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
Internal storage Significantly more internal storage 32 GB vs 16 GB 2x more internal storage, which means more music, photos and movies
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 1,280x720 vs 800x480 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
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 66×125×8 mm vs 64×128×11 mm Around 20% smaller


Common Pros and Cons

Compared to recent cellphones

Pros Cons
Camera resolution Capture very high resolution images
Xperia S12.1 MP
Internal storage More internal storage than most for storing music, photos and movies
Xperia S32 GB
Thickness Thin
Xperia S11 mm
S II8 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
1080p @ 30fps
compatibility-score Works with many headphones
Network Fast data transfer
Xperia SHSPA (14 mbps)
S IIHSDPA (21 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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