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Dell Streak vs Sony Ericsson Xperia arc S

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PA Rating - 8
User Rating - 9.1

Posted: 01 Nov 2010
Market Status: Released

Sony Ericsson Xperia arc S Remove phone

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PA Rating - 8
User Rating - 8.6

Posted: 01 Sep 2011
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSAndroid (2.3, 2.2, 1.6)Android (4.0, 2.3.4) 
Form factorCandybarCandybar 
Dimensions6.02 x 3.11 x 0.40 inches (153 x 79 x 10 mm)4.92 x 2.48 x 0.34 inches (125 x 63 x 8.7 mm) 
Weight7.76 oz (220 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)
4.13 oz (117 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)
 
Design featuresTouch sensitive control keys  
Side KeysRight: Volume control, Camera shutter, Lock/Unlock keyRight: Volume control, Camera shutter 
ColorsBlackBlack, Pink, Blue, White, Gray 
Display
Physical size5.0 inches4.2 inches 
Resolution480 x 800 pixels480 x 854 pixels 
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

187 ppi233 ppi 
Technology

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

TFTTFT 
Colors 16 777 216 
TouchscreenCapacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glassLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass 
Camera
Camera5 megapixels8.1 megapixels 
FlashDual LEDLED 
Aperture size

Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

 F2.4 
FeaturesAutofocus, White balance presets, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Night mode, Scenes, EffectsCMOS image sensor, Autofocus, Touch to focus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Panorama, Scenes, Self-timer 
Camcorder1280x720 (720p HD) (18 fps), 640x480 (VGA) (20 fps)1280x720 (720p HD) 
Features Digital image stabilization, Video light 
Front-facing camera0.3 megapixels VGA  
Hardware
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 QSD8250Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 MSM8255 
Processor

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

Single core, 1000 MHz, ScorpionSingle core, 1400 MHz, Scorpion 
Graphics processorAdreno 200Adreno 205 
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

512 MB RAM / 512 MB ROM512 MB RAM (Dual-channel, 333 MHz) / LPDDR2 
Built-in storage 1 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHCmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Talk time9.00 hours
the average is 12 h (736 min)
7.41 hours
the average is 12 h (736 min)
 
Stand-by time16.7 days (400 hours)
the average is 21 days (505 h)
19.2 days (460 hours)
the average is 21 days (505 h)
 
Talk time (3G) 7.61 hours
the average is 13 h (769 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G) 19.2 days (460 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
 
Music playback 37.00 hours 
Video playback 6.41 hours 
Capacity1530 mAh  
TypeLi - IonLi - Ion 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, Playlists  
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback, Music recognition 
Supported formatsMP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, WAV, AMR, MIDIMP3, AAC 
Video playback   
Supported formatsH.263, H.264, WMV, 3GPMPEG4, H.263, H.264 
Radio FM, RDS 
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube playerYesYes 
Internet browsing
Browser   
supportsHTML, FlashHTML, Flash 
Built-in online services supportFacebook, YouTube (upload), Flickr, TwitterFacebook 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS850, 1900, 2100 MHz900, 2100 MHz 
DataHSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGEHSPA (unspecified), UMTS, EDGE 
Global RoamingYesYes 
Positioning

Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

GPSGPS, A-GPS, Glonass 
NavigationTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation  
Phone features
PhonebookUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring IDUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID 
OrganizerCalendar, Alarm, CalculatorCalendar, Alarm, Document viewer, Calculator 
MessagingSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text inputSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input 
E-mailYesIMAP, POP3, SMTP 
Instant MessagingHangouts / Google TalkHangouts / Google Talk 
GamesYesYes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.0, EDRYes 
ProfilesAdvanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Basic Imaging (BIP), File Transfer (FTP), Generic Access (GAP), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Human Interface Device (HID), Logical Link Control and Adaptation Protocol, Serial Port (SPP), Service Discovery Protocol (SDP), Video Distribution (VDP)Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP) 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, gYes 
Mobile hotspot Yes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectorProprietarymicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage deviceMass storage device, USB charging 
Headphones connector3.5mm3.5mm 
HDMI Yes 
Charging connectorProprietarymicroUSB 
OtherComputer sync, OTA syncDLNA, Tethering, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometer, CompassAccelerometer 
Hearing aid compatibilityM3, T3  
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Regulatory Approval
FCC approval

FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

   
Date approved

Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

05 Feb 2010  
FCC ID value: VRSM01M001 link  
FCC measured SAR

FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

   
Head0.72 W/kg  
Measured in1900 MHz  
Body0.95 W/kg  
Measured in850 MHz  
Availability
Officially announced26 May 201031 Aug 2011 
Shopping information
MSRP price $ 500 

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