Comparison: Sony Xperia S vs Sony Xperia SL

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A few weeks ago was released the news that Sony has scheduled an event on 29 August, on the eve of the IFA trade show in Berlin to present the news he has prepared for the end of summer, a time period where Most phone manufacturers announce new products. Much is rumored about smartphones that appear possible in this quote, from rumored models is the Sony Xperia Mint , which eventually would be renamed Sony Xperia T and is called to be the new flagship of the brand-and Sony Xperia XT (known by the nickname Hayabusa ).

In recent weeks it has also circulated a rumor about a reissue of Sony Xperia S , a smartphone almost like the high-end brand but with a more powerful processor. Finally the rumor came true before the event scheduled for August 29. The Sony Xperia SL, this is the name of the new model has been added to the Japanese manufacturer’s catalog and all its details and features have been uncovered.

As mentioned, the Sony Xperia SL is a refurbished Sony Xperia S with a power higher. We analyze all their differences in a comparison.

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Design and Display

At first glance, the two terminals are identical . They have a bar design square corners, very elegant and sober. The two form the transparent band characteristic of the brand that glows when pending notifications through a hidden LED. The size and weight are also exactly the same, the only difference is the colors offered. The Sony Xperia SL will be available in white, black, silver and pink. Meanwhile theSony Xperia S is available in white or black , but recently the company has confirmed the arrival of a silver-tone variation.

We continue with the similarities, in this case the screen . The new model retains the 4.3-inch panel withHD resolution (1,280 x 720 pixels) and a density of 342 dots per inch , something that earned her the title screen smartphone with sharper HD market. As it could be otherwise, the panel is covered with asheet of anti-breakage resistant glass to give it greater strength.

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Connectivity

New tie point connections. The wireless systems present in these models consist of access to 3G mobile networks, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi hotspot , to share the Internet connection with other devices-, Bluetooth , aGPS, DLNA and a chip NFC -. Certainly a very complete connectivity profile with which may make the most all the features of these smartphones.

The physical connections are less, but no less important. To charge the battery or transfer data to a computer equipped with the ubiquitous port microUSB and HDMI port to launch a high definition signal with a special cable. Finally I could not miss the audio jack to connect a headset or speakers .

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Camera and Multimedia

The camera of the Sony Xperia S is one of the most comprehensive on the market , in this sense ofSony have chosen not to modify any aspect with the Sony Xperia SL. This is an Exmor R sensor twelve megapixels and is accompanied by one lens very bright (f/2.4), which results in clear images even in low light. Besides a good sensor, the camera of these phones is equipped with many features to make the most of. Some of these features include LED flash, autofocus, geo-tagging, 16x digital zoom, face detection, image stabilization and 3D Sweep Panorama , a system to take panoramic pictures in three dimensions, the downside is that you can only viewed on a compatible monitor, not the phone. Thevideo recording is also essential in a smartphone, in this case both the Sony Xperia S as the Sony Xperia SL can record video FullHD (1920 x 1080 pixels). To end the photographic section also included asecondary camera in the front for video calls , resolution is 1.3 megapixels.

Sony has a range of multimedia features exclusive to the brand as the complete  Sony Walkman music player, bass enhancer xLOUD and song recognition system called TrackID . Besides allowing both terminals play most formats used for no compatibility issues when listening to music or watching videos. Finally we also have an FM radio tuner with RDS.


Processor, memory and operating system

So far the data sheet for these two models are exactly the same, however at this point there are details that make the difference . The main attraction of the Sony Xperia SL is that it has a more powerful processor, namely it is a chip dual core that operates at a frequency of 1.7 gigahertz. Meanwhile theSony Xperia S processor equipped with dual-core but at 1.5 gigahertz clock speed, the two have a GB of RAM.

The storage capacity inside is another point which again coincide. Both have a background of 32 GB,which is not bad, but we are missing the opportunity to expand the memory with MicroSD cards.

The operating system of these phones is Android , specifically version 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich . The difference is that the  Sony Xperia S , being introduced earlier this year, left the factory with Android 2.3 but it has received the update relevant. It is expected that the two are candidates to upgrade toAndroid 1.4 Jelly Bean , the current version was introduced in June.

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Autonomy and prices

Sony has not detailed the battery capacity of the Sony Xperia SL but because autonomy is virtually the same in both models, we assume that also come with a stack of 1750 milliamps as with the Sony Xperia S . However, the autonomy of the Sony Xperia SL could be somewhat lower because equips aslightly more powerful processor, but the difference is not significant according to data provided by the manufacturer.

So far Sony has not revealed what will be the price of the new Sony Xperia SL nor the date when it will be available in stores. Are expected to give more details on the event on August 29. The Sony Xperia S and takes time on the market and currently priced free format is around 430 euros.

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Conclusions

The maneuver of Sony with this  Sony Xperia SL is similar to what they did with the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc and later model Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S , which also bet a slightly more powerful processor. Its technical, design and functions remain exactly the same . The only difference is that the Sony Xperia SL is available in a light pink tone that we had not seen before. Otherwise we face two well-equipped phones that have a sharper screens on the market, a powerful processor, camera capable of recording Full HD video and the popular Android platform.

Comparative tab

Sony Xperia S Sony Xperia SL
Screen Display 4.3-inch TFT capacitive multitouch 
1280 x 720 pixels, 
342 ppi 
Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine 
16 million color 
Print antirotura on scratch-resistant glass
Display 4.3-inch TFT capacitive multitouch 
1280 x 720 pixels, 
342 ppi 
Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine 
16 million color 
Print antirotura on scratch-resistant glass
Weight and dimensions 128 x 64 x 10.6 mm 
144 grams (battery included)
128 x 64 x 10.6 mm 
144 grams (battery included)
Processor Dual Core Processor 1.5 GHz Dual Core Processor 1.7 Ghz
RAM 1 Gb 1 Gb
Internal Memory 32 GB 32 GB
Platform Android 2.3 Gingerbread (upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich) Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Camera and Multimedia 12 megapixel camera 
Sony Exmor CMOS Sensor 
LED Flash 
Auto Focus 
16x digital zoom 
Aperture f/2.4 
FullHD 1080p Video Recording 
3D Sweep Panorama 
Geotagging 
detection and face recognition 
Image stabilizer 
Red-eye reduction 
Scene recognition 
Self-timer 
Front camera ( 1.3 MP 720p)  

 

Playing music, video and photos 
Supported formats: MP3, eAAC +, WMA, WAV, MP4, H.263, H.264, WMV 
3D Surround Sound 
Services PlayNow 
TrackID music recognition 
xLOUD Experience 
Adobe Flash 
Media Content Submission Google 
Certified PlayStation 
FM Radio with RDS 
Sony Entertainment Network

12 megapixel camera 
Sony Exmor CMOS Sensor 
LED Flash 
Auto Focus 
16x digital zoom 
Aperture f/2.4 
FullHD 1080p Video Recording 
3D Sweep Panorama 
Geotagging 
detection and face recognition 
Image stabilizer 
Red-eye reduction 
Scene recognition 
Self-timer 
Front camera ( 1.3 MP 720p)  

 

Playing music, video and photos 
Supported formats: MP3, eAAC +, WMA, WAV, MP4, H.263, H.264, WMV 
3D Surround Sound 
Services PlayNow 
TrackID music recognition 
xLOUD Experience 
Adobe Flash 
Media Content Submission Google 
Certified PlayStation 
FM Radio with RDS 
Sony Entertainment Network

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 
aGPS 
DLNA 
Support HDMI 
USB 2.0 Micro 
NFC 
support USB 2.0 
Accelerometer 
Digital compass 
Proximity sensor 
Ambient light detector
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 
aGPS 
DLNA 
Support HDMI 
USB 2.0 Micro 
NFC 
support USB 2.0 
Accelerometer 
Digital compass 
Proximity sensor 
Ambient light detector
Autonomy 1750 mAh Battery 
Use 2G: 7:30 am 
Use 3G: 8:30 hours 
2G Standby: 450 hours 
3G Standby: 420 hours 
Music playback: 37 hours
Lithium 
8:15 am Using 
Standby: 420 hours 
Music playback: 33 hours 
Video Playback: 6.30 hours

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