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Sony Xperia S

(LT26i) with free 60 day Music Unlimited Premium trial


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 & UnlockedYes
Operating SystemAndroid
  • Version2.3 Gingerbread (4.0 ICS Upgrade Due Early Q2)
  • Custom Skin
  • Speed1.5GHz Dual-Core
  • Dual CoreYes
  • Quad Core
  • Make/ModelQualcomm MSM8260
  • Other
Expansion Slot
  • Type
  • Capacity (Up to)
ROM1 to 1.5GB
Internal StorageYes
  • Capacity32GB
  • TouchscreenYes
  • Size4.3
  • Type720p HD Reality Display
  • Resolution 1280 x 720 (342 ppi)
  • OtherShatter Proof sheet on scratch-resistant glass
  • Frequencies850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • SpeedGPRS up to 86kbps, EDGE up to 237 kbps
  • Frequencies850/900/1900/2100 MHz
  • SpeedHSDPA Up to 14.4Mbps, HSUPA Up to 5.8Mbps
  • Frequencies
  • Speed
  • 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
  • VersionIEEE 802.11 b/g/n
  • Version
  • DataMicroUSB
  • PowerMicroUSB
  • Audio3.5mm audio jack
  • Video Out
Device Controls
  • Keyboard
  • Optical Trackpad
  • Hardware Buttons
  • Other
  • Antenna TypeInternal Glonass
  • A-GPSYes
  • Built-in SoftwareGoogle Maps
  • Megapixels12
  • FlashLED Flash
  • Camera Lens
  • Other3D Sweep Panorma, 16 x Digital Zoom, Sony Exmor R Sensor Much More
Front Facing CameraYes
  • Type1.3MP 720p
  • AccelerometerYes
  • Proximity SensorYes
  • Digital Compass
  • GyroscopeYes
  • Light SensorYes
  • 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),
  • Formats3GPP (.3gp), MP4 (.mp4)
  • Recording3GPP (.3gp), MP4 (.mp4)
Near Field CommunicationYes
FM RadioYes
  • 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
OtherMicro SIM
Warranty24 months



Will my phone work

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:

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

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.

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Overall Rating 4.5 Stars * * * * *
  • Puma 17/1/2012 Recommend to a friend? Yes
    Super Mobile Phone =D
  • Faisal Thaheem 12/1/2012 Recommend to a friend? Yes
    Really Excellent Mobile Phone.
  • jugu 27/2/2012 Recommend to a friend? Yes
  • Ross Nelson 26/2/2012 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 23/2/2012 Recommend to a friend? Yes
  • Nurgul 12/3/2012 Recommend to a friend? Yes
    Totally recommend.

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