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…
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|
|3G||3G/HSDPA (10.2Mbps)||3G/HSDPA (7.2Mbps)|
|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|
|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.
Verdict: The LG Optimus 2X wins!
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