Overview of Sony Xperia S
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The Sony Xperia S (also known as the Xperia HD or Nozomi) is the first device to be released under the Sony brand. Featuring a range of new features, you won't be disappointed in you buy the Sony Xperia S as your next smartphone.
Debuting Sony’s ‘Iconic Identity’ design approach, the Xperia S sports a look that is instantly recognisable across all of the Xperia NXT series. A transparent element at the base of the phone creates an iconic silhouette, emphasizing and underlining the display. The element also integrates the phone’s antenna component and creates illumination effects.
The Xperia S is the most powerful Sony handset released to date, featuring a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM. While there is no MicroSD slot, there is 32GB of internal storage and, with cloud storage becoming ever more important, we may see an offer similar to Box’s 50GB of free storage for Sony Ericsson devices that is currently available.
The Xperia S combines top of the range software and hardware to offer some outstanding features. A MicroHDMI port means that the handset is easy to connect to a TV and the handset itself can then be controlled using the TVs remote. Click here to check out our demo with a Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S.
No doubt most would agree that convergence means convenience and Sony has clearly taken this into account with the likes of Smart Tags, Smart Watch and Smart Wireless headset pro. Making use of the included NFC technology, Smart Tags can be scanned to trigger a function on the handset. Click here for a more detailed explanation and demo video.
The aforementioned Smart Watch is an evolution of the Sony Ericsson LiveView, designed to work in conjunction with the new range of Xperia NXT phones. It connects to your phone and then displays message notifications, emails SNS alerts and alike. A demo video can be viewed here.
Offering similar features to the Smart Watch, the Smart Wireless Headset pro also enhances the convenience of the Xperia S handset. It displays text messages, incoming calls, calendar notifications and more. It can also be detached from the phone to act as a standalone MP3 player and radio.
Of course, Sony’s other outstanding technology cannot be overlooked and especially not the 12MP camera with Exmor R, which takes photos in just 1.5 seconds from standby. With more features than you can fit in a paragraph, this is undoubtedly the best camera seen in a smartphone to date. Add to this the 4.3” 720p Reality Display, GPS + GLONASS navigation, DLNA, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and a whole lot more, and you have a truly jaw-dropping handset.
Reasons to Buy Sony Xperia S
- 4.3" Reality Display with HD Resolution (1280 x 720)
- Android 2.3 Gingerbread (4.0 ICS Upgrade Q2 2012)
- 1.5GHz dual-core processor & 1GB RAM
- 32GB Internal Storage
- 12MP Camera with Sony Exmore R
- NFC for use with Xperia Smart Tags
- DLNA, Wi-FI, Bluetooth and HDMI connectivity
- Compatible with Smart Watch and Smart Wireless Headset
- GPS + GLONASS for navigation
What's In The Box of Sony Xperia S
- Xperia S Handset
- Built-in battery
- MicroHDMI cable
- Stereo Portable Handsfree Headset
- MicroUSB Sync/Charge Cable
- Screen Protectors (1 applied)
- User Documentation
|SIM Free & Unlocked||Yes|
|Version||2.3 Gingerbread (4.0 ICS Upgrade Due Early Q2)|
|Capacity (Up to)|
|ROM||1 to 1.5GB|
|Type||720p HD Reality Display|
|Resolution||1280 x 720 (342 ppi)|
|Other||Shatter Proof sheet on scratch-resistant glass|
|Speed||GPRS up to 86kbps, EDGE up to 237 kbps|
|Speed||HSDPA Up to 14.4Mbps, HSUPA Up to 5.8Mbps|
|Version||2.1 with Enhanced Data Rate|
|Functions||A2DP, Audio/Video Remote Control Profile v1.0 Handsfree Profile v1.5 Headset Profile v1.1 Object Push Profile v1.1 Phonebook Access Profile v1.0|
|Version||IEEE 802.11 b/g/n|
|Audio||3.5mm audio jack|
|Antenna Type||Internal Glonass|
|Built-in Software||Google Maps|
|Other||3D Sweep Panorma, 16 x Digital Zoom, Sony Exmor R Sensor Much More|
|Front Facing Camera||Yes|
|Formats||MP3 (.mp3), 3GPP (.3gp), MP4 (.mp4, .m4a), AAC, AAC , eAAC , SMF (.mid), WAV (.wav), OTA (.ota), Ogg vorbis (.ogg)|
|Recording||3GPP (.3gp), MP4 (.mp4), AMR (.amr),|
|Formats||3GPP (.3gp), MP4 (.mp4)|
|Recording||3GPP (.3gp), MP4 (.mp4)|
|Near Field Communication||Yes|
|GSM||Up to 7 hrs 30 min|
|3G||Up to 8 hrs 30 min|
|GSM||Up to 450 hrs|
|3G||Up to 420 hrs|
|Dimensions||128 x 64 x 10.6mm|
The following is a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about this product. Hopefully you will find the answer to your question, if not, use the contact form below and we shall answer it for you.
Do you ship internationally?
Yes - If you are located outside of the UK you may want to take a look at our list of FAQs for international customers on the following link: http://www.clove.co.uk/international-customers.aspx
Is this phone SIM FREE and Unlocked?
Yes, this phone is unlocked and can be used with networks around the world. Do check the specifications to ensure compatibility in your region with your network provider. No SIM card or contract applies to this phone.
Is this phone brand new?
Yes. Unless the description of the product suggests otherwise (I.e. EX-DEMO) then this product is brand new and has not been used before.
Is there any network/operator branding?
No - There is only the manufacturers branding.
Does the phone have a standard SIM card slot or a Micro SIM slot?
Micro SIM Card
I have a standard SIM card, can it be cut down?
Yes, you can cut your standard sim card down. We have a blog post about doing this
Does the phone have a Micro SDHC/memory card slot?
Does the phone have Russian language?
Yes, it has the option for Russian as a device language and as a writing language
Does the phone have Arabic language?
The menus of the phone can not be set to Arabic, but you can choose it as a writing language, so the keyboard displays Arabic characters and the message can be sent in Arabic.
Does the phone have Hebrew language?
The menus of the phone can not be set to Hebrew, but you can choose it as a writing language, so the keyboard displays Hebrew characters and the message can be sent in Hebrew.