The Sony Xperia S an android gingerbread smartphone is now available in India. This handset comes with a 12 MP camera, a 1.5 GHz dual core processor and many other features. The Xperia S price in India is under Rs. 33,000.

This Sony smartphone is 10.6 mm thin with a 144 grams weight. The handset looks great with the touchscreen taking up most of the area followed by a thin silvery band and the Xperia text. The rear side looks pretty simple and shows off the Sony Ericsson logo.

Sony Xperia S features

Processor and OS
The Xperia S is powered by MSM8260 Qualcomm Snapdragon dual core processor running at 1.5 GHz with Adreno 220 GPU for smoother performance. This smartphone comes with an outdated OS the android 2.3 but you need not worry as it can be upgraded to android 4.0 and Sony may officially support it.

The 4.3 inch LED backlit LCD touchscreen display with scratch resistant glass comes with capacitive technology supporting 1280 by 720 pixels resolution with 10 point Multi-Touch. Timescape UI is used and Mobile Bravia Engine is the technology behind the amazing picture quality.

With the Xperia S you will never need your compact camera. This smartphone comes with 12 MP resolution camera with LED flash. All the features that you will find on a compact camera is available on this handset like touch focus, smile detection, face detection, auto focus, Sweep Panorama in 3D and image stabilization to name a few.

You can use this phone for video chats / calls using the front facing camera with resolution 1.3 MP. The rear camera can record videos in 1080p at 30 fps whereas the front facing camera can record videos in 720p resolution at 30 fps.

Sony Xperia S features and price in India
Sony Xperia S

This handset supports 3G (HSDPA, 14.4 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps) and 2G (EDGE / GPRS) networks and also comes with Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n) with DLNA and hotspot, Bluetooth 2.1, NFC, USB 2.0 and a built in GPS receiver with A-GPS support.

The Sony Xperia S comes with 1 GB RAM dedicated for system and internal storage of 32 GB for user. There is no external memory slot.

Other features
HDMI port, dedicated mic with active noise cancellation, TV launcher, supports micro SIM card only, built in FM radio, TrackID music recognition, Google services, social networking ready and HTML5 / Flash supported.

A 1750 mAh Li-ion standard battery keeps this handset going on for about 17.5 days on 3G network, a little more on 2G and a talktime of about 8 hours on 3G and 7 hours on 2G networks. You can play continuous music for almost 25 hours on a full charge.

Sony Xperia S price in India is Rs. 30,999 with 1 year warranty.

By Rajeev Rana

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