Was one of the few devices capable of competing against the S II (even though the Samsung was released a year earlier), but not in Mauritius due to its availability as from August 2012. By then, the S III was already released and was hot topic, leaving the Xperia S all behind.
It has almost everything to attract people’s attention, except the lack of memory card slot; a 4.3 inches screen with display resolution of 1280×720 pixels, a front and rear camera of 1.3 and 12 megapixels respectively (some people seem to love phones with more megapixels in this country), 1 GB of RAM (you won’t run of memory often and won’t need to close apps in the background frequently as with a 512 MB).
The hardware performance (dual-core CPU @ 1.5 GHz + Adreno 220) is fairly similar to the S II, and even got connectivity ports such as HDMI and USB with OTG (on-the-go) support.
The operating system installed is Android Gingerbread (2.3), but by now, Ice cream sandwich (4.0) should already be available as an official update and Jelly Bean (4.1) as custom ROM.