• Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY vs Apple iPhone 5 vs Samsung I9500 Galaxy S4

Phone Comparison - Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY vs Apple iPhone 5 vs Samsung I9500 Galaxy S4

general General Info

Manufacturer Sony Ericsson Apple Samsung
Announced February 2011 September 2012 March 2013
Status Available - March 2011 Available - September 2012 Available - April 2013
Colors Black, White, Stealth Blue (for Play 4G), Orange Black, White White Frost, Black Mist
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 119 x 62 x 16 mm
(4.69 x 2.44 x 0.63 in )
123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm
(4.87 x 2.31 x 0.3 in)
136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm
(5.38 x 2.75 x 0.31 in)
Weight 175 g (6.17 oz) 112 g (3.95 oz) 130 g (4.59 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO - for Verizon
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100
HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 / 800
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network - LTE 700 MHz Class 17 / 2100 - for AT&T LTE (Dependent on Country)
Messaging SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, EMail, IM

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v2.3.4 (Gingerbread), planned upgrade to v4.0 iOS 6 Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
Processor 1 GHz Scorpion, Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon Dual-core 1.2 GHz, Apple A6 Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7, Exynos 5 Octa 5410
GPU Adreno 205 PowerVR SGX 543MP3 PowerVR SGX 544MP3
RAM 512 MB 1 GB 2 GB
Internal Memory 400 MB 16/32/64 GB storage 16/32/64 GB storage
External Memory microSD, up to 32GB, 8GB included No microSD, up to 64 GB

display Display

Type LED-backlit LCD, capacitive touchscreen LED-backlit IPS TFT, capacitive touchscreen Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 4.0 inches 4.0 inches 5.0 inches
Resolution 480 x 854 pixels (245 ppi) 640 x 1136 pixels (326 ppi) 1080 x 1920 pixels (441 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 59.72% 60.84% 72.15%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

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

camera Camera

Rear Camera 5 MP, 2592х1944 pixels 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, Backside Illumin 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels
Flash LED flash LED flash LED flash
Features Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Image Stabilization Touch Focus, Geo-tagging, Face Detection, HDR Auto focus, Dual Shot, Simultaneous HD Video And Image Recording, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face And Smile Detection, Image Stabilization, HDR
Video Yes, 720p Yes, 1080p@30fps, LED video light, video stabilization, geo-tagging, face detection Yes, 1080p@30fps, dual-video rec.
Front Camera Yes [Similar] Yes, 1.2 MP, 720p@30fps, face detection, [Similar] Yes, 2 MP,1080p@30fps, dual video call [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Yes Yes Yes
Edge Yes Yes Yes
3G HSDPA, HSUPA DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, LTE, 73 Mbps; Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps HSDPA, 42.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP Yes, v4.0 with A2DP Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, EDR, LE
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Plus Cellular Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0 Yes, Lightning Port Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL 2), USB On-the-go, USB Host
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Browser WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML, Adobe Flash Lite HTML (Safari) HTML5, Adobe Flash

memory User Memory

Internal 400 MB, 512 MB RAM 16/32/64 GB storage, 1 GB RAM 16/32/64 GB storage, 2 GB RAM
Expandable Storage microSD, up to 32GB, 8GB included No microSD, up to 64 GB
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 not supported NFC supported

battery Battery

Type Standard battery, Li-Ion Standard battery, Li-Po Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 1500 mAh 1440 mAh 2600 mAh
Stand by Up to 425 h (2G)
Up to 413 h (3G)
Up to 225 h Up to 350 h
Talk Time Up to 8 h 25 min (2G)
Up to 6 h 25 min (3G)
Up to 8 h Up to 17 h