Sony Xperia SP Sony Xperia S

Sony Xperia SP vs Sony Xperia S

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 HSPA (14 mbps) Higher theoretical max data transfer speeds over cell networks (more than 7x faster)
Bluetooth Much newer bluetooth support 4.0 vs 2.1 Typically faster data transfer and lower power consumption connecting to other bluetooth devices
Standby time More standby time 29 days vs 18.8 days More than 50% more standby time, less frequent charging
Processor Faster processor Unknown, 1700 MHz vs Unknown, 1500 MHz More powerful processor, snappier and more responsive (more than 10% faster)
Screen size Slightly larger screen 4.6"" vs 4.3"" More than 10% larger screen
Talk time Slightly more talk time 10.7 hours vs 7.5 hours More than 40% more talk time per battery charge
Thickness Slightly thinner 10 mm vs 11 mm Around 10% thinner
Sony Xperia S

Reasons to consider the Xperia S

3.5G, Google Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
Internal storage More internal storage 32 GB vs 8 GB 4x more internal storage, which means more music, photos and movies
Camera resolution Higher resolution camera 12.1 MP vs 8 MP Take photos with more than 50% more detail for larger prints
Screen PPI Slightly higher PPI screen 341 PPI vs 319 PPI Around 10% crisper display of text, images and video
Weight Slightly lighter 144 g vs 155 g Around 10% lighter


Common Pros and Cons

Compared to recent cellphones

Pros Cons
Screen PPI Sharp display of text, images and video
Xperia S341 PPI
Screen resolution High resolution screens
Camera resolution Capture very high resolution images
Xperia S12.1 MP
GPS Have assisted GPS
Assisted GPS
Thickness Thin
SP10 mm
Xperia S11 mm
Multi-touch Both support multi-touch
Intuitive gestures such as pinch to zoom
Touchscreen type Touch sensitive screens
Easy to use with your fingers
Wifi Both have fairly fast wifi support
802.11n (150 mbps)
Processor Powerful processors, very snappy and responsive
SPUnknown, 1700 MHz
Xperia SUnknown, 1500 MHz
Network Fast data transfer
SPLTE (100 mbps)
Xperia SHSPA (14 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
compatibility-score Works with many headphones
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


Sony Xperia S Sony Xperia SP Sony Xperia S


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