Sony Xperia SP vs Samsung Galaxy S5

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Display

Size

4.6 inches
5.1 inches

Resolution

1280 x 720 pixels,
319 PPI
1920 x 1080 pixels,
432 PPI

Technology

TFT
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body

66.63 %
69.76 %

Features

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

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AC

Processor

Dual-core, 1700 MHz, Krait
Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400, 32-bit, 28 nm

GPU

Adreno 320
Adreno 330

RAM

1GB LPDDR2
2GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

8GB
32GB

Storage expansion

microSDHC up to 32 GB
microSDXC up to 128 GB

OS

Android (4.3, 4.1)
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2), Samsung TouchWiz UI

Battery

Capacity

2370 mAh
2800 mAh

Type

Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, User replaceable

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

8 MP (Autofocus, BSI sensor)
16 MP (BSI sensor, PDAF)

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 31 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)

Features

Video calling
HDR, Continuous autofocus, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

0.3 MP VGA
2.1 MP

Design

Dimensions

5.14 x 2.64 x 0.39 inches (130.6 x 67.1 x 9.98 mm)
5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches (142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm)

Weight

5.47 oz (155 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (183 g)
5.11 oz (145 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (183 g)

Materials

 
Back: Plastic

Resistance

 
Water, Dust; IP 67

Biometrics

 
Fingerprint (swipe)

Features

 
Touch sensitive control keys, Interchangeable covers, Notification light

Colors

Black, Red, White
Black, Gold, Blue, White

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 18(800 Lower)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD)

UMTS

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

Data Speed

LTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

SIM type

Micro SIM
Micro SIM

VoLTE

Yes
Yes

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Features

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

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.0
4.0

Wi-Fi

802.11 b, g, n, dual-band; Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Multiple antennas, MIMO, Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct

USB

microUSB, USB 2.0
microUSB, USB 3.0

Features

Mass storage device, Video out, Charging
Mass storage device, OTG, Charging, Video out

HDMI

 
Yes

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Pedometer, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Gesture, Barometer, Step detector, Step counter

Other

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

Phone features

Notifications

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

Other features

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