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Apple iPhone 5c vs Sony Xperia SP

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Apple iPhone 5c Remove phone

Posted: 10 Sep 2013
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, Cricket, Virgin Mobile, Boost Mobile, Alltel
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Sony Xperia SP Remove phone

Posted: 18 Mar 2013
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSiOS (7.x)Android (4.4, 4.3, 4.1) 
Form factorCandybarCandybar 
Dimensions4.90 x 2.33 x 0.35 inches (124.4 x 59.2 x 8.97 mm)5.14 x 2.64 x 0.39 inches (130.6 x 67.1 x 9.98 mm) 
Weight4.66 oz (132 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
5.47 oz (155 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
 
Body materialPolycarbonate  
Side KeysLeft: Volume control, Lock/Unlock keyRight: Volume control, Camera shutter, Lock/Unlock key 
ColorsPink, Yellow, Green, Blue, WhiteBlack, Red, White 
Display
Physical size4.0 inches4.6 inches 
Resolution640 x 1136 pixels720 x 1280 pixels 
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

326 ppi319 ppi 
Technology

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

IPS LCDTFT 
Colors16 777 21616 777 216 
Peak brightness500 cd/m2 (nit)  
TouchscreenCapacitiveCapacitive, Multi-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Oleophobic coatingLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass) 
Camera
Camera8 megapixels8 megapixels 
FlashLEDLED 
Aperture size

Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

F2.4  
FeaturesBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Touch to focus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), PanoramaBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Touch to focus, Face detection, Smile detection, White balance presets, Burst mode, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes, Effects, Self-timer 
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD) 
Recording format MPEG4, 3GPP 
FeaturesDigital image stabilization, Picture-taking during video recording, Video lightVideo calling 
Front-facing camera1.2 megapixels0.3 megapixels VGA 
Video capture1280x720 (720p HD)  
Hardware
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

Apple A6Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960T 
Processor

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

Dual core, 1300 MHzDual core, 1700 MHz, Krait 
Graphics processorYesAdreno 320 
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

1016 MB RAM1024 MB RAM (Dual-channel, 500 MHz) / LPDDR2 
Built-in storage32 GB8 GB 
Storage expansion microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Talk time 10.73 hours
the average is 12 h (705 min)
 
Stand-by time 29.0 days (697 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)
 
Talk time (3G)10.00 hours
the average is 15 h (902 min)
13.23 hours
the average is 15 h (902 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G)10.4 days (250 hours)
the average is 30 days (709 h)
29.4 days (706 hours)
the average is 30 days (709 h)
 
Music playback40.00 hours44.61 hours 
Video playback10.00 hours8.41 hours 
Capacity1507 mAh2370 mAh 
TypeLi - Ion  
Not user replaceableYesYes 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback 
Supported formatsMP3, AAC, eAAC, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless)MP3, AAC, eAAC, FLAC, WAV, OGG 
Video playback   
Supported formatsMPEG4, H.263, H.264, AVI, MOVMPEG2, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, 3GPP, MKV 
Radio FM, Stereo, RDS 
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube playerYesYes 
Internet browsing
BrowserSafari  
supportsHTML, HTML5HTML, HTML5 
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload), TwitterYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+ 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 2100 MHz 
FDD LTE700 (band 13), 700 (band 17), 800 (band 19), 800 (band 20), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 1900 (band 25), 2100 (band 1) MHz800 (band 18), 850 (band 5), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz 
DataLTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), , HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSLTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS 
Micro SIM Yes 
nano-SIMYes  
Global RoamingYesYes 
Positioning

Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioningGPS, A-GPS, Glonass 
NavigationTurn-by-turn navigationTurn-by-turn navigation 
Phone features
PhonebookUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring IDUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID 
OrganizerCalendar, Alarm, Document viewer, Calculator, World clock, NotesCalendar, Alarm, Calculator 
MessagingSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text inputSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input 
E-mailIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft ExchangeIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange 
Instant MessagingYesHangouts / Google Talk 
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.04.0 
Profiles Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Generic Attribute Profile (GATT), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Health Device Profile (HDP), Host Interface Device Profile, Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Proximity Monitor Profile over LE 
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz802.11 b, g, n, n 5GHz 
Mobile hotspotYesYes 
Wi-Fi Direct Yes 
USBYesUSB 2.0 
ConnectorProprietarymicroUSB 
FeaturesUSB chargingMass storage device, USB charging 
Headphones connector3.5mm3.5mm 
HDMI via microUSB 
Charging connectorProprietarymicroUSB 
OtherTV-Out, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncNFC, DLNA, MHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Additional microphone(s)for Noise cancellation, Video recording  
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
Hearing aid compatibilityM3, T4M3 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Regulatory Approval
FCC approval

FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

   
Date approved

Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

20 Sep 201303 Jun 2013 
FCC ID value: BCG-E2694B linkFCC ID value: PY7PM-0350 link 
FCC measured SAR

FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

   
Head1.19 W/kg0.63 W/kg 
Body1.17 W/kg1.08 W/kg 
Product Specific Use1.17 W/kg1.17 W/kg 
Simultaneous Transmission1.57 W/kg1.43 W/kg 
Availability
Officially announced10 Sep 201318 Mar 2013 
Shopping information
AccessoriesApple EarPods with Remote and Mic, Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, Documentation  

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