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Sony Xperia S vs Nokia Lumia 800

Sony Xperia S Remove phone

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PA Rating - 8.5
User Rating - 9.6

Posted: 09 Jan 2012
Market Status: Released

Nokia Lumia 800 Remove phone

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PA Rating - 7.5
User Rating - 9.5

Posted: 26 Oct 2011
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSAndroid (4.1, 4.0.4, 2.3.7, 2.3.5)Windows Phone 7.8, 7.5 Mango 
Dimensions5.04 x 2.52 x 0.42 inches (128 x 64 x 10.6 mm)4.59 x 2.41 x 0.48 inches (116.5 x 61.2 x 12.1 mm) 
Weight5.08 oz (144 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)
5.01 oz (142 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)
 
Display
Physical size4.3 inches3.7 inches 
Resolution720 x 1280 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.

342 ppi252 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.

TFTAMOLED 
Colors16 777 216  
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glassLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass 
Camera
Camera12.1 megapixels8 megapixels 
FlashLEDDual LED 
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.

F2.4F2.2 
Focal length (35mm equivalent) 28.00 mm 
FeaturesBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Touch to focus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Panorama, ScenesAutofocus, Touch to focus, Exposure compensation, White balance presets, Digital zoom, Geo tagging 
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD) (29 fps)1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps) 
FeaturesVideo light  
Front-facing camera1.3 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 S3 MSM8260Qualcomm 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.

Dual core, 1500 MHzSingle core, 1400 MHz, Scorpion 
Graphics processorAdreno 220Yes 
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 storage32 GB16 GB 
Battery
Talk time7.50 hours
the average is 12 h (736 min)
13.00 hours
the average is 12 h (736 min)
 
Stand-by time18.8 days (450 hours)
the average is 21 days (505 h)
11.0 days (265 hours)
the average is 21 days (505 h)
 
Talk time (3G)8.50 hours
the average is 13 h (769 min)
9.50 hours
the average is 13 h (769 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G)17.5 days (420 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
14.0 days (335 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
 
Capacity1750 mAh1450 mAh 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, Playlists  
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playback  
RadioFM, Stereo, RDSFM, Stereo 
YouTube playerYes  
Internet browsing
Browser Internet Explorer 9 
Built-in online services supportFacebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+, TwitterFacebook, YouTube (upload), Flickr, Picasa/Google+, Twitter 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz900, 1900, 2100 MHz 
DataHSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSHSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE 
Micro SIMYesYes 
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, A-GPS, S-GPS, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning 
NavigationYesYes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.1, EDR2.1 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 b, g, n 
Mobile hotspotYesYes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingUSB charging 
HDMIYes  
OtherNFC, DLNA, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncComputer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneMusic ringtones, 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 
Availability
Officially announced10 Jan 201226 Oct 2011 
Shopping information
MSRP price $ 700 

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