The release of Samsung's next-gen Galaxy S3 smartphone on 3 May was followed by the introduction of Sony's first Long Term Evolution (LTE) devices, the Xperia GX and SX.
Sony claims the latter is the world's lightest LTE smartphone, weighing only 95g. The GX model though is a high-end Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone with a higher resolution camera and screen, compared to its cousin. The phone will be powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core processor
Check out how the GX fares against the S3...
The Galaxy S3 features a 4.8in Super AMOLED display capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 720x1280 pixels along with a pixel density of 306 pixels per inch (ppi). The display will feature the TouchWiz User Interface (UI) v4.0 and will be protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 2.
The Sony Xperia GX features a 4.6in Reality display powered by Mobile BRAVIA Engine which is expected to provide razor sharp clarity and full HD video.
The Galaxy S3 measures 136.6x70.6x8.6mm and weighs 133g whereas the Xperia GX measures 131x69x10.5mm and weighs approximately 127g.
Both smartphones will run on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).
The Galaxy S3 is powered by the company's own Exynos 4 quad-core processor, which has been clocked at 1.4GHz and the device will pack 1GB of RAM. According to a recent report on Droid Life, a device by model number SCH-I535 which is rumoured to be the model number of the Verizon version of the Galaxy S3 appeared in the Nenmark Benchmark revealing the Verizon version will use Qualcomm's dual-core and LTE friendly Snapdragon S4 processor, clocked at 1.5GHz.
The Xperia GX will be powered by the same Qualcomm processor and will also pack 1GB of RAM.
The Galaxy S3 packs an eight megapixel main camera with auto-focus, LED flash, simultaneous HD video and image recording, zero shutter lag, geo-tagging, touch-focus, face and smile detection and image stabilisation. The camera can record video in 1080p at 30 frames per second (fps). The handset is equipped with 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera that can record video in 720p at 30fps.
The GX meanwhile, has a much larger 13 megapixel camera with Sony Exmor R, which allows the user to capture high-quality images and HD videos in low light, as well as 3D panoramic images.
The Galaxy S3 offers Wi-Fi b/g/n, Wi-Fi HT40, Near Field Communication (NFC) and Bluetooth version 4.0. It supports data speed up to HSDPA 21Mbps and HSUPA 5.76 Mbps. The phone is 4G compatible.
The Xperia GX is LTE-enabled with download speeds up to 75Mbps.
The Galaxy S3 offers storage space of 16GB and 32GB; the 64GB version will be avaialable soon. The smartphone also supports micoSD card expansion.
The Xperia S offers a single model, with internal storage capacity of 16GB. There is no information whether the smartphone will support microSD card.
The Galaxy S3 will be powered by Li-ion 2100mAh battery. The Xperia GX will be powered with a Li-ion 1700 battery.