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71
Engadget
Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
71

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

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Engadget Review

The Xperia S is well-equipped for entertainment, with an amazing screen, HDMI and good streaming capabilities. But those looking for more well-rounded strengths will be disappointed.

Pros
  • 1280 x 720 LCD is perfect for moviesDecent performance and battery lifeBrings Sony vibes (and media) to your phone
Cons
  • Chunky with weak build qualityCamera output is only superficially goodSony ecosystem needs to be more cohesive
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Scores

Engadget

71
 

User Reviews

80
jeo4long
The hardware specification itself is quite impressive and Android runs very...read more
90
filatelisti
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
90
kornerik
The phone itself feels great in the hand, however it is sometimes hard to reach...read more
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76
Average Critic Score

Reception and call quality

93
 

Display

88
 

Battery life

78
 

Camera

80
 

Ease of use

67
 

Design and form factor

73
 

Portability (size / weight)

77
 

Media support

80
 

Durability

63
 

Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)

68
 

How It Stacks Up

88

Engadget

88
 

Critic

81
 

User

93
 
80

Engadget

80
 

Critic

80
 

User

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84

Engadget

84
 

Critic

81
 

User

79
 
87

Engadget

87
 

Critic

83
 

User

90
 
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How It Stacks Up

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Critic

81
 

User

93
 
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80
 

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84
 

Critic

81
 

User

79
 
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87
 

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83
 

User

90
 
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