Several new mobile handsets have been unveiled since the beginning of 2012 and one of the devices that has impressed us the most is the Sony Xperia S. This powerful new phone is the first mobile that Sony have released without the help of Ericsson, the company who they produced numerous devices with over the past decade. We have a close look at the interface and functionality of this excellent new model.
The Sony Xperia S uses the new UXP NXT interface which offers numerous changes from the interface that was used on previous models like the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc. Visually the interface is more appealing than ever before thanks to an active background wallpaper that makes full use of the excellent HD screen and the powerful processor that the model uses. Previous models featured a blue background but users can now choose from a range of different colours and all menus and settings within the phone feature an attractive grey background which looks very similar to the new Ice Cream Sandwich version of the Android operating system. Some new widgets have been added to the home screen an the one that impresses us the most is the new Recommender application. This feature suggests a number of applications that may appeal to you and it also lists what your social networking friends are currently listening to or watching.
Another new widget that is available on the Sony Xperia S is the new Power Saver feature. This piece of software allows the user to easily adjust when the power saving mode on the phone is activated. This mode is set to start when the phone reaches just 25% of full battery capacity but from within this feature adjustments can be made to alter this. Users can now chose the mode to start when they go to bed and finish when they wake up. Features like this really do enhance the appeal of the model and ultimately help consumers to make the very most of the limited battery life that is available. The default applications have not changed much in terms of features and the only real changes are the appearance of the menus that are used. One area which has been improved however is the Connectivity widget now offers larger icons which makes it easier to activate certain settings within the phone.
The UXP NXT interface on the new Sony Xperia S is a neat interface that combines attractive visuals with a functional layout. The relatively simple design means that the UI runs very smoothly especially with the powerful 1.5Ghz dual core processor that the model incorporates.
The Sony Xperia S and the Apple iPhone 4S are available now.
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