Comparison between:
- Sony Ericsson Xperia mini
- Sony Xperia M2 Aqua

Brand and model

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

Sony Ericsson Xperia miniSony Xperia M2 Aqua
Sony Ericsson Xperia miniSony Xperia M2 Aqua
Model aliasST15iD2403
D2406

Design

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

Width52 mm
5.2 cm
0.171 ft
2.047 in
72 mm
7.2 cm
0.236 ft
2.835 in
Height88 mm
8.8 cm
0.289 ft
3.465 in
140 mm
14 cm
0.459 ft
5.512 in
Thickness16 mm
1.6 cm
0.052 ft
0.63 in
8.6 mm
0.86 cm
0.028 ft
0.339 in
Weight99 g
0.22 lbs
3.49 oz
149 g
0.33 lbs
5.26 oz
Volume73.22 cm³
4.45 in³
86.69 cm³
5.26 in³
Colors-Black
White
Certification-IP65
IP68

SIM card

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

SIM card typeMini-SIMMicro-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 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
UMTSUMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
UMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz (D2403)
UMTS 1700/2100 MHz (D2406)
UMTS 1900 MHz (D2406)
LTE-LTE 2600 MHz
LTE 700 MHz (D2406)
LTE 1700/2100 MHz (D2406)
LTE 800 MHz (D2403)
LTE 850 MHz (D2403)
LTE 900 MHz (D2403
LTE 1800 MHz (D2403)
LTE 2100 MHz (D2403)

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
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 4

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 Ice Cream Sandwich
Android 4.4.2 KitKat
Android 5.1 Lollipop

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 (MSM8255)Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 (MSM8926)
Process technology45 nm28 nm
CPU1x 1.0 GHz ARM Scorpion4x 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex-A7
CPU bits32 bit32 bit
Instruction setARMv7-AARMv7-A
Level 1 cache memory (L1)32 KB + 32 KB16 KB + 16 KB
Level 2 cache memory (L2)384 KB
0.375 MB
1024 KB
1 MB
CPU cores14
CPU frequency1000 MHz1200 MHz
GPUQualcomm Adreno 205Qualcomm Adreno 305
GPU cores-1
GPU frequency266 MHz450 MHz
RAM capacity512 MB1 GB
RAM typeLPDDR2LPDDR2/LPDDR3
RAM channelsDouble channelSingle channel
RAM frequency333 MHz533 MHz

Storage

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

Storage323.584 MB8 GB

Memory cards

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

TypesmicroSD
microSDHC
microSD
microSDHC
microSDXC
Included card2 GB
2048 MB
-

Display

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

Type/technologyLCDTFT
Diagonal size3 in
76.2 mm
7.62 cm
4.8 in
121.92 mm
12.19 cm
Width1.66 in
42.27 mm
4.23 cm
2.35 in
59.77 mm
5.98 cm
Height2.5 in
63.4 mm
6.34 cm
4.18 in
106.26 mm
10.63 cm
Aspect ratio1.5:1
3:2
1.778:1
16:9
Resolution320 x 480 pixels540 x 960 pixels
Pixel density192 ppi
75 ppcm
229 ppi
90 ppcm
Color depth24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
Display area58.75 %63.22 %
Other featuresCapacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine-

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

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 model-Sony Exmor RS
Sensor type-CMOS
Flash typeLEDLED
Image resolution2592 x 1944 pixels
5.04 MP
3264 x 2448 pixels
7.99 MP
Video resolution1280 x 720 pixels
0.92 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
Video FPS-30 fps
Features-Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Digital image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
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.

Image resolution-640 x 480 pixels
0.31 MP
Video resolution-640 x 480 pixels
0.31 MP
Video FPS-30 fps

Audio

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

SpeakerLoudspeaker
Earpiece
Loudspeaker
Earpiece
-HAC (M3/T3) - Hearing Aid Compatibility

Radio

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

RadioYesYes
-RDS

Tracking/Positioning

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

Tracking/PositioningGPS
A-GPS
GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS

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
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct

Bluetooth

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

Version2.14.0
FeaturesA2DPA2DP
AVRCP
GAP
HFP
HID
OPP
PAN

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
Host
Mass storage
On-The-Go

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
OTA sync
Tethering
DLNA
NFC

Browser

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

BrowserHTML
Flash
xHTML
WAP 2.0
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/codecseAAC+
MP3
WMA
WAV
3GPP
AAC
AAC+
AMR
AMR-WB
eAAC+
MIDI
MP3
OGG
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
WMV
3GPP
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.

Capacity1200 mAh2300 mAh
TypeLi-IonLi-Ion
2G talk time4 h 30 min
4.5 h
270 min
0.2 days
11 h 14 min
11.2 h
673.8 min
0.5 days
2G stand-by time340 h
20400 min
14.2 days
595 h
35700 min
24.8 days
3G talk time4 h 30 min
4.5 h
270 min
0.2 days
12 h 7 min
12.1 h
726.6 min
0.5 days
3G stand-by time320 h
19200 min
13.3 days
641 h
38460 min
26.7 days
4G stand-by time-543 h
32580 min
22.6 days
FeaturesRemovableNon-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)-0.656 W/kg
Body SAR (EU)-0.862 W/kg
Head SAR (USA)-0.69 W/kg
Body SAR (USA)-1.25 W/kg

Additional features

Some devices have additional features, different from the standard ones above, but equally important and worth mentioning.

Additional features-D2406 - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) EU: head - 0.551 W/kg; body - 0.535 W/kg
D2406 - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) US: head - 1.190 W/kg; body - 0.870 W/kg
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