Sony Ericsson Xperia arc HTC Desire HD

Sony Xperia arc vs HTC Desire HD

Sony Ericsson Xperia arc

Reasons to consider the Xperia arc

3.5G, Google Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
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 232 PPI vs 216 PPI Around 10% crisper display of text, images and video
HTC Desire HD

Reasons to consider the Desire HD

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)
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
Talk time Slightly more talk time 9.2 hours vs 7 hours More than 30% more talk time per battery charge


Common Pros and Cons

Compared to recent cellphones

Pros Cons
Camera resolution Capture very high resolution images
Xperia arc8.1 MP
Desire HD8 MP
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
Thickness Thin
Xperia arc9 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
Xperia arc327 MB
Desire HD1.465 GB


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Which phone do you like, and why?

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Andyirwin79 (1:35 PM, May 09, 2011)
What about the hdmi lead on the Experia? it is an amazing selling point to see you vids and pics on the 50 inch plasma.