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Again someone with no idea. AMOLED has higher contrast ratios and deeper blacks. This means AMOLED screens have more vibrant colors and reading text is more enjoyable due to deeper blacks. That is the main advantage of AMOLED screens... higher contrast and this is VERY important when considering screens.
Seems like you're the clueless one.

AMOLED contrasts are fake and looks unnatural. This is why many people prefer for example the HTC One X screen over the S3's.
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Again someone with no idea. AMOLED has higher contrast ratios and deeper blacks. This means AMOLED screens have more vibrant colors and reading text is more enjoyable due to deeper blacks. That is the main advantage of AMOLED screens... higher contrast and this is VERY important when considering screens.
Seems like you're the clueless one.
AMOLED contrasts are fake and looks unnatural. This is why many people prefer for example the HTC One X screen over the S3's.

Fake contrast? Ask anyone who reviews tech and he will say you're 100% wrong.

Also the HTC One X's screen is much better than the Xperia S' screen. HTC One X uses SLCD 2 which is an upgrade over normal LCD/IPS LCD screens. That's why the HTC One X's screen looks much better than the Xperia S' screen.

If I were the OP I would take the Samsung Galaxy SII 4G LTE since the Xperia S is still stuck with 3G and the UI feels noticeably laggier than my SGS2.

The Xperia S has a cheap green plastic circle logo at the back which feels and looks cheap and plasticky. I don't know why they put that ugly green plastic logo there.
Edited by Koehler - 6/11/12 at 6:12pm
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Fake contrast? Ask anyone who reviews tech and he will say you're 100% wrong.
Also the HTC One X's screen is much better than the Xperia S' screen. HTC One X uses SLCD 2 which is an upgrade over normal LCD/IPS LCD screens. That's why the HTC One X's screen looks much better than the Xperia S' screen.
If I were the OP I would take the Samsung Galaxy SII 4G LTE since the Xperia S is still stuck with 3G and the UI feels noticeably laggier than my SGS2.
The Xperia S has a cheap green plastic circle logo at the back which feels and looks cheap and plasticky. I don't know why they put that ugly green plastic logo there.
I wouldn't give your opinion any validity at all. You're all over the forum whining about other brands except Samsung.

Plenty of reviews saying the contrasts on AMOLED are a bit too far from reality. I still think they are very good displays, but it's a bit too much for me. Personally I've tried both phones and didn't find any of them noticably laggy. For me the decision would be design. Both phones are solid already. Yeah, the Galaxy S2 is probably slightly better off performance wise, but the Design of the Xperia would make up for it (if you care about that stuff). That said, the build quality of the Xperia S is questionable.
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(if you care about that stuff).

BUT OF COURSE I CARE! PRACTICALLY THE MOST IMPORTANT THING!
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That said, the build quality of the Xperia S is questionable.

In what ways though? Never actually felt one IRL but the reviews I've read said it feels quite solid? I've yet to see drop tests and scratch tests let alone taking that kind of abuse like a champ (GS2).

I've heard the 3 capacitive buttons are not the most responsive though?
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BUT OF COURSE I CARE! PRACTICALLY THE MOST IMPORTANT THING!
In what ways though? Never actually felt one IRL but the reviews I've read said it feels quite solid? I've yet to see drop tests and scratch tests let alone taking that kind of abuse like a champ (GS2).
I've heard the 3 capacitive buttons are not the most responsive though?
When I tried the Xperia S I found the capacitive buttons a bit unaccessable/clunky to use. I don't have big hands either. The back cover on the Xperia S is said to loosen after you've taken it off a couple of times.

Just type Xperia S loose back cover on Google and several threads will pop up.
Edited by Stefy - 6/12/12 at 1:09am
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(if you care about that stuff).

BUT OF COURSE I CARE! PRACTICALLY THE MOST IMPORTANT THING!
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That said, the build quality of the Xperia S is questionable.

In what ways though? Never actually felt one IRL but the reviews I've read said it feels quite solid? I've yet to see drop tests and scratch tests let alone taking that kind of abuse like a champ (GS2).

I've heard the 3 capacitive buttons are not the most responsive though?

 

Here's a whole article:

http://www.gsmarena.com/sony_xperia_s_vs_samsung_galaxy_s_ii-review-734.php

 

Hopefully you'll be able to decide from it.

    
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I wouldn't give your opinion any validity at all. You're all over the forum whining about other brands except Samsung.
Plenty of reviews saying the contrasts on AMOLED are a bit too far from reality. I still think they are very good displays, but it's a bit too much for me. Personally I've tried both phones and didn't find any of them noticably laggy. For me the decision would be design. Both phones are solid already. Yeah, the Galaxy S2 is probably slightly better off performance wise, but the Design of the Xperia would make up for it (if you care about that stuff). That said, the build quality of the Xperia S is questionable.

It's my opinion. I wouldn't give any validity to your opinion either.

Super AMOLED Plus screens have much better contrast than the LCD screen of the Xperia S. You would be surprised to find how many reviewers prefer AMOLED over LCD because of this.

The HTC One X is a completely different story. HTC One X uses SLCD 2 which is much much better than the LCD of Xperia S.

In terms of design, I find that the Xperia S has already gotten old. People used to say that they liked it, now they're drooling all over newer products.

Review of the Xperia S from FoneArena: http://www.fonearena.com/blog/48472/sony-xperia-s-review-a-new-beginning.html
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Continuing the device tour on the sides, we have a Micro-USB connector for charging and PC connectivity, covered with a fiddly plastic cover.

The back of the Xperia S is all white and made of plastic, with some rather strange decisions. First of all, the back cover is removable. So you’d think the battery is removable as well, right? Not in this case. Instead of giving the Xperia S a unibody design, the back cover is removable, but ONLY to remove the micro SIM card, while the battery is built in. Yes, you read that right. The whole back cover is only held in place by 4 little plastic pieces, which is not exactly giving a good feel about it, plus this solution is just inviting the dust to come in! Why the micro SIM slot isn’t on the side/top like on all the other unibody devices is just beyond me. Speaking of the battery, underneath the whole plastic hides a rather underwhelming 1.750 mAh battery, which barely manages to bring me through a day.

The build quality of the Xperia S is all plastic. The capacitive buttons are not responsive. The quality of the back cover is flimsy. I would call that poor build quality.

As I said the green plastic logo on the back looks really cheap and ugly. That was enough to turn me off.

The Xperia S' battery life is also very short according to that review and I would have to agree. From all the comments I've heard, the Xperia S' battery life is poor.

If you want build quality and design, then the HTC Sensation XE would be much better than the Xperia S.

If you want the best functioning smartphone, smooth UI experience, with great design and still-solid build quality, the Samsung Galaxy SII would be the best decision. The Samsung Galaxy S2's rectangular design looks more attractive.
Edited by Koehler - 6/12/12 at 1:44am
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On the other hand, you could always consider the Xperia P. It's in aluminium and is the phone the Xperia S should've been. Only downside is a smaller screen (4") and a bit weaker dual core (1GHz). Overall a better phone though, I'd say.
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On the other hand, you could always consider the Xperia P. It's in aluminium and is the phone the Xperia S should've been. Only downside is a smaller screen (4") and a bit weaker dual core (1GHz). Overall a better phone though, I'd say.

Are you serious? The Xperia P is slow as crap. Maybe compared to the Arc it may be marginally better. But it's still a crap phone when it comes to UI smoothness and functionality.
Edited by Koehler - 6/12/12 at 1:45am
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Are you serious? The Xperia P is slow as crap. Maybe compared to the Arc it may be marginally better. But it's still a crap phone when it comes to UI smoothness and functionality.
I disagree. This phone is definitely not the fastest, but it isn't slow either.

Then there's always the Optimus 2x. Install a custom ROM on it and the phone is a beast. It's ridiculously cheap now as well. Got better build quality than both the SG2 and Xperia S.
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