Xperia S Sony

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

Galaxy Note Samsung

  • clock speed
    1.4
    GHz
  • RAM
    1
    GB
  • size
    5.3
    inches
  • resolution
    284
    ppi

Review Breakdown

Sony Xperia S vs Samsung Galaxy Note

Display

PPI, brightness and contrast ratio
8.6
8.3

Processing power

linpack and sunspider
5.6
5.6

Camera

sensor size and aperture
5.5
5.5

Music

voice volume and music volume
9.3
9.1

Geekaphone Score

7.2
7.1

Detailed Comparison

display

Size
4.3"
5.3"
Resolution
1280 x 720 (341 ppi)
1280 x 800 (284 ppi)
Panel
TFT LCD (RGB)
Super AMOLED (PenTile RGBG)
Brightness
495 cd/m²
429 cd/m²
Contrast in sunlight
--
2.97
Surface
Scratch-resistant glass
Gorilla Glass
Video out
1080p (Micro HDMI)
1080p (Micro USB with MHL)

processor

System on a chip
Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 (MSM8260)
Samsung Exynos 4 (Dual 4210)
CPU
1.5 GHz, Qualcomm Scorpion
1.4 GHz, ARM Cortex A9
Architecture
Dual core
Dual core
Linpack
86.7
105.2
Quadrant
--
4,349
GPU
266 MHz, Qualcomm Adreno 220
266 MHz, ARM Mali-400
Architecture
Single core
Quad core
GL benchmark 2.5
--
--
Epic citadel
--
--
Basemark x
--
1.96
RAM
1 GB
1 GB

camera

Lens
f/2.4, 4 mm (30 mm equiv.)
f/2.6, 4 mm (30 mm equiv.)
Resolution
12 MP (4000 x 3000)
8 MP (3264 x 2448)
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
Digital
Panorama
Yes
Yes
Continuous shooting
None
None
Aperture
f/2.4
f/2.6
Secondary camera
1.3 MP
2 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
2,500 mA·h
Talk time
450 min
810 min
Standby time
27,000 min
49,200 min
Tested
3G talk time
--
767 min
Web browsing
--
215 min
Video playback
--
505 min

music

Speaker
Mono (Back)
Stereo (Back)
Frequency response
+0.10, -0.09
+0.04, -0.08
Noise level
-86.6 dB
-90.4 dB
Headphone
3.5 mm
3.5 mm
Frequency response
+0.44, -0.13
+0.12, -0.06
Noise level
-88.4 dB
-89.7 dB
FM radio
Receive
Receive

form factor

Size
64 x 128 x 10.6 mm
83 x 146.9 x 9.7 mm
Weight
144 g
178 g
Body
Plastic
Plastic
Keyboard
None
None
Buttons
Home, Volume, Back, Multitask, Camera
Home, Volume, Back, Multitask

software

Operating system
Android 2.3
Android 2.3.5
Upgradable to
Android 4.1.2
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
Custom UI
--
--
Onscreen keyboards
--
--
Sunspider
2,587 ms
2,867 ms

connectivity

Network
3.5G, HSPA (14 Mb/s)
3.5G, HSPA+ (84 Mb/s)
WiFi
802.11b/g/n (Hotspot)
802.11a/b/g/n (Hotspot)
NFC
Yes
Yes
Bluetooth
2.1+EDR
3.0+HS
USB On-the-Go
Yes
--

features

Internal storage
32 GB
16 GB, 32 GB
Supported card formats
None
microSDXC
Included accessories
--
--
SIM card
Micro-SIM
--
Speaker volume (Voice)
72.7 dB
64.9 dB
Speaker volume (Music)
61.8 dB
64.6 dB
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
Yes
Hygrometer
No
No