25 March, 2012



Sony Xperia S Philippines Price Php 27,990, Official! Complete Specifications, Release Date and Key Features!

Posted: 25 Mar 2012 01:00 PM PDT

Looks like Sony's 2012 flagship smartphone will be arriving in the Philippines sooner than expected - with an SRP far lower than our Php 30,000 to Php 35,000 predicted price tag last January.

Last week, Sony Mobile Philippines posted this exciting status update on its official Facebook page confirming that the 4.3-inch Sony Xperia S will hit store shelves 'real soon' with a Php 27,990 official suggested retail price.

sony xperia s philippines

As a top-of-the-line release, Sony Xperia S comes with the best technical specifications that the company could have given a handset this year or at least the first half of it. Some of the highlights include a 1.5 GHz Dual Core processor running Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS with planned Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update, 1GB of RAM for convenient multitasking, 4.3-inch 720 x 1280 pixels resolution LED-backlit LCD display, 12 MegaPixel camera featuring Exmor R sensor technology, and a Full HD 1080p video recorder.

sony xperia s

While its subdued design is exemplary and its specifications are indeed highly-competitive (save for the dual core chip, maybe), what makes Sony Xperia S truly special - I believe - are the patented Sony multimedia features and services that are bundled with the device. Of course, there's Sony Entertainment Network for movies and music, and the Sony PlayStation Store for games. As for capturing moments, the phone features a back-lit sensor similar to but more powerful than what's found on Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc; This enables Sony Xperia S' camera to shoot clear and crisp photos and videos even in not-so-well-lit environments.

So when can we expect to see this smartphone in stores? Sony Mobile Philippines didn't really include the exact release date of the handset in that status update. But I'm inclined to believe that it's only a matter of weeks (or days even) before Sony Xperia S becomes available via the company's official retailers across the country. (After all, some grey market sellers are already offering the device.)

That's it for now but kindly stay tuned for updates. In the meantime, you might want to check out the complete technical specifications of Sony Xperia S --

TechPinas Smartphone Technical Specs Table (TSTST)
Name Sony Xperia S
Type Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen)
Price Category High-End (Flagship Release)
Dimensions128 x 64 x 10.6 mm
Weight 144 grams
Available Colors Silver, Black
Operating System Android 2.3 Gingerbread, will be upgradeable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich eventually
Display 4.3 inches (~342 ppi pixel density), 720 x 1280 pixels, LED-backlit LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Processor Dual-core 1.5 GHz Adreno 220 GPU Qualcomm MSM8260 Snapdragon chipset
Camera 12 MegaPixels, 4000x3000 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, Secondary Camera: 1.3 MegaPixels
Video Capture Back camera: 1080p@30fps, continuous autofocus, video light, video stabilizer, Front Camera: 720p@30fps
Audio and Video Playback MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player, MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV player
Ports HDMI, microUSB 2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, 3G HSDPA, 14.4 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps, NFC
Network 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, 3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100 - LT26i HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 - LT26a
Memory 16 or 32 GB fixed
Sensors Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity, Gyroscope
Battery 1750 mAh
Uptime Standby of up to 400 hours, Talk time of up to 8 hours 30 minutes
Value-Added Features Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine, Timescape UI, SNS Integration, Google Services Suite, Exmor R Backlit Sensor
Announcement Global: January 2012
Availability Q2 2012 in the Philippines
Price Official SRP in the Philippines: Php 27,990

MyPhone New Television Commercials by Likhamahinasyon Productions Promote Pinoy Pride, Created by Communication Arts Students!

Posted: 25 Mar 2012 04:57 AM PDT

TechPinas Exclusive!

TP's no snob. If it's about tech and it's relevant to a number of Pinoys, it belongs here.


We already know MyPhone has boatloads of cash. I mean, the company recently got more than a dozen teen celebrity endorsers from both ABSCBN and GMA7, which partly caused some of its new handsets to sell like hotcakes in malls - giving the brand even more moolah. That's cool and all; But perhaps there's no bigger proof that the company is doing well than its multiple hundred-thousand-peso TV ad placements this month in between top-rating primetime shows of the two biggest networks. I know some of you have seen the TVCs but for those who haven't, we have all three here:

While I'm not particularly crazy about MyPhone's current handset line-up, I can appreciate that the local phone company does what it can to promote Pinoy Pride alongside its handsets -- and that's big for me. In fact, I think MyPhone has fully embraced 'proudly Pinoy' as part of its identity and in effect, it's become one of the company's charms.


Oh, and one interesting trivia about these TVCs: Did you know that they were created by a group of Pinoy college students? Likhamahinasyon Productions, composed of AB Communication Arts students specializing, produces short films, commercials, music videos, and animations mostly for fun and experience and of course, for art's sake.