LG Optimus 2X vs. Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc – Review

by Jerry D on March 11, 2011

Pitting the LG Optimus 2X against the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc isn’t entirely a fair fight. It’s dual-core vs single-core. In fighting terms, the Xperia Arc has to fight with one hand tied behind its back…

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Stat-fight: LG Optimus 2X vs. Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc

LG Optimus 2X VS Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc
Display 4.0-inch LCD 4.2-inch LED-backlit LCD (‘Reality Display’)
Resolution 480 x 800 pixels 480 x 854 pixels
Processor 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2, featuring a dual-core ARM Cortex A9 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon with Adreno 205 GPU
Software Android 2.2 (Froyo), upgradeable to 2.3 (Gingerbread) Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
Storage Up to 40GB Up to 32GB
Rear camera 8.0 Megapixels with Autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, 1080p video recording 8.0 Megapixels with Autofocus, LED flash, image stabilization, geo-tagging, face and smile detection and 720p video capture
Front camera Yes No
4G No No
3G 3G/HSDPA (10.2Mbps) 3G/HSDPA (7.2Mbps)
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP 2.1 with A2DP
Size 63.2 x 123.9 x 10.9mm 63.0 x 125.0 x 8.7mm
Weight 139g 117g
Talktime 8.0 hours 7.0 hours
Standby 400 hours 400 hours

Analysis: LG Optimus 2X vs. Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc

LG has built the Optimus 2X with a 4.0-inch touch-sensitive display. The LCD screen has a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. With its 4.0-inch display and an overall pixel count of 384000, the Optimus 2X has a pixels per inch rating of 233.25.

Measuring 4.2 inches, the Xperia Arc’s touch-sensitive ‘Reality Display’ is bigger. With 409920 pixels on the 4.2-inch screen, the pixel density is 233.333 pixels per inch.

Which handset has the speediest CPU? The Xperia Arc uses a Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon with an Adreno 205 GPU processor, rated at 1GHz. But it’s blown away by the 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 in the Optimus 2X, which features a dual-core ARM Cortex A9 and GeForce graphics.

Size matters. The Optimus 2X has dimensions of 123.9 x 63.2 x 10.9mm; the tall Xperia Arc is 125.0 x 63.0 x 8.7mm. The Optimus 2X is the bulkier handset of the two. If weight is an issue, then the Optimus 2X is 139g, while Xperia Arc’s phone is a lightweight 117g.

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Verdict: The LG Optimus 2X wins!

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