PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Xperia SP vs Galaxy S4 mini

Performance

Processing power and speed

Geekbench and BrowserMark

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), Standby time (3G) and Battery capacity

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

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

PhoneRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Winner
Sony Xperia SP 

PhoneRocket recommends the Sony Xperia SP  based on its performance and battery life.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Xperia SP vs Galaxy S4 mini

geekbench Processor and memory performance

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Sony Xperia SP

Reasons to consider the
Sony Xperia SP

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Much faster web browser 2,263 vs 557 More than 4x better BrowserMark score
Better overall performance 2,105 vs 1,041 More than 2x better geekbench score
Significantly longer standby time (3G) 42,336 min vs 18,000 min More than 2.2x longer standby time (3G)
Sharper screen 319 ppi vs 256 ppi Around 25% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
More battery capacity 2,370 mA·h vs 1,900 mA·h Around 25% more battery capacity
Higher resolution 1280 x 720 vs 960 x 540 Around 80% higher resolution
Bigger screen 4.6" vs 4.3" More than 5% bigger screen
Side view of Samsung Galaxy S4 mini

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Samsung Galaxy S4 mini

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Significantly lighter 107 g vs 155 g More than 30% lighter
Thinner 8.9 mm vs 10 mm More than 10% thinner

Reviews Word on the street

Xperia SP  vs Galaxy S4 mini 

8.0
8.5
We are genuinely impressed by how light, thin, and extremely portable the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini is considering the fact that it packs a 4.3-inch screen and a 1900mAh battery.
Galaxy S4 mini

8.0
9.0
It's not a megapixel monster or anything, but the images it produces have a natural look to them, with nice colours and plenty of detail.
Galaxy S4 mini

8.0
9.0
Tabbed browsing and incognito browsing are available in both browsers, but making new bookmarks in Samsung's own browser is slightly easier than in Chrome.
Galaxy S4 mini

Overall

8.2 Out of 10
8.6 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Xperia SP  vs
Galaxy S4 mini 
Size 4.6" 4.3"
Resolution 1280 x 720 960 x 540
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 319 ppi 256 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 1.7 GHz 1.7 GHz
Number of cores Dual core Dual core
RAM 1 GB 1.5 GB
Internal storage 8 GB 8 GB
Supported card formats
microSD

photo & video

Camera 8 MP 8 MP
Resolution 8 MP 8 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 0.3 MP 1.9 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps

cellular

Generation 4G 4G
Networks
LTE Cat3/4 Uplink (50 Mb/s)
LTE Cat3 (100 Mb/s)
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE (100 Mb/s)
Unknown (100 Mb/s)
LTE Cat 3 (100/)
HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Talk time (3G) 793.8 min 720 min
Standby time (3G) 42,336 min 18,000 min
Capacity 2,370 mA·h 1,900 mA·h

form factor

Xperia SP  vs
Galaxy S4 mini 
Weight 155 g 107 g
Thickness 10 mm 8.9 mm
Size 67.1 x 130.6 x 10 mm 61.3 x 124.6 x 8.9 mm

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio Yes Yes

software

Operating system Android 4.3 Android 4.2.2
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 Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0
Sony Xperia SP
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