Sony Ericsson Xperia arc S Samsung GALAXY Note

Sony Xperia Arc S vs Samsung Galaxy Note

Sony Ericsson Xperia arc S

Reasons to consider the Xperia Arc S

3.5G, Google Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
Weight Lighter 117 g vs 178 g More than 30% lighter
Size Smaller 63x125x8 mm vs 82x146x9 mm More than 40% smaller
Thickness Slightly thinner 9 mm vs 10 mm Around 10% thinner
Samsung GALAXY Note

Reasons to consider the Galaxy Note

4G, Android-2.3.5
Network Much faster max data speeds HSPA+ (84 mbps) vs HSDPA (7.2 mbps) Higher theoretical max data transfer speeds over cell networks (more than 11.5x faster)
Internal storage Much more internal storage 32 GB vs 1 GB 32x more internal storage, which means more music, photos and movies
Screen type OLED screen Super AMOLED vs TFT LCD The Note has a OLED screen, which are generally brighter and more vivid
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 800x1280 vs 854x480 Around 2.5x higher resolution screen
Standby time Significantly more standby time 34.2 days vs 19.2 days Around 80% more standby time, less frequent charging
Bluetooth Newer bluetooth support 3.0 vs 2.1 Typically faster data transfer and lower power consumption connecting to other bluetooth devices
Screen size Larger screen 5.3" vs 4.2" Around 70% larger screen
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Screen PPI Higher PPI screen 284 PPI vs 233 PPI More than 20% crisper display of text, images and video
Talk time Slightly more talk time 13.5 hours vs 7.5 hours 80% more talk time per battery charge


Common Pros and Cons

Compared to recent cellphones

Pros Cons
Camera resolution Capture very high resolution images
8 MP
Thickness Thin
Arc S9 mm
Note10 mm
Multi-touch Both support multi-touch
Intuitive gestures such as pinch to zoom
GPS Have assisted GPS
Assisted GPS
Processor Powerful processors, very snappy and responsive
Arc SQualcomm Snapdragon, 1400 MHz
NoteUnknown, 1400 MHz
Wifi Both have fairly fast wifi support
802.11n (150 mbps)
Touchscreen type Touch sensitive screens
Easy to use with your fingers
Screen PPI Sharp display of text, images and video
Arc S233 PPI
Note284 PPI
compatibility-score Works with many headphones
Screen resolution High resolution screens
Arc S854x480
App store Many apps available at their app store(s)
Android App Market
FM Radio Both have built-in FM radios to listen to news and music from FM stations
Listen to music from your favorite stations
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

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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