Friday, January 27, 2012

Sony Xperia S they finally nailed one

First off let me tell you I have been a huge Sony fan. I swear everything in my house was Sony. The only exception was my phone.  Now comes the day I want one of their phones.

The Xperia comes with a 1.5 dual-core processor for all of your gaming needs. It also comes with a 12 megapixel camera. From what I can tell it has next to no shutter lag much like the Iphone 4s and Galaxy Nexus. It will take stunning 1080p video for its beautiful display. The front facing camera will be 1.3 megapixel taking 720p video at 30 fps.

Its display will be a 4.3 inch Sony Reality HD at 1280x720 making it one of the top phones in pixel density. It will be a great phone to watch HD videos and to see all those naughty pictures you decided to take of yourself.

So far the only issue I have found is that it is going to come with Android 2.3. However, Sony does promise it will be getting ICS 4.0 by second quarter. Below is one of the most complete lists I could find online.

General         2G Network        GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
                   3G Network        HSDPA 900 / 2100 - LT26i  
HSDPA              850 / 1900 / 2100 - LT26a
Announced        2012, January
Status              Coming soon. Exp. release 2012, Q1

Body             Dimensions        128 x 64 x 10.6 mm
Weight              144 g
Display          Type                 LED-backlit LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size                  720 x 1280 pixels, 4.3 inches (~342 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch          Yes, up to 10 fingers
Protection          Scratch-resistant glass

Sound           Alert types         Vibration; MP3 ringtones
Loudspeaker       Yes
3.5mm jack         Yes

Memory         Card slot            No
Internal              32 GB, 1 GB RAM

Data             GPRS                Up to 86 kbps
EDGE                Up to 237 kbps
Speed               HSDPA, 14.4 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps
WLAN               Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot  
Bluetooth          Yes, v2.1 with A2DP, EDR
NFC                  Yes
USB                  Yes, microUSB v2.0, HS

Camera         Primary              12 MP, 4000x3000 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Features            face and smile detection, 3D sweep panorama, image stabilization
Video                Yes, 1080p@30fps, continuous autofocus, video light,
Secondary         Yes, 1.3 MP, 720p@30fps

Features        OS Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread), planned upgrade to v4.0
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8260 Snapdragon
CPU Dual-core 1.5 GHz
GPU Adreno 220
Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, IM, Push Email
Browser HTML5, Adobe Flash
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
Colors White, Black  
     - MicroSIM card support only
- TV launcher
- SNS integration
- HDMI port
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player
- MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV player
- TrackID music recognition
- Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
- YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk
- Document viewer
- Voice memo/dial/commands
- Predictive text input

Battery         Standard           battery, Li-Ion 1750 mAh  
Stand-by          Up to 450 h (2G) / Up to 420 h (3G)
Talk time           Up to 7 h 30 min (2G) / Up to 8 h 30 min (3G)
Music play         Up to 25 h