Model: Xperia S LT26i (32GB)
Operating system: Android 2.3.7 with Sony UX (v6.0)
Availability: In stores
Price: Depending on country, about €450 and up
Website/Specifications: Sony, GSMArena
Xperia S is the first Sony Android phone hitting the market since Sony and Ericsson recently split up. Since Ericsson were responsible for the UI development, and since they were responsible for making the Sony Ericsson UX one of the least bloated and fastest UI’s on the market, there has been some concern that Sony with its track record would revert back to a bloated UI – one that not even powerful hardware can handle without lag and stutter.
The hardware itself is certainly nothing to scoff at. Sony has equipped the Xperia S with Qualcomm’s MSM8260 SoC (“System on a Chip”) which consists of a dual core processor at 2×1.5GHz and the Adreno 220 graphics chip. In addition to that we find 1GB of RAM and a 4.3 inch TFT screen with an insanely high pixel density. The camera of the Xperia S is yet another impressive part of the puzzle — a Sony Exmor R sensor with a whopping 12 megapixels.