LG Optimus L5 VS Sony Xperia Miro, Duel ICS Phones
LG Optimus L5 – Dimension: 118.3 x 66.5 x 9.5 mm, 125 gram; full touchscreen; plastic; audio 3.5 mm port, power/lock button; rocker volume; microUSB port, mic; one home button and 2 touch button (back & menu)
Sony Xperia Miro – Dimension: 113 x 59.4 x 9.9 mm, 110 gram; full touchscreen; plastic; 3.5 mm audio jack and power/lock button; rocker volume; mic hole; microUSB port; 3 touch button (back, home and menu)
Both this phones have difference dimensions that adrift only 0.5 – 0.7 cm on the height and width on its body. Although L5 quite obvious looks bigger compared to Miro but the comfort of both when held were in level that relatively similar. Although both price levels are considered in the lower-middle-class for new branded Android phones, yet each vendor gives the impression of luxury in its products.
L5 with finishing rough textured on the backdoor, while Miro with a little accent in the form of the curve metal area under the three capacitive buttons.
LG Optimus L5 : Procesor 800 MHz Cortex-A5, Qualcomm MSM7225A chipset, Adreno 200 GPU, RAM: 512 MB, Internal Storage: 4 GB storage (2.5 GB user available), external: microSD 32 GB, battery: Li-lon 1500 mAh
Sony Xperia Miro : Processor 800 MHz Cortex-A5, Qualcomm MSM7225A chipset, Adreno 200 GPU, RAM: 512 MB, Internal Storage: 4 GB storage (2.2 GB user available), external: microSD 32 GB, battery: Li-lon 1500 mAh
Both phones has hardware specifications that very identical, so with the internal storage space of 4 GB that owned by both of them, yet there is little difference in the amount of internal memory that can be used by the user to store data where L5 superior by a margin up to 300 MB. This is due to the difference in the number of default applications as well as modification of user interface that are applied each of the vendors in both.
LG Optimus L5 : TFT capacitive touch screen, 16M colors, 320 x 480 pixels, 4.0 inches (-144 ppi pixel density), multi touch
Sony Xperia Miro : LED-backlit LCD touch screen, 16M colors, 320 x 480 pixel, 3.5 inches (-165 ppi pixels density), multi touch, Scratch-resistant glass, Anti-reflective coating
Larger body dimensions on Optimus L5 not without a reason, this phone equipped with a wider screen compared to its competitors, Miro.
Different screen sizes, however either screens of Optimus L5 and Xperia Miro had same HVGA resolution. Similarities in the amount of pixels and differences on the wide screen that creates a different pixel density. Miro excels with 165 ppi compared 144 ppi on L5.
Screen with pixels that more tightly able to present a sharper image, and otherwise screen that has low pixel density will show images that look jagged, especially when doing magnification (zoom in) on the small object such as writing on the article on a website.
LG Optimus L5 : 5 MP, 2560 x 1920 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, panorama, continous shot; video recorder VGA @30fps; secondary camera: -
Sony Xperia Miro : 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection; video recorder VGA @30fps; secondary camera: VGA
The both main camera phones may be said balanced, important feature autofocus was also not spared from list of both skill, besides additional LED Flash that ready to help illumination when needed, line of standards setting such as ISO, white balance, timer, image size and scene modes has also pinned on both.
That aren’t less interesting are the additional panorama features that will be very useful for perpetuate the scenery in the tourist resorts of favorite users. Almost identical in the main camera, both phones quite different in the secondary camera sector because L5 doesn’t even have it.
INTERFACE & OS
LG Optimus L5 : Android OS, v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), Optimus Ul
Sony Xperia Miro : Android OS, v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), Timescape Ul
Things that often became major consideration when planning to buy a phone based on Android is operating system version that is used. And for that, both phones again balanced as equally equipped with Ice Cream Sandwich. The only difference on polished of user interface that became characterizes the each vendor.
Starting from lockscreen, L5 showing icons to open the screen lock by sliding it towards any direction plus 4 pieces of shortcut for jump directly to a particular feature from lockscreen.
While Miro lockscreen like other Xperia, appear more simple with a multifunctional slider, slide to the right to unlock key or slide to the left to directly open camera features.
Both phones install 5 panel units on homescreen of course with array of icons and widgets which completely different. L5 only install 12 shortcut icons that divided in 3 of 5 panels that available. While Miro panel looks much more rousing with widget typical of Timescape on almost all available space on homescreen panels.
LG Optimus L5 & Sony Xperia Miro – Application that used: Quadrant Standard Edition by Aurora Softwork and Antutu Benchmark by Antutu
Benchmark applications made by Antutu shows score of 2796 for Optimus L5 compared 2889 for Xperia Miro. Meanwhile when tested using Quadrant Standard Edition applications Optimus L5 recorded value of 1497 while the same application gives Miro value of 1670.
Almost in every sector that are tested, both phones appear with an equal quality. So to determine the choice users could seen on the design which of course is relative. But there are other things that could also be a reference ie on the camera sector and performance of the phones while Sony Xperia Miro seems managed to outperform LG Optimus L5.
The secondary camera quite crucial? Since this hardware determines whether you can use certain features and applications or not such as face unlock as well as applications that requires front camera such as video calling applications.