Phone Comparison - Sony Xperia L vs Apple iPhone 5S

Sony Xperia L
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general General Info

Manufacturer Sony Apple
Announced March 2013 September 2013
Status Available - May 2013 Available - September 2013
Colors Black, White, Red Black/Slate, White/Silver
Form Factor Candybar Candybar
Dimension 128.7 x 65 x 9.7 mm
(5.07 x 2.56 x 0.38 in)
123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm
(4.87 x 2.31 x 0.3 in)
Weight 137 g (4.83 oz) 112 g (3.95 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100
HSDPA 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
4G Network - LTE 700 MHz Class 17 / 1700 / 2100
Messaging SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean) iOS 7.0.1
Processor Dual-core 1 GHz, Qualcomm MSM8230 Snapdragon [Similar] Dual-core 1.3 GHz Cyclone, Apple A7 with M7 Motion Coprocessor [Similar]
GPU Adreno 305 [Similar] PowerVR G6430 [Similar]
RAM 1 GB [Browse Similar] 1 GB [Browse Similar]
Internal Memory 8 GB (5.8 GB user available) 16/32/64 GB storage
External Memory microSD, up to 32 GB No

display Display

Type TFT capacitive touchscreen LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 4.3 inches [Similar] 4.0 inches [Similar]
Resolution 480 x 854 pixels (228 ppi) [Similar] 640 x 1136 pixels (326 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 60.81% 60.84%
Multi-Touch yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

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

camera Camera

Rear Camera 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels [Similar] 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels [Similar]
Flash LED flash dual-LED flash
Features Face and Smile Detection, Auto Focus, Geo-tagging, HDR for Picture and Movie, Image Stabilizer, Self-timer, Image Sensor, Red-eye Reduction, Sweep Panorama, Touch Focus, Smile Shutter, White Balance, Metering, Image Editor Auto focus, 1.5 ┬Ám pixel size, Simultaneous HD video and image recording, touch focus, geo-tagging, face detection, panorama, HDR
Video Yes, 720p@30fps, video stabilization, HDR Yes, 1080p@30fps, 720p@120 fps, video stabilization
Front Camera Yes, VGA [Similar] Yes, 1.2 MP, 720p@30fps, face detection, [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Up to 86 kbps Yes
Edge Up to 237 kbps Yes
3G HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, LTE, 100 Mbps; EV-DO Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP Yes, v4.0 with A2DP
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 hotspot
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0 Yes, Lightning Port
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Browser HTML HTML (Safari)

memory User Memory

Internal 8 GB (5.8 GB user available), 1 GB RAM 16/32/64 GB storage, 1 GB RAM
Expandable Storage microSD, up to 32 GB No

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 Li-Ion Battery Non-removable Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 1750 mAh 1440 mAh
Stand by Up to 498 h (2G)
Up to 454 h (3G)
Up to 250 h
Talk Time Up to 8 h 30 min (2G)
Up to 9 h (3G)
Up to 10 h