The competition between manufacturers of smartphones is high, and every one of them wants to grab the peak position of Android phones in the market. In this article, we shall take a look onto specifications of Xperia Arc S vs Galaxy S2, their features and compare them to find out the better unit.
The Galaxy S2 measures 125.3 x 66.1 x 8.5 mm and weighs approximately 116 grams, while the Xperia Arc S is 125 x 63 x 8.7 mm in dimensions and weighs in at 117g. Dimensions of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S may suggest it to be slim, but the Samsung Galaxy S2 is one of the thinnest smartphone in the world.
The Galaxy S2 comes with the amazing super AMOLED plus display that offers superb sunlight legibility and requires only one-third of the energy amount used by Xperia Arc S’s LCD display. The Arc S on the other hand sports a 4.2 inch LED-backlit LCD and capacitive touch screen, 480 × 854 pixel resolution and 16 million colors. However, the Galaxy S2′s 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display is still the better one.
When it comes to connectivity, the Samsung Galaxy S2 has 3G / HSDPA / HSUPA, Wi-Fi b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 3.0+HS and microUSB 2.0 with OTG. On the other hand, the Xperia Arc S offers 3G/ HSDPA /HSUPA, Wi-Fi b/g/n, DLNA, Bluetooth with A2DP and microUSB 2.0. The Galaxy S2 has better characteristics in this aspect offering faster HSDPA and HSPUPA running at each 21 Mbps and 5.76 Mbps.
There is not much to differentiate between the Xperia Arc S and the Galaxy S2 in this sector. Both of them sport an 8 Megapixel auto-focus camera with 3264 × 2448 pixels of resolution and LED flash, featuring touch focus, image stabilization, geo-tagging and face and smile detection.
When it comes to video recording, the Samsung masterpiece has HD 1080 pixel video capture, and the Arc S only gives 720 pixel video captures. The Arc S is however equipped with 3D panorama sweep that very few phones in the market allow.
Both these smartphones run on Android operating systems. The Galaxy S2 runs Dual-core 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor which is supported with Mali-400MP GPU and Orion chipset. The Xperia Arc S offers a single core 1.4 GHz Scorpion processor, along with Adreno 205 GPU and Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon chipset. A few milliseconds of difference are all what these two processors fight with each other for. While the S-II runs on Android v2.3.3, the Arc S runs on a slightly more modern version of 2.3.4. Both these devices can be upgraded to the latest Ice Cream Sandwich.
The Galaxy S2 is available in both 16 GB and 32 GB storages with 1 GB RAM and a microSD for those who want to expand up to 32 GB more space. The Xperia Arc S on the other hand comes with only 512 MB RAM and 1GB of internal memory which can be can be upgraded up to 32GB using microSD card.
The Galaxy S2 comes with a battery of Lithium Ion 1650 mAh, to that of the Xperia Arc S’s Li-Po 1500 mAh battery, offering 400 hours of standby time and 7 hours of talk time.
Overall, one thing is sure that both these smartphones are amazing with attractive specifications, but the Samsung Galaxy S2 seems to be the better device because of its overall performing processor, better display and video recording abilities.