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Sony Xperia S

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This flagship in Sony's 2012 global NXT series sports an iconic design with a see-through, light-up strip near the bottom. Advanced features include a large HD display, 12-megapixel camera with 1080p HD video capture, 1.5 GHz processor, and NFC. Other features include 32 GB of memory, wired and wireless TV output, and front camera.

This phone is not currently available from any major U.S. carrier. It is compatible with some U.S. networks, and may be available from third-party dealers or smaller, regional carriers.


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WCDMA 1 / 2 / 5 / 8
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
WCDMA (3G / 4G)
band 1 (I) / 2100 MHz   IMT (Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania, Brazil, India, Israel)
band 2 (II) / 1900 MHz   PCS (Americas)
band 5 (V) / 850 MHz   Cellular (Americas, Oceania, Brazil, Israel)
band 8 (VIII) / 900 MHz   (Europe, Asia, Africa)

GSM (2G)
850 MHz / band 5   Cellular (Americas, Oceania, Brazil, Israel)
900 MHz / band 8   (Europe, Asia, Africa)
1800 MHz / band 3   DCS (Europe, Asia, Africa)
1900 MHz / band 2   PCS (Americas)
Weight 5.1 oz   (145 g)
Dimensions 5" x 2.5" x 0.4"   (127 x 64 x 10.2 mm)
Battery Talk: 8.5 hours max.   (510 minutes)
Standby: 420 hours max.   (17.5 days)
1750 mAh, Non-removable
Display Type: LCD (Color TFT/TFD)
Resolution: 720 x 1280 pixels
4.3"   diagonal
Colors: 16.7 million (24-bit)
OS / Platform Android
version 2.3.7, upgradeable to 4.0
Processor 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8260
Memory 32 GB internal storage, raw hardware
31 GB internal storage, available to user
SIM card size ?
FCC ID PY7A3880120 » (approved Jan 27, 2012)

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Group Features   Show all features
Adjustable Text Size -
Bluetooth Yes
Call Screening -
Camera Resolution: 12+ megapixel
LED flash, Exmor R sensor, f/2.4 lens / face recognition, smile detection
Changeable Body Plates -
Custom Graphics Yes
Custom Ringtones Yes
Data Tethering Yes
Email Client Protocols Supported: POP, IMAP, GMail, Exchange
EMS / Picture Messaging -
External Antenna Jack -
External Display -
Fast Charging -
Fingerprint Reader -
Flashlight -
Flight Mode Yes
FM Radio with RDS
FM Transmitter -
Front-Facing Camera Resolution: 1.3-megapixel
Games Yes
GPS / Location Type: A-GPS
Hard Drive -
HD Voice -
Headphone Jack (3.5mm) Yes
Headset Jack (2.5 mm) -
Hearing Aid Compatible -
High-Speed Data Technology: HSPA 14.4
Infrared (IR) -
Instant Messaging Yes
Java (J2ME) -
Key Lock Switch -
Live TV -
Memory Card Slot -
Miracast -
MirrorLink -
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Multiple Languages Yes
Music Player Yes
PC Sync via Sony PC Companion
PictBridge -
Picture ID Yes
Predictive Text Entry -
Push-To-Talk -
Real-Music Ringers Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Ringer Profiles -
Ruggedized -
Side Keys volume, camera on right / lock on top
Speaker Phone Yes
Stereo Speakers -
Text Keyboard, Hardware -
Text Messaging (SMS) View Style: Threaded
Text Messaging Templates -
Touch Screen Type: Capacitive
TTY/TDD (Digital) -
TV Output HDMI
USB Connector: Micro-USB
2.0 High Speed
Vibrate Yes
Video Capture Resolution: 1080p HD
Voice Dialing Type: Speaker-independent (automatic)
WAP / Web Browser Browser Software: Android browser (WebKit-based)
Water-Resistant -
Wi-Fi Version(s): 802.11 b,g,n
Wireless Charging -


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