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Sony Xperia L vs Nokia Lumia 720

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Sony Xperia L Remove phone

Posted: 18 Mar 2013
Market Status: Released
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Nokia Lumia 720 Remove phone

Posted: 25 Feb 2013
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSAndroid (4.2.2, 4.1.2)Windows Phone 8 
Dimensions5.07 x 2.56 x 0.38 inches (128.7 x 65 x 9.7 mm)5.04 x 2.66 x 0.35 inches (127.9 x 67.5 x 9 mm) 
Weight4.83 oz (137 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
4.52 oz (128 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
 
Display
Physical size4.3 inches4.3 inches 
Resolution480 x 854 pixels480 x 800 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.

228 ppi217 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.

TFTIPS LCD 
Colors16 777 21616 777 216 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glassLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass 
Camera
Camera8 megapixels6.7 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.

 F1.9 
Focal length (35mm equivalent) 26 mm 
Camera sensor size 1/3.4" 
FeaturesBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Touch to focus, Face detection, Smile detection, Exposure compensation, White balance presets, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes, Effects, Self-timerBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Touch to focus, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Panorama, Macro mode, Night mode 
Camcorder1280x720 (720p HD)1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps) 
FeaturesVideo callingVideo light, Video calling 
Front-facing camera0.3 megapixels VGA1.3 megapixels 
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 S4 Plus MSM8230Qualcomm 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.

Dual core, 1000 MHz, KraitDual core, 1000 MHz, Krait 
Graphics processorAdreno 305Adreno 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.

1024 MB RAM512 MB RAM 
Built-in storage8 GB8 GB 
Maximum User Storage5.6 GB  
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GBmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB 
Battery
Talk time8.50 hours
the average is 12 h (740 min)
23.40 hours
the average is 12 h (740 min)
 
Stand-by time20.8 days (498 hours)
the average is 20 days (492 h)
21.0 days (504 hours)
the average is 20 days (492 h)
 
Talk time (3G)9.10 hours
the average is 14 h (863 min)
13.40 hours
the average is 14 h (863 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G)18.9 days (454 hours)
the average is 22 days (520 h)
21.7 days (520 hours)
the average is 22 days (520 h)
 
Capacity1750 mAh2000 mAh 
Wireless charging Optional 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playback, Music recognitionAlbum art cover, Background playback 
RadioFM, Stereo, RDSFM, Stereo, RDS 
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube playerYesYes 
Internet browsing
Browser Internet Explorer 10 
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+Facebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+, Twitter 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz 
DataHSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSHSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS 
Micro SIM Yes 
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, S-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning 
NavigationYesTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation, Points of interest (POI) 
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.04.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz802.11 b, g, n 
Mobile hotspotYesYes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB charging 
OtherNFC, DLNA, Miracast, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncNFC, DLNA, 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 for Noise cancellation 
SensorsAccelerometer, CompassAccelerometer, Compass 
Hearing aid compatibilityM3  
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD 
Availability
Officially announced18 Mar 201325 Feb 2013 
Shopping information
Accessories Nokia AC-50 MicroUSB Charger, Battery BP-4GW 2000 mAh, Nokia Charging and Data Cable CA-190CD, Nokia Stereo Headset WH-108, Quick guide, SIM Door Key 
MSRP price € 250 / $ 330 

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