Phone Comparison - LG Spectrum vs Sony Xperia U

LG Spectrum
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Sony Xperia U
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general General Info

Manufacturer LG Sony
Announced January 2012 February 2012
Status Available - January 2012 Available - May 2012
Colors Black Black, White/ exchangeable bottom caps in white, black, pink, ye
Form Factor Candybar Candybar
Dimension 135.4 x 68.8 x 10.4 mm
(5.33 x 2.71 x 0.41 in)
112 x 54 x 12 mm
(4.41 x 2.13 x 0.47 in)
Weight 141.5 g ( oz) 110 g (3.88 oz)
2G Network CDMA 800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network CDMA2000 1xEV-DO HSDPA 900 / 2100 - ST25iHSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 - ST25a
4G Network LTE 700 -
Messaging SMS, MMS, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread) Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread), upgradable to v4.0
Processor Dual-core 1.5 GHz Scorpion, Qualcomm MSM8660 Snapdragon [Similar] Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9, STE U8500 [Similar]
GPU Adreno 220 [Similar] Mali-400MP [Similar]
RAM 1 GB [Browse Similar] 512 MB [Browse Similar]
Internal Memory 4 GB storage 8 GB (4 GB user-accessible)
External Memory microSD, up to 32GB, 16GB included No

display Display

Type HD-IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen LED-backlit LCD, capacitive touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 4.5 inches [Similar] 3.5 inches [Similar]
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels (326 ppi) [Similar] 480 x 854 pixels (280 ppi) [Similar]
Screen-to-Body Ratio 60.06% 55.77%
Multi-Touch yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

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

camera Camera

Rear Camera 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels [Similar] 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels [Similar]
Flash LED flash LED flash
Features Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Face Detection, Image Stabilization Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face And Smile Detection, 3D Sweep Panorama, Image Stabilization
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps, LED video light Yes, 720p@30fps, video light
Front Camera Yes, 1.3 MP [Similar] Yes, VGA [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS No Up to 107 kbps
Edge No Up to 296 kbps
3G Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps, LTE HSDPA 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
Bluetooth Yes, v3.0 with A2DP, EDR Yes, v2.1 with A2DP, EDR
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA
USB Yes, microUSB (MHL) v2.0 Yes, microUSB v2.0, USB On-the-go support
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support Yes, with A-GPS support
Browser WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML, Adobe Flash HTML5, Adobe Flash

memory User Memory

Internal 4 GB storage, 1 GB RAM 8 GB (4 GB user-accessible), 512 MB RAM
Expandable Storage microSD, up to 32GB, 16GB included No
USB OTG - 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 not supported

battery Battery

Type Standard battery, Li-Ion Standard battery, Li-Ion
Capacity 1830 mAh 1320 mAh
Stand by Up to 348 h Up to 260 h (2G)
Up to 472 h (3G)
Talk Time Up to 8 h 20 min Up to 6 h 36 min (2G)
Up to 5 h 36 min (3G)