Sony Xperia L vs Samsung Galaxy J5

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Display

Display size

4.3 inches
5.0 inches

Resolution

480 x 854 pixels
720 x 1280 pixels

Pixel density

228 ppi
294 ppi

Technology

TFT
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

60.85 %
67.53 %

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

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

8 megapixels
13 megapixels

Hardware Features

Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Autofocus, CMOS image sensor

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F1.9

Flash

LED
LED

Software Features

Touch to focus, Face detection, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Self-timer, Exposure compensation, White balance presets, HDR, Panorama, Scenes, Effects
Touch to focus, Face detection, Voice activation, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Burst mode, Panorama, Scenes, Effects

Video recording

1280x720 (HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features

Video calling
Video calling, Video sharing

Front

0.3 megapixels VGA
5 megapixels

Features

 
Flash

Video capture

640x480 (VGA)
 

Design

Form factor

Candybar
Candybar

Dimensions

5.07 x 2.56 x 0.38 inches (128.7 x 65 x 9.7 mm)
5.59 x 2.83 x 0.31 inches (142.1 x 71.8 x 7.9 mm)

Weight

4.83 oz (137 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
5.15 oz (146 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Features

 
Touch sensitive control keys

Keys

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

Colors

Black, Red, White
Black, Gold, White

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8230
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 8916

Processor

Dual-core, 1000 MHz, Krait
Quad-core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit

GPU

Adreno 305
Adreno 306

RAM

1 GB LPDDR2
1.5 GB

Internal storage

8 GB
8 GB

Maximum User Storage

5.6 GB
4.3 GB

Storage expansion

up to 32 GB
up to 128 GB

Slot Type

microSD, microSDHC
microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC

Device type

Smart phone
Smart phone

OS

Android (4.2.2, 4.1.2)
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop)

Battery

Capacity

1750 mAh
2600 mAh

Type

User replaceable, Li - Ion
User replaceable

Talk time

8.50 hours
the average is 22 h (1342 min)
 

Stand-by time

20.8 days (498 hours)
the average is 20 days (480 h)
 

Talk time (3G)

9.10 hours
the average is 23 h (1364 min)
18.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1364 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

18.9 days (454 hours)
the average is 25 days (602 h)
 

Music playback

43.20 hours
62.00 hours

Video playback

7.50 hours
13.00 hours

Internet browsing

Browser

 
 

supports

HTML, HTML5
HTML, HTML5

Built-in online services support

YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+
YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

 
Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20

UMTS

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

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Data

HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE, HSPA, HSUPA

2G Data

EDGE, GPRS
EDGE, GPRS

SIM type

 
Micro SIM

Global Roaming

Yes
Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth

4.0
4.1

Profiles/ Protocols

Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Dial-up networking (DUN), File Transfer (FTP), Generic Attribute Profile (GATT), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Human Interface Device (HID), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN)
Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Device ID Profile (DID), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), HID over GATT Profile (HOGP), Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP), SIM Access (SAP)

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band
802.11 b, g, n

Mobile hotspot

Yes
 

Wi-Fi Direct

Yes
Yes

USB

USB 2.0
USB 2.0

Connector

microUSB
microUSB

Features

Mass storage device, USB charging
Mass storage device, USB charging

Charging connector

microUSB
microUSB

Location

GPS, A-GPS
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, BeiDou

Other

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

Phone features

Sensors

Accelerometer, Compass
Accelerometer

Notifications

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

Phonebook

Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID
Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID

Organizer

Calendar, Alarm, Document viewer, Calculator, World clock, Timer, Stopwatch, Notes
Calendar, Alarm, To-Do, Calculator, Notes, Memo

Messaging

SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input
SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input

E-mail

IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange

Instant Messaging

Hangouts / Google Talk
Hangouts / Google Talk

Hearing aid compatibility

M3
 

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

DLNA, Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Music player

 
 

Filter by

Album, Artist, Playlists
Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists

Features

Album art cover, Background playback, Music recognition
Album art cover, Background playback

Supported formats

MP3, AAC, eAAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WAV, OGG
MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless), AMR, OGG, MIDI

Video playback

 
 

Supported formats

MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD, AVI, MOV, MKV
MPEG4, 3GP, 3G2, MKV, WebM

Radio

FM, Stereo, RDS
 

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Headphones connector

3.5mm
3.5mm

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

May 12, 2013
Jun 30, 2015

FCC ID value: PY7PM-0290 link
FCC ID value: A3LSMJ500F link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.65 W/kg
0.58 W/kg

Body

0.40 W/kg
0.70 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.59 W/kg
1.13 W/kg

Wireless Router

1.04 W/kg
1.09 W/kg

Availability

Officially announced

Mar 18, 2013
Jun 18, 2015
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