Phone Comparison - Sony Xperia ion vs Sony Xperia SL

Sony Xperia ion
sony xperia ion
Sony Xperia SL
sony xperia sl
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general General Info

Manufacturer Sony Sony
Announced January 2012 August 2012
Status Available - Q2 2012 Released - September 2012
Colors Black, White White, Black, Gray
Form Factor Candybar Candybar
Dimension 133 x 68 x 10.8 mm
(5.24 x 2.68 x 0.43 in)
128 x 64 x 10.6 mm
(5.04 x 2.52 x 0.42 in)
Weight 144 g (5.08 oz) 144 g (5.08 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE 700 / 1700 / 2100 -
Messaging SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread), planned upgrade to v4.0 Android OS, v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Processor Dual-core 1.5 GHz, Qualcomm MSM8260 Snapdragon [Similar] Dual-core 1.7 GHz, Qualcomm MSM8260 Snapdragon [Similar]
GPU Adreno 220 [Similar] Adreno 220 [Similar]
RAM 1 GB [Browse Similar] 1 GB [Browse Similar]
Internal Memory 16 GB 32 GB storage
External Memory microSD, up to 32GB No

display Display

Type LED-backlit LCD, capacitive touchscreen LED-backlit LCD, capacitive touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 4.55 inches [Similar] 4.3 inches [Similar]
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels (323 ppi) [Similar] 720 x 1280 pixels (342 ppi) [Similar]
Screen-to-Body Ratio 63.02% 62.05%
Multi-Touch yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes yes
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS Stereo FM radio with RDS
Games Yes Yes + Downloadable
Loud Speaker yes yes

camera Camera

Rear Camera 12 MP, 4000x3000 pixels [Similar] 12 MP, 4000x3000 pixels [Similar]
Flash LED flash LED flash
Features Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face And Smile Detection, 3D Sweep Panorama, Image Stabilization Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face And Smile Detection, 3D Sweep Panorama, Image Stabilization
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps, continuous autofocus, video light, video stabilizer Yes, 1080p@30fps, continuous autofocus, video light, video stabilizer
Front Camera Yes, 1.3 MP, 720p@30fps [Similar] Yes, 1.3 MP, 720p@30fps [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Up to 86 kbps Up to 86 kbps
Edge Up to 237 kbps Up to 237 kbps
3G HSDPA, 21.1 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL HSDPA, 14.4 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP, EDR Yes, v2.1 with A2DP, EDR
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0, HS, USB On-the-go support Yes, microUSB v2.0, USB On-the-go support
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Browser HTML5, Adobe Flash HTML5, Adobe Flash

memory User Memory

Internal 16 GB, 1 GB RAM 32 GB storage, 1 GB RAM
Expandable Storage microSD, up to 32GB No
USB OTG Supported Supported

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 supported

battery Battery

Type Standard battery, Li-Ion Standard battery, Li-Ion
Capacity 1900 mAh 1750 mAh
Stand by Up to 400 h (2G)
Up to 350 h (3G)
Up to 420 h
Talk Time Up to 10 h (2G)
Up to 4 h (3G)
Up to 8 h 30 min