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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30. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

I used to think the same'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.

29. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

I don't get your complains guys. S III is a superb phone. Doesn't look "premium" but it is a high-high-end. It has everything what you could possibly need or want. But, like always, it's not enough. More, more, more. Truth is it's the most powerful phone out there, like it or not (save for One X for htc fans). what the wanna octa core, 1080p, 30 mpx camera and nano-liquid-super-duper tech? wait few years.

32. drmobile

Posts: 1; Member since: May 30, 2012

you guy maybe forget very important thing. the price. xperia s is much cheaper (at least at the moment) about 200 $ and according to this i think xperia s is more deserved to be win. i have a xperia s for about 3 mounth and i am very pleased by it,no laggy,and not even a diffrence in compare to quad core(htc one x as i tested)in usage(not benchmarks) and a very good camera,call quality,sound quality,and its reality display and a way better design and why to paid too much more for s3?

67. andydroid

Posts: 14; Member since: Jun 01, 2012

Ive read several comments sying that battery life is really bad, what are your thoughts on that??

68. Aaron_R96 unregistered

as far as ive found its about the same as any other android device, particularly of the mid-high end devices on the market, and easily lasts a day, even with heavy usage (turning the screen brightness to about half) my XS tends to last roughly 18hours on one charge

78. GoodGuy

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

Battery life on SXS lasts 1.5 to 2 days on single charge with moderate use!.. there are many sony apps which eat up battery fast on standby and hence the comments.. to fix this update those apps or Update to latest firmware (.75/.76) or wait for ICS.

37. medalaster01

Posts: 43; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

gs3 did't appeal much at first, but now i am falling in love with it!!

45. Max-1363

Posts: 4; Member since: Jun 03, 2011

SGS III Is better choice and you only found one reason and that's ICS OS?! So whats the point of all those photos, benchmarks more importantly what's the point of all those conclusions and opinions in every section of this article?! You could say that right after the topic and finish it in only 1 line, maybe 1.5 lines. And not a god damn word on features like Smart Stay?! Seriously guys do something about your miserable fails and errors that are easy to spot in PhoneArena now days... But thanks for photos they were nice as always.

47. dizmatt

Posts: 2; Member since: May 30, 2012

said it before, but I'll repeat myself. the xperia S has a better camera than is represented here I think. maybe the iphone4S camera is better but not by a huge margin

58. Atlas

Posts: 158; Member since: Apr 15, 2012

The i4S has a Sony made camera.

55. inoz77

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 01, 2012

i like both...

73. jeraldjamescapao

Posts: 23; Member since: May 17, 2012

Me too. LOL!

56. inoz77

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 01, 2012

Galaxy 3S...just d' BEST!!!

57. Atlas

Posts: 158; Member since: Apr 15, 2012

This is a kind of unfair comparison, I mean the Xperia S is a high mid-range phone and yes it has some excellent features. But the GSIII is like high high-range phone with again excellent features and it will smash the Xperia S in most categories. It would be better to wait when the Xperia Acro S or GX comes out and compare them instead. The XS would go up against the GSII or the GNexus but not the GSIII.

59. laxmikantpatel

Posts: 1; Member since: May 18, 2012

SONY is the BEST

61. metcard

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 02, 2012

A bit of an unfair review for the Sony XS since it retails for almost half the price of the GSIII ($450 vs $800). Still, nice to see the XS is able to put up a decent fight.

63. kamil

Posts: 118; Member since: Feb 07, 2012

I bet u samsung design their phones for easy profit (plastic all the way)

65. DePenguin

Posts: 22; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

Anyone else notice how the keyboard on Sony's UI is identical to the iOS keyboard..?

69. Amanitaverna

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

great video guys.. a drop test between the samsung galaxy s3 and th htc one x.. visit.. Youtube link:​ailpage

71. DerryAhmad

Posts: 296; Member since: May 05, 2012

I think both phones are great. SGS3 is the better performer due to newer/faster processor and OS. Personally I think Xperia S is the better looking phone. The design is sexy. Both front and back panel looks great. The performance is not bad at all. I don't need a Quadcore proc cause I think dual core is enough. And I prefer the phone with the better camera. So I bought the Xperia S (since it's also significantly cheaper - $150). But that's me :) Some people obviously need to have the latest specs-phone

74. jeraldjamescapao

Posts: 23; Member since: May 17, 2012

I bought the Samsung Galaxy SIII. I prefer the memory card to be detachable, because I have many memory cards because in those cards I save my movies. Hehehe Congrats to your Xperia S.. It's a nice phone also.. The camera is superb. ^^

77. GoodGuy

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

I second you.. I use my smartphone camera (along with music player) more than any thing else!

75. carrolell

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

hellow all, no one can help me? I just bought Sony Xperia S two weeks ago, the problem now is I can not detect wifi available in my house. Before this, I can surf the internet using the wifi at my home. This is because, yesterday I mistakenly press the "forget" to wifi in my house that is in the phone. I scan again but can not be traced. just another wifi only be detected but my wifi can not be traced. can anyone who can help??

76. ChangMin2012

Posts: 87; Member since: Apr 14, 2012

Sorry for english if bad. As much I love korea technology, I have to say Sony has better phones to using because they have been with us for more than many years now. My friends would tell me, "Chang Min, why you have Sony? Why not Galaxy? It suck, don;t use that", but I let it be because I love the easy technology it brought for me. And it is choise of me. Xperia is for me and for many people. I try to awake many of friends and some see the true words from me. They see light slowly. It take time.

80. Fluxman

Posts: 51; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

Are you guys really comparing a last gen S3 processor vs a brand new Quad core? Comparison between the SIII and GX would be a much better match...

81. groupsacc

Posts: 232; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

*facepalm* jesus look at all these comments.. sony and samsung fanboys... as much as delusional as apple fanboys..

82. ispeakevo

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 08, 2012

I wonder why a rounded phone at its edges mean, to so many, better design? I, for 1, think the squared designs, referred to as "sharp edges",(as if you are going to cut your hand) gives the phone a much better seamless look in contrast to its squared screen.. RJ

83. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

This phone is by far the best release by any manufacturer (US) to date...and im not a samsung fan...but i give my props when due..another Htc phone is being released again with much competition hanging around Vw and will probably go unrecognized due to being released at the same time as the GsIII on talking about the incredible lte....the same thing happenedto the rezound on vw...good phone but released around serious competition amongst vw will definately be picking up a gsIII and i will be looking at signal strength very closely

84. nsnk86

Posts: 43; Member since: Jun 18, 2012

i just recently got xperia s &its really nice especially tht HD display....... am luving it!! :)

85. grkumar4phonearena

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

very good comparison explanation
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