Sony Ericsson Xperia arc Motorola DEFY

Sony Xperia arc vs Motorola DEFY

Sony Ericsson Xperia arc

Reasons to consider the Xperia arc

3.5G, Google Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
Camera resolution Higher resolution camera 8.1 MP vs 5 MP Take photos with more than 60% more detail for larger prints
Thickness Thinner 9 mm vs 13 mm Around 40% thinner
Movie format Higher resolution movies 720p @ 30fps vs 480p Shoots high resolution HD (720p) video
Processor Faster processor 1000 MHz, 1000 MHz vs TI 3610, 800 MHz More powerful processor, snappier and more responsive (around 30% faster)
Screen size Larger screen 4.2"" vs 3.7"" Around 30% larger screen
Size Slightly smaller 63×125×9 mm vs 59×107×13 mm Around 20% smaller
Standby time Slightly more standby time 17.9 days vs 16.7 days Around 10% more standby time, less frequent charging
Motorola DEFY

Reasons to consider the DEFY

3.5G, Google Android 2.2 (Froyo)
Wifi Much faster wifi 802.11n (150 mbps) vs 802.11b (11 mbps) Higher bandwidth streaming at hotspots (more than 13.5x faster)
Screen PPI Higher PPI screen 263 PPI vs 232 PPI More than 10% crisper display of text, images and video
Internal storage Slightly more internal storage 1.953 GB vs 327 MB More than 6x more internal storage, which means more music, photos and movies


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
compatibility-score Works with many headphones
Screen PPI Sharp display of text, images and video
Xperia arc232 PPI
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
Camera resolution Capture very high resolution images
Xperia arc8.1 MP
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
DEFY1.953 GB


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