We have come to the third installment of Sony Xperia S analysis, and then analyzed in the previous two deliveries the design and functionality and basic, and then the hardware and software, this third part will use it as an epilogue.
Here you can find the Photo Gallery complete, an analysis in video, In addition to the list of basic specifications and our conclusions about the terminal. For if you think little, add a short summary of the alternatives I can find on the market to this terminal.
We already know that Sony here began his career as such, after buying all of the joint venture he shared with Ericsson, and This range Xperia NXT promises much, starting with this Sony Xperia S, making of Torchbearer and that has left us very good taste.
Conclusions of the analysis
Few things are since say of this Sony Xperia S, although obviously we are going to summarize advantages and cons in these conclusions that they will serve as a summary of the analysis to a terminal designed to serve as a Launchpad to Sony, and that it will have the task of taking the Japanese brand to ambitious market share in the hard Android world ahead.
Practically all we know of good taste that had Sony Ericsson with their designs, seeking always to differentiate themselves from the competition, premise that Sony has continued with a different, well-kept, minimalist design, and a transparent band that will serve as a sign of identity to the entire range of Xperia NXT.
In terms of specifications, the Sony Xperia S isn’t the best that we find in the market, and is that on paper, most manufacturers have signed up already to the career of the nuclei with their quad – core.
However, the hardware of this device is in line with the marked by Google for 2012 in the Galaxy Nexus, and in addition Sony has made a good job of optimization to a hardware platform famously solvent as it is Qualcomm Snapdragon S3.
Sony has already announced plans to focus on optimizing and not release any device with quad-core this year, and although it is evident that a Snapdragon S4 would give much more game and improve to the Sony Xperia, the chosen platform is perfectly able to. In addition, this opens the door so that probably we will later see a device signed by Sony that monte Snapdragon S4.
In terms of memory, the device is in the normal line with 1 GB of RAM, and Sony has signed up with 32 GB internal non-expandable fashionable remove memory, rather than some card readers are unnecessary and a backward step, but a step that Google has set we want it or not.
This Sony Xperia S screen is simply stunning, with the best density of pixels in the market smartphones, and with much more natural and pleasant colors SuperAMOLED panels. In general terms, and may seem presumptuous, perhaps today is the best screen of the smartphone market with its 4.3 inch, its 1280 × 720 pixels and BRAVIA Mobile Engine.
In terms of design, we already know that we speak of a matter purely of taste, although seems to us very successful, very different from what we can see in the market, and with a hallmark, the transparent bar, that will make everybody knows about this range of phones from Sony.
The chosen materials are plastics, although the Sony Xperia S has a very good touch and a very well-achieved ease of operation for a device of its dimensions. The terminal is very robust, and in hand gives, without a doubt, that feeling of being a high-end device.
The worst design found on its back, perhaps little thought by Sony, since it has with a removable lid that will only serve to insert the microSIM. Here we find another negative point, since the battery is located under a screw-down lid, making it impossible to quickly replace and argues that to be so, the terminal not is designed in a unibody enclosure.
However, Sony has done many good things in the table design, such as the inclusion of a Crystal antiralladuras on the screen or the coating that helps prevent stains and it covers all the housing of the device. Also been included LED for notifications and a capacitive buttons off the screen.
The camera shares stardom with the screen on this device, becoming the two most noteworthy aspects. In this case, the sensor Exmor R Mobile backlit count 12.1 megapixel and 16 x digital zoom. Moreover, LED flash, function of Quick takes in less than 2 seconds and advanced options in the application of the camera, which is capable of recording video in FullHD.
Multimedia playback, as it was expected in the Japanese giant device, it has cared for also, counting with xLOUD in the musical play, FM radio, Music and Video Unlimited services and customized by Sony applications, as the new Windows Phone-style music player.
In terms of software, it has been a lot of work to optimize Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and added several applications, widgets and additional services that make much more complete terminal. We must not forget either of the certification PlayStation, which is another added value.
Even so, is unforgivable in this case the non-inclusion of the latest version of Android, 4.0 ice Cream Sandwich, which was already on the market at the time of the presentation of this Sony Xperia S, fact that stifles too well to this device and should be remedied by Sony as soon as possible.
In general, the Sony Xperia S is a smartphone from the good ones, that will compete from you to you with all the high end of 2012 and that WINS in the details, In addition to technology and the potential of Sony as collateral. From Xataka Android, call it as highly recommended device without a doubt.
Alternatives to the Sony Xperia
As you might expect, there is no complete analysis without that show the competitors and alternatives to the tested device that we can find in the market.
In this case, the Sony Xperia S has one competitor rather than direct, Google’s Nexus Galaxy, that although without pretending to be a best-seller, has a similar, slightly lower hardware, but with the trump card of Ice Cream Sandwich, which in the Sony Station will not come up within several weeks.
As the Sony Xperia S more indirect competition to the HTC One X, superior hardware platform but lower in the aforementioned details, both in design, excessively continuist in HTC, as on the screen, at the limit of acceptable size in a phone and without the ACE in the hole that the BRAVIA Engine. In addition, the HTC has a much higher price.
Could also be called as alternatives to the Huawei Ascend D-Quad or to the LG Optimus 4 X, both installed in the Quad and two devices that we have not been tested too much to compare them.
And here comes the great discussion, as many named as a serious alternative to the Samsung Galaxy SII, Although in reality being about to get its renewal, which according to rumors will be in another League, and seeing the quality of the Sony Xperia S, the best seller of Samsung is eclipsed.
To explain at this point, the screen of the Sony Xperia is extremely better than Galaxy SII, and even better than SuperAMOLED HD; as well as the faster processor and the design and finish quality, far superior to the Sony device. They also have the quality of details, such as the inclusion of the physical button on the camera, LED notifications, the quality of reproduction of content and the optimization of the system, much better in the customization of Sony that the discussed TouchWiz.
Without hesitation, the Sony Xperia is a device that has earned a place in the high-end Android, and although likely not become a best seller, whether it will set a good commercial career. Sony has started well and, while it will have work ahead, we predict a good future if it continues in this line.
List of specifications
- Screen: Reality Display 4.3 inch BRAVIA Mobile Engine. HD (1280 × 720 pixels) resolution.
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8260 Dual Core 1.5 GHz.
- Graphics processor: Adreno 220.
- Memory: 1 GB of RAM. 32 GB of internal memory not expandable.
- Main camera: 12.1 megapixel sensor with backlit Exmor R Mobile. LED flash. Quick shot function. FullHD video capture
- Front camera: 1.3 megapixel camera with 720 p resolution.
- Connectivity: HSPA +, Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi b/g / DLNA, NFC, aGPS, GLONASS, FM Radio.
- Ports: microSIM, microUSB, microHDMI, audio jack 3.5 mm (CTIA).
- Battery: 1750 mAh Li-Poly.
- Sensors: luminosity, proximity, accelerometer, gyroscope and compass.
- Other specifications: Scratch-resistant glass. Housing coated stain. LED notifications. Transparent band integrated in the design.
- Size: 128 × 64 × 10.6 mm. Weight: 144 grams.
- Software: Android 2.3 Gingerbread with interface customization. Update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich scheduled for second quarter of 2012.
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