Phone Comparison - Sony Xperia ion vs Sony Xperia M Dual

Sony Xperia ion
sony xperia ion
Sony Xperia M Dual
sony xperia m dual
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general General Info

Manufacturer Sony Sony
Announced January 2012 June 2013
Status Available - Q2 2012 Available - September 2013
Colors Black, White Black, White, Purple, Yellow
Form Factor Candybar Candybar
Dimension 133 x 68 x 10.8 mm
(5.24 x 2.68 x 0.43 in)
124 x 62 x 9.3 mm
(4.88 x 2.44 x 0.37 in)
Weight 144 g (5.08 oz) 115 g (4.06 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (Both Versions)
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 900 / 2100 - C2005
HSDPA 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - C2004
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, v4.1 (Jelly Bean)
Processor Dual-core 1.5 GHz, Qualcomm MSM8260 Snapdragon [Similar] Dual-core 1 GHz Krait, Qualcomm MSM8227 [Similar]
GPU Adreno 220 [Similar] Adreno 305 [Similar]
RAM 1 GB [Browse Similar] 1 GB [Browse Similar]
Internal Memory 16 GB 4 GB
External Memory microSD, up to 32GB microSD, up to 32 GB

display Display

Type LED-backlit LCD, capacitive touchscreen TFT capacitive touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 4.55 inches [Similar] 4.0 inches [Similar]
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels (323 ppi) [Similar] 480 x 854 pixels (245 ppi) [Similar]
Screen-to-Body Ratio 63.02% 57.31%
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] 5 MP, 2592х1944 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, Image Stabilization, HDR, Panorama
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps, continuous autofocus, video light, video stabilizer Yes, 720p@30fps
Front Camera Yes, 1.3 MP, 720p@30fps [Similar] Yes, VGA [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, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP, EDR Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, ANT+
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0, HS, USB On-the-go support Yes, microUSB v2.0
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS support
Browser HTML5, Adobe Flash HTML5

memory User Memory

Internal 16 GB, 1 GB RAM 4 GB, 1 GB RAM
Expandable Storage microSD, up to 32GB microSD, up to 32 GB
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 supported

battery Battery

Type Standard battery, Li-Ion Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 1900 mAh 1750 mAh
Stand by Up to 400 h (2G)
Up to 350 h (3G)
Up to 498 h (2G)
Up to 454 h (3G)
Talk Time Up to 10 h (2G)
Up to 4 h (3G)
Up to 10 h 16 min (2G)
Up to 9 h (3G)