MWC – Xperia S – Up close

The Xperia S has the largest screen in the NXT range at 4.3″ (720×1280) and is seen here running Android 2.3, although ICS will be along shortly via an upgrade. It’s got a powerful 1.5GHz dual-core CPU, NFC and a 12 megapixel camera around the back plus another 1.3 megapixel shooter up-front. The Exmor R camera sensor helps with low-light shots too, plus it has a number of clever camera features including face and smile detection.

DLNA, GPS, WiFi, HDMI and NFC also feature here, but you can click on to get the full specs below. All of the new Sony NXT phones showing here are micro SIM and have no microSD expansion. This is a growing trend and one we’ve seen with the HTC One Series.

Don’t forget that Dan has already posted loads of photos and the first unboxing if you want to see more.

Camera and video

12.1 megapixel camera with LED flash and Auto focus
Sony’s Exmor™ R for mobile CMOS sensor
16x digital zoom
f/2.4 Aperture
HD video recording (1080p)
3D Sweep Panorama
Image playback, supported formats: BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, WBMP
Image capture, supported format: JPEG
Video playback and recording, supported formats: 3GPP, MP4
Accelerated Adobe Flash Video
Front-facing camera (1.3 megapixel, 720p)
Face recognition and Smile Shutter™


TrackID music recognition
xLOUD Experience – audio filter technology from Sony
FM Radio with RDS
3.5 mm audio jack for headphones
Audio playback, supported formats: MP3, 3GPP, MP4, SMF, WAV, OTA, Ogg vorbis
Audio recording, supported formats: 3GPP, MP4, AMR
3D and motion gaming
Timescape with Twitter integrated
Facebook inside Xperia 2.0
Sony Entertainment Network (selected markets only)
Clear stereo and clear bass
3D surround sound
PlayStation® Certified
TV launcher

Connectivity and communication

USB High speed 2.0 and Micro USB support
WiFi and WiFi Hotspot functionality
HDMI Support
DLNA Certified
Synchronisation via Exchange ActiveSync, Google Sync and Facebook
WebKit web browser with Pan & zoom
Bluetooth technology
Native USB tethering


4.3”, 1280×720 pixels 16,777,216 colour TFT
Reality display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine
Scratch-resistant, shatter proof sheet on mineral glass
Capacitive touchscreen with on-screen QWERTY keyboard
Screenshot capturing

Pre-loaded applications

Google Voice Search
Google Talk with video chat
Google Mail
Google Calendar
Google Gallery 3D
Google Maps with Street View and Latitude


Internal phone storage: 1 to 1.5GB
Flash memory: 32GB eMMC


GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900
UMTS HSPA 850, 900, 1900, 2100