Sony Xperia S: First look

    Sony Xperia S: First look

     

    Sony as a new company has launched its first Android smartphone in India on 10th April. The Xperia S is available for a price in India of Rs 32,500. It is a PlayStation certified smartphone after Xperia Play. The 1.5 GHz dual core processor used in the handset offers a faster performance.

    Design

    Coming to the first looks of the device, it looks and feels big with the bigger display. Sony has managed to squeeze a big battery pack maintaining the sleek and slim look of the phone. It offers only a reasonable talktime for the handset. This makes it comfortable and easy to handle.

    Speaking about the looks, the black color looks great. The transparent LED illuminated bar at the bottom makes Xperia S look unique. There are three capacitive touch keys above this illuminated bar. These keys are based on the Android 4.0 ICS design.

    Display

    The display is of 4.3 inches and has a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. It doesn't require any zooming even for the minute details. The Bravia engine equipped in the handset offers great brightness and color reproduction while playing games as well as movies.

    Camera

    With the ICS update, the Xperia S will have many more capabilities that can be unlocked. The 12 MP camera is capable of recording HD videos. The Exmor Sensor technology captures good quality images even in low light conditions.

    Operating System

    The handset features the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system and will soon be updated to ICS. This is evident from the design used for the smartphone. Currently, the operating system is too old and it is a downside.

    Pros

    1. Good display

    2. Fast processor

    3. Amazing camera

    Cons

    1. Battery is not top notch

    2. Android 4.0 ICS is not pre-installed

    3. Absence of card slot

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