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Sony Xperia S vs Samsung Galaxy S II I9100

Top 26 Reasons for the

Sony Xperia S

Compared to Samsung Galaxy S II I9100

anonymous
2601
A little bit more battery power
Comment
1750 mAh
vs
1650 mAh
6.06% more battery power
anonymous
2038
Much faster CPU clock speed
Comment
2 x 1.5 GHz
vs
2 x 1.2 GHz
25% faster CPU clock speed
anonymous
1715
Clearly higher pixel density
Comment
341 ppi
vs
218 ppi
1.56x higher pixel density
anonymous
1244
Sizably more megapixels (photo)
Comment
12.1 MP
vs
8 MP
1.51x more megapixels (photo)
anonymous
1210
Significantly higher resolution
Comment
1280x720 px
vs
800x480 px
2.40x higher resolution
anonymous
742
Every pixel has three subpixels
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The device has a display with three full subpixels per pixel, resulting in a sharp and crisp picture. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.
anonymous
414
Has a dedicated camera button
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A dedicated camera button allows you to take snapshots more easily.
anonymous
304
Has a dual-LED flash
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A dual-led flash has led lights with different color temperatures, delivering a better color balance to photos and videos.
anonymous
301
Has a two-stage shutter
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A two-stage shutter is good for taking photos like a pro; apply pressure to the button in order for the lens to focus, and then press it fully to capture the photograph.
anonymous
227
Has a BSI sensor
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A BSI (backside illuminated) sensor is a camera image sensor which captures better quality images in poor lighting conditions, and offers better overall sharpness and image quality.
anonymous
200
Has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Comment
Yes
vs
No
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
anonymous
179
Has a video light
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A video light helps when recording a movie in low-light situation like a party.
anonymous
171
A bit faster uploads
Comment
5.8 MBits/s
vs
5.76 MBits/s
0.69% faster uploads
anonymous
162
Has a CMOS sensor
Comment
Yes
vs
No
CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.
anonymous
138
Has manual ISO
Comment
Yes
vs
No
This allows to manually set the ISO level.
anonymous
100
Has a HDMI output
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
anonymous
79
Narrower
Comment
64 mm
vs
66.1 mm
2.10 mm narrower
anonymous
65
Has manual white balance
Comment
Yes
vs
No
With manual white balance you can choose the most accurate setting and avoid the green, blue or red hue which can occur in auto mode. You can also change the setting for artistic effect.
Jacek Lenard
7
It has NFC
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Jacek Lenard
1
Has lightbar for informations
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (API level 16)
Yes
vs
No
Top 6 Reasons for Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (API level 16)
anonymous
324
The browser has word wrap
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The web browser has automatic word wrap when zooming, the user can easily read long lines without scrolling horizontally.
anonymous
191
Has offline voice recognition
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Offline voice recognition enables you to perform voice actions, like dictating texts or using various voice commands, without an internet connection.
anonymous
110
Supports bookmarks sync across different devices
Comment
Yes
vs
No
anonymous
72
You can customize your notifications, e.g. turn off notifications on an app specific basis
Comment
Yes
vs
No
anonymous
42
You can take a screenshot of your phone's screen
Comment
Yes
vs
No

Sony Xperia S is better than Samsung Galaxy S II I9100 because...

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Top 13 Reasons for the

Samsung Galaxy S II I9100

Compared to Sony Xperia S

anonymous
988
Has an external memory slot
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.
anonymous
949
Significantly more megapixel (photo, front camera)
Comment
2 MP
vs
1.3 MP
1.54x more megapixel (photo, front camera)
anonymous
787
Has branded damage resistant glass
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Damage resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontail Glass) is thin and lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.
anonymous
674
Has a removable battery
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
anonymous
594
Lighter
Comment
116 g
vs
144 g
28 g lighter
anonymous
517
Thinner
Comment
8.5 mm
vs
10.6 mm
2.10 mm thinner
anonymous
516
Explicitly faster downloads
Comment
21 MBits/s
vs
14.4 MBits/s
45.83% faster downloads
anonymous
188
Newer Bluetooth version
Comment
3
vs
2.1
Newer Bluetooth version
anonymous
82
Sizably lower SAR for head (EU)
Comment
0.34 W/kg
vs
1.3 W/kg
0.96 W/kg lower SAR for head (EU). SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) describes how much radio frequency energy emitted by the device will be absorbed by your body. The rate is measured at head level. The legal limit is 2.0 W/kg in the EU.
anonymous
14
A little shorter
Comment
125.3 mm
vs
128 mm
2.70 mm shorter
Anubhav Karanseth
7
Has more Custom Roms on XDA Developers
Comment
Yes
vs
No
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Possibility of using the Origami exclusive case
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The Origami case can be folded in both positions, horizontal and vertical. It protects the ereader and allows you to set the better position for reading, watching videos... etc.
anonymous
-45
Less body volume
Comment
70.3 cm³
vs
86.8 cm³
23.47% less body volume

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