How Does Sony Xperia SL Compare with Samsung Galaxy S3

Sony Xperia SL and Samsung Galaxy S3 are the most coveted smartphones and if you are in a fix  that which one to buy then here is the quick comparison between the two.

Sony Xperia SL (Andriod 4.0.4) Samsung Galaxy S3 (Andriod 4.0.4)
Faster processor than Galaxy S3 which means smoother experience while browsing and operating the apps. Samsung Galaxy S3 quad core processor gives you ease while multitasking without slowing down the user interface.
Has far better camera resolution than Galaxy S3. It has 50% more mega pixels than S3 which means better picture quality. Those who have a knack for bigger screen, Galaxy S3 has 11% bigger screen than Xperia SL. Reading and watching videos is more fun.
It has 100% more storage space than Samsung Galaxy S3 which allows downloading more apps, songs and films. S3 is a looker. It is far slimmer than Xperia SL which makes it easy to carry around.
 It is enabled with DLNA which makes sharing music, photos, and videos over wifi a cakewalk. S3 has a memory slot  so that you can store more movies , pictures and songs.
Has 45% more download speed than SL so that you can stream the videos in a jiffy.
 S3 lasts more days without charging as compared to Xperia SL.Around 40% longer Battery Standby Time than Sony Xperia SL.
It even has a longer battery talk time than SL i.e. 154% more talk time than SL

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Sony Xperia SL vs. Sony Xperia S: What’s Changed, What’s the Same?

Sony launched an updated version of the Xperia S, and called it the Xperia SL, quite recently. It’s been a rather quiet launch, and not without reason, however. While the phone definitely features an update over the Xperia S, not much has changed, so we can’t really call it a definite upgrade – it’s more of a replacement offering. But let’s take a closer look at the differences (and the similarities) between these two smartphones.

What has changed?: The first noticeable difference is in the OS. The Xperia SL has received an upgrade and runs on Android 4.0 or ICS, while the Xperia S still ships with Android 2.3 or Gingerbread. The Xperia SL’s also got a more a powerful processor, a dual-core 1.7 GHz processor, as opposed to the dual-core 1.5 GHz processor within the Xperia S. The Android update makes the Xperia SL more power efficient, and even though both phones come equipped with a 1750 mAh battery, the Xperia SL has longer talk-time. Sony has also launched a new color option for the Xperia SL – in addition to black, white and silver, the Xperia SL is also available in a pink variant.

While the Xperia SL also lacks a microSD card slot, its internal memory of 32 GB has been supplemented by 50 GB of free cloud storage space (for only a limited time though). It’s a slight increase from the Xperia S’s 26 GB of internal storage space, however. The Xperia SL also comes with enhanced Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity, against the Xperia S’s Bluetooth 2.1.

What hasn’t changed?: When you look at the long list of similarities, you realize what a disappointment the Xperia SL has been. Both the phones have the same screen size – a 4.3-inch display with a 720X1280 pixel resolution and scratch resistant glass. Even the RAM’s not changed – both these models come with 1 GB of RAM. Sony has decided to maintain the camera too in the new model – a 12 MP rear camera and a 1.3 MP front-facing one. Both phones also have the same Adreno 220 graphics support.… Read the rest

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Sony Xperia SL: Is the Upgrade Adequate?

It’s not quite the successor to the Sony Xperia S, with very few changes included. You can easily be forgiven for not noticing this one, since it made a rather quiet entry into the markets, and well, also because it looks a whole lot like the Xperia S. With a more powerful processor and running on Android 4.0, the SL has been released more as a replacement to the previous offering than as a proper successor.

The Xperia SL features a 4.3-inch LED-backlit LCD touchscreen with scratch-resistant glass and a 720p resolution. The display is powered by Sony Mobile BRAVIA engine, giving it a better pixel density than the Retina-display technology. Powered by a dual-core 1.7 GHz processor and 1 GB of RAM, this new phone runs on Android Ice Cream Sandwich. It’s got a 12 MP rear camera with an LED flash and geo-tagging, multi angle shot, and autofocus capabilities. The camera can also record videos at 1080p resolution at 30 fps with stereo sound. The front-facing camera has a resolution of 1.3 MP, which is just right to make video calls.

The Xperia SL has 32 GB of internal storage and a microHDMI port so you can connect it directly to your HDTVs. The coolest thing about the Xperia SL is that it is PlayStation Certified and gives you access to the PS Store – so if you love gaming, this is definitely a phone you can consider. The phone comes in three color options – pink, white, gray and black, so pick one that suits your personality best.

The phone, however, does have a few downsides, like the absence of a microSD card slot, making it impossible to expand its storage capacity. Also with a price tag of over Rs. 30,000 we wonder if it would serve as a suitable investment when you can easily get a more powerful phone for lesser cost.… Read the rest

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