Difference between Nokia Lumia 720 and Sony Xperia T

Key Difference: The Nokia Lumia 720 is one of the newest phones that are similar to its flagship Lumia 920. The Lumia 720 comes with 1 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor with 512 MB RAM and 8 GB internal storage space that is upgradeable to 64 GB. The phone is available with a 6.7 MP primary camera with Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus and LED flash. It also has a 1.3 MP secondary camera with a resolution of 1280 x 960. The Sony Xperia T is another model by Sony that was released in August 2012. It features a 4.55 inch screen with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. It runs on a Dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait Qualcomm MSM8260A Snapdragon with 1 GB of RAM. It features Android Ice Cream Sandwich (v4.0.4) out of the box but is upgradeable to Jelly Bean (v4.1).

Nokia is a popular Finnish phone company and has been previously known for durability and increased battery life of phones. When it entered the smartphone market, it teamed up with Microsoft Windows for mobile and has been launching phones with their OS. The Nokia Lumia 720 is one of the newest phones that are similar to its flagship Lumia 920. The little brother is quite similar in looks and many features, lacking only the strikingly high price tag. Nokia has recently announced a number of low- to mid-range phones to try and capture the masses. The phone is being touted as one of the best phones for its price range. The phone sports a 4.3-inch IPS LCD capacitive touch screen, with approximately 217 ppi, which is a decent enough screen resolution. The phone comes with the standard Live Tiles format from the Windows 8.

The Lumia 720 comes with 1 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor with 512 MB RAM and 8 GB internal storage space that is upgradeable to 64 GB. It also offers Corning Gorilla Glass 2 for protection purposes. The phone is available with a 6.7 MP primary camera with Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus and LED flash. It also has a 1.3 MP secondary camera with a resolution of 1280 x 960. The company offers many camera features such as touch focus, landscape orientation, auto and manual exposure, auto and manual white balance, still image editor, full screen viewfinder, Cinemagraph lens, Bing vision, Smart Shoot lens and panorama lens. The Smart Shoot lens allows the users to merge two different photos to create a perfect shot, which comes handy, if you don’t like having to tell people pose in front of the camera. The phone is slick and thin bar phone with slightly curved edges. The phone sports a 3.5mm jack on the top, with camera button, volume button and the sleep/wake button on the right hand side. The back also three tiny holes for a Wireless Charging cover, which fits on the back of the device. The phone is customizable with changing shells, making it easier to mix and match the phone with various different colors. The phone has been announced for the Australian market, with launch dates yet to be released for the rest of the world.

The Sony Xperia T is another model by Sony that was released in August 2012. It was one of the first few models that Sony has released after its break-up with Ericsson. It is Sony's first smartphone built on Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 platform. It features a 4.55 inch screen with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. It runs on a Dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait Qualcomm MSM8260A Snapdragon with 1 GB of RAM. It features Android Ice Cream Sandwich (v4.0.4) out of the box but is upgradeable to Jelly Bean (v4.1).

The phone also has a 13 MP primary camera with a 1.3 MP front camera. The phone is powered by a non-removable Li-Ion 1850 mAh battery. The phone also comes with pre-installed Sony apps called Walkman, and Movies. These are part of a pre-loaded software suite that allows for consuming and sharing a vast library of multimedia content.

Sony Xperia T has gotten very popular as it had been featured as James Bond's phone in the 2012 film, Skyfall. In fact, in some European countries, especially the UK, the phone is actually marketed as the Bond Phone.

The information for the detailed table about the two phones has been taken from the Nokia website, techradar.com, Sony Mobile website and GSMArena.com.

 

Nokia Lumia 720

Sony Xperia T

Launch Date

April 2013

August 2012

Company

Nokia

Sony Corporation

Size

127.9 x 67.5 x 9 mm

129.4 x 67.3 x 9.4 mm

Display

4.3” IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen

TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Screen

480 x 800 pixels (~217 ppi pixel density)

720 x 1280 pixels, 4.55 inches (~323 ppi pixel density)

Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass 2

Shatter proof and scratch-resistant glass

Weight

128 grams

139g

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

3G Network

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100

4G Network

N/A

No

GUI

Windows Phone 8

Timescape UI

CPU speed

1 GHz Dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor.

Dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait

GPU

Adreno 305

Adreno 225

OS

Microsoft Windows Phone OS 8

Android OS, v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich), planned upgrade to v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)

Chipset

Qualcomm MSM8227

Qualcomm MSM8260A Snapdragon

RAM

512 MB

1 GB RAM

SIM Size

Micro-SIM

microSIM

Internal Memory

8 GB

16 GB

Expandable Memory

Up to 64 GB

Expandable up to 32 GB

Sensors

Orientation sensor, high brightness mode, sunlight readability enhancements, Ambient light sensor, accelerometer, proximity, compass

Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Connectivity

GSM, HSDPA, micro-USB, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC.

USB High speed 2.0 and Micro USB support, WiFi and WiFi Hotspot functionality, DLNA Certified, aGPS, WebKit web browser with Pan & zoom, Bluetooth technology, Native USB tethering, NFC, HDMI via MHL support, Synchronization via Exchange ActiveSync, SyncML, Microsoft, eCompass, Smart Connect

Data

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, NFC and USB.

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB, NFC

Speed

HSDPA, 21.1 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps

HSDPA, 42.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps

WLAN

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band; Wi-Fi hotspot

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot

Bluetooth

Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP

Yes, v3.1 with A2DP

USB

microUSB v2.0

Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL)

Primary Camera

6.7 MP Auto focus with two-stage capture key camera

13 MP, 4128x3096 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

Secondary Camera

1.3 MP 1280 x 960 pixels camera.

1.3 MP, [email protected]

Video

[email protected]

Yes, [email protected], video stabilization

Camera Features

  • Carl Zeiss optics
  • LED Flash
  • Touch focus
  • Landscape orientation
  • Auto and manual exposure
  • Auto and manual white balance
  • Still image editor
  • Full screen viewfinder
  • Geotagging
  • Backside-illuminated image sensor
  • Automatic photo upload to web services
  • Full resolution photo and video upload
  • Cinemagraph lens
  • Bing vision
  • Smart Shoot lens
  • Panorama lens
  • Geo-tagging
  • Touch focus
  • Face detection
  • Image stabilization

Sound Enhancement

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

xLOUD Experience – audio filter technology

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Audio supported formats

ASF, MP4, AAC, AMR, MP3, M4A, WMA, 3GP, 3G2

MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV/Flac player

Video supported formats

MP4, ASF, WMV, AVI, 3GP, 3G2, M4V, MOV

MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player

Battery Capacity

Non-removable Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery

Non-removable Li-Ion 1850 mAh battery

Talktime

2G: 23.4 hours

3G: 13.4 hours

7 hours

Standby Time

3G: 520 hours

450 hours

Available Colors

White, Red, Yellow, Cyan, Black

Black, White, Silver

Messaging

SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM

SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, IM, Push Email

Browser

HTML5

HTML5

Radio

Internet Radio

Stereo FM radio with RDS

GPS

Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS

Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS

Java

No

Yes, via Java MIDP emulator

Additional Features

  • SNS integration
  • 7GB free SkyDrive storage
  • Document viewer
  • Video/photo editor
  • Voice memo/dial/commands
  • Predictive text input
  • Cloud music offline playback
  • Cloud music playback
  • Graphical equalizer
  • Location and navigation apps
  • Security features
  • Supports Excel, PDF, Word, Powerpoint
  • Social networks in Phonebook, OneNote, Wallet, Family Room, Kid's Corner
  • Business Apps
  • 50 GB of Cloud storage (time limited offer)
  • SNS integration
  • TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
  • Document viewer
  • Photo viewer/editor
  • Voice memo/dial
  • Predictive text input
  • TrackID music recognition
  • FM Radio with RDS
  • 3.5 mm audio jack for headphones
  • PlayStation Certified
  • 3D and Motion gaming
  • Timescape with Twitter integrated
  • Sony Entertainment Network (selected markets only)
  • Clear audio and clear bass
  • Headphone surround sound
  • TV launcher
  • Facebook with Xperia
  • "WALKMAN" app
  • "Movies" app

Image Courtesy: nokia.com, sonymobile.com

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