Difference between Sony Xperia S and Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra

Key difference: 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. The Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra features a 4.65 inch HD AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. The phone is powered by Dual-core 1.2 GHz processor on a MediaTek MTK 6577 and 1 GB of RAM. The phone has a width of 6.45mm, which has led the company to tout it as the thinnest smartphone on the market.

Sony is well-known electronics company that has made itself a popular manufacturer of smartphones. The company initially launched phones in collaboration with Ericsson, but it has parted ways with the company and has completely taken over the Xperia brand. 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.

Alcatel-Lucent is a global telecommunications equipment company based in Paris, France. It is best known for providing telecommunications solutions to service providers, enterprises, and governments around the world. In addition, they also focus on fixed phones, mobile phones, converged networking hardware, IP technologies, software, and services.

Among its many series of phones, one is the Alcatel One Touch, which is an Android based smartphone series. Some of the newest phones under the series are the Alcatel One Touch Idol, Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra and Alcatel One Touch Idol X.

The Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra features a 4.65 inch HD AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. The phone is powered by Dual-core 1.2 GHz processor on a MediaTek MTK 6577 and 1 GB of RAM. The phone runs on Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean).  Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra also features an 8 MP primary camera with digital zoom and LED flash, as well as 1.3 MP secondary front-facing camera for video calls. The phone comes with 16GB of internal storage, of which 13.3 GB is available to the user. The device also supports MicroSD to expand external usage up to 32 GB.

The phone has a width of 6.45mm, which has led the company to tout it as the thinnest smartphone on the market. However, to get this accolade of the ‘thinnest smartphone’, the device has had to compromise on some matters, such as the phone does not feature an audio jack. The phone does come with a USB to 3.5 mm jack adapter, which means that the USB port doubles as an audio port.

The information for the detailed table about the two phones has been taken from Sony Mobile website, the Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra website and GSMArena.com

 

Sony Xperia S

Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra

Launch Date

February 2012

Q2 2013

Company

Sony

Alcatel

Size

128.0 x 64.0 x 10.6 mm

134.4 x 68.5 x 6.5 mm (5.29 x 2.70 x 0.26 in)

Display

4.3-inch scratch-resistant TFT touchscreen

HD AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Screen

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

720 x 1280 pixels, 4.65 inches (~316 ppi pixel density)

Protection

Shatter proof sheet on scratch-resistant glass

Corning Glass – Oleophobic coating

Weight

144 grams

115 g (4.06 oz)

2G Network

GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

3G Network

UMTS HSPA 850, 900, 1900, 2100

HSDPA 900 / 2100

HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100

4G Network

N/A

No

GUI

Timescape UI

Custom UI

CPU speed

1.5 GHz Qualcomm Dual-core processor

Dual-core 1.2 GHz

GPU

Adreno 220

-

OS

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

Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean)

Chipset

Qualcomm MSM8260 Snapdragon

MTK 6577

RAM

1 GB

1 GB RAM

SIM Size

microSIM

Micro-SIM

Internal Memory

32 GB

16 GB (13.3 GB user available)

Expandable Memory

N/A

Yes, microSD up to

Sensors

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

Proximity sensor, Light sensor, G-sensor, E-compass

Connectivity

GSM GPRS Up to 86 kbps;

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

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct Hotspot, USB Modem Tethering: Plug and Play, Bluetooth 4.0, Micro USB 2.0 high speed, GPS with A-GPS

Data

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

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB

Speed

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

HSPA: 7.2Mbps downlink, 5.76 Mbps uplink

WLAN

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

Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, hot spot, Wi-fi direct

Bluetooth

Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, EDR

V4.0

USB

microUSB v2.0, USB On-the-go

Micro USB 2.0 high speed

Primary Camera

12.1 MP autofocus rear camera

8 MP,  LED Flash

Secondary Camera

1.3 MP, 720 pixels front camera

1.3 MP, HD 720p

Video

HD video recording (1080p)

[email protected]

Camera Features

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

Digital Zoom, LED Flash, Face and smile detection, Photographic filters, Panoramic and Matrix Style Pictures

Sound Enhancement

xLOUD Experience

Clear stereo and clear bass

3D surround sound

HD Sound enhancer

Audio supported formats

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

AAC, AAC+, AAC Enhanced, WB AMR, MP3, Midi

Video supported formats

3GPP, MP4

H.263, MPWG4, H.264

Battery Capacity

Non-removable Li-Ion 1750 mAh battery

Lithium-ion 1820 mAh

Talk time

2G: 7 hours 30 min

3G: 8 hours 30 min

2G: 16 hours

3G: 8.5 hours

Stand-by

2G: 450 hours

3G: 420 hours

2G: 700 hours

3G: 400 hours

Available Colors

Black, White

Black, Flash Red, Flash Yellow, Green, Blue, Pink

Messaging

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

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

Browser

HTML5, Adobe Flash

HTML

Radio

Stereo FM radio with RDS

Stereo FM radio with RDS

GPS

GPS with A-GPS support and GLONASS

Yes, with A-GPS support

Java

Java via Java MIDP emulator

Yes, via Java MIDP emulator

Additional Features

  • 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
  • Thinnest phone ever
  • No 3.5 mm audio jack, contain USB-to-audio jack adapter
  • Water repellent technology (P2i)
  • SNS integration
  • Document viewer
  • Photo viewer/editor
  • Organizer
  • Voice memo
  • Predictive text input

Image Courtesy: sonymobile.com, alcatelonetouch.com

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