Samsung GALAXY Grand Sony Xperia SL

Samsung GALAXY Grand vs Sony Xperia SL

Samsung GALAXY Grand

Reasons to consider the GALAXY Grand

3.5G, Android-4.1.2
Bluetooth Newer bluetooth support 4.0 vs 3.0 Typically faster data transfer and lower power consumption connecting to other bluetooth devices
Screen size Larger screen 5.0"" vs 4.3"" Around 40% larger screen
Network Faster max data speeds HSPA+ (21 mbps) vs HSPA (14 mbps) Higher theoretical max data transfer speeds over cell networks (50% faster)
Thickness Slightly thinner 10 mm vs 11 mm Around 10% thinner
Standby time Slightly more standby time 18.3 days vs 17.1 days Around 10% more standby time, less frequent charging
Sony Xperia SL

Reasons to consider the Xperia SL

3.5G, Google Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Screen PPI Much higher PPI screen 341 PPI vs 186 PPI More than 80% crisper display of text, images and video
Internal storage Much more internal storage 32 GB vs 8 GB 4x more internal storage, which means more music, photos and movies
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 1,280x720 vs 480x800 Around 2.5x higher resolution screen
Camera resolution Significantly higher resolution camera 12.1 MP vs 8 MP Take photos with more than 50% more detail for larger prints
Processor Faster processor Unknown, 1700 MHz vs Unknown, 1200 MHz More powerful processor, snappier and more responsive (more than 40% faster)
Size Smaller 64×128×11 mm vs 77×144×10 mm Around 20% smaller
Weight Slightly lighter 144 g vs 162 g More than 10% lighter


Common Pros and Cons

Compared to recent cellphones

Pros Cons
Camera resolution Capture very high resolution images
Grand8 MP
SL12.1 MP
Bluetooth Recent bluetooth support
Thickness Thin
Grand10 mm
SL11 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
Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies
Grand1080p @ 30fps
SL1,080 x 1,920 @ 30fps
compatibility-score Works with many headphones
Network Fast data transfer
GrandHSPA+ (21 mbps)
SLHSPA (14 mbps)
FM Radio Both have built-in FM radios to listen to news and music from FM stations
Listen to music from your favorite stations
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
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

We're not aware of any interesting pros shared by these two products.

Keyboard Neither has a physical keyboard
No keyboard


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