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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
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
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)
Screen size Slightly larger screen 4.3" vs 4.2" Around 10% larger screen

Competitors

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Apple iPhone 4S Samsung Galaxy S II Galaxy S II vs iPhone 4S
Samsung Galaxy S III I9300 Samsung Galaxy S II Galaxy S II vs Galaxy S III

Common Pros and Cons

Compared to recent cellphones

Pros Cons
Camera resolution Capture extremely high resolution images
8 MP
Thickness Thin
Arc S:9 mm
S II:8 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
Screen resolution High resolution screens
Arc S:854x480
S II:800x480
compatibility-score Works with many headphones
1.0
Processor Powerful processors, very snappy and responsive
Arc S:Qualcomm Snapdragon, 1400 MHz
S II:Unknown, 1200 MHz
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
Screen PPI Sharp display of text, images and video
Arc S:233 PPI
S II:216 PPI
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
FM Radio Both have built in FM radios to listen to news and music from FM stations
Listen to music from your favorite stations
Accelerometer Both include an accelerometer
Detects movement for interactive apps
Keyboard Neither has a physical keyboard
No keyboard

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Comments

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?!