Rogers Sony Xperia S Hands-on (Video)

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  • Peter

    This phone is decent, but the HTC One X is a far better device. If you’re going to get a high-end android phone, you might as well get the best.

    • howitzer

      For those who dont want that 4.7in monster, i think the Xperia S is perfect, and the One S is to forget with his relatively low res pentile display

  • Sean

    I’m pretty sure that Sony is selling this only in their store as an unlocked version so it is not a Rogers device

    • Tomatoes

      You are most likely wrong considering the video shows some pre installed Rogers junk apps.

  • EAK47

    Are you sure about the Gorilla Glass?

  • Reggie Noble

    I like
    The Verge style editing at the beginning of the video.

  • Matt s

    Is the bootloader unlockable by any check?

    In your phone, open the dialler and enter star, pound, 7378423, pound, star, to access the service menu.
    2.In your phone, tap Service info > Configuration > Rooting Status. If Bootloader unlock allowed says Yes, then you can continue with the next step. If it says No, or if the status is missing, your device cannot be unlocked.

    Might be the deciding factor whether I get it online or from Sony Style.

    I talked to guys at the Sony store and they said that the phone is going to be locked to Rogers, but only available at the Sony Store.

  • Matt s

    I talked to guys at the Sony store and they said that the phone is going to be locked to Rogers, but only available at the Sony Store.

  • Matt s

    Is the bootloader unlockable by any chance

    In your phone, open the dialler and enter *#*#7378423#*#* to access the service menu.
    2.In your phone, tap Service info > Configuration > Rooting Status. If Bootloader unlock allowed says Yes, then you can continue with the next step. If it says No, or if the status is missing, your device cannot be unlocked.

    Might be the deciding factor whether I get it online or from Sony Style.

  • Darren

    What is the clock widget on the 2nd last photo?

    • Sean

      Pretty sure that’s beautiful widgets with a skin

  • Andy c

    I prefer the look of stock android but Sony has the best android skin compared to sense and touchwiz

  • Tommy

    A suggestion: Do you phone reviews against a white background, so the phone stands out. Also, add some more natural light, so the video doesn’t look so dark.

    Thanks, guys!

    😉

    • Daniel Bader

      @Tommy,

      It’s definitely something I’m planning to implement shortly. Thanks for the tip (and the support!)

  • jepoy

    which one is better? Sony xperia S or HTC one X North American version?

    • bob

      The One X has a much better SoC.

    • Ramy

      I would choose the Xperia S to be honest.

      It is released now, has a better screen (Higher PPI, Mobile Bravia Engine and you can check youtube comparisons), better camera, has FM Radio, you get 50 GB of cloud storage against HTC’s 25 GB I think? You also get Facebook Inside Xperia, TimeScape, better sound quality (Surround Sound, X-Loud, Professional Equalizer), PlayStation certified with about 25 PSone games, much better design, cheaper and comes with more accessories out of the box such as an HDMI cable and Xperia Smart tags…

      If you will do a lot of heavy gaming with the phone(GTA, Shadowgun, etc), Xperia S can for sure handle it, but the One X will be better.

  • doit

    I stoppd by a Sony store today just to hold the phone in my hand. Why I’ve been a big fan of SE/Sony phones (owned X10) for the best cameras and high aestetics, almost every phone feels bulky to my now, after I switched to RAZR, and Xperia S is not an exception. I still love the camera, display and the overall design, and if it wasn’t for RAZR, this would be my device of the day.

    • jepoy

      which sony store?? i want to check it too…

  • monsterduc1000

    Jepoy, the HTC One X will kill this phone. Brand new dual core cpu that is actually bettering the current quad cores, better gpu, ICS out of the box. The only thing the Sony has an advantage with is the camera, but I would personally rather have a future proof phone like the One X over this one with aging cpu and gpu.

    • jepoy

      but they say that the HTC One X to be released here in Canada only have 16gb of storage instead of 32 making no difference with HTC one S

    • Ramy

      Wrong…if you think the only superior aspect of the XS is the camera then you are just hating the phone.

      It is released now so you don’t have to wait another month or two, has a better screen (Higher PPI, Mobile Bravia Engine and you can check Youtube comparisons), better camera, has FM Radio, you get 50 GB of cloud storage against HTC’s 25 GB I think? You also get Facebook Inside Xperia, TimeScape, better sound quality (Surround Sound, X-Loud, Professional Equalizer), PlayStation certified with about 25 PSone games, much better design, cheaper and comes with more accessories out of the box such as an HDMI cable and Xperia Smart tags…

      I to be honest don’t care about benchmarks or what so ever, XS is as fast as Galaxy Note/GS2 Skyrocket/Razr/GNexus and can handle everything pretty fast. GPU…well, the most graphics intense game I play on my phone is Angry Birds/Cut The Rope, I leave real gaming for my PSV/PS3.

    • bob

      Higher PPI doesn’t mean it’s better. Both diplays have the same resolution. So they are equal on that matter. Then, it’s only a matter of preference. Some people prefer 4.7″ over 4.3″.

  • zzZZzz

    Can’t wait for a Xperia S vs One s review. Don’t care about the One X because of its size.

  • Wes

    Regardless of Xperia S or One S, there will definitely be jealousy from others!

  • shaggyskunk

    I’m not crazy about the angular corners of the phone.. Much prefer the rounded contures of the Samsung phones.

  • fsjn

    I still do not know why people say it needs quad cores and such…do you really need it? In android world, there are no future proof phones because even if it is a quad core SoC, a few months after, something else better will come out.

    As well, why is 2.3.7 a bad thing? Most, if not all, apps in the play store does not support 4.x.x yet. I rather have the upgrade later when the app store catches up to it. Instead of limiting myself with a new device with no supporting software that I am using now, I would like a firmware with more software options.

    I wouldn’t mind a camera shoot out with the SGSII, One X, and the Nokia N8…that would be fantatic (all camera beast within Rogers portfolio).

    • EAK47

      Check out on PhoneArena they’ve done this. (Xperia S vs SGS2 vs One X vs N8).

      The One X appears to have the crappiest camera out of those 4 devices.

    • Kevin

      But the thing is…having used the galaxy nexus. There have been nearly 0 apps that i couldnt use on my phone. While on the other hand, the ics upgrade is more than just a few changes. Its a whole facelift, and trust me, the change is ten times the change from ios 3 to 5.1.

  • jonathan

    cant wait its exclusive to sony stores for one to two months then rogers is getting thats when ill get one

  • Tony

    Is it just me or is there no mention of whether this actually works well as a phone? The X10 has awful sound volume, which is the reason I made the transition from Sony to Apple. Considering going back, but want to make sure 110% this time that I can actually be happy using it as a phone!

  • jack

    wow that is ugly

  • anonymous

    does this have 4g

  • tony

    This is really really good! I really satisfied so far….
    I am very happy I didn’t buy Samsung Note or others…
    Very smooth movement and looks very nice….
    I bought Samsung before….only a few days later, I really regretted…
    This S already 2 weeks passed,,,,but still gives me something new feeling….how much more so if this UPDATES ANDROID 4.0