Phone Comparison - Apple iPhone 4 vs Sony Xperia SL vs HTC Desire 600 Dual SIM

general General Info

Manufacturer Apple Sony HTC
Announced June 2010 August 2012 May 2013
Status Available - June 2010 Released - September 2012 Available - June 2013
Colors Black, White White, Black, Gray Black, Silver
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm
(4.54 x 2.31 x 0.37 in)
128 x 64 x 10.6 mm
(5.04 x 2.52 x 0.42 in)
134.8 x 67 x 9.26 mm
(5.31 x 2.64 x 0.36 in)
Weight 137 g (4.83 oz) 144 g (5.08 oz) 130 g (4.59 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 900 / 2100
Messaging SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail

hardware Hardware and OS

OS iOS 4, upgradable to iOS 5 Android OS, v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Android OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)
Processor 1 GHz Cortex-A8, Apple A4 Dual-core 1.7 GHz, Qualcomm MSM8260 Snapdragon Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A5, Qualcomm MSM8625Q Snapdragon 200
GPU PowerVR SGX535 Adreno 220 Adreno 203
RAM 512 MB 1 GB 2 GB
Internal Memory 8/16/32 GB storage 32 GB storage 8 GB
External Memory No No No

display Display

Type LED-backlit IPS TFT, capacitive touchscreen LED-backlit LCD, capacitive touchscreen Super LCD2 capacitive touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 3.5 inches 4.3 inches 4.5 inches
Resolution 640 x 960 pixels (330 ppi) 720 x 1280 pixels (342 ppi) 540 x 960 pixels (245 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 53.92% 62.05% 61.69%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

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

camera Camera

Rear Camera 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels 12 MP, 4000x3000 pixels 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels
Flash LED flash LED flash LED flash
Features Auto focus, Touch Focus, Geo-tagging, HDR Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face And Smile Detection, 3D Sweep Panorama, Image Stabilization Auto Focus, 1/3.2' sensor size, 1.4┬Ám pixel size, geo-tagging, face and smile detection
Video Yes, 720p@30fps, LED video light, geo-tagging Yes, 1080p@30fps, continuous autofocus, video light, video stabilizer Yes, 720p@30fps
Front Camera Yes, videocalling over Wi-Fi only [Similar] Yes, 1.3 MP, 720p@30fps [Similar] Yes, 1.6 MP [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 - 48 kbps Up to 86 kbps Yes
Edge Class 10, 236.8 kbps Up to 237 kbps Yes
3G HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps HSDPA, 14.4 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP Yes, v2.1 with A2DP, EDR Yes, v4.0 with A2DP
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
USB Yes, v2.0 Yes, microUSB v2.0, USB On-the-go support Yes, microUSB v2.0
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Browser HTML (Safari) HTML5, Adobe Flash HTML5

memory User Memory

Internal 8/16/32 GB storage, 512 MB RAM 32 GB storage, 1 GB RAM 8 GB, 2 GB RAM
Expandable Storage No No No
USB OTG - Supported -

Apps Sensors

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

battery Battery

Type Standard battery, Li-Po Standard battery, Li-Ion Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 1420 mAh 1750 mAh 1860 mAh
Stand by Up to 300 h (2G)
Up to 300 h (3G)
Up to 420 h Up to 539 h (2G)
Up to 577 h (3G)
Talk Time Up to 14 h (2G)
Up to 7 h (3G)
Up to 8 h 30 min Up to 11 h 20 min (2G)
Up to 11 h (3G)