Nokia Lumia 820 vs Sony Xperia S

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Display

Size:

4.3 inches
4.3 inches

Resolution:

800 x 480 pixels, 217 PPI
1280 x 720 pixels, 342 PPI

Technology:

AMOLED
TFT

Screen-to-body:

62.04 %
62.21 %

Colors:

16 777 216
16 777 216

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch
Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960
Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8260

Processor:

Dual-core, 1500 MHz, Krait
Dual-core, 1500 MHz

GPU:

Adreno 225
Adreno 220

RAM:

1GB LPDDR2
1GB

Internal storage:

8GB
32GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 64 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Windows Phone, 8
Android (4.1, 4.0.4, 2.3.7, 2.3.5)

Battery

Capacity:

1650 mAh
1750 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, User replaceable
Li - Polymer, User replaceable

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera:

8 MP (Autofocus)
12.1 MP (Autofocus, BSI sensor)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.2"
Aperture size: F2.4

Video recording:

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (29 fps)

Features:

Continuous autofocus, Video calling
Video light

Front:

0.3 MP VGA
1.3 MP

Video capture:

640x480 (VGA)

Design

Dimensions:

4.87 x 2.70 x 0.39 inches (123.8 x 68.5 x 9.9 mm)
5.04 x 2.52 x 0.42 inches (128 x 64 x 10.6 mm)

Weight:

5.64 oz (160.0 g)
5.08 oz (144.0 g)

Keys:

Right: Volume control, Camera shutter, Lock/Unlock key
Right: Volume control, Camera shutter

Colors:

Black, Purple, Yellow, Blue, Red, White, Gray
Black, White

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 18(800 Lower), 8(900), 3(1800), 1(2100), 7(2600)

UMTS:

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data Speed:

LTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, UMTS
HSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

SIM type:

Micro SIM
Micro SIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback
Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring:

DLNA

Radio:

FM, Stereo, RDS
FM, Stereo, RDS

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

3.0
2.1, EDR

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band; Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct
802.11 b, g, n; Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct

USB:

microUSB, USB 2.0
microUSB, USB 2.0

Features:

Mass storage device, Charging
Mass storage device, Charging

HDMI:

Yes

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, S-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Other:

NFC, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, ANT+, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Notifications:

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Oct 18, 2012
Jan 27, 2012

FCC ID value:

PYARM-825 link
PY7A3880120 link

Measured SAR:

Head:

1.34 W/kg
1.31 W/kg

Body:

0.71 W/kg
1.07 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.58 W/kg
1.31 W/kg

Wireless Router:

0.99 W/kg
1.07 W/kg

Buyers information

In The Box:

Nokia AC-50 MicroUSB Charger, Nokia Charging and Data Cable CA-190CD, Nokia Headset WH-208, Product user guide

Availability

Officially announced:

Sep 05, 2012
Jan 10, 2012
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