Sony bid its farewell to Ericsson. The famous name "Sony Ericsson" is now a thing of the past. With the new range of Xperia handsets, you will notice greater and stronger integration with Sony's PlayStation and other online services. You can say that the Sony Xperia S is their new basis for future Sony handsets. With its whopping 12MP camera and other drool-worthy features, the bar is set way too high. Hopefully, this is just the start and that they can keep pace with greater things to come.
Let us now talk about the phone's design. It is quite a handful at 128 x 64 x 11mm and it weighs exactly at 144 grams only. It may be clad in tactile rubberized plastic, but its overall look is still eye-popping. The phone's 4.3" screen will give you an impressive 1280 x 720 pixels for its resolution. This is made better with Sony's Bravia Engine color technology. With this, videos and graphics are made even better.
You will also find three known Android controls on this handset. These are the Menu, Home, and the Back buttons. They are all laid out on the phone's touch-sensitive strip under the phone's screen. You will also find a luminous strip on this handset. This is also a new trademark that you will find on future Xperia handsets.
The phone comes in with Gingerbread OS; this is something that may come as a surprise to you. But there is no need to worry because soon you will be able to enjoy Android's latest iteration on this handset. It ships with a powerful and fast 1.5GHz dual-core processor and this is being backed up by a whopping 1GB worth of RAM.
If you look closely at this, you will notice that Sony tweaked the phone's interface a little. You will find widgets just like Timescape a bit different now. You can now scroll through a list as opposed to seeing tiles. This is also true for the phone's message updates and social network updates.
As mentioned earlier, this phone ships with a whopping 12MP camera. It also comes with Sony's Exmore R for mobile, LED flash, CMOS sensors, and the auto-focus. Smile shutter and Face recognition are features that you will also enjoy on this. You can take pictures as fast as 1.5 seconds. When it comes to the phone's picture quality, you will notice that it is now detailed and impressively sharp.
These are just some of the features that you will enjoy on this beautiful smartphone. It has the features and the looks of a high-end smartphone, but not as expensive. This is the Sony Xperia S.