Sony along with the launch of Xperia Ion introduces Xperia S phone which is the first Sony phone. Yes, that’s true! It’s the phone with no partnership with Ericsson. This will be the debut handset with new Xperia NXT series of handsets produced by Sony. It’s with new design approach which has emphasis on display screen. Lets go through the Sony Xperia S handsets features and specifications.
All new Xperia S phone delivers a stunning viewing experience with 4.3 inches high-resolution screen Mobile BRAVIA reality display screen with 342 ppi pixel density. The screen provides reality display with superior HD content at 720p. The display screen is protected with scratch resistant shatter proof sheet glass. It will be powered with Qualcomm MSM 8260 dual core processor clocked at 1.5 Ghz for faster browsing and content download and the 12 mega pixel camera in the back with Sony Exmor R provides the fastest capture of screenshot just in 1.5 seconds the moment you turn from standby mode. That is quick, and 12 mega pixel camera especially from Sony is like a digital camera embedded into a mobile. Along with that there are a lot of functionalities added to it in the form of 3D sweep panorama, 16x digital zoom, auto focus, face detection, face recognition, LED flash, geo tagging, HD video recording, sweep panorama, touch focus which enhances the camera capabilities to a true digital camera photography. The included front facing camera with 1.3 mega pixel can also provide 720p HD video recording as well.
Xperia S will be a feature rich handset providing true form of entertainment experience. The Music Unlimited from Sony Entertainment Network offers music access to 12 million unique songs with Video Unlimited providing block buster’s movie listings. Along with that Xperai S is also a PlayStation certified providing a high quality gaming experience and access to PlayStation Store.
Sony Xperia S will be powered with Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS where one would look in now to have Ice Cream Sandwich, i.e., Android 4.0. Not to be disappointed with it as the upgrade to Android 4.0 platform of Ice Cream Sandwich is promised during the second quarter as soon as the phone hits the market. With Android 4.0 it will bring a complete overlay to the phone and its much improved Android version. I don’t know about yourself but I would like to wait until the phone comes with pre-installed Android 4.0 although it’s no problem if you have purchased it with Android 2.3 as in you can upgrade your phone easily when the update is available.
Among the various connectivity options included are the Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n along with Wi-Fi hotspot function and wireless transfer with Bluetooth, NFC, DLNA and HDMI are possible. Along with that the USB 2.0, micro USB and native USB tethering can also be possible. Along with that the phone will come with pre-installed Google Services like Gmail, YouTube, Calender, Google Docs, Google search, Google Voice Search and Android Market to access, use and install various applications.
Sony New Features
Along with that Xperia S phone comes with various other features not found anywhere of course you can find NFC in most of the high end smartphones. The near field communication so-called NFC enables you to easily share content with growing number devices globally accepted with Samsung and Nokia. The following will be the features introduced in Xperia NXT series of handsets –
- SmartTags: With SmartTags you can easily switch your smartphone settings with a single swipe using the NFC feature on to the other devices which are SmartTags enabled. You just need to pre configure profile in your phone and touch and share with other devices. You may have SmartTag in your car which can activate GPS navigation.
- Smart Pro wireless headset: The Smart Pro wireless headset with Bluetooth wireless streaming will allow users to provide multiple functions along with superior sound. On the Smart Pro wireless headset users can read text messages, see incoming calls, access calendar notifications and lot more can be done. When it’s detached it can be used as a device for mp3 player.
- SmartWatch : With SmartWatch a new feature is the successor of LiewView with more functionalities added to it. It’s a micro display accessory communicating via Bluetooth with your handset. Users of Xperia S can easily access text messages, updates, gtalk messages, social updates, manages calls and music in a very easy way with this device without touching your phone. This can be worn as a watch and it’s mounted on a strap.
The phone will include 32 GB of internal memory and will be powered with 1750 mAh battery providing 7 and half hours of talk time & up to 450 hours of standby time on GSM network. Standby time on UMTS network will be 420 hours with a talk time of 8 and half hours. Continuous music listening time will be up to 25 hours and with video playback it comes to 6 and half hours.
Finally the Xperia S will be available in two choices of colours from Black one and the White version one. As we have seen Xperia phone with white color looks pretty good. Overall a nice product first up from Sony after this discontinuation of partnership with Ericsson.