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Supports Adobe Flash Yes vs No Somewhat common; Many games and videos on the Internet require Adobe Flash
Significantly lighter 107 g vs 144 g More than 25% lighter
Longer standby time (3G) 28,512 min vs 21,024 min More than 35% longer standby time (3G)
Slightly longer standby time 28,224 min vs 24,048 min More than 15% longer standby time
Thinner 9.9 mm vs 10.6 mm More than 5% thinner
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Is 4G Yes vs No Somewhat common; Supports the fastest, most reliable networks
Significantly higher resolution front camera 12.1 MP vs 5 MP Around 2.5x higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Significantly faster processor 1.5 GHz vs 1 GHz 50% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Bigger screen 4.5" vs 3.7" More than 20% bigger screen
More battery capacity 1,900 mA·h vs 1,320 mA·h Around 45% more battery capacity
Sharper screen 326 ppi vs 264 ppi Around 25% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Higher resolution 1280 x 720 vs 854 x 480 Around 2.2x higher resolution
Store slightly more stuff 16 GB vs 8 GB 2x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Slightly better theoretical download speed 20 Mb/s vs 14.4 Mb/s Around 40% better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks

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Xperia sola  vs ion 

What we are reviewing today is the Sony Xperia sola, which comes with a 3.7-inch LCD display, 5-megapixel camera, NFC.
Xperia sola

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Xperia sola  vs
Size 3.7" 4.5"
Resolution 854 x 480 1280 x 720
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 264 ppi 326 ppi


Clock speed 1 GHz 1.5 GHz
Number of cores Dual core Dual core
RAM 0.5 GB 1 GB
Internal storage 8 GB 16 GB
Supported card formats

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Camera 5 MP 12.1 MP
Resolution 5 MP 12.1 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Video resolution 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ Unknown


Generation 3.5G 4G
HSDPA (14.4 Mb/s)
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE (20 Mb/s)
Unknown (14.4 Mb/s)
HSPA (unspecified)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)


Talk time 360 min 600 min
Talk time (3G) 300 min 240 min
Standby time 28,224 min 24,048 min
Standby time (3G) 28,512 min 21,024 min
Capacity 1,320 mA·h 1,900 mA·h

form factor

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Weight 107 g 144 g
Thickness 9.9 mm 10.6 mm
Size 59 x 116 x 9.9 mm 68 x 132 x 10.6 mm


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes


Supports FM radio Yes Yes


Operating system Android 4.0.4 Android 4.1.2
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market Android Market
Adobe flash support Yes No
App store size 850,000 apps 850,000 apps


Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v2.1 Bluetooth
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