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Sony Xperia S LT26i vs Sony Xperia ion LTE LT28i

Side by side comparison, pros, cons, differences between Sony Xperia S vs Sony Xperia ion phones with full specifications. What's the best?

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Compare Sony Xperia ion X02Sony Xperia S LT26i
Sony Xperia S LT26i
4.3"
LED

720x1280

12
MP

1.3mp

1GB
RAM

32bit Dual

1750
mAh

(Non removable)

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Compare Sony Xperia S X05Sony Xperia ion LTE LT28i
Sony Xperia ion LTE LT28i
4.6"
LED

720x1280

12
MP

1.3mp

1GB
RAM

32bit Dual

1900
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the best phone? The PhoneMore's choice is Sony Xperia ion LTE LT28i

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! Comment!


02 Advantages Sony Xperia S LT26i
Xperia S LT26ivsXperia ion LTE LT28i
 144%100%
+More internal storage for applications and files
32GB (28GB user available)vs16GB (11.49GB user available)
 7%7%
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
342 PPIvs319 PPI

05 Advantages Sony Xperia ion LTE LT28i
Xperia ion LTE LT28ivsXperia S LT26i
Advantage
+More external storage for files using memory cards
Until 32GB microSD, microSDHCvsNot supported
 7%7%
+Larger screen
4.6"vs4.3"
Advantage
+The 4G LTE network is newer and faster
4G LTEvs3G+ HSPA+
 4 times100%
+Faster for surfing the internet and download files
(4G LTE) 100 Mbpsvs(3G+ HSPA+) 21 Mbps
 9%9%
+Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
1900 mAhvs1750 mAh

38 Common items in both devices
1.5Ghz 32bit Dual-Core
1GB LPDDR2
144 grams (5.04 ounces)
10.6 millimeters (0.42 inches)
TFT LCD LED-Backlit
16 million
720x1280 pixels
(back) 12MP
LED flash
Only digital zoom
Autofocus
BSI sensor
(front) 1.3MP
Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)
HD (1280x720 pixels)
Capacitive
Multitouch
3.5mm jack
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable) / Li-Ion (Non removable)
Speakerphone
Video calling
Vibrating alert
Active noise cancellation
FM with RDS
Micro HDMI Type D
A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
DLNA
2.1 version A2DP
NFC
MicroUSB 2.0
HTML, XHTML
Scratch-resistant glass
+ COMMON ITEMS

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Model and physical featuresSony Xperia S LT26iSony Xperia ion LTE LT28i
ModelXperia S LT26iXperia ion LTE LT28i
Also known asSony Xperia S LT26, Sony Ericsson Arc HD, Sony NozomiSony Xperia ion 4G LTE Unlocked, Xperia ion LT28i, Sony Aoba
Country or region availableVarious (International)Various (International)
BrandSonySony
Release dateFebruary, 2012June, 2012
Depth10.6 millimeters (0.42 inches)10.6 millimeters (0.42 inches)
Size (width x height)64 x 128 millimeters (2.52 x 5.04 in)68 x 133 millimeters (2.68 x 5.24 in)
Weight144 grams (5.04 ounces)144 grams (5.04 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
Operating system (OS)Sony Xperia S LT26iSony Xperia ion LTE LT28i
Operating systemAndroid 2.3.7 GingerbreadAndroid 2.3.7 Gingerbread
Firmware updateAndroid 4.1.2 Jelly BeanAndroid 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
HardwareSony Xperia S LT26iSony Xperia ion LTE LT28i
Architecture - Chipset32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM826032bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8260
CPU processor1.5Ghz Dual-Core Scorpion1.5Ghz Dual-Core Scorpion
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 220Qualcomm Adreno 220
RAM memory1GB LPDDR21GB LPDDR2
Internal storage32GB (28GB user available)16GB (11.49GB user available)
External storageNot supportedUntil 32GB microSD, microSDHC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySony Xperia S LT26iSony Xperia ion LTE LT28i
Display typeTFT LCD LED-BacklitTFT LCD LED-Backlit
Screen size4.3" inches4.6" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~62.2% (screen-to-body ratio)~64.5% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 4-points
Display resolution720x1280 pixels720x1280 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)342 PPI319 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassScratch-resistant glassScratch-resistant glass
Mobile networks and dataSony Xperia S LT26iSony Xperia ion LTE LT28i
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
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1900/2100UMTS 850/1900/2100
Primary 4G/5G networkNot supportedLTE Cat3 700/1700/2100 (Bands 4,17)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
Maximum download/upload21/5.76 Mbps100/50 Mbps
Messaging and callingSony Xperia S LT26iSony Xperia ion LTE LT28i
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
Primary / back cameraSony Xperia S LT26iSony Xperia ion LTE LT28i
Main camera12 megapixels12 megapixels
Main camera resolution4000x3000 pixels4000x3000 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080 pixels) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.4 (aperture)feature not registered
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
AutofocusAutofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationfeature not registeredfeature not registered
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedSupported
HDRNot supportedNot supported
Front / secondary cameraSony Xperia S LT26iSony Xperia ion LTE LT28i
Front camera1.3 megapixels1.3 megapixels
Front camera resolution1280x1024 pixels1280x1024 pixels
Video recording (secondary)HD (1280x720 pixels)HD (1280x720 pixels)
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 S LT26iSony Xperia ion LTE LT28i
RadioFM with RDSFM with RDS
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.263, H.264, WMVMP4, H.263, H.264, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, eAAC+, WMA, WAVMP3, eAAC+, WMA, WAV
Connectivity and interfacesSony Xperia S LT26iSony Xperia ion LTE LT28i
USBMicroUSB 2.0MicroUSB 2.0
TV outputMicro HDMI Type DMicro HDMI Type D
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth2.1 version A2DP2.1 version A2DP
WiFi802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
DLNASupportedSupported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSony Xperia S LT26iSony Xperia ion LTE LT28i
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTMLHTML, XHTML
Java / Flash playerSupportedSupported
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Other features- Colors: White, Black, Silver
- USB On-the-go 1.3
- Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine
- 3D surround sound
- 3D sweep panorama
- SE Timescape
- ANT+ support
- WiFi hotspot
- Use your phone as a remote control for Sony TV
- Colors: Black, White
- Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine
- Sony Reality Display
- Video stabiliser
- PlayNow
- 3D sweep panorama
- SE Timescape
- WiFi direct
- WiFi hotspot
Power supply and autonomySony Xperia S LT26iSony Xperia ion LTE LT28i
BatteryLiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity1750 mAh1900 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)feature not registeredfeature not registered
Talk time510 minutes | 8.5 hours | 0.4 day240 minutes | 4 hours | 0.2 day
Standby25200 minutes | 420 hours | 17.5 days21000 minutes | 350 hours | 14.6 days
Radiation rate (SAR)Sony Xperia S LT26iSony Xperia ion LTE LT28i
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombia1.31 W/Kg (head) | 0.6 W/Kg (body)1.05 W/Kg (head) | 0.57 W/Kg (body)
SAR European Union, UK1.3 W/Kg (head)0.87 W/Kg (head)