Difference between Sony Xperia L and HTC One

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. HTC One sports a 4.7 inch Super LCD3, with Full HD1080p, 468 PPI and Corning Gorilla Glass 2. The HTC one comes with Android v4.1.2 Jelly Bean that is upgradable to v4.2.2. It includes a 1.7 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, Adreno 320 GPU and 2 GB DDR2.

Almost every year a bunch of new phones and tablets are released and announced. The constant upgrade in technology ensures that people always have new products to purchase. These smart phones have become a very important part of many people’s lives. It has allowed users to do everything on the go. This includes typing up a document, chatting with friends, video conferencing, writing up reports, checking e-mails, etc.

Smartphones have taken over the world! It has become a trend, a necessity and a way of life. They have made it easier to do everything on the go, from e-mailing, video conferencing, to writing up a report or a project. There isn’t anything you cannot do these days with a smartphone. But alas, similar to all technological devices, the software and features start to become outdated as new features and software are developed and released.

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.

Taiwanese company, HTC Corporation is one of the key players in the market of smartphones and tablets. One of its most popular series is the HTC One. HTC One was originally launched as the brand name for a series of Android phones by the company. These included HTC One X, HTC One X+, HTC One V, etc. Now, the company is launching a new phone, estimated to be released in March 2013, with the name HTC One. The HTC One X was launched in May 2012. This often causes confusion as this phone is expected to be a successor to the One X. HTC One is expected to be superior compared to the One X in hardware design and software design. It also includes a unique camera implementation.

In terms of hardware, HTC One sports a 4.7 inch Super LCD3, with Full HD1080p, 468 PPI and Corning Gorilla Glass 2. The HTC one comes with Android v4.1.2 Jelly Bean that is upgradable to v4.2.2. The case is an all-aluminum frame with an antenna built into its backing. It includes a 1.7 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, Adreno 320 GPU and 2 GB DDR2. The phone is available with non-expandable, 32 or 64GB internal capacity. It offers a 4 megapixel 2688 x 1520 pixels primary camera with autofocus, LED flash and BSI sensor, along with a 2.1 MP, [email protected], HDR secondary camera. The main feature is the new pixilation system that is opted in the primary camera of the phone, which provides each pixel size of 2.0 µm and sensor size of 1/3'. The One also includes a new camera app known as ‘Zoe’, which records a short video alongside every photo taken and allows the resulting photos and videos to be automatically combined and synchronized with music to produce a multimedia presentation known as a Zoe.

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

 

Sony Xperia L

HTC One

Launch Date

Q2 of 2013

Expected release March 2013

Company

Sony Corporation

HTC Corporation

Size

128.7 x 65 x 9.7 mm

137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3mm

Display

TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

4.7 inch Super LCD3

Screen

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

1080p, 468 PPI (Full HD)

Protection

Scratch-resistant glass

Corning Gorilla Glass 2

Weight

137g

143g

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

HSPA/WCDMA: Europe/Asia: 850/900/1900/2100 MHz

3G Network

HSDPA 900 / 2100

HSDPA 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100

GSM/GPRS/EDGE:

850/900/1800/1900 MHz

4G Network

No

No

GUI

Sony UI

HTC Sense 5

CPU speed

Dual-core 1 GHz

Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 600, quad-core, 1.7GHz

GPU

Adreno 305

Adreno 320

OS

Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean)

Android OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean), upgradable to v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)

Chipset

Qualcomm MSM8230 Snapdragon

Qualcomm APQ8064T Snapdragon 600

RAM

1 GB

2 GB DDR2

SIM Size

microSIM

microSIM

Internal Memory

8 GB (5.8 GB user available)

32/64 GB

Expandable Memory

Expandable up to 32 GB

No

Sensors

Accelerometer, proximity, compass

Gyro sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, 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

Compliant with Bluetooth 4.0, Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX™ enabled, Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n, DLNA, micro-USB 2.0.

Data

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB, NFC

GPRS, EDGE

Speed

HSPA+

HSPA+; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL

WLAN

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

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

Bluetooth

Yes, v4.0 with A2DP

Compliant with Bluetooth 4.0, Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX enabled

USB

Yes, microUSB v2.0

micro-USB 2.0.

Primary Camera

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

4 megapixel 2688 x 1520 pixels, autofocus, LED flash BSI sensor, Pixel size 2.0 µm, Sensor size 1/3', Dedicated HTC ImageChip™ 2 F2.0 aperture and 28 mm lens

Secondary Camera

VGA

2.1 MP, [email protected], HDR

Video

Yes, [email protected], video stabilization, HDR

[email protected], HDR, stereo sound rec., video stabilization

Camera Features

  • Geo-tagging
  • Touch focus
  • Face and smile detection
  • Image stabilization
  • HDR
  • Sweep panorama
  • Sony Exmor RS for mobile image sensor

Continuous shooting and VideoPic, Slow motion video recording with variable speed playback, HTC Zoe™ with HTC Zoe™ Highlights and HTC Zoe™ Share

Retouch with Object Removal, Group Retouch, and Sequence Shot.

Sound Enhancement

SNS integration, Clear bass, Clear stereo and Clear Phase

HTC BoomSound, Dual frontal stereo speakers with built-in amplifiers, Beats Audio, HDR Microphone and Sense Voice.

Audio supported formats

MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV player

Playback: .aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .wma (Windows Media Audio 9)

Recording: .amr

Video supported formats

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

Playback: .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv (Windows Media Video 9), .avi (MP4 ASP and MP3)

Recording: .mp4

Battery Capacity

Removable Li-Ion 1750 mAh battery

2300 mAh

Available Colors

Black, White, Red

Gray, White

Messaging

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

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

Browser

HTML

HTML, Adobe Flash

Radio

Stereo FM radio with RDS

Stereo FM radio with RDS

GPS

Yes, with A-GPS support

A-GPS support

Java

Yes, via Java MIDP emulator

Java MIDP emulator

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)
  • Beats Audio
  • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
  • Dropbox (25 GB storage)
  • TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
  • SNS integration
  • Google Search
  • Maps
  • Gmail,
  • YouTube
  • Calendar
  • Google Talk
  • Document viewer/editor
  • Voice memo/dial/commands
  • Predictive text input.

Image Courtesy: sonymobile.com, anandtech.com

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