• Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc vs Samsung Galaxy Express vs HTC Desire 500

Phone Comparison - Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc vs Samsung Galaxy Express vs HTC Desire 500

general General Info

Manufacturer Sony Ericsson Samsung HTC
Announced January 2011 January 2013 July 2013
Status Available - March 2011 Available - March 2013 Available - September 2013
Colors Midnight Blue, Misty Silver White Black, White
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 125 x 63 x 8.7 mm
(4.92 x 2.48 x 0.34 in )
132.2 x 69.1 x 9.3 mm
(5.2 x 2.72 x 0.37 in)
131.8 x 66.9 x 9.9 mm
(5.19 x 2.63 x 0.39 in)
Weight 117 g (4.13 oz) 139.1 g (4.9.0.04 oz) 123 g (4.34 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100 - LT15i
HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 / 800 - LT15a
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 HSDPA 900 / 2100
4G Network - LTE 800 / 900 / 1800 / 2600 -
Messaging SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread), planned upgrade to v4.0 Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean) Android OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) with HTC Sense, HTC BlinkFeed
Processor 1 GHz Scorpion, Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon Dual-core 1.2 GHz Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A5, Qualcomm MSM8625Q Snapdragon 200
GPU Adreno 205 - Adreno 203
RAM 512 MB 1 GB 1 GB
Internal Memory 320 MB storage 8 GB storage 4 GB
External Memory microSD, up to 32GB, 8 GB included microSD, up to 32 GB microSD, up to 64 GB

display Display

Type LED-backlit LCD, capacitive touchscreen Super AMOLED Plus capacitive touchscreen TFT Capacitive Touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 4.2 inches 4.5 inches 4.3 inches
Resolution 480 x 854 pixels (233 ppi) 480 x 800 pixels (207 ppi) 480 x 800 pixels (217 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 61.86% 63.29% 59.67%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

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

camera Camera

Rear Camera 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels 5 MP, 2592х1944 pixels 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels
Flash LED flash LED flash LED flash
Features Auto focus, Touch Focus, Image Stabilization, Geo-tagging, Face And Smile Detection Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection Auto focus, 1/3.2' Sensor Size, 1.4�m Pixel Size, Geo-tagging, Face And Smile Detection
Video Yes, 720p@30fps, continuous autofocus, video light Yes, 720p@30fps Yes, 720p@30fps
Front Camera No [Similar] Yes, 1.3 MP, 720p@30fps [Similar] Yes, 1.6 MP [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 HSPA, LTE HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, EDR Yes, v4.0 with A2DP
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 Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA
USB Yes, v2.0 microUSB Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL) Yes, microUSB v2.0
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Browser HTML, Adobe Flash HTML5 HTML5

memory User Memory

Internal 320 MB storage, 512 MB RAM 8 GB storage, 1 GB RAM 4 GB, 1 GB RAM
Expandable Storage microSD, up to 32GB, 8 GB included microSD, up to 32 GB microSD, up to 64 GB

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 supported NFC not supported

battery Battery

Type Standard battery, Li-Po Standard battery, Li-Ion Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 1500 mAh 2000 mAh 1800 mAh
Stand by Up to 430 h (2G)
Up to 400 h (3G)
Up to 830 h (2G)
Up to 770 h (3G)
Up to 435 h (2G)
Up to 401 h (3G)
Talk Time Up to 7 h (2G)
Up to 7 h (3G)
Up to 22 h 30 min (2G)
Up to 11 h 30 min (3G)
Up to 17 h 48 min (2G)
Up to 12 h 1 min (3G)