Difference between Sony Xperia J and Xolo Q800

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 Xolo Q800 is a Quad-core 1.2 GHz smartphone powered by MTK MT6589 and a 1 GB RAM. The phone runs on Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean). It features a 4.5 inch screen with a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels.

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.

Xolo is a subsidy of Lava, a technology and mobile phone company based in India. In addition to making handsets for the Indian Market, Lava has various other segments under its banner, such as tablets, datacards and routers. As the India market is very price sensitive, Lava has had to produce an affordable range of phones. The Android based smartphones of the company are mainly released under two of its brands: Iris and Xolo.

Xolo came around when Lava tied up with Intel to release the Intel based smartphone, the Intel AZ510 in India. The phone was branded as Xolo X900. The brand endured and now handles Lava’s mid-range Android-based smartphones. The Xolo Q800 is one such hone that Lava has recently released into the market.

The Xolo Q800 is a Quad-core 1.2 GHz smartphone powered by MTK MT6589 and a 1 GB RAM. The phone runs on Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean). It features a 4.5 inch screen with a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels. It has an internal memory of 4GB and an expandable memory that is upgradeable up to 32GB. It also features an 8 MP camera with BSI sensor and a 1 MP secondary front-facing camera for video calling.

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


Sony Xperia J


Launch Date

October 2012

March 2013



Xolo, a subsidy of Lava


124.3 x 61.2 x 9.2 mm

135.5 x 67 x 9.6 mm


4-inch scratch-resistant TFT touchscreen

4.5 inches IPS qHD touch screen


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

540 x 960 pixels, (~245 ppi pixel density) 16M colors


Corning Gorilla Glass



124 grams

143.5 g

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

GSM 850/900/1800/1900

3G Network

HSDPA 900 / 2100 - ST26i

HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 - ST26a

UMTS/HSPA: 900/2100

4G Network




Timescape UI

Custom UI

CPU speed

1 GHz Qualcomm processor

1.2 GHz, Quad Core


Adreno 200

PowerVR SGX544


Google Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)

Android v4.1 (Jelly Bean)


Qualcomm MSM7227A Snapdragon

MTK MT6589


512 MB

1 GB

SIM Size



Internal Memory

4 GB (2 GB available to user)

4 GB

Expandable Memory

Up to 32 GB

Yes, up to 32 GB


Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Magnetometer

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Magnetometer, Ambient light sensor, Proximity 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

USB 2.0, Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi, GPS


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

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB


HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps

HSPA+ up to 21 Mbps (DL); HSPA+ up to 5.7 Mbps (UL)


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

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n


Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, EDR

Yes, v2.0


microUSB v2.0

Yes, v2.0

Primary Camera

5 MP 2592х1944 pixels rear camera

8 MP, 720p

Secondary Camera

VGA (0.3 MP) front camera

1 MP



Full HD 1080p@30fps

Camera Features

  • Autofocus
  • LED Flash
  • Geo-tagging
  • Touch focus
  • Image stabilization
  • 4x digital zoom
  • Flash support
  • Auto focus
  • Burst Mode
  • Auto, Normal, Night, Sunset, Party, Portrait, Landscape, Night portrait, Theatre, Beach, Snow, Steady Photo, Fireworks, Sports, and Candle Light mode.

Sound Enhancement

xLOUD Experience

Clear Stereo

2 Digital Microphones, Ambient Noise Cancellation

Audio supported formats

MP3/ eAAC+/ WMA/ WAV player


Video supported formats

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

MPEG4, H.263, H.264, Divx

Battery Capacity

Removable Li-Ion 1750 mAh battery

2100 mAh

Talk time

2G: 5 hours 36 min

3G: 607 hours

2G: 16 hours

3G: 10 hours


2G: 7 hours 18 min

3G: 618 hours

360 hours

Available Colors

Black, White, Pink, Gold



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

Yes with Assisted GPS


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
  • Document viewer
  • Video/photo editor
  • Voice memo/dial
  • Predictive text input
  • Google Search, Maps, Gmail, Youtube, Calendar, Google Talk
  • Smart Multitasking
  • large display
  • Camera with BSI sensor
  • Full HD 1080p@30fps playback
  • Gaming Experience
  • Jelly Bean

Image Courtesy: sonymobile.com, techotv.com

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