The rumors about the next iPhone’s features may or may not be true, but industry experts are going with the speculations to determine the possible rivals for it. After Samsung Galaxy S3, the iPhone 5 has a new competitor, the Sony Xperia S. We will not know if the Xperia is good enough to beat the iPhone 5, until we see the actual smartphone that Apple would release. But based on speculations, here is a comparison of the iPhone 5 and the Sony Xperia S, one of the best Android smartphones out there.
After dropping the Ericsson brand name, Sony has come up with its new Xperia range, of which the Xperia S is the latest Android smartphone. This device has a better form than the previous Xperia mobiles, and has a better, rounder matte black casing. Just under the touch sensitive buttons of the phone, there is a clearly separated section made of plastic. On the whole, the phone is attractive and comfortable to hold too.
The iPhone 5 on the other hand, based on rumors, is going to be a little bigger than the Xperia S and have more screen space. It is going to be thinner than the Xperia, and have a 4-inch display too. Undoubtedly, Apple wouldn’t disappoint its loyal customers by giving them an ugly looking phone. The iPhone 5 is expected to be a stunner and is sure to beat the Xperia in looks.
The Sony Xperia S has the Sony Bravia 4.3 inch display, which at present holds the record for pixels/inch. The display, which is 342ppi, provides greater clarity than the 430ppi of the present iPhone 4S. Considering that the iPhone 5 is yet to be released, we can expect Apple to come up with better display options to beat or at least match what the Xperia has to offer.
iPhones have always been better in terms of memory. Apple has always given its customers the option of 8GB, 16 GB and 32GB storage space for its smartphone, Sony has chosen to offer 32Gb with the Xperia, but has not provided options for expandable memory. This means, the storage space will always be 32GB, which should ideally be more than enough even if you want to save a few movies on your phone.
In terms of storage space, the Xperia is an equal match for the iPhone 5, unless Apple decides to include the option for expandable memory.
Sony has included a 12-megapixel camera in the Xperia S. It offers great detail with 4000×3000 pixels and also includes additional features such as face and smile detection. It also has an LED Flash, image stabilizer and a 3D sweep panorama. The Xperia S is a good match for the iPhone 4S, which has the 8mp isight camera that can shoot 1080p videos in HD.
Whether or not the iPhone 5 beats the Xperia S in this area is something we will know only after its release. Considering the competition it has from other smartphone manufactures, Apple should come up with something better than what the Xperia S and other Android phones have to offer.