Product Type: Sony mobile phones
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Good looking and powerful.
Sony Xperia S
Member Name: Craig86
Sony Xperia S
Advantages: HD screen, Camera quality, Processor
Disadvantages: No SD support
I have had many Sony phones in the past, of course these usually came under the Sony Ericsson brand. My old SE X10 mini pro contract had expired so naturally I was drawn to the new Sony flagship phone since its breakaway from Ericsson.
Initially the size in comparison to my old mini pro was considerable but the phone fits just fine in the pocket and is easy to hold and use with one hand. It has a stunning 4.3-inch HD screen which is fantastic for watching movies or playing games.
It came with the Android Gingerbread operating system but this quickly upgraded to ICS (Ice Cream Sandwich). I find the phone very quick and even after owning for a few months still performs multi tasking perfectly for my own needs.
Those who love taking pictures on their phone will not be disappointed, the Xperia S has a 12.1-megapixel camera built in which offers 3d and panoramic features.
Gamers will be drawn to the built in playstation feature, I however found this quite underwhelming, the choice of titles available are low to say the least. Gaming in general on the device is stunning however, I have been able to download a number of well known console quality games which have played almost flawlessly.
Battery drain is a problem, but I think this is a smartphone issue in general, I on average have to charge most days or every 36 hours. The charge varies depending obviously on how much you use the phone a day and of course for what reasons, games and video streaming are the worse culprits.
Memory space is 32GB, fine for most but people who look to store high quality movies and games may well find the space limited over time. Personally I have found it adequate with a number of large games and films/music present. The downside is no SD card slot for additional storage, not really sure why this is.
Summary: In summary it is a good looking design that has a powerful processor, HQ screen and more than effici
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