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Sony Ericsson Xperia active vs Sony Xperia advance

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Sony Ericsson Xperia active Remove phone

Posted: 22 Jun 2011
Market Status: Released
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Sony Xperia advance Remove phone

Posted: 30 May 2012
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSAndroid (4.0, 2.3)Android (2.3) 
Dimensions3.62 x 2.17 x 0.65 inches (92 x 55 x 16.5 mm)4.37 x 2.37 x 0.39 inches (111 x 60.3 x 9.8 mm) 
Weight3.91 oz (111 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
3.88 oz (110 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
 
RuggedWater, Dust resistantWater, Dust resistant 
IP certified IP 67 
Display
Physical size3.0 inches3.5 inches 
Resolution320 x 480 pixels320 x 480 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.

192 ppi165 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 
Screen-to-body ratio52.88 %54.59 % 
Colors16 777 21616 777 216 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glassProximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass 
Camera
Camera5 megapixels5 megapixels 
FlashLEDLED 
FeaturesAutofocus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Scenes, Self-timerAutofocus, Touch to focus, Face detection, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Panorama, Self-timer 
Camcorder1280x720 (720p HD)1280x720 (720p HD) 
FeaturesVideo lightVideo light, Digital image stabilization 
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 S2 MSM8255  
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, ScorpionDual core, 1000 MHz 
Graphics processorAdreno 205Yes 
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 RAM512 MB RAM / 8192 MB ROM 
Built-in storage0.32 GB4 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GBmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Talk time4.88 hours
the average is 11 h (675 min)
6.50 hours
the average is 11 h (675 min)
 
Stand-by time14.6 days (351 hours)
the average is 20 days (477 h)
21.7 days (520 hours)
the average is 20 days (477 h)
 
Talk time (3G)5.50 hours
the average is 15 h (897 min)
5.50 hours
the average is 15 h (897 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G)14.0 days (335 hours)
the average is 23 days (546 h)
19.2 days (460 hours)
the average is 23 days (546 h)
 
Capacity1200 mAh1305 mAh 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter by Album, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesMusic recognitionAlbum art cover, Background playback, Music recognition, Sound effects 
RadioFM, Stereo, RDSFM, Stereo, RDS 
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube playerYesYes 
Internet browsing
Built-in online services supportFacebook, TwitterFacebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+, Twitter 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS900, 2100 MHz850, 1900, 2100 MHz 
DataHSPA (unspecified), UMTS, EDGEHSPA (unspecified), 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, GlonassGPS 
NavigationTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation, Points of interest (POI)Turn-by-turn navigation 
Connectivity
BluetoothYesYes 
Wi-FiYes802.11 b, g, n 
Mobile hotspotYesYes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB charging 
OtherDLNA, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, ANT+DLNA, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsMusic ringtones (MP3, AAC), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometer, Compass, BarometerAccelerometer, Compass 
OtherVoice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced22 Jun 201130 May 2012 
Shopping information
AccessoriesSport stereo headset, Arm case, Wrist strap, 2GB microSD memory card, Exchangeable cover, Charger, microUSB cable for charging Synchronisation and file transfer, user documentationStereo headset, charger, micro USB cable for charging, synchronisation and file transfer, and user documentation. 

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