Comparison between:
- Sony Ericsson Xperia ray
- HTC Desire VC

Brand and model

Information about the brand, model and model alias (if any) of a specific device.

Sony Ericsson Xperia rayHTC Desire VC
Sony Ericsson Xperia rayHTC Desire VC
Model aliasAzusa
Urushi
ST18i
ST18a
T328d

Design

Information about the dimensions and weight of the device, shown in different measurement units. Body materials, available colors, certifications.

Width53 mm
5.3 cm
0.174 ft
2.087 in
62.3 mm
6.23 cm
0.204 ft
2.453 in
Height111 mm
11.1 cm
0.364 ft
4.37 in
119.5 mm
11.95 cm
0.392 ft
4.705 in
Thickness9.4 mm
0.94 cm
0.031 ft
0.37 in
9.5 mm
0.95 cm
0.031 ft
0.374 in
Weight100 g
0.22 lbs
3.53 oz
119 g
0.26 lbs
4.2 oz
Volume55.3 cm³
3.36 in³
70.73 cm³
4.3 in³
Colors-Black
White

SIM card

The Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) is used in mobile devices for storing data authenticating the subscribers of mobile services.

SIM card typeMini-SIMMini-SIM
Number of SIM cards11

Networks

A mobile (cellular) network is a radio system, which allows a large number of mobile devices to communicate with each other.

GSMGSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
CDMA-CDMA 800 MHz
CDMA 1900 MHz
CDMA2000-1xEV-DO Rev. A
UMTSUMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
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Mobile network technologies and bandwidth

Communication between devices within mobile networks is realized via various generations of network technologies, which provide different bandwidth.

Mobile network technologiesUMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA
UMTS
GPRS
HSPA
EV-DO
EV-DO Rev. A

Operating system

Operating system is the system software, which manages and controls the functioning of the hardware components of the device.

Operating system (OS)Android 2.3 Gingerbread
Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich
Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich

System on Chip (SoC)

A system on a chip (SoC) includes into a single chip some of the main hardware components of the mobile device.

SoCQualcomm Snapdragon S2 MSM8255Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7227A
Process technology45 nm45 nm
CPUScorpionARM Cortex-A5
CPU bits32 bit32 bit
Instruction setARMv7ARMv7
Level 1 cache memory (L1)32 KB + 32 KB16 KB + 16 KB
Level 2 cache memory (L2)384 KB
0.375 MB
256 KB
0.25 MB
CPU cores11
CPU frequency1000 MHz1000 MHz
GPUQualcomm Adreno 205Qualcomm Adreno 200
RAM capacity512 MB512 MB
RAM typeLPDDR2LPDDR1
RAM channelsDouble channel-
RAM frequency500 MHz200 MHz

Storage

Every mobile device has a built-in storage (internal memory) with a fixed capacity.

Storage1 GB4 GB

Memory cards

Memory cards are used in mobile devices for expanding their external storage capacity.

TypesmicroSD
microSDHC
microSD
microSDHC
Included card4 GB
4096 MB
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Display

The display of a mobile device is characterized by its technology, resolution, pixel density, diagonal length, color depth, etc.

Type/technologyLCDSuper LCD
Diagonal size3.3 in
83.82 mm
8.38 cm
4 in
101.6 mm
10.16 cm
Width1.62 in
41.07 mm
4.11 cm
2.06 in
52.27 mm
5.23 cm
Height2.88 in
73.07 mm
7.31 cm
3.43 in
87.12 mm
8.71 cm
Aspect ratio1.779:11.667:1
5:3
Resolution480 x 854 pixels480 x 800 pixels
Pixel density297 ppi
116 ppcm
233 ppi
91 ppcm
Color depth24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
Display area51.17 %61.37 %
Other featuresCapacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine
LED-backlit
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Sensors

Different sensors measure different physical quantities and convert them into signals recognizable by the mobile device.

SensorsProximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer

Rear camera

The primary camera of the mobile device is usually placed on its back and can be combined with one or more additional cameras.

Sensor typeCMOS BSI-
Flash typeLEDLED
Image resolution3264 x 2448 pixels
7.99 MP
2592 x 1944 pixels
5.04 MP
Video resolution1280 x 720 pixels
0.92 MP
1280 x 720 pixels
0.92 MP
FeaturesAutofocus
Digital zoom
Digital image stabilization
Geotagging
Face detection
-
Self-timer-

Front camera

Modern smartphones have one or more front cameras and their positioning has led to various design concepts – pop-up camera, rotating camera, notch, punch hole, under-display camera, etc.

0.3 MP-

Audio

Information about the type of speakers and the audio technologies supported by the device.

SpeakerLoudspeaker
Earpiece
Loudspeaker

Radio

The radio in a mobile device is a built-in FM radio receiver.

RadioYesYes

Tracking/Positioning

Information about the positioning and navigation technologies supported by the device.

Tracking/PositioningGPS
A-GPS
GPS
A-GPS

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is a technology that provides wireless data connections between various devices within a short range.

Wi-Fi802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
Wi-Fi Hotspot
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
Wi-Fi Hotspot

Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a standard for secure wireless data transfer between different types of devices over short distances.

Version2.13.0
FeaturesA2DP
EDR
A2DP

USB

The Universal Serial Bus (USB) is an industry standard that allows different electronic devices to exchange data.

Connector typeMicro USBMicro USB
Version2.02.0
FeaturesCharging
Mass storage
Charging
Mass storage

Headphone jack

The headphone jack is an audio phone connector, a.k.a. an audio jack. The most widely used one in mobile devices is the 3.5 mm headphone jack.

Headphone jackYesYes

Connectivity

Information about other important connectivity technologies supported by the devices.

ConnectivityComputer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
DLNA
Computer sync
Tethering
DLNA

Browser

A web browser is a software application for accessing, fetching, displaying and navigating through information on the World Wide Web.

BrowserHTML
Flash
HTML
Flash

Audio file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various audio file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital audio data.

Audio file formats/codecsMP3
WAV
eAAC+
MP3
WMA
WAV

Video file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various video file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital video data.

Video file formats/codecsH.263
H.264
MPEG-4
H.263
H.264
MPEG-4

Battery

The batteries of mobile devices differ in capacity and technology. They provide the electrical charge needed for the functioning of the devices.

Capacity1500 mAh1650 mAh
TypeLi-IonLi-Ion
2G talk time6 h 30 min
6.5 h
390 min
0.3 days
-
2G stand-by time430 h
25800 min
17.9 days
-
3G talk time7 h
420 min
0.3 days
-
3G stand-by time440 h
26400 min
18.3 days
-
FeaturesRemovableRemovable
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