Xperia Sola Sony

  • clock speed
    1
    GHz
  • RAM
    0.5
    GB
  • size
    3.7
    inches
  • resolution
    264
    ppi

iPhone 3GS Apple

  • clock speed
    0.6
    GHz
  • RAM
    0.25
    GB
  • size
    3.5
    inches
  • resolution
    164
    ppi

Review Breakdown

Sony Xperia Sola vs Apple iPhone 3GS

Display

PPI, brightness and contrast ratio
8.5
8.2

Camera

sensor size and aperture
5.6
5.6

Music

voice volume and music volume
8.8
9.4

Geekaphone Score

We don't have enough data yet to reach a conclusion

Detailed Comparison

display

Size
3.7"
3.5"
Resolution
854 x 480 (264 ppi)
480 x 320 (164 ppi)
Panel
TFT LCD (RGB)
LCD (RGB)
Brightness
500 cd/m²
504 cd/m²
Contrast in sunlight
--
--
Surface
Scratch-resistant glass
Gorilla Glass
Video out
720p
None

processor

System on a chip
ST-Ericsson Nova Thor (U8500)
Apple APL0298
CPU
1 GHz, ARM Cortex A9
0.6 GHz, ARM Cortex A8
Architecture
Dual core
Single core
Linpack
68.1
--
Quadrant
--
--
GPU
ARM Mali-400
150 MHz, PowerVR SGX535
Architecture
Single core
Quad core
GL benchmark 2.5
--
--
Epic citadel
--
--
Basemark x
--
--
RAM
0.5 GB
0.25 GB

camera

Lens
f/2.0, 4 mm (30 mm equiv.)
f/2.0, 4 mm (30 mm equiv.)
Resolution
5 MP (2592 x 1944)
3.1 MP (2048 x 1536)
Sensor
1/3" (4.8 mm × 3.6 mm)
1/3" (4.8 mm × 3.6 mm)
Light sensitivity
--
--
Flash
LED
None
Autofocus
Yes
Yes
Image stabilization
Digital
None
Panorama
Yes
No
Continuous shooting
None
None
Aperture
f/2.0
f/2.0
Secondary camera
None
None

video

Video resolution
1280 x 720 @ 30 fps
640 x 480 @ 30 fps
Video file format
MP4 H.264/MPEG-4 AVC
MP4 H.264/MPEG-4 AVC
Maximum bitrate
14 Mbps
10 Mbps
Video light
Yes
No

battery

Type
Lithium-Ion (Non-removable)
Lithium-Ion (Non-removable)
Capacity
1,320 mA·h
1,219 mA·h
Talk time
360 min
720 min
Standby time
28,200 min
18,000 min
Tested
3G talk time
--
--
Web browsing
--
--
Video playback
--
--

music

Speaker
Stereo (Back)
Stereo (Bottom)
Frequency response
+0.03, -0.04
+0.01, -0.05
Noise level
-81.6 dB
-92.1 dB
Headphone
3.5 mm
3.5 mm
Frequency response
+0.45, -0.10
--
Noise level
-81.8 dB
--
FM radio
Receive
No

form factor

Size
59 x 116 x 9.9 mm
62.1 x 115.5 x 12.3 mm
Weight
107 g
135 g
Body
Plastic
Plastic
Keyboard
None
None
Buttons
Home, Volume, Back, Multitask, Camera
Home, Volume, Back, Multitask, Camera

software

Operating system
Android 2.3
iOS 3
Upgradable to
Android 4.0
iOS 6.1
Custom UI
--
--
Onscreen keyboards
--
--
Sunspider
2,837 ms
--

connectivity

Network
3.5G, HSDPA (7.2 Mb/s)
3.5G, HSDPA (7.2 Mb/s)
WiFi
802.11b/g/n (Hotspot)
802.11b/g (None)
NFC
Yes
No
Bluetooth
2.1+EDR
2.1
USB On-the-Go
Yes
--

features

Internal storage
8 GB
16 GB
Supported card formats
microSD
None
Included accessories
Charger
--
SIM card
--
Full Size
Speaker volume (Voice)
60.9 dB
69.5 dB
Speaker volume (Music)
59 dB
69.5 dB
Special-features

sensors

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