Phone Comparison - Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY vs HTC Desire S

Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY
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HTC Desire S
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general General Info

Manufacturer Sony Ericsson HTC
Announced February 2011 February 2011
Status Available - March 2011 Available - March 2011
Colors Black, White, Stealth Blue (for Play 4G), Orange Black, Red
Form Factor Candybar Candybar
Dimension 119 x 62 x 16 mm
(4.69 x 2.44 x 0.63 in )
115 x 59.8 x 11.6 mm
(4.53 x 2.35 x 0.46 in)
Weight 175 g (6.17 oz) 130 g (4.59 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100
HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 / 800
HSDPA 900 / 2100
Messaging SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v2.3.4 (Gingerbread), planned upgrade to v4.0 Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread), upgradable to v2.3.5
Processor 1 GHz Scorpion, Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon [Similar] 1 GHz Scorpion, Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon [Similar]
GPU Adreno 205 [Similar] Adreno 205 [Similar]
RAM 512 MB [Browse Similar] 768 MB [Browse Similar]
Internal Memory 400 MB 1.1 GB ROM
External Memory microSD, up to 32GB, 8GB included microSD, up to 32GB

display Display

Type LED-backlit LCD, capacitive touchscreen S-LCD capacitive touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 4.0 inches [Similar] 3.7 inches [Similar]
Resolution 480 x 854 pixels (245 ppi) [Similar] 480 x 800 pixels (252 ppi) [Similar]
Screen-to-Body Ratio 59.72% 56.73%
Multi-Touch yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

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

camera Camera

Rear Camera 5 MP, 2592х1944 pixels [Similar] 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels [Similar]
Flash LED flash LED flash
Features Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Image Stabilization Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch-focus, Image Stabilization
Video Yes, 720p Yes, 720p@30fps
Front Camera Yes [Similar] Yes, VGA [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Yes Up to 114 kbps
Edge Yes Up to 560 kbps
3G HSDPA, HSUPA HSDPA, 14.4 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP Yes, v2.1 with A2DP, EDR
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0 Yes, microUSB v2.0
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support Yes, with A-GPS support
Browser WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML, Adobe Flash Lite HTML, Adobe Flash

memory User Memory

Internal 400 MB, 512 MB RAM 1.1 GB ROM, 768 MB RAM
Expandable Storage microSD, up to 32GB, 8GB included microSD, up to 32GB

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 not supported

battery Battery

Type Standard battery, Li-Ion Standard battery, Li-Ion
Capacity 1500 mAh 1450 mAh
Stand by Up to 425 h (2G)
Up to 413 h (3G)
Up to 430 h (2G)
Up to 455 h (3G)
Talk Time Up to 8 h 25 min (2G)
Up to 6 h 25 min (3G)
Up to 9 h 50 min (2G)
Up to 7 h 10 min (3G)
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