Comparison between:
- Sony Xperia A4 SO-04G
- Sharp Aquos R Compact
- Apple iPhone 5s

Brand and model

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

Sony Xperia A4 SO-04GSharp Aquos R CompactApple iPhone 5s
Sony Xperia A4 SO-04GSharp Aquos R CompactApple iPhone 5s
Prices
Model alias-SH-M06A1453
A1457
A1518
A1528
A1530
A1533

Design

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

Width66 mm
6.6 cm
0.217 ft
2.598 in
66 mm
6.6 cm
0.217 ft
2.598 in
58.6 mm
5.86 cm
0.192 ft
2.307 in
Height128 mm
12.8 cm
0.42 ft
5.039 in
132 mm
13.2 cm
0.433 ft
5.197 in
123.8 mm
12.38 cm
0.406 ft
4.874 in
Thickness9.1 mm
0.91 cm
0.03 ft
0.358 in
9.6 mm
0.96 cm
0.031 ft
0.378 in
7.6 mm
0.76 cm
0.025 ft
0.299 in
Weight129 g
0.28 lbs
4.55 oz
140 g
0.31 lbs
4.94 oz
112 g
0.25 lbs
3.95 oz
Volume76.88 cm³
4.67 in³
83.64 cm³
5.08 in³
55.14 cm³
3.35 in³
ColorsWhite
Blue
Pink
Gray
Black
White
Yellow
Purple
Gray
Silver
Gold
Body materials-Aluminium alloy
Glass
Aluminium alloy
Glass
CertificationIP58
IP6X
IP58
IP6X
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SIM card

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

SIM card typeNano-SIMNano-SIMNano-SIM
Number of SIM cards111

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 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
GSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
CDMA--CDMA 800 MHz
CDMA 1700/2100 MHz
CDMA 1900 MHz
CDMA2000--1xEV-DO Rev. A
1xEV-DO Rev. B
UMTSUMTS 800 MHz
UMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
UMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1700/2100 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
LTELTE 800 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 1500 MHz
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 1500 MHz (B11)
LTE 700 MHz Class 13
LTE 700 MHz Class 17
LTE 800 MHz
LTE 850 MHz
LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1700/2100 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 1900 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz

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
LTE Cat 4
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 3
EV-DO Rev. A
EV-DO Rev. B

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 5.0 LollipopAndroid 8.0 Oreo
Android 10
iOS 7.0.3
iOS 9
IOS 12.4.6

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 801 MSM8974ACQualcomm Snapdragon 660 MSM8976 PlusApple A7 APL0698
Process technology28 nm14 nm28 nm
CPUKrait 4004x 2.2 GHz Kryo 260, 4x 1.84 GHz Kryo 260Apple Cyclone ARMv8
CPU bits32 bit64 bit64 bit
Instruction setARMv7ARMv8ARMv8-A
Level 0 cache memory (L0)4 KB + 4 KB--
Level 1 cache memory (L1)16 KB + 16 KB-64 KB + 64 KB
Level 2 cache memory (L2)2048 KB
2 MB
-1024 KB
1 MB
Level 3 cache memory (L3)--4096 KB
4 MB
CPU cores482
CPU frequency2500 MHz2200 MHz1300 MHz
GPUQualcomm Adreno 330Qualcomm Adreno 512PowerVR G6430
GPU cores4-4
GPU frequency578 MHz-200 MHz
RAM capacity2 GB3 GB1 GB
RAM typeLPDDR3LPDDR4XLPDDR3
RAM channelsDouble channelDouble channel-
RAM frequency933 MHz1866 MHz-
--M7 motion coprocessor

Storage

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

Storage16 GB32 GB16 GB
32 GB

Memory cards

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

TypesmicroSD
microSDHC
microSDXC
microSD
microSDHC
microSDXC
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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/technologyLCDIGZOIPS
Diagonal size4.6 in
116.84 mm
11.68 cm
4.9 in
124.46 mm
12.45 cm
4 in
101.6 mm
10.16 cm
Width2.26 in
57.28 mm
5.73 cm
2.3 in
58.41 mm
5.84 cm
1.96 in
49.87 mm
4.99 cm
Height4.01 in
101.83 mm
10.18 cm
4.33 in
109.9 mm
10.99 cm
3.48 in
88.52 mm
8.85 cm
Aspect ratio1.778:1
16:9
1.881:11.775:1
Resolution720 x 1280 pixels1080 x 2032 pixels640 x 1136 pixels
Pixel density319 ppi
125 ppcm
470 ppi
184 ppcm
326 ppi
128 ppcm
Color depth24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
Display area69.27 %73.92 %61.05 %
Other featuresCapacitive
Multi-touch
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Sony BRAVIA Mobile engine 2
Triluminos display for mobile
Display manufacturer - Sharp
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
120 Hz refresh rate
Corning Gorilla Glass
Retina display
800:1 contrast ratio
500 cd/m²
Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating
LED-backlit

Sensors

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

SensorsProximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Fingerprint
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Fingerprint
--Fingerprint sensor model - TMDR92

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 modelSony Exmor RS-Sony Exmor RS
Sensor typeCMOSCMOSCMOS
Sensor size6.17 x 4.55 mm
0.3 in
-4.89 x 3.67 mm
0.24 in
Pixel size1.176 µm
0.001176 mm
-1.498 µm
0.001498 mm
Crop factor5.64-7.08
ISO50 - 12800-32 - 2500
Aperturef/2f/2.2f/2.2
Focal length and 35 mm equivalent-3.4 mm
25 mm *(35 mm / full frame)
4.3 mm
30.43 mm *(35 mm / full frame)
Number of lenses-65
Flash typeLEDLEDDual LED
Image resolution5248 x 3936 pixels
20.66 MP
4672 x 3512 pixels
16.41 MP
3264 x 2448 pixels
7.99 MP
Video resolution3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
Video FPS30 fps30 fps30 fps
FeaturesAutofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Digital image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Contrast detection autofocus (CDAF)
Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Digital image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
1080p @ 60 fps
720p @ 120 fps
G lens
-IR filter
Sapphire crystal glass lens cover
720p @ 120 fps

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.

Sensor modelSony Exmor R--
Sensor type-CMOSCMOS
Aperture-f/2.2f/2.4
Focal length and 35 mm equivalent-2.4 mm
23 mm *(35 mm / full frame)
-
Number of lenses-5-
Image resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
3200 x 2400 pixels
7.68 MP
1280 x 960 pixels
1.23 MP
Video resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1280 x 720 pixels
0.92 MP
Video FPS30 fps30 fps30 fps
Features--Face unlock
--HDR
Exposure compensation

Audio

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

SpeakerLoudspeaker
Earpiece
LoudspeakerLoudspeaker
Earpiece

Radio

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

RadioYes-No

Tracking/Positioning

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

Tracking/PositioningGPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
Wi-Fi
Cell ID

Wi-Fi

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

Wi-Fi802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11ac
Wi-Fi Hotspot
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Display
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot

Bluetooth

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

Version4.05.04.0
FeaturesA2DP
AVRCP
DIP
HFP
HID
HSP
MAP
OPP
PAN
PBAP
SPP
A2DPA2DP
LE

USB

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

Connector typeMicro USBUSB Type-C-
Version2.02.02.0
FeaturesCharging
Mass storage
Charging
Mass storage
On-The-Go
Charging
Mass storage
Proprietary

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 jackYesYesYes

Connectivity

Information about other important connectivity technologies supported by the devices.

ConnectivityComputer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
NFC
VoLTE
Computer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
NFC
VoLTE
Computer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
TV-Out
UMA

Browser

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

BrowserHTML
HTML5
CSS 3
HTML
HTML5
CSS 3
HTML
HTML5
CSS 3

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/codecsAAC
AAC+
AMR
AMR-WB
eAAC+
FLAC
M4A
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
AAC
AAC+
AMR
AMR-WB
FLAC
M4A
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
AAC
eAAC+
M4A
MP3
WAV
Apple Lossless
AAX+
AAX

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/codecs3GPP
AVI
DivX
H.263
H.264
MKV
MP4
WebM
WMV
Xvid
3GPP
AVI
DivX
Flash Video
H.263
H.264
MKV
MP4
WebM
WMV
Xvid
AVI
H.263
H.264
QuickTime
MP4

Battery

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

Capacity2600 mAh2500 mAh1560 mAh
TypeLi-PolymerLi-PolymerLi-Polymer
2G talk time10 h 48 min
10.8 h
648 min
0.5 days
-10 h
600 min
0.4 days
2G stand-by time590 h
35400 min
24.6 days
-250 h
15000 min
10.4 days
3G talk time11 h 42 min
11.7 h
702 min
0.5 days
-10 h
600 min
0.4 days
3G stand-by time760 h
45600 min
31.7 days
-250 h
15000 min
10.4 days
4G talk time16 h 30 min
16.5 h
990 min
0.7 days
--
4G stand-by time620 h
37200 min
25.8 days
--
FeaturesNon-removableNon-removableNon-removable

Specific Absorption Rate (SAR)

The SAR rating shows the amount of electromagnetic radiation absorbed by the human body when using a mobile device, expressed in W/kg.

Head SAR (EU)-0.766 W/kg0.93 W/kg
Body SAR (EU)-0.513 W/kg0.99 W/kg
Head SAR (USA)-0.25 W/kg1.18 W/kg
Body SAR (USA)-0.47 W/kg1.18 W/kg
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