Sample Pictures: Sony Xperia S

Posted:  January 12, 2012   By:    12 comments   

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UPDATE: Check out our first impressions of the Sony Xperia S here.

UPDATE 2:Check out the Xperia S 1080p sample videos.

UPDATE 3:Check out more picture samples from the Xperia S this time from different units here.

We’re fresh off the Asian launch of the Sony Xperia S. While we’re still sorting out the hands-on review, take a look at some sample shots we’ve taken using the device.

With the 12MP Exmor R camera, you’d expect the Xperia S to decimate the competition but once again pixel count is by no means a measurement of how good a camera is. Truth be told, we’re kind of disappointed with the picture quality coming from Xperia S, even in conditions where there’s ample light to produce a good shot you can see a large amount of noise and loss of detail.

We’re perplexed. This is not like the Xperias that we know. The arc, arc S and ray all have decent shooters and naturally we’d assume that the Xperia S will continue where the older Xperias left off. Turns out, this is not the case. Having said that, we only had limited time with the Xperia S at the launch, we’ll test the camera again once we get a review unit.

On another note, we’re uploading video samples for both the front and rear camera of the Xperia S at the moment, that’s taking longer than expected, so check back here again later to see how the Xperia S does videos. Also, lookout for our hands on report coming soon.

In the meantime, check out more sample shots after the jump.

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12 Comments for Sample Pictures: Sony Xperia S


Beta hardware?


    The units we tested can be considered as non-retail units. Will have to wait for the retail units to call this, and we're really hoping that the final units are much, much better.

      Sony Xperia S User

      My QUESTION is WHY R YOU UPLOADING PHOTOS taken (..I'm NOT sure..) with NON-RETAIL (Beta version HW equipped) PROTOTYPES??..Why?? Just to CREATE SOME CONTROVERSIES or TO DOWN GRADE ultimate Sony XPERIA S?? Who are YOU guyzz?? Sammy or Apple FAN BOYS?? GO CHECK FOR OTHER REVIEWS & PHOTO / FULL HD VIDEO DEMOS with revolutionary Exmor R for Mobile CMOS Sensors of FINAL VERSIONS (..even with Beta versions, too!!..) OF Sony XPERIA S… YOU ARE NOT DOING AN HONEST JOB… So Sad.. I'm using Sony Xperia S & I'm FULLY SATISFIED.. You guyzz don't even know EXACTLY WHERE TO TOUCH ON THE CAPACITIVE BUTTONS.. RUBBISH..>> so-called "" !!


        You might want to ask why Sony didn't finalise their firmwares during the launch where all the media around the region are present. Photos are obtained from units at the event.

        For actual shots with retail units, please stay tuned for the full review.


huh…its not the 12mp image quality i guess..


The picture quality is really crap. Even my Arc does better.


I guess u need to get your eyes and mind checked its clearly a better quality than the Arc S ( I won one) Also So far as I can see it the quality looks better than the N8s (I had before Arc S) and also. SO ID DISAGREE TOTALLYYYY !!!!!!


    Better than then N*? Oh nohh, you said the N word. Lots of pro "photogs" won't be liking what you say


      LOLZZ Yeah!!!


    whuut??? N8 is so waaayyy better, i owned it for a while and it's a shame to even compare with this piece of cr*p. This pics are really low quality, there is huge number of even few year old 3mp phones that'd easily beat this samples. I really hope that sony will improve it for the final release. I'm dying to see a good android camera phone finally.

Sony Xperia S User

this so called is TRYING HEART & SOUL to DESTROY the SUPERIOR RATING & OVER ALL APPEAL OF Sony XPERIA S – the ultimate for the moment.. In their every upload they are TRYING TO CREATE SOME CONTROVERSIES WITH XPERIA S's PERFORMANCES… It's vivid if YOU compare's reviews with REVIEWS FROM OTHER PARTIES.. You'll find HUGE DIFFERENCES.. Personally I've been using a SONY Xperia S for 4 days & believe me it's over all EXPERIENCE, SPEED & 12 MP Camera performance is BEYOND ULTIMATE… I'm 100% SURE these uploaded PHOTOS are taken way before the LAUNCH OF SONY Xperia S.. It's evident from erstwhile Sony Ericsson Logos.. THIS IS NOT FAIR –!!!! I'm SURE they are poor Sammy agents.. BE CAREFUL & DON'T GET BIASED…


    If you check the post, the sample photos are taken with units provided at the Asian launch of the Xperia S. Please stay tune for the full review using retail units.


To be honest with you all, i avoid so hard to buy an iphone 4s, but so far…he still has the best camera on a mobile phone 🙁