Difference between Sony Xperia S and LG Optimus F5

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 LG Optimus F5 features a 4.3 inch screen and will run on Android v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean). It is built with a Dual-core 1.2 GHz processor, 1GB of RAM and a 5MP camera.

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.

A popular series of smartphones by LG Electronics is the LG Optimus. Some of the newer phones under this brand include LG Optimus G, LG Optimus L5, LG Optimus L7, etc. On, February 21, 2013, LG announced the new sub category in the LG Optimus lineup, the F series, namely LG Optimus F5 and LG Optimus F7.

The LG Optimus F5 features a 4.3 inch screen and will run on Android v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean). It is built with a Dual-core 1.2 GHz processor, 1GB of RAM and a 5MP camera. It has a built in storage capacity of 8 GB. It will have 4G and NFC capabilities.

The LG Optimus F5 is essentially an entry-market phone for those who want to try the LG brand, but do not want to or cannot spend more for the LG Optimus G or the G Pro.

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


Sony Xperia S

LG Optimus F5

Launch Date

February 2012

Announced February 2013

Expected release Q2/2013



LG Electronics


128.0 x 64.0 x 10.6 mm

126 x 64.5 x 9.3 mm (4.96 x 2.54 x 0.37 in)


4.3-inch scratch-resistant TFT touchscreen

IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors


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

540 x 960 pixels, 4.3 inches (~256 ppi pixel density)


Shatter proof sheet on scratch-resistant glass



144 grams


2G Network

GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

3G Network

UMTS HSPA 850, 900, 1900, 2100

HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100

4G Network




Timescape UI


CPU speed

1.5 GHz Qualcomm Dual-core processor

Dual-core 1.2 GHz


Adreno 220



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

Android OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)


Qualcomm MSM8260 Snapdragon



1 GB


SIM Size



Internal Memory

32 GB

8 GB

Expandable Memory


microSD, up to 32 GB


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

Accelerometer, proximity, compass


GSM GPRS Up to 86 kbps;

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

Network, Bluetooth Version, Mobile Hotspot, Wi-Fi Connectivity, GPS, 4G LTE Network, 802.11b/g/n, ,


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



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



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

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


Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, EDR



microUSB v2.0, USB On-the-go

microUSB v2.0

Primary Camera

12.1 MP autofocus rear camera

5 MP, 2592x1944 pixels

Secondary Camera

1.3 MP, 720 pixels front camera

1.3 MP


HD video recording (1080p)

Yes (details TBA)

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


Sound Enhancement

xLOUD Experience

Clear stereo and clear bass

3D surround sound

SNS integration

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Audio supported formats

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

MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+ player

Video supported formats


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

Battery Capacity

Non-removable Li-Ion 1750 mAh battery

Li-Ion 2150 mAh battery

Talk time

2G: 7 hours 30 min

3G: 8 hours 30 min



2G: 450 hours

3G: 420 hours


Available Colors

Black, White

Black, White


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

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


HTML5, Adobe Flash



Stereo FM radio with RDS



GPS with A-GPS support and GLONASS

with A-GPS support


Java via Java MIDP emulator

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
  • Document viewer
  • Organizer
  • Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk
  • Voice memo/dial/commands
  • Predictive text input

Image Courtesy: sonymobile.com, unleashthephones.com

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