Sony Ericsson has bombarded the electronic market with lots of devices last year. They came up with the Xperia Arc which seemed a wrong time of release, as the masterpiece of Samsung – Galaxy S2 was already moving over it. Fans of Sony Ericsson still went with the Arc, knowing its common and old specifications.
However, the Xperia Arc S comes with all new functions, correcting the mistake of Sony Ericsson’s 2011 line-up.
Both the Xperia Arc vs Arc S are similar to each other. The Arc S has similar looks, dimensions along with weight to that of its previous version. However the two major modifications come in the form of CPU and the operating system upgrade.
Lets take a look at them in detail.
The Arc S was the fastest Xperia smartphone after its release occupying 1.4 GHz CPU to that of 1GHz of the Arc. The Xperia Neo V took the place of Xperia Arc’s 1GHz clock. Since, it is a dual core era here, launching a dual core phone was must rather than single core with better clocks.
Primary camera is similar of 8 Megapixel but there is an absence of secondary camera for video calling in both these devices. Alike the Xperia Neo V, the Xperia Arc S includes 3D sweep panorama feature.
Operating system of the phone is powered with Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread and is the second Xperia to get this update out of the box after Xperia Neo V. Other Xperia phones have to manually update the firmware to access latest features which also includes video calling over G-talk and some bug fixes.
Other than these differences, there is no difference whatsoever between Xperia Arc vs Xperia Arc S. Both these smartphones accompany a similar battery of Li-Po 1500 mAh, but a comparison study suggests that the Xperia Arc S provides better battery backup than its predecessor.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S may be an upgrade to the Xperia Arc, but has very minor differences. It is altered in terms of CPU and operating system only. Those who are looking for better performance can go with the Arc S. The only good function it has is its factory upgraded to Android 2.3.4, rest of the phone remains the same.
If the Xperia Arc S is priced very high compared to the Arc, then going with the Arc and updating to the latest operating system would be profitable.