HTC Explorer Sony Ericsson Xperia mini

HTC Explorer vs Sony Xperia mini

HTC Explorer

Reasons to consider the Explorer

3.5G, Google Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
Wifi Much faster wifi 802.11n (150 mbps) vs 802.11b (11 mbps) Higher bandwidth streaming at hotspots (more than 13.5x faster)
Bluetooth Newer bluetooth support 3.0 vs 2.1 Typically faster data transfer and lower power consumption connecting to other bluetooth devices
Thickness Thinner 13 mm vs 16 mm Around 20% thinner
Standby time More standby time 19.1 days vs 14.2 days More than 30% more standby time, less frequent charging
Talk time Slightly more talk time 7.7 hours vs 4.5 hours 70% more talk time per battery charge
Screen size Slightly larger screen 3.2"" vs 3.0"" More than 10% larger screen
Sony Ericsson Xperia mini

Reasons to consider the Xperia mini

3.5G, Google Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
Processor Faster processor Qualcomm Snapdragon, 1000 MHz vs 600 MHz, 600 MHz More powerful processor, snappier and more responsive (around 70% faster)
Camera resolution Higher resolution camera 5 MP vs 3 MP Take photos with around 70% more detail for larger prints
Movie format Higher resolution movies 720p vs 480p @ 23fps Shoots high resolution HD (720p) video
Weight Slightly lighter 94 g vs 108 g More than 10% lighter
Screen PPI Slightly higher PPI screen 191 PPI vs 179 PPI Around 10% crisper display of text, images and video


Common Pros and Cons

Compared to recent cellphones

Pros Cons
GPS Have assisted GPS
Assisted GPS
Multi-touch Both support multi-touch
Intuitive gestures such as pinch to zoom
Touchscreen type Touch sensitive screens
Easy to use with your fingers
FM Radio Both have built-in FM radios to listen to news and music from FM stations
Listen to music from your favorite stations
compatibility-score Works with many headphones
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
Weight Light weight
Explorer108 g
Xperia mini94 g
Screen resolution Low resolution screens
Screen PPI Lower quality display of text, images and video
Explorer179 PPI
Xperia mini191 PPI
Internal storage Less internal storage than average for storing music, photos and movies
Explorer90 MB
Xperia mini320 MB
Keyboard Neither has a physical keyboard
No keyboard
Screen size Very small screens
Xperia mini3.0""
Movie format Poor movies
Explorer480p @ 23fps
Xperia mini720p
Camera resolution Capture low resolution images
Explorer3 MP
Xperia mini5 MP


HTC Explorer Sony Ericsson Xperia mini HTC Explorer Sony Ericsson Xperia mini


Which phone do you like, and why?

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