Sony (formerly Sony Ericsson) has announced a new flagship device, the Xperia S.
I have used the Nokia N8 consistently for about a year, and it has been difficult letting go of it. For one, that superb 12 megapixel camera has had no equal till date. I am a shutterbug. I love to have an exceptional camera on my mobile.
Dropping the N8 meant a downgrade to an 8 megapixel camera phone – the Nokia N9, iPhone 4S, Samsung Galaxy S II, Nokia E7, Nokia 701 or any of the other pretenders to the crown.
With the announcement of the Sony Xperia S, I am almost certain that this is the device that I want to be using full-time as my personal mobile.
Sony has been good at cameras and audio reproduction on mobile, and I am particular about those. A 12 megapixel camera on a Sony mobile sounds like heaven. Unfortunately, it still won’t have the N8’s Xenon flash, which is a shame. Nothing beats a Xenon flash. I will also miss the FM transmitter, but then…
But I also get a 4.3-inch display and 1080p video recording. The S has MicroSIM card support only, but my main SIM is already cut to MicroSIM anyway, thanks to the N9.
Someone might ask, how about the HTC Titan II and its 16 megapixel camera? I’m sorry guys, but I’ll take a 12 megapixel camera from Nokia, Samsung, Sony or Apple over a 16 megapixel camera from HTC any day – and get better results too.
Plus HTC has never excelled at audio reproduction. Whoever is in charge of that department at HTC needs to be fired.
The Xperia S comes pre-installed with Android Gingerbread, but with a planned upgrade to ICS shortly after the releas. There’s a Dual core 1.5 GHz processor with a GPU and 1 GB RAM in that sleek body too.
If no other manufacturer releases something more impressive than this before its release, I should be found carrying around an Xperia S shortly. Yaaay!
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