Samsung Galaxy S II Sony Ericsson Xperia arc

Samsung Galaxy S II vs Sony Xperia arc

Samsung Galaxy S II

Reasons to consider the Galaxy S II

3.5G, Android-2.3.4
Screen type OLED screen Super AMOLED Plus vs TFT LCD The S II has a OLED screen, which are generally brighter and more vivid
Wifi Much faster wifi 802.11n (150 mbps) vs 802.11b (11 mbps) Higher bandwidth streaming at hotspots (more than 13.5x faster)
Bluetooth Newer bluetooth support 3.0 vs 2.1 Typically faster data transfer and lower power consumption connecting to other bluetooth devices
Network Faster max data speeds HSDPA (21 mbps) vs HSDPA (7.2 mbps) Higher theoretical max data transfer speeds over cell networks (around 3x faster)
Internal storage More internal storage 16 GB vs 327 MB More than 50x more internal storage, which means more music, photos and movies
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Processor Faster processor Unknown, 1200 MHz vs 1000 MHz, 1000 MHz More powerful processor, snappier and more responsive (20% faster)
Sony Ericsson Xperia arc

Reasons to consider the Xperia arc

3.5G, Google Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
Standby time More standby time 17.9 days vs 7 days More than 2.5x more standby time, less frequent charging
Screen PPI Slightly higher PPI screen 232 PPI vs 216 PPI Around 10% crisper display of text, images and video


Common Pros and Cons

Compared to recent cellphones

Pros Cons
Thickness Thin
S II8 mm
Xperia arc9 mm
Camera resolution Capture very high resolution images
Xperia arc8.1 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
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.

Keyboard Neither has a physical keyboard
No keyboard
Screen resolution Low resolution screens
S II800x480
Xperia arc854x480


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Which phone do you like, and why?

Showing 19 comments

Avatar for Tejas Thakar Tejas Thakar (11:43 AM, September 23, 2012)
i want to buy a smartphone which is best arc s or s2?
please give me suggestion.
Banty_singh21 (7:14 AM, July 31, 2012)
only arc is great in quality not s2
Avatar for Ali Raza Ali Raza (9:33 AM, June 17, 2012)
i agree with you 
suri (1:30 PM, June 10, 2012)
I will prefer Arc s...... Might be S2 as lot of advantage than Arc S but still not all common ppl use those features but can be used in Arc s 
crisis_of_the_heart (4:35 AM, May 11, 2012)
Could at least tell the truth here; the arc has wireless n as well not only b. Also the galaxy s2 has maximum speed of 21 Mbps not 42, something that won't be taken advantage of in most countries anytime during these phones lifetime anyway making it a stupid thing to consider. 3G talk time is 7 hours on arc, 8 on s2 so another bizzare lie there. And it had more standby time, but again this site lies about how much more with it being around 25 days compared to 16 for the arc. I also prefer the LCD screen to AMOLED by a long way, it is a preference a lot of people have.

The Galaxy was a bit more powerful, but the arc is a lot more unique and can still compete and even equal it on many things. As a personal preference I like the fact that when I take my phone out people take notice even now a year later, whereas the galaxy s2 is now like the Iphone of Androids . . of course you have one - everyone seems to.
Novazane (0:47 AM, April 12, 2012)
I agree, don't know to much about the difference about super amoled and oled. But I don't like the s-amoled screen compared to my arc s, maybe it's becuase of the Bravia engine? My thoughts about s-amoled is that it overkills the contrasts of things.

Reviews say amoled is so amazing. I don't really like it...
YASH RAJANI21 (9:25 AM, February 27, 2012)
JIJI (10:38 AM, February 24, 2012)
Iuly_plushy (4:41 PM, January 20, 2012)
a uitat sa zica la s2 ca are dual core .
si la arc s nu este adevarat lucrul despre camera deoarece are doar 8 mp
android phones review (9:41 AM, November 12, 2011)
i like samsung galaxy more. but sonys sound quality is great
Prasadchangarath (6:26 PM, September 27, 2011)
xperia arc is better
Dahale D (4:43 PM, September 20, 2011)
Screen 4.2 amoled 1.2 dual core 1gb ram all is it true, its all fake , stand by time 29.6 and talk time 18.3 all fake ,cant give battery backup more than three hours
Aayush (9:59 PM, September 10, 2011)
The Thing that bugs me is lack of front cam in xperia arc

Otherwise I love xperia arc and SGSII is my crush ;)
Nick7nation (5:13 PM, September 08, 2011)
s2 is definitely the best smartphone ever!!!!1
Avyeris (7:20 PM, August 19, 2011)
I think that xperia arc has better OLED screen because BRAVIA engine is better than supper amoled
Avatar for Sajjad Ladha Sajjad Ladha (8:19 AM, June 01, 2011)
The arc looks better~ in terms of specs i don't think theres a huge difference, so i am falling a little towards the arc more :)
Avatar for AdamBoy64 AdamBoy64 (6:24 AM, May 31, 2011)
Main disadvantage for the Arc in this matchup might be lack of a front-facing camera?
However, the SGS II doesn't have a notification light.

So.. lolz.. take your pick.
siddiq (7:12 AM, April 20, 2011)
totally agreed, but samsung s 11 is much better...
JALFY (7:20 PM, April 18, 2011)
Both because they aren't iPhones!!!
Even though the SII seems cooler I think the Xperia's are super sexy