Summary: The Sony Xperia S is the first product to emerge from the newly consolidated Sony Mobile group. Although it'll inevitably be treated as the bellwether for Sony's attempt at going it alone on the mobile front, this phone's design and development can rightfully be attributed to the former Sony Ericsson partnership.
Pros: Attractive, distinctive design, High-definition display, Strong camera performance, Good voice clarity and reception
Cons: Ships with dated software, Color banding may spoil display for some, Still no good reason to care about PlayStation certification, No microSD card slot or user-accessible battery
Summary: The Sony Xperia S has an undeniably gorgeous HD screen, high-quality audio, an impressive camera and plenty of clout. But it's let down by clunky handset design and software that could be more streamlined.
Cons: Needs an upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich; Clunky handset design; No microSD card slot.
Summary: Sony really needs to push the ICS updates out of the door, very quickly. The Xperia S seems to have everything in place - good hardware, excellent build quality and design and a very good display. However, Sony needs to get the UI sorted. When compared straight with the HTC Sense, the UI just looks boxy. But with the ICS update inevitable, this is a pretty decent device to buy.
Pros: Premium build, Fits well in the hand, Excellent display, Lots of internal storage
Cons: Camera behaves badly during night shots, Timescape UI feels boxy, Needs Android ICS update quickly
Sony Xperia S offers great camera and software, but lacking hardware
20 April 2012
Summary: The Sony Xperia S is the first Sony branded Xperia smartphone, having been launched after Sony officially bought out Ericsson's share of the Sony Ericsson joint venture that had been building phones for over ten years.
Pros: Great camera with quick-launch mode, attractive design, nice software
Summary: What the Sony Xperia S does, it does very well. Performance is fast, the screen is great and the camera more than adequate. Owners however will have to wait a bit longer to get the most from the Sony Xperia S, when the Android 4.0 update drops. It’s a wait that for some will be too long. A capable phone the Sony Xperia S may be, but it might be worth checking out the competition first.
Summary: Sony Xperia S was just announced at CES alongside another Sony handset with a 4.3-inch 720p display and some pretty impressive specs - a gap-free laminated Reality Display, the Xperia S features 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 12 megapixel Exmor R camera R camera sensor, NFC support, and PlayStation certification.
Conclusion: What can we say in the end, but to acknowledge that Sony has hit the nail on the head with the Xperia S. From the characteristic design decisions, like a transparent illuminated strip, through an amazing HD display, to the ultra-fast camera, the first Sony-only handset is a delight. Given the above advantages, beefs that we’d consider a nuisance in other handsets, like the fussy capacitive buttons or the sealed battery, here seem minor.
Pros: Very good photo and video quality, One second from sleep to snap, Quality HD display with ultra-high pixel density, Distinguished design with a transparent illuminated strip, Hearty 32GB of internal storage, Strong loudspeaker with clean sound, Good call quality, Rapid battery charging
Cons: The capacitive button dots are hard to spot and not very responsive, Sealed battery compartment, No memory expansion slot
Summary: It’s still a week till Sony officially unveils the Xperia S and hopefully the other handsets in the lineup as well. Till then, you can buy this phone from the gray market for Rs.32,000, without a bill and warranty. Obviously we don’t recommend you run out and buy it, especially when the official launch is this close.
Sony Xperia S review: A great looking smartphone that has a few annoying flaws.
Good Gear Guide.au
13 July 2012
Summary: The Sony Xperia S has a great screen, a very good camera and provides a slick user experience. However, it lacks expandable memory and a removeable battery, is still waiting for the latest Android software update and its capacitive shortcut buttons are unresponsive at best. Overall, the Xperia S is a great looking phone, but it could have been a much better one.
Pros: Excellent display, Slick performance and user interface, Decent battery life
Cons: No expandable memory, Terrible capacitive shortcut keys, Still waiting for Ice Cream Sandwich
Excerpt: Say hello to the Sony Xperia S. Sony is the new brand name for Xperia mobile phones, now that the Ericsson name has been dropped from the line. The Xperia S is the downsized firm's new flagship Android smartphone . See also Group test: what's the best Android phone.