General Xperia S Review

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  1. angelus97

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  2. zafonic

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    Thanks for the link. Pity it's not a more in-depth review but at least it's a review.
     
  3. Andima

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    Its bottom transparent plastic part is good for rough use?
     
  4. zafonic

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    What do you mean by rough use?
     
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    The Verge's review is over critical, especially regarding the software.
     
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    Yes, the reviewer seemed overly harsh and contradicted himself a bit too. He was complaining about the limited Playstation experience but didn't mention that the Playstation Store doesn't go live for the S until mid March.

    I'm not sure how the phone can get 7/10 for design. I think it's one of best looking phones out there. A lot of phones all look very similar now. At least Sony are trying something new.

    Anyway, he's not put me off - I actually liked a few of the things he was moaning about.
     
  8. zafonic

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    Yes, and only 7/10 for the screen. Nearly every review/remarks made of the Xperia S display has spoken highly of just how great the screen is.
     
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    I'm amazed by how many biased and contradictory reviews are appearing, e.g. calling the Xperia's technology outdated and that it should have come out last year but they still recommend the iPhone 4S, which isn't as powerful.

    As far as I can tell, quad-cores are being used as a marketing tool as "quad" sounds bigger and better than "dual". I'll get a quad-core next year when there are better processors, enough software available to take advantage of it not just drain the battery quicker and there is noticeable difference in performance between them and the current high spec dual cores.
     
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    I would say it's very likely we get our hands on this device by sometime next week.
     
  14. angelus97

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    I think once the Ice Cream Sandwich update has been released a lot of the negative points in the reviews will no longer be relevant. ICS might also make the capacitive buttons unnecessary too.
     
  15. zafonic

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    Am I right in saying the Xperia S should receive ICS 2nd quarter?
     
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    I think so. Don't know how long it will take once Sony have released it for the network operators to release it though.
     
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    I have cancelled my pre-order due to very mixed reviews. I think I will wait a few days after release and wait for some real reviews from consumers, then decide if its worth the cash.....or spend a extra
     
  20. zafonic

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    If it wasn't for Xperia S I may have well been tempted to get the HTC One X myself. Looks and spec wise it's a very nice device indeed, though there is just so many things I like about the Xperia S to be lured away.

    Regarding reviews of the Xperia S. Most of the reviews I have read have been generally positive, apart the odd one or two, like (verge review) for instance. The only worrying thing is that in nearly every review I have read is how annoying the capacitive buttons are, and this seems to be the only thing that let's what looks to be a great smartphone from Sony to be it's achilles heel.

    Still getting one though, and i'm sure i'm going to love it.
     
  21. davewood44

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    bugger it!

    I have placed a new order with Handtec as they are about
     
  22. zafonic

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    How nice was the screen just out of curiosity?
     
  23. hype313

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    I was really looking forward to this phone, but after a couple of ropey reviews it has put me off a little, apparently Engadget's isn't going to be great either..

    I'm not getting too hung up on the lack of ICS as i'm sure it will come, however I am starting to look at the One S as an alternative, but that comes with a few negatives aswell.

    Decisions Decisions....
     
  24. angelus97

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    I think I'm still going to get it, but I'd like to see what T3 think of it first.

    More and more rumours about Sony's replacement for the Xperia S coming in June aren't helping either.
     
  25. davewood44

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    I'm no expert, I tend to compare everything to the iphone 4 screen as that's the phone that I used the most in the past, I would say it was fine, not as clear but the screen size made it easy to read, I didn't get more than a few seconds with it as the battery went flat. Its only the size that puts me off and I think I would drop it often. Also the camera lens thing at the back takes away from the esthetics, it doesn't look right on the white one. I would have preferred it to be flush.

    From videos of the xperia s I have seen I would say the s is a better screen but then what do I know? :eek:
     

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