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Sony Xperia acro S Review

Sony Xperia acro S

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About a second – that is how long it takes for the Sony Xperia acro S to take a photo in quick launch mode. In other words, you hold down the dedicated shutter key without even unlocking the smartphone and an image gets taken faster than you can say “aperture”. Perfect for those occasions when timing is of importance. The feature-rich interface looks no different from what we've seen on other recent Sony smartphones, with goodies like panorama mode, automatic scene recognition, and various shooting modes to experiment with.

About a second – that is how long it takes for the Sony Xperia acro S to take a photo in quick launch mode - Sony Xperia acro S Review
About a second – that is how long it takes for the Sony Xperia acro S to take a photo in quick launch mode - Sony Xperia acro S Review
About a second – that is how long it takes for the Sony Xperia acro S to take a photo in quick launch mode - Sony Xperia acro S Review
About a second – that is how long it takes for the Sony Xperia acro S to take a photo in quick launch mode - Sony Xperia acro S Review

Outdoor photos taken with the Sony Xperia acro S look really good. Maybe not 12-megapixel good, as a fair amount of graininess becomes noticeable once you fully zoom in, but still, good enough to print and put in an album. There is lot of detail in close-ups, skies look nice and blue, and the shutter responds almost instantly when pressed. When shooting indoors, results are satisfactory as long as there is enough light around, but in low-light conditions, the camera has difficulties focusing on objects even when assisted by the built-in LED flash.

Outdoor samples - Sony Xperia acro S Review
Outdoor samples - Sony Xperia acro S Review
Outdoor samples - Sony Xperia acro S Review
Outdoor samples - Sony Xperia acro S Review
Outdoor samples - Sony Xperia acro S Review
Outdoor samples - Sony Xperia acro S Review
Outdoor samples - Sony Xperia acro S Review
Outdoor samples - Sony Xperia acro S Review
Outdoor samples - Sony Xperia acro S Review
Outdoor samples - Sony Xperia acro S Review

Strong - Indoor shots - Sony Xperia acro S Review
Medium - Indoor shots - Sony Xperia acro S Review
Low light - Indoor shots - Sony Xperia acro S Review
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1080p videos look just as nice as the photos, and their sound is of high quality as well. If needed, the LED flash can be turned on while shooting video.

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Multimedia:

The Walkman music player is what plays back your audio files, and it does a pretty good job at it. The interface is minimalistic, with easy-to-access functions and well-organized playlists, but versatile at the same time as it enables searching for music videos or artist information online straight from the “Now Playing” screen. Several audio enhancements are also included: XLOUD boosts the loudspeaker's volume without distorting the sound, Clear Bass ups or softens the lower frequencies, and the 5-band equalizer allows you to manually adjust the audio to your taste.

The Walkman music player is what plays back your audio files - Sony Xperia acro S Review
The Walkman music player is what plays back your audio files - Sony Xperia acro S Review
The Walkman music player is what plays back your audio files - Sony Xperia acro S Review

Videos are a pleasure to watch on the Sony Xperia acro S, especially when it plays back every popular video file format in existence, from QuickTime and MPEG4 to DivX and MKV. And it does that all the way up to 1080p without dropping a frame and with no lag while rewinding or fast-forwarding. Also contributing to the enjoyable experience is the spacious, HD screen, on which even the tiniest of details are well noticeable. The player interface, however, is as basic as it gets and doesn't offer any advanced features whatsoever.


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PhoneArena rating:
7.8Good
Display4.3 inches, 720 x 1280 pixels (342 ppi) TFT
Camera12.1 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm Snapdragon S3, Dual-core, 1500 MHz, Scorpion processor
1 GB RAM
Size4.96 x 2.60 x 0.47 inches
(126 x 66 x 11.9 mm)
5.19 oz  (147 g)
Battery1910 mAh, 6.66 hours talk time

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