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Xperia™ S

Experience life in HD

Keep your memories bright on the brilliant 4.3” HD Reality Display.

Available colours

Xperia S - BlackXperia S - White

  • Xperia S - Sony Smartphones
  • Xperia S gives you razor-sharp clarity on the 4.3” Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine.
  • Sony Xperia S beautifully designed Android smartphone.


  • 144 grams
  • 5.1 ounces


  • 128.0 x 64.0 x 10.6 mm
  • 5.0 x 2.5 x 0.4 inches


  • Talk time (up to) 8 hours 30 minutes [1]
  • Standby time (up to) 420 hours [1]
  • Music listening time: 25 hours [1]


  • 4.3 inch scratch-resistant TFT touchscreen
  • 16 million colours, 1280 x 720 pixels

On the inside

  • Google Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
  • 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Dual Core processor


  • 12.1 megapixel camera with auto focus
  • 16x digital zoom, LED flash

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Downloads and takeaways

Find the User guide (all language versions)


This is a listing of Xperia S’ main features and functions. For a complete technical specification, download the Xperia™ S White paper (1 MB)

Camera and video

  • 12.1 megapixel camera with LED flash and Auto focus
  • Sony’s Exmor™ R for mobile CMOS sensor
  • 16x digital zoom
  • f/2.4 Aperture
  • HD video recording (1080p)
  • Image playback, supported formats: BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, WBMP
  • Image capture, supported format: JPEG
  • Video playback and recording, supported formats: 3GPP, MP4
  • Accelerated Adobe Flash Video
  • Front-facing camera (1.3 megapixel, 720p)
  • Face recognition and Smile Shutter™

Connectivity and communication

  • USB High speed 2.0 and Micro USB support
  • WiFi and WiFi Hotspot functionality
  • HDMI Support
  • DLNA Certified
  • Synchronisation via Exchange ActiveSync, Google Sync and Facebook
  • aGPS
  • WebKit web browser with Pan & zoom
  • Bluetooth technology
  • Native USB tethering
  • NFC
  • ANT+


  • Internal phone storage: 1 to 1.5GB
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Flash memory: 32GB eMMC
  • SD Card expansion: Not supported


  • TrackID music recognition
  • xLOUD Experience – audio filter technology from Sony
  • FM Radio with RDS
  • 3.5 mm audio jack for headphones
  • Audio playback, supported formats: MP3, 3GPP, MP4, SMF, WAV, OTA, Ogg vorbis
  • Audio recording, supported formats: 3GPP, MP4, AMR
  • 3D and motion gaming
  • Timescape with Twitter integrated
  • Xperia™ 2.0 with Facebook
  • Sony Entertainment Network (selected markets only)
  • Clear stereo and clear bass
  • 3D surround sound
  • PlayStation® Certified
  • TV launcher


  • 4.3”, 1280x720 pixels 16,777,216 colour TFT
  • Reality display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine
  • Scratch-resistant, shatter proof sheet on mineral glass
  • Capacitive touchscreen with on-screen QWERTY keyboard
  • Screenshot capturing

Pre-loaded applications

  • Google Voice Search
  • Google Talk with video chat
  • Google Mail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Gallery 3D
  • Google Maps with Street View and Latitude


  • GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900
  • UMTS HSPA 850, 900, 1900, 2100

[1] Values are according to GSM Association Battery Life Measurement Technique. Battery performance may vary depending on network conditions and configurations, and phone usage.