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Sony Xperia M vs Sony Xperia SP vs Sony Xperia C

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Sony Xperia M Remove phone

Posted: 04 Jun 2013
Market Status: Released
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Sony Xperia SP Remove phone

Posted: 18 Mar 2013
Market Status: Released
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Sony Xperia C Remove phone

Posted: 28 Jun 2013
Market Status: Released
Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phoneSmart phone
OSAndroid (4.3, 4.1)Android (4.3, 4.1)Android (4.2.2)
Dimensions4.88 x 2.44 x 0.37 inches (124 x 62 x 9.3 mm)5.14 x 2.64 x 0.39 inches (130.6 x 67.1 x 9.98 mm)5.57 x 2.92 x 0.35 inches (141.5 x 74.15 x 8.88 mm)
Weight4.06 oz (115 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)
5.47 oz (155 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)
5.40 oz (153 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)
Display
Physical size4.0 inches4.6 inches5.0 inches
Resolution480 x 854 pixels720 x 1280 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.

245 ppi319 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.

TFTTFTTFT
Colors16 777 21616 777 21616 777 216
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touchMulti-touch
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glassLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glassLight sensor, Proximity sensor
Camera
Camera5 megapixels8 megapixels8 megapixels
FlashLEDLEDLED
FeaturesAutofocus, Touch to focus, Face detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, PanoramaBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Touch to focus, Face detection, Smile detection, White balance presets, Burst mode, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes, Effects, Self-timerAutofocus, 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)1920x1080 (1080p HD)
Features Video callingVideo light
Front-facing camera0.3 megapixels VGA0.3 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.

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8227Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960TMediatek 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.

Dual core, 1000 MHz, KraitDual core, 1700 MHz, KraitQuad core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A7
Graphics processorAdreno 305Adreno 320PowerVR 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 RAM1024 MB RAM
Built-in storage4 GB8 GB4 GB
Maximum User Storage2 GB  
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GBmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GBmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB
Battery
Talk time10.30 hours
the average is 12 h (714 min)
10.73 hours
the average is 12 h (714 min)
10.00 hours
the average is 12 h (714 min)
Stand-by time20.8 days (498 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)
29.0 days (697 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)
24.5 days (588 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)
Talk time (3G)9.00 hours
the average is 14 h (855 min)
13.23 hours
the average is 14 h (855 min)
10.00 hours
the average is 14 h (855 min)
Stand-by time (3G)18.9 days (454 hours)
the average is 29 days (695 h)
29.4 days (706 hours)
the average is 29 days (695 h)
25.2 days (605 hours)
the average is 29 days (695 h)
Capacity1750 mAh2370 mAh2390 mAh
Not user replaceable Yes 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback, Custom equalizer
RadioFM, Stereo, RDSFM, Stereo, RDSFM, RDS
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker
YouTube playerYesYesYes
Internet browsing
Built-in online services supportFacebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
UMTS900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 2100 MHz900, 2100 MHz
FDD LTE 800 (band 18), 850 (band 5), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz 
DataHSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSLTE Cat3 Downlink 100 Mbit/s, LTE Cat3/4 Uplink 50 Mbit/s, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSHSPA (unspecified), UMTS, EDGE, GPRS
Micro SIM Yes 
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, GlonassGPS, A-GPS
NavigationYesTurn-by-turn navigationYes
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.04.04.0
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz802.11 b, g, n, n 5GHz802.11 b, g, n
Mobile hotspotYesYesYes
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0USB 2.0
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSBmicroUSB
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB Host, USB charging
HDMI via microUSB 
OtherNFC, DLNA, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, ANT+NFC, DLNA, MHL, 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, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
SensorsAccelerometer, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Compass
Hearing aid compatibilityM3M3 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Availability
Officially announced04 Jun 201318 Mar 2013 

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