Sony Xperia L vs Samsung Galaxy M20

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Display

Display size

4.3 inches
6.3 inches

Resolution

480 x 854 pixels
1080 x 2340 pixels

Aspect Ratio

 
19.5:9

Pixel density

228 ppi
409 ppi

Technology

TFT
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

60.85 %
83.67 %

Colors

16 777 216
16 777 216

Touchscreen

Capacitive, Multi-touch
 

Features

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

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Dual camera

Main camera

8 megapixels
13 megapixels

Hardware Features

Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Autofocus

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F1.9

Second camera

 
5 megapixels

Hardware Features

 
Ultra-wide

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F2.2

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
Object tracking, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Burst mode, Effects, Frames, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Touch to focus, Digital zoom, Geo tagging

Video recording

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

Features

Video calling
Video calling, Video sharing

Front

0.3 megapixels VGA
8 megapixels

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)
6.16 x 2.93 x 0.35 inches (156.4 x 74.5 x 8.8 mm)

Weight

4.83 oz (137 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
6.56 oz (186 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Biometrics

 
2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)

Keys

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

Colors

Black, Red, White
Black, Blue

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8230
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7904

Processor

Dual-core, 1000 MHz, Krait
Octa-core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Adreno 305
Mali-G71 MP2

RAM

1 GB LPDDR2
4 GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

8 GB
64 GB

Maximum User Storage

5.6 GB
50.5 GB

Storage expansion

up to 32 GB
up to 512 GB

Slot Type

microSD, microSDHC
microSDXC, microSDHC, microSD

Device type

Smart phone
Smart phone

OS

Android (4.2.2, 4.1.2)
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo), Samsung Experience UI

Battery

Capacity

1750 mAh
5000 mAh

Type

User replaceable, Li - Ion
Not user replaceable, Li - Polymer

Charging

 
Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging

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)
29.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1364 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

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

Internet use

 
 

3G

 
15 hours

LTE

 
17 hours

Wi-Fi

 
17 hours

Music playback

43.20 hours
101.00 hours

Video playback

7.50 hours
17.00 hours

Internet browsing

Browser

 
 

supports

HTML, HTML5
 

Built-in online services support

YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+
 

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

 
Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20

LTE (TDD)

 
Bands 38, 40, 41

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-A Cat 12/13 (600/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA

2G Data

EDGE, GPRS
EDGE, GPRS

Dual SIM

 
Yes

SIM type

 
Nano SIM

VoLTE

 
Yes

Global Roaming

Yes
Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth

4.0
5.0

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), Generic Access (GAP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Phone Book Access (PBAP)

Wi-Fi

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

Mobile hotspot

Yes
Yes

Wi-Fi Direct

Yes
Yes

USB

USB 2.0
USB 2.0

Connector

microUSB
USB Type-C (reversible)

Features

Mass storage device, USB charging
Mass storage device

Charging connector

microUSB
USB Type-C (reversible)

Location

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

Other

NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Sensors

Accelerometer, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Notifications

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

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, Calculator, World clock, Timer, Stopwatch, Countdown timer

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, Dolby Atmos

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, H.263, H.264

Radio

FM, Stereo, RDS
 

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Headphones connector

3.5mm
3.5mm

Additional microphone(s)

 
for Noise cancellation

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

May 12, 2013
Jan 20, 2019

FCC ID value: PY7PM-0290 link
FCC ID value: A3LSMM205FN link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.65 W/kg
0.18 W/kg

Body

0.40 W/kg
0.54 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.59 W/kg
1.29 W/kg

Wireless Router

1.04 W/kg
1.13 W/kg

Availability

Officially announced

Mar 18, 2013
Jan 28, 2019
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