Sony Xperia L3 vs Samsung Galaxy A40

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Display

Display size

5.7 inches
5.9 inches

Resolution

720 x 1440 pixels
1080 x 2340 pixels

Pixel density

282 ppi
437 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

75.78 %
85.73 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Dual camera

Main camera

13 megapixels
16 megapixels

Hardware Features

Phase detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.8"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Second camera

2 megapixels
5 megapixels

Hardware Features

Depth information
Ultra-wide

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.4; Sensor size: 1/5"; Pixel size: 1.75 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 13 mm; Sensor size: 1/5"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Flash

LED
LED

Video recording

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

Features

Video calling, Video sharing
Hyperlapse, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

8 megapixels
25 megapixels

Design

Dimensions

6.06 x 2.83 x 0.35 inches (154 x 72 x 8.9 mm)
5.68 x 2.72 x 0.31 inches (144.3 x 69.1 x 7.9 mm)

Weight

5.50 oz (156 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
4.94 oz (140 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

Back: Plastic
Back: Plastic

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)

Colors

Black, Gold, Silver
Black, Pink, Blue, White

Hardware & Performance

System chip

MediaTek Helio P22 MT6762
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7885

Processor

Octa-core, 2000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 12 nm
Octa-core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

IMG PowerVR GE8320
Mali-G71 MP2

RAM

3 GB
4 GB

Internal storage

32 GB
64 GB

Maximum User Storage

22 GB
49.4 GB

Storage expansion

up to 512 GB
up to 512 GB

OS

Android (8.1 Oreo)
Android (9.0 Pie), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity

3300 mAh
3100 mAh

Charging

USB Power Delivery
Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging

Talk time

35.70 hours
the average is 22 h (1342 min)
 

Stand-by time

28.6 days (687 hours)
the average is 20 days (480 h)
 

Talk time (3G)

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

Stand-by time (3G)

30.8 days (739 hours)
the average is 25 days (602 h)
 

Talk time (4G)

45 hours
 

Stand-by time (4G)

28.6 days (686 hours)
the average is 24 days (570 h)
 

Internet use

 
 

3G

 
9 hours

LTE

 
11 hours

Wi-Fi

 
11 hours

Music playback

24.80 hours
62.00 hours

Video playback

20.50 hours
14.00 hours

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20
Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38
Bands 38, 40, 41

UMTS

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

GSM

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

Data

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 11 Mbit/s
LTE-A Cat 12/13 (600/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Dual SIM

Yes
Yes

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Connectivity

Bluetooth

5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi

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

USB

USB 2.0
USB 2.0

Connector

USB Type-C (reversible)
USB Type-C (reversible)

Features

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

Mobile Payment

 
Samsung Pay

Location

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Other

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

Phone features

Sensors

Accelerometer, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers)

Notifications

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Vibration
Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Vibration

Other features

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

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio

FM
FM

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Headphones connector

3.5mm
3.5mm

Additional microphone(s)

 
for Noise cancellation

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

 
Mar 08, 2019

 
FCC ID value: A3LSMA405FN link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

 
0.51 W/kg

Body

 
0.46 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

 
1.02 W/kg

Wireless Router

 
0.61 W/kg
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