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Good: Anirod, Camera, Features
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Good: High resolution screen, good camera,fast
Comment: Over all it is a very nice android phone with a stunning high resolution display that I have ever seen in the phone market. The 1.5G dual core is fast enough to support the daily usage of the phone without any lag. No comment on large games since I haven't tried that out. The heat generated when used extensively is acceptable compared to the HTC One X. It also comes with a very good camera that produced sharp and high contrast photos though some of which may be not natural under certain conditions. It currently runs android 2.3 but it seems an upgrade to 4.0 is not far away. The only bad thing is just the battery. Overall, I like it and given another chance, I will still get it.
Good: da best
Good: best sony android phone
Comment: xperia s the best.......
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.
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