Difference between Sony Xperia L and Samsung Galaxy S3

 

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 Samsung Galaxy S3 is a slate-format multi-touch smartphone that was launched in May 2012. The S3 sports a 4.8 HD Super AMOLED screen with corning gorilla glass 2. It is offered with Android v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and can be upgraded to 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean).

 

Technology is very dynamic and almost every year a bunch of new phones and tablets are available in the market. These are either new models or an upgrade to the previous ones. This ensures that everyone has new options to choose from. These smart phones have become a very important part of many people’s lives. It has allowed users to do everything on the go.

 

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.

 

Samsung is one of the key players in the smartphone market. Their innovative Galaxy line of phones and tablets has been making public loyal to the brand. The most popular phone of the Galaxy model is the S3. The Samsung Galaxy S3 is a slate-format multi-touch smartphone that was launched in May 2012. It is the successor of Galaxy S2 and Galaxy S but abandons the rectangular design of the predecessors and opts for more rounded corners making it resemble the Galaxy Nexus. The S3 sports a 4.8 HD Super AMOLED screen with corning gorilla glass 2. It is offered with Android v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and can be upgraded to 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean). The Galaxy S III has a polycarbonate plastic chassis and is available in a variety of different colors. The S3 supports a 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9 Quad-core processor, Mali-400MP GPU and 1 GB RAM. The S3 is available with 16 or 32 GB internal storage capacity, which can be expanded up to an additional 64 GB.

 

The phone boasts an 8 megapixel Auto Focus camera with flash, zero shutter lag and BSI. It also supports a 1.9 megapixel secondary camera that is capable of recording HD videos @30fps. When the phone was initially launched in May, the phone was considered to have been backed with innovative features and the TouchWiz "Nature UX" GUI was considered to be advanced. The GUI also included the “Water Lux” effect which can produce water ripples on contact. The phone also offered S Voice in response to Apple’s Siri, which enabled users to verbally control 20 functions on the phone. It was effectively considered as a iPhone killer. It also received additional publicity because of the ongoing patent infringement lawsuits against Apple.

 

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

 

 

Sony Xperia L

Samsung Galaxy S3

Launch Date

Q2 of 2013

May 2012

Company

Sony Corporation

Samsung Corporation

Size

128.7 x 65 x 9.7 mm

136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm

Display

TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

4.8 inch HD Super AMOLED

Screen

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

1280x720 pixels

Protection

Scratch-resistant glass

Corning Gorilla Glass 2,

oleophobic fingerprint-resistant coating.

Weight

137 g

133 g

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

2.5G (GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE): 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

3G Network

HSDPA 900 / 2100

HSDPA 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100

(HSPA 21Mbps): 850/900/1900/2100 MHz

4G Network

No

LTE availability depends on the market.

GUI

Sony UI

TouchWiz "Nature UX"

CPU speed

Dual-core 1 GHz

Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9

GPU

Adreno 305

Mali-400MP

OS

Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean)

Android OS, v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich), upgradeable to 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)

Chipset

Qualcomm MSM8230 Snapdragon

Exynos 4412 Quad

RAM

1 GB

1 GB

SIM Size

microSIM

microSIM

Internal Memory

8 GB (5.8 GB user available)

16/32/64 GB (The 64GB model has been discontinued)

Expandable Memory

Expandable up to 32 GB

microSD up to 64 GB

Sensors

Accelerometer, proximity, compass

Accelerometer, RGB light, digital compass, proximity, gyro, barometer

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

WiFi a/b/g/n, WiFi HT40, GPS/GLONASS, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0(LE), microUSB v2.0, USB On-the-go, wireless charging.

Data

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB, NFC

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

Speed

HSPA+

HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps

WLAN

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

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

Bluetooth

Yes, v4.0 with A2DP

Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, EDR.

USB

Yes, microUSB v2.0

micro-USB 2.0; USB On-the-go.

Primary Camera

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

8 megapixel Auto Focus camera with Flash & Zero Shutter Lag, BSI.

Secondary Camera

VGA

1.9 Mega pixel camera, HD recording @30fps with Zero Shutter Lag, BSI

Video

Yes, 720p@30fps, video stabilization, HDR

1080p@30fps, zero shutter lag.

Camera Features

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

Simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization. Burst shot & Best photo, Recording snapshot, HDR.

Sound Enhancement

SNS integration, Clear bass, Clear stereo and Clear Phase

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic.

Audio supported formats

MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV player

Audio Codec: MP3, AMR-NB/WB, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, OGG, FLAC, AC-3, apt-X.

Video supported formats

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

Video Codec: MPEG4, H.264, H.263, DivX, DivX3.11, VC-1, VP8, WMV7/8, Sorenson Spark Recording & Playback: Full HD (1080p).

Battery Capacity

Removable Li-Ion 1750 mAh battery

2100 mAh battery

Available Colors

Black, White, Red

Pebble blue, Marble white, Amber brown, Garnet red, Sapphire black, Titanium grey, La Fleur

Messaging

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

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

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 and GLONASS

Java

Yes, via Java MIDP emulator

Yes, via 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)
  • Voice natural language commands and dictation
  • Smart Stay eye tracking
  • Dropbox (50 GB storage)
  • TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
  • SNS integration
  • Organizer
  • Image/video editor
  • Document viewer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
  • Google Search
  • Maps
  • Gmail
  • YouTube
  • Calendar
  • Google Talk
  • Picasa
  • Voice memo/dial/commands
  • Predictive text input (Swype)

 

 

 

Image Courtesy: sonymobile.com

Image Courtesy: samsung.com

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