Sony Xperia L Samsung Galaxy S III mini

Sony Xperia L vs Samsung Galaxy S III mini

Sony Xperia L

Reasons to consider the Xperia L

3.5G, Google Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
Camera resolution Higher resolution camera 8 MP vs 5 MP Take photos with 60% more detail for larger prints
Standby time More standby time 20.8 days vs 15 days Around 40% more standby time, less frequent charging
Network Faster max data speeds HSDPA (21 mbps) vs HSPA (14 mbps) Higher theoretical max data transfer speeds over cell networks (50% faster)
Screen size Slightly larger screen 4.3" vs 4.0" More than 10% larger screen
Talk time Slightly more talk time 10 hours vs 7.8 hours Around 30% more talk time per battery charge
Samsung Galaxy S III mini

Reasons to consider the Galaxy S III mini

3.5G, Google Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
Screen type OLED screen Super AMOLED vs TFT LCD The Galaxy S III mini has a OLED screen, which are generally brighter and more vivid
Internal storage More internal storage 16 GB vs 8 GB 2x more internal storage, which means more music, photos and movies
Weight Lighter 111 g vs 137 g Around 20% lighter
Size Slightly smaller 121x63x9 mm vs 128x65x9 mm Around 10% smaller


Common Pros and Cons

Compared to recent cellphones

Pros Cons
Bluetooth The latest bluetooth support
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
Camera resolution Capture very high resolution images
Xperia L:8 MP
Galaxy S III mini:5 MP
Screen PPI Sharp display of text, images and video
Xperia L:227 PPI
Galaxy S III mini:233 PPI
Screen resolution High resolution screens
Xperia L:854x480
Galaxy S III mini:800x480
compatibility-score Works with many headphones
Network Fast data transfer
Xperia L:HSDPA (21 mbps)
Galaxy S III mini:HSPA (14 mbps)
App store Many apps available at their app store(s)
Android App Market
Internal storage More internal storage than most for storing music, photos and movies
Xperia L:8 GB
Galaxy S III mini:16 GB
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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