The Samsung Wave II can hold its own against some of the newest phones, especially if they don’t feature a dual-core processor. So its challenger here is the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc. It’s a brilliantly designed handset, proving that Sony Ericsson hasn’t lost its phone-building mojo…
Stat-fight: Samsung Wave II vs. Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc
|Samsung Wave II||VS||Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc|
|Display||3.7-inch Super Clear LCD||4.2-inch LED-backlit LCD (‘Reality Display’)|
|Resolution||480 x 800 pixels||480 x 854 pixels|
|Processor||1GHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor (Hummingbird) with PowerVR SGX540 GPU||1GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon with Adreno 205 GPU|
|Software||Bada OS 1.2 with TouchWiz 3.0 and HTML 5-friendly Dolfin web browser||Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)|
|Storage||Up to 34GB||Up to 32GB|
|Rear camera||5.0 Megapixels with autofocus and touch focus, an LED flash, geo-tagging, face, smile and blink detection, image stablilization and 720p video capture.||8.0 Megapixels with Autofocus, LED flash, image stabilization, geo-tagging, face and smile detection and 720p video capture|
|3G||3G/HSDPA (3.6 Mbps)||3G/HSDPA (7.2Mbps)|
|Bluetooth||3.0 with A2DP||2.1 with A2DP|
|Size||59.8 x 123.9 x 11.8mm||63.0 x 125.0 x 8.7mm|
|Talktime||6.0 hours||7.0 hours|
|Standby||500 hours||400 hours|
Analysis: Samsung Wave II vs. Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc
Display size is key and the Wave II features a 3.7-inch (480 x 800) touch-sensitive Super Clear LCD screen. The resulting pixel density of this handset is 252.162 pixels per inch.
In contrast, the 4.2-inch touch-sensitive LED-backlit LCD on Sony Ericsson’s phone is bigger, measuring 4.2 inches. The pixel density of 233.333 pixels per inch here is less than the 252.162 rating given to the Wave II.
According to the specs, the Wave II and the Xperia Arc are 123.9 x 59.8 x 11.8mm and 125.0 x 63.0 x 8.7mm respectively. Overall the Xperia Arc is the slimmer phone. Tipping the scales at 135g, the Wave II is weightier than its opponent. The Xperia Arc weighs 117g.
Verdict: The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc wins!
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