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Sony Xperia S vs Samsung Galaxy S3

Sony and Samsung are two of the biggest players in the world of technology, going head-to-head on everything from TVs to laptops.

And in the smartphone market it has been no different, except that Samsung has outdone Sony time and time again, with is superior devices.

Sony’s collaboration with manufacturer Ericsson was one that brought us many a great phone. But the honeymoon is over and the two have now gone their separate ways.

And now Sony is bringing out its first smartphone since the split – the Xperia S. But will it be enough to mount a decent challenge to Samsung?

The release dates for the Xperia S and Samsung’s latest device – the Galaxy S3 – are pretty close. The Galaxy S3 is due for release in early April and the Xperia S is due to go on sale in March.

Sony Xperia S

The Xperia S is very good looking phone, featuring a 4.3 inch LED backlit screen giving us a nice 1280×720 display.

And given that the device comes with a very impressive 12MP camera, the Xperia S is quality through and through. That’s not to mention the dual-core 1.5GHz processor inside.

One drawback however is the operating system. The Xperia S will initially only come with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, which could have many customers opting for something elese.

Samsung Galaxy S3

The Galaxy S3 will be running Google’s latest OS – Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. This could be the deal breaker for many users, as people always want the newest of the new.

Apart from this, there is not a lot between the two phones, as far as we can see. The Galaxy S3 is likely to feature a quad-core processor, delivering 1.5GHz.

And if you thought a 12MP camera was decent, rumours are circulating that the Galaxy S3 will have a massive 16MP beast. This is yet to be confirmed, but if it happens then Sony will struggle make the case for the Xperia S.