Sony Ericsson Xperia arc S Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY

Sony Xperia Arc S vs Sony Xperia PLAY

Sony Ericsson Xperia arc S

Reasons to consider the Xperia Arc S

3.5G, Google Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
Wifi Much faster wifi 802.11n (150 mbps) vs 802.11b (11 mbps) Higher bandwidth streaming at hotspots (more than 13.5x faster)
FM Radio Built-in FM radio Yes vs No Listen to your music and news from your favorite radio stations wherever you are
Thickness Significantly thinner 9 mm vs 16 mm Around 50% thinner
Bluetooth Newer bluetooth support 2.1 vs 1.0 Typically faster data transfer and lower power consumption connecting to other bluetooth devices
Size Smaller 63×125×9 mm vs 62×119×16 mm More than 40% smaller
Weight Lighter 117 g vs 175 g More than 30% lighter
Processor Faster processor Qualcomm Snapdragon, 1400 MHz vs Qualcomm Snapdragon, 1000 MHz More powerful processor, snappier and more responsive (40% faster)
Camera resolution Higher resolution camera 8 MP vs 5 MP Take photos with 60% more detail for larger prints
Network Slightly faster max data speeds HSDPA (7.2 mbps) vs 1xEV-DO rev. A (3.1 mbps) Higher theoretical max data transfer speeds over cell networks (around 2.5x faster)
Standby time Slightly more standby time 19.2 days vs 17.7 days Around 10% more standby time, less frequent charging
Screen size Slightly larger screen 4.2"" vs 4.0"" Around 10% larger screen
Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY

Reasons to consider the Xperia PLAY

3G, Google Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
Screen PPI Slightly higher PPI screen 243 PPI vs 233 PPI Almost the same


Common Pros and Cons

Compared to recent cellphones

Pros Cons
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
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.

Internal storage Less internal storage than average for storing music, photos and movies
Arc S1 GB
Keyboard Neither has a physical keyboard
No keyboard
Screen resolution Low resolution screens
Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies
720p @ 30fps


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Which phone do you like, and why?

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Avatar for Nikhil P Naik Nikhil P Naik (11:09 AM, June 16, 2012)
Thanks for the detail comparision
Bbufghu (9:24 PM, May 10, 2012)
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