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Are you trying to make me feel ancient? "The first phone in the UK to bear the Sony brand"I don't think so, not unless alzheimer's is kicking in.
True, I remember Sony handsets being sold in the UK over a decade ago. The J5 with its natty jog-wheel interface was a highlight.
"The first SMARTphone in the UK to bear the Sony brand", perhaps?
" (instant TV playback is go.. once you buy a microHDMI cable)"Mine came with one in the box (& a screen protector).
Drop in price already ? Wasn't it £450 on release ?
I have to echo some the conclusions of the review with regards to the screen - The viewing angles are very poor. Colour and contrast shift dramatically if viewed even slightly off centre.
However, I believe that it actually has a sharper screen than the 4S in terms of DPI (342 vs 326 of the IPhone)
Don't really understand why not having expandable storage is such an issue? This seems to be a recurring theme with TR's smartphone reviews.
This phone has 32Gb RAM internally, connectivity and syncing to Googles cloud services + third party cloud sources. Would someone with a phone as advanced as this one, really miss the use use memory cards or am I missing something?
Sony Xperia S seems nice to me overall.Except some silly problems.its light and handy but now its time to watch out samsung galaxy s3 nothing is gonna compare with this.You should check out all updates about this.Thank you.
hiya, i just got my Sony Xperia S as an upgrade on Tmobile. have been using the phone the last couple of days. i know it was mentioned in the review about the fit and finish of the phone and there were slight panel gaps. to be honest they arent that bad and it doesnt detract from the quality feel of the handset. the screen is outstanding and even though the review claims the Xperia is slightly on the heavy side i actually feel it has a nice weight to it and sits comfortably in the hand. mine also came with a bundled HDMI cable and a screen protector. so far the phone is very responsive and doesnt lag running multiple apps or playing HD content. 32GB is plenty of space and i am not missing the micro SDHC slot at all. the touch screen responsiveness is very good and the colour reproduction of the screen is lovely. photos and videos really pop on this screen. ill need to use it for more time to find out if it has any quirks but so far its a solid 9/10 from me. a great handset and you wont regret getting it. :)
At first you will be impressed by this phone, however afterhaving it just a short while I started to find problems arising everywhere. Letme categorise -
- The Camera, although being 12MP is awful at taking apicture with a lot of depth/distance. The detail quality lacks significantly.It is brilliant however for close-up shots. They advertise a quick start up forthe camera, though I never experienced such a luxury, it takes more around aminute. Focussing this camera is a huge pain.
- The battery, due to the immense power all the buggyfeatures consume, this phone will not even last a day. Even if left in standbyin your pocket, the battery will drain far too quickly. Another HUGE drawbackis that the battery is not replaceable… At least not without removing half thephone and exposing all its inner workings.
- The design is uncomfortably big. Texting is awkward and althoughthe corners are rounded they still poke into your hands and eventually that canstart to hurt. There are very VERY few cases available for this phone so interms of extra protection to save one breaking the massive screen, it’s quitedifficult. Plus the addition of a case makes the phone even bigger than itneeds to be.
- The touch screen sensitivity is poorly calibrated. Beforeyou think it, it’s not because I’m trying to use it wrong, it’s just veryuneven and doesn’t respond well, especially at certain angles I’ve found withmine.
- Phone often cuts of mid-call. Sometimes refuses to let mecall someone.
- The gallery and the text messages often open saying thereis nothing in them, and take around a minute (depending on how much is inthere) to actually make your pictures or messages appear.
- A REALLY ANNOYING ISSUE is the back of the phoneCONSTANTLY falls off. Considering there is nothing you can do under that coverexcept put your sim card in, it comes of stupidly easily. I can simply pick thephone up off the table and the back will fall off etc.
- Certain apps and a lot of games overload this phone. TheDual-Core is nothing special at all and almost everything that requires anytype of decent graphical processing crashes or lags badly. Often the simplestprograms crash such as internet, Instagram. IT WILL OFTEN CLOSE SOMETHING MIDUSE SO BE CAREFUL.
- With headphones, the phone sometimes decides to play musicfrom the speaker instead which is awkward if you are in a public place. Andthen you’ll rush to silence it and it’ll freeze up so you’ll end up sitting onit or snapping it in half with rage.
OVERALL I would highly recommend you look elsewhere for aphone regardless of what you may think, this phone will cause more problems foryou than you could imagine. There are more problems I could name right now butI think I’ve said enough for you to realise the truth about the performance ofthis phone.
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