Sony is known for their amazing top-end smartphones. But today, Sony has brought a new low-end smartphone into the game. Enter the Sony Xperia S – the small, cute little wowza that will get you going on all your mobile needs. From its small size to jam-packed specs, you’ll enjoy the Sony Xperia S inside out. Find out more below.
The Mobile World Congress (a.k.a MWC) 2018, one of the biggest events in the mobile industry has just recently ended last Friday in Barcelona. As we look back at the festivities, MWC this year felt a little underwhelming, probably because Samsung stole the show before the event even officially began with the launch of the Galaxy S9. Nevertheless, the show still had its fair share of highlights that is worth talking about. Hence, below are some of the most notable handsets that were seen last week.
Sony is one of the manufacturers that got many mentions in this year’s Mobile World Congress for their flagship smartphones which includes the Sony Xperia XZs. After its big reveal, the flagship comes with a deluxe version, the Sony Xperia XZ Premium, which will be released this year. Sony is saving the premium version for a later release, while the Xperia XZs is already available for pre-order in Asian markets like India. Here are the features of this lite phone flagship from Sony.
|Release Date in Malaysia|
|Processor frequency||1.5 GHz|
|Display diagonal||10.9 cm (4.3")|
|Display resolution||720 x 1080 pixels|
|Display number of colours||16.78 million colours|
|Ports & interfaces|
|HDMI ports quantity||1|
|USB 2.0 ports quantity||1|
|Headphone connectivity||3.5 mm|
|Weight & dimensions|
|SIM card capability||Single SIM|
|2G bands (primary SIM)||850,900,1800,1900 MHz|
|3G bands supported||850,900,1900,2100 MHz|
|RAM capacity||1 GB|
|ROM capacity||1000 MB|
|Maximum memory card size||32 GB|
|Assisted GPS (A-GPS)|
|Operating system installed||Android|
|Operating system version||2.3|
|Rear camera resolution (numeric)||12.1 MP|
|Front camera type||Single camera|
|Video recording modes||1080p|
|Video capture resolution (max)||1920 x 1080 pixels|
|Talk time (3G)||8.5 h|
|Standby time (3G)||420 h|
|Talk time (2G)||7.5 h|
|Standby time (2G)||450 h|
|Colour of product||Black, White|
|Personal info management (PIM)||Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Events reminder, Games, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list|
|Personalization||Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Themes, Widgets|
|Radio Data System (RDS)|
|Audio formats supported||AAC,MP3|
This cute little smartphone comes with a 4.3 inch screen. Its small size allows for easy reach and portability unlike no other Sony smartphone models in Malaysia. Released in January 2012, the Sony Xperia S was ahead of its class. Featuring Sony’s IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 16M colour system, the phone is amazingly vivid while colours are deep and vibrant. Scratch-resistant glass protects the Sony Xperia S’s front while polished metal finish coats the back. Known for their cameras, the Sony Xperia S sports a 12MP rear camera with a 1.3MP front-facing camera to barely get your selfies in. Although Sony has been known to make smartphones with amazing camera capabilities (some of which can shoot in near darkness), the Sony Xperia S only impresses with its front camera.
You won’t be able to get enough of the Sony Xperia S. To start off with, it runs on the Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread), upgradable to v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) and powered by the Qualcomm MSM8260 Snapdragon S3 processor. With the combination of these two, speed is optimum and everything from gameplay to browsing is smooth. Together with 1GB RAM the Sony Xperia S keeps up with the modern low-range smartphone. In fact, the Sony Xperia S overtakes other smartphones in its range. For storage, there is 32GB of internal with additional 256GB expandable external memory so you will always have space to store all your favourite photos, videos and other downloads. Of-course Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS and hotspot capabilities all come standard with the Sony Xperia S.
As for battery power, you get a 1750 mAh power cell to keep you connected throughout the day. There’s no telling how much you can discover with the Sony Xperia S. So what are you waiting for? Get it now on iprice, or compare prices from all the best retailers in the country. Shop with iprice and save big bucks today. So should you get the Sony Xperia S? The answer lies in what you want in a smartphone. If you’re looking for something that’s small and cute to bring with you for work or play, then the Sony Xperia S is the one you want.