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HTC Desire 500 vs Sony Xperia C

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HTC Desire 500 Remove phone

Posted: 23 Jul 2013
Market Status: Released
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Sony Xperia C Remove phone

Posted: 28 Jun 2013
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSAndroid (4.1.2) HTC BlinkFeed + Sense 5 UIAndroid (4.2.2) 
Dimensions5.19 x 2.63 x 0.39 inches (131.8 x 66.9 x 9.9 mm)5.57 x 2.92 x 0.35 inches (141.5 x 74.15 x 8.88 mm) 
Weight4.34 oz (123 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)
5.40 oz (153 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)
 
Display
Physical size4.3 inches5.0 inches 
Resolution480 x 800 pixels540 x 960 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.

217 ppi220 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.

TFTTFT 
Colors16 777 21616 777 216 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensorLight sensor, Proximity sensor 
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.

F2.0  
Focal length (35mm equivalent)28 mm  
FeaturesBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Burst modeAutofocus, Touch to focus, Face detection, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Self-timer 
Camcorder1280x720 (720p HD)1920x1080 (1080p HD) 
Features Video light 
Front-facing camera1.6 megapixels0.3 megapixels VGA 
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.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 MSM8225QMediatek MT6589 
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.

Quad core, 1200 MHz, Cortex-A5Quad core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A7 
Graphics processorAdren 203PowerVR SGX544 
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.

1024 MB RAM1024 MB RAM 
Built-in storage4 GB4 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GBmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Talk time17.80 hours
the average is 12 h (709 min)
10.00 hours
the average is 12 h (709 min)
 
Stand-by time16.7 days (401 hours)
the average is 20 days (492 h)
24.5 days (588 hours)
the average is 20 days (492 h)
 
Talk time (3G)12.10 hours
the average is 15 h (892 min)
10.00 hours
the average is 15 h (892 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G)18.1 days (435 hours)
the average is 29 days (705 h)
25.2 days (605 hours)
the average is 29 days (705 h)
 
Capacity1800 mAh2390 mAh 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playback, Beats AudioAlbum art cover, Background playback, Custom equalizer 
Radio FM, RDS 
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube playerYesYes 
Internet browsing
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+ 
Technology
GSM900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS900, 2100 MHz900, 2100 MHz 
DataHSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, EDGE, GPRSHSPA (unspecified), UMTS, EDGE, GPRS 
Micro SIMYes  
Multiple SIM cards 2 slots 
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-GPSGPS, A-GPS 
NavigationTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigationYes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.04.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 b, g, n 
Mobile hotspot Yes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB Host, USB charging 
OtherDLNA, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncMiracast, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, SyncML 
Other features
NotificationsHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometer, CompassAccelerometer, Compass 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 

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