Overview of Sony Xperia S (White)
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The Xperia S marks the first phone that Sony has produced since its merger with Sony Ericsson. The powerful handset features a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. Demonstrating Sony's prowess with all things visual, the 4.3" Reality Display pumps out crisp, vibrant visuals at an impressive 1280 x 720p resolution and the 12MP Exmor R sensor camera takes stunning photos within a swift 1.5 seconds of coming out of standby.
The handset features a striking 'Iconic Identidy' design which can be seen across the other members of the Xperia NXT series; the Xperia P and the Xperia U. The 'Iconic Identity' design features an illuminated transparent strip towards the bottom of the phone which gives a very distinctive look compared to the competition.
With this handset, Sony have really focused on being able to integrate your mobile device into all aspects of your life. The phone comes with a micro HDMI port to easily connect to a TV. The neat thing with this is that you can then control the device using your television's remote control. Click here to check out our demo with a Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S.
Click here for a more detailed explanation and demo video of how the Xperia S can work with the Smart Tags.
As well as everything mentioned above, Sony have somehow also managed to pack Bluetooth, GLONASS and GPS navigation systems, DLNA support, WiFi and pretty much everything else you could wish for into a slim and stylish package.
Features of Sony Xperia S (White)
- 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 (White)
- Xperia S Handset
- Built-in battery
- MicroHDMI cable
- Stereo Portable Handsfree Headset
- MicroUSB Sync/Charge Cable
- Screen Protectors (1 applied)
- User Documentation
|SIM Free & Unlocked||Yes|
|Version||2.3 Gingerbread (4.0 ICS Upgrade Due Early Q2)|
|Capacity (Up to)|
|ROM||1 to 1.5GB|
|Type||720p HD Reality Display|
|Resolution||1280 x 720 (342 ppi)|
|Other||Shatter Proof sheet on scratch-resistant glass|
|Speed||GPRS up to 86kbps, EDGE up to 237 kbps|
|Speed||HSDPA Up to 14.4Mbps, HSUPA Up to 5.8Mbps|
|Version||2.1 with Enhanced Data Rate|
|Functions||A2DP, 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|
|Audio||3.5mm audio jack|
|Antenna Type||Internal Glonass|
|Built-in Software||Google Maps|
|Other||3D Sweep Panorma, 16 x Digital Zoom, Sony Exmor R Sensor Much More|
|Front Facing Camera||Yes|
|Digital Compass and Gyro||Yes|
|Formats||MP3 (.mp3), 3GPP (.3gp), MP4 (.mp4, .m4a), AAC, AAC , eAAC , SMF (.mid), WAV (.wav), OTA (.ota), Ogg vorbis (.ogg)|
|Recording||3GPP (.3gp), MP4 (.mp4), AMR (.amr),|
|Near Field Communication||Yes|
|GSM||Up to 7 hrs 30 min|
|3G||Up to 8 hrs 30 min|
|GSM||Up to 450 hrs|
|3G||Up to 420 hrs|
|Dimensions||128 x 64 x 10.6mm|
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
Does the phone have a Micro SDHC/memory card slot?
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?
|Overall Rating||5 Stars||Buy it now!|
||5 Stars||Buy it now!|
Recommend to a friend? Yes
it's a perfect phone but it doesnt come with nfc tags as decribed
Clove Response - There was a delay in these coming into stock. Now shipping to customers. (Offer now ended)"
||5 Stars||Buy it now!|
Recommend to a friend? Yes
looks much better than on the picture,but the smart tag doesnt come with it...don't know when will I get those? Can't wait!!! - They will be coming soon."
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