Phone Comparison - Samsung Galaxy Nexus vs Sony Xperia SX SO-05D

Samsung Galaxy Nexus
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Sony Xperia SX SO-05D
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general General Info

Manufacturer Samsung Sony
Announced October 2011 May 2012
Status Available - November 2011 Available - September 2012
Colors Black Black, White, Pink, Orange
Form Factor Candybar Candybar
Dimension 135.5 x 67.9 x 8.9 mm
(5.33 x 2.67 x 0.35 in)
115 x 54 x 9.4 mm
(4.53 x 2.13 x 0.37 in)
Weight 135 g (4.76 oz) 95 g (3.35 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA
4G Network LTE 700 (region specific) LTE 2100
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Android OS, v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Processor Dual-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A9 CPU, TI OMAP 4460 chipset [Similar] Dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait, Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon [Similar]
GPU No [Similar] Adreno 225 [Similar]
RAM 1 GB [Browse Similar] 1GB [Browse Similar]
Internal Memory 16/32GB storage 8 GB storage
External Memory No microSD, up to 32 GB

display Display

Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen LED-backlit LCD, capacitive touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 4.65 inches [Similar] 3.7 inches [Similar]
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels (316 ppi) [Similar] 540 x 960 pixels (298 ppi) [Similar]
Screen-to-Body Ratio 64.72% 60.65%
Multi-Touch yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes yes
Radio No TBD
Games Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable
Loud Speaker yes yes

camera Camera

Rear Camera 5 MP, 2592x1936 pixels [Similar] 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels [Similar]
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
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps Yes, 1080p@30fps, continuous autofocus, video light, video stabilizer
Front Camera Yes, 1.3 MP [Similar] Yes, 1.3 MP, 720p@30fps [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Yes Up to 86 kbps
Edge Yes Up to 237 kbps
3G HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE HSDPA, 14.4 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, 25 Mbps UL, 75 Mbps DL
Bluetooth Yes, v3.0 with A2DP Yes, v3.1 with A2DP
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
USB Yes, v2.0 microUSB Yes, microUSB (MHL) v2.0
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support, barometer sensor Yes, with A-GPS support
Browser HTML HTML5, Adobe Flash

memory User Memory

Internal 16/32GB storage, 1 GB RAM 8 GB storage, 1GB 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 supported NFC not supported

battery Battery

Type Standard battery, Li-Ion Standard battery, Li-Ion
Capacity 1750 mAh 1500 mAh
Stand by Up to 290 h (2G)
Up to 270 h (3G)
Up to 240 h (2G)
Up to 280 h (3G)
Talk Time Up to 17 h 40 min (2G)
Up to 8 h 20 min (3G)
Up to 6 h (2G)
Up to 5 h 50 min (3G)
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