Difference between Sony Xperia J and Karbonn Titanium S5

Key difference: Xperia J was announced in October 2012 as a cheaper variant of the Xperia T, resulting in the phone sporting a similar design to the T. The Xperia J features a 4-inch scratch-resistant TFT touchscreen that offers a pixel density of 245. The Karbonn Titanium S5 sports a 5.0 inch display with a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels. It runs on a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon Quad Core Processor and 1 GB of RAM.

Xperia is a well known brand of smartphones that are a part of the Sony Mobile. The Xperia brand was initially a collaboration with Ericsson but has since then been dissolved. Now, Sony has single handedly taken it upon itself to ship out new phones, while maintaining the level of quality and design of the older versions. In order to garner response for its new line of smartphones, the company started marketing the Sony Xperia T as the Bond phone, which is featured in the movie Skyfall. Xperia J is the shy, younger brother of the Bond phone, and is also cheap to boot.

The Xperia J was announced in October 2012 as a cheaper variant of the Xperia T, resulting in the phone sporting a similar design to the T. The Xperia J features a 4-inch scratch-resistant TFT touchscreen that offers a pixel density of 245. The pixel density is the not the best among the contenders, but that does not hinder the high-res display that is visible on the phone. The display shows quite smart and sharp images, with very accurate color representation. The display also has excellent viewing angles and does is less reflective under sunlight.

The design of the phone is also quite similar to Xperia T. The phone comes with a plastic chassis that has a sturdy built. The Xperia J has an arched back similar to Xperia Arc series, which is pleasing to hold and grip. The silver plastic lining that graces the other Xperia series has been shifted to the bottom and acts as a second LED indicator during calls. The phone is also quite light, weighing only 124 grams. The Timescape UI is very similar to the original Google Android UI and basically seems like cheap imitations. The phone has three capacitive buttons on the bottom of the screen, Back, Home and Menu buttons. The buttons are placed on the far bottom of the device, making it more prone for the user to drop the device. The top of the device houses the 3.5mm jack, while the left side has the USB/charging port. The right side of the device is quite busy with the power/lock key on the top right hand and the volume rocker just below the power key.

The device is powered by 1 GHz Qualcomm processor and only 512 MB, which makes the device a little glitch and lagging when trying to shift screens as well as switch apps. The device, when not multitasking and doing basic functions, still lags a little. The device comes with 4 GB of internal space, of which only 2 GB is available to the user. This is very little compared to phones that are offering 8/16/32 and even 64 GB. However, the company has provided a SD card slot that allows users to expand memory by another 32 GB.

The device houses a 5 MP rear camera with autofocus feature. Just above it, a LED flash light can also be found. However, the front camera and the video recording capabilities are a little disappointing. Both, the front camera and video recording are VGA, which does provide the best resolution. The 5 MP camera is pretty decent, but if you have gotten used to the high-res 8 and 12 MP cameras, this camera will not at all be pleasing. The camera takes decent photos, but it isn’t sharp, clear or even HD for that matter. However, the phone does come with juice, 1750 mAh to be exact. This ensures that the phone last a couple of days when not in constant use and at least a full day when working with it all day. The company does offer features such as Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth and USB, but it does not offer NFC capabilities.

Karbonn has released its own quad-core phone: the Titanium S5. This is the company’s successor to the Titanium S1. The Karbonn Titanium S5 sports a 5.0 inch display with a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels. It runs on a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon Quad Core Processor and 1 GB of RAM. It is a Dual-SIM phone that comes with Android OS v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean). It also has an internal memory of 4 GB. The phone has an 8 MP primary camera and a 2 MP secondary camera.

The phone comes with a limited amount of basic features and also includes CLID with Photo and Karbonn Apps Plaza. There are no high-end features to the camera, but it does manage to take a decent picture. If a person is looking for a no-nonsense phone with the basic purpose of clicking pictures, making calls, having a video conference, this phone is perfect. The best part, it has a very low price tag of just a little of INR 11,000, making it perfect for the people that do have expensive budgets.

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


Sony Xperia J

Karbonn Titanium S5

Launch Date

October 2012

March 2013





124.3 x 61.2 x 9.2 mm

66 x 134.6 x 9.25 mm


4-inch scratch-resistant TFT touchscreen

5.0 inches IPS qHD multi-touch capacitive touch display


480 x 854 pixels (~245 ppi pixel density), 16 million colors

540 x 960 pixels, 16M colors


Corning Gorilla Glass



124 grams


2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

GSM 900 / 1800 - SIM 1 & SIM 2

3G Network

HSDPA 900 / 2100 - ST26i

HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 - ST26a

HSDPA 2100

4G Network




Timescape UI

Custom UI

CPU speed

1 GHz Qualcomm processor

Qualcomm Snap Dragon Quad Core Processor with Speed 1.2 GHz


Adreno 200



Google Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)

Android OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)


Qualcomm MSM7227A Snapdragon

Qualcomm Snapdragon


512 MB


SIM Size


Dual SIM (Mini-SIM)

Internal Memory

4 GB (2 GB available to user)

4 GB

Expandable Memory

Up to 32 GB

microSD, up to 32 GB


Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Magnetometer

Proximity Sensor, Acceleration Sensor, Light Sensor


GSM GPRS Up to 86 kbps (download). Up to 86 kbps (upload); GSM EDGE Up to 237 kbps (download). Up to 237 kbps (upload); microUSB v2.0; DLNA; Wi-Fi hotspot; Wi-Fi; Bluetooth

3G , Bluetooth 4.0 , Wi-Fi , USB 2.0, GSM/GPRS/EDGE


GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth and USB.

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB


HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps

GSM/GPRS/EDGE 900/1800/1900

HSPA 2100 MHz



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

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


Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, EDR

Yes, with A2DP


microUSB v2.0

Yes, microUSB v2.0

Primary Camera

5 MP 2592х1944 pixels rear camera

8.0 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, Auto Focus Camera with powerful flash light

Secondary Camera

VGA (0.3 MP) front camera

Yes, 2 MP




Camera Features

  • Autofocus
  • LED Flash
  • Geo-tagging
  • Touch focus
  • Image stabilization
  • 4x digital zoom
  • Auto Focus

Sound Enhancement

xLOUD Experience

Clear Stereo


Audio supported formats

MP3/ eAAC+/ WMA/ WAV player


Video supported formats

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

H.263 H.264 AVI 3GP MP4

Battery Capacity

Removable Li-Ion 1750 mAh battery

2000 mAh battery

Talk time

2G: 5 hours 36 min

3G: 607 hours



2G: 7 hours 18 min

3G: 618 hours


Available Colors

Black, White, Pink, Gold

White, Deep Blue


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

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


HTML5, Adobe Flash



Stereo FM radio with RDS

FM radio


GPS with A-GPS support

Yes, with A-GPS support


Java via Java MIDP emulator


Additional Features

  • Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine
  • Handwriting recognition
  • Google Talk
  • Twitter™ (Timescape™ integration)
  • Conference calls
  • SNS integration
  • 50 GB of Cloud storage
  • Document viewer
  • Voice memo/dial
  • Predictive text input
  • SNS integration
  • Organizer
  • Document viewer
  • Google Search, Maps, Gmail, Youtube, Calendar, Google Talk
  • Voice memo/dial
  • Predictive text input
  • Voice recorder
  • CLID with Photo
  • Karbonn Apps Plaza

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