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Sony Xperia S and SL

Sony Xperia S NFC enabled Android SmartPhone

Xperia S, nfc enabled handset from Sony

The Xperia S nfc is Sony s new flagship smartphone and the first of the new Xperia NXT (NeXT generation) series.
It has a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8260 dual core processor, the Adreno 220 GPU. 1 GB RAM, 4.3-inch 720×1280 resolution reality display, 12 MP camera with Exmor R mobile and NFC.
The Xperia S will Launch with the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) O.S., in the second quarter of 2012 the handset will be upgraded to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).

“And as Sony’s flagship smartphone, Xperia S makes for easy connectivity to the Sony Entertainment Network and across multiple screens, whether it’s TV, smartphone, laptop or tablet. You can watch content from Video Unlimited, listen to songs, personal playlists and radio stations from Music Unlimited, and access the PlayStation Network for PlayStation-certified content to guarantee high-quality smartphone gaming and access to the PlayStation Store.”

The Xperia S is an NFC enabled handset; “allowing you to share content with other NFC devices and enjoy an increasing number of NFC applications and services, as well as Xperia SmartTags. Xperia  SmartTags are a new kind of accessory that can launch a number of pre-configured profiles in the phone.”

The option ANT+ is also available on this smartphone, ANT+ is for collection and transfer of sensor data (thanks Kjetil).

Xperia S will be available to consumers globally from the first quarter 2012.

Update jan.13; The Sony Xperia S coming to Orange and T-Mobile in the UK.
update feb.27; Sony has begun shipping the Xperia S, its first NFC phone.
update may 17; Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade available by early June at the latest (leak).

Sony Xperia SL nfc

S vs SL ; The Xperia SL has a higher clocked (same) snapdragon MSM8260 dual core processor, 1,7 vs 1.5 GHz.
Otherwise there are no differences between the 2 smartphones.
Available; “soon”

All UK networks, check plans at buymobilephones;

Specifications

Available colours S; Black and White
SL; Black, White, Pink and Silver

Platform  Android 2.3

Size  128.0 × 64.0 × 10.6 mm / 5.0 × 2.5 × 0.4 inches
Weight  144.0 g / 5.1 oz
Memory Internal phone storage: 1 to 1.5 GB
Memory card slot: 32 GB eMMC
RAM: 1 GB  (Actual free memory may vary due to phone pre-configuration)
Screen 4.3″  16,777, 216 colour TFT / 1280×720 pixels

Battery performance(Battery performance may vary depending on network conditions and configuration, and phone usage.)

UMTS/HSPA 850/900/1900/2100; talk time up to 8 hours 30 min, standby time up to  420 hours
GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900; talk time up to 7 hours 30 min, standbu time up to  450 hours

A Standby time specification is an industry standard. The only intention is to allow comparison of different mobile phones under the same circumstances. Factors including – but not limited to – network, settings, location, movement, signal strength and cell traffic strongly effect standby power consumption. Therefore, Standby time specification comparisons of different mobile phones can only be done in a controlled laboratory environment. When using any mobile phone in real life – ie, under circumstances for which the mobile phone is intended – the actual standby time could be considerably lower and will be strongly dependent on factors as mentioned above.
Music listening time: 25 hours

Camera

HD video recording – 1080p
Record High Definition video with a simple touch of a button.

Flash / light type – LED
When lighting conditions are poor, your picture can still be good.

Digital Zoom – up to 16x
Get close to your subject.

Camera – 12.1 megapixel
Capture and share special moments.

Aperture – f/2.4
The lower the f/value, the larger the lens opening (aperture) – which allows for more light to reach the image sensor.

Video light
More light when shooting video.

Touch focus
Touch the screen to set the focus area.

Sony’s Exmor R™ for mobile CMOS sensor
Image sensor with enhanced imaging characteristics.

Smile Shutter™
Let the camera automatically snap the shot when your subject flashes a smile.

Send to web
Catch moments with your camera and send straight to your personal web site or blog.

Red-eye reduction
Use it when taking people photos using flash.

Image stabiliser
Avoid blurriness caused by slight hand movements.

Geo-tagging
Have your photo tagged with information on where it was taken.

Face recognition
Your phone automatically recognises up to five faces in your picture.

Face detection
Your phone automatically sets the focus on the faces in your pictures.

Auto focus
Automatic focus for optimal clarity.

3D sweep panorama
Take your pictures with 3D Sweep Panorama. View them on a 3D TV or on the multi-angle 3D display.

Music

Music tones – MP3, AAC
Use original artist recordings as ringtones.

xLOUD™ Experience
Maximised, massive speaker sound thanks to the Sony xLOUD engine audio filter technology.

TrackID™ music recognition
Record a few seconds of a song and get track, artist and album information sent to your phone in seconds.

Sony Ericsson Music player
Enjoy your favourite music sorted by artist, album and track. Shuffle and smart playlists supported.

PlayNow™
Download music and games to your phone.

Clear bass
Sharp, deep and distortion-free bass.

Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)
Music from your phone to headset over a wireless connection.

Album art
Choose music by browsing CD album art or other images

Web

Web browser – WebKit
Full Internet browser with support for standard protocols, images and video.

Google Voice Search
Use your voice to search the web or to quickly launch a call to a friend.

Google™ search
Find what you’re after with the Google™ search function.

Bookmarks
Quick access to your favourite Web sites.

Android™ Market
Get apps and games – download straight to your phone.

Entertainment

Radio – FM radio with RDS
Radio entertainment round the clock.

YouTube™
View your favourite YouTube™ videos, or upload your own – access is easy via the YouTube™ application.

Video streaming
Realtime video streaming, e.g. live cam

Motion gaming
Gaming gets physical – turn, swing, move your phone to control the action.

Media Browser
Media content in one place for fast and easy access.

3D games
Enjoy quality games with full color and depth.

Connectivity

Micro USB support
Connect to your PC and other devices.

Google Maps™ – with Street View
Find your way to your destination.

Google Maps™ – for Mobile
Find your way to your destination.

WiFi™
Utilise high-speed Internet at Wi-Fi™ hotspots at airports and other facilities.

USB support
PC to phone USB cable support

USB mass storage
Connect and move items between computer and phone.

TV out
Go for a bigger screen – connect the phone to a TV, projector or other device.

Synchronisation with computer
Keep the data in your phone in sync with your computer. Connect your phone to a computer and use synchronisation software.

Synchronisation via Google Sync
Use your Google account to synchronise the contacts in your phone.

Synchronisation via Facebook™
Match your Facebook™ friends with your phone contacts.

Modem
GSM internet dial-up support

HDMI support
Share pictures and videos on your TV using your TV remote control.

Google Latitude™
See where your friends are – and share your own location with them.

DLNA Certified™
Connect wirelessly to other devices.

Bluetooth™ technology
Connect wirelessly to other Bluetooth™ devices.

aGPS
Use GPS-powered location-based services.

3.5 mm audio jack
Share your music via the extra jack. Use any headphones with a standard-sized 3.5 mm connector.

Messaging

Type & Send
Handle all your messaging straight from your home screen.

Text messaging (SMS)
Send text greetings anywhere in the world.

Sound recorder
Take voice notes or record a sound clip to send in a message.

Predictive text input
Fast and easy text messaging.

Picture messaging (MMS)
Colourful multimedia messaging.

Instant messaging
Online chat. On the move.

Handwriting recognition
Write as you would with a pen. Your handwriting becomes digital text.

Google Mail™
Gmail for mobile lets you send and receive e-mail wherever you are.

Email
Check your email inbox wherever you are.

Conversations
Say it via chat-style text messaging.

Communication

Google Talk™ – video chat
Chat-style communication plus video call functionality thanks to the front facing camera and Google Talk™ inside.

Vibrating Alert
The phone vibrates and you can feel when a call comes in

Twitter™
Let the world know how you feel and what you think – say it with a tweet.

Speakerphone
Loudspeaker suitable for using the phone as an office handsfree

Sony Ericsson Timescape™
All your communication with one person in one place.

Noise shield
Filter out the sounds around and make yourself heard.

Google Talk™
Chat-style communication with friends and family.

Facebook inside Xperia™ version 2
Facebook status updates. Share and recommend the apps you like, and like the music you love, even direct from the FM radio.

Facebook™ application
Stay in touch with your friends on Facebook™ through your phone.

Design

Keyboard – Onscreen QWERTY
Text input made easy.

Screen capture
Press the power off button and then ‘screen capture’ – and you’re ready to share your screenshot.

Wallpaper animation
Stylish moving imagery onscreen.

Touchscreen
Intuitive navigation – just touch the screen.

Reality display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine
Crystal-clear colours and crisp images.

Gesture input
Swipe your finger across the on-screen QWERTY keyboard.

Auto rotate
Switch from vertical to horizontal mode by rotating the phone. Whatever you’re viewing will rotate to suit.
Organiser

Calendar
Store appointment information and set reminders.

Timer
Set a time and your phone will give a signal when the time is up.

Tasks
Create, sort and save details about things you have to do. Set reminders.

Stopwatch
Measure how much time anything takes.

Phone book
The information you need to keep in touch with friends and family.

Notes
Digital notes for things you need to remember.

Infinite button
Just one press to all about your friends or all the artist info you need.

Google Calendar™
Create, add and edit events. Set up reminders and mobile notifications.

Flight mode
Disable the radio receivers and transmitters in your phone so you can safely use other functions.

E-manual
Save on paper usage. The printed manual is replaced with an electronic version in the phone.

Document readers
Edit documents in popular formats.

Calculator
Full-function calculator when you need it.

Android™ platform
Powered by Android™ for great performance. Personalise with all the apps you need from Android Market.

Alarm clock
Set your phone alarm clock to ring at the time of your choice.

source; www.sonyericsson.com

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Joao Rostli

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  1. Kjetil B. Thomassen

    I can confirm that the Sony Xperia S works nicely with NFC her in Norway.

    Kjetil B.

    1. Joao Rostli

      Hi, Kjetil. Nice to see you again on this website and thanks for the feedback.

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