Phone Comparison - Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc vs HTC Desire HD

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc
sony ericsson xperia arc
HTC Desire HD
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general General Info

Manufacturer Sony Ericsson HTC
Announced January 2011 September 2010
Status Available - March 2011 Available - October 2010
Colors Midnight Blue, Misty Silver Black, Brown
Form Factor Candybar Candybar
Dimension 125 x 63 x 8.7 mm
(4.92 x 2.48 x 0.34 in )
123 x 68 x 11.8 mm
(4.84 x 2.68 x 0.46 in)
Weight 117 g (4.13 oz) 164 g (5.78 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100 - LT15i
HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 / 800 - LT15a
HSDPA 900 / 2100
HSDPA 850 / 1900 - North America
Messaging SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread), planned upgrade to v4.0 Android OS, v2.2 (Froyo), v2.3 (Gingerbread), not upgradable to v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Processor 1 GHz Scorpion, Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon [Similar] 1 GHz Scorpion, Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon [Similar]
GPU Adreno 205 [Similar] Adreno 205 [Similar]
RAM 512 MB [Browse Similar] 768 MB [Browse Similar]
Internal Memory 320 MB storage 1.5 GB;
External Memory microSD, up to 32GB, 8 GB included microSD, up to 32 GB, 8 GB included

display Display

Type LED-backlit LCD, capacitive touchscreen LCD capacitive touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 4.2 inches [Similar] 4.3 inches [Similar]
Resolution 480 x 854 pixels (233 ppi) [Similar] 480 x 800 pixels (217 ppi) [Similar]
Screen-to-Body Ratio 61.86% 62.90%
Multi-Touch yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes yes
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS Stereo FM radio with RDS
Games Yes + downloadable Yes + Downloadable
Loud Speaker yes yes

camera Camera

Rear Camera 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels [Similar] 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels [Similar]
Flash LED flash dual-LED flash
Features Auto focus, Touch Focus, Image Stabilization, Geo-tagging, Face And Smile Detection Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Face Detection
Video Yes, 720p@30fps, continuous autofocus, video light Yes, 720p
Front Camera No [Similar] No [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Up to 86 kbps Class 32
Edge Up to 237 kbps Class 32
3G HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps HSDPA 7.2/14.4 Mbps; HSUPA 2/5.76 Mbps (carrier dependent)
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP Yes v2.1 with A2DP
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
USB Yes, v2.0 microUSB Yes, microUSB v2.0
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support Yes, with A-GPS support
Browser HTML, Adobe Flash HTML, Adobe Flash

memory User Memory

Internal 320 MB storage, 512 MB RAM 1.5 GB; 768 MB RAM
Expandable Storage microSD, up to 32GB, 8 GB included microSD, up to 32 GB, 8 GB included

Apps Sensors

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

battery Battery

Type Standard battery, Li-Po Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 1500 mAh 1230 mAh
Stand by Up to 430 h (2G)
Up to 400 h (3G)
Up to 490 h (2G)
Up to 420 h (3G)
Talk Time Up to 7 h (2G)
Up to 7 h (3G)
Up to 9 h 15 min (2G)
Up to 5 h 30 min (3G)