Technology is advancing very rapidly and in an industry as popular as the so-called smartphones. What was once regarded as the highest range now goes to the background of the midrange. A clear example is the Sony Xperia P , a terminal very complete which does not lack anything, but that inevitably remains in the shadow of other more advanced as its big brother, the Sony Xperia S . Most manufacturers have this type of terminal in the middle segment of its catalog, LG is one of them and compete with the LG Optimus L7 , a complete and affordable smartphone at the same time. analyze all the differences of these two devices.
Design and Display
The choice based on the design depends only on the taste of every buyer . LG and Sony are two brands that have done very well in this field for years and compared terminals are good examples. Perhaps Sonyhas achieved a result far more original at the same time attractive because it included the transparent band present in other family mobile Xperia , this causes the skin to be out than usual. Meanwhile LG has opted for a more classic design and simple, elegant but that does not stand out much.
The weight and measures of these two smartphones are virtually identical , although the Optimus LG L7 is a little thinner – 8.8 mm compared to 10.5 millimeters of Sony Xperia P. Both have multiplecapacitive buttons below the screen to access the menu or go back. But the difference is that the LG Optimus L7 also has a physical button on the center that looks more on the Sony keys are almost hidden because they are integrated into the transparent band.
The Sony Xperia P wins the battle of the screen if we consider the criteria of quality because it hashigher resolution (960 x 540 pixels) and higher density (275 dpi). also has technology WhiteMagicthat makes the display is perfect even in very bright light, the system works by adding a fourth white pixel.However, the LG Optimus L7 has a larger screen of 4.3 inches, its resolution is 480 x 800 pixels and the density stays at 217 points per inch . The size difference is not excessive, but there will be users who prefer a slightly larger panel. Just as some will also opt for higher quality, something that the Sony Xperia P takes the prize.
The connections are an essential item in any advanced smartphone, a point at which the two protagonists of the comparative pass with flying colors. Among their wireless connections could not miss the access to mobile networks 3G , wireless port Wi-Fi system or Wi-Fi hotspot , so you can share the mobile connection with another device. They also have satellite GPS , Bluetooth , file sharing or use props-standard DLNA and as icing on the cake came with a chip NFC .
The physical connections are pin audio minijack (3.5 mm) and microUSB 2.0 port. The difference here is that the Sony Xperia P is consistent with the system HDMI via converter cable, so you can see HD content on a monitor or TV compatible.
Camera and Multimedia
The photographic section is the most lopsided of the comparative and the Sony Xperia P Street wins because it has a much more capable camera. The average range of the Japanese has a backlit Exmor R sensor from Sony with a resolution of eight megapixels. Some of the functions of the camera are auto focus, LED flash, geo-tagging, image stabilization, digital zoom up to eight times and the 3D Sweep Panorama , 3D panoramas to capture and to display them in a suitable monitor, not the cell phone. To make matters worse also records videos in the highest quality, that is, full HD (1,920 x 1,080 pixels), a function that is usually reserved for more advanced devices. Finally equipped with asecondary VGA camera, which is equivalent to 0.3 megapixels.
The LG Optimus L7 includes a camera more modest but by no means is insufficient, in fact it is more common to find these cameras in midrange terminals. Its sensor has a resolution of five megapixels and also has essential functions such as LED flash, autofocus and geo-tagging. The greatest failure of this terminal is that not record high definition videos and the quality is VGA , ie 640 x 480 pixels (three times less than the Sony Xperia P). It also has camera for video calls but did not specify the resolution of it.
Both models have a good media profile in regard to the reproduction of a variety of formats of audio, video or images. However the Sony Xperia P scores a point regarding music reproduction because it includes the audio filter xLoud and musical recognition system TrackID . Finally the two have an FM radio tuner with RDS.
Processor, memory and operating system
Despite their differences, the power is well matched between these two terminals. Both are committed to a dual core processor with a frequency of one gigahertz, only that the Sony Xperia P is based ona Gb of RAM while the Optimus LG L7 is satisfied with 512 Mb of RAM. In both cases it is sufficient to operation or a fluid and smooth.
Resurface again discrepancies from the internal memory. The Sony Xperia P offers a large 16 GB of capacity while the Optimus LG L7 is left with only four Gb However terminal LG has a MicroSD card slot with which to expand the memory up to 32 GB additional something that lacks the Sony Xperia P.
The operating system is probably the most important in a smartphone. In this case the two integrateAndroid , the mobile platform from Google that is one of the most popular worldwide. Since both have the same operating system must pay attention to the version found in each. The LG Optimus L7 has an advantage because it leaves the factory with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, for its part, Sony Xperia P has Android 2.3 but the manufacturer has confirmed that it will begin to upgrade from this August , later than expected.
Autonomy and price
The battery is the Achilles heel of most mobile devices, most of them usually can not stand more than a day on if we give them a normal use, and can be reduced to a few hours if it is more intense. In this case the Sony Xperia P (battery 1,350 milliamperes) can run over 470 hours in standby mode and up to six hours in use. The LG Optimus L7 has a larger battery (1,700 milliamps) and time according to the manufacturer of autonomy will be six hours in use and up to 550 hours on standby .
The price is the deciding point of comparison. The Optimus LG L7 is more affordable and can be purchased for about 250 euros in free format. The Sony Xperia P costs 350 euros, 100 euros more than its opponent.
The technical section has been fought in places such as connections , the power , the profile mediaor operating system. However there are certain very important aspects as the screen and the camerawhere it clearly imposes the Sony Xperia P . The mobile Sony can record full HD videos , has adisplay of higher quality and there is no doubt that its design draws the most attention (an aspect that may seem redundant but it is very important). The balance tips in favor of Sony Xperia P, but it is noteworthy that costs 100 euros more than the LG Optimus L7, a fairly large difference but that isjustified because it has more leading roles.
|Sony Xperia P||Optimus LG L7|
|Screen||Capacitive multitouch screen 4-inch TFT
960 x 540 pixels,
Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine Technology WhiteMagic
16 million colors
Print antirotura on scratch-resistant glass
|Mutitáctil capacitive screen
4.3-inch TFT LCD
480 x 800 pixels,
450 nits Brightness
16 million colors
resistant Corning Gorilla Glass Glass
|Weight and dimensions||122 x 59.5 x 10.5 mm
120 grams (battery included)
|125.5 x 67 x 8.8 mm
121 grams (battery included)
|Processor||Dual core processor at 1 GHz||Dual core processor at 1 GHz|
|RAM||1 Gb||512 Mb|
|Internal Memory||16 GB||4 GB + 32 GB microSD|
|Operating System||Gingerbread Android 2.3 (upgradeable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich)||Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich|
|Camera and Multimedia||8 megapixel
Exmor R CMOS Sensor Sony’s
3,264 x 2,448 pixels
Digital zoom 8x
3D Sweep Panorama
Smile Face detection and
Video recording FullHD 1080p @ 30fps
Secondary VGA camera (0.3 megapixels) Playing music, video and photo
formats supported: MP3, eAAC +, WMA, WAV, MP4, H.263, H.264, WMV TrackID music recognition
xLoud Experience: Sony audio filter
with RDS FM Radio
|5 megapixel camera
2592 x 1944 pixels
Video recording VGA (640 x 480 pixels)
secondary camera Playing music, video and photo
formats supported: MP3, AMR, AAC, AAC +, WAV, AC3, MPEG-4, H.263, H.264, DivX, XviD
FM radio with RDS
Google Search, Maps, Gmail YouTube, Google Talk
|Connectivity||UMTS HSPA 850/900/1900/2100
GSM GPRS / EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 3G
Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n
Audio 3.5 mm
USB 2.0 support
Ambient light detector
Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n
Technology Bluetooth 3.0
USB 2.0 High speed Micro USB
Output 3.5-millimeter headphone jack
|Autonomy||Lithium ion battery 1,305 milliamperes
Standby: 470 hours (GSM)
Talk time: 6 hours (GSM)
Music: 80 hours
Video: 4 hours
|Lithium ion battery 1,700 milliamperes
Standby: 550 hours
Talk time: 6 hours