Comparison - Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S vs Motorola XPRT
By Loh Ving Sung GooglePlus
20 April 2012 – We are looking at a couple of Android devices this week - one an older Motorola XPRT and the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S, which is one of Sony Ericsson’s last devices before the company was bought out by Sony.
Both are touchscreen devices that come with WiFi, GRPS, HSPA, and Bluetooth. Other connectivity options the phones share include WiFi Hotspot and DLNA functionality. There is A-GPS support as well. And that is where the difference begins, and the first thing you probably notice is how big the Arc S’ screen is - a 4.2-inch BRAVIA powered screen that displays 480 x 854 resolution compared to the XPRT’s 3.1-inch screen that displays 320 x 480 pixels.
But the XPRT makes up for its smaller screen with a full physical QWERTY keyboard. Design-wise, the Xperia Arc S is taller and wider, but is noticeably thinner at 8.5mm compared to the XPRT’s 13mm body. With the thicker body, the XPRT is heavier too, at 145 grams compared to the 117 grams Arc S.
Connectivity is where the XPRT shines - it is a world phone that will connect to GSM and CDMA networks as well as HSPA/EVDO data connectivity. As we mentioned earlier both are Android devices, although the XPRT comes with Android 2.2 (Froyo) skinned with the Motoblur UI, but the Arc S comes with the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) skinned with the Timescape UI.
There is a slight difference in terms of hardware, the Arc S comes with a 1.4GHz single core processor coupled with 512MB RAM. The XPRT has a 1GHz processor with a 512MB RAM. The Arc S has 320MB internal memory while the XPRT has 2GB internal memory, but both have a microSD slot capable of supporting 32GB.
As for the cameras, the Arc S has an 8.1-megapixel shooter with an Exmor R image sensor that is able to record 720p video, while the XPRT has a 5-megapixel camera.
How about the price? Well the Arc S is set at S$668 and the XPRT is estimated to be priced at S$560, giving it a S$108 or a 19 percent difference between the two.
The Arc S might seem like the obvious choice here with the brilliant display and powerful camera. But the XPRT’s world phone credentials and a physical QWERTY keyboard will be suited for the weekend warrior who is constantly on the move. So if you like a business phone that isn’t a BlackBerry, the XPRT is it. But if you are in the market for phone with a great display and good camera, the Arc S remains a sensible choice.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S
HSDPA + WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, 4.2-inch touchscreen candybar, 8-megapixel camera, 320MB Memory + microSD (max 32GB), Android OS 2.3.4 (Gingerbread), WiFi Hotspot, DLNA
The Xperia Arc S is revised version of the original Xperia Arc. Sony Ericsson has bumped up the processor to 1.4GHz and added 3D and 2D sweep panorama photography. Among other features would be similar with the original Xperia arc including 4.2-inch Reality display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine (480 x 854 resolution pixels), 8.1-megapixel camera with Exmor R image sensor, 320MB internal storage and supports microSD card up to 32GB.
Plus, Sony Ericsson has also introduced Music Unlimited and Video Unlimited services to Xperia smartphones soon. The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S comes in five colours, Pure White, Midnight Blue, Misty Silver, Gloss Black and Sakura Pink.
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GSM + CDMA support, HSPA + EVDO Rev. A + WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, 3.1-inch touchscreen candybar + physical QWERTY keyboard, 5-megapixel camera, 2GB internal memory + microSD slot (up to 32GB), Android 2.2 (Froyo), WiFi Hotspot, DLNA
The Motorola XPRT for Sprint is a rebadged version of the DROID Pro that launched on Verizon Wireless. The XPRT is a portrait 3.1-inch HVGA touchscreen with a QWERTY handset. The Android smartphone comes with 2.2 (Froyo) with Motoblur on top. It has a dual-mode CDMA / GSM chip for worldwide roaming. There is also support for both EVDO Rev A that has 3.1Mbps downlink, and HSDPA 10.2Mbps downlink. There is also mobile hotspot capability for five devices, WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1 and GPS. There are also enterprise security features and
It is equipped with a 1GHz processor, 512MB RAM with 2GB internal memory with a 32GB microSD card slot. There is also a 5-megapixel camera with dual LED flash. It is available now on Sprint for USD $129.99 with a 2-year contract, and is retailed at USD $449.99.
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