Phone Comparison - Sony Xperia ion LTE vs ZTE Anthem 4G

Sony Xperia ion LTE
sony xperia ion lte
ZTE Anthem 4G
zte anthem 4g
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general General Info

Manufacturer Sony ZTE
Announced January 2012 September 2012
Status Available - June 2012 Available - September 2012
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)
130.1 x 68.1 x 13.7 mm
(5.12 x 2.68 x 0.54 in)
Weight 144 g (5.08 oz) 189.9 g ( oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 CDMA 800 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
4G Network LTE 700 MHz Class 17 / 1700 / 2100 LTE 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), v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), planned upgrade to v4.1 (Jelly Bean) Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread)
Processor Dual-core 1.5 GHz, Qualcomm MSM8260 Snapdragon [Similar] Dual-core 1.2 GHz, Qualcomm Snapdragon [Similar]
GPU Adreno 220 [Similar] -
RAM 1 GB [Browse Similar] 512 MB [Browse Similar]
Internal Memory 16 GB 4 GB (2.3 GB user available)
External Memory microSD, up to 32 GB microSD, up to 32 GB

display Display

Type LED-backlit LCD, capacitive touchscreen TFT capacitive touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 256K colors
Size 4.55 inches [Similar] 4.3 inches [Similar]
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels (323 ppi) [Similar] 480 x 800 pixels (217 ppi) [Similar]
Screen-to-Body Ratio 63.02% 59.38%
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 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
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps, continuous autofocus, video light, video stabilizer Yes, 1080p
Front Camera Yes, 1.3 MP, 720p@30fps [Similar] Yes, VGA [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 EV-DO Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps, LTE
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 Yes
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0, USB On-the-go 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 (2.3 GB user available), 512 MB RAM
Expandable Storage microSD, up to 32 GB 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 supported NFC not supported

battery Battery

Type Non-removable Li-Ion Battery Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 1900 mAh 1780 mAh
Stand by Up to 400 h (2G)
Up to 350 h (3G)
Up to 244 h
Talk Time Up to 10 h (2G)
Up to 4 h (3G)
Up to 4 h