• Sony Xperia S Black Available To Pre-Order, Due Early March

    By Clove , January 13, 2012 - Leave a comment


    We now have the Sony Xperia S Black available to pre-order on the Clove website, priced at £389.99 (£467.99). The first stock of the Xperia S, which was announced at CES earlier this week, is due to be here the week commencing March 5th.

    The Xperia S will be the first smartphone in the new Xperia DXT series and the first handset released under the Sony brand, as opposed to Sony Ericsson. The Xperia DXT series will feature Sony’s new Iconic Identity design approach, making all handsets within the range instantly recognisable.

    As well as top of the range smartphone features, the Xperia S will also be compatible with Sony’s new Smart accessories, which include the Smart Wireless Headset Pro, SmartWatch and SmartTags. The Smart Accessories are also available to pre-order on the Clove website.

    Features of Sony Xperia S
    • 4.3″ Reality Display with HD Resolution (1280 x 720)
    • Android 2.3 Gingerbread (4.0 ICS Upgrade Q2 2012)
    • 1.5GHz dual-core processor & 1GB RAM
    • 32GB Internal Storage
    • 12MP Camera with Sony Exmore R
    • NFC for use with Xperia Smart Tags
    • DLNA, Wi-FI, Bluetooth and HDMI connectivity
    • Compatible with Smart Watch and Smart Wireless Headset
    • GPS GLONASS for navigation
    What’s In The Box of Sony Xperia S
    • Xperia S Handset
    • Built-in battery
    • Stereo Portable Hands-free
    • Charger
    • MicroUSB Sync/Charge Cable
    • User Documentation


    This article was written by a member of the Clove Team. Clove is a specialist provider of mobile technology products, including smartphones, tablets, wearables, connected home products, memory cards and associated accessories.


    • Hi,

      We’re not sure just yet Nguyen, as we understand it will be a Phones4U exclusive when it launches in the UK. We will provide an update if/when we have a date.

  • Hello,
    From your experience as a seller – what do you think about Sony/SE screen durability compared to other manufacturers that use Gorilla Glass? Because to be honest this is the thing I am most afraid of. They say in specs that glass is scratch-resistant but many top smartphones use Gorilla glass now.

    • Hi Tom,

      Thanks for your comment. It is nice to have the re-assurance of Gorilla Glass on a handset, but for me it would not be a deciding factor. We have been very impressed with the recent Sony Ericsson handsets.

  • Is it correct that the release date has been moved to the end of January? Clove still says March 5th?

    • Hi Matt,

      The release date is confirmed as the beginning of March. We reconfirmed this last week after the 30th January emerged as the release date, which is incorrect.

  • Hi,
    I’m wondering how come one other site (you know which one:) lists this phone with release date: 30 January, so a whole month before the others. Is this possible?

    • Hi Michael,

      We have re-confirmed the release date as the beginning of March. The date of the 30th January is incorrect.

  • wow! this phone is an art … Reality Display & 12Mega Pixel with exmore R is really a attraction …..body consist class and indulge with black just awesome….and 1.5 GHZ Dual Core processor! why not quad core……!

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