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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)
FM Radio Built in FM radio Yes vs No Listen to your music and news from your favorite radio stations wherever you are
Wifi Much faster wifi 802.11n (150 mbps) vs 802.11b (11 mbps) Higher bandwidth streaming at hotspots (more than 13.5x faster)
Thickness Significantly thinner 9 mm vs 16 mm Around 50% thinner
Bluetooth Significantly newer bluetooth support 2.1 vs 1.0 Typically faster data transfer and lower power consumption connecting to other bluetooth devices
Camera resolution Higher resolution camera 8 MP vs 5 MP Take photos with 60% more detail for larger prints
Processor Faster processor Qualcomm Snapdragon, 1400 MHz vs Qualcomm Snapdragon, 1000 MHz More powerful processor, snappier and more responsive (40% faster)
Size Smaller 63x125x8 mm vs 62x119x16 mm More than 40% smaller
Weight Lighter 117 g vs 175 g More than 30% lighter
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

Competitors

Common Pros and Cons

Compared to recent cellphones

Pros Cons
Multi-touch Both support multi-touch
Intuitive gestures such as pinch to zoom
GPS Have assisted GPS
Assisted GPS
Touchscreen type Touch sensitive screens
Easy to use with your fingers
Screen PPI Sharp display of text, images and video
Arc S:233 PPI
PLAY:243 PPI
Screen resolution High resolution screens
854x480
Camera resolution Capture very high resolution images
Arc S:8 MP
PLAY:5 MP
compatibility-score Works with many headphones
1.0
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
Accelerometer Both include an accelerometer
Detects movement for interactive apps
Keyboard Neither has a physical keyboard
No keyboard
Bluetooth Not the latest bluetooth support
Arc S:2.1
PLAY:1.0
Internal storage Less internal storage than average for storing music, photos and movies
Arc S:1 GB
PLAY:400 MB

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Comments

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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