Difference between Sony Xperia J and Sony Xperia S

Key difference: Xperia J was announced in October 2012 as a cheaper variant of the Xperia T, resulting in the phone sporting a similar design to the T. The Xperia J features a 4-inch scratch-resistant TFT touchscreen that offers a pixel density of 245. The Xperia S features a 4.3-inch TFT touch screen with shatter proof sheet on scratch-resistant glass. The display provides an impressive 342 ppi density and is powered by a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Dual-core processor.

Xperia is a well known brand of smartphones that are a part of the Sony Mobile. The Xperia brand was initially a collaboration with Ericsson but has since then been dissolved. Now, Sony has single handedly taken it upon itself to ship out new phones, while maintaining the level of quality and design of the older versions. In order to garner response for its new line of smartphones, the company started marketing the Sony Xperia T as the Bond phone, which is featured in the movie Skyfall. Xperia J is the shy, younger brother of the Bond phone, and is also cheap to boot.

The Xperia J was announced in October 2012 as a cheaper variant of the Xperia T, resulting in the phone sporting a similar design to the T. The Xperia J features a 4-inch scratch-resistant TFT touchscreen that offers a pixel density of 245. The pixel density is the not the best among the contenders, but that does not hinder the high-res display that is visible on the phone. The display shows quite smart and sharp images, with very accurate color representation. The display also has excellent viewing angles and does is less reflective under sunlight.

The design of the phone is also quite similar to Xperia T. The phone comes with a plastic chassis that has a sturdy built. The Xperia J has an arched back similar to Xperia Arc series, which is pleasing to hold and grip. The silver plastic lining that graces the other Xperia series has been shifted to the bottom and acts as a second LED indicator during calls. The phone is also quite light, weighing only 124 grams. The Timescape UI is very similar to the original Google Android UI and basically seems like cheap imitations. The phone has three capacitive buttons on the bottom of the screen, Back, Home and Menu buttons. The buttons are placed on the far bottom of the device, making it more prone for the user to drop the device. The top of the device houses the 3.5mm jack, while the left side has the USB/charging port. The right side of the device is quite busy with the power/lock key on the top right hand and the volume rocker just below the power key.

The device is powered by 1 GHz Qualcomm processor and only 512 MB, which makes the device a little glitch and lagging when trying to shift screens as well as switch apps. The device, when not multitasking and doing basic functions, still lags a little. The device comes with 4 GB of internal space, of which only 2 GB is available to the user. This is very little compared to phones that are offering 8/16/32 and even 64 GB. However, the company has provided a SD card slot that allows users to expand memory by another 32 GB.

The device houses a 5 MP rear camera with autofocus feature. Just above it, a LED flash light can also be found. However, the front camera and the video recording capabilities are a little disappointing. Both, the front camera and video recording are VGA, which does provide the best resolution. The 5 MP camera is pretty decent, but if you have gotten used to the high-res 8 and 12 MP cameras, this camera will not at all be pleasing. The camera takes decent photos, but it isn’t sharp, clear or even HD for that matter. However, the phone does come with juice, 1750 mAh to be exact. This ensures that the phone last a couple of days when not in constant use and at least a full day when working with it all day. The company does offer features such as Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth and USB, but it does not offer NFC capabilities.

The company announced a new line up of phones for the Xperia line-up, including Xperia S. The Xperia S was launched in February 2012 and was a high-range phone at that time, amount to approximately EUR 520.

The Xperia S features a 4.3-inch TFT touch screen with shatter proof sheet on scratch-resistant glass. The display provides an impressive 342 ppi density, which was the highest at the time of the phone’s release. The high density ensures that the viewers get nothing but hi-res display with clear, crisp images and absolutely no pixilation. The device is a little bulky and heavy at 144 grams. The phone is encased in a plastic chassis, which comes off as a little cheap looking. The phone also said to creak and make noises when pressure is put on it. The Xperia S is a bar phone, which features a clear plastic strip on the bottom side of the phone that has the Home, Back and Menu button imprints on it but don’t let the imprint fool you, the buttons are actually located on the top of the clear strip and not on the strip. The top of the device houses the power/unlock button with the 3.55mm jack. The right side of the phone has the volume rocker, an HDMI out socket and the physical camera button, while the left side has a USB charging/sync port.

The phone is powered by a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Dual-core processor, making it quite fast when operational. The processor allows the user to seamless shift between screens and apps on the phone. It can also handle hi-res games, movies and multi-tasking. The device comes with Android v2.3, which is upgradeable to Android v4.0. The company has announced a 4.1 update, but release date for the update is not yet revealed. The device is available with 32 GB internal storage capacity and 1 GB RAM. The device does not support MicroSD cards, which means that the user is stuck with only 32 GB storage and this also causes a problem for the user to transfer data on to the phone.

The device houses a 12.1 MP rear camera with autofocus and LED flash. The camera comes with Sony’s Exmor R for mobile technology and produces beautiful, colorful high-res images. The device is also capable of recording HD videos. The Xperia S also sports a 1.3 MP front camera for video calls, which is quite good compared to the other VGA and 1 MP cameras available on the other phones in the same price range. The Xperia S also comes with xLOUD Experience, clear stereo and clear bass and 3D surround sound for an amazing audio experience. The device is available with other features such as: Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA, NFC and USB On-the-go. The S has a non-removable Li-Ion 1750 mAh battery that provides 8 hours 30 min talk-time and 420 hours of standby time on 3G according to the company.

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

 

Sony Xperia J

Sony Xperia S

Launch Date

October 2012

February 2012

Company

Sony

Sony

Size

124.3 x 61.2 x 9.2 mm

128.0 x 64.0 x 10.6 mm

Display

4-inch scratch-resistant TFT touchscreen

4.3-inch scratch-resistant TFT touchscreen

Screen

480 x 854 pixels (~245 ppi pixel density), 16 million colors

1280 x 720 pixels (~342 ppi pixel density), 16 million colors

Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass

Shatter proof sheet on scratch-resistant glass

Weight

124 grams

144 grams

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900

3G Network

HSDPA 900 / 2100 - ST26i

HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 - ST26a

UMTS HSPA 850, 900, 1900, 2100

4G Network

N/A

N/A

GUI

Timescape UI

Timescape UI

CPU speed

1 GHz Qualcomm processor

1.5 GHz Qualcomm Dual-core processor

GPU

Adreno 200

Adreno 220

OS

Google Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)

Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread), v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich), planned upgrade to v4.1 (Jelly Bean)

Chipset

Qualcomm MSM7227A Snapdragon

Qualcomm MSM8260 Snapdragon

RAM

512 MB

1 GB

SIM Size

miniSIM

microSIM

Internal Memory

4 GB (2 GB available to user)

32 GB

Expandable Memory

Up to 32 GB

N/A

Sensors

Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Magnetometer

Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Magnetometer and Gyroscope.

Connectivity

GSM GPRS Up to 86 kbps (download). Up to 86 kbps (upload); GSM EDGE Up to 237 kbps (download). Up to 237 kbps (upload); microUSB v2.0; DLNA; Wi-Fi hotspot; Wi-Fi; Bluetooth

GSM GPRS Up to 86 kbps;

GSM EDGE Up to 237 kbps; Wi-Fi hotspot; Wi-Fi, DLNA, NFC, USB.

Data

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth and USB.

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

Speed

HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps

UMTS HSPA cat 6 (upload) Up to 5.8 Mbps; UMTS HSPA cat 10(download) Up to 14.4 Mbps

WLAN

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot

Bluetooth

Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, EDR

Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, EDR

USB

microUSB v2.0

microUSB v2.0, USB On-the-go

Primary Camera

5 MP 2592х1944 pixels rear camera

12.1 MP autofocus rear camera

Secondary Camera

VGA (0.3 MP) front camera

1.3 MP, 720 pixels front camera

Video

VGA

HD video recording (1080p)

Camera Features

  • Autofocus
  • LED Flash
  • Geo-tagging
  • Touch focus
  • Image stabilization
  • 4x digital zoom
  • 16x digital zoom
  • LED flash
  • Touchfocus
  • Sony’s Exmor R for mobile CMOS sensor
  • f/2.4 Aperture
  • 3D Sweep Panorama
  • Face recognition and Smile Shutter

Sound Enhancement

xLOUD Experience

Clear Stereo

xLOUD Experience

Clear stereo and clear bass

3D surround sound

Audio supported formats

MP3/ eAAC+/ WMA/ WAV player

MP3, 3GPP, MP4, SMF, WAV, OTA, Ogg vorbis

Video supported formats

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

3GPP, MP4

Battery Capacity

Removable Li-Ion 1750 mAh battery

Non-removable Li-Ion 1750 mAh battery

Talk time

2G: 5 hours 36 min

3G: 607 hours

2G: 7 hours 30 min

3G: 8 hours 30 min

Stand-by

2G: 7 hours 18 min

3G: 618 hours

2G: 450 hours

3G: 420 hours

Available Colors

Black, White, Pink, Gold

Black, White

Messaging

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

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

Browser

HTML5, Adobe Flash

HTML5, Adobe Flash

Radio

Stereo FM radio with RDS

Stereo FM radio with RDS

GPS

GPS with A-GPS support

GPS with A-GPS support and GLONASS

Java

Java via Java MIDP emulator

Java via Java MIDP emulator

Additional Features

  • Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine
  • Handwriting recognition
  • Google Talk
  • Twitter™ (Timescape™ integration)
  • Conference calls
  • SNS integration
  • 50 GB of Cloud storage
  • Document viewer
  • Voice memo/dial
  • Predictive text input
  • Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine
  • 3D and motion gaming
  • Timescape with Twitter integrated
  • PlayStation® Certified
  • TV launcher
  • HDMI Support
  • DLNA Certified
  • Screenshot capturing
  • Native USB tethering, NFC, ANT+
  • Google Voice Search, Google Talk with video chat, Google Mail, Google Calendar, Google Gallery 3D, Google Maps with Street View and Latitude
  • SNS integration
  • Document viewer
  • Voice memo/dial/commands
  • Predictive text input

Images Courtesy: sonymobile.com

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