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T-Mobile Aspect vs Sony Xperia U

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T-Mobile Aspect Remove phone

Posted: 28 Jan 2013
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - T-Mobile, MetroPCS
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Sony Xperia U Remove phone

Posted: 26 Feb 2012
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeFeature phoneSmart phone 
OS Android (4.0, 2.3.7) 
Dimensions4.55 x 2.4 x 0.45 inches (116 x 61 x 11 mm)4.41 x 2.13 x 0.47 inches (112 x 54 x 12 mm) 
Weight3.7 oz (105 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
3.88 oz (110 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
 
Display
Physical size2.4 inches3.5 inches 
Resolution240 x 320 pixels480 x 854 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.

167 ppi280 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 ratio25.32 %55.70 % 
Colors262 14416 777 216 
Touchscreen Multi-touch 
Features Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass 
Camera
Camera2 megapixels5 megapixels 
Flash LED 
Features Autofocus, Face detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Panorama 
CamcorderYes1280x720 (720p HD) 
Features Video light, Video calling 
Front-facing camera 0.3 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.

 ST Erricson NovaThor U8500 
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, ARM Cortex-A9 
Graphics processor ARM Mali-400 MP 
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.

128 MB RAM512 MB RAM 
Built-in storage0.256 GB8 GB 
Maximum User Storage 4 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB  
Battery
Talk time4.00 hours
the average is 11 h (675 min)
6.60 hours
the average is 11 h (675 min)
 
Stand-by time10.4 days (250 hours)
the average is 20 days (477 h)
10.8 days (260 hours)
the average is 20 days (477 h)
 
Talk time (3G) 5.60 hours
the average is 15 h (902 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G) 19.7 days (472 hours)
the average is 23 days (554 h)
 
Capacity1000 mAh1320 mAh 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter by Album, Artist, Playlists 
Features Album art cover, Background playback, Music recognition 
Radio FM, Stereo, RDS 
SpeakersLoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube player Yes 
Internet browsing
Built-in online services support Facebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+, Twitter 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS1700/2100, 1900 MHz850, 1900, 2100 MHz 
DataEDGE, GPRSHSDPA 14.4 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.

 A-GPS 
Navigation Yes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.1, EDR2.1, EDR 
Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g, n 
Mobile hotspot Yes 
USBYesUSB 2.0 
Connector microUSB 
Features Mass storage device, USB charging 
Other DLNA, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsVibration, Silent modeMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Sensors Accelerometer, Compass 
Hearing aid compatibilityM3, T3  
OtherTTY/TDDVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced 26 Feb 2012 
Shopping information
Accessories battery, exchangeable caps, stereo headset, charger, micro USB cable for charging, synchronisation and file transfer, and user documentation 

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