Sony Xperia L HTC Desire SV

Sony Xperia L vs HTC Desire SV

Sony Xperia L

Reasons to consider the Xperia L

3.5G, Google Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
FM Radio Built-in FM radio Yes vs No Listen to your music and news from your favorite radio stations wherever you are
Network Faster max data speeds HSDPA (21 mbps) vs HSPA (14 mbps) Higher theoretical max data transfer speeds over cell networks (50% faster)
Movie format Higher resolution movies 720p vs 480p @ 30fps Shoots high resolution HD (720p) video
Internal storage More internal storage 8 GB vs 4 GB 2x more internal storage, which means more music, photos and movies
Size Slightly smaller 128x65x9 mm vs 67x129x10 mm More than 10% smaller
Thickness Slightly thinner 10 mm vs 11 mm Around 10% thinner
Screen PPI Slightly higher PPI screen 227 PPI vs 216 PPI Around 10% crisper display of text, images and video
HTC Desire SV

Reasons to consider the Desire SV

3.5G, Google Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
We're not aware of any important advantages of the HTC Desire SV vs the Sony Xperia L.


Common Pros and Cons

Compared to recent cellphones

Pros Cons
Bluetooth The latest bluetooth support
Camera resolution Capture very high resolution images
8 MP
Thickness Thin
Xperia L10 mm
SV11 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
compatibility-score Works with many headphones
Network Fast data transfer
Xperia LHSDPA (21 mbps)
SVHSPA (14 mbps)
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 size Large screens
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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