PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Xperia M vs OneTouch Idol

Performance

Processing power and speed

Geekbench

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Talk time (3G), Talk time, Standby time (3G), Standby time and 1 more

Reviews

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Reviews from gsmarena.com, techradar.com, pocket-lint.com and phonearena.com

No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xperia M vs OneTouch Idol

geekbench Processor and memory performance

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Sony Xperia M

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Better overall performance 608 vs 297 More than 2x better geekbench score
Supports NFC Yes vs No Somewhat common; Enables payment by phone and other wireless communications
Outputs video to TV Micro USB vs None Most phones can connect to a TV; the modern day slide projector, great for sharing your photos & videos
Is 4G Yes vs No Somewhat common; Supports the fastest, most reliable networks
Supports FM radio Yes vs No Somewhat common; Listen to music and news from local radio stations
Longer talk time (3G) 540 min vs 192 min More than 2.8x longer talk time (3G); go days without charging
Records higher def video 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps vs 1280 x 720 @ Unknown 30x higher def video
Better theoretical download speed 21.1 Mb/s vs 7.2 Mb/s Around 3x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Back view of Alcatel OneTouch Idol

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Bigger screen 4.7" vs 4" Around 20% bigger screen
Higher resolution front camera 8 MP vs 5 MP 60% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Thinner 7.9 mm vs 9.3 mm More than 15% thinner

Reviews Word on the street

Xperia M  vs OneTouch Idol 

7.3
6.5
The Walkman app is a great, polished application that breaks down your music collection by songs, albums, artists, playlists and favorites.
Xperia M

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Xperia M  vs
OneTouch Idol 
Size 4" 4.7"
Resolution 854 x 480 960 x 540
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 244 ppi 234 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 1 GHz 1 GHz
Number of cores Dual core Dual core
RAM 1 GB 1 GB
Internal storage 4 GB 4 GB
Supported card formats
SDHC
SD

photo & video

Camera 5 MP 8 MP
Resolution 5 MP 8 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 0.3 MP 2 MP
Video resolution 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps 1280 x 720 @ Unknown
Video output Micro USB None

cellular

Generation 4G 3.5G
Networks
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
HSPA (unspecified)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
Unknown (7.2 Mb/s)
HSDPA (7.2 Mb/s)
HSDPA+ (21.1 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Talk time 618 min 432 min
Talk time (3G) 540 min 192 min
Standby time 29,952 min 24,624 min
Standby time (3G) 27,216 min 24,624 min
Capacity 1,750 mA·h 1,800 mA·h

form factor

Xperia M  vs
OneTouch Idol 
Weight 115 g 110 g
Thickness 9.3 mm 7.9 mm
Size 62 x 124 x 9.3 mm 67.5 x 133 x 7.9 mm

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio Yes No

software

Operating system Android 4.3 Android 4.1.1
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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