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Sony Xperia S / Sony Ericsson Xperia Nozomi / Sony Ericsson Arc HD

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1877 reviews of Sony Xperia S / Sony Ericsson Xperia Nozomi / Sony Ericsson Arc HD. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the design and performance. The camera and screen are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some negative reviews about the durability and battery. Views about the reception and size are different.

usability, screen, camera, performance, design

battery, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia S / Sony Ericsson Xperia Nozomi / Sony Ericsson Arc HD is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Xperia S / Sony Ericsson Xperia Nozomi / Sony Ericsson Arc HD

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Sony Xperia S / Sony Ericsson Xperia Nozomi / Sony Ericsson Arc HD from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the price and usability are generally positive. The design and camera are also mentioned favorably.

performance, camera, design, usability, price

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia S Sim Free Smartphone - WhiteSony Xperia S Sim Free Smartphone - White

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Xperia S / Sony Ericsson Xperia Nozomi / Sony Ericsson Arc HD

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 131 user reviews of Sony Xperia S / Sony Ericsson Xperia Nozomi / Sony Ericsson Arc HD from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the price and camera. The performance and screen are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the battery and durability.

design, screen, performance, camera, price

portability, usability, reliability, durability, battery

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia S LT26i-BK Unlocked Phone with 12 MP Camera, Android 2.3 OS, Dual-Core Processor, and 4.3-Inch Touchscreen--U.S. Warranty (Black)Sony Xperia S LT26i-BK Unlocked Phone with 12 MP Camera, Android 2.3 OS, Dual-Core Processor, and 4.3-Inch Touchscreen--U.S. Warranty (Black)

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Sony Xperia S / Sony Ericsson Xperia Nozomi / Sony Ericsson Arc HD

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Sony Xperia S / Sony Ericsson Xperia Nozomi / Sony Ericsson Arc HD from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca.

0% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Ericsson R800IEUBLK Xperia Play R800i Unlocked Phone and Gaming Device with Slide-Out Gamepad and Android OS Unlocked Phone , No Warranty (Black)Sony Ericsson R800IEUBLK Xperia Play R800i Unlocked Phone and Gaming Device with Slide-Out Gamepad and Android OS Unlocked Phone , No Warranty (Black)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: (t3.com)

Sony Xperia S review

 

Sony waves goodbye to Ericsson with the first phone of the new era

Powerful and fast ; Good stills and full-HD video ; Decent media/app hubs

Mediocre design ; PlayStation bits disappoint ; No Ice Cream Sandwich

May, 2012

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Sony Xperia S - Pocket-lint

 

The Sony Xperia S is possibly the most compelling Xperia handset yet, but it could do more. It's a good phone, a pleasure to use and live with, but there

Distinct design, high resolution display, good camera performance, NFC, stable

No microSD card slot, battery not accessible, no Mac support for file transfer, doesn't seem to make huge steps forward

It's perhaps too simplistic to slam Sony Mobile's flagship handset because it isn't running on the latest processor hardware. Device performance isn't governed simply by hardware, there's a huge dollop of software in there too, even if top-notch...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Sony Xperia S pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

Sony, previously Sony Ericsson, has launched the Sony Xperia S, a new Android smartphone at CES in Las Vegas on Monday and we were at the launch of the

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: Chris Martin (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Sony Xperia S review

 

The highlight of the design is the transparent strip of plastic along the phone's bottom, with its own white backlight. This strip contains the Back, Home and Menu symbols in a stylish way but does present a problem. It feels natural to tap the icons...

The Sony Xperia S looks good and packs a decent set of hardware components, including an excellent screen and camera. Aside from the standard Android complaint of abysmal battery life, the phone is let down by its main control buttons – a triumph of...

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Xperia S

 

Sony's latest flagship Android phone is a HD screen, 12MP camera packing monster. But is it all bark and no bite?

Simple comfortable design, HD screen is great, Good overall performance

No expandable memory, Camera is way below expectations, Screen and design don't quite set our hearts alight

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Sony Xperia S

 

Design, build, audio and video playback, library of content, plenty of apps and features

Strange on/off button placement, music lacks a little life

Fine video performance, spec and features; it's easy to recommend the Xperia S

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Barry de la Rosa (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Xperia S review

 

The Xperia S has a great 12.1-megapixel camera, but is let down by its screen and lack of Android 4.0

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Sony Xperia S review

 

HD, movie-watching greatness ; Crisp and clean OS ; Standby to pic-snapping in 1.5 secs ; More power than most ; Handy inclusion of smart tags

Slight rattle in the build ; Vital daily recharges ; No Ice Cream Sandwich out the box

Smart, stylish and specified to the eyeballs, Sony's Xperia S is a serious rival to the iPhone 4S

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Thomas Newton (recombu.com)

Sony Xperia S Review: In Depth

 

The Sony Xperia S is a landmark phone. It's the first phone to have the Sony sans Ericsson branding, it's the first flagship to integrate Sony's cross platform Music and Video Unlimited at launch, it's…

Classical design ; Great HD screen ; Fantastic camera ; Attractive UI

Viewing angles distort blues ; Capacitive buttons too close to screen ; No removable battery ; No expandable memory

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: littlegreenrobot.co.uk (littlegreenrobot.co.uk)

Expert Review

 

We’re also nonplussed that the battery can’t be removed. We aren’t fans of any handset which has a non removable battery. Overall, though, there are more plusses than minuses with the Xperia S, with a decent camera and fantastic screen perhaps showing...

Sep, 2014

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:1750
Battery life (max):12
Battery recharge time:5.5
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:25
Standby time (2G):420 / 450
Standby time (3G):420
Talk time (2G):7.5 / 8.5
Talk time (3G):8.5

Call management

Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice commands: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Digital Zoom:16
Face detection: Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Geotagging: Yes
Main camera resolution:3264 x 2448
Main camera resolution (numeric):12 / 12.1 / 8
Rear camera: Yes
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12 / 12.1
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:1 / 1.3
Smile detection: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p
Video stabilizer: Yes

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, Silver / Black, White
Device Type:Full-size tablet
Form factor:Bar / Slate
Kids tablet: No

Display

Display diagonal:10.9 / 23.9
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720 / 1280 x 800 / 720 x 1080
Display Technology:IPS
Display Type:TFT
LED Backlight: Yes
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Keyboard

Keyboard layout:QWERTY

Memory

Internal Memory:1
Internal RAM:1

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3 / eAAC+, MP3, WAV, WMA
Equalizer: Yes
FM radio: Yes
Radio Data System (RDS):No / Yes
Video formats supported:H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G:No / Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA / HSUPA
4G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR / 3.0
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes
SIM card capability:Single SIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

Display diagonal (metric):23.4
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Polyphonic ring: Yes
Rotating: Yes
Video Playback: Yes
Voice Recording: Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Wi-Fi: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Keyboard supplied: No
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Audio formats supported:AAC, FLAC, LPCM, MIDI, MP3, WAV, WMA
Electronic compass: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WBMP
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.3 / 4.0
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Events reminder, Games, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Events reminder, Games, Notes, Recorder, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Themes, Widgets
Proximity sensor: Yes
SyncML: Yes
Video call: Yes
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, M-JPEG, WMV
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone Out: No
Microphone in: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB A
USB port: Yes

Processor

Processor Cores:4
Processor family:NVIDIA Tegra / QUALCOMM
Processor frequency:1.3 / 1.5
Processor Model:MSM 8260 / TEGRA 3

Processor special features

Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No

Software

Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.3 / 4.0
Platform:Android
SyncML: Yes
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:No / SD, SDHC
Internal RAM:1024
Internal ROM:1000
Internal storage capacity:32 / 64
Maximum memory card size:32
Storage Media:Flash
USB mass storage: Yes

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.8 / 17.4 / 2.06
Height :1.06 / 12.8 / 8.8
Weight:114 / 144 / 570
Width:24 / 6.4