Sony has come on leaps and bounds since buying out Ericsson last year. The new Xperia range has ditched the Ericsson name and with it, has been freed to stride forward in the ultra-competitive smartphone industry. The Xperia S is a stunning phone that boasts the best mobile phone camera on the market, with its 12.1 megapixel lens, and it features a 4.3” Super AMOLED touchscreen. It runs on Android’s 2.3 Gingerbread operating system, although most customers will take advantage of the upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich.
As it runs on the Android system, it is laden with Google’s products which makes you browsing, searching, use of maps and organisers so much easier. The hardware and software are perfectly matched to produce a super-fast and powerful smartphone that is very powerful. Connectivity is very good on the Xperia S, as it features WiFi Hotspot support and its own Wi-Fi receiver. This means that it can scan for the best or fastest WiFi connection so you have the best quality Internet at all times.
Where the Sony Xperia S really shines is in the display and the camera. The capacitive touchscreen features the firm’s famous BRAVIA technology that provides crystal clear images that are crisp and sharp as a tack. The Reality Display screen is very good and perfectly sized for anyone to use it. The lightest of touches is all that is needed on the responsive screen, and the control of the cursor is second to none.
The trick features of the Sony Xperia S are the microUSB and high-speed 2.0 USB support. There is DLNA Certified connectivity and HDMI support too. Bluetooth and easy-sync makes it simple to connect to other devices, and then there is the fantastic new technology of SmartTags. SmartTags is a way of changing your settings that your preload depending on where you are and what you use your phone for. For example, you might want the settings to be different when you’re at work, during the day or at night, or when you need the phone to be different without having to change everything. The SmartTags can be placed wherever you need and that sends a signal to your phone to change the settings for the certain environment you’re in. Clever stuff!
Onto the camera then, the 12.1MP camera is not only the finest on the market but it boasts full HD 1080p video capabilities. There is a 1.3MP camera on the front for video calls, and 720p videos, and there is full 3D surround sound, which is something Sony TV and audio equipment has been used to great effect over the past few years.
Whatever your views are on smartphones and whether you’re an Apple fan or a Samsung fan, there is no doubting that the Xperia S has thrown a spanner in the works. It’s good-looking, smart, laden with technology and leads the market in a few aspects. It’s definitely looking good for the firm to capture more of the market and if you want an Xperia, check out the best mobile phone contract prices on Mobile Phone Checker.