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  Reply # 578019 6-Feb-2012 23:22 Send private message

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


Comes with 32Gb inbuilt doesnt it? Thats enough for the normal person, maybe not some people here on the forums though :P

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  Reply # 578026 7-Feb-2012 00:12 Send private message

I'm a fan of sony for designing nice relaible stuff, but not so much Ericsson. Didn't find their hardware terribly reliable. But haven't owned one since Sony became part of the name.



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  Reply # 578028 7-Feb-2012 00:42 Send private message

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


fast charge - 30 min charge will fill up 80% of the battery.i dont see the need of having bigger battery. currently i have extended battery for my sgs 2 and carry another spare one. i only need a spare cable with xperia S

sd card - 32GB will be enough for me. on top of that, you will get free 50GB of cloud storage. i have been using dropbox to store documents and might as well move to box once i have this phone Tongue Out







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  Reply # 578029 7-Feb-2012 00:46 Send private message

mattwnz: I'm a fan of sony for designing nice relaible stuff, but not so much Ericsson. Didn't find their hardware terribly reliable. But haven't owned one since Sony became part of the name.


Sony Ericsson did not exist anymore. it is just 'Sony' for now. Xperia S is the first Sony smartphone without Ericsson in the name Wink (see the thread title - first Sony smartphone)





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  Reply # 578139 7-Feb-2012 12:18 Send private message

Oh I missed the lack of an SD slot. Rules it out for me, 32GB definitely not enough for my use. Barely enough for my music collection, and soon not enough at all as I convert more and more to FLAC (FLAC=don't even bother talking to me about the Cloud, it doesn't work for me).




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  Reply # 578221 7-Feb-2012 14:41 Send private message

NZtechfreak: Oh I missed the lack of an SD slot. Rules it out for me, 32GB definitely not enough for my use. Barely enough for my music collection, and soon not enough at all as I convert more and more to FLAC (FLAC=don't even bother talking to me about the Cloud, it doesn't work for me).


I guess one criticism of the Sony XPERIA S is that it doesn't have native/hardware support for FLAC files listed in the supported file types. Cry

Ah yes,  I have my own NAS accessible via VPN ...like.. anywhere. So my cloud...is vveeeerrr nice. Laughing

I have an XPERIA X10i and thus the 50GB box storage, also Dropbox are doing the beta testing on Android 2.0.9 using DCIM folder upload and giving away 4.5GB of free storage for each 500MB block uploaded(Desktop or Android) during beta testing.
Dropbox is still way better than Box for general access as I see it.

But mobile data costs money for bandwidth if you're not using WiFi.

I've not looked into it, but with Bluetooth and even more promising WiFi Direct there may be an option to connect to 'network' specific storage devices which are mobile my nature themselves.

This makes more sense than having an super large SDcard in a phone as one can share ones 'SSD' external storage with others and if networked to another device playing music, wander off with your phone and come back without disconnecting the 'service'.

Besides, we're talking 500GB supporting WiFi (Direct??) and USB(powered/connection) here and not some SDcard.

Considering a 128GB SDXC card is not going to be cheap and if you're running apps off it, you'd ideally need a class 10 card. Besides, lose the phone and you lose a not so cheap SDXC card...oops.

And now the disheartening news. If one reads the WiFi Alliance WiFi Direct white paper, it states:

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Can a device simultaneously connect to a regular Wi-Fi network and a group of Wi-Fi Direct-certified devices at the same time?
All devices certified under the Wi-Fi Direct program will allow the user to connect to an infrastructure or a Wi-Fi Direct-certified network. Some devices certified under the Wi-Fi Direct program will support connections to both an infrastructure network and Wi-Fi Direct-certified group at the same time (e.g. a laptop may support an infrastructure connection while also belonging to a Wi-Fi Direct-certified group).
Simultaneous connection to a Wi-Fi Direct-certified group and an infrastructure network is an optional feature.
-------------------[/extract]-----------------------------------

Simultaneous connection to WiFi optional...

This suggests unless otherwise stated, that a Sony XPERIA S using WiFi Direct would most probably have to disconnect from a WiFi AP to use WiFi Direct. 

Anybody read if the Sony XPERIA S can maintain a WiFi AP connection and a WiFi Direct connection at the same time????

I used to be holding out for NFC in a Sony Ericsson phone(before they became Sony), but now I'm focused on WiFi-Direct.

Always something to rain on the party.


Addition - The Sony XPERIA S supports multi-touch with 10 fingers.
So is that like twister where your significant other has two+ fingers on the screen too to help round out the ten fingers.
And to think I struggle with two fingers.

 

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  Reply # 578259 7-Feb-2012 15:34 Send private message

Streaming FLAC over mobile data just isn't very practical, and there is no WiFi at work and lots of the places I frequently find myself, so NAS etc is a reasonable thought, just not one that will suit me. I was quite specific though, I did say it was for my particular usage!

Yep, 128GB cards will be expensive, so were 64GB and 32GB cards at first release. Doesn't bother me particularly, and if I lose the phone I'll be claiming insurance so the additional loss of an expensive card is neither here nor there either.

I could use a large drive and USB OTG, but then it's kinda negating the point of a portable set up for me, so that isn't somewhere I want to go either.




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  Reply # 580519 12-Feb-2012 15:38 Send private message

As much as im interested in this phone im glad MWC is happening before this gets released. I dont want to buy this phone only to sell it in a month later to buy a Quad-Core device. Im eagerly awaiting to see the HTC Quad-Core phone get announced offically. For all we know SGS3 might (although its not likely) get announced aswell.

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  Reply # 580551 12-Feb-2012 17:54 Send private message

Looks like a nice phone!

(No 3D but...) :-)   




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  Reply # 581592 14-Feb-2012 22:22 Send private message

clove.co.uk has confirmed my order:

price: GBP 358
FREE: GBP 10 voucher
FREE: 4x xperia NFC smart tags

awesome!!! i wont be waiting for quad core. i dont see the need/benefit of having that many cores on a smartphone.





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  Reply # 581599 14-Feb-2012 22:36 Send private message

nakedmolerat: clove.co.uk has confirmed my order:

price: GBP 358
FREE: GBP 10 voucher
FREE: 4x xperia NFC smart tags

awesome!!! i wont be waiting for quad core. i dont see the need/benefit of having that many cores on a smartphone.


I'm very interested in this phone, so will watch how your pre-order goes with great interest. 

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  Reply # 586212 24-Feb-2012 13:01 Send private message

This phone is beautiful this highest android phone with PPI = beautiful screen + Sonys Bravia engine = A+++

12.1 megapixel camera, 32GB of storage, sony custom UI for 2.3.7 with ICS upgrade,  dual core 1.5ghz processor, NFC tag compatible.

Its just perfect.

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  Reply # 586312 24-Feb-2012 15:52 Send private message

Well im waiting for the Samsung Galaxy SIII!!




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  Reply # 586315 24-Feb-2012 15:59 Send private message

Your names doesnt make sense if ur a samsung fan boy :P

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  Reply # 586317 24-Feb-2012 16:01 Send private message

Lol! :) your right! I used to like it but the Sony Xperia S has let down me. non- removeable battery, no sd card.- i need more than 32gbs.




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