• Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc vs Apple iPhone 5 vs Samsung I9505 Galaxy S4

Phone Comparison - Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc vs Apple iPhone 5 vs Samsung I9505 Galaxy S4

general General Info

Manufacturer Sony Ericsson Apple Samsung
Announced January 2011 September 2012 March 2013
Status Available - March 2011 Available - September 2012 Available - April 2013
Colors Midnight Blue, Misty Silver Black, White White Frost, Black Mist
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 125 x 63 x 8.7 mm
(4.92 x 2.48 x 0.34 in )
123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm
(4.87 x 2.31 x 0.3 in)
136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm
(5.38 x 2.75 x 0.31 in)
Weight 117 g (4.13 oz) 112 g (3.95 oz) 130 g (4.59 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO - for Verizon
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100 - LT15i
HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 / 800 - LT15a
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network - LTE 700 MHz Class 17 / 2100 - for AT&T LTE
Messaging SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, EMail, IM

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread), planned upgrade to v4.0 iOS 6 Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
Processor 1 GHz Scorpion, Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon Dual-core 1.2 GHz, Apple A6 Quad-core 1.9 GHz Krait 300, Qualcomm APQ8064T Snapdragon 600
GPU Adreno 205 PowerVR SGX 543MP3 Adreno 320
RAM 512 MB 1 GB 2 GB
Internal Memory 320 MB storage 16/32/64 GB storage 16/32/64 GB storage
External Memory microSD, up to 32GB, 8 GB included No microSD, up to 64 GB

display Display

Type LED-backlit LCD, capacitive touchscreen LED-backlit IPS TFT, capacitive touchscreen Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 4.2 inches 4.0 inches 4.99 inches
Resolution 480 x 854 pixels (233 ppi) 640 x 1136 pixels (326 ppi) 1080 x 1920 pixels (441 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 61.86% 60.84% 72.15%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes yes yes
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS No No
Games Yes + downloadable Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable
Loud Speaker yes yes yes

camera Camera

Rear Camera 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, Backside Illumin 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, Autofocus
Flash LED flash LED flash LED flash
Features Auto focus, Touch Focus, Image Stabilization, Geo-tagging, Face And Smile Detection Touch Focus, Geo-tagging, Face Detection, HDR Drama Shot, Eraser, Sound and Shot, Simultaneous HD Video And Image Recording, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face And Smile Detection, Image Stabilization, HDR
Video Yes, 720p@30fps, continuous autofocus, video light Yes, 1080p@30fps, LED video light, video stabilization, geo-tagging, face detection Yes, 1080p@30fps
Front Camera No [Similar] Yes, 1.2 MP, 720p@30fps, face detection, [Similar] Yes, 2 MP, Full HD 1080p@30fps [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Up to 86 kbps Yes Yes
Edge Up to 237 kbps Yes Yes
3G HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, LTE, 73 Mbps; Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps HSDPA, 42.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP Yes, v4.0 with A2DP Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, EDR
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Plus Cellular Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot
USB Yes, v2.0 microUSB Yes, Lightning Port Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB On-the-go
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Browser HTML, Adobe Flash HTML (Safari) HTML5, Adobe Flash

memory User Memory

Internal 320 MB storage, 512 MB RAM 16/32/64 GB storage, 1 GB RAM 16/32/64 GB storage, 2 GB RAM
Expandable Storage microSD, up to 32GB, 8 GB included No microSD, up to 64 GB
USB OTG - - Supported

Apps Sensors

Fingerprint fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported
Proximity Sensor proximity sensor present proximity sensor present proximity sensor present
Accelerometer Sensor accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present
NFC NFC not supported NFC not supported NFC supported

battery Battery

Type Standard battery, Li-Po Standard battery, Li-Po Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 1500 mAh 1440 mAh 2600 mAh
Stand by Up to 430 h (2G)
Up to 400 h (3G)
Up to 225 h Up to 350 h
Talk Time Up to 7 h (2G)
Up to 7 h (3G)
Up to 8 h Up to 17 h