Sony Xperia S

Announced:
Jan 10, 2012
Market status:
Released

PhoneArena Rating:

8.5
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Display

Display size:

4.3 inches

Resolution:

720 x 1280 pixels

Pixel density:

342 ppi

Technology:

TFT

Screen-to-body:

62.21 %

Colors:

16 777 216

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware & Performance

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8260

Processor:

Dual-core, 1500 MHz

GPU:

Adreno 220

RAM:

1 GB

Internal storage:

32 GB

Device type:

Smart phone

OS:

Android (4.1, 4.0.4, 2.3.7, 2.3.5)

Battery

Capacity:

1750 mAh

Type:

Li - Polymer, User replaceable

Talk time:

7.50 hours
the average is 19 h (1117 min)

Stand-by time:

18.8 days (450 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)

Talk time (3G):

8.50 hours
the average is 23 h (1404 min)

Stand-by time (3G):

17.5 days (420 hours)
the average is 26 days (614 h)

Music playback:

25.00 hours

Video playback:

30.00 hours

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

12.1 megapixels

Features:

Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4

Flash:

LED

Software Features:

Digital image stabilization, Panorama, Face detection, Scenes, Touch to focus

Video recording:

1920x1080 (Full HD) (29 fps)

Recording format:

MPEG4

Features:

Video light

Front:

1.3 megapixels

Design

Form factor:

Candybar

Dimensions:

5.04 x 2.52 x 0.42 inches (128 x 64 x 10.6 mm)

Weight:

5.08 oz (144 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Keys:

Right: Volume control, Camera shutter

Colors:

Black, White

Cellular

UMTS:

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Data Speed:

HSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

2G Data:

EDGE, GPRS

SIM type:

Micro SIM

Global Roaming:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring:

DLNA

Music player:

Filter by:

Album, Artist, Playlists

Supported formats:

MP3, WAV, MP4, 3GPP, OGG

Video playback:

Supported formats:

MPEG4, H.263, H.264

Radio:

FM, Stereo, RDS

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

2.1, EDR

Profiles/ Protocols:

Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Object Push (OPP), Phone Book Access (PBAP)

Wi-Fi:

802.11 b, g, n; Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct

USB:

microUSB, USB 2.0

Features:

Mass storage device, Charging

HDMI:

Yes

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Other:

NFC, ANT+, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Internet browsing

Browser:

supports:

HTML, Flash

Built-in online services support:

Facebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+, Twitter

Phone features

Notifications:

Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Phonebook:

Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID

Organizer:

Calendar, Alarm, Document viewer, Calculator, Stopwatch

Messaging:

SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input

E-mail:

IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange

Instant Messaging:

Hangouts / Google Talk

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Jan 27, 2012

FCC ID value:

PY7A3880120 link

Measured SAR:

Head:

1.31 W/kg

Body:

1.07 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.31 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.07 W/kg

Availability

Officially announced:

Jan 10, 2012
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This device is also known as Sony Ericsson Nozomi, Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc HD, Sony LT26i

Pros

No Pros

Cons

  • Thick body (0.42 inches)

Description

Sony Xperia S is packing a 4.3-inch display with 720 by 1280 pixels of resolution and a MSM8260 dual-core chipset clocked at 1.5GHz. 12-megapixel camera with an Exmor R sensor will be present on its back side, a front-facing shooter is present as well. In terms of storage, 32 gigs are at your disposal. Unfortunately, instead of Ice Cream Sandwich, Android 2.3 Gingerbread will come out of the box, but an update is scheduled for the second half of 2012.

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