Sony Ericsson Xperia arc S Samsung Galaxy S II

Sony Xperia Arc S vs Samsung Galaxy S II

Sony Ericsson Xperia arc S

Reasons to consider the Xperia Arc S

3.5G, Google Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
Standby time More standby time 19.2 days vs 7 days Around 3x more standby time, less frequent charging
Processor Faster processor Qualcomm Snapdragon, 1400 MHz vs Unknown, 1200 MHz More powerful processor, snappier and more responsive (around 20% faster)
Screen PPI Slightly higher PPI screen 233 PPI vs 216 PPI Around 10% crisper display of text, images and video
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
Internal storage Significantly more internal storage 16 GB vs 1 GB 16x more internal storage, which means more music, photos and movies
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)
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
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
Thickness Thin
Arc S9 mm
S II8 mm
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
compatibility-score Works with many headphones
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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Which phone do you like, and why?

Showing 6 comments

rajat (4:28 PM, May 29, 2012)
arc s or S ll??
aussixx (6:09 PM, April 18, 2012)
Arc is louder then SGS2 and more stable
Carl Lagerstedt (5:39 PM, January 22, 2012)
And wifi speed is also wrong. Arc supports Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Carl Lagerstedt (5:38 PM, January 22, 2012)
Data speed for Arc S is wrong. Arc S supports HSDPA, 14.4 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps
murloc (11:03 PM, January 21, 2012)
Arc does not have bluetooth 1.0
Davie (1:41 PM, January 05, 2012)
Arc's processor is faster (1400 vs1200mhz) but there are two CPUs in the SGSII?!