Brand name of the company that manufactures the device.
Model name of the device.
|Xperia Arc S|
Аlternative names, under which the model is known.
Information about the width, i.e. the horizontal side of the device when it is used in its standard orientation.
|63 mm (millimeters)|
6.3 cm (centimeters)
0.207 ft (feet)
2.48 in (inches)
Information about the height, i.e. the vertical side of the device when it is used in its standard orientation.
|125 mm (millimeters)|
12.5 cm (centimeters)
0.41 ft (feet)
4.921 in (inches)
Information about the thickness/depth of the device in different measurement units.
|8.7 mm (millimeters)|
0.87 cm (centimeters)
0.029 ft (feet)
0.343 in (inches)
Information about the weight of the device in different measurement units.
|117 g (grams)|
0.26 lbs (pounds)
4.13 oz (ounces)
Estimated volume of the device, calculated from the dimensions provided by the manufacturer. Applies for devices in the form of a rectangular parallelepiped.
|68.51 cm³ (cubic centimeters)|
4.16 in³ (cubic inches)
|SIM card type|
Information about the type and size (form factor) of the SIM card used in the device.
|Mini-SIM (2FF - second form factor, since late 1990s, 25.00 x 15.00 x 0.76 mm)|
|Number of SIM cards|
Information about the number of SIM cards, supported by the device.
GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) was developed to replace the analog cellular network (1G), therefore it is referred to as a 2G mobile network. It has been improved with the addition of General Packet Radio Services (GPRS) and later via the Enhanced Data rates for GSM Evolution (EDGE) technology.
|GSM 850 MHz|
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
UMTS stands for Universal Mobile Telecommunications System. Based on the GSM standard, it is deemed as a 3G mobile network standard. It has been developed by the 3GPP and its major advantage is the provision of greater bandwidth and spectral efficiency, due to the W-CDMA technology.
|UMTS 850 MHz|
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
|Mobile network technologies|
There are several network technologies that enhance the performance of mobile networks mainly by increased data bandwidth. Information about the communication technologies supported by the device and their respective uplink and downlink bandwidth.
|UMTS (384 kbit/s )|
HSPA (HSUPA 5.8 Mbit/s , HSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s )
|Operating system (OS)|
Information about the operating system used by the device as well as its version.
|Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread|
Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich
The SoC integrates different hardware components such as the CPU, GPU, memory, peripherals, interfaces, etc., as well as software for their functioning.
|Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 MSM8255|
Information about the process technology used in manufacturing the chip. The value in nanometers represents half the distance between elements that make up the CPU.
|45 nm (nanometers)|
CPU is the Central Processing Unit or the processor of a mobile device. Its main function is to interpret and execute instructions contained in software applications.
The CPU bits are determined by the bit-size of the processor registers, address buses and data buses. 64-bit CPUs provide better performance than 32-bit ones, which on their part perform better than 16-bit processors.
The instruction set architecture (ISA) is a set of commands used by the software to manage the CPU's work. Information about the set of instructions the processor can execute.
|Level 1 cache memory (L1)|
The cache memory is used by the processor in order to shorten the time needed to access data and instructions that a frequently used. The L1 (level 1) cache memory has a small volume, but operates faster than the RAM and the rest cache memory levels. If the processor does not find the data needed in L1, it continues to look for it in the L2 cache memory. In some processors the search in L1 and L2 is simultaneous.
|32 KB + 32 KB (kilobytes)|
|Level 2 cache memory (L2)|
The L2 (level 2) cache memory is slower than L1, but has a larger capacity, instead, which allows it to cache more data. Just like L1, it is much faster than the system memory (RAM). If the CPU does not find the data needed in L2, it proceeds to look for them in the L3 cache memory (if there is such) or in the RAM.
|384 KB (kilobytes)|
0.375 MB (megabytes)
A CPU core is the processor unit, which executes software instructions. Presently, besides single-core processors, there are dual-core, quad-core, hexa-core and so on multi-core processors. They increase the performance of the device allowing the execution of multiple instructions in parallel.
The frequency of the processor describes its clock rate in cycles per second. It is measured in Megahertz (MHz) or Gigahertz (GHz).
|1400 MHz (megahertz)|
GPU is a graphical processing unit, which handles computation for 2D/3D graphics applications. In mobile devices GPU is usually utilized by games, UI, video playback, etc. GPU can also perform computation in applications traditionally handled by the CPU.
|Qualcomm Adreno 205|
RAM (Random-Access Memory) is used by the operating system and all installed applications. Data in the RAM is lost after the device is turned off or restarted.
|512 MB (megabytes)|
Information about the type of RAM used by the device.
Information about the number of RAM channels integrated in the SoC. More channels mean higher data transfer rates.
RAM frequency relates directly to the rate of reading/writing from/in the RAM memory.
|500 MHz (megahertz)|
Information about the capacity of the built-in storage of the device. Sometimes one and the same model may is offered in variants with different internal storage capacity.
|1 GB (gigabytes)|
The various types of memory cards are characterized by different sizes and capacity. Information about the supported types of memory cards.
Capacity of the memory card offered together with the device.
|8 GB (gigabytes)|
8192 MB (megabytes)
One of the main characteristics of the display is its type/technology, on which depends its performance.
In mobile devices display size is represented by the length of its diagonal measured in inches.
|4.2 in (inches)|
106.68 mm (millimeters)
10.67 cm (centimeters)
Approximate width of the display
|2.06 in (inches)|
52.27 mm (millimeters)
5.23 cm (centimeters)
Approximate height of the display
|3.66 in (inches)|
93 mm (millimeters)
9.3 cm (centimeters)
The ratio between the long and the short side of the display
The display resolution shows the number of pixels on the horizontal and vertical side of the screen. The higher the resolution is, the greater the detail of the displayed content.
|480 x 854 pixels|
Information about the number of pixels per centimeter (ppcm) or per inch (ppi) of the display. The higher the pixel density, the more detailed and clearer is the information displayed on the screen.
|233 ppi (pixels per inch)|
91 ppcm (pixels per centimeter)
The color depth of the display is also known as bit depth. It shows the number of bits used for the color components of one pixel. Information about the maximum number of colors the screen can display.
The estimated percentage of the screen area from the device's front area.
|61.93 % (percent)|
Information about other functions and features of the display.
Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine
Sensors vary in type and purpose. They increase the overall functionality of the device, in which they are integrated.
The rear cameras of mobile devices use mainly a LED flash. It may arrive in a single, dual- or multi-light setup and in different arrangements.
One of the main characteristics of the cameras is their image resolution. It states the number of pixels on the horizontal and vertical dimensions of the image, which can also be shown in megapixels that indicate the approximate number of pixels in millions.
|3264 x 2448 pixels|
7.99 MP (megapixels)
Information about the maximum resolution at which the rear camera can shoot videos.
|1280 x 720 pixels|
0.92 MP (megapixels)
Information about the maximum number of frames per second (fps) supported by the rear camera while recording video at the maximum resolution. Some of the main standard frame rates for recording and playing video are 24 fps, 25 fps, 30 fps, 60 fps.
|30 fps (frames per second)|
The loudspeaker is a device, which reproduces various sounds such as ring tones, alarms, music, voice calls, etc. Information about the type of speakers the device uses.
Information whether the device has an FM radio receiver or not.
The tracking/positioning service is provided by various satellite navigation systems, which track the autonomous geo-spatial positioning of the device that supports them. The most common satellite navigation systems are the GPS and the GLONASS. There are also non-satellite technologies for locating mobile devices such as the Enhanced Observed Time Difference, Enhanced 911, GSM Cell ID.
Wi-Fi communication between devices is realized via the IEEE 802.11 standards. Some devices have the possibility to serve as Wi-Fi Hotspots by providing internet access for other nearby devices. Wi-Fi Direct (Wi-Fi P2P) is another useful standard that allows devices to communicate with each other without the need for wireless access point (WAP).
|802.11b (IEEE 802.11b-1999)|
802.11g (IEEE 802.11g-2003)
802.11n (IEEE 802.11n-2009)
The technology has several versions, which improve the connection speed, range, connectivity and discoverability of the devices. Information about the Bluetooth version of the device.
Bluetooth uses various profiles and protocols related to faster exchange of data, energy saving, better device discoverability, etc. Some of those supported by the device are listed here.
|A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)|
EDR (Enhanced Data Rate)
There are several USB connector types: the Standard one, the Mini and Micro connectors, On-The-Go connectors, etc. Type of the USB connector used by the device.
There are several versions of the Universal Serial Bus (USB) standard: USB 1.0 (1996), the USB 2.0 (2000), the USB 3.0 (2008), etc. With each following version the rate of data transfer is increased.
Тhe USB interface in mobile devices may be used for different purposes such as battery charging, using the device as a mass storage, host, etc.
This audio/video interface is used in transferring uncompressed video and audio data between HDMI-compatible devices. Often mobile devices are connected to an HDMI device via an MHL adapter.
|Micro HDMI (Type D)|
Information whether the device is equipped with a 3.5 mm audio jack.
Information about some of the most widely used connectivity technologies supported by the device.
Information about some of the features and standards supported by the browser of the device.
|Audio file formats/codecs|
List of some of the most common audio file formats and codecs supported standardly by the device.
|AAC (Advanced Audio Coding)|
eAAC+ / aacPlus v2 / HE-AAC v2
MP3 (MPEG-2 Audio Layer II, .mp3)
WMA (Windows Media Audio, .wma)
WAV (Waveform Audio File Format, .wav, .wave)
|Video file formats/codecs|
List of some of the most common video file formats and codecs supported standardly by the device.
H.264 / MPEG-4 Part 10 / AVC video
WMV (Windows Media Video, .wmv)
The capacity of a battery shows the maximum charge, which it can store, measured in mili-Ampere hours.
|1500 mAh (milliampere-hours)|
The battery type is determined by its structure and more specifically, by the chemicals used in it. There are different battery types and some of the most commonly used in mobile devices are the lithium-ion (Li-Ion) and the lithium-ion polymer battery (Li-Polymer).
|2G talk time|
2G talk time is the time period a battery charge will last, if one is constantly talking on the phone in a 2G cellular network.
|7 hours 25 minutes|
7.4 h (hours)
445.2 min (minutes)
|2G stand-by time|
2G stand-by time is the longest time a battery charge will last, if the device is not used but is constantly connected to the 2G cellular network.
|460 h (hours)|
27600 min (minutes)
|3G talk time|
3G talk time is the time period a battery charge will last, if one is constantly talking on the phone in a 3G cellular network.
|7 hours 35 minutes|
7.6 h (hours)
454.8 min (minutes)
|3G stand-by time|
3G stand-by time is the longest time a battery charge will last, if the device is not used but is constantly connected to the 3G mobile network.
|460 h (hours)|
27600 min (minutes)
Information about some additional features of the device's battery.