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Sony Xperia advance vs Sony Ericsson Xperia arc S

Sony Xperia advance Remove phone

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User Rating - 3

Posted: 30 May 2012
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)Android (4.0, 2.3.4) 
Dimensions4.37 x 2.37 x 0.39 inches (111 x 60.3 x 9.8 mm)4.92 x 2.48 x 0.34 inches (125 x 63 x 8.7 mm) 
Weight3.88 oz (110 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
4.13 oz (117 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
 
RuggedWater, Dust resistant  
IP certifiedIP 67  
Display
Physical size3.5 inches4.2 inches 
Resolution320 x 480 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.

165 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 
Colors16 777 21616 777 216 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesProximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glassLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass 
Camera
Camera5 megapixels8.1 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 
FeaturesAutofocus, Touch to focus, Face detection, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Panorama, Self-timerCMOS image sensor, Autofocus, Touch to focus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Panorama, Scenes, Self-timer 
Camcorder1280x720 (720p HD)1280x720 (720p HD) 
FeaturesVideo light, Digital image stabilizationDigital image stabilization, Video light 
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 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.

Dual core, 1000 MHzSingle core, 1400 MHz, Scorpion 
Graphics processorYesAdreno 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 / 8192 MB ROM512 MB RAM 
Built-in storage4 GB1 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GBmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Talk time6.50 hours
the average is 12 h (745 min)
7.41 hours
the average is 12 h (745 min)
 
Stand-by time21.7 days (520 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
19.2 days (460 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
 
Talk time (3G)5.50 hours
the average is 13 h (769 min)
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)
19.2 days (460 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
 
Capacity1305 mAh  
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, Playlists  
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playback, Music recognition, Sound effectsAlbum art cover, Background playback, Music recognition 
RadioFM, Stereo, RDSFM, RDS 
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube playerYesYes 
Internet browsing
Built-in online services supportFacebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+, TwitterFacebook 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS850, 1900, 2100 MHz900, 2100 MHz 
DataHSPA (unspecified), UMTS, EDGE, GPRSHSPA (unspecified), 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.

GPSGPS, A-GPS, Glonass 
NavigationTurn-by-turn navigation  
Connectivity
BluetoothYesYes 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, nYes 
Mobile hotspotYesYes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB charging 
HDMI Yes 
OtherDLNA, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncDLNA, Tethering, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometer, CompassAccelerometer 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced30 May 201231 Aug 2011 
Shopping information
AccessoriesStereo headset, charger, micro USB cable for charging, synchronisation and file transfer, and user documentation.  
MSRP price $ 500 

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