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Sony Xperia S

Sony is known for their amazing top-end smartphones. But today, Sony has brought a new low-end smartphone into the game. Enter the Sony Xperia S – the small, cute little wowza that will get you going on all your mobile needs. From its small size to jam-packed specs, you’ll enjoy the Sony Xperia S inside out. Find out more below.

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This cute little smartphone comes with a 4.3 inch screen. Its small size allows for easy reach and portability unlike no other Sony smartphone models. Released in January 2012, the Sony Xperia S was ahead of its class. Featuring Sony’s IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 16M colour system, the phone is amazingly vivid while colours are deep and vibrant. Scratch-resistant glass protects the Sony Xperia S’s front while polished metal finish coats the back. Known for their cameras, the Sony Xperia S sports a 12MP rear camera with a 1.3MP front facing camera to barely get your selfies in. Although Sony has been known to make smartphones with amazing camera capabilities (some of which can shoot in near darkness), the Sony Xperia S only impresses with its front camera.

Sony Xperia S Philippines - Getting the best out of this little smartphone

You won’t be able to get enough of the Sony Xperia S. To start off with, it runs on the Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread), upgradable to v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) and powered by the Qualcomm MSM8260 Snapdragon S3 processor. With the combination of these two, speed is optimum and everything from gameplay to browsing is smooth. Together with 1GB RAM the Sony Xperia S keeps up with the modern low-range smartphone. In fact, the Sony Xperia S overtakes other smartphones in its range. For storage, there is 32GB of internal with additional 256GB expandable external memory so you will always have space to store all your favourite photos, videos and other downloads. Of course Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS and hotspot capabilities all come standard with the Sony Xperia S. As for battery power, you get a 1750 mAh power cell to keep you connected throughout the day. There’s no telling how much you can discover with the Sony Xperia S. So what are you waiting for? Get it now on iprice, or compare prices from all the best retailers in the country. Shop with iprice and save big bucks today. So should you get the Sony Xperia S? The answer lies in what you want in a smartphone. If you’re looking for something that’s small and cute to bring with you for work or play, then the Sony Xperia S is the one you want.

Expert Reviews

Reviewed on 2014-02-06
Sony unveiled the Xperia Z during the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show. It boasts everything that a high-end smartphone on today’s market should offer on paper, including a quad-core processor, Android Jelly Bean, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable storage and,...
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Reviewed on 2013-03-12
If Samsung's Galaxy range of smartphones are anything to go by, you don't really need premium hardware or insane features to taste runaway Android smartphone success. All you need is smart pricing and billions of advertising dollars. Sony, much like HTC, ...
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Reviewed on 2013-03-09
I think it's pretty safe to say that we're all pretty excited to see what Sony has to offer with their newest and, so far, greatest (read: most important) smartphone – the Xperia Z. This is a momentous occasion for any Sony fan, as this is supposed to be,...
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Reviewed on 2013-01-15
Incredible 1080p screen, Strong design, HDR video, Top notch hardwaregood Heat build up is noticable, More 'phablet' than phone, Heavy use will kill batterybad
In true Sony fashion CES 2013's biggest mobile announcement came in the form of the company's new flagship - the Sony Xperia Z. We were a little underwhelmed with the previous flag bearer, the Sony Xperia T which followed on a mere six months from the sti...
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Reviewed on 2012-09-20
Last year's Sony Tablet S wasn't perfect, but it was refreshing. It was a sign that Sony could still innovate, and that it wasn't afraid to try something different. The new Xperia S tablet is an improvement in every way. But it's still hung up on those sa...
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Reviewed on 2012-09-18
Attractive design; Improved remote control features; Guest Mode ; Good battery life;good Lower screen resolution than some competitors; Poor camera quality; Annoying port cover; Keyboard case not worth extra moneybad
With the $499 on one end, and the $199 and the on the other, what's a midrange tablet maker to do? Sony may have found the answer in the Xperia Tablet S. This $399 Nvidia Tegra 3-powered Android tablet has an attractive design, bright display and t...
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Reviewed on 2012-08-06
Sony has docked the ‘Ericsson' tail from its phone branding with the launch of the dual-core Xperia S. When tested it was still running Android 2.3, but an update to Ice Cream Sandwich will be out by the time you read this.This Sony is tooled up with all ...
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Reviewed on 2012-07-25
The Sony Xperia S flaunts an eye-catching design, Android 4.0, and a connection to Sony's large movie and music library.good The Xperia S has quirky capacitive buttons, slow 3G data, an uninspiring screen, and a pokey processor. Its $559.99 price is also steep.bad
When Sony unveiled the Xperia S at CES 2012, many Android fans in the know dreamed that this ultrastylish handset could herald a new beginning for the company's mobile electronics. That's why it was even more exciting when Sony announced that the phone...
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Reviewed on 2012-07-10
Have you heard? Sony Ericsson doesn't officially exist anymore. It's just plain, old Sony now and like most divorcees, the company has used this as an opportunity to reinvent itself.Sony is gunning for both geeks and fashionistas with its latest An...
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Reviewed on 2012-07-03
Recently we got a chance to try our hands on Sony Xperia S. Xperia S is a jewel in Sony's xperia range of smart phone. Xperia S boasts of its gorgeous high resolution screen, fast dual core chip as well as awesome camera.The front panel of the bar shaped ...
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Reviewed on 2012-06-25
Unlike a lot of Sony Xperia handsets we have used in the past the Sony Xperia S has got to have the best build quality we have ever seen from the manufacturer. However while the specs are top draw on paper (NFC, dual-core 1.5Ghz CPU, 12MP camera), in use ...
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Reviewed on 2012-06-19
Design, Camera, Displaygood Plastic body, Operating systembad
Sony has been launching Xperia range of smartphones at regular interval and the first among those is Sony Xperia S. It is the first phone to have the Sony branding after Sony parted its way from Ericsson.Carrying a price tag of Rs 32,500, the Sony Xperia ...
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Reviewed on 2012-06-15
The latest do everything phone from Sony - the Xperia S. In a form factor little bigger than just a mobile phone you can surf the Internet, get your emails, make and receive phone calls and use third party Android software to keep in touch....
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Reviewed on 2012-06-13
Fantastic screen, NFC capability, High quality camera, Premium build, Large internal storagegood Easy to drop, No microSD slot, Slightly poor battery life, Fat chassis, Only Android 2.3bad
Update: We've taken a better look at the NFC capabilities of the Xperia S and played with the SmartWatch in a bit more depth - check out our findings.So Sony has paid Ericsson off with a nice little divorce settlement and is now single and ready to rock -...
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Reviewed on 2012-06-08
12.0megapixel camera, 1.5 GHz dual core Snapdragon processor, Large, bright displaygood Outdated Androidbad
Sony Xperia S is the first device by the brand, after its divorce, of sorts, from its long time partner, Ericsson. Powered by Sony's excellence in the sound and imaging, will this phone be able to help Sony regain its position in the Indian market?Looks: ...
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Reviewed on 2012-06-01
It took a while, but Sony is now at last free of the Ericsson in its old name. To celebrate its newly acquired independence, the Japanese giant thought to itself: what would be the better way to show the world we are working on a sole name? And the answer...
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Reviewed on 2012-05-31
The Samsung Galaxy S III got announced only a few weeks ago, and we've already gone into great depths regarding the device and its features. We've reviewed it, compared it against pretty much all of its rivals, made an in-depth screen comparison...
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Reviewed on 2012-05-30
Sony's lineup of Android phones has been picking up pace recently, but now with the Xperia S and its buddies, the P and U, the company is hoping to finally reclaim that title of a leading phone manufacturer. However, for such a thing to happen, Sony's...
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Reviewed on 2012-05-25
Excellent screen; strong performance; feels good in hand; mini HDMI connection,good No Ice Cream Sandwich out the box; won't stand its ground against other flagship models appearing; no microSD.bad
If the Xperia S was speed-dating, it would tick all the right boxes quickly and easily. Very powerful performance, check. Awesome screen, check. Great camera, check. And out of the current range of leading smartphones available in SA, Sony’s S definite...
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Reviewed on 2012-05-21
After Sony split with mobile partner Ericsson last year, the pressure was on for the Japanese giant to deliver a knockout handset and prove it could go it alone. And that's exactly what it has done with the Sony Xperia S ( £450 inc. VAT ).Looking for the ...
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Processor frequency

1.5 GHz


Display diagonal

10.9 cm (4.3")

Display resolution

720 x 1080 pixels

Orientation sensor
Display type


Display number of colours

16.78 million colours

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity


HDMI ports quantity


Headphone connectivity

3.5 mm

Weight & dimensions


144 g


6.4 cm


12.8 cm


1.06 cm


SIM card capability

Single SIM

2G standards


3G standards


2G bands (primary SIM)

850,900,1800,1900 MHz

3G bands supported

850,900,1900,2100 MHz


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


Operating system installed


Operating system version


Office support


Main camera resolution (numeric)

12.1 MP

Auto focus
Built-in flash
Second camera
Digital zoom


Face detection
Video recording
Video recording modes


Video stabilizer
Flash type


Video capture resolution (max)

1920 x 1080 pixels

Smile detection
Built-in camera


Talk time (2G)

7.5 h

Standby time (2G)

450 h

Talk time (3G)

8.5 h

Standby time (3G)

420 h


Form factor


Colour of product

Black, White


Video call
Personal info management (PIM)

Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Events reminder, Games, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list

Flight mode

Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Themes, Widgets