• Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc vs Sony Xperia SP vs Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

Phone Comparison - Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc vs Sony Xperia SP vs Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

general General Info

Manufacturer Sony Ericsson Sony Sony
Announced January 2011 Available - April 2013 January 2014
Status Available - March 2011 Available - April 2013 Available - January 2014
Colors Midnight Blue, Misty Silver Black, White, Red Black, White, Purple
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 125 x 63 x 8.7 mm
(4.92 x 2.48 x 0.34 in )
130.6 x 67.1 x 9.98 mm
(5.14 x 2.64 x 0.39 in)
127 x 64.9 x 9.4 mm
(5 x 2.56 x 0.37 in)
Weight 117 g (4.13 oz) 155 g (5.47 oz) 137 g (4.83 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100 - LT15i
HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 / 800 - LT15a
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 HSDPA
4G Network - LTE LTE
Messaging SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM
Build Features - - - IP58 Certified - Dust Proof and Water Resistant over 1 meter and 30 minutes
- Shatter Proof and Scratch-Resistant Glass

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread), planned upgrade to v4.0 Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean) Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
Processor 1 GHz Scorpion, Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon Dual-core 1.7 GHz, Qualcomm MSM8960Pro Snapdragon Quad-core 2.2 GHz Krait 400, Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800
GPU Adreno 205 Adreno 320 Adreno 330
RAM 512 MB N/A 2 GB
Internal Memory 320 MB storage 8 GB (5.8 GB user available) 16 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 TFT capacitive touchscreen TFT capacitive touchscreen, TRILUMINOS™ Display for Mobile with X-Reality™
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 4.2 inches 4.6 inches 4.3 inches
Resolution 480 x 854 pixels (233 ppi) 720 x 1280 pixels (319 ppi) 720 x 1280 pixels (342 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 61.86% 66.67% 61.68%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes yes yes
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS Stereo FM radio with RDS 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 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels 20.7 MP, autofocus
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 And Smile Detection, Image Stabilization, HDR, Sweep Panorama 1/2.3' Sensor Size, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Image Stabilization, HDR, Panorama
Video Yes, 720p@30fps, continuous autofocus, video light Yes, 1080p@30fps, video stabilization Yes, 1080p@30fps, video stabilization, HDR
Front Camera No [Similar] Yes, VGA [Similar] Yes, 2 MP, 1080p@30fps [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Up to 86 kbps Yes Up to 107 kbps
Edge Up to 237 kbps Yes Up to 296 kbps
3G HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps HSPA+, LTE HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps; LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps DL
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP Yes, v4.0 with A2DP Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, ANT+
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
USB Yes, v2.0 microUSB Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL) 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 HTML5

memory User Memory

Internal 320 MB storage, 512 MB RAM 8 GB (5.8 GB user available) 16 GB, 2 GB RAM
Expandable Storage microSD, up to 32GB, 8 GB included microSD, up to 32 GB 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 supported NFC supported

battery Battery

Type Standard battery, Li-Po Li-Ion Battery Non-removable Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 1500 mAh 2370 mAh 2300 mAh
Stand by Up to 430 h (2G)
Up to 400 h (3G)
Up to 635 h (2G)
Up to 734 h (3G)
Up to 670 h
Talk Time Up to 7 h (2G)
Up to 7 h (3G)
Up to 10 h 25 min (2G)
Up to 19 h (3G)
Up to 18 h