Know Your Mobile India reviews Sony's first dual core, heart throbbing beauty, Xperia S that comes independent of the Ericsson branding Published on Apr 11, 2012 In December last year, Sony announced its plans to drop the Ericsson brand name and be simply branded as ‘Sony'. The company also expressed its plans to refocus and re-enter the market with a bigger and better smartphone. Sony's first solo offering - the Sony Xperia was recently unveiled in India and boy are we impressed. The scintillating device marks its supremacy among other smartphones and rejuvenates Sony's image as a strong contender in the smartphone market. With Xperia S, Sony injects the same capable features that we loved about its sibling Arc. However one visible diversion is seen in terms of its looks. Sony sent its designers back to their drawing boards for designing its first droid and well thank god for that. The end product as a result is a beautifully crafted device which oozes sex appeal. Sporting a solid and comfortable grip, the ergonomically designed device comes encased in a rubbery white or black plastic cover. There is no doubt that Sony folks know a lot about displays. This technical skill and technology, is what went behind creating the impressive 4.3-inch display of Xperia S. The 720p screen infact sports a pixels per inch (ppi) density which is ever higher than that of iPhone 4S. Now that is something to brag out. The higher pixel density translates into brilliantly bright, crystal clear and detailed screen - something that you will come to truly admire while watching a movie or playing a game. Apart from the display, what Sony also knows a hell lot about, is the camera. Featuring a beastly 12-megapixel camera with Exmor technology, the Xperia S, no surprise delivers some fantastic snaps. Sony Xperia S also emerges a winner while snapping pictures in low light conditions, proving further why Sony smartphones continue to be preferred by 'camera fans'. Xperia S also takes care of your video needs with its 1080p recording capability. We snapped quite a few pictures and barring once when we found the autofocus unable to readjust to a particular scene, it worked out well without any major glitch. Moving on the processor, Xperia S brings on board the dual core Snapdragon. Sadly no quad-core, not even the spanking new S4 processor. However fret not friends, Xperia S glides well through multitasking apps, thanks to its optimization and 1GB of RAM. Another thing to point here is that, the Xperia S runs on Android Gingerbread - which is quite a shame. For a beauty like Xperia S, a Android 4.0 treatment would have definitely added another feather to its cap.