24 hours with the Xperia S

by XB on 01/03/2012

in Featured Content, Hands On, Xperia S


Xperia SSony Mobile kindly loaned us an Xperia S yesterday and we’ve been exploring the handset since. We’re not going to bother doing an unboxing as there’s already plenty of videos out there, however we thought we’d post our initial impressions. We were handed a black version that uses a matte plastic finish. Below we’ve written what has really stood out so far in testing and on the flip-side what issues we’ve faced.

We’ve also included the phone’s welcome screenshots along with the five home screens when you first set up the phone. This usually gives you a good idea what Sony Mobile is trying to promote. It’s too early to judge battery life and the camera performance, so we’ll talk about those in a future post. Click through for our impressions, but remember these are only our preliminary views.

What we like

Display is absolutely gorgeous – For us the real stand out feature of the Xperia S is the 4.3-inch TFT LCD display. The display may not have the same levels of contrast found in an AMOLED display, but the colour and text reproduction is superb. We could actually read web page text without zooming in. The colours of photos and videos are vibrant and the Bravia Engine helps in this regard. There are only a few phones out there that better the iPhone 4’s retina display and the Xperia S is one of them. It has a pixel density of 342 PPI versus 326 PPI for the iPhone 4/4S.

Smooth UI – We tried the Cosmic Flow wallpaper on some of our 2011 Xperia handsets and it was a bit laggy. There’s no such problems on the Xperia S with most of the UI interactions being very smooth. We even tested some games like Reckless Getaway that played without a hiccup – obviously the fast processor is doing its job.

Storage – Our Xperia S has 25.8GB of available storage for media content (music/video) and larger games. Not quite the 32GB (or 29.8GB formatted) of space advertised, but just under 2GB of this is used for internal phone memory (we have currently used 355MB and have 1.6GB of space free) while the balance is used for the OS. This would make it larger than the 1.0-1.5GB of internal phone memory suggested by the Xperia S white paper. This c2GB of internal space should be enough for most people to download apps (remember that larger games will use the 25.8GB partition to download the bulk of their data).

Strong build quality – The Xperia S feels quite substantial in the hand, quite different from the Xperia arc. It has more presence in the hand that gave us a feeling that we were holding some serious tech in our hands. We’ve heard some reports of creaking back cover, but this is not something we’ve encountered. Everything feels firm in the hand, as it should be.

Xperia S

Matte plastic means no fingerprints – The Xperia S uses a matte plastic with anti-stain coating (not really relevant with the black model). The great thing though is that you don’t need to worry about the phone being a fingerprint magnet (this doesn’t help the display though). The soft plastic feels good in the hand and thankfully has some friction which means it shouldn’t slip out of your hand.

Xperia S

Size is manageable – We were worried that the 4.3-inch display may mean the handset might be a tad too big to use as a daily phone. However, it’s not too different to the Xperia arc, although the boxier design does mean it doesn’t fit as easy in the hand. What we did like though was the fact that the placement of the capacitive buttons (above the transparent antenna strip) should make it easy enough for most people to operate the phone one-handed – something that couldn’t be said if the back, home, settings buttons really were on the transparent strip.

Xperia S

Power button has good feedback - As there is no physical home button, you will need to use the power button to unlock your phone (none of the other hard keys such as volume and camera buttons will work). Thankfully the power button has good feedback (unlike the one on the Xperia arc), you’ll have no problems unlocking your phone, although you’ll need to use two hands to do it.

Xperia S

Issues so far

Capacitive buttons hit and miss – We are not the biggest fans of capacitive buttons. We’ve tried them in other phones and always have the same issues i.e. it seems hit and miss whether the command is registered or not. With the Xperia S you almost have to push the capacitive button to register the haptic feedback, rather than just gently place your finger over it. In terms of placement, initially your fingers do aim for the icons on the antenna strip, however it doesn’t take long at all before you adjust to aim for the capacitive buttons, highlighted by three circles above the transparent strip.

Xperia S

micro-Sim – This point isn’t really an issue per se, more of a one-off annoyance. We had to butcher our normal SIM card before we could truly test the phone. We could have waited for one to arrive from the mobile operator but there’s plenty of guides on the net on the best ways to cut up your card to form a create a micro-Sim. Given how many phones are now moving to micro-SIM, most of you will probably have to go through this process at some point or another.

Not a fan of port flaps - This is more of a pet peeve. We’re just not a fan of port flaps on a phone. We use our USB port constantly whether for charging or moving data and it’s a pain to keep fiddling with the flap. Ultimately from our experience these flaps normally end up falling off too. We can understand why Sony Mobile included them, but we’d much rather just have easy access.

Xperia S

Low call volume? – This is not a definitive point, but we have noticed that in the few calls we’ve made over the last day that the call volume is not as loud as the 2011 Xperia range. We’re not saying it’s as low as the Xperia X10 which was awful in this regard, but from our initial testing, it could be louder. This may be down to specific reasons so we’ll have to test further before declaring this an official ‘issue’ we have with the phone.

Not sold on the design – The Iconic Identity design will be used in all Xperia NXT handsets such as the Xperia S, P and U. Maybe it’s just the black colour, but we’re not completely sold on the design. Obviously coming from the Xperia arc is always going to be difficult. We recently went hands-on with the Xperia P and Xperia U (we’ll post our thoughts on these in due course) and for some reason it seemed to suit the smaller handsets better.


Xperia S

Xperia S

Setting up the Xperia S

When you first switch on the Sony Xperia S, you will see the following setting-up wizard. It’s broadly the same as the 2011 range, but thought we’d include it anyway.

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Homescreens of Xperia S

When you first switch on the Sony Xperia S, the following pictures show how Sony Mobile has set up the five home screens. As you can see there is a strong prominence of Sony properties in there including Music/Video Unlimited, TrackID, Timescape and the PlayStation app.

Xperia S Screenshot

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  • http://twitter.com/dugzino dugzino

    Sexy!

  • http://www.facebook.com/aisback Amber Aisback Hussain

    great job guides ,cant wait for the camera testing

  • http://twitter.com/vincyuee vincyuee

    hopefully there is one hands on details for the Xperia ION soon.

  • http://profiles.google.com/tjaldid Tjaldid Tjaldid

    Does it have the New background available out of the box? 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XSRNHHJMZJRBFMS77EKTW7FBOU choosenone

    Great job guys and thankx :)
    Cant wait for battery and camera feedback :P

  • http://profiles.google.com/tjaldid Tjaldid Tjaldid

    I find it strange that Sony is pretending that the Sony Reader Store does not exist.

  • Dmitry Pashkevich

    Was the hdmi cable included in your package?
    Also, could you provide more details on how the phone is usable with one hand? It wasn’t very pleasant to hear that you can’t unlock it with one hand… I strongly believe that *mobile phones*, unlike *tablets* or other devices, MUST be perfectly usable with one hand, and it’s a pity to see this experience breaking in modern devices. Partly because of screen size, partly because of… the vendor doesn’t care that much.

  • Dmitry Pashkevich

    Probably because it’s not globally available, unlike the phone.

  • Dmitry Pashkevich

    Probably because it’s not globally available, unlike the phone.

  • Anonymous

    The phone can be used with one hand but it involves sliding the phone slightly to reach to the power button which sits on the top left of the phone. This is from the perspective of using the phone in your right hand. If you are using it in your left hand, then you can reach the power button more easily. I suppose it depends on which hand you are more used to navigating your phone.
     

  • anon

    what about the loudspeaker?

  • XperiaX10lover

    This is what scare me alot ;
    We are not the biggest fans of capacitive buttons. We’ve tried them in other phones and always have the same issues i.e. it seems hit and miss whether the command is registered or not. With the Xperia S you almost have to push the capacitive button to register the haptic feedback, rather than just gently place your finger over it

  • http://profiles.google.com/tjaldid Tjaldid Tjaldid

    if you were replying to me then I would say the Same about Music/Video Unlimited it is not globally available but it seems to be included on the phone

  • http://twitter.com/milano486 Omer

    They should have placed the power button on the side, so you could unlock it using only one hand.

  • Yahona3

    Thanks guys good , could u plz provide a video for the new timescape ?

  • Anonymous

    Does it come with a screen protector from factory? One thing I’d like to see is a sensitivity and calibration setting for the screen and buttons.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Marc-Ti/614238324 Marc Ti

    yes please i would like to see the new timescape too , pics or video will be nice

  • Anonymous

    Yep, a screen protector is pre-applied.

  • Anonymous

    What about the ‘fastcapture’ – have you timed it? Also, internet connectivity – any improvement over the 2011s?

  • Zoey Nguyen

    Does it have color sensor like the Xperia U? Or at least flashes when there’s an incoming call.

  • Kannanap1983

    most of the x10,arc and arc S i tried had stuck pixels in it,replaced almost 4 devices for this issue…………..did u checked for any stuck or dead pixels?

  • Unknownassailant06

    Can you tell us how the music quality is compared to say the xperia arc, is it better or the same or worse?

  • ss2010

    Is the black level noticeably better than that on Arc?

  • Vandenbornejeffrey

    Is it designed to be taken off or do you put custom screen protectors over it?

  • Dmitry Pashkevich

    Good that I’m left-handed) Thanks!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000879365894 Mohammed Shebin

    There’s a notification light at the top.

  • Shanefalco

     only xperia u change color in the transparent bar…

  • Anonymous

    over it will work

  • http://allvictory.blogspot.com/ Graff

    When is the next part of the review?

  • Shaf

    The only turn down for me for this phone is the capacitive buttons, had a really big issue with the SE K850. So don’t wanna go for it until a few months so that I would know that they’re hardy. Because capacitive buttons are not ideal for daily & rough use from my past experience…

  • http://www.facebook.com/gokulan.rajendran Gokulan Rajendran

    we have to add the new transparent screen guard below the instruction sheet on screen or does it have screen guard applied below the instruction sheet on the screen….
    or is there any screen guard on the box that we have to use over it?…for my x10 arcs i had screen guard on the box that we have to apply…thats why am asking

  • Anonymous


    We even tested some games like Reckless Getaway that played without a hiccup – obviously the fast processor is doing its job”  … I don’t get your point here, an iPod touch with a clocked processor well below 1 gig can manage games like this and games that are much more power intensive so why would a brand new phone with 2 processors have any problems.

  • Lamul12

    does it supports hebrew?

  • Anonymous

    It flashes when there is an incoming call but there is no alternative colour from what we can tell.

  • Anonymous

    Timescape is similar as before, although the widget is new. Just to be clear this is not the 3D Timescape that we saw in the ‘UXP NXT’ leak i.e. the style of SPB Shell 3D.

  • Anonymous

    Some people applied their own screen protectors over the one pre-applied. We see no reason why you couldn’t do the same here.

  • Anonymous

    Hi, is it possible to quickly fire up the camera even when the phone is password (or pattern) locked?

  • Anonymous

    What should we look for in the list i.e. what is the native translation of Hebrew? The word ‘Hebrew’ is not in the list.

  • Anonymous

    Only when we’ve had a chance to test everything properly – it will be a while for the full review.

    We’ll be posting our thoughts on other parts of the phone as time goes on though…

  • Anonymous

    We haven’t noticed any difference to be honest.

  • Anonymous

    Haven’t had a chance to test yet – will report back in due course.

  • Anonymous

    None on our unit.

  • Anonymous

    Wireless activity seems fine so far. Haven’t properly tested yet though.

    Fast Capture took around 2 seconds in our quick tests – so near enough the time that Sony says.

  • Cholek3

     It has been already tested many times before. Does it really matter, if it is 1.9sec or 1.4sec rather than 1.6sec tested before?:)

  • Anonymous

    Very loud – should be fine for most purposes. As loud if not louder than the Xperia arc.

  • Anonymous

    humm….   interesting.   my 32gb sd card carrying x10  comes up for replacing from tomorrow!    but is this phone that much better.   call quality is a worry,  smaller available memory,   cant swop the battery…   

    i will read your review regarding battery life and call quality thoughts before i buy.  i really dont want to get the htc one x as its just huge…   but i could wait for the samsungs3….

  • Anonymous

    Yes, but if you want to use any other part of your phone you will have to enter the pin code before you can use it. Sony made sure of this to avoid security concerns with Fast Capture.

  • Anonymous

    I suppose we were just trying to relfect on some of the more intensive tasks we have used in our limited testing. There’s nothing so far that has stressed this phone, we’ll have to find something to find the limitations – whether it be encoding or something else.

  • http://twitter.com/hannahxb Hannah B

    I would love to see some of the themes available on the phone. I was really excited to be able to change to themes with my Arc, so I’m curious to see what the S’s themes are like. Are they still just variants on the “Wavy lines” theme? And also, thanks for the review! Awesome first look.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks. Just the way I hoped it would be.

  • Anonymous

    The themes are basically the different colours (seven altogether) of the ‘Cosmic Flow’ live wallpaper that we’ve talked about before. There are no static themes in this section.

  • Anonymous

    To be honest, how often do you change a battery anyway. It does mean that you won’t be able to use higher capacity third party batteries though.

    Don’t take our comments on call quality at face value – this is very early testing only. We’ll post a more definitive view later.

  • Anonymous

    a lot as it goes.  while there is often a powersocket on the train by my seat, its not always working or the right travel pin (eg eurostar).   im getting 8 hours out of my x10 if i play music for an hour or two. 
    i cant see this thing last the day if you commute to work playing music and surfing some news without a charge in the office before coming home

  • Anonymous

    Fair enough. There’s no doubt that a removable battery gives you more options, however using an embedded battery is an option that more manufacturers seem to be taking. 

    Saying that, we’ve been using the Xperia S pretty hard all day and it’s still got 20% of juice left after been unplugged since around 06.30 this morning! We’re also using live wallpaper that is sure to eat battery life too whilst in use. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/lewisrday Lewis Day

    Can’t wait for this phone. I’ve got the touch buttons on my Wildfire and am used to them, hopefully it won’t be too bad on the Xperia S.

  • Anonymous

    It’s one of the main selling points of the phone. If it’s supposed to be 1second and it’s 2 secs in reality that’s a 100% error – like finding out the phone only has one core and not the two as advertised. Tested many times – what are you smoking.

  • http://twitter.com/hannahxb Hannah B

    Cool, thanks!

  • ss2010

     Thanks! Looks like I’m gonna have to trade that for more realistic color reproduction (compared to Amoled). However, the oled on ps vita kicks some serious ass.

  • Yahona3

    Thanks for they replay guys appreciate it.
    By the way I think we’re gonna see a new timescape after the upgrade to the ICS.
    Do you?

  • http://www.facebook.com/riotrick Rick Schippers

     Offcourse there is allways the option of buying an external battery that you can use to charge your phone.

  • Rene Pedroso

    Yo guys at Xperiablog.net do a great job keeping us informed. I just want to say if I were Sony I would be highly upset if your blog spoke in any negative way about our products. I know you are entitled to your opinions but ”
    Capacitive buttons hit and miss” and ”
    Not sold on the design” statements are killer in my opinion as a consumer and I absolutely love Sony. 

  • Unknownassailant06

    Thanks music quality is a must for be and I will cry if the music quality sucks because I have been looking forward to this phone since its announcement.

  • Cholek3

     Batteries changes from phone to phone. In your way of thinking, you have to buy new spare battery every time you are getting new phone. But instead, you could buy a travel charger, which is universal.:)

  • Anonymous

    They’re not ‘killer’ at all- most potential buyers of this phone will be adults who have seen enough of life to understand that everything has its positives and its negatives and even the mighty S must have downsides. More to the point, I’m sure the people who work at Sony are big enough to take constructive opinions from those who wish them well here. I reckon for such a large phone, the minimalist style doesn’t quite work – maybe the buttons around the edge could have had a more pronounced texture and style- a touch of metal here and there? Of course, like with the 2011 phones, you need to take a nice pic, work that 12MP camera, and use that as the wallpaper to make it look pretty. And obviously, ICS shipping with this would have helped first impressions. 

  • angel morales

    Fucking Amazing! Cant wait to buy both black and white versions.

  • Rene Pedroso

    Check out the link. You answer come around the 2:40 mark

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Wh5_4FdwOP4#! 

  • Schan0324

    Just curious, hows the reception?  

  • Schan0324

    Hows the reception with the phone?  I’m really curious about it. 

  • Rene Pedroso

    Most companies have portable chargers (Tumi etc…) that are very small that you can carry in a comp bag, backpack that can charge several devices at a time on the fly. Every Xperia I have lasted about 3-4 hours with the media usage and phone calls but my battery has never gone dead because there are too many options out there for charging. I have never had an extra battery. I really don’t understand why people are still debating about battery performance (it’s a phone). If we use the device for it’s intent your battery would last 40hrs. If we are able to play music, watch movies, play games, surf the web then that is icing on the cake.

  • Rene Pedroso

    I thought Sony rep stated that one could shoot video also from standby???

  • Anonymous

    completely disagree. its not “just” a phone.  its a swiss knife.  it replaces carrying several things at once.  for example i wont always take a camera if im going somewhere i might want a photo of, which is why i bought the x10 over the desire, and a draw of the s is the 12meg to the other flagships that seem to be on 8mg still.
    oncve my first phone could play mp3, i stopped carrying my minidisc, the mini disc had a 32hr battery. 
    so if a phone is sold on replacing those things, it has to have a battery that can do a good job of being them.  and you dont expect to go back to the nokia 2000 range days in the 90s where you had to charge more than overnight and get a day of use. 
    having a phone that could do other things for a small time is daft of you make those other things top of the range quality, they become no more than “logos” on the box if you cant actually use them realistically.
    so, yes, i have a travel charger too as i dont want to carry lumps around, but i still expect to get 8 hours out of the phone before i need to recharge as i cant expect to be somewhere i can access a powerpoint.  and if i cant use the other functions, then i need to carry all the other things the phone also has built in as individual little boxes.  which is daft.
    this isnt a phone, its a SMARTphone, and so it needs a SMART battery to work

  • Anonymous

    yeah,  im looking at the duracell thing,  its annoying though as it will no doubt be larger than a spare battery and have its own chargers etc..  my contract is now up, and i know my phonecompany tried to ring me yesterday which is what they normally do as my contract expires to offer a new phone.  so the review here will be very useful!  with the x10 i bought it 2 weeks before it came out, and while i liked it, it fell short on call quality.  my friends got the desire, however i had the last laugh as we went to 2.3 when it looked like we would be on 2.1 max and they had 2.2….    with that in mind, will in a years time sonys updates stop and the better chipset based one x still get upgrades…     but i dont care too much,  a good camera, not too large, and lots of space matter.  this has less than my x10 (ive got 29gb user space) and no spare battery, so thats 2 backward steps the forward ones have to fight back on

  • Anonymous

    Very good – no problems at all so far.

  • Anonymous

    We are just trying to give honest opinions here. Most people will do their own research before upgrading to a new handset, we are just giving our own viewpoint.

    When we had the issues with the domain last year, one point we were very clear about is that this site needs to maintain an independent voice. Without it we have no credibility and just end up being a glorified Sony PR machine. Sony Mobile never has never had any issue with this, during our discussions with them they always understood our independence was fundamental in this blog’s attraction to Sony Mobile fans.

    Our comments on the capacitive buttons are generic – we are not the biggest fans on any handset we’ve tried. This is not specific to the Xperia S – the ones on the Xperia S are no better or worse than other handsets we’ve tried.

    Regarding the design, we say it works well on the smaller handsets, we’re just not so sure it looks as nice on the bigger Xperia S. The Xperia P for example is a beautiful handset – it’s probably one of the nicest Android handsets we’ve held – reminding us of the HTC Legend.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/OWPXX54T3KK67SHIEXP5FMDRB4 sada

    Have youo tried cover the bottom part (which houses the antenna) yet? I’m curious about whether the reception will be affected by this action…

  • Anonymous

    Makes no difference whatsoever. Could be because it is plastic, or that the phone is quite wide so it’s difficult to properly cover it all. Either way, it’s not an issue.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1374285250 Mikael Højmark Jensen

    The SMS part, does it have a T9 option?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1374285250 Mikael Højmark Jensen

    does the sms part support T9 layout

  • Andy

    I have been told the selected theme affects the colors and background on several places/apps, so not just wallpaper.

  • Luke

    I think that leaked video was ics….alot of the apps look missing from the video

  • Anonymous

    Yes, just to be clear, this is the same as it was on the Xperia arc. So when you change the theme, you get that wallpaper and that colour theme across the menu structure.

  • Anonymous

    Yes it does! :)

  • Laukik_p

    Hey don’t you think it is no good for Xperia P to have the same battery as the Xperia U i.e. 1305 mAh. I mean they gave Xperia Arc a 1500mAh battery and Xperia P is much better speced compared to the Arc…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DSY5AQGHMLFX4JUEV2FLIREGZA lee

    I feel that the UI is bored. 

  • Anonymous

     It has WhiteMagic display which is battery efficient.

  • Anonymous

     Do you think you will be sold when it’s a white one? I think the white one is sexier.

  • Anonymous

    Possibly – we haven’t seen a white one in the flesh but we’ve got one on order…

  • http://twitter.com/mario999 mario

    Can you comment on the new Glassnos GPS, does it give a faster/more accurate lock? Pain in the ass with my current Galaxy S.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1374285250 Mikael Højmark Jensen

     thanks – cant wait to swap my arc for an s

  • http://twitter.com/hannahxb Hannah B

    I’m probably dating myself a bit here, but are these capacative buttons in any way like those on the LG Chocolate phones? I owned one and I admit the little touch buttons took a bit of getting used to, but after I got the hang of it I freaking loved those things. They made the front of the phone look so sleek and modern. I also enjoyed watching others attempting and failing to get them to register. It was like I had a secret touch. MUAHAHA. Anyway. I’m sure these buttons won’t be an issue for anyone who ends up owning this phone and has half a brain in their head to realize that technology always changes, and so humans have to adapt around it. Every new keyboard we encounter is different, yet nobody complains about those–oh wait, yes they do. Dinks. THE BUTTONS WILL BE FINE.

  • Anonymous

    not that easy with this phone because of the lack of accesories. i doubt there will be any official docks made for this phone and not even sure there will be any powered docks made at all. would be nice to be able to charge while driving in a car dock or at your desk

  • Unknownassailant06

    Music quality in headsets how does it sound, better than arc/arc s/play or not?

  • Anonymous

    How’s the battery life?

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  • Kamal

    xperia s should have colour changing strip like in xperia u & must have option of aluminium body after all is flagship device. aftrer paying too much for this device one should get all the features.

  • Vandenbornejeffrey

    It’s the flagship device as in, it’s the fastest smartphone Sony has to offer and the only one bringing an HD display. If I look at the price of the P it’s clear that you are paying a quite bit for the aluminium body so I’ll pass, the matte plastic seems to feel firm and professional.
    Also the paying too much argument is totally out of place, I ordered the S for 443 euros today, there is no single dual core smartphone with an HD display that comes close to this price

  • Anonymous

    There are lots off fingerprints on the back in many youtube videos (black version). So this isn’t a problem any more?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DSY5AQGHMLFX4JUEV2FLIREGZA lee

    Nope. Only 1 colour………

  • Anonymous

    @XperiaBlog:disqus I think the storage is correct, and nothing wrong with Whitepaper estimations…

    32GB memory equals 29.8GB of formatted usable space as you stated…2GB is used as a system partition, where the OS and some system apps ( like Home Launcher, Contact App, Calendar App, etc.. ). and maybe even pre-installed apps is installed. This space is not accessible by the user (without root), but changeable when there’s some phone software update… the new software will be saved here…2GB is used as internal memory, where the user can install his apps regular.. or when a system app or pre-installed app is being updated.. as the System Partition is not accessible by the user, any update to any application in that partition will be installed in the internal memory…25.8GB user memory, as you stated already ( 29.8GB of formatted 32GB – 2GB system partition – 2GB internal = 25.8GB )…So where’s the 1.0-1.5GB internal memory ?It might be either the 2GB System partition minus the space taken by the OS + pre-installed system apps…or it might be the real 2GB Internal memory minus the space taken by pre-installed apps…If you can get root access to Xperia S then see Titanium Backup and see how much the System partition+Internal memory sizes…

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  • Matt

    ordered this at the weekend. saw a working version in phones4u and although it’s larger than I would really like as a phone, the buttons didn’t see to cause an issue for me, once you realised where they actually were!

  • Jorge Lopez

     cuando llega a Peruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!!!!

  • carrera

     Can you please tell me,where did you ordered Xperis S for 443€???

  • carrera

     Can you please tell me,where did you oreder Xperia S for 443€ ??

  • http://twitter.com/Alteris_ Christopher Lawence

    hope they make a small Xperia Ray like phone.

  • Sarahfsho

    Nice cant wait for my arc to update.

  • Prospectivebuyer

    Thanks for sharing this with one & all. I would be extremely grateful if you could please check the following on the Xperia S:
    1. Voice Recording-Is the recording clear or does it have those annoying buzzing sounds making the voice crack as it is played back? I’ve noticed this on Xperia Neo V, Xperia Arc & Xperia Text Pro. I’ve checked it using Voice Recorder by Mamuro Tokashiki(https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tokasiki.android.voicerecorder&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS50b2thc2lraS5hbmRyb2lkLnZvaWNlcmVjb3JkZXIiXQ..) on the above handsets and they ALL RECORDINGS ARE PLAGUED WITH THIS ISSUE.
    2. Web browsing speed(3G/3.5G & Wifi)- Does the Xperia family curse of poor 3G/3.5G connection & frequent drops(Wifi) continue with Xperia S?

    Thanks a ton, in anticipation!

  • ABHI

    Would I get some of it’s UI in my Xperia RAY when I will get the ICS update?

  • Afazeen

    is it possible to transfer the entire phone book at once via bluetooth to xperia s from any phone (eg: sony ericsson p1i)? 

  • Stevenbrainbis

    The Iconic Identity design will be used in all Xperia NXT handsets such
    as the Xperia S, P and U. Maybe it’s just the black colour, but we’re
    not completely sold on the design.
    _______
    Steven
    claim back ppi

  • Josephyoungbis

    We are not the biggest fans of capacitive buttons. We’ve tried them in other phones and always have the same issues i.e.
    ________
    Jose
    how to claim back ppi

  • Neutronicsbigtv

    It has been some time and the news is all over town.

  • Grp_3vn

    can someone tell me how the ambient bar is setup or changed because mine just sits on white even though i change the theme or look at pics from gallery

  • Quantz

    what can you say about the pointy corners? I’m afraid that it might hurt my palm while I’m reaching the other side of the screen with my thumb. When it’s in your pocket, are the sharp corners noticeable? 

  • http://www.taufiqahmed.com taufiq ahmed

    the capacitive buttons are a major frustration for using the phone regularly. you have to press several times before you land a successful back action. This makes the phone annoying to use on regular basis. I am thinking to sell the phone altogether as I can’t live with this.

    Touch sensitivities is very low for small objects on games like Flight Control. You can’t even play Flight Control because you can’t pick up the planes instantly everytime. sometimes it requires 3-4 times pressing before the plane got selected. The same is true for every other games which have small objects to touch. For example, Jewel Match 3 games.
    If you have played “Cut the Rope” before you can understand the frustration when you can’t select the small restart icon at the top with several touches.

  • podz

    How do you set up video calling on the xperia s

  • http://www.facebook.com/yehia.salah.98 Yehia Salah

    Xperia S user:
    Main broblem that the Battery, even with power saver and task killer it cant last a full day!!! also charging is slow, my old x10 mini pro charge alot faster!!!

    screen easy to scratch if cleaning it from the annoying fingerprints

    loudspeaker is not loud also my old x10 mini pro is much louder even when X loud is on it don’t help!!!
    these are the main disadvantage that annoys me alot!

  • Shabba

    I just bought the s and I’ve noticed that the stip at the bottom doesn’t seem to change colour ?? Is there a setting I have to do ?

  • Grp_3vn

    You didn’t buy the right phone xperia u changes colour at the bottom but the xperia s doesn’t the U is a shittier version of the S with only 5mp camera and they added that colour bar but the S has 12 MP3 camera and is faster

  • 1234

    Any idea how to screenshot for Sony ericsson Xperia Neo L?

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  • AtharChanna

    Hi to every one?
    Can any one tell how to do simple audio voice recording(ARM / Wav) where i’ve to find the Internal apps of Sony-Xperia-P(Model Lt22i)
    Replay ASAP…
    regards,

    Athar Channa
    Larkana
    atharchanna@gmail.com
    Skype:
    +923147702690
    +923337534463

  • xperia S

    but it dosnt support video call

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