Sony Xperia S hands on review
Sony really wants you to scrap your compact cam in favour of its 12MP snapper – with 1080p video recording. There's also a 720p shooting front-facing camera. And as far as we could tell during our time with it, picture quality seemed decent enough.
A feature Sony were super keen to show off on the Xperia S is its ability to takes pictures in just 1.5 seconds from standby, otherwise known as Fast Capture. We can confirm this feature is whippet quick – and could prove mighty handy. Talking of handy, the Xperia's Play On feature allows you to easily share images wirelessly to connected devices.
It's game on with PlayStation certification, adding the Xperia S to Sony's collection of devices with fully supported gaming capabilities – which currently includes the original PS phone, the Xperia Play and the Tablet S and Tablet P.
A 1.5GHz processor and 1GB of RAM allows you to zip back and forth between features and the micro HDMI port means you can hook the Xperia S up to the big screen viewing for playing games, sharing photos and videos.
You'll also notice it's not as skinny by today's Android standards, but we guess not everyone is vying for the "world's slimmest" title.
The handset itself feels good and rock solid in the hand thanks to its matt black overcoat and concave back and we must say, the delectable Xperia S looks right at home alongside Sony's deluge of high-end tech.
If the Xperia S points to where Sony intends to go with its mobile phone range, we can't wait to see more next-gen Sony handsets.