Comparison between:
- Sony Xperia L1
- Sony Xperia S

Brand and model

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

Sony Xperia L1Sony Xperia S
Sony Xperia L1Sony Xperia S
Prices
Model aliasG3311
G3313
LT26i
Nozomi
Arc HD

Design

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

Width74 mm
7.4 cm
0.243 ft
2.913 in
64 mm
6.4 cm
0.21 ft
2.52 in
Height151 mm
15.1 cm
0.495 ft
5.945 in
128 mm
12.8 cm
0.42 ft
5.039 in
Thickness8.7 mm
0.87 cm
0.029 ft
0.343 in
10.6 mm
1.06 cm
0.035 ft
0.417 in
Weight180 g
0.4 lbs
6.35 oz
144 g
0.32 lbs
5.08 oz
Volume97.21 cm³
5.9 in³
86.84 cm³
5.27 in³
ColorsBlack
White
Pink
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Body materialsPolycarbonate-

SIM card

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

SIM card typeNano-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 1700/2100 MHz (G3313)
UMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
LTELTE 850 MHz
LTE 1900 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE 800 MHz (G3311)
LTE 1800 MHz (G3311)
LTE 2100 MHz (G3311)
LTE 1700/2100 MHz (G3313)
LTE 900 MHz (G3311)
LTE 700 MHz (B12) (G3313)
LTE 700 MHz Class 17 (G3313)
LTE 700 MHz (B28) (G3313)
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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+
LTE Cat 4
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS Class 12
HSPA

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 7.0 NougatAndroid 2.3 Gingerbread
Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich
Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean

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.

SoCMediaTek MT6737TQualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8260
Process technology28 nm45 nm
CPUARM Cortex-A53Scorpion
CPU bits64 bit32 bit
Instruction setARMv8-AARMv7
Level 1 cache memory (L1)32 KB + 32 KB32 KB + 32 KB
Level 2 cache memory (L2)512 KB
0.5 MB
512 KB
0.5 MB
CPU cores42
CPU frequency1450 MHz1500 MHz
GPUARM Mali-T720 MP2Qualcomm Adreno 220
GPU cores2-
GPU frequency450 MHz-
RAM capacity2 GB1 GB
RAM typeLPDDR3LPDDR2
RAM channelsSingle channelSingle channel
RAM frequency733 MHz500 MHz

Storage

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

Storage16 GB32 GB
eMMCeMMC

Memory cards

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

TypesmicroSD
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/technologyIPSLCD
Diagonal size5.5 in
139.7 mm
13.97 cm
4.3 in
109.22 mm
10.92 cm
Width2.7 in
68.49 mm
6.85 cm
2.11 in
53.55 mm
5.35 cm
Height4.79 in
121.76 mm
12.18 cm
3.75 in
95.19 mm
9.52 cm
Aspect ratio1.778:1
16:9
1.778:1
16:9
Resolution720 x 1280 pixels720 x 1280 pixels
Pixel density267 ppi
104 ppcm
342 ppi
134 ppcm
Color depth24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
Display area74.87 %62.42 %
Other featuresCapacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Minimum pencil hardness >6H
1000:1 contrast ratio
Shatter-proof sheet on scratch-resistant glass
LED-backlit
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
Hall
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope

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 R
Sensor typeCMOSCMOS BSI
ISO100 - 3200-
Aperturef/2.2f/2.4
Shutter speed1 - 1/4000-
Focal length and 35 mm equivalent3.5 mm-
Flash typeDual LEDLED
Image resolution4096 x 3072 pixels
12.58 MP
4000 x 3000 pixels
12 MP
Video resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
Video FPS30 fps30 fps
FeaturesAutofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Autofocus
Digital zoom
Digital image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
Touch focus
Face detection
Self-timer
Scene mode

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.

Aperturef/2.2-
Focal length and 35 mm equivalent3.5 mm
24 mm *(35 mm / full frame)
-
Image resolution2560 x 1920 pixels
4.92 MP
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Video resolution-1280 x 720 pixels
0.92 MP
Video FPS-30 fps
-1.3 MP

Audio

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

SpeakerLoudspeaker
Earpiece
Loudspeaker
Earpiece

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
GLONASS
GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS

Wi-Fi

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

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

Bluetooth

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

Version4.22.1
FeaturesA2DP
AVRCP
DIP
GAVDP
GAP
HDP
HFP
HID
HSP
LE
MAP
OPP
PAN
PBAP
SPP
A2DP
AVRCP
EDR
HFP
OPP
PBAP

USB

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

Connector typeUSB Type-CMicro USB
Version2.02.0
FeaturesCharging
Mass storage
On-The-Go
Charging
Mass storage

HDMI

The High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is considered to be the digital alternative of the analog audio/video interface standards.

HDMI-Micro HDMI (Type D)

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
NFC
Computer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
DLNA
NFC
ANT+

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
Flash
CSS 3
xHTML
CSS 2.1

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
aptX
eAAC+
FLAC
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
3GPP
AAC
AAC+
AMR
AMR-WB
eAAC+
MP3
OGG
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/codecs3GPP
AVI
DivX
H.263
H.264
MKV
MP4
WebM
WMV
Xvid
H.263
H.264
MPEG-4
WMV

Battery

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

Capacity2620 mAh1750 mAh
TypeLi-PolymerLi-Ion
2G talk time13 h
780 min
0.5 days
7 h 30 min
7.5 h
450 min
0.3 days
2G stand-by time639 h
38340 min
26.6 days
450 h
27000 min
18.8 days
3G talk time11 h 30 min
11.5 h
690 min
0.5 days
8 h 30 min
8.5 h
510 min
0.4 days
3G stand-by time687 h
41220 min
28.6 days
420 h
25200 min
17.5 days
4G stand-by time651 h
39060 min
27.1 days
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Charger output power5 V / 0.85 A-
FeaturesNon-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)0.69 W/kg-
Body SAR (EU)1.01 W/kg-
Head SAR (USA)1.13 W/kg-
Body SAR (USA)0.66 W/kg-

Additional features

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

Additional featuresG3311 - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) EU: head - 0.690 W/kg; body - 1.010 W/kg
G3313 - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) EU: head - 0.640 W/kg; body - 1.000 W/kg
G3313 - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) US: head - 1.130 W/kg; body - 0.660 W/kg
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