Difference between Sony Xperia L and Blackberry Z10

Key difference: The Sony Xperia L is a mid-range smartphone. It features a 4.3-inch screen with a resolution of 854x480px and a scratch-resistant cover glass. It runs on Android 4.1 with a Dual-Core 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8230 chipset and 1 GB of RAM. The Z10 is a bar phone that is available with a 4.2 inch capacitive touch screen that has approximately 355 ppi pixel density, providing a clear and sharp display. The phone is also light in weight and perfect for one-hand operation. If supports a 1.5 GHz Dual-core Krait, 2GB RAM with 16 GB internal storage capacity and expandable capacity up to 64 GB.

Technology is a dynamic sector that often changes when new technology replaces the old outdated technology. This is most commonly seen in smartphones and tablets. People are constantly changing their cell phones to keep up with new technologies and the companies release new phones to cater to the demand of the peoples.

Smartphones have become a way of life for many people, allowing them to do anything and everything on the go. This includes typing up a document, chatting with friends, video conferencing, writing up reports, checking e-mails, etc. There isn’t anything you cannot do these days with a smartphone. Hence, it is understandable that people constantly keep changing and upgrading their smartphones. Specially in order to keep up with new technologies and the companies see great opportunities in this. They are constantly releasing new smartphones to keep up with the latest demands and are always trying to outdo the competition.

Some of the latest new smartphones are the Sony Xperia SP and Sony Xperia L, both belonging to the Sony’s Xperia flagship. The Sony Xperia L is a mid-range smartphone. It features a 4.3-inch screen with a resolution of 854x480px and a scratch-resistant cover glass. It runs on Android 4.1 with a Dual-Core 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8230 chipset and 1 GB of RAM. It also has all the bells and whistles, including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 3G HSPA connectivity, as well as NFC support. The NFC is integrated with a one-touch connection to external displays in order to allow for big screen playback of videos or photos. The phone does not however have LTE capability.

Still, its saving grace has to be its 8 MP camera, which uses Sony's latest mobile Exmor RS sensor and offers a built-in HDR mode for both stills and video. The Exmor RS sensor is supposed to improved clarity and color reproduction, while the HDR mode will allow for better pictures in various different kinds of lights.

The phone is powered by a 1900mAh battery and has a battery STAMINA Mode for optimizing power consumption. The phone is available in three colors: white, black and red. It also has an LED light on the bottom of the phone that can be customized to blink different colors to indicate an incoming phone call, a missed call or text message. The light can also be programmed to blink in correspondence with the rhythm of the song played on the built in Sony Walkman music player.

The phone also comes with pre-installed Sony apps called Walkman, Album, and Movies. These are part of a pre-loaded software suite that allows for consuming and sharing a vast library of multimedia content.

The Blackberry Z10 is the latest smartphone that has been released in January 2013 by Research in Motion. The phone is powered by the company’s BB10 and is believed to be the company’s latest attempts to capture the smartphone market. The Z10 is a bar phone that is available with a 4.2 inch capacitive touch screen that has approximately 355 ppi pixel density, providing a clear and sharp display. The phone is also light in weight and perfect for one-hand operation. If supports a 1.5 GHz Dual-core Krait, 2GB RAM with 16 GB internal storage capacity and expandable capacity up to 64 GB. The Z10 has an 8MP auto-focus camera along with 2MP front-facing camera for video conferencing. The camera offers a new Time Shift mode that allows users to pinpoint and adjust individual elements of a picture.

The users can interact with the OS using gestures such as swipe, tap, pinch, and reverse pinch. The phone comes with a few new features such as Hub, Balance, Story Maker and Remember. The Hub is a screen that is available by swiping left after the first menu page and task switcher and it is creates a single point where the user can check all updates from SMS, e-mail to facebook notifications. It also offers the users to post messages, update twitter, facebook and any other services. BlackBerry Balance is a feature that allows people to separate their work life from their personal life. It allows easy access to creating two separate profiles, where work related and personal related profiles can be kept separate and maintained. Story Maker is an app that allows users to create a story by selecting photos and an audio clip to go along with it. The app will automatically create a video and will also include effects. The new keyboard on the Z10 has an adaptive feature that learns as the user types words and also suggests future words that can be used making typing e-mails and messages easier. Many reviews do state that one of the downfalls of the phone is the camera as well as lack of apps. The camera is not as sharp as it could be and the phone does not offer many apps in the BlackBerry World store.

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

 

Sony Xperia L

BlackBerry Z10

Launch Date

Q2 of 2013

January 2013

Company

Sony Corporation

Research In Motion

Size

128.7 x 65 x 9.7 mm

130 x 65.6 x 9 mm

Display

TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

768 x 1280 pixels (~355 ppi pixel density), 16 million colors

Screen

480 x 854 pixels, 4.3 inches (~228 ppi pixel density)

4.2 inches capacitive touchscreen

Protection

Scratch-resistant glass

Password protection, screen lock, and sleep mode, BlackBerry® Balance™ offering dedicated profiles to keep work and personal data separate and secure.

Weight

137 g

137.5 g (4.83 oz)

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - all versions

3G Network

HSDPA 900 / 2100

HSDPA 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - STL100-1

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 - STL100-2

4G Network

No

LTE 800 / 900 / 1800 / 2600 - STL100-2

GUI

Sony UI

Blackberry UI

CPU speed

Dual-core 1 GHz

1.5 GHz Dual-core Krait

GPU

Adreno 305

Adreno 225

OS

Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean)

BlackBerry 10 OS

Chipset

Qualcomm MSM8230 Snapdragon

Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon

RAM

1 GB

2 GB RAM

SIM Size

microSIM

microSIM

Internal Memory

8 GB (5.8 GB user available)

16 GB

Expandable Memory

Expandable up to 32 GB

Up to 64 GB

Sensors

Accelerometer, proximity, compass

Accelerometer, magnetometer, proximity sensor, gyroscope, ambient light sensor

Connectivity

aGPS, Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology, DLNA Certified, Media Go, Media Transfer Protocol support, Micro USB support, Native USB tethering, NFC, Screen mirroring, Xperia Link, Wi-Fi and WiFi Hotspot functionality, WebKit web browser with Pan & zoom, Synchronisation via Exchange ActiveSync, Facebook, Google Sync and SyncML

Wi-Fi, 2G, 3G, 4G, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 and microUSB 2.0.

Data

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB, NFC

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, NFC and USB

Speed

HSPA+

HSDPA 21 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps; LTE, EV-DO Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps

WLAN

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

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

Bluetooth

Yes, v4.0 with A2DP

Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, LE

USB

Yes, microUSB v2.0

microUSB v2.0.

Primary Camera

8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

8 megapixel auto-focus camera

Secondary Camera

VGA

2 megapixel fixed-focus camera with image and video stabilization, 3x digital zoom and 720p HD video recording

Video

Yes, [email protected], video stabilization, HDR

1080p HD video recording with 4 DOF (Degrees of freedom) video stabilization

Camera Features

Geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization, HDR, sweep panorama

Back Side Illumination for better low-light performance

5-element F2.2 lens

Dedicated ISP (image signal processor) with 64MB frame buffer

Flash, continuous and touch to focus, image stabilization

Enhanced Super Resolution Digital Zoom (5x)

Time Shift mode for pinpointing and adjusting individual elements of your picture

Sound Enhancement

SNS integration, Clear bass, Clear stereo and Clear Phase

No

Audio supported formats

MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV player

3GP, 3GP2, WMA, MP3, MKA, AAC, AMR, F4V, WAV, MP2PS, MP2TS, AWB, OGG, FLAC

Video supported formats

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

M4A, M4V, MOV, MP4, MKV, MPEG-4, AVI, ASF, WMV,

Battery Capacity

Removable Li-Ion 1750 mAh battery

Li-Ion 1800 mAh battery

Available Colors

Black, White, Red

Black, white

Messaging

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

SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM, BBM 6

Browser

HTML

HTML5

Radio

Stereo FM radio with RDS

No

GPS

Yes, with A-GPS support

Yes, with A-GPS support

Java

Yes, via Java MIDP emulator

MIDP 2.1

Additional Features

  • SNS integration
  • Document viewer
  • Photo viewer/editor
  • Voice memo/dial
  • Predictive text input
  • PlayStation Certified
  • Sony Entertainment Network (selected markets only)
  • Video streaming
  • Motions gaming
  • 3D games
  • Audio playback, supported formats: MP3, 3GPP, MP4, SMF, WAV, OTA, Ogg vorbis
  • Audio recording, supported formats: 3GPP, MP4, AMR
  • FM Radio with RDS
  • xLoud Experience – audio filter technology from Sony
  • “WALKMAN” application
  • TrackID music recognition
  • Clear bass, Clear stereo and Clear Phase
  • Bluetooth stereo (A2DP)
  • SNS integration
  • HDMI port
  • BlackBerry maps
  • Organizer
  • Document viewer
  • Photo viewer
  • Voice memo/dial
  • Predictive text input
  • Pre-loaded apps

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