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LG Magna (3G H500) vs Sony Xperia 1 (J8170)

Side by side comparison between LG Magna vs Sony Xperia 1 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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LG Magna (3G H500)
5"
IPS

720x1280

8
MP

5mp

1GB
RAM

32bit Quad

2540
mAh

(Removable)

vs
34PointsSony Xperia 1 (J8170)Compare LG Magna X
Sony Xperia 1 (J8170)
6.5"
OLED

1644x3840

12
MP

8mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3330
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Sony Xperia 1 (J8170)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

Magna (3G H500)4 Advantages LG Magna (3G H500)vsXperia 1 (J8170)34 Advantages Sony Xperia 1 (J8170)
+137 grams (4.8 ounces)30%
Lighter
vs178 grams (6.23 ounces)
+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
vsType-C reversible connector
+Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)Advantage
Removable battery can be replaced easily
vsLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
+FM (RDS)Advantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
vsNot supported
1.3Ghz 32bit Quad-Corevs+2.84Ghz 64bit Octa-Core198%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
1GB LPDDR3vs+6GB LPDDR4X5 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
8GB (3.5GB available)vs+128GB (111GB available)31 times
More internal storage for applications and files
Until 32GB microSD, microSDHCvs+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC31 times
More external storage for files using memory cards
10.15 millimeters (0.4 inches)vs+8.2 millimeters (0.32 inches)24%
Thinner
TFT IPS LCDvs+OLEDAdvantage
OLED display is brighter and more vivid
720x1280 pixelsvs+1644x3840 pixels6 times
Higher resolution screen
294 PPIvs+643 PPI119%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
5"vs+6.5"30%
Larger screen
(back) 8MPvs+(triple camera) 12MP + 12MP + 12MP4 times
Higher resolution main camera
Only digital zoomvs+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
EIS: Digital stabilizationvs+OIS (5-axis): Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
Not supportedvs+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
HDR photo only main cameravs+HDR photo/video on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
f/2.4 (aperture)vs+f/1.6 (aperture)50%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
(front) 5MPvs+(front) 8MP59%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
Full HD (1920x1080)vs+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
(front) HD (1280x720)vs+(front) Full HD (1920x1080)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
Android 6.0.1 Marshmallowvs+Android 10Advantage
Android 10 is newer and safer
3G+ HSPA+vs+4G+ LTE-AAdvantage
The 4G+ LTE-A network is newer and faster
(3G+ HSPA+) 21 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 1600 Mbps75 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
2540 mAhvs+3330 mAh31%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
Not supportedvs+Active noise cancellationAdvantage
Noise-canceling microphone allows better call quality
802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)vs+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
Not supportedvs+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
4.1 + A2DPvs+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
Not supportedvs+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
MicroUSB 2.0vs+USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
MicroUSB 2.0vs+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
Not supportedvs+Gorilla Glass 6Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
Not supportedvs+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

14 Common items in both devices
16 million
LED flash
Autofocus / PDAF: phase detection autofocus
Capacitive
Multitouch
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
+7 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresLG Magna (3G H500)Sony Xperia 1 (J8170)
ModelMagna (3G H500)Xperia 1 (J8170)
Other model namesLusacell LG Magna H500, LG-H500, LG C90 Magna H500TRSony Xperia 1 128GB, Sony Kumano
Country or region availableMexico
Mexico
USA
USA
BrandLGSony
Release dateApril, 2015May, 2019
Depth10.15 millimeters (0.4 inches)8.2 millimeters (0.32 inches)
Size (width x height)69.9 x 139.8 millimeters (2.75 x 5.5 in)72 x 167 millimeters (2.83 x 6.57 in)
Weight137 grams (4.8 ounces)178 grams (6.23 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsfeature not registeredAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersNot supportedIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30min
System (OS)LG Magna (3G H500)Sony Xperia 1 (J8170)
Operating systemAndroid 5.0.1 LollipopAndroid 9.0 Pie
Firmware updateAndroid 6.0.1 MarshmallowAndroid 10
HardwareLG Magna (3G H500)Sony Xperia 1 (J8170)
Chipset32bit - MediaTek MT6582 (28nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SDM855 (7nm)
CPU processor1.3Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A7Octa-Core, 3 processors:
2.84Ghz Single-Core Kryo 485
2.42Ghz 3-Cores Kryo 485
1.78Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 485
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-400 MP2Qualcomm Adreno 640
RAM memory1GB LPDDR36GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage8GB (3.5GB available)128GB (111GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageUntil 32GB microSD, microSDHC
(dedicated slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
DisplayLG Magna (3G H500)Sony Xperia 1 (J8170)
Display typeTFT IPS LCDOLED
Screen size5" inches6.5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~70.5% (screen-to-body ratio)~82% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution720x1280 pixels1644x3840 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)294 PPI643 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedGorilla Glass 6
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Mobile networksLG Magna (3G H500)Sony Xperia 1 (J8170)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
micro-SIM (3FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload21/5.76 Mbps1600/150 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/2100UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkNot supportedLTE Cat19/13 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
CallingLG Magna (3G H500)Sony Xperia 1 (J8170)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder
CameraLG Magna (3G H500)Sony Xperia 1 (J8170)
Back camera (main camera)8 megapixels(triple camera)
• 12 megapixels
• 12MP telephoto (f/2.4 52mm 1/3.4" 1.0µm PDAF 2x-zoom OIS)
• 12MP ultrawide (f/2.4 16mm 1/3.4" 1.0µm)
Main camera resolution3264x2448 pixels4000x3000 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.4 (aperture)f/1.6 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered26mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/2.6" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.4µm pixel
AutofocusAutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationOIS (5-axis): Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomDigital and optical zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedSupported
HDRHDR photo only main cameraHDR photo/video on both cameras
2ª cameraLG Magna (3G H500)Sony Xperia 1 (J8170)
Front camera (secondary)5 megapixels8 megapixels
Front camera resolution2592x1944 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)HD (1280x720)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredf/2.0 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered24mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/4" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.12µm pixel
MultimediaLG Magna (3G H500)Sony Xperia 1 (J8170)
RadioFM (RDS)Not supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263MP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityLG Magna (3G H500)Sony Xperia 1 (J8170)
USBMicroUSB 2.0USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedUSB Type-C SlimPort®
Audio output3.5mm jackType-C reversible connector
Bluetooth4.1 + A2DP5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedSupported
NFCNot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsLG Magna (3G H500)Sony Xperia 1 (J8170)
Active noise cancellationNot supportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Hall effect
Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Titan, White, Gold
- LG Optimus UI 4.1
- Knock Code, Quick Selfie
- WiFi direct
- WiFi hotspot
- Colors: Black, Gray, Purple, White
- 21:9 ratio display
- DCI-P3 100% display
- HDR BT.2020 display
- BIONZ X camera
- Dolby Atmos sound
- 24-bit/192kHz audio
- USB Power Delivery 2.0
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyLG Magna (3G H500)Sony Xperia 1 (J8170)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity2540 mAh3330 mAh
Charger, watts• Standard charging• 18W Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomy600 minutes | 10 hours | 0.4 dayfeature not registered
Standby21000 minutes | 350 hours | 14.6 daysfeature not registered
Radiation rateLG Magna (3G H500)Sony Xperia 1 (J8170)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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