24points

HTC One S

18points

Sony Xperia L

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HTC One S vs Sony Xperia L

HTC One S
Sony Xperia L

Why is HTC One S better than Sony Xperia L?

  • 26.46% higher resolution
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    540 x 960pxvs480 x 854px
  • 1.5x faster CPU speed
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    2 x 1.5GHzvs2 x 1GHz
  • Has branded damage-resistant glass
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  • 4.33x more megapixels (front camera)
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    1.3MPvs0.3MP
  • 8GB more internal storage
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    16GBvs8GB
  • Has stereo speakers
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  • 1.5x better video recording quality (main camera)
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    1080 x 30fpsvs720 x 30fps
  • 2x faster downloads
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    42MBits/svs21MBits/s

Why is Sony Xperia L better than HTC One S?

  • 6.06% more battery power
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    1750mAhvs1650mAh
  • Has an external memory slot
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  • Has a removable battery
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  • Has touch autofocus
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Design

1.weight

119.5g

137g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
2.thickness

7.8mm

9.7mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
3.width

65mm

65mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
4.height

130.9mm

128.7mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
5.weather-sealed (splashproof)
HTC One S
Sony Xperia L
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
6.waterproof depth rating

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Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony Xperia L)

The waterproof depth rating indicates how well the device is protected against water ingress and water pressure. Devices which can withstand more water pressure are better for swimming or diving.
7.volume

66.37cm³

81.15cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.
8.lowest potential operating temperature

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (HTC One S)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony Xperia L)

The minimum temperature at which the device can perform to the optimal level.
9.maximum operating temperature

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Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony Xperia L)

The maximum temperature at which the device can perform to the optimal level.

Display

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
2.Has an OLED or AMOLED display
HTC One S
Sony Xperia L
OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) displays are formed of organic materials that emit light. They have higher contrast ratios and wider viewing angles compared to LCDs. AMOLED and POLED are types of OLED displays.
3.has an IPS screen
HTC One S
Sony Xperia L
IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of conventional twisted nematic TFT displays: limited viewing angles and low-quality color reproduction. PLS (Plane-to-Line Switching) is a type of IPS screen developed by Samsung, with increased brightness and lower production costs.
4.pixel density

234ppi

228ppi

Pixel density is a measurement of a screen's resolution, expressed as the number of pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. A higher pixel density translates into more clarity and sharpness for the images rendered on the screen, thus improving the quality of the viewing experience.
5.resolution

540 x 960px

480 x 854px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
6.refresh rate

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (HTC One S)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony Xperia L)

The frequency at which the screen is refreshed. Higher frequency results in less flickering (less noise) and more natural movement representation in action-intense scenes.
7.brightness

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A nit is a measurement of the light that a display emits, equal to one candela per square meter. Brighter displays ensure a screen's contents are easy to read, even in sunny conditions.
8.has branded damage-resistant glass
HTC One S
Sony Xperia L
Damage-resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.
9.has an HDR10-enabled display
HTC One S
Sony Xperia L
The display supports HDR10, which is an HDR (high dynamic range) video technology. Compared to standard dynamic range (SDR) video, HDR10 video has greater contrast and color depth, resulting in more realistic images.

Performance

The internal storage refers to the built-in storage space available in a device for system data, apps, and user-generated data. With a large amount of internal storage, you can save more files and apps on your device.
2.RAM

1GB

1GB

Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of volatile memory used to store working data and machine code currently in use. It is a quick-access, temporary virtual storage that can be read and changed in any order, thus enabling fast data processing.
3.AnTuTu benchmark score

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (HTC One S)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony Xperia L)

AnTuTu is one of the most important benchmarks for Android devices. The score reflects the overall performance of a device by summing up results of individual tests that various parameters, such as RAM speed, CPU performance, 2D & 3D graphics performance.
4.3DMark Wild Life benchmark

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Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony Xperia L)

Wild Life is a cross-platform benchmark developed by 3DMark that tests the graphical performance of a device (using the Vulkan API on Android/Windows and the Metal API on iOS). Source: 3DMark.
5.3DMark Wild Life Unlimited benchmark

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Wild Life is a cross-platform benchmark developed by 3DMark that tests the graphical performance of a device (using the Vulkan API on Android/Windows and the Metal API on iOS). The Unlimited version runs off-screen so that factors such as display resolution don’t affect the score. Source: 3DMark.
6.3DMark Wild Life Extreme benchmark

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Wild Life is a cross-platform benchmark developed by 3DMark that tests the graphical performance of a device (using the Vulkan API on Android/Windows and the Metal API on iOS). The Extreme version is much more graphically-demanding than the standard Wild Life benchmark. Source: 3DMark.
7.Geekbench 5 result (multi)

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Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony Xperia L)

Geekbench 5 is a cross-platform benchmark that measures a processor's multi-core performance. (Source: Primate Labs, 2022)
8.Geekbench 5 result (single)

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Geekbench 5 is a cross-platform benchmark that measures a processor's single-core performance. (Source: Primate Labs, 2022)
9.CPU speed

2 x 1.5GHz

2 x 1GHz

The CPU speed indicates how many processing cycles per second can be executed by a CPU, considering all of its cores (processing units). It is calculated by adding the clock rates of each core or, in the case of multi-core processors employing different microarchitectures, of each group of cores.

Cameras

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the front camera. A higher megapixel count means that the front camera is capable of capturing more details, an essential factor for taking high-resolution selfies.
3.has built-in optical image stabilization
HTC One S
Sony Xperia L
Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.
4.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 30fps

720 x 30fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
5.wide aperture (main camera)

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Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony Xperia L)

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
6.Has a dual-tone LED flash
HTC One S
Sony Xperia L
A dual-tone flash has LED lights with different color temperatures, delivering a better color balance to photos and videos.
7.has a BSI sensor
HTC One S
Sony Xperia L
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.
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
9.Has phase-detection autofocus for photos
HTC One S
Sony Xperia L
Phase-detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.

Operating system

1.has clipboard warnings
HTC One S
Sony Xperia L
This privacy feature alerts you with a small notification when an app copies data from your clipboard.
2.has location privacy options
HTC One S
Sony Xperia L
This privacy feature allows you to share your approximate location with an app instead of your precise location.
3.has camera/microphone privacy options
HTC One S
Sony Xperia L
You can enable or disable an app’s access to the camera or microphone on your device. There are also indication icons to show you when an app uses the camera or microphone.
4.has Mail Privacy Protection
HTC One S
Sony Xperia L
Mail Privacy Protection is a feature built into the default email app that blocks senders from using “tracking pixels” to see when you’ve read an email. It also hides your IP address from senders.
5.has theme customization
HTC One S
Sony Xperia L
Theme customization allows you to easily change the appearance of the user interface (UI). For example, by changing the system colors or the app icons.
6.can block app tracking
HTC One S
Sony Xperia L
Some apps track your activity even when the app is not in use. This privacy feature allows you to block this tracking, either across all apps or on a per-app basis.
7.blocks cross-site tracking
HTC One S
Sony Xperia L
This setting (in the default browser) allows you to block cross-site tracking cookies and data to help protect your privacy.
On-device machine learning is used to recognize people, places, and more in the Photos app. The algorithms run on the device, where this sensitive data is then kept. Competing services upload the photos and perform this on their servers, which requires the sharing of personal data.
This means you don’t have to wait for the entire game to download first, as the later stages of the game download while you are playing.

Battery

1.battery power

1650mAh

1750mAh

Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
2.has wireless charging
HTC One S
Sony Xperia L
It supports a wireless charging standard such as Qi. To charge the device, you simply put it down on a compatible charging pad.
3.Supports fast charging
HTC One S
Sony Xperia L
Fast charging technologies, like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge or MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge a device. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
4.has reverse wireless charging

Not applicable

Sony Xperia L
The device can be used as a wireless charging station to power other gadgets.
5.has a removable battery
HTC One S
Sony Xperia L
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
6.Has an ultra power-saving mode
HTC One S
Sony Xperia L
The ultra power-saving mode, also called low power mode, is an effective way to extend the battery life of the device. Usually, it involves limiting screen brightness and contrast, disabling location services, restricting connectivity, and turning off nonessential apps.
7.has a battery level indicator
HTC One S
Sony Xperia L
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
8.Battery life

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Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony Xperia L)

The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.
9.has a rechargeable battery
HTC One S
Sony Xperia L
The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Audio

1.has stereo speakers
HTC One S
Sony Xperia L
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
2.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
HTC One S
Sony Xperia L
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
3.Has a radio
HTC One S
Sony Xperia L
A built-in FM radio tuner allows you to listen to most of the live-broadcasted FM radio stations without using the internet.
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
5.Has dedicated media keys
HTC One S
Sony Xperia L
Phones with physical keyboards have dedicated media keys, such as: play, stop, next, previous, volume up/down, etc.

Features

1.has LDAC
HTC One S
Sony Xperia L
LDAC is a codec developed by Sony for Bluetooth audio. It is capable of a very high bitrate of 990kbps, which provides high resolution audio. It can also automatically adjust to a lower bitrate of 330kbps or 660kbps to increase stability.
2.has aptX Adaptive
HTC One S
Sony Xperia L
aptx Adaptive is an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that is developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps), which means it can adjust the bit rate for different scenarios, such as listening to HD audio or reducing interference from other devices.
3.has aptX HD
HTC One S
Sony Xperia L
aptX HD is an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that is developed by Qualcomm. It supports high quality 24-bit audio (at a bit rate of 576kbps).
4.has 5G support
HTC One S
Sony Xperia L
The fifth-generation wireless technology delivers higher speeds and lower latency than the previous, fourth-generation tech.
5.download speed

42MBits/s

21MBits/s

The download speed is a measurement of the internet connection bandwidth, representing the maximum data transfer rate at which a device can access online content.
6.upload speed

5.76MBits/s

5.76MBits/s

The upload speed is a measurement of the internet connection bandwidth, representing the maximum data transfer rate at which a device can send information to a server or another device.
7.Has USB Type-C
HTC One S
Sony Xperia L
The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
8.USB version

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (HTC One S)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony Xperia L)

Newer USB versions are faster and have better power management.
9.has NFC
HTC One S
Sony Xperia L
NFC (near-field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions, such as mobile payments. Note: this feature may not be available in all markets.

Miscellaneous

1.Price (global median value)

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115.20 €

Updated on Wed Apr 13 2022
The global median price is determined by calculating the median value of all the prices available for a product, taking into account all markets.
2.Has a built-in FM transmitter
HTC One S
Sony Xperia L
Built-in FM transmitter allows you to wirelessly stream music from your device to any radio, e.g. in your car, at a predefined frequency.
3.has a 24p cinema mode
HTC One S
Sony Xperia L
24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.
4.is a system camera
HTC One S
Sony Xperia L
A system camera has many interchangeable components such as lenses, flashes, and other accessories. System cameras offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.

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