Apple iPhone 4S Sony Ericsson Xperia arc S

Apple iPhone 4S vs Sony Xperia Arc S

Apple iPhone 4S

Reasons to consider the iPhone 4S

3.5G, Apple iOS 5.0
Internal storage Much more internal storage 64 GB vs 1 GB 64x more internal storage, which means more music, photos and movies
Bluetooth Much newer bluetooth support 4.0 vs 2.1 Typically faster data transfer and lower power consumption connecting to other bluetooth devices
Screen PPI Higher PPI screen 329 PPI vs 233 PPI More than 40% crisper display of text, images and video
App store More apps available iPhone App Store vs Android App Market The iPhone App Store has over 500,000 apps vs 400,000 (around 30% more)
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Network Faster max data speeds HSPA+ (14.4 mbps) vs HSDPA (7.2 mbps) Higher theoretical max data transfer speeds over cell networks (2x faster)
Talk time More talk time 14 hours vs 7.5 hours Around 90% more talk time per battery charge
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 960x640 vs 854x480 Around 50% higher resolution screen
Size Slightly smaller 59×115×9 mm vs 63×125×9 mm Around 10% smaller
Sony Ericsson Xperia arc S

Reasons to consider the Xperia Arc S

3.5G, Google Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
FM Radio Built-in FM radio Yes vs No Listen to your music and news from your favorite radio stations wherever you are
Screen type Bright, vivid screen TFT LCD vs LCD Brighter and more vivid colour reproduction
Processor Faster processor Qualcomm Snapdragon, 1400 MHz vs Apple A5, 800 MHz More powerful processor, snappier and more responsive (around 80% faster)
Standby time More standby time 19.2 days vs 8.3 days Around 2.5x more standby time, less frequent charging
Weight Lighter 117 g vs 140 g Around 20% lighter
Screen size Larger screen 4.2"" vs 3.5"" More than 30% larger screen
Thickness Slightly thinner 9 mm vs 9 mm Around 10% thinner


Common Pros and Cons

Compared to recent cellphones

Pros Cons
Thickness Thin
9 mm
Camera resolution Capture very high resolution images
8 MP
GPS Have assisted GPS
Assisted GPS
Multi-touch Both support multi-touch
Intuitive gestures such as pinch to zoom
Touchscreen type Touch sensitive screens
Easy to use with your fingers
Wifi Both have fairly fast wifi support
802.11n (150 mbps)
compatibility-score Works with many headphones
Numeric keypad Neither has a numeric keypad
Its often harder to dial numbers with a touch screen or keyboard

Compared to recent smartphones

Pros Cons

We're not aware of any interesting pros shared by these two products.

Keyboard Neither has a physical keyboard
No keyboard


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