Sony Xperia S is a stylish Android powered smartphone, It supports quad-band GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 2G networks and quad-band HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 3G networks. It has the dimensions 5.04 x 2.52 x 0.42 inches and weighs 144 grams. The overall design of the phone gives it an attractive look and makes it compact and easy to handle. The phone offers a large 4.3 inches LED-back LCD capacitive display with a layer of scratch-resistant glass. It has a resolution of 720 X 1280 pixels and can display upto 16 million colors. It also supports multitouch of up to 10 fingers.
Powering the Sony Xperia S is a Qualcomm MSM8260 Snapdragon chipset with a dual-core 1.5 Ghz processor and Adreno 220 graphics processor. There is a 1 GB RAM and the phone runs on Google Android Gingerbread operating system (v2.3) with an option to upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich (v4.0.4). Sony is also planning to offer a Jelly Bean upgrade (v4.1). The user interface is based on Sony’s Timescape UI which is highly customizable and user friendly. Connectivity features include GPRS with speeds up to 86 kbps, EDGE with speeds up to 237 kbps, HSDPA (14.4 Mbps), HSUPA (5.8 Mbps), Wi-Fi with hotspot, DLNA. Data transfer is possible with other devices using Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, NFC and microUSB v2.0. Sony Xperia S offers a 12 megapixel camera which takes stunning photos of 4000 X 3000 pixels (maximum) and records videos of 1080 pixels at 30 frames per second. Some of the features of the camera include autofocus, LED flash, touch focus, face and smile detection, sweep panorama, image stabilization, video light, video stablizer and much more. There is a secondary 1.3 megapixel front facing camera which is useful during video chats. It can also record videos of 720 pixels at 30 frames per second.
Sony Xperia S has an internal memory of 32 GB where you can store all your favorite content like photos, videos, songs, etc. Unfortunately, there is no memory card slot so you won’t be able to expand the memory capabilities of the phone further. You can do lots of things with the phone. You can listen to music and watch videos on the go using the pre-loaded music and video player with TrackID music recognition. Stereo FM radio with RDS is also supported. For turn-by-turn navigation, there is Google Maps app. Other inbuilt apps include Google Search, Gmail, YouTube, Facebook, Calendar, Gtalk, Calculator, Organizer and much more.