Phone Comparison - LG Nexus 4 E960 vs Sony Xperia ion HSPA vs HTC One Mini

general General Info

Manufacturer LG Sony HTC
Announced October 2012 April 2012 July 2013
Status Available - November 2012 Available - June 2012 Available - August 2013
Colors Black Black, Red Black, Silver
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 133.9 x 68.7 x 9.1 mm
(5.27 x 2.7 x 0.36 in)
133 x 68 x 10.8 mm
(5.24 x 2.68 x 0.43 in)
132 x 63.2 x 9.3 mm
(5.2 x 2.49 x 0.37 in)
Weight 139.5 g (4.9.0.18 oz) 144 g (5.08 oz) 122 g (4.3 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100 - EMEA version
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - Asia version
HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 - AT&T version
4G Network - - LTE 800 / 1800 / 2600 - EMEA version
LTE 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 - Asia version
LTE 700 / 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - AT&T version
Messaging SMS, MMS, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v4.2 Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread), planned upgrade to v4.1 (Jelly Bean) Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
Processor Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait, Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon Dual-core 1.5 GHz, Qualcomm MSM8260 Snapdragon Dual-core 1.4 GHz Krait 300, Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
GPU Adreno 320, 400 MHz Adreno 220 Adreno 305
RAM 2 GB 1 GB 1 GB
Internal Memory 8/16 GB storage 13.2 GB (12.9 GB user-available memory) 16 GB
External Memory No microSD, up to 32 GB No

display Display

Type Capacitive touchscreen LED-backlit LCD, capacitive touchscreen Super LCD2 Capacitive Touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 4.7 inches 4.55 inches 4.3 inches
Resolution 768 x 1280 pixels (318 ppi) 720 x 1280 pixels (323 ppi) 720 x 1280 pixels (342 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 68.18% 63.02% 60.93%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

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

camera Camera

Rear Camera 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels 12 MP, 4000x3000 pixels 4 MP, 2688 x 1520 pixels
Flash LED flash LED flash LED flash
Features Auto focus, Touch Focus, Geo-tagging, Face Detection Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face And Smile Detection, 3D Sweep Panorama, Image Stabilization 1/3'' sensor size, 2┬Ám pixel size, geo-tagging, face and smile detection
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps Yes, 1080p@30fps, continuous autofocus, video light, video stabilizer Yes, 1080p@30fps, HDR
Front Camera Yes [Similar] Yes, 1.3 MP, 720p@30fps [Similar] Yes, 1.6 MP, 720p [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Yes Up to 86 kbps Yes
Edge Yes Up to 237 kbps Yes
3G HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps HSDPA, HSUPA, LTE
Bluetooth Yes, v3.0 with A2DP Yes, v2.1 with A2DP, EDR Yes, v4.0 with A2DP
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual band, DLNA
USB Yes, microUSB (MHL) v2.0 Yes, microUSB v2.0, USB Host Yes, microUSB v2.0
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Browser HTML5 HTML5, Adobe Flash HTML5

memory User Memory

Internal 8/16 GB storage, 2 GB RAM 13.2 GB (12.9 GB user-available memory), 1 GB RAM 16 GB, 1 GB RAM
Expandable Storage No microSD, up to 32 GB 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 supported NFC supported NFC not supported

battery Battery

Type Standard battery, Li-Po Non-removable Li-Ion Battery Non-removable, Li-Po Battery
Capacity 2100 mAh 1900 mAh 1800 mAh
Stand by Up to 390 hours (3G) Up to 400 h (2G)
Up to 350 h (3G)
Up to 500 h (2G)
Up to 692 h (3G)
Talk Time Up to 12 hours (3G) Up to 10 h (2G)
Up to 4 h (3G)
Up to 20 h 40 min (2G)
Up to 13 h 20 min (3G)