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 63×125×9 mm vs 60×115×12 mm More than 10% smaller
Weight Slightly lighter 117 g vs 130 g 10% lighter


Common Pros and Cons

Compared to recent cellphones

Pros Cons
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
Thickness Thin
Desire S12 mm
Xperia arc9 mm
FM Radio Both have built-in FM radios to listen to news and music from FM stations
Listen to music from your favorite stations
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.

Internal storage Less internal storage than average for storing music, photos and movies
Desire S1.098 GB
Xperia arc327 MB
Keyboard Neither has a physical keyboard
No keyboard
Screen resolution Low resolution screens
Desire S800x480
Xperia arc854x480
Movie format HD (720p) video
Desire S720p
Xperia arc720p @ 30fps


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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