Sony Xperia S tested: Lovely screen, sweet camera

We managed to score our own Sony Xperia S handset and can say its screen, speed, and camera are truly impressive.

Sony's Xperia S is simple, but pretty. Sony Ericsson

Everyone is talking about Sony's hot, new Xperia S smartphone. That's because this Android handset not only pushes the design envelope with a wildly styled exterior, it also boasts an HD screen and 12-megapixel camera.

Though the Xperia S is only available in Europe at the moment, our CNET colleagues in the U.K. were able to scoop one up and put it through its paces. As you can imagine, the phone's screen is gorgeous to behold and its high-resolution camera takes excellent stills and HD video.

As expected, the Xperia S' Android Gingerbread software doesn't thrill. What's surprising is the phone's plasticky feel that lacks a touch of luxury. Want to know more? Read on to get the full details.

Featured Video
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

Microsoft enters the laptop game with the hybrid Surface Book

This powerful 13.5-inch laptop include Nvidia graphics and a new hybrid hinge.

by Dan Ackman