Comparison: iPhone 4S vs Sony Xperia S

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The Sony Xperia S is one of the terminals Android far more advanced , with permission of Galaxy Samsung S3 -. It has benefits as high as the twelve-megapixel camera, dual core processor and a wide screen with HD resolution. The flagship of Sony came to inaugurate the new stage of the company since gaining independence from Ericsson . The design is another of its strengths and Sony has made a sleek and sophisticated with this model.

It is clear that this is a giant in the Android ecosystem and always is often compared to similar devices.However it is inevitable to face another super mobile, the iPhone 4S . The smartphone from Appletakes more time to market and does not have such high performances but nevertheless claims to beone of the best selling point terminals . We analyze the differences in a comparison.

Design and Display

The elegance is a very careful look at both cases , although the design is different. The iPhone 4S repeats the formula of the previous model and still has a simple appearance with the metal edgeand both sides coated glass , which surely is not resistant and is easily broken by a blow. The Sony Xperia S opts for a more rectangular shape and is distinguished by the clear band that sits just below the screen and lights when we notifications . The iPhone 4S has the smaller screen and therefore it ismore compact , but nevertheless s or weight is virtually the same as the Sony Xperia S, which is broader.

The screen is one of the highest inequalities of this comparison, especially in regard to dimensions.The iPhone 4S continues to maintain the  3.5-inch panel which opened with the first iPhone model. It has a fairly high resolution (960 x 540 pixels) and its concentration of 326 dots per inch it is worth the appellation Retina . The images that plays very sharp and bright but the Sony Xperia S goes one step ahead. Currently there is a clear trend towards large screens and the 3.5 inch iPhone have become obsolete . Sony has opted to introduce a panel of 4.3 inches which also offers an HD resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels . It also exceeds the concentration of pixels of his opponent and stands at 342 points per inch.

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The two agree on most connections, especially the most common as access to 3G mobile networks (14.4 Mbps download speed), Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n, Bluetooth and integrated GPS. However, theSony Xperia S forward and committed to other systems as the standard DNLA or chip NFC to make mobile payments.

The physical connections are also somewhat different . The iPhone 4S connector for charging or data transfer is called Dock , own brand and is present in all mobile devices . As a good Android , the Sony Xperia S commitment to the MicroUSB standard and allows to launch an HD signal (HDMI) , theiPhone 4S can too with the special AV cable -. Of course both come with an audio jack of 3.5 mm to connect headphones or speakers.

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Camera and Multimedia

One of the strengths of Sony Xperia S is undoubtedly its twelve megapixel camera. It has a backlit Exmor sensor of Sony and its lens is very light (f/2.4) by ensuring sharp images even in low light .The camera of the iPhone 4S also offers high quality backlit sensor and a lens just as bright , but its resolution remains at eight megapixels. Keep in mind that the megapixels only influence the final size of the image and not their quality.

Both can g Rabar videos FullHD 1080p at a frequency of 30 frames per second and have variousfunctions such as LED flash, autofocus, face detection, geo-tagging, image stabilizer and digital zoom , in this point forward the Xperia S to have a zoom of 16 increases compared to five increasesthe iPhone 4S -.

The compatibility with different file formats is not exactly the strong point of the iPhone 4S, while accepting a good variety of formats falls somewhat short in comparison to Sony Xperia S . Besidesthe flagship of the Japanese has a stereo FM radio tuner.

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Processor and memory

Both are equipped with a dual core processor , but to different frequencies of work (that of the iPhone 4S to a Ghz and the Sony Xperia S to 1.5 Ghz ). The RAM is also higher for the Sony Xperia S ( a GBversus 512 MB of iPhone 4S ). However, despite differences both offer smooth performance and seamless, the iPhone 4S is very “thin” because its operating system is optimized for the type of processor.

The storage capacity on the iPhone 4S -depends on the model selected is available in three versions 16, 32 or 64 Gb – while the Sony Xperia S can only be purchased with 32 GB of internal. In this caseneither can expand the memory with MicroSD cards.

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Operating System

Technical features aside, the operating system is a crucial point when choosing a smartphone. Of little importance to have the best processor or better screen if the platform is not suited to the tastes and needs of the client. The Sony Xperia S is a smartphone Android (version 2.3 upgradeable to 4.0) while the iPhone 4S has iOS 5 , two systems very different from each other.

Android is an open platform that IOS and allows many more options in customizing the system to our liking. Not so with IOS , which is a closed environment . Apple exercises tight control with all the contents published on the App Store, so that the user is forced to pass through the filter imposed by Cupertino. Google Play , store Android is not subject to such comprehensive control , and many more features to get more out of the device, although this also has the drawback that it is more exposed to malware or do not work properly . We also noticed that the two application stores have a huge catalog of content (around half a million) but there are more free apps on Android.

Another aspect that plays against Android is the fragmentation of the system, when comes a new release of the platform there are many terminals can not be upgraded and remain “stuck” in a version specific. Apple provides software support for more time , although with IOS 6 this will start changing .

Best of IOS is that it is a very easy to use and works very smoothly, although the phone does not have much power. Many users find that the Apple platform is much easier while Android may seem a morecomplex. At this point the choice depends largely on the tastes and preferences of each user.

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Autonomy and price

The autonomy is the Achilles heel of most smartphones, not all. Both the Sony Xperia S as the iPhone 4S provide a runtime like when the phone is in use (six or eight hours) but according to the manufacturers Sony Xperia S endure longer when at rest , specifically about 450 hours while the iPhone 4S only 200 hours . We recall that the duration depends on the use we give the terminal.

The price plays into Sony’s flagship, costs about 420 euros in free format , a pretty tight for a cost premium of this level. Apple products are many things but not cheap. The price of the iPhone 4S of 16 gb is 600 euros in a free format for 32 Gb 700 euros and 800 euros if we select the model with 64 GB capacity.

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First of all we must bear in mind that the iPhone 4S takes longer on the market, although not so much that there is a big difference in regard to the technical section. At this point   the Sony Xperia wins S Street ; has better screen, better camera, better processor and more connections than his opponent.

One of the most notable failures 4S iPhone is that it still has a 3.5 inch screen , a size that is now reserved for mid-range devices. At this point a panel of these dimensions has lagged far behind and is expected to settle it with the rumored iPhone 5 , which could have a four-inch screen. Finally, the price is a crucial and 4S iPhone is too expensive for the benefits it includes.

Comparative Overview

Sony Xperia S iPhone 4S
Screen Capacitive multitouch screen 4.3 inches TFT 
1280 x 720 pixels, 
342 ppi 
Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine 
16 million colors 
Print antirotura on scratch-resistant glass
Capacitive multi-touch screen 
3.5-inch IPS 
Resolution 960 x 640 pixels 
326 pixels per inch 
Retina Display high-resolution 
16 million colors 
Corning Gorilla Glass resistant
Weight and dimensions 128 x 64 x 10.6 mm 
144 grams (battery included)
115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm 
140 grams (battery included)
Processor Dual core processor to 1.5 GHz Apple A5 processor, dual core to GHz
RAM 1 Gb 512 Mb
Internal Memory 32 GB 16-32-64 GB
Operating System Gingerbread Android 2.3 (upgradeable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich) Apple iOS 5
Camera and Multimedia Camera 12 megapixel 
Exmor CMOS sensor Sony 
LED Flash 
Auto Focus 
16x digital zoom 
Aperture f/2.4 
FullHD 1080p video recording 
Sweep Panorama 3D 
Detection and Face Recognition 
Image stabilizer 
Red-eye reduction 
Scene Recognition 
Self Timer 
Video Recording HD (1080) 
Front camera (1.3 MP 720p) Playing music, video and photo 
formats supported: MP3, eAAC +, WMA, WAV, MP4, H.263, H.264, WMV
3D Surround Sound 
Services PlayNow 
TrackID music recognition 
xLoud Experience 
Adobe Flash 
Media to upload content Google 
Certified PlayStation 
FM radio with RDS 
Sony Entertainment Network
8 Megapixel Camera 
Sensor backlit (BSI) 
Flash LED video light 
f/2.4 Aperture 
Video recording FullHD 1080p @ 30fps 
Face Detector 
Video Stabilizer 
5x digital zoom 
Picture Editor 
Secondary VGA camera for video calls 
Geotagging images Playing music, video and photos 
Audio formats supported: AAC, Protected AAC (iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3, MP3 VBR, Audible, Apple Lossless, AIFF and WAV 
Video formats supported: H.264 video up to 1080p, profile high (High Profile) to Level 4.1 with AAC-LC up to 160 Kb / s to 48 kHz, stereo audio in file formats. m4v,. mp4 and. mov, MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mb / s, 640 by 480 pixels, Simple Profile (Simple Profile) with AAC-LC up to 160 Kb / s per channel 48 kHz stereo file formats. m4v,. mp4 and. mov, Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mb / s, 1,280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, stereo sound and PCM ulaw format. avi file 
support video mirroring and video output: up to 1080p digital AV Adapter Apple 
Duplication AirPlay on Apple TV to 720p
Connectivity UMTS HSPA 850/900/1900/2100 
GSM GPRS / EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 
3G (HSDPA 14.4 Mbps / HSUPA 5.76 Mbps) 
Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n 
Wi-Fi Hotspot. 
Bluetooth Technology 
Audio 3.5 mm 
Support HDMI 
2.0 USB Micro 
USB 2.0 support 
Digital compass 
Proximity sensor 
Ambient light detector
UMTS / HSDPA / HSUPA (850, 900, 1,900, 2,100 MHz) 
GSM / EDGE (850, 900, 1,800, 1,900 MHz)
CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1,900 MHz) 
3G (HSDPA 14.4 Mbps / HSUPA 5.76 Mbps) 
Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n 
Wi-Fi Hotspot 
Bluetooth 4.0 Technology 
dock owner Connector 
Output 3.5-millimeter headphone jack 
Digital compass 
Proximity sensor 
Ambient light detector
Autonomy Battery of 1,750 mAh 
Usage 2G: 7:30 am 
Using 3G: 8:30 am on 
2G Standby: 450 hours 
3G Standby: 420 hours 
music playback: 37 hours
Lithium ion battery 1,432 milliamperes 
Standby: 200 hours 
Navigation: 6 hours (3G) / 9 am (Wi-Fi) 
Video playback: 10 hours 
Music playback: 40 hours
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