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Sony Xperia V vs Samsung Galaxy Grand

Sony Xperia V Remove phone

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User Rating - 9.4

Posted: 29 Aug 2012
Market Status: Released

Samsung Galaxy Grand Remove phone

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PA Rating - 8
User Rating - 7.2

Posted: 18 Dec 2012
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSAndroid (4.3, 4.1.2, 4.0)Android (4.2.2, 4.1.2) 
Dimensions5.08 x 2.56 x 0.42 inches (129 x 65 x 10.7 mm)5.65 x 3.03 x 0.38 inches (143.5 x 76.9 x 9.6 mm) 
Weight4.23 oz (120 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
5.71 oz (162 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
 
RuggedSplash, Dust resistant  
IP certifiedIP 57  
Display
Physical size4.3 inches5.0 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 ppi187 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 
Colors16 777 21616 777 216 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glassLight sensor, Proximity sensor 
Camera
Camera13 megapixels8 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.

F2.4  
FeaturesBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Touch to focus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Smile detection, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes, Self-timerBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus 
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD)1920x1080 (1080p HD) 
FeaturesVideo calling  
Front-facing camera0.3 megapixels VGA2 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 MSM8960  
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 MHz, KraitDual core, 1200 MHz 
Graphics processorAdreno 225Yes 
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 RAM 
Built-in storage8 GB8 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GBmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB 
Battery
Talk time7.00 hours
the average is 12 h (746 min)
10.16 hours
the average is 12 h (746 min)
 
Stand-by time12.5 days (300 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
18.3 days (440 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
 
Talk time (3G)7.00 hours
the average is 13 h (769 min)
  
Stand-by time (3G)16.7 days (400 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
  
Stand-by time (4G)11.2 days (270 hours)
the average is 21 days (500 h)
  
Capacity1750 mAh2100 mAh 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playback, Music recognitionAlbum art cover, Background playback 
Video playback   
Features

Features - Shows any special features of the particular phone's multimedia

 Zoom, Stretch to fullscreen 
RadioFM, Stereo, RDSFM, Stereo, RDS 
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube playerYes  
Internet browsing
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+, TwitterYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+ 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS850, 900, 2100 MHz900, 1900, 2100 MHz 
FDD LTE850 (band 5), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz  
DataLTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSHSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, 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, GlonassA-GPS, Glonass 
NavigationYes  
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.04.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n802.11 b, g, n 
Mobile hotspotYesYes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB charging 
HDMIvia microUSB  
OtherNFC, DLNA, Miracast, MHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncDLNA, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsService lights, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode 
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced29 Aug 201218 Dec 2012 
Shopping information
AccessoriesCharger, micro USB cable for charging, synchronisation and file transfer, and user documentation  

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