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Samsung Galaxy S III mini vs Sony Xperia J

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Samsung Galaxy S III mini Remove phone

Posted: 10 Oct 2012
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - AT&T
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Sony Xperia J Remove phone

Posted: 29 Aug 2012
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSAndroid (4.1.2, 4.1.1) TouchWiz UX UIAndroid (4.1.2, 4.0) 
Form factorCandybarCandybar 
Dimensions4.78 x 2.48 x 0.39 inches (121.5 x 63 x 9.9 mm)4.89 x 2.41 x 0.36 inches (124.3 x 61.2 x 9.2 mm) 
Weight4.23 oz (120 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
4.37 oz (124 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
 
Side KeysLeft: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock keyRight: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key 
ColorsBlue, WhiteBlack, Pink, Yellow, White 
Display
Physical size4.0 inches4.0 inches 
Resolution480 x 800 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.

233 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.

Super AMOLEDTFT 
Screen-to-body ratio59.55 %57.99 % 
Colors16 777 21616 777 216 
TouchscreenCapacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch 
FeaturesProximity sensorProximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass 
Camera
Camera5 megapixels5 megapixels 
FlashLEDLED 
FeaturesCMOS image sensor, Autofocus, Face detection, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Geo taggingAutofocus, Touch to focus, Digital image stabilization, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Self-timer 
Camcorder1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps)640x480 (VGA) 
FeaturesDigital image stabilization, Video callingVideo light, Video calling 
Front-facing camera0.3 megapixels VGA0.3 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.

STE U8420Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7227A 
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, 1000 MHzSingle core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A5 
Graphics processorMali-400MPAdreno 200 (enhanced) 
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 RAM512 MB RAM 
Built-in storage16 GB4 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GBmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Talk time14.16 hours
the average is 11 h (671 min)
5.60 hours
the average is 11 h (671 min)
 
Stand-by time19.2 days (460 hours)
the average is 20 days (478 h)
25.3 days (607 hours)
the average is 20 days (478 h)
 
Talk time (3G)7.83 hours
the average is 15 h (906 min)
7.30 hours
the average is 15 h (906 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G)15.0 days (360 hours)
the average is 23 days (556 h)
25.8 days (618 hours)
the average is 23 days (556 h)
 
Music playback 39.40 hours 
Video playback 8.50 hours 
Capacity1500 mAh1750 mAh 
TypeLi - Ion  
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playback, Custom equalizer, Preset equalizerAlbum art cover, Background playback, Music recognition 
Supported formatsMP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, FLAC, WMA, AMR, OGGMP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WAV, MP4, AMR, OGG 
Video playback   
Supported formatsMPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMVMPEG4, H.263, H.264, 3GPP 
RadioFM, Stereo, RDSFM, Stereo, RDS 
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube playerYesYes 
Internet browsing
Browser   
supportsHTML, HTML5HTML, HTML5 
Built-in online services supportFacebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+, TwitterYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+, Twitter 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS900, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 1900, 2100 MHz 
DataHSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSHSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS 
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.

A-GPS, GlonassA-GPS 
NavigationYesYes 
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, CalculatorCalendar, Alarm, To-Do, Document viewer (Office, PDF), Calculator, Notes, Barcode reader 
MessagingSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text inputSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input 
E-mailIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft ExchangeIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange 
Instant MessagingHangouts / Google Talk, ChatONHangouts / Google Talk 
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.02.1, EDR 
ProfilesAdvanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Serial Port (SPP)Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Object Push (OPP), Phone Book Access (PBAP) 
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz802.11 b, g, n 
Mobile hotspotYesYes 
Wi-Fi DirectYes  
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB Host, USB chargingMass storage device, USB charging 
Headphones connector3.5mm3.5mm 
Charging connectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
OtherDLNA, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncDLNA, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync 
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 
Additional microphone(s)Yes  
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Compass 
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

25 Oct 201231 Aug 2012 
FCC ID value: A3LGTI8190 linkFCC ID value: PY7PM-0170 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.

   
Head1.01 W/kg0.63 W/kg 
Body0.89 W/kg0.50 W/kg 
Product Specific Use0.89 W/kg1.17 W/kg 
Simultaneous Transmission1.28 W/kg  
Availability
Officially announced11 Oct 201229 Aug 2012 
Shopping information
Accessories Charger, micro USB cable for charging, synchronisation and file transfer, and user documentation 

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