Sony Xperia SP Sony Xperia L

Sony Xperia SP vs Sony Xperia L

Sony Xperia SP

Reasons to consider the Xperia SP

4G, Google Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
Network Much faster max data speeds LTE (100 mbps) vs HSDPA (21 mbps) Higher theoretical max data transfer speeds over cell networks (around 5x faster)
Processor Significantly faster processor Unknown, 1700 MHz vs Unknown, 1000 MHz More powerful processor, snappier and more responsive (70% faster)
Screen PPI Significantly higher PPI screen 319 PPI vs 227 PPI More than 40% crisper display of text, images and video
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 1,280x720 vs 854x480 More than 2x higher resolution screen
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Standby time More standby time 29 days vs 20.8 days Around 40% more standby time, less frequent charging
Screen size Slightly larger screen 4.6"" vs 4.3"" More than 10% larger screen
Sony Xperia L

Reasons to consider the Xperia L

3.5G, Google Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
Weight Slightly lighter 137 g vs 155 g More than 10% lighter
Size Slightly smaller 129×65×10 mm vs 131×67×10 mm Around 10% smaller


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
10 mm
Network Fast data transfer
SPLTE (100 mbps)
Xperia LHSDPA (21 mbps)
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
FM Radio Both have built-in FM radios to listen to news and music from FM stations
Listen to music from your favorite stations
Standby time Long standby time
SP29 days
Xperia L20.8 days
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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