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HTC Desire 500 Sony Xperia SP

HTC Desire 500 vs Sony Xperia SP

HTC Desire 500

Reasons to consider the Desire 500

3.5G, Google Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
Weight Lighter 123 g vs 155 g More than 20% lighter
Sony Xperia SP

Reasons to consider the Xperia SP

4G, Google Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
Network Much faster max data speeds LTE (100 mbps) vs HSDPA (7.2 mbps) Higher theoretical max data transfer speeds over cell networks (around 14x faster)
Compass Integrated compass Yes vs No Map and navigation apps know which direction you're facing even when you're standing still
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 1280x720 vs 800x480 Around 2.5x higher resolution screen
Screen PPI Significantly higher PPI screen 319 PPI vs 216 PPI Around 50% crisper display of text, images and video
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Processor Faster processor Unknown, 1700 MHz vs Unknown, 1200 MHz More powerful processor, snappier and more responsive (more than 40% faster)
Standby time More standby time 29 days vs 18.1 days More than 60% more standby time, less frequent charging
Internal storage More internal storage 8 GB vs 4 GB 2x more internal storage, which means more music, photos and movies
Screen size Slightly larger screen 4.6" vs 4.3" More than 10% larger screen

Competitors

Common Pros and Cons

Compared to recent cellphones

Pros Cons
Bluetooth The latest bluetooth support
4.0
Camera resolution Capture extremely high resolution images
8 MP
Thickness Thin
10 mm
Multi-touch Both support multi-touch
Intuitive gestures such as pinch to zoom
GPS Have assisted GPS
Assisted GPS
Wifi Both have fairly fast wifi support
802.11n (150 mbps)
Touchscreen type Touch sensitive screens
Easy to use with your fingers
Screen resolution High resolution screens
Desire 500:800x480
SP:1280x720
compatibility-score Works with many headphones
1.0
Screen size Large screens
Desire 500:4.3"
SP:4.6"
Processor Powerful processors, very snappy and responsive
Desire 500:Unknown, 1200 MHz
SP:Unknown, 1700 MHz
App store Many apps available at their app store(s)
Android App Market
App store Both have an app store, makes it easy to add new games and programs
Easily get games and programs for your phone
Screen PPI Sharp display of text, images and video
Desire 500:216 PPI
SP:319 PPI
Numeric keypad Neither has a numeric keypad
Its often harder to dial numbers with a touch screen or keyboard

Compared to recent smartphones

Pros Cons
FM Radio Both have built in FM radios to listen to news and music from FM stations
Listen to music from your favorite stations
Accelerometer Both include an accelerometer
Detects movement for interactive apps
Keyboard Neither has a physical keyboard
No keyboard

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