Comparison: iPhone 5 vs Sony Xperia U

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Although the phone Apple promises high performance devices with OS Android as theSony Xperia U also exhibit a high degree of power and design.Therefore, we offer a comparative direct where we face the most important technical features of both models.

Since it went on sale the first iPhone, the other manufacturers have struggled to follow its lead, trying to overcome in performance and stability of the “king” of smartphones, either by performance, design or brand image. However, with the advent of Android in the sector, manufacturers have found the key and each time gets closer and closer to the achievements of the iPhone. So much so that since the introduction of the iPhone 4, the successive generations of high-end smartphones with the green robot have balanced the scales to the point that Apple no longer terminal goes well stopped benchmarking. Even the evolution of other platforms like Windows Phone , but still at a very nascent, can become an additional concern for the Cupertino. However, today it is the turn of a model that has been presented recently, the Sony Xperia T.


It may not be a section that we should include a comparison of pure performance and hard but definitely terminal design is a very important factor for those who place great emphasis on aesthetics. On the one hand we have the Sony Xperia U, whose manufacturer imbues his models with a touch of class above the rest which makes them very personal, especially in its new Xperia NXT. Simple and elegant, the Xperia T honors the brand with a finish that does not attract attention, but that in turn gives off a very personal appeal. On the other hand, the iPhone 5 is still the same charming and exclusive model. The design is unchanged since the birth of the iPhone 4 as the paths proposed by John Ive, Apple’s design chief, are proving to be a magnet for users. Moreover, in this new generation, the iPhone 5 choose new materials like aluminum that make it even more appealing, at the same time strong and lightweight.

Size and Weight

Market trend promoted by the preferences of a large group of users, is to create ever larger smartphones, partly to include larger displays. However, because a device is not bigger is better and the midpoint is usually far more successful. In this situation, the iPhone 5 comes out clearly benefited as Apple has set the bar very high with a dimension of 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm . In the case of the Sony Xperia U, we find a larger smartphone, established in129.4 x 67.3 x 9.4 mm . Undoubtedly, 7.6 millimeters thick the iPhone 5 will be a good hook. In terms of weight, the phone’s signature apple back out winner with just 112 grams compared to 139 of the T. Xperia


A direct consequence phone size results in a larger screen. While ergonomics is a very important factor, many users also provide welcome the diagonal of the display, as they begin to see that a larger screen positive impact on the user experience. If valorásemos this feature touch panel, the Sony Xperia U Street would take to find iPhone 5 as a display of4.6 inches front to a four. On previous occasions the Cupertino model had an ace up his sleeve, the screen resolutionRetina , but Sony has taken the lead with a panel that offers 1280 x 720 pixels and a dot density of 323 dpi, so the definition of the iPhone 5, with its 1136 x 640 pixels and 326 dpi are not, on this occasion, the determining factor. Also, the Japanese manufacturer includes a technique that improves viewing images as Mobile BRAVIA Engine .


A very controversial point in the comparison. Currently we only have images provided by the press office of both companies so we can not face actual results realized by the cameras own models. Therefore, we can only compare their technical specifications. However, not for the inconvenience this is a paragraph decaf. Not at all because they face two manufacturers who care to detail the operation of the cameras. For Sony, the Xperia T found a Sony Exmor R backlit sensor of 13 megapixels and f/2.4 aperture. He is accompanied by an LED flash and a large conglomerate of software functions, including the capture of panoramic photographs. In the case of the iPhone 5, the camera iSight has optics and the sensor of the iPhone 4S, with an eight-megapixel backlit sensor but with notable improvements as the f/2.0 aperture . It also has panoramic capture up to 28 megapixels. In both cases the video recording quality is FullHD.Therefore, pending final results, we found a clear winner because we can not go with the cheap marketing megapixel war.

Processor and memory

At this point we will just compare the technical specifications as to contemplate the processor performance under the smartphone platform would get a result that we can not assess equal (Android VS iOS 6). As for the Sony Xperia U, the model includes a dual-core processor, a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 to 1.5 GHz with GPU Adreno 225 . The iPhone 5 debuts new architecture, an Apple A6 manufactured by Samsung, but designed by Apple itself. It is a dual core that operates at a frequency of 1 GHz graphics chip is known to family PowerVR SGX , but not power. On paper, the Xperia T would win.

The RAM , another key factor in the performance of the smartphone, in both cases is 1 GB , but again takes on special importance operating system and memory management. As a matter for the internal memory, the Japanese model is victorious not by the serial flash memory, but its ability to extend through microSD cards , does not contemplate the possibility that Apple phone.


Only small details serve to opt for either model, though not a decisive factor to opt for either model. The main advantage of the iPhone 5 is its 4G LTE connectivity , capable of offering download speeds of up to 100 Mbps For the Sony Xperia U, the model is compatible with HSDPA up to 42 Mbps + However, the iPhone also WCDMA connects to the same speed. As for Bluetooth , the Apple phone includes the latest standard, version 4.0 compared to 3.1 of Sony, which results in a more optimized connection and lower energy consumption. For its part, the Japanese terminal includes support NFC with useful utilities like Android Beam , something that lacks the iPhone 5. As for the connection WiFi N , Apple’s model includes a Dual Band Dual Antenna 2.4 and 5 GHz which improves signal strength and transmission speed up to a theoretical 150 Mbps The Sony model also includes support for Dual Band and offers the ability to share content via DLNA , something the apple model only allows using AirPlay and compatible devices such as Apple TV. Both models share the data connection through tethering, although the Apple device includes WiFi Plus Cellular , a system that detects when the WiFi connection provides sufficient signal quality to stay connected or, conversely, back to 3G or LTE. In regard to positioning, the two chip terminals have high precision GPS and A-GPS support GLONASS , Russian satellite system alternative to the U.S..

Turn to assess the physical connections, the highest honor the connector would own the iPhone 5. This one, calledLighting , is smaller to the previous 30-pin, but still not the standard counterpart. Meanwhile, the Sony Xperia T that molds itself to the ordinance of the European Union to include a connector microUSB which serves both to recharge the battery, to transfer files to the TV output , although this function MHL adapter required specialized. The same applies to the iPhone 5, countered that the official adapter for video output has a higher price.


The battery life of the Sony Xperia T and iPhone 5 are partners in all sections. However, the American model only know the hours of battery life on standby, talk and audio playback, set by the manufacturer at 225, 8 and 40 hours respectively, but not the battery capacity. In the case of the Sony Xperia U, the battery is 1850 mAh and provides similar figures (470 hours standby, 7 hours talk time and 16 hours music playback).

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