When it comes to Sony (they’ve lost the Ericsson now), you just know their phones are going to look sexy before you even set eyes on them, and the Sony Xperia S is no exception.
Sleek, skinny and shiny, the Xperia S is a seriously good-looking phone, but it’s not all style over substance. When it comes to smartphones the Xperia S has got what it takes to be one of the best on the market, boasting a 12MP camera for starters.
In the world of modelling reality television shows, you often see the search for the ‘perfect model’ – one who is both beautiful and smart. When you’re looking for a new phone it’s much the same search; you want a stylish one with the brains (or features) to match. From experience you’ll know that this can often be a fruitless search as very few phones possess both qualities. That is until Sony stepped in; known for their stylish phones it is no surprise that the Xperia S is their baby – a phone so full of features and prettiness it makes your brain hurt.
When it comes to design, the Sony Xperia S has it all – it’s incredibly sleek for one. Light in your hand, it will fit in any pocket beautifully. Dare it be said that the Xperia S looks a lot more modern than other ‘modern’ smartphones? Particularly desirable is the see-through strip near the bottom of the phone – a design that Sony plan to implement on all of their new phones to make them instantly recognisable.
It’s all very well packing in heaps of features, but without the performance rate to back it up they would be practically useless. Running on a dual 1.5GHz processor means this phone is more than equipped to deal with everything that’s asked of it – it’s practically a mini PC. Being an Android phone means the Xperia S comes with a nifty little OS, albeit only in Gingerbread form. It would have been nice for the newest Ice Cream Sandwich OS to be involved.
As with all Android-affiliated phones, the Sony Xperia S is easy to use. It has a simple interface with access to hundreds of Android apps. Its decent touchscreen and 3G connectivity make web browsing easy and with its impressive screen you won’t need to worry about fuzzy graphics or text.
As with all ‘upmarket’ smartphones you’ll want to consider the iPhone as it’s hard to fault in terms of usability and style. Another phone to seriously consider would be the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, as with the newest Android OS installed, it packs a fair punch.