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The iPhone 5 has been unveiled, and with it has come a flood of reviews because they expected much more from a terminal of this size. The company has improved essentials most notably the screen , which leads to an area of four inches past the 3.5 inch format that came dragging since the first iPhone model. It also has a more powerful processor , some developments in the camera function photo as Panoramaand design much thinner, lighter and with the back cover of aluminum to gain in strength.
Compared to the iPhone 4S ‘s new model does come with quite a few improvements to the technical level , but falls a bit behind the face to other high-end as the Samsung Galaxy S3 or Nokia Lumia 920 .This time compared to the Sony Xperia U , the new flagship of the Japanese who has such interesting features like 4.5-inch screen and a powerful processor dual-core Qualcomm Krait. We discuss all the differences between these two smartphones.
Design and Display
With the iPhone 5, Apple has followed the same design of the previous model but has introduced some significant changes as the aluminum back cover, which is combined with two small pieces of glass, the size has increased in length and is very thin, with a profile of only 7.6 mm. The weight also significantly decreased standing at only 112 grams. The Sony Xperia T also has a simple design but the corners are straight is also more square format and size is greater. It has a thickness as thin but being larger the result is not too thick, and the profile is curved and gives it a more stylized. The weight is also higher but it is a difference of less than 30 grams and not a problem. The flagship of Sony is made of durable plastic and, unlike the iPhone 5 , lets remove the battery. Both can be purchased in classic colors black and whitebut the Sony Xperia T adds a silver version .
The most prominent of the iPhone 5 is undoubtedly its screen has finally risen above the 3.5 inches of other models. This is a panel-type in-cell touch with a diagonal of four inches and a resolution of 1136 x 640 pixels. With these parameters, the pixel density is maintained at 326 dots per inch, a concentration high enough so you can have the nickname of Retina . Finally Apple increases the screen size of the iPhone, but it is something of an inch short in relation to the usual standards. The Sony Xperia Tintegrates a panel of 4.55 inches and thanks to HD resolution (1,280 x 720 pixels) to keep its density acceptable in some more than 323 pixels per inch, about the same as the iPhone 5 (the difference in sharpness not significant).
The two terminals equipped with a number of wireless networking basics such as mobile 3G -both at a maximum speed of 21 Mbps- Wi-Fi high-speed Wi-Fi Hotspot, Bluetooth and an antenna GPS used to map services and navigation. However the Sony Xperia U is much more complete in this regard, whileApple is committed not standardized systems. The terminal Sony comes with the DLNA multimedia content to see in other devices without using cables, a standard that is currently being incorporated into many devices such as tablets, televisions or players. It also comes with a chip NFC , a short-range wireless technology whose applications range from making payments to get to public transportation.
Physical connections are different, while Sony is committed to a standard MicroUSB port , Apple is true to its secrecy and has a special cable called Lightninig, which is also different from other productsApple so accessories are not compatible unless you buy the adapter which costs 30 euros. Where do agree is in the audio jack to connect headphones or speakers.
Camera and Multimedia
Sony plays with a big lead in the camera section especially in terms of resolution. The company has opted for a Exmor R sensor self-made with a very high resolution of megapixel thirteen . The sensor type isbacklit and the lens has an f/2.4 aperture so sure that will get a lot of light to be successful regardless of the conditions. Meanwhile the iPhone 5 sensor has eight megapixel images capture not so great and the lens has the same opening, a point to note is that it was made of sapphire glass that is stronger and increases sharpness. Apple no gave details about the type of sensor, only know that it is backlit .
Both have common features like LED flash, autofocus, image stabilizer to prevent tremors, FullHD video recording (1,920 x 1,080 pixels) and front camera also records videos but with resolution HD720p .However it is noteworthy that the camera’s Sony Xperia T offers many more configuration optionswhile the camera application of iPhone 5 is much simpler and even arguably incomplete.
The compatibility with multiple formats of file is not exactly the strong point of the iPhone 5 or any device Apple . But the Sony Xperia U , as a good Android , advocates a more complete multimedia profile with which no problems playing many file types. The sound quality is also a notable feature in both cases. Apple has included a set of three microphones in his flagship to optimize the sound when recording videos and also improve the audio during a call. Sony bets on more improvements aimed atenhancing sound quality with the system xLOUD and also has filters for improvement (Clear Audio and Clear Bass). Finally we note that the Sony Xperia T has an FM radio tuner.
Processor, memory and operating system
Once again Apple has not given details on the processor that equips the iPhone 5, it is an Apple A6and doubles the company says Apple A5 performance included in the iPhone 4S. Everything indicates that this is a dual-core chip is unclear but the working frequency and type of processor it is. Sony itself has offered all the details of the processor including the Sony Xperia U, namely a Qualcomm Krait dual core that operates at a frequency of 1.5 gigahertz and early performance testing has overtaken some quad-core as the HTC One X , almost nothing. Performance in both cases is very fluid, in the case ofSony about the solvency of your processor and in the case of Apple , but do not know the details, it will be thanks to iOS platform is notable for its fluidity. Both have with a GB of RAM and a graphics processor to boost performance when play games.
As for internal memory, Apple continues with the same formula that started with the iPhone 4S. The new model will be available in three versions of 16, 32 and 64 Gb capacity. Meanwhile the Sony Xperia U will be sold only in a model of 32 GB but can be expanded to 64 GB MicroSD cards if we use maximum capacity.
The operating system is the aspect that distinguishes these models, even more than the technical section. The platform is the element that dictates such as the use of a smartphone and could not be more different in this case. On one side of the ring is iOS 6 of Apple, a very intuitive system loved by millions of users around the world for its ease of use. offers a range of possibilities for downloading new content, theApp Store and has more than 700,000 applications available, although not exactly versatile system. iOS is a closed environment and users are free to modify or customize the system to your liking, this is your big mistake. For against Android is the antithesis of this concept, it is a completely open system in which there is total freedom to add all kinds of content that can transform the device completely. The versatility of Android has no limits and perhaps the biggest drawback is that n or update supports longdevices especially in midrange.
The Sony Xperia T shipped with Android 4.0 but the manufacturer has already confirmed that they will upgrade to Android 4.1 which has improved as the wizard Google Now , more options for customizingwidgets or improvements in performance that make the operation more fluid. With iOS 6, Apple has already introduced a number of new features among which the new application of maps , the arrival of Siri in Spanish and the integration of Facebook in the system among others.
Autonomy and prices
Again no information on the capacity of the battery of iPhone 5, but Apple says the duration is eight hours in use and up to 225 hours standby , virtually the same as the iPhone 4S. The Sony Xperia Tintegrates a battery of 1,850 milliamps and, although the weather in use stays in seven hours autonomyrest expands until 410 hours , almost double.
Sony has not confirmed the price we have the Sony Xperia U free form in our country so it is not possible to compare. However it is safe to say that it looks like it will be cheaper than the iPhone 5,European prices for Apple’s new toy are skyrocketing. In France the company charged 680 euros for the model of 16 GB , 780 euros for the 32 GB and no less than 900 euros for the version of maximum capacity.
Once again this shows that Apple ignores what the competition is doing and doors only look inward.The iPhone 5 is better than the iPhone 4S mobile, that is clear. But not at the level of most high-end smartphones on the market, in this case the Sony Xperia U . In technical terms it is very short , especially in sections like camera or screen -that was just announced as the star role. The flagship ofSony chest and pulls ahead in most points analyzed in this comparison, and makes it abundantly. After months of rumors the new manzanófono no surprise as expected, although this could be partly due to the enormous expectations placed. The tide is changing, Apple is now going one step behind the competition and if you want to return to will revolutionize the market is revving.
|iPhone 5||Sony Xperia U|
|Screen||Capacitive multitouch screen
In-cell Touch 4-inch
1136 x 640 pixel resolution
326 pixels per inch
high-resolution Retina Display
16 million colors
resistant Corning Gorilla Glass
oleophobic anti-fingerprint cover
|Capacitive multi-touch screen
4.55 inch TFT
1280 x 720 pixels
Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine
16 million color
Print antirotura on scratch-resistant glass
|Weight and dimensions||123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm
|129.4 x 67.3 x 9.35 mm
139 grams (battery included)
|Processor||Apple A6||Dual core processor 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Krait MSM8260
Adreno 225 graphics processor
|RAM||1 Gb||1 Gb|
|Internal Memory||16/32/64 GB||16GB + MicroSD up to 32 GB|
|Platform||Apple iOS 6||Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.1 upgradeable Jelly Bean)|
|Camera and Multimedia||8 megapixel
backlit sensor (BSI)
Flash LED video light
lens with f/2.4 aperture and sapphire crystal
FullHD 1080p video recording @ 30fps
can take pictures while recording
mode in low light dynamic
enhanced video stabilizer
5x Digital Zoom
Secondary camera 1.2 megapixels (1,280 x 720 pixels) for video calls
Playing music, video and photos
|13 megapixel camera
Exmor R CMOS Sensor Sony
Digital zoom 16x
FullHD 1080p video recording
3D Sweep Panorama
detection and face recognition
Front camera 1.3 megapixel camera (720p video)
Playing music, video and photos
|Connectivity||Model A1428 UMTS / HSPA + / DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz) GSM / EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), LTE (bands 4 and 17)
Model A1429 UMTS / HSPA + / DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz) GSM / EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5) 3G (HSPA + 21 Mbps)
Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n
Bluetooth 4.0 technology
owner lightning 9 pin connector
Output 3.5 mm headphone jack
Ambient light detector
|UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100 HSPA +
GSM EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
3G (HSPA + 21 Mbps)
Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n
Audio 3.5 mm
support via MHL HDMI
Micro USB 2.0
support USB 2.0
Ambient light detector
|Autonomy||Lithium Ion Battery – milliamps
Rest: 225 hours
3G Usage: 8 hours
Navigation: 6 hours (3G) / 10 hours (Wi-Fi)
Video playback: 10 hours
Music playback: 40 hours
|1850 mAh Battery
Standby: 410 hours
Talk time: 7 hours
Music: 16 hours
Video: 5 hours