Previously we established that the Sony Xperia S is a mobile smartphone that provides us with one of the very best screens and most powerful processors currently available. Another area where this new model also excels is for multi media use. The phone incorporates and excellent music player together with outstanding camera facilities. We take a closer look at the multi media features present on this superb phone.
Many users of modern smartphones use the large storage capacity that is present on their handset to store their favorite music tracks and listen to them by using headphones that connect to the phone via the 3.5mm stereo socket on the device. The Sony Xperia S is one of the best devices currently available in this department. A very minimalist interface is used for music playback with an attractive series of tiles displaying artwork in very high quality. Music is accessed from the My Music section of the main menu and all tracks are categorised by either the name of the artist, the title of the track or the album on which the song features. Users can also compile playlists on the phone which enable you to group selections of different songs together. You could have a playlist that is ideal for gym use or one with your favourite driving tracks. A very clever option that is available within the music player is the excellent Sense Me option. When you select this feature the phone will automatically choose songs that match your current mood based on the titles that you are currently listening to. Sony have years of experience in developing musical devices and this experience is evident with the very powerful loudspeaker that is incorporated on the model. If you want to share your music with friends without using headphones then this speaker delivers superb quality that you would not normally expect from a mobile device.
The Sony Xpeira Soffer great music playback and the model also delivers some superb photography facilities. The model expertly combines a high 12 mega pixel resolution with an excellent Exmor R sensor to produce stunning results. What impressed us most about the camera feature on the phone is how quickly it actually managed to capture a photograph. A Quick Launch mode is available on the phone and when this is activated it takes a little over one second to capture a photograph from a fully locked phone. Many rival models offer similar times to actually focus and take the picture but that is once they have spent a couple of seconds actually launching the application. High Definition video capture can be recorded on this model at a very high resolution of 1080P. When we tested the model we were very impressed with the quality of both the still photographs and video footage. Still images maintained realistic colours and superb detail while the video capture was very smooth thanks to the 30 frames per second that the device is capable of recording.
For multi media use the Sony Xperia S is one of the leading devices currently available. The music playback features are excellent and easy to use while the camera facility combines beautiful still photography with video capture of the highest quality.
The Sony Xperia S and the HTC One X are available now.