Phone Comparison - Sony Xperia ion LTE vs Amazon Kindle Fire

Sony Xperia ion LTE
sony xperia ion lte
Amazon Kindle Fire
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general General Info

Manufacturer Sony Amazon
Announced January 2012 September 2011
Status Available - June 2012 Available - November 2011
Colors Black, White Black
Form Factor Candybar Candybar
Dimension 133 x 68 x 10.8 mm
(5.24 x 2.68 x 0.43 in)
190 x 120 x 11.4 mm
(7.48 x 4.72 x 0.45 in)
Weight 144 g (5.08 oz) 413 g (14.57 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 N/A
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 N/A
4G Network LTE 700 MHz Class 17 / 1700 / 2100 -
Messaging SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM , Push Mail, EMail, IM

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread), v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), planned upgrade to v4.1 (Jelly Bean) Android OS, v2.3 (customized)
Processor Dual-core 1.5 GHz, Qualcomm MSM8260 Snapdragon [Similar] Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9, TI OMAP 4430 [Similar]
GPU Adreno 220 [Similar] PowerVR SGX540 [Similar]
RAM 1 GB [Browse Similar] 512 MB [Browse Similar]
Internal Memory 16 GB 8 GB storage
External Memory microSD, up to 32 GB No

display Display

Type LED-backlit LCD, capacitive touchscreen IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 4.55 inches [Similar] 7.0 inches [Similar]
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels (323 ppi) [Similar] 1024 x 600 pixels (170 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 63.02% 60.16%
Multi-Touch yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

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

camera Camera

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

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Up to 86 kbps No
Edge Up to 237 kbps No
3G HSDPA, 21.1 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL No
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP, EDR No
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0, USB On-the-go Yes
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS No
Browser HTML5, Adobe Flash HTML (Amazon Silk)

memory User Memory

Internal 16 GB, 1 GB RAM 8GB storage, 512 MB RAM
Expandable Storage microSD, up to 32 GB No
USB OTG Supported -

Apps Sensors

Fingerprint fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported
Proximity Sensor proximity sensor present proximity sensor not present
Accelerometer Sensor accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present
NFC NFC supported NFC not supported

battery Battery

Type Non-removable Li-Ion Battery Non-removable Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 1900 mAh 4400 mAh
Stand by Up to 400 h (2G)
Up to 350 h (3G)
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Talk Time Up to 10 h (2G)
Up to 4 h (3G)
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