Features Key features of the Xperia L  vs Galaxy S III mini 

screen size

screen resolution

Xperia L
854 x 480
Galaxy S III mini
800 x 480

memory

processor

Xperia L
Dual core
Galaxy S III mini
Dual core

camera resolution

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Sony Xperia L

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Supports NFC Yes vs No Somewhat common; Enables payment by phone and other wireless communications
Is 4G Yes vs No Somewhat common; Supports the fastest, most reliable networks
Higher resolution front camera 8 MP vs 5 MP 60% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Bigger screen 4.3" vs 4" More than 5% bigger screen
Longer standby time (3G) 27,216 min vs 21,600 min More than 25% longer standby time (3G)
More battery capacity 1,750 mA·h vs 1,500 mA·h More than 15% more battery capacity
Better theoretical download speed 21.1 Mb/s vs 14.4 Mb/s More than 45% better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Back view of Samsung Galaxy S III mini

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Lighter 120 g vs 137 g More than 10% lighter

Reviews Word on the street

Xperia L  vs Galaxy S III mini 

6.5
8.9
Outdoor visibility isn't very good, just like on most other AMOLED screens.
Galaxy S III mini

7.0
7.0
Opening the video brings a tlarger still, with the title, film length and remaining run time (if you're partway through a film), as well metadata taken from the Gracenote movie archive.
Xperia L

Overall

7.2 Out of 10
8.0 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Xperia L  vs
Galaxy S III mini 
Size 4.3" 4"
Resolution 854 x 480 800 x 480
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 227 ppi 233 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 1 GHz 1 GHz
Number of cores Dual core Dual core
RAM 1 GB 1 GB
Internal storage 8 GB 16 GB
Supported card formats
SDHC
SD

photo & video

Camera 8 MP 5 MP
Resolution 8 MP 5 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 0.3 MP 0.3 MP
Video resolution 1280 x 720 @ Unknown 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps

cellular

Generation 4G 3.5G
Networks
HSDPA (14.4 Mb/s)
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
Unknown (14.4 Mb/s)
HSPA (unspecified)
HSDPA+ (21.1 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Talk time (3G) 546 min 469.8 min
Standby time 29,952 min 27,648 min
Standby time (3G) 27,216 min 21,600 min
Capacity 1,750 mA·h 1,500 mA·h

form factor

Xperia L  vs
Galaxy S III mini 
Weight 137 g 120 g
Thickness 9.7 mm 9.9 mm
Size 65 x 128.7 x 9.7 mm 63 x 121.5 x 9.9 mm

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio Yes Yes

software

Operating system Android 4.2.2 Android 4.1.2
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market Android Market
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 850,000 apps

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes No
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0
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