Sony launched its Sony Xperia SP smartphone into the world of smartphones in 2013.

The Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo made its entry a year later in 2014. While both smartphones operating on Android and featuring the candy bar form factor, the smartphone from Sony comes in bolder and more vibrant colors than the Samsung Galaxy smartphone. Apart from various similar features such as connectivity options, there are striking dissimilarities as well.

Overall size and weight

Both the Samsung Galaxy and Sony smartphones are of medium size and weight. However, the Samsung Galaxy smartphone is a tad heavier than the Sony smartphone. It is also the heavier smartphone of the two smartphones in comparison and weighs about eight grams more. In addition, the Grand Neo features a plastic casing while the Xperia SP houses an aluminum case.

Verdict: If you are looking for a smartphone that is compact and easy to carry or a smartphone that feels less bulky when held in hand for a fairly long duration, the smartphone brought to you by Sony.

Screen Display and Resolution

The Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo has a slightly bigger screen than Sony Xperia SP. The difference in the screen size is, however marginal, although noticeable when both smartphones are kept side by side. In addition, the screen of the Sony smartphone comes equipped with a Corning Gorilla Glass display that makes its screen scratch resistant. Although both the multi-touch and capacitive smartphone screens produce 16 million colors, there is a marked difference in their display technologies. The Sony smartphone utilizes an IPS LCD display screen, in comparison to the Samsung Galaxy smartphone that encompasses a TFT display screen. Also, the pixel resolution and pixel density of the Xperia SP are 720×1280 and 319ppi while that of the Grand Neo are 480×800 and 186ppi. In addition to a proximity sensor, Xperia SP is equipped with a light sensor.

Verdict: Although the Grand Neo smartphone depicts a little bigger screen, the larger pixel resolution and pixel density of the Xperia SP result in bringing out sharper and brighter displays. Also, the Xperia SP supports the recording of 2.2 times higher definition videos. This results in producing better images and texts that make Sony’s smartphone a preferred choice.


Like almost all presently used smartphones, Grand Neo and Xperia SP comprise a primary rear camera with LED flash, as well as a secondary VGA front camera. Both rear cameras also incorporate the autofocus feature. However the Sony Xperia SP has a larger 8MP rear camera while the rear camera in Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo stands at 5MP. The secondary VGA camera is 0.3MP in both the phones that are being compared. The Sony camera has many other interesting additional features such as face and smile detection, geo-tagging, touch focus, panorama, optical image stabilization and HDR photos. Like any standard high end smartphone, both the Grand Neo and the Xperia SP can be used for recording high definition videos. But Sony’s camcorder resolution of 1920×1080 (1080p) is more than the 1280×720 (720p) camcorder resolution of the Grand Neo.

Verdict: Those who enjoy using their smartphones to capture some lovely moments are sure to vouch for the Xperia SP due to its wide range of interesting features. Additionally, Sony’s rear camera renders 60% better resolution.

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