Xperia SL Sony

  • clock speed
    1.7
    GHz
  • RAM
    1
    GB
  • size
    4.3
    inches
  • resolution
    341
    ppi

Xperia Ion Sony

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

Review Breakdown

Sony Xperia SL vs Xperia Ion

Display

PPI, brightness, contrast ratio in sunlight and contrast ratio
8.5
N/A

Processing power

linpack, quadrant and sunspider
5.7
N/A

Camera

sensor size and aperture
5.6
5.6

Battery life

3g talk time, web vrowsing and video playback
6.6
N/A

Music

voice volume and music volume
9.5
N/A

Geekaphone Score

7.2
N/A

Detailed Comparison

display

Size
4.3"
4.6"
Resolution
1280 x 720 (341 ppi)
1280 x 720 (322 ppi)
Panel
TFT LCD (RGB)
TFT LCD (RGB)
Surface
Scratch-resistant glass
Scratch-resistant glass
Video out
1080p (Micro HDMI)
1080p (HDMI)

processor

System on a chip
Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 (MSM8260)
Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 (APQ8060)
CPU
1.7 GHz, Qualcomm Scorpion
1.5 GHz, Qualcomm Scorpion
Architecture
Dual core
Dual core
GPU
266 MHz, Qualcomm Adreno 220
266 MHz, Qualcomm Adreno 220
Architecture
Single core
Single core
RAM
1 GB
1 GB

camera

Lens
f/2.4, 4 mm (30 mm equiv.)
f/2.0, 4 mm (30 mm equiv.)
Resolution
12.1 MP (3888 x 3112)
12 MP (4000 x 3000)
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
Yes
Aperture
f/2.4
f/2.0
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 (Non-removable)
Capacity
1,750 mA·h
1,900 mA·h
Talk time
495 min
451 min
Standby time
24,600 min
23,460 min

music

Speaker
Stereo (Back)
Stereo (Back)
Frequency response
+0.10, -0.10
--
Noise level
-87.2 dB
--
Headphone
3.5 mm
3.5 mm
Frequency response
+0.52, -0.11
--
Noise level
-87.3 dB
--
FM radio
Receive
Receive

form factor

Size
64 x 128 x 10.6 mm
68 x 133 x 10.8 mm
Weight
144 g
144 g
Body
Plastic
Slate
Keyboard
None
None
Buttons
Home, Volume, Back, Multitask, Camera
Home, Volume, Back, Multitask, Camera

software

Operating system
Android 4.0
Android 2.3
Upgradable to
Android 4.1.2
Android 4.1.2
Custom UI
--
Timescape
Onscreen keyboards
--
  1. Standard (predictive)
  2. Swype (predictive)

connectivity

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

features

Internal storage
32 GB
16 GB
Supported card formats
None
microSD
Included accessories
--
  1. Charger
  2. Headphones
SIM card
--
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