Sony Ericsson Xperia arc S HTC Desire HD

Sony Xperia Arc S vs HTC Desire HD

Sony Ericsson Xperia arc S

Reasons to consider the Xperia Arc S

3.5G, Google Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
Processor Faster processor Qualcomm Snapdragon, 1400 MHz vs Unknown, 1000 MHz More powerful processor, snappier and more responsive (40% faster)
Weight Lighter 117 g vs 164 g Around 30% lighter
Thickness Thinner 9 mm vs 12 mm Around 30% thinner
Size Smaller 63×125×9 mm vs 68×123×12 mm More than 30% smaller
Screen PPI Slightly higher PPI screen 233 PPI vs 216 PPI Around 10% crisper display of text, images and video
Standby time Slightly more standby time 19.2 days vs 17.5 days Around 10% more standby time, less frequent charging
HTC Desire HD

Reasons to consider the Desire HD

3.5G, Google Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
Screen type Bright, vivid screen Super LCD vs TFT LCD Brighter and more vivid colour reproduction
Screen size Slightly larger screen 4.3"" vs 4.2"" Around 10% larger screen


Common Pros and Cons

Compared to recent cellphones

Pros Cons
Camera resolution Capture very high resolution images
8 MP
Multi-touch Both support multi-touch
Intuitive gestures such as pinch to zoom
GPS Have assisted GPS
Assisted GPS
Wifi Both have fairly fast wifi support
802.11n (150 mbps)
Touchscreen type Touch sensitive screens
Easy to use with your fingers
Thickness Thin
Arc S9 mm
Desire HD12 mm
compatibility-score Works with many headphones
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 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

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

Keyboard Neither has a physical keyboard
No keyboard
Bluetooth Not the latest bluetooth support
Internal storage Less internal storage than average for storing music, photos and movies
Arc S1 GB
Desire HD1.465 GB


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Which phone do you like, and why?

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