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Sony Ericsson Xperia arc vs Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY

Sony Ericsson Xperia arc Remove phone

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PA Rating - 8.5
User Rating - 8.9

Posted: 05 Jan 2011
Market Status: Released

Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY Remove phone

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PA Rating - 8.5
User Rating - 9.3

Posted: 13 Feb 2011
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSAndroid (4.0.4, 2.3.3, 2.3)Android (2.3.3, 2.3) 
Dimensions4.92 x 2.48 x 0.34 inches (125 x 63 x 8.7 mm)4.69 x 2.44 x 0.63 inches (119 x 62 x 16 mm) 
Weight4.13 oz (117 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)
6.17 oz (175 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)
 
Display
Physical size4.2 inches4.0 inches 
Resolution480 x 854 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.

233 ppi245 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 
Colors16 777 21616 777 216 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glassLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass 
Camera
Camera8.1 megapixels5 megapixels 
FlashLEDLED 
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  
FeaturesBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Geo taggingAutofocus, Digital image stabilization, Geo tagging 
Camcorder1280x720 (720p HD)1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps), 800 x 480 pixels 30 fps 
FeaturesDigital image stabilizationVideo light, Video calling 
Front-facing camera Yes 
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 S2 MSM8255Qualcomm 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, 1000 MHz, Scorpion 
Graphics processorAdreno 205Adreno 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 ROM 
Built-in storage0.512 GB0.4 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GBmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Talk time6.91 hours
the average is 12 h (736 min)
8.41 hours
the average is 12 h (736 min)
 
Stand-by time17.9 days (430 hours)
the average is 21 days (505 h)
17.7 days (425 hours)
the average is 21 days (505 h)
 
Talk time (3G)7.00 hours
the average is 13 h (769 min)
6.41 hours
the average is 13 h (769 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G)16.7 days (400 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
17.2 days (413 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
 
Capacity1500 mAh1500 mAh 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbumAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
Features Album art cover, Music recognition 
RadioFM, Stereo, RDS  
SpeakersEarpiece, Loudspeaker  
YouTube playerYesYes 
Internet browsing
Built-in online services supportFacebook, Picasa/Google+, TwitterFacebook, YouTube (upload), Twitter 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS800, 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz900, 2100 MHz 
DataHSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGEHSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE 
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.

A-GPS, GlonassA-GPS, Glonass 
Navigation Yes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.1, EDR2.1, EDR 
Wi-FiYes802.11 b, g, n 
Mobile hotspot Yes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
Features Mass storage device, USB charging 
HDMIYes  
OtherDLNA, Computer sync, OTA syncDLNA, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Additional microphone/s for Noise cancellation 
SensorsAccelerometer, CompassAccelerometer 
OtherVoice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced06 Jan 201113 Feb 2011 
Shopping information
MSRP price$ 560  

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