Sony Xperia L LG Optimus L9

Sony Xperia L vs LG Optimus L9

Sony Xperia L

Reasons to consider the Xperia L

3.5G, Google Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
Screen type Bright, vivid screen TFT LCD vs LCD Brighter and more vivid colour reproduction
Bluetooth Significantly newer bluetooth support 4.0 vs 3.0 Typically faster data transfer and lower power consumption connecting to other bluetooth devices
Camera resolution Higher resolution camera 8 MP vs 5 MP Take photos with 60% more detail for larger prints
Network Faster max data speeds HSDPA (21 mbps) vs HSDPA (7.2 mbps) Higher theoretical max data transfer speeds over cell networks (around 3x faster)
Internal storage More internal storage 8 GB vs 4 GB 2x more internal storage, which means more music, photos and movies
LG Optimus L9

Reasons to consider the Optimus L9

3.5G, Google Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 960x540 vs 854x480 Around 30% higher resolution screen
Screen size Slightly larger screen 4.7" vs 4.3" Around 20% larger screen
Weight Slightly lighter 125 g vs 137 g Around 10% lighter
Thickness Slightly thinner 9 mm vs 10 mm Around 10% thinner
Screen PPI Slightly higher PPI screen 234 PPI vs 227 PPI Almost the same


Common Pros and Cons

Compared to recent cellphones

Pros Cons
Bluetooth Recent bluetooth support
Xperia L:4.0
Thickness Thin
Xperia L:10 mm
L9:9 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
Xperia L:854x480
Camera resolution Capture very high resolution images
Xperia L:8 MP
L9:5 MP
Screen PPI Sharp display of text, images and video
Xperia L:227 PPI
L9:234 PPI
compatibility-score Works with many headphones
Screen size Large screens
Xperia L:4.3"
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
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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