Phone Comparison - Apple iPhone 4 vs Sony Xperia L

Apple iPhone 4
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Sony Xperia L
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general General Info

Manufacturer Apple Sony
Announced June 2010 March 2013
Status Available - June 2010 Available - May 2013
Colors Black, White Black, White, Red
Form Factor Candybar Candybar
Dimension 115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm
(4.54 x 2.31 x 0.37 in )
128.7 x 65 x 9.7 mm
(5.07 x 2.56 x 0.38 in)
Weight 137 g (4.83 oz) 137 g (4.83 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 900 / 2100
HSDPA 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
Messaging SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM

hardware Hardware and OS

OS iOS 4, upgradable to iOS 5 Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean)
Processor 1 GHz Cortex-A8, Apple A4 [Similar] Dual-core 1 GHz, Qualcomm MSM8230 Snapdragon [Similar]
GPU PowerVR SGX535 [Similar] Adreno 305 [Similar]
RAM 512 MB [Browse Similar] 1 GB [Browse Similar]
Internal Memory 8/16/32 GB storage 8 GB (5.8 GB user available)
External Memory No microSD, up to 32 GB

display Display

Type LED-backlit IPS TFT, capacitive touchscreen TFT capacitive touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 3.5 inches [Similar] 4.3 inches [Similar]
Resolution 640 x 960 pixels (330 ppi) 480 x 854 pixels (228 ppi) [Similar]
Screen-to-Body Ratio 53.92% 60.81%
Multi-Touch yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes yes
Radio No Stereo FM radio with RDS
Games Yes + downloadable Yes + Downloadable
Loud Speaker yes yes

camera Camera

Rear Camera 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels [Similar] 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels [Similar]
Flash LED flash LED flash
Features Auto focus, Touch Focus, Geo-tagging, HDR Face and Smile Detection, Auto Focus, Geo-tagging, HDR for Picture and Movie, Image Stabilizer, Self-timer, Image Sensor, Red-eye Reduction, Sweep Panorama, Touch Focus, Smile Shutter, White Balance, Metering, Image Editor
Video Yes, 720p@30fps, LED video light, geo-tagging Yes, 720p@30fps, video stabilization, HDR
Front Camera Yes, videocalling over Wi-Fi only [Similar] Yes, VGA [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 - 48 kbps Up to 86 kbps
Edge Class 10, 236.8 kbps Up to 237 kbps
3G HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP Yes, v4.0 with A2DP
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
USB Yes, v2.0 Yes, microUSB v2.0
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support Yes, with A-GPS support
Browser HTML (Safari) HTML

memory User Memory

Internal 8/16/32 GB storage, 512 MB RAM 8 GB (5.8 GB user available), 1 GB RAM
Expandable Storage No microSD, up to 32 GB

Apps Sensors

Fingerprint fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported
Proximity Sensor proximity sensor present proximity sensor present
Accelerometer Sensor accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present
NFC NFC not supported NFC supported

battery Battery

Type Standard battery, Li-Po Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 1420mAh 1750 mAh
Stand by Up to 300 h (2G)
Up to 300 h (3G)
Up to 498 h (2G)
Up to 454 h (3G)
Talk Time Up to 14 h (2G)
Up to 7 h (3G)
Up to 8 h 30 min (2G)
Up to 9 h (3G)
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