Sony Xperia S repels dirt and recharges fast

Sony Xperia S repels dirt and recharges fast
The Sony Xperia S captured a lot of attention and hearts at the CES 2012 in Las Vegas. And with the 12MP camera on back and the 1.3MP camera upfront, the unit has your photography needs covered. You want 1080p HD video capture? You got it! The 4.3 inch 720p screen has a nice 342ppi for crisp images. Under the hood is a dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm MSM8260 processor, and 1GB of RAM is aboard. Android 2.3 is pre-installed.

What wasn't listed with the specs is the fact that Sony told Swiss web site PocketPC.ch that thanks to the phone's "UV-active nano-coating," the Sony Xperia S repels dirt and also protects the device from the everyday wear and tear that a smartphone faces. Another feature on the Sony Xperia S is the improved lithium-polymer technology that allows the device to charge in half the time of a regular battery. Just 10 minutes of charging time will get the Xperia S up and running for 1 hour.

The Sony Xperia S will be launched overseas in the second week of March with its U.S. cousin, the Sony Xperia Ion, rolling out in the second quarter.

source: PocketPC,ch (translated) via AndroidCentral

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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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27 Comments

1. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

That sounds great!

2. daniel_bargs

Posts: 325; Member since: Nov 27, 2010

I think the design of Xperia S is better than Galaxy S2. haha :) peace

19. SleepingOz unregistered

Right, but this won't compete with the GSII but the GSIII.. =]

3. xiobnb

Posts: 74; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

i want this phone more now ...

4. mukrenol

Posts: 92; Member since: Sep 03, 2011

i hope they make a smaller version of this phone in the near future! (not saying big phones are bad just i have small hands) sony!!! =D

5. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Aw, damn internet. I can't tell is that was sarcasm or not, but... I believe the Sony Kumquat fulfills your wishes.

6. BioTek

Posts: 53; Member since: Jan 23, 2012

And Sony reveals even more information that makes the Xperia S a better smartphone.

7. InternetsTroll

Posts: 38; Member since: Jan 26, 2012

Repels dirt and recharges fast? Wow that is one hell of a condom

8. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

B....E....A....UTIFUL phone...

9. yougotkilled1

Posts: 167; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

I want this phone!

10. Jericho unregistered

Beats galaxy s3. While you people are hungry for big processors. Which is the only thing the galaxy s3 will be superior in But the other specs will be almost the same. for me this device is uber cause of dot switch. And ice screen sandwich its made for dual core not quad core. Sony is smart. Its like playing playstation 1 game on playstation 3. Love sony. Don't bring quad crap until jelly bean.

13. nanozander

Posts: 97; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

you do know that chances are that the mint1 will be coming out with quad core this September right? And Jelly bean most likely won't be out by then either.

17. willardcw4

Posts: 170; Member since: Oct 01, 2011

How does it beat the Galaxy S3... you don't even know the specs of the phone, or what it looks like. "ice screen sandwich" ... no quad cores on ICS eh? Nice to know you aren't a programmer or hardware developer.

20. SleepingOz unregistered

I'd love to see you face when your XS will be lagging in front of the GSIII..

25. RamyRamz69

Posts: 390; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

Boom guess what, the Xperia S has a better processor than the S2 which doesn't lagg. Both phones won't lagg, get over it. What is the difference between the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 4S? Nothing really in terms of software because both don't lagg even though one of them is a single core.

11. piggybomb

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

shut up and take my money!!

12. PhoneLuver

Posts: 481; Member since: Jul 05, 2010

The battery life sounds like that of the 3GS. It charged quickly, but discharged just as quickly!

14. torr310

Posts: 1659; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

hurry up Sony! Bring it to us ASAP!

15. uchis

Posts: 12; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

i want this phone now ......geesh

16. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

okay now.. wtf is wrong with guys at Sony?!? they make a brilliant quality piece of hardware with some BREAKTHROUGH technology and don't market it at all!! imagine what would apple marketing do if they had these features!

18. fervid

Posts: 183; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Oh, Apple will just come out with the same things months later and advertise the heck out of it like they created it and were the first. Then they will get the Patent Office to issue them a patent on it and start suing everyone else that has had it for over a year by then. From this article it makes it sound like the S will not hit in the US and only the Ion. Is that true? I kind of liked the better PPI on the S over the Ion and the clear spot looked cool...although it looked like a point of weakness that would break. They both have true HDMI though which is great.

21. buggerrer

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

oh com'on sony fanboys .. stop comparing any Xperia phone with Galaxy S2, you just emerassing yourselves! seriously .. so pathetic :(

22. adjou

Posts: 106; Member since: Jul 06, 2010

Well Xperia S sure can't beat the "king of phones" sgs2. Fanboys can dream too, right? It's funny how sgs2 don't have both of the above features and yet, the Xperia S have all the sgs2 features. It pretty "pathetic" (like you said) that we are comparing it with last years flagship against this years flagship. Oh wait, did I just say Xperia S is a flagship? Sorry, my fault guys. Xperia S is not even a flagship.

23. Jericho unregistered

Galaxy fans defines blind love. Go to the galaxy s2 video review on phonearena and in the ending moments while the reviewer swipes through the homescreen you can see(not galaxy fans like i said blind love) the glitch. While there was no glitch in xperia arc. Windows phone and iphone both have proved that its all about the software stability.

24. Zephyron

Posts: 7; Member since: Jan 27, 2012

Just tested the Xperia S, Android v2.3.7 Felt really light for 144 grams due to its weight distribution, and pixel density is very impressive Viewing angles are much improved VS the arc/S Changes in camera software include full on manual ISO controls now, which was missing in the previous Xperias Some changes on the lockscreen as well, where app shortcuts and widgets can be assigned =) Floating Prism (transparent antennae) looks much nicer in real life VS the photoes.

26. fenixsama

Posts: 32; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

maybe sony can add "repels oily face and perspiration"

27. first4apps

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 30, 2012

Also announced (http://alturl.com/5s5qd) The Xperia S will also use the Russian geo location satellites (GLONASS) aswell as the standard (American) GPS satellites. This will add another 24 satellites for more accurate positioning bringing the total available satellites to 55

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