Difference between Sony Xperia S and Sony Xperia T

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 Sony Xperia T is another model by Sony that was released in August 2012. It was one of the first few models that Sony has released after its break-up with Ericsson. It is Sony's first smartphone built on Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 platform. It features a 4.55 inch screen with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. It runs on a Dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait Qualcomm MSM8260A Snapdragon with 1 GB of RAM. It features Android Ice Cream Sandwich (v4.0.4) out of the box but is upgradeable to Jelly Bean (v4.1).

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.

The Sony Xperia T is another model by Sony that was released in August 2012. It was one of the first few models that Sony has released after its break-up with Ericsson. It is Sony's first smartphone built on Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 platform. It features a 4.55 inch screen with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. It runs on a Dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait Qualcomm MSM8260A Snapdragon with 1 GB of RAM. It features Android Ice Cream Sandwich (v4.0.4) out of the box but is upgradeable to Jelly Bean (v4.1).

The phone also has a 13 MP primary camera with a 1.3 MP front camera. The phone is powered by a non-removable Li-Ion 1850 mAh battery. The phone also comes with pre-installed Sony apps called Walkman, and Movies. These are part of a pre-loaded software suite that allows for consuming and sharing a vast library of multimedia content.

Sony Xperia T has gotten very popular as it had been featured as James Bond's phone in the 2012 film, Skyfall. In fact, in some European countries, especially the UK, the phone is actually marketed as the Bond Phone.

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

 

Sony Xperia S

Sony Xperia T

Launch Date

February 2012

August 29, 2012

Company

Sony

Sony Corporation

Size

128.0 x 64.0 x 10.6 mm

129.4 x 67.3 x 9.4 mm

Display

4.3-inch scratch-resistant TFT touchscreen

4.55 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Screen

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

720 x 1280 pixels, (~323 ppi pixel density)

Protection

Shatter proof sheet on scratch-resistant glass

Shatter proof and scratch-resistant glass

Weight

144 grams

139g

2G Network

GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

3G Network

UMTS HSPA 850, 900, 1900, 2100

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100

4G Network

N/A

No

GUI

Timescape UI

Timescape UI

CPU speed

1.5 GHz Qualcomm Dual-core processor

Dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait

GPU

Adreno 220

Adreno 225

OS

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

Android OS, v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich), planned upgrade to v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)

Chipset

Qualcomm MSM8260 Snapdragon

Qualcomm MSM8260A Snapdragon

RAM

1 GB

1 GB RAM

SIM Size

microSIM

microSIM

Internal Memory

32 GB

16 GB

Expandable Memory

N/A

Expandable up to 32 GB

Sensors

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

Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Connectivity

GSM GPRS Up to 86 kbps;

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

USB High speed 2.0 and Micro USB support, WiFi and WiFi Hotspot functionality, DLNA Certified, aGPS, WebKit web browser with Pan & zoom, Bluetooth technology, Native USB tethering, NFC, HDMI via MHL support, Synchronization via Exchange ActiveSync, SyncML, Microsoft, eCompass, Smart Connect

Data

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

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB, NFC

Speed

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

HSDPA, 42.2 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, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot

Bluetooth

Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, EDR

Yes, v3.1 with A2DP

USB

microUSB v2.0, USB On-the-go

Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL)

Primary Camera

12.1 MP autofocus rear camera

13 MP, 4128x3096 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

Secondary Camera

1.3 MP, 720 pixels front camera

1.3 MP, [email protected]

Video

HD video recording (1080p)

Yes, [email protected], video stabilization

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

Geo-tagging, Touch focus, Face detection, Image stabilization

Sound Enhancement

xLOUD Experience

Clear stereo and clear bass

3D surround sound

xLOUD Experience – audio filter technology

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Audio supported formats

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

MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV/Flac player

Video supported formats

3GPP, MP4

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

Battery Capacity

Non-removable Li-Ion 1750 mAh battery

Non-removable Li-Ion 1850 mAh battery

Talk time

2G: 7 hours 30 min

3G: 8 hours 30 min

Up to 7 hours

Stand-by

2G: 450 hours

3G: 420 hours

Up to 450 hours

Available Colors

Black, White

Black, White, Silver

Messaging

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

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

Browser

HTML5, Adobe Flash

HTML5

Radio

Stereo FM radio with RDS

Stereo FM radio with RDS

GPS

GPS with A-GPS support and GLONASS

Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS

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
  • 50 GB of Cloud storage (time limited offer)
  • SNS integration
  • TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
  • Document viewer
  • Photo viewer/editor
  • Voice memo/dial
  • Predictive text input
  • TrackID music recognition
  • xLOUD Experience – audio filter technology
  • FM Radio with RDS
  • 3.5 mm audio jack for headphones
  • Audio playback, supported formats: MP3, 3GPP, MP4, SMF, WAV, OTA, Ogg vorbis, FLAC
  • Audio recording, supported formats: 3GPP, MP4, AMR
  • PlayStation Certified
  • 3D and Motion gaming
  • Timescape with Twitter integrated
  • Sony Entertainment Network (selected markets only)
  • Clear audio and clear bass
  • Headphone surround sound
  • TV launcher
  • Facebook with Xperia
  • "WALKMAN" app
  • "Movies" app

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