Sony Xperia S and Nokia Lumia 900 smartphones compared

Sony Xperia S and Nokia Lumia 900 smartphones compared

Two new smartphones, featuring almost everything you can ask for in a mobile phone, are the Sony Xperia S and Nokia Lumia 900. The handsets were displayed at the CES 2012 and achieved a lot of positive comments. It would be quite hard to make a choice, if you get to choose any one mobile out of the two.

So a comparison of the Xperia S and Lumia 900 based on a couple of factors is in order.

DISTUINGUISED FEATURES of SONY XPERIA S & NOKIA LUMIA 900

Category

Availability

Availability

DISPLAY

 

 

Type

LED-Backlit LCD capacitive multi touchscreen

AMOLED Capacitive multi touchscreen

Size

4.3 inches, 720 x 1280 pixels

4.3 inches; 480 x 800 pixels

CAMERA

 

 

Rear

12 MP, 4000x3000 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

dual LED Flash 8 MP; 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, Carl Zeiss optics

Front

1.3 MP, 720p@30fps

1.3 MP

Video

1080p full HD resolution video recording

720p HD video recording

STORAGE CAPACITY

 

 

Phone book

Unlimited

Unlimited

Internal

1 GB RAM

512 MB RAM

External

16 GB included; up to 32 GB extensibility

16 GB included; up to 32 GB extensibility

Card slot

NO

NO

DATA MANAGEMENT

 

 

GPRS

Up to 86 kbps

Class 33

EDGE

Up to 237 kbps

Class 33

3G

Yes

Yes

WLAN

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Direct, DLNA, hotspot

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n

Bluetooth

v2.1 with A2DP, EDR

v2.1 with A2DP, EDR

NFC

Yes

Yes

USB

microUSB 2.0, HS, USB on-the-go

microUSB 2.0, HS

GPS FACILITY

Yes; with A-GPS and GLONASS

Yes; with A-GPS

GENERAL FEATURES

Category

Availability

Availability

NETWORK SUPPORTS

 

 

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

3G Network

HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 - LT26a/i

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

4G Network

 

LTE 700 / 1700 / 2100

ENTERTAINMENT FACILITIES

 

 

Audio Player

MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV player

MP3/WAV/eAAC+/WMA player

Video Player

MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player

MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV player

Games

Yes

Yes

FM Radio

Stereo FM radio with RDS

Stereo FM radio with RDS

POWER MANAGEMENT

 

 

Battery Type

Li ion 1830 mAh

1750 mAh Li ion

Stand By

Up to 450 h (2G) / Up to 420 h (3G)

Up to 300 h

Talk Time

Up to 7 h 30 min (2G) / Up to 8 h 30 min (3G)

Up to 7 h

SIZE

 

 

Dimension

128 x 64 x 10.6 mm

127.8 x 68.5 x 11.5 mm

Weight

144 grams

160 grams

Operating system

Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread), upgrade to v4.0

Microsoft Windows Phone 7.5 Mango

CPU

Dual-core 1.5 GHz

1.4 GHz Scorpion

Browser

HTML5, Adobe Flash

HTML5

 

As you can see, the Xperia S dominates when it comes to the power factor, with its 1.5 GHz dual core CPU and 1 GB RAM. The camera specifications are way better in Xperia S with a 12 MP camera, while the Lumia 900 sports an 8 MP camera. Lumia 900’s camera can record 720p HD videos, while Xperia S’s primary camera can record full HD 1080p resolution videos.

If you consider the form factor, build quality and design, both the handsets are cool with cutting edge finishes and top notch quality. But the Sony Xperia S still dominates when it comes to displays, although the Lumia 900 has the same 4.3 inch display like the Xperia S. But Lumia 900 has an AMOLED display. The simple Windows Mango and Android Gingerbread OS in the handsets are evenly matched when you consider simplicity, user interface etc.

The price tags of the handsets haven’t been announced yet, but Sony Xperia S is most likely the expensive one. Hopefully Nokia Lumia 900’s price tag would be reasonable.

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