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Sony Xperia S vs Samsung Galaxy S II I9100

Top 24 Reasons for the

Sony Xperia S

Compared to Samsung Galaxy S II I9100

anonymous
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Somewhat more battery power
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1750 mAh
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1650 mAh
6.06% more battery power
anonymous
1511
A lot faster CPU clock speed
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2 x 1.5 GHz
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2 x 1.2 GHz
25% faster CPU clock speed
anonymous
1243
Sizably higher pixel density
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341 ppi
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218 ppi
1.56x higher pixel density
anonymous
901
Explicitly more megapixels (photo)
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12.1 MP
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8 MP
1.51x more megapixels (photo)
anonymous
900
Explicitly higher resolution
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1280x720 px
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800x480 px
2.40x higher resolution
anonymous
568
Every pixel has three subpixels
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Yes
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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
301
Has a dedicated camera button
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Yes
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No
A dedicated camera button allows you to take snapshots more easily.
anonymous
238
Has a two-stage shutter
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Yes
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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
215
Has a flash w/ dual-LEDs
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Yes
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No
Two LEDs are brighter than flashes with just one LED.
anonymous
174
Has a BSI sensor
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Yes
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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
158
Has continuous autofocus when recording movies
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Yes
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No
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
anonymous
138
A little bit faster uploads
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5.8 MBits/s
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5.76 MBits/s
0.69% faster uploads
anonymous
127
Has a video light
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Yes
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No
A video light helps when recording a movie in low-light situation like a party.
anonymous
122
Has a CMOS sensor
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Yes
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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
99
Has manual ISO
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Yes
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No
This allows to manually set the ISO level.
anonymous
84
Has a HDMI output
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Yes
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No
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
anonymous
46
Has manual white balance
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Yes
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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.
anonymous
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Narrower
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64 mm
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66.1 mm
2.10 mm narrower
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (API level 16)
Yes
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No
Top 6 Reasons for Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (API level 16)
anonymous
206
The browser has word wrap
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Yes
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No
The web browser has automatic word wrap when zooming, the user can easily read long lines without scrolling horizontally.
anonymous
106
Supports bookmarks sync across different devices
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Yes
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No
anonymous
62
Has offline voice recognition
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Yes
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No
Offline voice recognition enables you to perform voice actions, like dictating texts or using various voice commands, without an internet connection.
anonymous
59
You can customize your notifications, e.g. turn off notifications on an app specific basis
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Yes
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No
anonymous
35
You can take a screenshot of your phone's screen
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Yes
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No

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

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Top Twelve Reasons for the

Samsung Galaxy S II I9100

Compared to Sony Xperia S

anonymous
729
Has an external memory slot
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Yes
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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
628
Explicitly more megapixel (photo, front camera)
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2 MP
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1.3 MP
1.54x more megapixel (photo, front camera)
anonymous
573
Has branded damage resistant glass
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Yes
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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
478
Has a removable battery
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Yes
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No
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
anonymous
406
Vastly faster downloads
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21 MBits/s
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14.4 MBits/s
45.83% faster downloads
anonymous
332
Lighter
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116 g
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144 g
28 g lighter
anonymous
319
Thinner
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8.5 mm
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10.6 mm
2.10 mm thinner
anonymous
143
Newer Bluetooth version
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3
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2.1
Newer Bluetooth version
anonymous
72
Measurably lower SAR for head (EU)
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0.34 W/kg
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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.
Anubhav Karanseth
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Has more Custom Roms on XDA Developers
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Yes
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No
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Possibility of using the Origami exclusive case
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Yes
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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
-180
Less body volume
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70.3 cm³
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86.8 cm³
23.47% less body volume
anonymous
-194
A little bit shorter
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125.3 mm
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128 mm
2.70 mm shorter

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