Sony Ericsson Xperia Play vs. Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc – Review

by Jerry D on April 6, 2011

This telephonic bear fight pits the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play (or PlayStation phone) against the classy Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc in a battle to see who’s best. Claws sharpened. Let’s get started…

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Stat-fight: Sony Ericsson Xperia Play vs. Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc

Highlights: The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play features a 4.0-inch LED-backlit LCD with a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels, and a 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon processor. Oh, and don’t forget the slide-out PlayStation joypad. The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc, meanwhile, comes rocking an 8.0 MP camera, and a chassis that’s only 8.7mm thick. That’s skinnier than the iPhone 4

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play VS Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc
Display 4.0-inch LED-backlit LCD 4.2-inch LED-backlit LCD (‘Reality Display’)
Resolution 480 x 854 pixels 480 x 854 pixels
Keyboard PlayStation gaming controls No
Processor 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon with Adreno 205 GPU
Software Android 2.3 Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
Storage Up to 32GB Up to 32GB
Rear camera 5.0 Megapixels with autofocus, touch focus, an LED flash, geo-tagging, image stabilization plus WVGA (800×480 pixel) 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 3G/HSDPA (7.2Mbps)
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP 2.1 with A2DP
Size 62.0 x 119.0 x 16.0mm 63.0 x 125.0 x 8.7mm
Weight 175g 117g
Talktime 6.5 hours 7.0 hours
Standby 413 hours 400 hours

Analysis: Sony Ericsson Xperia Play vs. Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc

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Best Connectivity: Draw (1-1)
Best Size/Weight: Xperia Arc (1-2)
Best Camera/Video: Xperia Arc (1-3)
Best Display: Xperia Arc (1-4)
Best Processor: Draw (2-5)
Best Software: Draw (3-6)
Best Storage: Draw (4-7)
Best Battery life: Draw (5-8)
Best Extras: Xperia Play (6-8)

BPF Verdict: The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc wins!

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