The Sony Xperia S is Sony’s most recent phone to bear the Xperia name (and the first to be branded just Sony, rather than Sony Ericsson), and the Android handset doesn’t disappoint. An intuitive design complete with autorotate, the handset comes in black or white, and offers around 8 hours talk time with over 400 hours stand by. When used for listening to music, the Xperia S will run for some 25 hours. Shipped with Android 2.3, the phone will also get the upgrade to 4.0 when it comes.Offering a 4.3” HD back lit touch screen, images are crisp and clear, and the scratch and splash proof screen means they should stay that way throughout the life of the handset. Reduced light reflection ensures that the screen stays visible both indoors and out. No Sony Xperia S review would be complete without commenting on the built in cameras. This handset boasts a very impressive 12.1 megapixel back facing camera that can also record video in 1080 HD, as well as a front facing camera that can record 720p HD video – ideal for video calling using the preinstalled Google Talk. The phone includes Sony’s Exmor R low light sensor, which adjusts to poor light meaning great pictures even in low light situations, as well as a 16x digital zoom, an LED flash and red-eye reduction. Photos and videos can be geo-tagged and easily uploaded to Facebook or YouTube. Internal memory of 32 GB should provide plenty of space for most users. For gamers, the Sony Xperia S is PlayStation certified, which means console-quality games can be bought and downloaded straight to the device, and owners also have access to the 12 million songs and millions of movies available on the Sony Entertainment Network services Video Unlimited and Music Unlimited.
Sony Ericsson is known to manufacture some of the most functional mobile phones on the market today. With more than half of the population in the UK owning a mobile phone, many are making the switch to Sony Ericsson because of the wide product selection, great deals and reliable mobile devices. Sony Ericsson already has many loyal customers, and just a few months ago, the company announced the release of two new feature phones. Feature phones are not the same as smartphones, but they are not a basic mobile phone either. The Mix Walkman and the Txt Pro are the two new Sony Ericsson mobile phones. These devices do so much more than just make basic phone calls. They may not have all of the fancy features that are found in the smartphone market, but they do offer some fantastic elements that are exclusive to Sony Ericsson. The Mix Walkman was designed with music very much in mind, allowing users to have access to a media player, song IS, music ringtones, a track download service and stereo Bluetooth. Many users enjoy having the capability to store hundreds of quality MP3s on their phone and to be able to listen to the songs at any time. In addition, the phone offers email access and instant messaging, USB syncing, a 3.2 megapixel camera and a 3-inch touch screen. The Txt Pro is just as it sounds and has been specially designed for those who text on a regular basis. With a slide-out keyboard, messaging has never been easier. This feature phone also features a media player, MicroSD slot, personal organiser, PC modem support and integrated Twitter and Facebook applications.
Sony Ericsson has been developing some of the best mobile phones in the industry for years. With the recent technological developments, Sony Ericsson mobile phones now offer enhances features that can only be found on Android phones. One of the best selling phones from this company is the Sony Ericsson Arc S. The phone offers a unique curved style for comfort and style. Sporting a bright 4.2 inch screen, the phone offers a large viewing area perfect for running various Android apps. The phone also includes an 8 MP camera. The smartphone also offers GPS and Wi-Fi capabilities.Users will enjoy a fast processing speed and various internet functions. Perfect for social media, users will find it fast and easy to send off emails and messages. With an easy to understand menu system, the phone is easy to use.Sony Ericsson mobile phones have been top choices since their introduction and as Android takes over the market, Sony continues to introduce enhances phones with amazing capabilities.
The Sony Ericsson Arc, an Android smartphone from Sony Ericsson mobile phones, is a super-slim beautifully designed smartphone. Offered in two sophisticated colours of Midnight Blue or Misty Silver, the Sony Ericsson Arc is a match for many of the other smartphones on the market. Powered by Android 2.3, the latest version of Android, the Sony Ericsson Arc is the best handset ever offered by Sony Ericsson mobile phones.The Sony Ericsson Arc offers arguably best looking screen currently available. It has a fabulous touch screen of 4.2 inches enhanced by Sony BRAVIA TV technology, packing an incredible 16million colours and 480 x 854 pixel resolution. The ease of use is fantastic, with an extremely touch responsive interface and excellent Facebook, Twitter and email integration, which all adds up to super user friendliness. There are more than 100,000 apps to download in this visually brilliant model that comes complete with Android sat nav apps, such as GPS, Google Latitude, Street View and Google Maps. FM radio and MP3 player also come as standard in the Sony Ericsson Arc, which also has a high quality 8.1-megapixel camera, one of the best currently offered with smartphones today. Overall, the software complements the fantastic design of this handset, which is further enhanced by adequate battery life, easy browsing and great pinch to zoom capacity on the touch screen. The Sony Ericsson Arc also comes with a welcome bonus feature, the Noise Shield, which negates ambient noise in the background when making calls, providing an all round pleasurable phone experience.
The anticipation will soon be over for those waiting to see the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play which is due to be released here in the UK on March 31st and Playstation geeks will be looking to see just how it performs. The Xperia Play is a touch screen Android Smartphone with slide out Playstation gaming controls. It features a 1GHz processor, 5 megapixel camera, and microSD card slot, 3G, Wifi and GPS.The Sony Ericsson has a number of features which are pre-installed which have been developed for the Xperia controls including: Tetris, Crash Bandicoot, FIFA 10, The Sims 3, Bruce Lee Dragon Warriors and Star Battalion. There will also be around 50 games available from launch available through the Playstation suite service, these are made up of some classic Playstation One games and other games developed for the device. All UK networks will be offering the Sony Ericsson and as expected it will also be available from a number of game stores as well as online. We have no indication of the price of this at present.
A Sony executive has hinted that it will be bringing a PlayStation phone to the market, following leaked photos of such a product appearing online last week. Photographs which claim to be a Sony Ericsson handset combined with a PlayStation Portable games console were leaked by Engadget.com on the 26th October the blog speculated that the device will run the upcoming version of Google’s Android operating system, known as Gingerbread, along with a custom-made “Sony Marketplace” that will enable people to download games designed specifically for the device.Last week Sony refused to comment. However, Masaru Kato, Sony’s chief financial officer, hinted it may launch a PlayStation phone product on an earnings call over the weekend.
The Vivaz is one of the latest mobile phones to come from Sony Ericsson, and its hoped that this impressive looking device will steady the ship after a disappointing 2009 for the giant mobile phone manufacturer.The Sony Ericsson Vivaz has a curved design, making it somewhat nicer to look at that the spate of standard touchscreen devices to hit the market. It also utilizes the Symbian operating system to keep things smooth and boasts a 3.2 inch touchscreen, 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity and an 8 megapixel camera.One of the most interesting things about the Sony Ericsson Vivaz is that it can record video in High Definition up to 720p. This is bound to be a major selling point for the device, but also features also include, a microSD card slot for storing music and video, GPS navigation and a 3.5mm headphone socket.Measuring 107 x 51.7 x 12.5 and weighing in at 97 grams, the Vivaz is smaller and lighter than some of its competitors, making it even easier to take around whether it’s in a pocket or bag.The Sony Ericsson Vivaz is available now from free on selected contracts.
The C510 from Sony Ericsson features the traditional candy-bar design. It is available in both black and silver. The phone’s keypad has a nice design that makes it very easy for users to text. It is of an average size, but the phone is unexpectedly light in weight. One of the main features of the phone is its built-in accelerometer. This allows the phone’s display to shift between portrait and landscape modes automatically when the phone is turned.This CyberShot phone features a 3.2-megapixel camera. The camera is excellent, especially when compared with those of its rivals in its price range. The camera’s features include digital zoom, face detection, a LED flash, and autofocus. The phone has many features that are geared more towards those who like to take good snapshots rather than aspiring professional photographers. The C510 has the best camera phone in its price range.The unit also features Sony’s music player and a radio. A headset is provided with the Sony Ericsson C510 but you have the option to use a wireless Bluetooth headset. This phone is proving to be a strong competitor in its price range with its 100MB memory. This memory is enough for a good number of tracks, but you also have the option of adding 4GB of memory.This 3G phone features HSDPA that allows you to have high-speed access to the internet. USB and Bluetooth are its featured connectivity options. The C510 also has a reliable battery life.The C510 is definitely one of the best phones in its class, offering users almost limitless options. The C510 can be considered one of the better phones to hit the mobile market recently.
We first saw this phone back in February as the Idou, but Sony Ericsson has announced the full specification of its newest top of the range mobile phone, which will now be called the Satio. This powerhouse of a phone uses the Symbian S60 5th edition operating system, which is similar to the one found on Nokia’s 5800 XpressMusic handset. Other features include quad-band GSM and tri-band HSDPA networks, a massive 3.5 inch TFT touchscreen display and of course that huge 12.1 megapixel camera. The camera features a xenon flash and LED video flash, as well as autofocus, face and smile detection and geo-tagging. A front mounted VGA videocall camera is also included.As you would expect from a high-end Sony Ericsson device, the Satio features GPS, Wi-Fi and HSDPA capabilities, and in a growing trend from Sony, the Memory Stick Micro card slot has been replaced with an ever popular microSD card slot.A full multimedia player is also built-in that can play various audio and video files and an FM radio is also included if you fancy a change.The Sony Ericsson Satio measures 112 x 55 x 13mm and weighs around 126 grams, which is quite impressive for how much stuff is in there.The Sony Ericsson Satio is due for release in the third quarter of 2009 and will be available in black, red and silver.
Sony Ericsson has unveiled a brand new Walkman phone named the W995. This new device is the first Walkman branded phone to feature an 8.1 megapixel camera and only the second to feature such a camera (the other is the Cyber-Shot C905).The Sony Ericsson W995 is a slider phone reminiscent of the W705 and has a 2.6 inch TFT display with accelerometer, 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity, a dedicated media player and built-in GPS with A-GPS support.The 8.1 megapixel camera has autofocus and LED flash and also features image stabilisation, face detection and Geo-tagging; there is also a front mounted VGA camera for video calls. Being a Walkman phone, the W995 features a fully fledged multimedia player, FM radio and a 3.5mm headphone socket; files can be stored on Memory Stick Micro cards (8GB card included in the retail box). The Sony Ericsson W995 measures 97 x 49 x 15mm and weighs 113 grams, with a battery life of up to 370 hours on standby, 9 hours of talk time and up to 20 hours of music playback. The device will be available in black, silver or red, depending on the network.Sony Ericsson says that the W995 will be released in the second quarter of 2009; price network availability TBC.
Sony Ericsson’s latest Cyber-Shot mobile phone sports an impressive 8.1 megapixel camera and a range of other features that is bound to make it one of the must have devices this Christmas.
Along with the big camera, the Sony Ericsson C905 also has a Xenon flash and a host of other camera features including auto focus, image stabiliser and face detection, which are designed to rival a standalone digital camera.