Specs Comparison: Sony Xperia J vs. Motorola Atrix 2

The Sony Xperia J is yet another addition to the long list of the Japanese firm’s new series of handsets. It is designed along the lines of the older Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc and the Xperia Arc S. The solid and well-built Xperia J combines great style with affordability. However, there are many such mid-range smartphones available at affordable prices. One such phone is the Motorola Atrix 2. So, here is a comparison between the two phones.

Sony Xperia J vs. Motorola Atrix 2

Ergonomics:

The Xperia J measures 124.3 mm lengthwise, 61.2 mm breadthwise and 9.2 mm in thickness. The phone weighs 124 g. The Atrix 2 measures 126 mm in length, 66 mm in breadth and 10 mm in thickness. It weighs 147 g. The Xperia J sports a TFT capacitive display of 4 inches with a resolution of 480 * 854 pixels. The screen is bright and clear and text and images are sharp and easy to see. The Atrix 2 features a TFT display too but of 4.3 inches and a resolution of 540 * 960 pixels. The phones’ screens are made of the protective Corning Gorilla Glass.

OS:

The Xperia J runs on Android v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). The Atrix 2 runs on Android too, but the version is the older Gingerbread, v2.3. The Xperia J is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset processor clocked at 1 GHz. The Atrix 2 has a dual core Texas instruments OMAP chipset processor clocked at 1 GHz.

Memory:

The Xperia J has 4 GB internal storage with 512 MB RAM. The Atrix 2 on the other hand has 8 GB storage with 1 GB RAM. The phones have micro SD slots that can house up to 32 GB of extra memory. The Atrix 2 has an additional 2 GB memory card.

Camera:

The Xperia J has a 5 MP shooter in the rear with LED flash and geo tagging. The Atrix 2 on the other hand is equipped with an 8 MP unit in the back of the phone with features of LED flash, geo tagging, etc. The Xperia J has a VGA for video recording while the Atrix 2 captures video with the quality of 1080p at a frame rate of 24 fps. The phones have secondary cameras.

Connectivity:

The phones support 2G, 3G, EDGE and GPRS networks. They have GSM and HSDPA connectivity. HSDPA speed in the Xperia J is 7.2 Mbps while that in the Atrix 2 is 21 Mbps. Wireless network options include Wi-Fi 802.11, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, etc. Local area connectivity is enabled via Bluetooth and micro USB v2.0.

Battery Life:

The Xperia J has a Li-Ion battery rated at 1750 mAh. It offers about 607 hours of standby time and more than 5 hours of talk time. The Atrix 2 is fuelled by a Li-Ion battery rated at 1785 mAh and offers 382 hours of standby time and more than 8 hours of talk time.

Price:

The Atrix 2 is available around $390. The Xperia J’s price is not known yet.

Wrap Up:

The Atrix 2 wins marginally thanks to more RAM, bigger screen, better screen resolution, better camera features, faster download speeds, longer battery talk time, etc. Given its specs, the Atrix 2 can be called a high end Android handset available at a fair price. It isn’t the best but is in the same league. The Xperia J isn’t too far behind and provides a mid-market handset to us. To sum up, the phones are almost equal to each other and you can choose either one according to your preferences.

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