Introduction The Sony Xperia S is the current champion of the NXT series and comes aptly armed with a tack-sharp 720p screen and 12MP worth of stills. It sets a new design trend for the Xperia line and brings massive improvements to it.
The Xperia S comes at a time of change in the Android world with quad-core processors and Ice Cream Sandwich looming on the horizon. The Xperia S is priced below those new-fangled flagships however, and in its range it's quite the fighter.
But while the OS update is just a matter of time, what most other competing phones don't have (and can't get via an update) is the 342ppi pixel density of the 4.3" 720p screen or the 12MP camera. Those things give it a leg up against outgoing flagships and even upcoming upper-midrangers.
The Xperia S is more than just the screen and the camera though. Here's the short version:
Key features Quad-band GSM /GPRS/EDGE support 3G with 14.4 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA 4.3" 16M-color capacitive LED-backlit LCD touchscreen of 720p resolution (720 x 1280 pixels) with Sony Mobile BRAVIA engine; Scratch-resistant glass Android OS v2.3.7 Gingerbread, planned Android 4.0 ICS update Dual-core 1.5 GHz Scorpion CPU, 1 GB RAM, Adreno 220 GPU, Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8260 chipset 12 MP autofocus camera with LED flash and geo-tagging, Multi Angle shot 1080p video recording @ 30fps with continuous autofocus and stereo sound 1.3 MP front-facing camera, 720p video recording Wi-Fi b/g/n and DLNA GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS 32GB built-in storage microHDMI port, dedicated TV launcher microUSB port (charging) and stereo Bluetooth v2.1 Standard 3.5 mm audio jack Stereo FM radio with RDS Voice dialing Adobe Flash 11 support Deep Facebook integration PlayStation Certified, access to the PS Store Accelerometer and proximity sensor