Sony Xperia S Price in Philippines & Specs

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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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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News about Sony Xperia S

Sony is one of the manufacturers that got many mentions in this year’s Mobile World Congress for their flagship smartphones which includes the Sony Xperia XZs. After its big reveal, the flagship comes with a deluxe version, the Sony Xperia XZ Premium, which will be released this year. Sony is saving the premium version for a later release, while the Xperia XZs is already available for pre-order in Asian markets like India. Here are the features of this lite phone flagship from Sony.

Recently, Sony revealed that their focus is on the Xperia X lineup. However, they still have to dedicate time into manufacturing other devices such as the rumored Xperia C6. Renders of the rumored device have been floating all over the internet, displaying Sony’s signature outer body design that can be seen in their recent smartphone models. One leak that surfaced about the Xperia C6 shows a design that is similar to the renders that appeared in the previous months.

At long last, the much-awaited Android Nougat 7.0 update will makes its way for the venerable yet relevant Sony Xperia Z5. Despite being released nearly two years ago, the Sony Xperia Z5 is still going strong since its specs are not really that dated. It may prove to be a long wait but Sony has been one of the first manufacturers that has came forward to affirm its commitment in updating its large range of smartphones during the sudden release of Android 7.0 Nougat by Google. Recently, it has just released the Android Nougat update for Sony Xperia X, XZ, X Performance and X Compact. Next, it will be Sony Xperia Z5's turn.

Sony Xperia S Specs

Release Date in Philippines
DateJan 2012
Processor frequency1.5 GHz
Display diagonal10.9 cm (4.3")
Display resolution720 x 1080 pixels
Orientation sensorYes
Display typeTFT
Display number of colours16.78 million colours
Weight & dimensions
Weight144 g
Width64 mm
Depth128 mm
Height10.6 mm
SIM card capabilitySingle SIM
2G standardsEDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G standardsHSUPA
2G bands (primary SIM)850,900,1800,1900 MHz
3G bands supported850,900,1900,2100 MHz
RAM capacity1 GB
ROM capacity1000 MB
Maximum memory card size32 GB
Position locationYes
Assisted GPS (A-GPS)Yes
GPS (satellite)Yes
Electronic compassYes
Wi-Fi positioningYes
Operating system installedAndroid 2.3
Office supportYes
Rear camera typeSingle camera
Rear camera flashYes
Auto focusYes
Rear camera resolution (numeric)12.1 MP
Front camera typeSingle camera
Digital zoom16x
Face detectionYes
Video recordingYes
Video recording modes1080p
Video stabilizerYes
Flash typeLED
Video capture resolution (max)1920 x 1080 pixels
Smile detectionYes
Built-in cameraYes
Talk time (3G)8.5 h
Standby time (3G)420 h
Talk time (2G)7.5 h
Standby time (2G)450 h
Form factorBar
Colour of productBlack, White
Video callYes
Personal info management (PIM)Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Events reminder, Games, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list
Flight modeYes
PersonalizationIcons, Menu, Shortcuts, Themes, Widgets
FM radioYes
Radio Data System (RDS)Yes
Audio formats supportedAAC,MP3

Check out the Sony Xperia S Philippines

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 facingcamera 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.

Reviews of Sony Xperia S
Reviewed on 2012-04-26
Great news for all Pinoy Sony fans who've been eagerly waiting for the company's 2012 flagship Android smartphone to land on our shores! Last week, Sony Mobile Corporation officially launched Sony Xperia S in the Philippines via an exclusive event held i...
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Reviewed on 2012-03-30
So the Sony and Ericsson affair has finally ended and the mobile tech world is waiting for Sony to reveal its pure blood offspring the way they would for the next pope. What Sony has released from its labs is far from anything that resembles a PlayStation...
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Reviewed on 2012-03-27
Sony finally purged itself from the Sony Ericsson brand and to kick things off, they introduced the Sony Xperia S. It's the flagship model of their NXT or next-generation line of smartphones which is characterized by a transparent strip at the bottom of e...
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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 2012-09-18
Attractive design, Improved remote control features, Guest Mode, Good battery life,
Lower screen resolution than some competitors, Poor camera quality, Annoying port cover, Keyboard case not worth extra money
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 2012-07-25
The Sony Xperia S flaunts an eye-catching design, Android 4.0, and a connection to Sony's large movie and music library.
The Xperia S has quirky capacitive buttons, slow 3G data, an uninspiring screen, and a pokey processor. Its $559.99 price is also steep.
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 2012-05-31
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 2012-05-15
Fast, with no glaring bugs or glitches. Very good stills and fullHD video camera. A set of decent media/app hubs built in
Mediocre design. PlayStation bits disappoint. You have to update it to ICS
DESIGN AND BUILD Solid but slightly plasticky build for a smartphone of this calibre. Lacks the plush feel of the iPhone 4SSCREEN Very high resolution and – overly? – vibrant coloursUSER EXPERIENCE Android Gingerbread, media galore and lag-free operation...
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Reviewed on 2012-05-03
The HTC One X arrived after the Sony Xperia S, so it should be better, right? Moreover, it sports either a quad-core Tegra 3 processor, or a dual-core Snapdragon S4, compared to last year's S3 in the Xperia S.Still, what looked from the onset a battle...
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Reviewed on 2012-03-28
The recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2012) at Las Vegas was a place to be for all gadget enthusiasts. Leading manufacturers showcased their devices and gave viewers a glimpse of what gadgets to expect this year. Two of those devices are the Sony Xper...
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Reviewed on 2012-03-23
High-quality display, great camera, good for multimedia, decent storage
Large form factor is awkward for typing
Handset buildAs soon as you get the Xperia S out of the box you can't but help notice its shape. Its 128x64x10.6mm dimensions make it longer and narrower than many other handsets on the market, and it's comparable in size to the HTC Evo 3D.The handse...
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Reviewed on 2012-03-20
The past year has seen many a transformation at Sony Mobile, formerly known as Sony Ericsson. In addition to the buyout by Sony and subsequent rebranding, the company has refocused on smartphones and brought to market a well-rounded lineup of products ...
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Reviewed on 2012-03-15
Sony's Xperia line has always been about refining. Back in 2008, their first Xperia X1 was clearly the benchmark for how a high-end Windows Mobile device should look and perform. Sadly, Sony Ericsson's adoption of Android has been a different story...
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Reviewed on 2012-03-08
1280 x 720 LCD is perfect for moviesDecent performance and battery lifeBrings Sony vibes (and media) to your phone
Chunky with weak build qualityCamera output is only superficially goodSony ecosystem needs to be more cohesive
Has spring 2012 brought a rebirth to the Xperia range, or just a rebranding? On the face of it, that's an easy one. The Sony Xperia S (codenamed "Nozomi") is the first handset we've reviewed in the post-Ericsson era and you only have to glance at its spec...
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Reviewed on 2012-03-07
The Sony Xperia S is something of a smartphone stepchild: the first smartphone to bear Sony’s sole brand in recent years, but developed under the loving care of the Sony Ericsson partnership the Japanese company bought itself out of. It certainly ticks...
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Reviewed on 2012-03-05
Attractive, distinctive design, High-definition display, Strong camera performance, Good voice clarity and reception
Ships with dated software, Color banding may spoil display for some, Still no good reason to care about PlayStation certification, No microSD card slot or user-accessible battery
As I alluded to in the introduction to this review, the Sony Xperia S is a seriously pulchritudinous phone. Featuring five flat sides and a curved back, it exudes simplicity, though not at the expense of distinctiveness. A transparent bar has been inserte...
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Reviewed on 2012-03-02
Very good photo and video quality, One second from sleep to snap, Quality HD display with ultrahigh pixel density, Distinguished design with a transparent illuminated strip, Hearty 32GB of internal storage, Strong loudspeaker with clean sound, Good call quality, Rapid battery charging...
The capacitive button dots are hard to spot and not very responsive, Sealed battery compartment, No memory expansion slot
Sony is starting fresh after 10 years of marriage with Ericsson, and thus the Xperia S marks a whole lot of firsts for it. It is the first handset branded simply “Sony”, as well as the first with the new “Iconic Identity” design of the renamed Xperia ...
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Reviewed on 2012-02-23
We didn’t have that much time to test the Xperia S, a pretty promising flagship handset from Sony, but we spent the better part of a day with it. It was still plenty to leave us under the impression that Sony is getting back in shape and it is bringing along some heavy artillery...
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Reviewed on 2012-01-22
CES 2012 was a huge event for many mobile manufacturers showcasing their new products for this year. Many of them proved to be quite heavy contenders with their awesome line-up of smartphones, tablets, and accessories for the coming months. CES 2012 also ...
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