Sony Xperia S vs Samsung Galaxy S II I9100

Top 23 Reasons for the

Sony Xperia S

Compared to Samsung Galaxy S II I9100

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Slightly more battery power
1750 mAh
vs
1650 mAh
6.06% more battery power
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Way faster CPU clock speed
2 x 1.5 GHz
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2 x 1.2 GHz
25% faster CPU clock speed
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Vastly higher pixel density
341 ppi
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218 ppi
1.56x higher pixel density
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Sizably higher resolution
1280x720 px
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800x480 px
2.40x higher resolution
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Significantly more megapixels (photo)
12.1 MP
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8 MP
1.51x more megapixels (photo)
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Every pixel has three subpixels
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.
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Has a two-stage shutter
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.
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Has a dedicated camera button
Yes
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No
A dedicated camera button allows you to take snapshots more easily.
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Has a flash w/ dual-LEDs
Yes
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No
Two LEDs are brighter than flashes with just one LED.
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Has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Yes
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No
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
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Has a BSI sensor
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.
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A tad faster uploads
5.8 MBits/s
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5.76 MBits/s
0.69% faster uploads
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Has a HDMI output
Yes
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No
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
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Has a CMOS sensor
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.
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Has a video light
Yes
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No
A video light helps when recording a movie in low-light situation like a party.
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Has manual ISO
Yes
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No
This allows to manually set the ISO level.
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Has manual white balance
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.
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Narrower
64 mm
vs
66.1 mm
2.10 mm narrower
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (API level 16)
Yes
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No
Top 5 Reasons for Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (API level 16)
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The browser has word wrap
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.
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Supports bookmarks sync across different devices
Yes
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No
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You can customize your notifications, e.g. turn off notifications on an app specific basis
Yes
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No
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You can take a screenshot of your phone's screen
Yes
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No
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No
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Best Facebook Messenger app with chat heads
Yes
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No
The Android Facebook Messenger app has an intuitive and fast interface with so called chat heads lying above other apps (in contrast to the Facebook Messenger app of other OSes).

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

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Top Eleven Reasons for the

Samsung Galaxy S II I9100

Compared to Sony Xperia S

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Has an external memory slot
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.
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Has branded damage resistant glass
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.
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Clearly more megapixel (photo, front camera)
2 MP
vs
1.3 MP
1.54x more megapixel (photo, front camera)
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Has a removable battery
Yes
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No
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
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Distinctly faster downloads
21 MBits/s
vs
14.4 MBits/s
45.83% faster downloads
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Thinner
8.5 mm
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10.6 mm
2.10 mm thinner
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Lighter
116 g
vs
144 g
28 g lighter
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Newer Bluetooth version
3
vs
2.1
Newer Bluetooth version
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Considerably lower SAR for head (EU)
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.
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Has more Custom Roms on XDA Developers
Yes
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No
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Less body volume
70.3 cm³
vs
86.8 cm³
23.47% less body volume
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Somewhat shorter
125.3 mm
vs
128 mm
2.70 mm shorter

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

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