Sony Xperia S

Sony, finally dropped their highly anticipated first Android flagship SmartPhone from Sony Mobile released with the new name, behold the Sony Xperia S was born, it was the beginning of a new dynastic era of exceptional Sony SmartPhones as we know today.


Released 2012, Febuary

Meanwhile back then, in February, the release date was announced at one of the biggest events (it’s sort of like the Olympics for SmartPhones) the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona is where Sony decided to announce the release date for the Xperia S, note that this was..


Display

Type

Resolution

Protection

Screen size

Multitouch

LED-backlit LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

720 x 1280 pixels (~342 ppi pixel density)

Scratch-resistant glass

4.3 inches

Up to 10 fingers

..not just to show-case the MASSIVE improvement of the Xperia S over the predecessor the Arc, but also, a big statement to all.


Camera

Main

Video

Second

Features

12 MP, 4000 x 3000 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

1080p@30fps


1.3 MP, 720p@30fps

Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR, panorama

The Xperia S had no expandable options using microSD cards, but still never the less Sony packed 32 gigs of internal storage and up to 1 GB of RAM, and a respectable 720P resolution screen. The S was released with Android 2.3 which Sony officially updated to Android 4.1.2.


Battery

Type

Stand-by

Talk time

Li-Po 1750 mAh battery

Up to 450 h (2G) / Up to 420 h (3G)

Up to 7 h 30 min (2G) / Up to 8 h 30 min (3G)


Connectivity

WLAN

Speed  

USB

WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, hotspot

HSPA 14.4/5.76 Mbps

microUSB v2.0, USB Host


Network

Technology

GPRS

EDGE

2G

3G

GSM / HSPA

Yes

Yes

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - LT26i


Memory

Card slot

Internal

None

32 GB, 1 GB RAM

For the first time in history, Sony’s flagship used a dual core Qualcomm MSM8260 Snapdragon CPU plus in addition to this, as one would expect Sony being the kings and creators of “PlayStation” included an improved and updated Adreno 220 responsible for graphics and game performance.


Platform

OS

Processor

Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread)

Dual-core 1.5 GHz

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