Sony Xperia S Samsung Galaxy S II

Sony Xperia S vs Samsung Galaxy S II

Sony Xperia S

Reasons to consider the Xperia S

3.5G, Google Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
Screen PPI Significantly higher PPI screen 341 PPI vs 216 PPI Around 60% crisper display of text, images and video
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 1280x720 vs 800x480 Around 2.5x higher resolution screen
Internal storage Significantly more internal storage 32 GB vs 16 GB 2x more internal storage, which means more music, photos and movies
Camera resolution Significantly higher resolution camera 12.1 MP vs 8 MP Take photos with more than 50% more detail for larger prints
Standby time More standby time 18.8 days vs 7 days More than 2.5x more standby time, less frequent charging
Processor Faster processor Unknown, 1500 MHz vs Unknown, 1200 MHz More powerful processor, snappier and more responsive (around 30% faster)
Samsung Galaxy S II

Reasons to consider the Galaxy S II

3.5G, Android-2.3.4
Screen type OLED screen Super AMOLED Plus vs TFT LCD The S II has a OLED screen, which are generally brighter and more vivid
Bluetooth Newer bluetooth support 3.0 vs 2.1 Typically faster data transfer and lower power consumption connecting to other bluetooth devices
Network Faster max data speeds HSDPA (21 mbps) vs HSPA (14 mbps) Higher theoretical max data transfer speeds over cell networks (50% faster)
Weight Lighter 116 g vs 144 g Around 20% lighter
Thickness Thinner 8 mm vs 11 mm Around 20% thinner
Size Slightly smaller 66x125x8 mm vs 64x128x10 mm Around 20% smaller


Common Pros and Cons

Compared to recent cellphones

Pros Cons
Camera resolution Capture extremely high resolution images
Xperia S:12.1 MP
Internal storage More internal storage than most for storing music, photos and movies
Xperia S:32 GB
S II:16 GB
Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies
1080p @ 30fps
Thickness Thin
Xperia S:11 mm
S II:8 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 S:1280x720
S II:800x480
compatibility-score Works with many headphones
Processor Powerful processors, very snappy and responsive
Xperia S:Unknown, 1500 MHz
S II:Unknown, 1200 MHz
Screen size Large screens
Network Fast data transfer
Xperia S:HSPA (14 mbps)
S II:HSDPA (21 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 PPI Sharp display of text, images and video
Xperia S:341 PPI
S II:216 PPI
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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