When we reviewed the Sony Xperia S in March, we caused a bit of a stir. While conceding that the handset did have its merits, we were left with an overall buzz of disappointment thanks to a few lackluster areas. Thing is, we’ve just caught wind of a new flagship being deployed in Japan. Is it the Xperia we deserved?
This is the Sony Xperia GX, a phone currently only destined for the Japanese market. It’s a fairly similar beast to the Xperia S, save for a few key improvements. And we want it. Badly.
The Xperia GX is an LTE-capable phone with a 720p HD 4.6-inch display. That’s a shade larger than the Xperia S’ 4.3-inch number, and we’d expect it to shine just as bright thanks to the same BRAVIA-powered technology.
On top of that, the camera in the Xperia GX is bolstered with a 13-Megapixel sensor to the Xperia S’ 12. Inside pumps a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor – enough to power Sony’s Android 4.0 skin along nicely.
The real boon here is the design. We lambasted the Xperia S for looking more like an early prototype than a finished product, and the GX seems to tackle that head on with a new, HTC One X-style solid rear casing. The Sony Xperia GX is launching in Japan with the smaller Xperia SX, but we hope there are plans to bring a similar model to the UK soon – it’s not nice seeing what you could have won.