Comparison between:
- Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S
- Sony Xperia M

Brand and model

Information about the brand, model and model alias (if any) of a specific device.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc SSony Xperia M
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S
Prices
Sony Xperia M
Model aliasLT18iNicki SS
C1904
C1905
C2004
C2005

Design

Information about the dimensions and weight of the device, shown in different measurement units. Body materials, available colors, certifications.

Width63 mm
6.3 cm
0.207 ft
2.48 in
62 mm
6.2 cm
0.203 ft
2.441 in
Height125 mm
12.5 cm
0.41 ft
4.921 in
124 mm
12.4 cm
0.407 ft
4.882 in
Thickness8.7 mm
0.87 cm
0.029 ft
0.343 in
9.3 mm
0.93 cm
0.031 ft
0.366 in
Weight117 g
0.26 lbs
4.13 oz
115 g
0.25 lbs
4.06 oz
Volume68.51 cm³
4.16 in³
71.5 cm³
4.34 in³
Colors-Black
White
Yellow
Purple

SIM card

The Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) is used in mobile devices for storing data authenticating the subscribers of mobile services.

SIM card typeMini-SIMMicro-SIM
Number of SIM cards11
Features-Dual SIM optional (A variant of the model with two SIM card slots is available)

Networks

A mobile (cellular) network is a radio system, which allows a large number of mobile devices to communicate with each other.

GSMGSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
GSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
UMTSUMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
UMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1700/2100 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz

Mobile network technologies and bandwidth

Communication between devices within mobile networks is realized via various generations of network technologies, which provide different bandwidth.

Mobile network technologiesUMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+

Operating system

Operating system is the system software, which manages and controls the functioning of the hardware components of the device.

Operating system (OS)Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread
Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich
Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean

System on Chip (SoC)

A system on a chip (SoC) includes into a single chip some of the main hardware components of the mobile device.

SoCQualcomm Snapdragon S2 MSM8255Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8227
Process technology45 nm28 nm
CPUScorpionKrait
CPU bits32 bit32 bit
Instruction setARMv7ARMv7
Level 0 cache memory (L0)-4 KB + 4 KB
Level 1 cache memory (L1)32 KB + 32 KB16 KB + 16 KB
Level 2 cache memory (L2)384 KB
0.375 MB
1024 KB
1 MB
CPU cores12
CPU frequency1400 MHz1000 MHz
GPUQualcomm Adreno 205Qualcomm Adreno 305
GPU cores-1
RAM capacity512 MB1 GB
RAM typeLPDDR2-
RAM channelsDouble channel-
RAM frequency500 MHz-

Storage

Every mobile device has a built-in storage (internal memory) with a fixed capacity.

Storage1 GB4 GB

Memory cards

Memory cards are used in mobile devices for expanding their external storage capacity.

TypesmicroSD
microSDHC
microSD
microSDHC
Included card8 GB
8192 MB
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Display

The display of a mobile device is characterized by its technology, resolution, pixel density, diagonal length, color depth, etc.

Type/technologyLCDTFT
Diagonal size4.2 in
106.68 mm
10.67 cm
4 in
101.6 mm
10.16 cm
Width2.06 in
52.27 mm
5.23 cm
1.96 in
49.78 mm
4.98 cm
Height3.66 in
93 mm
9.3 cm
3.49 in
88.57 mm
8.86 cm
Aspect ratio1.779:11.779:1
Resolution480 x 854 pixels480 x 854 pixels
Pixel density233 ppi
91 ppcm
245 ppi
96 ppcm
Color depth24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
Display area61.93 %57.53 %
Other featuresCapacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
LED-backlit
Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine
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Sensors

Different sensors measure different physical quantities and convert them into signals recognizable by the mobile device.

SensorsProximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass

Rear camera

The primary camera of the mobile device is usually placed on its back and can be combined with one or more additional cameras.

Flash typeLEDLED
Image resolution3264 x 2448 pixels
7.99 MP
2592 x 1944 pixels
5.04 MP
Video resolution1280 x 720 pixels
0.92 MP
1280 x 720 pixels
0.92 MP
Video FPS30 fps30 fps
Features-Autofocus
Digital zoom
Digital image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
Touch focus
Face detection

Front camera

Modern smartphones have one or more front cameras and their positioning has led to various design concepts – pop-up camera, rotating camera, notch, punch hole, under-display camera, etc.

Image resolution-640 x 480 pixels
0.31 MP
Video resolution-640 x 480 pixels
0.31 MP

Audio

Information about the type of speakers and the audio technologies supported by the device.

SpeakerLoudspeaker
Earpiece
Loudspeaker
Earpiece

Radio

The radio in a mobile device is a built-in FM radio receiver.

RadioYesYes
-RDS

Tracking/Positioning

Information about the positioning and navigation technologies supported by the device.

Tracking/PositioningGPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
GPS
A-GPS

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is a technology that provides wireless data connections between various devices within a short range.

Wi-Fi802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
Wi-Fi Hotspot
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct

Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a standard for secure wireless data transfer between different types of devices over short distances.

Version2.14.0
FeaturesA2DP
EDR
A2DP
AVRCP
DUN
FTP
GATT
HFP
HID
OPP
PAN

USB

The Universal Serial Bus (USB) is an industry standard that allows different electronic devices to exchange data.

Connector typeMicro USBMicro USB
Version2.02.0
FeaturesCharging
Host
Mass storage
Charging
Mass storage

HDMI

The High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is considered to be the digital alternative of the analog audio/video interface standards.

HDMIMicro HDMI (Type D)-

Headphone jack

The headphone jack is an audio phone connector, a.k.a. an audio jack. The most widely used one in mobile devices is the 3.5 mm headphone jack.

Headphone jackYesYes

Connectivity

Information about other important connectivity technologies supported by the devices.

ConnectivityComputer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
DLNA
Computer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
DLNA
NFC
ANT+

Browser

A web browser is a software application for accessing, fetching, displaying and navigating through information on the World Wide Web.

BrowserHTML
Flash
HTML
HTML5
CSS 3

Audio file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various audio file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital audio data.

Audio file formats/codecsAAC
eAAC+
MP3
WMA
WAV
3GPP
AAC
AMR
eAAC+
MP3
OGG
WAV
SMF

Video file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various video file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital video data.

Video file formats/codecsH.263
H.264
MPEG-4
WMV
H.263
H.264
MPEG-4

Battery

The batteries of mobile devices differ in capacity and technology. They provide the electrical charge needed for the functioning of the devices.

Capacity1500 mAh1750 mAh
TypeLi-PolymerLi-Ion
2G talk time7 h 25 min
7.4 h
445.2 min
0.3 days
10 h 18 min
10.3 h
618 min
0.4 days
2G stand-by time460 h
27600 min
19.2 days
552 h
33120 min
23 days
3G talk time7 h 35 min
7.6 h
454.8 min
0.3 days
9 h
540 min
0.4 days
3G stand-by time460 h
27600 min
19.2 days
454 h
27240 min
18.9 days
FeaturesRemovableRemovable
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