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Topic # 96878 6-Feb-2012 07:40 Send private message

I am considering Sony Xperia S to replace my galaxy s2

- quadband 3G
- fast charge (30 mins charging - 80%)
- GLONASS (apparently older version of xperia already use glonass)
- anti-stain nano coating
- 12.1 MP camera
- Smart Watch
Xperia Smart Tags





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  Reply # 577737 6-Feb-2012 08:16 Send private message

Yeah I am keen - currently using the Sony Ericsson Xperia Active with Cyanogenmod, great phone, has done me well.

So if you buy one, you owe me one too ;)




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  Reply # 577791 6-Feb-2012 10:51 Send private message

well, i have pre-ordered one





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  Reply # 577812 6-Feb-2012 12:07 Send private message

Oh I was going to make a this "Whos interested" thread but closer to the time :P . I am very interested, I havent pre-ordered yet and nor will I but I think this will be my next device. Cant wait!



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  Reply # 577884 6-Feb-2012 16:38 Send private message

i'm also waiting for galaxy s3. i love my galaxy s2 but i found Sony has better support and update. i found it interesting how they support independent dev team (freexperia) and actually loans sony devices to developers around the world





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  Reply # 577946 6-Feb-2012 20:06 Send private message

Concrete clarification on bands anyone?
That sony site says
UMTS/HSPA 850/900/1900/2100 which is great.
Clove says this also.

But gsmarena shows
HSDPA 900 / 2100 - LT26i
HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 - LT26a

And mobicity specifies 900mhz, not 850mhz.

Wrong information or what? This looks like an absolutely excellent device and if its quad band 3g i will very likely consider upgrading.

Aside from this im trying to find a downside to this phone. It seems to have everything perfect otherwise. Any little things that i've missed? 

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  Reply # 577957 6-Feb-2012 20:27 Send private message

eXDee: Aside from this im trying to find a downside to this phone. It seems to have everything perfect otherwise. Any little things that i've missed? 


Doesnt come with ICS preloaded. For me I am waiting to see what ICS looks like on this device (Although the Sony UI looks very minimal, which I like)



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  Reply # 577985 6-Feb-2012 21:52 Send private message

eXDee: Concrete clarification on bands anyone?
That sony site says
UMTS/HSPA 850/900/1900/2100 which is great.
Clove says this also.

But gsmarena shows
HSDPA 900 / 2100 - LT26i
HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 - LT26a

And mobicity specifies 900mhz, not 850mhz.

Wrong information or what? This looks like an absolutely excellent device and if its quad band 3g i will very likely consider upgrading.

Aside from this im trying to find a downside to this phone. It seems to have everything perfect otherwise. Any little things that i've missed? 


dont bother referring to gsmarena - they never get their information right. sony has confirmed that xperia S will be quadband UMTS (850/900/1900/2100) - as in my first post.

the phone is shipped with 2.3.7 and ICS will be in Q2. i dont mind using 2.3.7 as some of the app on the market are not yet fully compatible with ICS.





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  Reply # 577987 6-Feb-2012 21:59 Send private message

I'm following Sony's Android handsets with interest, they've been making good moves for a while. Quite interested in this one, but very hard to stomach buying a 2012 handset with Gingerbread at launch having used an ICS handset. By second quarter I'd expect stuff like the SGSIII to be getting close, so throws a shadow over this handset. Will see, I do like the look of this one.




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  Reply # 577995 6-Feb-2012 22:07 Send private message

nakedmolerat: I am considering Sony Xperia S to replace my galaxy s2

- quadband 3G
- fast charge (30 mins charging - 80%)
- GLONASS (apparently older version of xperia already use glonass)
- anti-stain nano coating
- 12.1 MP camera
- Smart Watch
Xperia Smart Tags


yeah definitely getting the xperia s, i hope the white one is available at launch aswell tho

its going to be really exciting to see what SONY does with android in the future...



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  Reply # 578000 6-Feb-2012 22:15 Send private message

NZtechfreak: I'm following Sony's Android handsets with interest, they've been making good moves for a while. Quite interested in this one, but very hard to stomach buying a 2012 handset with Gingerbread at launch having used an ICS handset. By second quarter I'd expect stuff like the SGSIII to be getting close, so throws a shadow over this handset. Will see, I do like the look of this one.


samsung mentioned that the earliest launch would be mid 2012 for sgsIII (june). by then, ICS should be up and running for xperia S.







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  Reply # 578001 6-Feb-2012 22:17 Send private message

myndlyz:
nakedmolerat: I am considering Sony Xperia S to replace my galaxy s2

- quadband 3G
- fast charge (30 mins charging - 80%)
- GLONASS (apparently older version of xperia already use glonass)
- anti-stain nano coating
- 12.1 MP camera
- Smart Watch
Xperia Smart Tags


yeah definitely getting the xperia s, i hope the white one is available at launch aswell tho

its going to be really exciting to see what SONY does with android in the future...


preordered the white one from clove.co.uk(according to them, it will be available at the same time as the black one)





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  Reply # 578002 6-Feb-2012 22:19 Send private message

nakedmolerat:
myndlyz:
nakedmolerat: I am considering Sony Xperia S to replace my galaxy s2

- quadband 3G
- fast charge (30 mins charging - 80%)
- GLONASS (apparently older version of xperia already use glonass)
- anti-stain nano coating
- 12.1 MP camera
- Smart Watch
Xperia Smart Tags


yeah definitely getting the xperia s, i hope the white one is available at launch aswell tho

its going to be really exciting to see what SONY does with android in the future...


preordered the white one from clove.co.uk(according to them, it will be available at the same time as the black one)


awesome! thanks for that, last time i was on clove only the black one could be pre ordered. so ive just pre ordered the white one.

have you seen the smart wireless headset by sony?? lol im going to get that too 

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  Reply # 578016 6-Feb-2012 23:18 Send private message

the bad things are: no removeable battery and no sd card support.




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  Reply # 578017 6-Feb-2012 23:22 Send private message

sonyxperiageek: the bad things are: no removeable battery and no sd card support.

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  Reply # 578018 6-Feb-2012 23:22 Send private message

sonyxperiageek: the bad things are: no removeable battery and no sd card support.

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