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HTC Desire S Sony Ericsson Xperia arc

HTC Desire S vs Sony Xperia arc

HTC Desire S

Reasons to consider the Desire S

3.5G, Google Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
Wifi Much faster wifi 802.11n (150 mbps) vs 802.11b (11 mbps) Higher bandwidth streaming at hotspots (more than 13.5x faster)
Screen type Bright, vivid screen Super LCD vs TFT LCD Brighter and more vivid colour reproduction
Screen PPI Slightly higher PPI screen 251 PPI vs 232 PPI Around 10% crisper display of text, images and video
Talk time Slightly more talk time 9.8 hours vs 7 hours More than 40% more talk time per battery charge
Sony Ericsson Xperia arc

Reasons to consider the Xperia arc

3.5G, Google Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
Camera resolution Higher resolution camera 8.1 MP vs 5 MP Take photos with more than 60% more detail for larger prints
Thickness Thinner 9 mm vs 12 mm Around 30% thinner
Screen size Slightly larger screen 4.2" vs 3.7" More than 20% larger screen
Size Slightly smaller 63x125x8 mm vs 59x115x11 mm More than 10% smaller
Weight Slightly lighter 117 g vs 130 g 10% lighter

Competitors

Common Pros and Cons

Compared to recent cellphones

Pros Cons
Multi-touch Both support multi-touch
Intuitive gestures such as pinch to zoom
GPS Have assisted GPS
Assisted GPS
Thickness Thin
Desire S:12 mm
Xperia arc:9 mm
Touchscreen type Touch sensitive screens
Easy to use with your fingers
Screen PPI Sharp display of text, images and video
Desire S:251 PPI
Xperia arc:232 PPI
Camera resolution Capture very high resolution images
Desire S:5 MP
Xperia arc:8.1 MP
Screen resolution High resolution screens
Desire S:800x480
Xperia arc:854x480
compatibility-score Works with many headphones
1.0
App store Many apps available at their app store(s)
Android App Market
App store Both have an app store, makes it easy to add new games and programs
Easily get games and programs for your phone
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
FM Radio Both have built in FM radios to listen to news and music from FM stations
Listen to music from your favorite stations
Accelerometer Both include an accelerometer
Detects movement for interactive apps
Keyboard Neither has a physical keyboard
No keyboard
Bluetooth Not the latest bluetooth support
2.1
Internal storage Less internal storage than average for storing music, photos and movies
Desire S:1.1 GB
Xperia arc:327 MB

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Comments

Which phone do you like, and why?

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Guest Glasgow (7:46 PM, April 25, 2011)
According to the HTC official, the Desire S comes with a 5mp camera and not 8 as stated here.
 
Avatar for william_the_conqueror william_the_conqueror (0:07 PM, April 10, 2011)
SE Arc has HDMI out. That's the key plus for me and I will purchase it.
 
JPaw (6:45 AM, April 09, 2011)
HTC DESIRE S. HTC sense is way too superior than SE TImescape