Features Key features of the Xperia M  vs OneTouch Idol Mini 

screen size

It also comes with dual-channel Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, GPS and Bluetooth 4.0. The Xperia M features NFC connectivity that is well integrated with other Sony products like its TVs for instance. You can easily share images wirelessly by just tapping a Sony TV remote to send the images to the large screen. Similarly, you can share music, photos and.
Xperia M | by PhoneArena (Sep, 2013)

screen resolution

Xperia M
854 x 480
OneTouch Idol Mini
854 x 480
Display The phone features a modest 4-inch LCD screen with a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels.
Xperia M | by PhoneArena (Sep, 2013)

memory

processor

Xperia M
Dual core
OneTouch Idol Mini
Dual core
It is the Qualcomm MSM8227 system chip with a 1GHz dual-core Krait processor.
Xperia M | by PhoneArena (Sep, 2013)

camera resolution

The front camera is a very basic VGA unit, but we still like the fact that it’s there - it’s definitely useful for video conferencing.
Xperia M | by PhoneArena (Sep, 2013)

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Sony Xperia M

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Supports NFC Yes vs No Somewhat common; Enables payment by phone and other wireless communications
Front view of Alcatel OneTouch Idol Mini

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Lighter 96 g vs 115 g More than 15% lighter
Faster processor 1.3 GHz vs 1 GHz More than 30% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Longer talk time 1,200 min vs 618 min Around 95% longer talk time; go days without charging
Bigger screen 4.3" vs 4" More than 5% bigger screen
Thinner 7.9 mm vs 9.3 mm More than 15% thinner

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Xperia M  vs
OneTouch Idol Mini 
Size 4" 4.3"
Resolution 854 x 480 854 x 480
Multitouch Yes N/A
PPI 244 ppi 227 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 1 GHz 1.3 GHz
Number of cores Dual core Dual core
RAM 1 GB 0.5 GB
Internal storage 4 GB 8 GB
Supported card formats
SDHC
SD

photo & video

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

cellular

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

battery

Talk time 618 min 1,200 min
Talk time (3G) 540 min 540 min
Standby time 29,952 min 32,400 min
Standby time (3G) 27,216 min 27,072 min
Capacity 1,750 mA·h 1,700 mA·h

form factor

Xperia M  vs
OneTouch Idol Mini 
Weight 115 g 96 g
Thickness 9.3 mm 7.9 mm
Size 62 x 124 x 9.3 mm 62 x 127.1 x 7.9 mm

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio Yes Yes

software

Operating system Android 4.3 Android 4.2
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
Sony Xperia M
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