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Published on February 21st, 2013 | by Guest Writer

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Two Very Different Sandwiches – The Sony Xperia J Vs The Sony Xperia S

Buying a new phone can be a complicated business. Even when you have checked the network coverage maps from the different operators there are so many makes and models on the market, it’s tough to choose the right one. This is made worse by the fact that even phones which look similar and run the exact same version of an operating system can be vastly different.

For example, take Sony’s Xperia range of phones. The Xperia J and the Xperia S look almost identical, in fact it’s very, very difficult to tell them apart; plus, they both run Android’s 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. The Xperia S runs a tad more expensive than the Xperia J, but other than that how exactly do they differ? We put these two phones to the test to find out exactly how they compare and how they’re different. And we couldn’t have chosen two more different phones. If you want to know how they hold up against each other, and which one we recommend, then keep reading to find out…

What the Sony Xperia S Does Best…

The Xperia S is a much, much faster phone. It comes running a 1500 MHz processor, rather than the slower 1000 MHz processor on the Xperia J, making it more powerful and snappier. Plus, it runs double the RAM of the Xperia J as well, meaning that it’s more responsive and better able to handle multi-tasking or running more than one process at a time. The Xperia S also gets faster maximum data speeds, which means you get quicker downloading and faster opening of web pages. The Xperia S has the larger screen, measuring in at a slightly bigger 4.3 inches over the Xperia J’s four inches. But that display also has twice the screen resolution as well as forty per cent more PPI (pixels per inch), meaning that the picture quality is noticeably better, it’s simply clearer, cleaner and brighter than that of the Xperia J. The in built camera is also higher resolution, since the Xperia S comes with a massive 12.1 MP camera as opposed to the mere 5 MP camera on the Xperia J. This means that photos taken with the Xperia S are significantly better quality and more finely detailed. Finally, you get a lot more internal storage on the Xperia S, which comes with 32 GB of internal memory as compared to the mere 4 GB on the Xperia J. For you, that means you can store eight times more music, photos, videos and data on your device.

What the Sony Xperia J Can Do…

Not really very much when compared to the Xperia S. It is lighter, smaller and thinner, and it does have a better battery life. But given the smaller screen size, poorer screen quality and less powerful processor these are all things that should be expected.

Which Sandwich is Better?

Obviously, we’re going to go with the Sony Xperia S on this one, it’s clearly a better phone. And it just goes to show that you should never buy a phone without fully checking out its specs first.

Phil Turner has pretty poor network coverage at home and that has to be the first consideration whenever he looks at a new phone.

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