Difference between Nokia Lumia 820 and Sony Xperia T

Key difference: One of the first smartphones under the brand is the Nokia Lumia 820. The Nokia Lumia 820 was first of the first phones to be developed running on Windows Phone 8. It was launched in November 2012, as a slightly cheaper alternative to the Nokia 920. The Sony Xperia T is a 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.

Nokia is a multinational communications and information technology corporation based in Helsinki, Finland. Nokia’s phones have been famously known as being simple and durable. In 2012, it was the world’s second largest mobile phone maker by unit sales, following Samsung. However, the sales of Nokia have been decreasing as more and more of the market shifts towards smartphones such as iPhones and Androids. In an attempt to offset their decreasing sales, Nokia tied up with Microsoft to release its own line of smartphones, the Nokia Lumia running on Windows Phone Operating Software.

One of the first smartphones under the brand is the Nokia Lumia 820. The Nokia Lumia 820 was first of the first phones to be developed running on Windows Phone 8. It was launched in November 2012, as a slightly cheaper alternative to the Nokia Lumia 920. It has a 4.3 inch display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. It is powered by a Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon Dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait processor and a 1 GB RAM. The phone has 8 GB internal memory and an external memory expandable up to 64 GB.

Nokia Lumia 820 features an 8 MP primary camera with autofocus and dual-LED flash, as well as Carl Zeiss optics. It also has a VGA secondary front-facing camera for self photo shots and video calling. The phone is available in a variety of bright colors, such as black, gray, red, yellow, white, blue, and violet. In fact, the phone comes with back panels in these colors allowing the user to change the phone’s color every few days.

The newest and most distinguishing feature of the Lumia 820 is that the phone is capable of wireless charging. However, the wireless charging mat is not included with the phone and has to be purchased separately.

However, the phone has been criticized as being chunky and heavy. Another issue with the phone, in fact all the Windows phones, is that it comes with the Internet Explorer browser built-in, which can be quite lagging at times, and the phones do not support any other browsers. Furthermore, the collection of apps available on Windows is quite limited, especially as compared to the apps available for Android and Apple.

The Sony Xperia T is a 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, the Sony Mobile website, cnet.co.uk, and GSMArena.com.

 

Nokia Lumia 820

Sony Xperia T

Launch Date

November 2012

August 29, 2012

Company

Nokia

Sony Corporation

Size

123.8 x 68.5 x 9.9 mm, 83.5 cc (4.87 x 2.70 x 0.39 in)

129.4 x 67.3 x 9.4 mm

Display

AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Screen

480 x 800 pixels, 4.3 inches (~217 ppi pixel density)

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

Protection

ClearBlack display

Shatter proof and scratch-resistant glass

Weight

160 g (5.64 oz)

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

LTE 800 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600

No

GUI

Windows Phone 8

Timescape UI

CPU speed

Dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait

Dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait

GPU

Adreno 225

Adreno 225

OS

Microsoft Windows Phone 8

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

Chipset

Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon

Qualcomm MSM8260A Snapdragon

RAM

1 GB RAM

1 GB RAM

SIM Size

Micro-SIM

microSIM

Internal Memory

8 GB

16 GB

Expandable Memory

microSD, up to 64 GB

Expandable up to 32 GB

Sensors

Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Connectivity

Micro-USB charging connector, 3.5 mm audio connector, Micro-USB-B connector, USB 2.0, Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi, NFC, Wi-Fi Channel bonding

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, USB, NFC

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB, NFC

Speed

HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL

HSDPA, 42.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps

WLAN

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

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

Bluetooth

Yes, v3.1 with A2DP, EDR

Yes, v3.1 with A2DP

USB

microUSB v2.0

Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL)

Primary Camera

8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels

13 MP, 4128x3096 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

Secondary Camera

Yes, VGA

1.3 MP, [email protected]

Video

Yes, [email protected], video stabilization

Yes, [email protected], video stabilization

Camera Features

Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, dual-LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus

Geo-tagging, Touch focus, Face detection, Image stabilization

Sound Enhancement

Dolby Headphone sound enhancement, Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

xLOUD Experience – audio filter technology

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Audio supported formats

Codecs: MP3, AMR-WB, AMR-NB, WMA 10 Pro, WMA 9, AAC LC, AAC+/HEAAC, eAAC+/HEAACv2

Audio playback file formats: ASF, MP4, AAC, AMR, MP3, M4A, WMA, 3GP, 3G2

MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV/Flac player

Video supported formats

Video playback codecs: VC-1, H.264/AVC, H.263, MPEG-4

Video playback file formats: MP4, WMV, 3GP, M4V

Video recording formats: MP4/H.264

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

Battery Capacity

Li-Ion 1650 mAh battery (BP-5T)

Non-removable Li-Ion 1850 mAh battery

Available Colors

Black, Gray, Red, Yellow, White, Blue, Violet

Black, White, Silver

Messaging

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

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

Browser

HTML5

HTML5

Radio

No

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/command/dial
  • Predictive text input
  • Personal information management features: Calculator, Clock, Calendar, Phonebook, Fixed dialling number, Social networks in Phonebook, OneNote, Wallet, Family Room, Kid's Corner
  • Business apps: Adobe acrobat reader free download, Lync (Corporate IM) free download, Office: Excel, Word, Powerpoint, OneNote, SkyDrive storage for documents and notes
  • Document formats supported: Excel, PDF, Word, Powerpoint
  • Sync type: Exchange ActiveSync, Windows companion app, Mac companion app
  • Sync content: Calendar, To-do list, Video, Pictures, Music, Contacts
  • Game features: DirectX 11, Touch UI, XBox-Live Hub
  • 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
  • xLOUD Experience – audio filter technology
  • FM Radio with RDS
  • 3.5 mm audio jack for headphones
  • Audio playback, supported formats: MP3, 3GPP, MP4, SMF, WAV, OTA, Ogg vorbis, FLAC
  • Audio recording, supported formats: 3GPP, MP4, AMR
  • 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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