Samsung Galaxy S III vs Sony Xperia S

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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100 Comments

49. xMan123

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 01, 2012

Dude are you a f**king idiot? Xperia does have a better camera and that argument he used comes from this review. So i think you didn't read this review at all xD. And the GX will have the same chipset as xperia s so that to is bulls**t you are shouting......

50. hosam

Posts: 11; Member since: Apr 01, 2012

leave him man or else he will get suicidal xD

53. SleepingOz unregistered

Unlike you, I'm not stupid enough to do such silly things. As I told you previously, just don't take your own case for a generality, thanks. =]

52. SleepingOz unregistered

I have read it completely and I've also read the deeper Camera comparison(which you haven't read yet). http://www.phonearena.com/reviews/Camera-comparison-Samsung-Galaxy-S-III-vs-the-fierce-competition_id3050 The XPERIA S produces better details that all! Colours are warmer and oversaturated, smoother macro, inferior indoor shots and blurry video. And oh, sorry to disappoint you but the GX will come with a S4 not the crappy S3 used in the XPERIA S. Talking about "f**king idiot"? How ironic is that?! HAHAHA! Perhaps, I'll give you the same advice as your ignorant friend, hosam; do some research before posting s**tty comments in order not to look stupid here.

54. Oxygen

Posts: 125; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

You killed me with this one! lol As an xs user, i know what you mean by "crappy s3".. It does lag quite often and it is a bit sluggish compared to my note.. but design wise, the xs is sexier imho.. For the better detailed photo, i guess it is due to the 12mp..

79. GoodGuy

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 11, 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.

91. faisalabdukunju

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 29, 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....

51. jeraldjamescapao

Posts: 23; Member since: May 17, 2012

Ok... I agree with you, Sony Xperia S's camera is VERYYYY nice! I rate it 10/10! :)

64. neon_wombat

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 03, 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.

94. pooria076

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 31, 2012

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

102. iBoss

Posts: 12; Member since: Nov 10, 2012

u are the f**king ugly alien!!

2. thethird92

Posts: 10; Member since: May 15, 2012

None of this phones makes me drool for good.

33. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

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

4. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

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

5. thethird92

Posts: 10; Member since: May 15, 2012

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

6. Tjey007

Posts: 86; Member since: May 22, 2012

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

13. shadowcell

Posts: 300; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

i can't promise you anything...

14. Tjey007

Posts: 86; Member since: May 22, 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

24. Nematc

Posts: 28; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

If you have an iPhone then you can jailbreak

7. thethird92

Posts: 10; Member since: May 15, 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. [+]

26. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1457; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

See the Verge's SIII review and you may get the idea that you aren't the only one that feels this way http://www.theverge.com/2012/5/25/3042640/samsung-galaxy-s-iii-review

9. ryq24

Posts: 873; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

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

10. dizmatt

Posts: 2; Member since: May 30, 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.

11. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 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.

17. Galaxys2...R

Posts: 46; Member since: Oct 04, 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.

18. Galaxys2...R

Posts: 46; Member since: Oct 04, 2011

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

21. maherk

Posts: 6684; Member since: Feb 10, 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!

23. f1r3z0r

Posts: 92; Member since: Nov 09, 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

27. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 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 GPS=$100 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.

72. jeraldjamescapao

Posts: 23; Member since: May 17, 2012

Hahaha. Yeah, you're right! ^^
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