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General Xperia S Review

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  1. davewood44

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    Go for the xperia s, I recon once ics hits it it will be better than the htc s in every respect.
     

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    I'm interested to hear what GSM Arena & Tracy & Matt have to say. Hopefully good.
     
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    Engadget review is mediocre.

    That's 7 reviews I've read.......

    3 rate it poor, 2 mediocre and only 2 rate it a winner!

    A bit concerning...... :(
     
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    Replacement? In June! Where did you hear that? Now that will have an effect on my pre-order in that case! :(
     
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    who are the three that rated it poor?
     
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    Off the top of my head electric pig is one, can't think of the other 2. They weren't bad as such, just along the lines of not really good enough.

    I am looking at the moment on the Internet about the next sony phones possible released in the summer!

    Not happy with that, I don't mind new phones every 12 months but less than 6 months is not on.

    Seriously considering forgetting about the s now.
     
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    iPhone 4S Rival Alert : Sony To Release Another Superphone In June | ITProPortal.com

    It also looks like the leaked Sony schedule may be correct

    Sony's 2012 portfolio launch schedule leaks with pricing, exotic food codenames in tow

    The Hayabusa and Mint are both more expensive than the Xperia S, which makes me wonder whether Sony doesn't consider the Xperia S their flagship model for 2012.
     
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    Has it been confirmed that the mint is indeed a smartphone and not a tablet?
     
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    From what I've read the list is supposed to be their smartphone line up. I'm thinking for that price it may be a business phone like the Galaxy Note.

    Genuinely not sure what to do. If I wait until June/July and the phone has features I don't want, e.g. a larger screen, I'll be annoyed I waited for it and didn't just get the Xperia now.

    Bit of a dilemma.
     
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    Sometimes you have to go with your gut instinct. I know the Xperia S is going to be superseeded sooner than later, but what the hell regardless of some of the negative reviews u still like everything about this phone.
     
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    I've just given up! I'm going to wait a couple of months and see what happens. I don't NEED a phone replacement now it's just I upgrade sim free every 12 months......I can wait for 14 I suppose! ;)
     
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    Dont give up, this is going to be a GREAT phone. What are you upgrading from?
     
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    broke my htc xe, last month, so been waiting for this for a while now.
     
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    You're right. Now it's out at O2 I'm going to take the plunge and get it next week. I think if I already had an Android phone I would get it without any hesitation. The issue is I'm coming from an iPhone.

    I like Apple's devices, but I'm no Apple fanboy. They've started to annoy me recently as their updates seem to just be what you'd expect from any tech firm to improve from their previous year's device. They don't seem to innovate any more (if a company develops a good idea they just buy the company).

    I'm only hesitant because I've never used an Android device so it just means getting used to a new operating system.

    Anyway, here's another good review.

    Sony Xperia S Review
     
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    I'm in the same boat, been a iphone user for 4 years, bored with it now, got myself a galaxy nexus a few weeks back, lovely! I miss certain apps but the software is so much better and customization and widgets are great! However, the phone itself I don't like.

    Hence looking at the xperia s and htc one x.
     
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    Android is amazing, but then I am biased.

    The nexus in my eyes looks like a slab of ugly, the Xperia S however looks like it's made of win.
     
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    Sony have just done a live Q&A on Facebook about the Xperia. Going through the answers given, Sony are aiming for ICS to be released in May.
     
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    May...that seems a long way off. I was hoping for April.
     
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    Here are my early opinions before I get on with my own review.

    I've already posted this on another forum, but as I wrote it I feel it's okay to repost!

     
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    Jon,

    Regarding the capacitive buttons, jaseuk a member of this forum suggested that he/she found by pressing just above any one of three dots was most effective and most responsive this way.

    Worth a try.
     
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    That's sort of true. If you go into the service menu (as I've now done), however, you can play around with the key test and see you can press on, above and left and right of the icon - but it seems you just need to press quite firm and not just a light, quick, tap.

    This will need further investigation and a lot of practice!
     
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    Ironically, I just came on here to post that. I'm the guy who wrote tht review for Techradar.

    Just occurred to me.. The soft key thing is a bit of an issue. But then again, ICS will negate the need to use them at all
     
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    Nice review mate.
     

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