Sony has released its latest offering to the Smartphone world- the Sony Xperia S which comes with a dual core processor and a 12 MP camera with a great high resolution display. Although these specifications donít stand out in the present market scenario, nevertheless the product from Sony can sure attract a lot of customers with its sleek design and features. Let us dive in details of the phone to know more about it.
Features and Specifications of Sony Xperia S
The Sony Xperia is made of high quality plastic and has a candy bar form. The phone is full touch screen with minimal keys for shortcut to applications. The phone has a dimension of 128 x 64 x 10.6 mm and hence can be comfortably held in hands. It is slightly heavy with 144g which is approximately similar to the Apple iPhone.
The Sony Xperia comes with Android v3.2 Ginger bread which Sony plans to upgrade to v4.0. It comes with a 1.5 GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon chip and also includes an Adreno 220 GPU for better graphics. The Android OS provides you with the possibility to download thousands of applications and games through the Android market. The dual core processor is however something uncalled of as more and more quad-core processor based Smartphones are turning up in the market and can leave the Sony Xperia S behind in the race.
It has a large 4.3î scratch resistant HD screen with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, which is one of the highest among Smartphones. It supports 16 million colors which is the highest among tech-gadgets at the present. The screen is based on the Sony Bravia HD technology and hence produces vivid images perfect for watching videos on the phone or browsing through internet.
The Sony Xperia S has a 12 MP camera with autofocus and a LED flash. It can shoot HD videos at 1080p at 30 fps. Also it has a secondary camera for video calls with a 1.3 MP camera. The camera takes quite good pictures as compared to similar phones with 12 MP resolution and is one of the best in its class. The camera comes with many features such as Geo-tagging, Smile and face detection, image stabilization and 3D sweep panorama.
It has a built in RAM of 1 GB which is more than sufficient for smooth operation of applications and games and has a built in internal memory of 32 GB which is quite sufficient to hold all your mp3s, videos and images. However the phone lacks an external memory card slot for expanding memory. The phone comes with 3G, Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth, Radio with RDS, GPS and supports java, flash and HTML 5.
The phone comes with a 1750 mAh battery which can easily provide you with 8 hours of talk time on 3G network. The battery however is fitted with the phone body (like Apple products) and hence cannot be removed manually.
In all, the Sony Xperia S is a good Smartphone especially for the looks and the display. It is priced in line with Samsung Galaxy s2 phone and is expected to give tough competition to other Android phones.
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