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Sony Xperia SP (4G LTE) vs Sony Ericsson Xperia X10a

Side by side comparison, pros, cons, differences between Sony Xperia SP vs Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 phones with full specifications. What's the best?

Sony Xperia SP (4G LTE)





32bit Dual


(Non removable)

03PointsSony Ericsson Xperia X10aCompare Sony Xperia SP X
Sony Ericsson Xperia X10a




32bit Single



What's the better phone? Sony Xperia SP (4G LTE)

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Xperia SP (4G LTE)27 Advantages Sony Xperia SP (4G LTE)vsXperia X10a3 Advantages Sony Ericsson Xperia X10a
+1.7Ghz 32bit Dual-Core104%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1Ghz 32bit Single-Core
+1GB LPDDR2167%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking
+8GB (5.88GB user free)12 times
More internal storage for applications and files
vs1GB (465MB user free)
+Until 32GB microSD, microSDHC100%
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsUntil 16GB microSD, microSDHC
+10 millimeters (0.39 inches)30%
vs13 millimeters (0.51 inches)
+16 million245 times
More colors on the screen is better quality images and videos
vs65 thousand
+720x1280 pixels125%
Higher resolution screen
vs480x854 pixels
+319 PPI30%
Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs245 PPI
Larger screen
+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
vsNot supported
+HDR photo only main cameraAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
vsNot supported
+(front) 0.3MPAdvantage
With a secondary camera is easier to take selfies
vsNot supported
+Full HD (1920x1080)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vsHD (1280x720)
+Android 4.3 Jelly BeanAdvantage
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean is newer and safer
vsAndroid 2.3.4 Gingerbread
+4G LTEAdvantage
The 4G LTE network is newer and faster
+(4G LTE) 100 Mbps13 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(3G HSUPA) 7.2 Mbps
Better touch type. Multitouch allows to use more fingers at the same time
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+2370 mAh58%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs1500 mAh
+Video callingAdvantage
The video calling allows to make calls with voice and video
vsNot supported
+Active noise cancellationAdvantage
Noise-canceling microphone allows better call quality
vsNot supported
+FM with RDSAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
vsNot supported
+Micro-B USB - MHLAdvantage
The TV-output lets you use your device on TV by cable
vsNot supported
+802.11 a/b/g/n + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)Advantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) is newer and faster
vs802.11 b/g (2.4Ghz)
+4.0 version A2DPAdvantage
Bluetooth 4.0 version A2DP is newer and faster
vs2.1 version A2DP
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
vsNot supported
+HTML, XHTML, HTML5Advantage
Better sites viewing on the internet
155 grams (5.43 ounces)vs+135 grams (4.73 ounces)15%
Not supportedvs+CompassAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Li-Ion (Non removable)vs+LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Removable)Advantage
Removable battery can be replaced easily

16 Common items in both devices
(back) 8MP
LED flash
Only digital zoom
3.5mm jack
+9 specs and more in the table below

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

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Physical featuresSony Xperia SP (4G LTE)Sony Ericsson Xperia X10a
ModelXperia SP (4G LTE)Xperia X10a
Other model namesSony Xperia SP C5303, C5306, M35i, Sony HuaShanAT&T Sony Xperia X10, Rogers X10a, Telstra X10a, SE Rachael
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
Latin AmericaAustraliaCanadaUSAJapan
Latin America, Australia, Canada, USA, Japan
BrandSonySony Ericsson
Release dateApril, 2013March, 2010
Depth10 millimeters (0.39 inches)13 millimeters (0.51 inches)
Size (width x height)67.1 x 130.6 millimeters (2.64 x 5.14 in)63 x 119 millimeters (2.48 x 4.69 in)
Weight155 grams (5.43 ounces)135 grams (4.73 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum body, glass front, plastic backfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)Sony Xperia SP (4G LTE)Sony Ericsson Xperia X10a
Operating systemAndroid 4.1.2 Jelly BeanAndroid 1.6 Donut
Firmware updateAndroid 4.3 Jelly BeanAndroid 2.3.4 Gingerbread
HardwareSony Xperia SP (4G LTE)Sony Ericsson Xperia X10a
Chipset32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960T (28nm)32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8250
CPU processor1.7Ghz Dual-Core Krait1Ghz Single-Core Scorpion
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 320 400MhzQualcomm Adreno 200
RAM memory1GB LPDDR2384MB
Internal storage8GB (5.88GB user free)1GB (465MB user free)
External storageUntil 32GB microSD, microSDHC
(dedicated slot)
Until 16GB microSD, microSDHC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySony Xperia SP (4G LTE)Sony Ericsson Xperia X10a
Display typeTFT LCDTFT LCD
Screen size4.6" inches4" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~66.6% (screen-to-body ratio)~58.8% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Monotouch 1-point
Display resolution720x1280 pixels480x854 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)319 PPI245 PPI
Colors16 million65 thousand
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla GlassScratch-resistant glass
Mobile networksSony Xperia SP (4G LTE)Sony Ericsson Xperia X10a
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot
micro-SIM (3FF)
1 slot
Standard mini-SIM (2FF)
Maximum download/upload100/50 Mbps7.2/2 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G
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 networkC5303 version:
UMTS 850/900/2100

C5306 version:
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
UMTS 800/850/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat3

C5303 version:
LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20)

C5306 version:
LTE (Bands 1, 2, 4, 5)
Not supported
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
CallingSony Xperia SP (4G LTE)Sony Ericsson Xperia X10a
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Video callingSupportedNot supported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder
CameraSony Xperia SP (4G LTE)Sony Ericsson Xperia X10a
Back camera (main camera)8 megapixels8 megapixels
Main camera resolution3264x2448 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fpsHD (1280x720) 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
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationfeature not registered
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo only main cameraNot supported
2ª cameraSony Xperia SP (4G LTE)Sony Ericsson Xperia X10a
Front camera (secondary)0.3 megapixelsNot supported
Front camera resolution640x480 pixelsNot supported
Video recording (secondary)VGA (640x480)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 SP (4G LTE)Sony Ericsson Xperia X10a
RadioFM with RDSNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.263, H.264, WMVMP4, H.263, H.264, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+MP3, eAAC+, WMA, WAV
ConnectivitySony Xperia SP (4G LTE)Sony Ericsson Xperia X10a
USBMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-GoMicroUSB 2.0
TV outputMicro-B USB - MHLNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.0 version A2DP2.1 version A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 b/g (2.4Ghz)
NFCSupportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSony Xperia SP (4G LTE)Sony Ericsson Xperia X10a
Active noise cancellationSupportedNot supported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Java / Flash playerNot supportedSupported
Ambient Light
Ambient Light
Other features- Colors: Black, White, Red
- Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2
- 3D sweep panorama
- PlayNow
- 3D Surround Sound
- HD Voice
- HT40
- NFC SmartTags
- WiFi dual-band
- WiFi direct
- WiFi hotspot
- Colors: Sensous Black, Luster White
- 8GB microSD included
- SE UX platform
- Open GL 2.0
- PlayNow
- Sony Ericsson Timescape
- Video recording 720p only via Android 2.1/2.3 update
Power supplySony Xperia SP (4G LTE)Sony Ericsson Xperia X10a
BatteryLi-Ion (Non removable)LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Removable)
Battery capacity2370 mAh1500 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)feature not registeredBST-41
Talk time autonomy1140 minutes | 19 hours | 0.8 day480 minutes | 8 hours | 0.3 day
Standby44040 minutes | 734 hours | 30.6 days25500 minutes | 425 hours | 17.7 days
Radiation rateSony Xperia SP (4G LTE)Sony Ericsson Xperia X10a
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered