Xperia S Sony

  • clock speed
    1.5
    GHz
  • RAM
    1
    GB
  • size
    4.3
    inches
  • resolution
    341
    ppi

Galaxy Nexus Samsung

  • clock speed
    1.2
    GHz
  • RAM
    1
    GB
  • size
    4.7
    inches
  • resolution
    315
    ppi

Review Breakdown

Sony Xperia S vs Samsung Galaxy Nexus

Display

PPI, brightness and contrast ratio
8.7
N/A

Processing power

linpack and sunspider
5.6
N/A

Camera

sensor size and aperture
5.6
5.6

Music

voice volume and music volume
9.3
N/A

Geekaphone Score

7.3
N/A

Detailed Comparison

display

Size
4.3"
4.7"
Resolution
1280 x 720 (341 ppi)
1280 x 720 (315 ppi)
Panel
TFT LCD (RGB)
Super AMOLED (PenTile RGBG)
Surface
Scratch-resistant glass
Oleophobic coating
Video out
1080p (Micro HDMI)
1080p (Micro USB)

processor

System on a chip
Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 (MSM8260)
Texas Instruments OMAP 4 (OMAP4460)
CPU
1.5 GHz, Qualcomm Scorpion
1.2 GHz, ARM Cortex A9
Architecture
Dual core
Dual core
GPU
266 MHz, Qualcomm Adreno 220
384 MHz, PowerVR SGX540
Architecture
Single core
Quad core
RAM
1 GB
1 GB

camera

Lens
f/2.4, 4 mm (30 mm equiv.)
f/2.8, 4 mm (30 mm equiv.)
Resolution
12 MP (4000 x 3000)
5 MP (2592 x 1936)
Sensor
1/3" (4.8 mm × 3.6 mm)
1/3" (4.8 mm × 3.6 mm)
Light sensitivity
--
--
Flash
LED
LED
Autofocus
Yes
Yes
Image stabilization
Digital
None
Panorama
Yes
Yes
Continuous shooting
None
None
Aperture
f/2.4
f/2.8
Secondary camera
1.3 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
20 Mbps
Video light
Yes
Yes

battery

Type
Lithium-Ion (Non-removable)
Lithium-Ion (Removable)
Capacity
1,750 mA·h
1,750 mA·h
Talk time
450 min
506 min
Standby time
27,000 min
17,400 min

music

Speaker
Mono (Back)
Mono (Back)
Frequency response
+0.10, -0.09
--
Noise level
-86.6 dB
--
Headphone
3.5 mm
3.5 mm
Frequency response
+0.44, -0.13
--
Noise level
-88.4 dB
--
FM radio
Receive
No

form factor

Size
64 x 128 x 10.6 mm
67.9 x 135.5 x 8.9 mm
Weight
144 g
135 g
Body
Plastic
Plastic
Keyboard
None
None
Buttons
Home, Volume, Back, Multitask, Camera
Home, Volume, Back, Multitask

software

Operating system
Android 2.3
Android 4.0
Upgradable to
Android 4.1.2
Android 4.3
Custom UI
--
--
Onscreen keyboards
--
--

connectivity

Network
3.5G, HSPA (14 Mb/s)
4G, LTE (20 Mb/s)
WiFi
802.11b/g/n (Hotspot)
802.11a/b/g/n (Hotspot)
NFC
Yes
Yes
Bluetooth
2.1+EDR
3.0
USB On-the-Go
Yes
Yes

features

Internal storage
32 GB
16 GB
Supported card formats
None
None
Included accessories
--
  1. Charger
  2. Headphones
SIM card
Micro-SIM
Full Size
Special-features

sensors

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