HTC Incredible S vs Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc – Full Specs Compared
It is really funny how situation changes completely for a company. People had almost forgotten Sony Ericsson’s capabilities as a mobile handset manufacturer given its fetish for the human form that embodies its sets that bulged at the middle. This was when the entire world was loving smartphones that were slim and sleek. In came Xperia Arc and reestablished Sony as a major player in the field of smartphones. It is as slim as it gets and is loaded with features. On the other hand, HTC, renowned for its mind boggling handsets, recently launched Incredible S. Both smartphones have comparable features that prompted us to find out the differences between these two stunning devices.
HTC Incredible S
No, don’t go by the name Incredible though it retains some of the best features of its earlier avatar called Incredible. Incredible S is indeed an incredible smartphone from the stable of HTC that has a strong foothold in the high end segment of smartphones that are rocking the world. It gives an amazing Android experience to the users with a powerful processor and a monster of a screen.
To begin with, Incredible S has dimensions of 120x64x11.7mm that puts in the category of all other latest smartphones. The fact that it is not as slim as Galaxy S2 or iPhone4 does not matter as it has a huge display that stands at 4 inches. Despite such hardware, it is surprisingly light weighing just 135.5g. HTC has done away with super AMOLED screen and has adopted super LCD display that produces a resolution of 480x800pixels.
Incredible S runs on Android 2.2 Froyo (manufacturers are promising an upgrade to Gingerbread soon) and has a powerful 1 GHz Scorpion processor with Adreno 205 GPU. It has a solid 768MB RAM and 1.5 GB ROM. internal memory can be expanded up to 32 GB using micro SD cards. For connectivity, it is Wi-Fi Direct with DLNA, Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP + EDR, mobile hotspot, GPS with A-GPS, EDGE, GPRS and HSPA. It has a full HTML browser that rides on the customary HTC Sense UI to provide a seamless experience to the surfers.
Incredible S has all standard features of a smartphone including accelerometer, proximity sensor, gyro sensor, digital compass and multi touch input method. It is a dual camera device with the rear one being 8 MP camera with auto focus and LED flash. It is capable of geo tagging and recording HD videos in 720p at 30fps. Even the secondary front camera is a solid 1.3 MP camera that allows users to make video callas and to take sharp self portraits. It also has stereo FM with RDS.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc
Sony surprised the world with its Xperia Arc. Though it is technically a successor to its earlier Xperia 10, it boasts of latest features that are second to none in terms of designing and internals. For one, it rides on Android 2.3 Gingerbread and has a powerful 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor along with Adreno 205 GPU. It has 512 MB RAM and internal storage of 1 GB that is expandable up to 32 GB using micro SD cards. What is surprising that despite having a huge display of 4.2 inches; it has dimensions of 125x63x8.7mm, making it one of the slimmest smartphones around. It weighs a mere 117g making it feel like a feather in the hands of the user.
Coming back to display, the screen is LED backlit LCD touchscreen having a resolution of 480x854pixels that rides on Sony Bravia engine making the display second to none. The smartphone is Wi-Fi802.11b/g/n, DLNA, and GPS with support for A-GPS, EDGE, GPRS and HSPA. The HTML browser supports Adobe Flash player and thus surfing even heavily loaded sites is a breeze with this amazing gadget.
The smartphone is fun for those who love to take photos with a rear 8 MP camera with a resolution of 3264x2448pixels. It can record HD videos in 720p. However, the lack of a secondary camera is disappointing for many, especially who love to share their photos with friends on social networking sites.
Comparison Between HTC Incredible S and Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc
• Xperia Arc has a larger display at 4.2 inches than 4.0 inches of Incredible S.
• Arc does not have a secondary camera while Incredible S has 1.3 MP front camera.
• Arc is thinner at 8.7mm while Incredible has a thickness of 11.7mm
• Arc is also lighter (117g) than Incredible S (135g).
• While Incredible S runs on Android 2.2 Froyo, Arc has the latest Gingerbread.
• Incredible S has a better RAM (768MB) than Arc (512 MB)
• Arc is slightly more expensive than Incredible S.
• GPRS connectivity of Incredible S (114Kbps) is far better than Arc (86 Kbps)
• EDGE downloading of Incredible S (560Kbps) is much more than Arc (236 Kbps).
|Comparison of Specifications
HTC Incredible S vs SE Xperia Arc
|Design||HTC Incredible S||SE Xperia Arc|
|Form Factor||Candybar||Candy Bar|
|Dimension||120 x 64 x 11.7 mm (4.72 x 2.52 x 0.46 in)||125 x 63 x 8.7 mm (4.9 x 2.5 x 0.34 in)|
|Weight||135.5 g (4.78 oz)||117 g (4.1 oz)|
|Body Color||Black, Red||Midnight Blue, Misty Silver|
|Display||HTC Incredible S||SE Xperia Arc|
|Size||4 inches Super LCD||4.2 in|
|Resolution||WVGA 800 x 480||WVGA 854 x 480 pixels|
|Features||16M colors Capacitive multi-touch||16M Color, Capacitive touchscreen, Reality display with Mobile Bravia Engine|
|Sensors||G-Sensor, Digital compass, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor||Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Ambient light sensor, magnetometera|
|Operating System||HTC Incredible S||SE Xperia Arc|
|Platform||Android 2.2 Froyo||Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)|
|UI||HTC Sense 2.0||Sony Ericsson UX|
|Browser||Android WebKit||Android WebKit|
|Java/Adobe Flash||Adobe Flash Player 10.1||Java 3D/Flash Player 10.2|
|Processor||HTC Incredible S||SE Xperia Arc|
|Model||Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon, Adreno 205 GPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon|
|Speed||1 GHz||1 GHz|
|Memory||HTC Incredible S||SE Xperia Arc|
|RAM||768 MB||512 MB|
|Included||1.1 GB||320 MB|
|Expansion||Up to 32GB with microSD card||up to 32 GB with microSD card|
|Camera||HTC Incredible S||SE Xperia Arc|
|Resolution||8 MP||8.1 megapixel|
|Flash||Dual LED||LED - light type|
|Focus, Zoom||Auto, Digital||Auto, Touch focus, 2.46x digital zoom|
|Video Capture||[email protected]||[email protected] HD|
|Features||Geo-tagging, Touch-focus, Image stabilization||Exmor R mobile CMOS sensor, Geo tagging, Image/Video stabiliser, Face/Smile detection|
|Secondary camera||1.3 MP VGA||Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Ambient light sensor, magnetometera|
|Entertainment||HTC Incredible S||SE Xperia Arc|
|Audio||SRS WOW HD Sound, ACC, AMR, OGG, M4A, MID, MP3, WAV, WMA 9||SE Music Player, PlayNow, Album art, TrackID, File Formats: MP3, AAC|
|Video||3GP, 3G2, MP4, WMV 9||H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV|
|Gaming||Motion Gaming, 3D Games|
|FM Radio||Yes with RDS|
|Battery||HTC Incredible S||SE Xperia Arc|
|Type Capacity||1450 mAh||Li-ion|
|Talktime||Up to 580 min (2G) / 380 min (3G)||6 hours 55min (2G), 7 hrs (3G)|
|Standby||Up to 290 h (2G) / 370 h (3G)||415 hrs|
|Mail and Messaging||HTC Incredible S||SE Xperia Arc|
|POP3, IMAP4, Gmail, Email, Push e-mail||POP3/IMAP4, Gmail, Email|
|Messaging||SMS, MMS, IM||SMS, MMS, IM (Google talk with video chat)|
|Connectivity||HTC Incredible S||SE Xperia Arc|
|Bluetooth||v2.1 with FTP/OPP for file transfer||2.1 +EDR|
|USB||microUSB v2.0||2.0 High Speed, micro-USB port|
|Location Service||HTC Incredible S||SE Xperia Arc|
|Maps||Google Maps||Google Maps, Google Latitude|
|GPS||Internal GPS antenna||A-GPS,|
|Lost-Theft Protection||Yes with 3rd party application|
|Network Support||HTC Incredible S||SE Xperia Arc|
|2G/3G||Quad-band GSM, GPRS, EDGE/WCDMA, HSPA||GSM, GPRS, EDGE/UMTS, HSPA|
|Applications||HTC Incredible S||SE Xperia Arc|
|Apps||Android Market||Android Market, Google Voice Search, Google Search|
|Social Networks||Facebook, Twitter , YouTube||Facebook inside Xperia, Twitter integrated to Timescape, Google talk|
|Voice Calling||Skype, Vonage||Yes|
|Video Calling||Skype, QiK||Yes|
|Featured||Timescape, Google Voice Search, Google Search, Google Calendar|
|Business Mobility||HTC Incredible S||SE Xperia Arc|
|Remote VPN||Yes , JunOS Pulse|
|Corporate Mail||Yes||Exchange ActiveSync (POP/IMAP4)|
|Corporate Directory||Yes with CISCO Jabber||Microsioft Exchange Active Sync|
|Video Conferencing||CISCO WebEx|
|Security||HTC Incredible S||SE Xperia Arc|
|Additional Features||HTC Incredible S||SE Xperia Arc|
|The buttons rotate with landscape rotation for easier navigation.||ANT+ technology to connect wirelessly to health and fitness products, Integrated YouTube, Bluetooth Stereo A2DP, Timescape, Mediascape|