best phone available right now,thats until we see what monster samsung releases next in the gs3

9. karanstyle

Posts: 188; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

I want this SONY thing It gets so easy to Capture view and enjoy quickly and easily on my Sony TV with Home theatre and My VAIO. All in all HTC is undoubtedly good. But I think Sony is planning to Xpload a boom in Entertainment Technology.

8. saket.shrivastava

Posts: 55; Member since: Apr 02, 2012

wanna catch chuck norris : xperia s table tennis match report : one x

10. karanstyle

Posts: 188; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Sh!t man! Xperia S was so fast in Sleep to Snap mode and TOP OF THAT Xperia S is 12Mpx and HTC One X is 8Mpx. And Xperia S is even Gorgeous! This time I'll go for Sony than HTC... :-D Galaxy Nexus eat my s**t! stupid 5Mpx!

19. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Megapixels aren't the whole story. There's also the lens, the optic software, etc. That's why the iPhone 4 5 megapixel camera was one of the best, it had good software and a good lens, it beat most 8 megapixel cameras on the market. The One X's camera is of high quality, and though I haven't seen the Xperia S pics, I believe the One X will hold it's own in image quality.

23. karanstyle

Posts: 188; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Nothing is better in Camera in Mobile Camera Phones than Nokia or Sony! They're best and most innovating organizations when it comes to Camera but "yPhone 4 $"? and still just 5Mpx I'd rather prefer a Laptop than a "yPhone".

11. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

This is why I'm buying A SONY XPERIA!

12. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

Is that all there is to phone comparison is speed? I remember the days of photo quality and options shootout made for an interest read. Then there was also form factor, quality, material, options, interface, etc. Now it just speed, how fast a phone can load a porn site!

13. Chronos

Posts: 258; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

It's more about power.

17. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

Oops my bad! I meant to say to the power to load porn sites faster.

18. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

One more thing, power alone doesn't make beautiful photos.

14. javorr

Posts: 14; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

You did not show pictures from the Sony burst mode ?

16. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4766; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Faster from sleep mode...so??? I'd still take "The ONE"!

20. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Cmon guys, lets not forget they rated the HtC one a 7.8! Im saying that sarcastically.

22. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4766; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

What they rate is their opinion...not ours!!!

24. bayezid

Posts: 6; Member since: Apr 16, 2012

Wow!! Though i get some info fromhttp://startuptunes.com/2012/04/16/sony-xperia-s-a nd-nfc-simplicity-is-elegance/ . I think it will be awesome & smooth in operation.

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