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Product Code: SNY-XPSB
Manufacturer: Sony
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Overview of Sony Xperia S

This product is no longer available. As an alternative, please see SONY XPERIA Z as an alternative.

The Sony Xperia S (also known as the Xperia HD or Nozomi) is the first device to be released under the Sony brand. Featuring a range of new features, you won't be disappointed in you buy the Sony Xperia S as your next smartphone.

Debuting Sony’s ‘Iconic Identity’ design approach, the Xperia S sports a look that is instantly recognisable across all of the Xperia NXT series. A transparent element at the base of the phone creates an iconic silhouette, emphasizing and underlining the display. The element also integrates the phone’s antenna component and creates illumination effects.

The Xperia S is the most powerful Sony handset released to date, featuring a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM. While there is no MicroSD slot, there is 32GB of internal storage and, with cloud storage becoming ever more important, we may see an offer similar to Box’s 50GB of free storage for Sony Ericsson devices that is currently available.

The Xperia S combines top of the range software and hardware to offer some outstanding features. A MicroHDMI port means that the handset is easy to connect to a TV and the handset itself can then be controlled using the TVs remote. Click here to check out our demo with a Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S.

No doubt most would agree that convergence means convenience and Sony has clearly taken this into account with the likes of Smart Tags, Smart Watch and Smart Wireless headset pro. Making use of the included NFC technology, Smart Tags can be scanned to trigger a function on the handset. Click here for a more detailed explanation and demo video.

The aforementioned Smart Watch is an evolution of the Sony Ericsson LiveView, designed to work in conjunction with the new range of Xperia NXT phones. It connects to your phone and then displays message notifications, emails SNS alerts and alike. A demo video can be viewed here.

Offering similar features to the Smart Watch, the Smart Wireless Headset pro also enhances the convenience of the Xperia S handset. It displays text messages, incoming calls, calendar notifications and more. It can also be detached from the phone to act as a standalone MP3 player and radio.

Of course, Sony’s other outstanding technology cannot be overlooked and especially not the 12MP camera with Exmor R, which takes photos in just 1.5 seconds from standby. With more features than you can fit in a paragraph, this is undoubtedly the best camera seen in a smartphone to date. Add to this the 4.3” 720p Reality Display, GPS GLONASS navigation, DLNA, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and a whole lot more, and you have a truly jaw-dropping handset.

Reasons to Buy Sony Xperia S

  • 4.3" Reality Display with HD Resolution (1280 x 720)
  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread (4.0 ICS Upgrade Q2 2012)
  • 1.5GHz dual-core processor & 1GB RAM
  • 32GB Internal Storage
  • 12MP Camera with Sony Exmore R
  • NFC for use with Xperia Smart Tags
  • DLNA, Wi-FI, Bluetooth and HDMI connectivity
  • Compatible with Smart Watch and Smart Wireless Headset
  • GPS GLONASS for navigation

What's In The Box of Sony Xperia S

  • Xperia S Handset
  • Built-in battery
  • MicroHDMI cable
  • Stereo Portable Handsfree Headset
  • Charger
  • MicroUSB Sync/Charge Cable
  • Screen Protectors (1 applied)
  • User Documentation
SIM Free & Unlocked Yes
Operating SystemAndroid
Version2.3 Gingerbread (4.0 ICS Upgrade Due Early Q2)
Custom Skin
Processor
Speed1.5GHz Dual-Core
Dual Core Yes
Quad Core
Make/ModelQualcomm MSM8260
Other
Expansion Slot
Type
Capacity (Up to)
RAM1GB
ROM1 to 1.5GB
Internal Storage Yes
Capacity32GB
Display/Screen
Touchscreen Yes
Size4.3
Type720p HD Reality Display
Resolution 1280 x 720 (342 ppi)
OtherShatter Proof sheet on scratch-resistant glass
GSM/GPRS Yes
Frequencies850/900/1800/1900 MHz
SpeedGPRS up to 86kbps, EDGE up to 237 kbps
3G/HSPA Yes
Frequencies850/900/1900/2100 MHz
SpeedHSDPA Up to 14.4Mbps, HSUPA Up to 5.8Mbps
4G
Frequencies
Speed
Bluetooth Yes
Version2.1 with Enhanced Data Rate
FunctionsA2DP, Audio/Video Remote Control Profile v1.0 Handsfree Profile v1.5 Headset Profile v1.1 Object Push Profile v1.1 Phonebook Access Profile v1.0
WiFi Yes
VersionIEEE 802.11 b/g/n
DLNA Yes
Version
Ports
DataMicroUSB
PowerMicroUSB
Audio3.5mm audio jack
Video Out
Facebook Yes
Device Controls
Keyboard
Optical Trackpad
Hardware Buttons
Other
GPS Yes
Antenna TypeInternal Glonass
A-GPS Yes
Built-in SoftwareGoogle Maps
Camera Yes
Megapixels12
FlashLED Flash
Camera Lens
Other3D Sweep Panorma, 16 x Digital Zoom, Sony Exmor R Sensor Much More
Front Facing Camera Yes
Type1.3MP 720p
Sensors
G-Sensor Yes
Proximity Sensor Yes
Digital Compass and Gyro Yes
Light Sensor Yes
Audio
FormatsMP3 (.mp3), 3GPP (.3gp), MP4 (.mp4, .m4a), AAC, AAC , eAAC , SMF (.mid), WAV (.wav), OTA (.ota), Ogg vorbis (.ogg)
Recording3GPP (.3gp), MP4 (.mp4), AMR (.amr),
Video
Formats3GPP (.3gp), MP4 (.mp4)
Recording3GPP (.3gp), MP4 (.mp4)
Near Field Communication Yes
FM Radio Yes
Battery
Capacity1750mAh
Type
Removable
Call Time
GSMUp to 7 hrs 30 min
3GUp to 8 hrs 30 min
Standby Time
GSMUp to 450 hrs
3GUp to 420 hrs
Dimensions128 x 64 x 10.6mm
Weight 144g
Software
OtherMicro SIM
Warranty24 months

The following is a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about this product. Hopefully you will find the answer to your question, if not, use the contact form below and we shall answer it for you.

Do you ship internationally?

Yes - If you are located outside of the UK you may want to take a look at our list of FAQs for international customers on the following link: http://www.clove.co.uk/international-customers.aspx

Is this phone SIM FREE and Unlocked?

Yes, this phone is unlocked and can be used with networks around the world. Do check the specifications to ensure compatibility in your region with your network provider. No SIM card or contract applies to this phone.

Is this phone brand new?

Yes. Unless the description of the product suggests otherwise (I.e. EX-DEMO) then this product is brand new and has not been used before.

Is there any network/operator branding?

No - There is only the manufacturers branding.

Does the phone have a standard SIM card slot or a Micro SIM slot?

Micro SIM Card

I have a standard SIM card, can it be cut down?

Yes, you can cut your standard sim card down. We have a blog post about doing this and also have sim card cutters to buy

http://blog.clove.co.uk/2011/10/20/create-your-own-micro-sim/

http://www.clove.co.uk/micro-sim-card-cutter-with-sim-adapters

Does the phone have a Micro SDHC/memory card slot?

No

Does the phone have Russian language?

Yes, it has the option for Russian as a device language and as a writing language

Does the phone have Arabic language?

The menus of the phone can not be set to Arabic, but you can choose it as a writing language, so the keyboard displays Arabic characters and the message can be sent in Arabic.

Does the phone have Hebrew language?

The menus of the phone can not be set to Hebrew, but you can choose it as a writing language, so the keyboard displays Hebrew characters and the message can be sent in Hebrew.

Do you have a question?

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Overall Rating * * * * * 4.5 Stars Very Good

Alex 9th October 2012

Overall Rating
5 Stars Buy it now!

Recommend to a friend? Yes

"Very good phone! I'm very happy!"


Bernard Simmonds 16th May 2012

Overall Rating
5 Stars Buy it now!

Recommend to a friend? Yes

"Great phone. Battery life isn't as bad for me as others are reporting. Getting around 20-24 hours at 40% screen brightness with moderate use. Highly recommended."


david 3rd May 2012

Overall Rating
5 Stars Buy it now!

Recommend to a friend? Yes

"grate phone!"


Alan 27th April 2012

Overall Rating
5 Stars Buy it now!

Recommend to a friend? Yes

"Great Phone!!! totally recommended. Thanks Clove"


pam 18th April 2012

Overall Rating
4 Stars Very Good

Recommend to a friend? Yes

"Great phone, but like many others have said, battery life is absolutely shocking!! Only thing I'm not happy with."


Jack Jones 14th April 2012

Overall Rating
4 Stars Very Good

Recommend to a friend? Yes

"Awesome phone, still finding out all the cool things it does after 2 weeks
Battery life shocking!"


Sivuyile Simandla 2nd April 2012

Overall Rating
4 Stars Very Good

Recommend to a friend? Yes

"I got the phone, thanks to the great service from the Sales team. The phone is perfect, just worried about the battery life. "


Steven 21st March 2012

Overall Rating
2 Stars Ok

Recommend to a friend? No

"Cracking phone, terrible battery life, less than 18 hours standby time and this drops to less than 4 hours with light use!"


Nurgul 12th March 2012

Overall Rating
5 Stars Buy it now!

Recommend to a friend? Yes

"Totally recommend."


Sivuyile 9th March 2012

Overall Rating
5 Stars Buy it now!

Recommend to a friend? Yes

"WoW! Can't wait to have this machine!!!"


Serjio 4th March 2012

Overall Rating
5 Stars Buy it now!

Recommend to a friend? Yes

"The Best! If i only have such money ((("


jugu 27th February 2012

Overall Rating
5 Stars Buy it now!

Recommend to a friend? Yes

"uberkool"


Ross Nelson 26th February 2012

Overall Rating
5 Stars Buy it now!

Recommend to a friend? Yes

"pre ordered this bad boy and cannot wait for it to arrive,my first time using clove and the offer they have on this is too good to pass up...well done guys"


Ibrahim Shiyam 23rd February 2012

Overall Rating
5 Stars Buy it now!

Recommend to a friend? Yes

"Excellent
Supper
Duper
"


Puma 17th January 2012

Overall Rating
5 Stars Buy it now!

Recommend to a friend? Yes

"Super Mobile Phone =D"


Faisal Thaheem 12th January 2012

Overall Rating
5 Stars Buy it now!

Recommend to a friend? Yes

"Really Excellent Mobile Phone. "


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