January 13, 2012 12:29pm
The Sony Xperia S will be coming to Canada soon, carrier unconfirmed but it’s absolutely en route. The device is a natural progression from the Xperia X10, then the arc. It sports a 4.3-inch display (resolution of 1280 x 720), runs Android OS 2.3.7, but will be upgraded to OS 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich sometime in Q2 2012. In addition, the Xperia S has a 1.5GHz dual-core processor with 12-megapixel camera that shoots 720p HD videos. We had a quick hands on of the Xperia S (video here), but one of the cool features that it comes with is “Fast Capture”. Basically this allows you to snap a pic from the standby mode within 1.5 seconds. No more turning the phone on, finding the camera icon, launching the app, then taking the pic. You simply have to hold down the dedicated camera button and quickly take the picture, then share. The video above goes head-to-head with a Galaxy Nexus and the homescreen camera feature found in Android OS 4.0. It’s a great addition to the device and certainly saves you a couple seconds… which is important when you want to capture the moment.