x PhoneArena is looking for new authors! To view all available positions, click here.

LG Optimus L4 II vs Sony Xperia M

phone

LG Optimus L4 II Remove phone

Posted: 05 Jun 2013
Market Status: Released
phone

Sony Xperia M Remove phone

Posted: 04 Jun 2013
Market Status: Released

Add phone to compare

Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSAndroid (4.1)Android (4.3, 4.1) 
Dimensions4.43 x 2.55 x 0.47 inches (112.5 x 64.7 x 11.9 mm)4.88 x 2.44 x 0.37 inches (124 x 62 x 9.3 mm) 
Weight4.41 oz (125 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
4.06 oz (115 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
 
Display
Physical size3.8 inches4.0 inches 
Resolution320 x 480 pixels480 x 854 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.

152 ppi245 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 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensorLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass 
Camera
Camera3 megapixels5 megapixels 
FlashLEDLED 
FeaturesSmile detection, ISO control, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Scenes, Voice activationAutofocus, Touch to focus, Face detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Panorama 
Camcorder640x480 (VGA) (30 fps)1280x720 (720p HD) 
Front-facing camera 0.3 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.

MediaTek MT6575Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8227 
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.

Single core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9Dual core, 1000 MHz, Krait 
Graphics processorPowerVR SGX 531Adreno 305 
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.

512 MB RAM1024 MB RAM 
Built-in storage4 GB4 GB 
Maximum User Storage2.08 GB2 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GBmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Talk time10.50 hours
the average is 12 h (705 min)
10.30 hours
the average is 12 h (705 min)
 
Stand-by time27.2 days (652 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)
20.8 days (498 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)
 
Talk time (3G) 9.00 hours
the average is 15 h (902 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G) 18.9 days (454 hours)
the average is 30 days (709 h)
 
Capacity1700 mAh1750 mAh 
specifications continue after the ad
Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback 
RadioFM, Stereo, RDSFM, Stereo, RDS 
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube playerYesYes 
Internet browsing
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+Facebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+ 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS900, 2100 MHz900, 2100 MHz 
DataHSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSHSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS 
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 
NavigationYesYes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth3.0, EDR4.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz 
Mobile hotspotYesYes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB charging 
OtherTethering, Computer sync, OTA syncNFC, DLNA, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, ANT+ 
Other features
NotificationsHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3, AAC, WMA, WAV, MIDI), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometer, CompassAccelerometer, Compass 
Hearing aid compatibility M3 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced 04 Jun 2013 
Shopping information
MSRP price$ 174  

To see the full specifications with in-depth details click here.

Latest stories