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Sony Xperia M vs Samsung Galaxy SL GT-i9003 16GB

Comparison: side by side, pros and cons and the differences between Sony Xperia M vs Samsung Galaxy SL GT-i9003 16GB phones. Which is the best phone?

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17 Sony Xperia M vs 02 Samsung Galaxy SL GT-i9003 16GB

Sony Xperia M





32bit Dual



Samsung Galaxy SL GT-i9003 16GB





32bit Single



What's the best phone? The PhoneMore's choice is Sony Xperia M

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal, so don't just evaluate it. Our goal is to help, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which is the best phone! Comment!

17 Advantages Sony Xperia M

Xperia MvsGalaxy SL GT-i9003 16GB
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
1Ghz 32bit Dual-Corevs1Ghz 32bit Single-Core
+More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking
115 grams (4.03 ounces)vs131 grams (4.59 ounces)
9.3 millimeters (0.37 inches)vs10.59 millimeters (0.42 inches)
+Higher resolution screen
480 x 854 pixelsvs480 x 800 pixels
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
245 PPIvs233 PPI
Advantage+The LED flash helps in dark places or in low lightLED flashvsNot supported
Advantage+The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areasHDR photo only main cameravsNot supported
+More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
HD (1280 x 720 pixels)vsVGA (720 x 480 pixels)
Advantage+Android 4.3 Jelly Bean is newer and saferAndroid 4.3 Jelly BeanvsAndroid 2.3.6 Gingerbread
+Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
1750 mAhvs1650 mAh
Advantage+The 3G+ HSPA+ network is newer and faster3G+ HSPA+vs3G HSUPA
+Faster for surfing the internet and download files
(3G+ HSPA+) 21 Mbpsvs(3G HSUPA) 7.2 Mbps
Advantage+Noise-canceling microphone allows better call qualityActive noise cancellationvsNot supported
Advantage+Bluetooth 4.0 version with A2DP is newer and faster4.0 version with A2DPvs3.0 version with A2DP
Advantage+The NFC lets simple and safe communication between near electronic devicesNFCvsNot supported
Advantage+Better sites viewing on the internetHTML, XHTML, HTML5vsHTML, XHTML

02 Advantages Samsung Galaxy SL GT-i9003 16GB

Galaxy SL GT-i9003 16GBvsXperia M
 6 times100%
+More internal storage for applications and files
16GB (13GB user available)vs4GB (2GB user available)
Advantage+This device has a TFT SuperClear LCD screen, which are brighter and more vividTFT SuperClear LCDvsTFT LCD

24 Common items in both devices

+More external storage for files using memory cardsUntil 32GB
+More colors on the screen is better quality images and videos16 million
+Larger screen4"
+Higher resolution main camera5 megapixels
+The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take picturesOnly digital zoom
+You with less worry when taking pictures with auto focusAutofocus
+Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies0.3 megapixels
+Better touchscreen. The capacitive screen is much more sensitiveCapacitive
+Better touch type. Multitouch allows to use more fingers at the same timeMultitouch
+Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores3.5mm jack
+Sensors help you use the deviceAccelerometer
+Sensors help you use the deviceProximity
+Sensors help you use the deviceCompass
+Sensors help you use the deviceAmbient Light
+Removable battery can be replaced easilyLithium ion Polymer (LiPo) - Removable / Lithium ion - Removable
+Speakerphone is useful when you are driving and on other occasionsSpeakerphone
+The video calling allows to make calls with voice and videoVideo calling
+The vibration of the device aids in the use of several featuresVibrating alert
+The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in generalFM with RDS
+It's harder to lose yourself in the city with GPS on your deviceA-GPS, GeoTagging
+WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n / 802.11 b/g/n is newer and faster802.11 a/b/g/n / 802.11 b/g/n
+With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible deviceDLNA
+More speed data transfer as mp3 and photos via USBUSB 2.0 Micro-B (Micro-USB)
+Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keysScratch-resistant glass / Gorilla Glass

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

Model and physical featuresSony Xperia MSamsung Galaxy SL GT-i9003 16GB
ModelXperia MGalaxy SL GT-i9003 16GB
Also known asSony Xperia M1 C1904, Xperia M C1905, Sony Nicki SSSamsung Galaxy SL i9003, Samsung GT-i9003 Galaxy SL
Country or region where it's soldfeature not registeredVarious (International)
Release dateJuly, 2013March, 2011
Design / TypeBarBar
Depth9.3 millimeters (0.37 inches)10.59 millimeters (0.42 inches)
Size (width x height)62 x 124 millimeters (2.44 x 4.88 in)64.2 x 123.7 millimeters (2.53 x 4.87 in)
Weight115 grams (4.03 ounces)131 grams (4.59 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Water protectionNot supportedNot supported
Operating system (OS)Sony Xperia MSamsung Galaxy SL GT-i9003 16GB
Operating systemAndroid 4.1.2 Jelly BeanAndroid 2.2.1 Froyo
Firmware updateAndroid 4.3 Jelly BeanAndroid 2.3.6 Gingerbread
HardwareSony Xperia MSamsung Galaxy SL GT-i9003 16GB
Architecture - Chipset32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM822732bit - Texas Instruments OMAP 3630 (45nm)
CPU processor1Ghz Dual-Core Krait1Ghz Single-Core ARM Cortex-A8
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 305PowerVR SGX530
RAM memory1GB478MB LPDDR
Internal storage4GB (2GB user available)16GB (13GB user available)
External storageUntil 32GB microSD, microSDHCUntil 32GB microSD, microSDHC
DisplaySony Xperia MSamsung Galaxy SL GT-i9003 16GB
Display typeTFT LCDTFT SuperClear LCD
Screen size4" inches4" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~57.3% (screen-to-body ratio)~57.3% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 4-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Display resolution480 x 854 pixels480 x 800 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)245 PPI233 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassScratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass
Mobile networks and dataSony Xperia MSamsung Galaxy SL GT-i9003 16GB
Dual SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot
micro-SIM (3FF)
1 slot
Standard mini-SIM (2FF)
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
3G networkUMTS C1905: 900/2100 - C1904: 850/1700/1900/2100UMTS 900/1900/2100
4G networkNot supportedNot supported
2G network SIM2Not supportedNot supported
3G network SIM2Not supportedNot supported
4G network SIM2Not supportedNot supported
Data network SIM2Not supportedNot supported
Maximum download/upload21/5.76 Mbps7.2/5.76 Mbps
Messaging and callingSony Xperia MSamsung Galaxy SL GT-i9003 16GB
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
Primary camera / Back cameraSony Xperia MSamsung Galaxy SL GT-i9003 16GB
Main camera5 megapixels5 megapixels
Main camera resolution2592 x 1944 pixels2560 x 1920 pixels
Video recording (primary)HD (1280 x 720 pixels) 30 fpsVGA (720 x 480 pixels) 30 fps
FlashLED flashNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationfeature not registeredNot supported
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo only main cameraNot supported
Front camera / Secondary cameraSony Xperia MSamsung Galaxy SL GT-i9003 16GB
Front camera0.3 megapixels0.3 megapixels
Front camera resolution640 x 480 pixels640 x 480 pixels
Video recording (secondary)VGA (640 x 480 pixels)Not supported
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaSony Xperia MSamsung Galaxy SL GT-i9003 16GB
RadioFM with RDSFM with RDS
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263MP4, DivX, WMV, H.264, H.263
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+MP3, WAV, eAAC+, AC3, FLAC
Connectivity and interfacesSony Xperia MSamsung Galaxy SL GT-i9003 16GB
USBUSB 2.0 Micro-B (Micro-USB)USB 2.0 Micro-B (Micro-USB)
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.0 version with A2DP3.0 version with A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n802.11 b/g/n
NFCSupportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTaggingA-GPS, GeoTagging
Infrared portfeature not registeredNot supported
Other functionsSony Xperia MSamsung Galaxy SL GT-i9003 16GB
Active noise cancellationSupportedNot supported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Java / Flash playerYes / NoSupported
Ambient Light
Ambient Light
Other features- Colors: Black, White, Purple, Yellow
- USB On-The-Go 1.3
- Red-eye reduction
- Panorama photo
- WiFi direct
- WiFi hotspot
- ANT+ support
- Colors: Black on silver
- Samsung TouchWiz 3.0 UI
- WiFi hotspot
- HD 720p video recording with update Android
Power supply and autonomySony Xperia MSamsung Galaxy SL GT-i9003 16GB
Battery technologyLithium ion Polymer (LiPo) - RemovableLithium ion - Removable
Battery capacity1750 mAh1650 mAh
Battery modelfeature not registeredEB575152LU
Talk time540 minutes | 9 hours | 0.4 day450 minutes | 7.5 hours | 0.3 day
Standby27240 minutes | 454 hours | 18.9 days33000 minutes | 550 hours | 22.9 days
Specific absorption rate (radiation)Sony Xperia MSamsung Galaxy SL GT-i9003 16GB
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombiafeature not registered0.336 W/Kg (head) | 0.499 W/Kg (body)
SAR European Union, UKfeature not registered0.31 W/Kg (head) | 0.828 W/Kg (body)

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