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Good: Awesome screen and speed of device.
Bad: The gingerbread software!
Comment: Great first try from Sony!
Good: Excellent camera and speed
Bad: Battery life screen marks easily
Comment: i think you were being harsh about the home screen widgets, in my opinion they look amazing on the hd screen
Good: Screen, fast , camera and design
Bad: a little bit big
Comment: I had the phone for 3 weeks, the xperia s is excellent with a much better signal compared with my old iphone 4s. The screen is stunning. I recommended!!
Good: screen resolution, sound, fast, design
Bad: build quality
Comment: I wrote everything about Xperia S from my experience i.e. nothing is made up. I am not some pro HTC defending that brand. Actually its because of the camera quality of HTC phones (with their previous models) that made me go for Xperia (and Samsung) and of course the reason I bought Xperia S is because I liked the phone. But you have to be honest and practical to have such expensive phones. My intention is to make people aware perhaps SONY can pick up some points also from this and amend in their future models. Let me clear on some points bellow
Touch Buttons: Yes you have to press the dots over the transparent symbols but I found from my practical experience sometimes you have to press two three times to get a response (other models like Samsung S2 and HTC have quicker response)
Yellow Screen: I had a complicated source from whom I bought this phone and he bought it from another country and didn't have the purchase doc etc. so I could not go to a SONY shop and claim a replacement. I am sure other people were able to get a replacement.
Lastly some notes about the One X, yes I also believe you don't need quad-core on a phone to have a fast phone. But the reason I went for One X is that its built quality is rock solid (both screen and body), extremely beautiful screen (4.7 inch with 312ppi) to look at and do things, feels quite at hand for such a big phone and this time HTC did very well with their camera (I compared pictures with Galaxy Notes and S2 and HTC did well compared to those). Now I am a bit spoiled by big screens and cannot go back to small ones.
Good: The Screen, the services, the design. EVRYTHING!
Comment: Basically, it's a great phone I cant wait to buy it, just need to save up some cash. The most important thing in this phone is (for me) is that it is powerfull, which it obviously is. For people who are experiencing the yellow tint screen, please go to the shop you bought it and make them send it into to sony. Sony has confrimed that they will fix the screen without any charges, they have also changed the screen or something so yo wont have theese problems in a newly made xperia s. If you cant decide beetween this one and One X, go with this one, the One X might be more powerfull, but you get so much more out of this one.
1. Better design on the Xperia S, the One X kind of looks boring.
2. Better screen.
3. Who the hell is going to use all 4 cores? Apps barely use 2 cores at the same time. So go with this one, trust me you will not regret it.
PS: People saying that the buttons on the bottom are not responding you are supposed to press the white dots not the antenna/glass.
Good: design, sound, camera, screen resolution, fast and smooth
Comment: Hello again everyone. In about three weeks I have had some not so good experience with this phone just wanted to share. I use my smart phone for everyday use (putting it on the table and carrying it in the pocket as I go about) so the build quality is important (to me at least). Few experience in this regard compelled me to change the phone ( I went for the HTC One X ).
First I bought one white Xperia S and it fell down not from very height (about 2 feet?) it actually slide down and the fell from my bed and I had a crack in the lower part (after the transparent band).
So I changed it for a black one. Couple of times I kept the phone in my track suit pant pocket while exercising at the gym (cycling etc.). I am not sure if because of this but I found some spots and kind of polished stain on the back cover i,e, at the edges some portion of the matted texture was washed off.
Another problem (and Sony admitted for some handsets) was there was some yellowish spots on the screen visible when you view a white page and it get prominent when the phone heats up.
From my experience with HTC phones many fell from my hand from while standing and the cover even detached from the phone but never any crack or broken parts. With Xperia after the white one I was using the black one with extra caution. I felt kind of fragile.
Perhaps Sony could have used tougher material on the Xperia S it being a larger phone, as they did with Xperia V. God forbid if the transparent portion somehow gets cracked it will be a disaster.
The One X I got is a solid build with a uni-body poly carbonate body and tough gorilla glass that makes it feel solid and rough and tough. the 4.7 inch 312ppi screed is also fantastc to view and its very light and thin.
So I would still say the Xperia S is a fantastic and innovative phone but wish it was made of tougher material. So go ahead buy this phone but use it with care :)
Good: loads of things..when it worked it worked well
Bad: Its dead......wont charge up, it wont start up...one week old, and not abused :o(
Comment: After sales service by "3" is terrible..the S uses a Mini Sim card so you cannot just pop into your old phone if your goes wrong....my 3 Died after only one week, gave no warning or sign, just popped it onto charge and it stopped working, wont charge, wont start up...three have run out of the dam things and i cannot use my sim card on any other phone (That i know of) so unless i wait for it to come back into stock i'm screwed and would loss all my contacts....no a happy bunny over this !
Good: Camera, camcorder, screen, keyboard
Comment: CNET, what an awful review for such an amazing phone, thankfully there appears to be enough people echoing my thoughts on the user reviews. Trust the people actually using the phone, not those who seem to be expecting miracles! This phone is quality, the video capture and 12meg camera are reason enough alone to buy it, you won't be disappointed!
Good: No Lag, Fast Camera Start up, Simple design with good scratch resistant material
Comment: As usual this review by CNET is totally bias. The guy has propbably not even used the phone for a day instead has been fiddling around with his IPhone. CNET are probably another apple sponsored troll company, can't help mentioning the iphone in a sony review even though the camera is a sony sensor. Try doing some research and help consumers choose a phone instead of slagging off every iphone rival
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