GALAXY Grand Samsung

  • clock speed
    1.2
    GHz
  • RAM
    1
    GB
  • size
    5
    inches
  • resolution
    186
    ppi

Xperia Ion Sony

  • clock speed
    1.5
    GHz
  • RAM
    1
    GB
  • size
    4.6
    inches
  • resolution
    322
    ppi

Review Breakdown

Samsung GALAXY Grand vs Sony Xperia Ion

Display

PPI, brightness, contrast ratio in sunlight and contrast ratio
7.8
N/A

Processing power

quadrant and sunspider
6.2
N/A

Graphics performance

gl benchmark 2.5 and epic citadel
7.6
N/A

Battery life

3g talk time, web vrowsing and video playback
7.7
N/A

Music

voice volume and music volume
9.5
N/A

Geekaphone Score

7.7
N/A

Detailed Comparison

display

Size
5"
4.6"
Resolution
800 x 480 (186 ppi)
1280 x 720 (322 ppi)
Panel
TFT LCD
TFT LCD (RGB)
Surface
None
Scratch-resistant glass
Video out
1080p (Micro USB)
1080p (HDMI)

processor

System on a chip
Broadcom BCM28155
Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 (APQ8060)
CPU
1.2 GHz, ARM Cortex A9
1.5 GHz, Qualcomm Scorpion
Architecture
Dual core
Dual core
GPU
Broadcom VideoCore IV
266 MHz, Qualcomm Adreno 220
Architecture
Single core
RAM
1 GB
1 GB

camera

Lens
--
f/2.0, 4 mm (30 mm equiv.)
Resolution
8 MP (3264 x 2448)
12 MP (4000 x 3000)
Sensor
1/3" (4.8 mm × 3.6 mm)
Light sensitivity
--
--
Flash
LED
LED
Autofocus
Yes
Yes
Image stabilization
Optical
Digital
Panorama
Yes
Yes
Continuous shooting
Yes
Yes
Aperture
--
f/2.0
Secondary camera
2 MP
1.3 MP

video

Video resolution
1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps
1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps
Video file format
MP4 H.264/MPEG-4 AVC
MP4 H.264/MPEG-4 AVC
Maximum bitrate
--
20 Mbps
Video light
--
Yes

battery

Type
Lithium-Ion (Removable)
Lithium-Ion (Non-removable)
Capacity
2,100 mA·h
1,900 mA·h
Talk time
610 min
451 min
Standby time
26,400 min
23,460 min

music

Speaker
Mono (Back)
Stereo (Back)
Frequency response
+0.19, -0.45
--
Noise level
-80.8 dB
--
Headphone
3.5 mm
3.5 mm
Frequency response
+0.28, -0.19
--
Noise level
-79.5 dB
--
FM radio
Receive
Receive

form factor

Size
76.9 x 143.5 x 9.6 mm
68 x 133 x 10.8 mm
Weight
162 g
144 g
Body
Plastic
Slate
Keyboard
None
None
Buttons
Home, Volume, Back, Multitask
Home, Volume, Back, Multitask, Camera

software

Operating system
Android 4.1.2
Android 2.3
Upgradable to
Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
Android 4.1.2
Custom UI
--
Timescape
Onscreen keyboards
--
  1. Standard (predictive)
  2. Swype (predictive)

connectivity

Network
3G, HSPA+ (21 Mb/s)
4G, LTE (20 Mb/s)
WiFi
802.11a/b/g/n (Hotspot, WiFi Direct)
802.11b/g/n (Hotspot, WiFi Direct)
NFC
No
Yes
Bluetooth
4.0
2.1+EDR
USB On-the-Go
No
Yes

features

Internal storage
8 GB
16 GB
Supported card formats
microSD
microSD
Included accessories
  1. Charger
  2. Headphones
  1. Charger
  2. Headphones
SIM card
Mini-SIM (2, Active)
Mini-SIM
Special-features

sensors

Location
A-GPS, GLONASS
A-GPS, GLONASS
Gyroscope
Yes
Yes
Accelerometer
Yes
Yes
Light sensor
Yes
Yes
Proximity sensor
Yes
Yes
Compass
Yes
Yes
Thermometer
No
No
Barometer
No
No
Hygrometer
No
No