Sony Ericsson W8 Walkman Phone vs Xperia Arc | Full Specs Compared | SE W8 Walkman vs Xperia Arc
Sony Ericsson W8 and Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc are two more new releases for 2011 from Sony Ericsson. Both are Android based smartphones. Sony Ericsson has silently released the new version of its Walkman phone, Sony Ericsson W8. It’s the first Android based smartphone in the popular Walkman series. The SE W8 Walkman phone features a 3″ touchscreen with customizable corners for one hand one touch accesss to your Walkman player, YouTube or any of your favorite apps. Sony Ericsson Experia Arc is an excellent multimedia phone with 4.2″ multi touch reality display with mobile Bravia engine and a brilliant 8.1MP camera with Sony’s Exmor R mobile sensor. Sony Ericsson has brought the Bravia technology to mobile devices with the introduction of this phone.
Sony Ericsson W8 Walkman Phone
The music lovers favorite Sony Ericsson Walkman phone has taken a new version with a 3″ HVGA (480 x 320) TFT touch screen and Android OS. The phone is powered by 600MHz processor and runs Android 2.1 (Eclair). The touch screen corners are customizable, you can add your favorite apps to the four corners for one touch access and for easy navigation with one hand.
What it has for entertainment? an in built Walkman player, TrackID music recognition, infinite button to track more information about the song you are listening, Album Art to choose music by browsing CD album art or other images, PlayNow to download your favorite music and games and supports MP3, AAC file formats and A2DP/AVRCP stereo bluetooth for wireless headset. For social networking it has Timescape for one touch access to all communication with a person, Google Talk, Facebook and Twitter. It has all the basic features of a smartphone in addition to being a super media player. The Walkman is amazingly light, weighing only 3.7 oz (104 grams) and available in brilliant colors, azure, orange and red.
W8 Walkman holds a decent 3.2MP camera at the rear for fun photography and video recording with geo tagging to add information on where it was taken. You can send your creation directly to your website or blog.
Release date: limited edition for Asia sometime in Q2 2011.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc
The first thing that one notices when he sees this amazing new smartphone from Sony Ericsson is its thinness. At just 8.7mm, this is today one of the slimmest smartphone available in the market. Another big attraction is its large 4.2” display which is considerably larger than many of the other smartphones. But these two features are just the beginning as the phone is equipped with some more stunning features. The phone grips firmly in your hands when you pick it up, reason being the arc in the middle that is visible even from a distance. The phone has dimensions of 125 x 63 x 8.7mm and weighs just 117 gm.
Finally Sony has presented to the world its first Android based smartphone that operates on Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Coupled with a powerful 1 GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon processor that has 1GHz Scorpion CPU and Adreno 205 GPU, and 512 MB RAM, this smartphone makes multitasking, browsing, watching HD movies and gaming a smooth and pleasing experience.
The display makes use of LED-backlit LCD technology with mobile Bravia engine, the TV technology brought to a mobile device, at a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels that makes the display bright and the colors are natural to say the least. It has multi touch capacity with a highly capacitive touch screen. The only downside is its internal memory which stands at 320 MB. However it can be expanded using micro SD cards up to 32 GB. T
he phone is equipped with an 8 MP camera that takes images in stunning clarity courtesy Sony’s legendary Cyber Shot technology with Exmor R mobile sensor. It has auto focus, LED flash, image stabilization, geo tagging, face and smile detection and it captures HD videos in 720p.
For connectivity, it is Wi-Fi 802.1 b/g/n with Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP and makes browsing blazing fast. As it supports Adobe Flash, even rich sites full of graphics and images open in a flash. The phone is HDMI capable, allowing the user to watch HD videos captured from its phone instantly on TV. Yes, the phone has FM which is surprisingly missing from many smartphones.
|Comparison of Specifications
SE W8 Walkman Phone vs SE Xperia Arc
|Design||SE W8 Walkman Phone||SE Xperia Arc|
|Form Factor||Candy Bar||Candy Bar|
|Dimension||99 x 54 x 15 mm (3.9 x 2.1 x 0.6 in)||125 x 63 x 8.7 mm (4.9 x 2.5 x 0.34 in)|
|Weight||104 g (3.7 oz)||117 g (4.1 oz)|
|Body Color||Azure, Red, Orange||Midnight Blue, Misty Silver|
|Display||SE W8 Walkman Phone||SE Xperia Arc|
|Size||3 in||4.2 in|
|Resolution||HVGA 480 x 320 pixels||WVGA 854 x 480 pixels|
|Features||16M Color||16M Color, Capacitive touchscreen, Reality display with Mobile Bravia Engine|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Ambient light sensor, magnetometera|
|Operating System||SE W8 Walkman Phone||SE Xperia Arc|
|Platform||Android 2.2 (Froyo)||Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)|
|UI||Sony Ericsson UX||Sony Ericsson UX|
|Browser||Android WebKit||Android WebKit|
|Java/Adobe Flash||Java 3D/Flash Player 10.1||Java 3D/Flash Player 10.2|
|Processor||SE W8 Walkman Phone||SE Xperia Arc|
|Speed||600 MHz||1 GHz|
|Memory||SE W8 Walkman Phone||SE Xperia Arc|
|RAM||512 MB||512 MB|
|Included||128 MB||320 MB|
|Expansion||up to 16 GB with microSD card||up to 32 GB with microSD card|
|Camera||SE W8 Walkman Phone||SE Xperia Arc|
|Resolution||3.2 MP||8.1 megapixel|
|Flash||-||LED - light type|
|Focus, Zoom||Auto, Digital zoom||Auto, Touch focus, 2.46x digital zoom|
|Video Capture||Yes||[email protected] HD|
|Features||Geo tagging||Exmor R mobile CMOS sensor, Geo tagging, Image/Video stabiliser, Face/Smile detection|
|Secondary camera||No||Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Ambient light sensor, magnetometera|
|Entertainment||SE W8 Walkman Phone||SE Xperia Arc|
|Audio||Walkman Music Player, PlayNow, TrackID, File Formats: MP3, AAC||SE Music Player, PlayNow, Album art, TrackID, File Formats: MP3, AAC|
|Video||H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV|
|Gaming||3D Games||Motion Gaming, 3D Games|
|FM Radio||Yes with RDS||Yes with RDS|
|Battery||SE W8 Walkman Phone||SE Xperia Arc|
|Talktime||4 hours 45min (2G, 3G), Music 23 hours||6 hours 55min (2G), 7 hrs (3G)|
|Standby||446 hours (2G), 476 hours (3G)||415 hrs|
|Mail and Messaging||SE W8 Walkman Phone||SE Xperia Arc|
|Gmail, Email||POP3/IMAP4, Gmail, Email|
|Messaging||IM (Google talk), SMS, MMS||SMS, MMS, IM (Google talk with video chat)|
|Connectivity||SE W8 Walkman Phone||SE Xperia Arc|
|Bluetooth||2.1 +EDR||2.1 +EDR|
|USB||microUSB, USB 2.0||2.0 High Speed, micro-USB port|
|Location Service||SE W8 Walkman Phone||SE Xperia Arc|
|Maps||Google Maps, Google Latitude||Google Maps, Google Latitude|
|GPS||A-GPS with Wisepilot navigator||A-GPS,|
|Lost-Theft Protection||Yes with 3rd party application|
|Network Support||SE W8 Walkman Phone||SE Xperia Arc|
|2G/3G||GSM, GPRS, EDGE/UMTS, HSPA||GSM, GPRS, EDGE/UMTS, HSPA|
|Applications||SE W8 Walkman Phone||SE Xperia Arc|
|Apps||Android Market, Google Search||Android Market, Google Voice Search, Google Search|
|Social Networks||Facebook, Twitter, Google talk||Facebook inside Xperia, Twitter integrated to Timescape, Google talk|
|Featured||Timescape, Google Voice Search, Google Search, Google Calendar|
|Business Mobility||SE W8 Walkman Phone||SE Xperia Arc|
|Corporate Mail||Exchange ActiveSync (POP/IMAP4)|
|Corporate Directory||Microsioft Exchange Active Sync|
|Security||SE W8 Walkman Phone||SE Xperia Arc|
|Additional Features||SE W8 Walkman Phone||SE Xperia Arc|
|ANT+ technology to connect wirelessly to health and fitness products, Integrated YouTube, Bluetooth Stereo A2DP||ANT+ technology to connect wirelessly to health and fitness products, Integrated YouTube, Bluetooth Stereo A2DP, Timescape, Mediascape|