The Sony Xperia S is the first Sony branded mobile device after Sony Ericsson. It runs on Google's Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS that could be upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich version. However, recently there are rumors that Sony might upgrade it to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean version. The Sony Xperia S has a display screen of 4.3-inches size, a dual-core chipset that clocks at speed of 1GHz with a whooping 1 GB of RAM and 32 GB or internal storage, a 12-mega pixel primary rear-facing camera, 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, and an HDMI output port.
Powering this striking handset is a Qualcomm MSM8260 Snapdragon chipset along with a dual-core 1.5 GHz processor as well as Adreno 220 graphics CPU along with a imposing 1GB RAM. The user interface is supported on Sony's Timescape UI that is extremely customizable and user-friendly as well.
The connectivity attributes include GPRS with 86 kbps speed, EDGE with 237 kbps speed, HSUPA HSDPA DLNA, Wi-Fi with hotspot. Data transfer is probable with additional gadgets using Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, Near Field Communication and micro USB v2.0. The smartphone also boasts a 12-mega pixel rear-facing camera that takes spectacular photos of 4000 X 3000 pixels and it can also records videos of 1080p resolution at 30 fps.
Some of the aspects of the camera comprise auto focus, touch focus, LED flash, smile and face detection, image stabilization, sweep panorama, video stabilizer, video light, and much more. A 1.3 mega pixel front facing camera helps in doing quality video chatting with friends and family. It can also record videos of 720 pixels at 30 frames per second.
It comes with a dedicated camera button for quick access. It has volume buttons also that operates as zoom in and out for the camera along with a standby button on top. It also embraces a Micro USB for charging and synchronizing and a 3.5 mm audio jack for auxiliary speaker, headphones, and capacitive buttons in obverse to go back and forth from menu and home. It also includes an HDMI 2.0 output that permits you to attach the phone to an HDMI TV to expand video playback.