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Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S (LT18a) vs Motorola Edge 20 (256GB)

Side by side comparison between Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S vs Motorola Edge 20 phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S (LT18a)
4.2"
LED

480x854

8
MP

512MB
RAM

32bit Single

1500
mAh

(Removable)

vs
Motorola Edge 20 (256GB)
6.7"
OLED

1080x2400

108
MP

32mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Motorola Edge 20 (256GB)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

Xperia Arc S (LT18a)6 Advantages Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S (LT18a)vsEdge 20 (256GB)30 Advantages Motorola Edge 20 (256GB)
+Until 32GB microSD, microSDHCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+117 grams (4.1 ounces)39%
Lighter
vs163 grams (5.71 ounces)
+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
vsType-C jack with 3.5mm jack adapter
+LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Removable)Advantage
Removable battery can be replaced easily
vsLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
+FM (RDS)Advantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
vsNot supported
+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
vsNot supported
1.4GHz 32bit Single-Corevs+2.4GHz 64bit Octa-Core2 times
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
512MB LPDDR2vs+8GB LPDDR415 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
1GB (320MB available)vs+256GB (230GB available)735 times
More internal storage for applications and files
8.7 millimeters (0.34 inches)vs+7 millimeters (0.28 inches)24%
Thinner
TFT LED-Backlit LCDvs+OLEDAdvantage
OLED display is brighter and more vivid
16 millionvs+1 billion62 times
More colors on the screen is better quality images and videos
480x854 pixelsvs+1080x2400 pixels5 times
Higher resolution screen
233 PPIvs+393 PPI69%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
4.2"vs+6.7"60%
Larger screen
(back) 8MPvs+(triple camera) 108MP + 8MP + 16MP16 times
Higher resolution main camera
Only digital zoomvs+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
Not supportedvs+HDR photo on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
f/2.4 (aperture)vs+f/1.9 (aperture)26%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
Not supportedvs+(front) 32MPAdvantage
A front-camera is best for taking selfies
HD (1280x720)vs+4K UHD (3840x2160)8 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich ICSvs+Android 11Advantage
Android 11 is newer and safer
3G+ HSPA+vs+5G SA/NSAAdvantage
The 5G SA/NSA network is newer and faster
(3G+ HSPA+) 14.4 Mbpsvs+(5G SA/NSA) 2000 Mbps138 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Fingerprint sensor (under display)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
1500 mAhvs+4000 mAh167%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
Not supportedvs+Video callingAdvantage
The video calling allows to make calls with voice and video
1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
vs+2 slots (Dual-SIM)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)vs+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6/6E (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz, 6Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6/6E (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz, 6Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
2.1 + A2DPvs+5.2 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.2 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
Not supportedvs+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
MicroUSB 2.0vs+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
HTML, XHTML, Flash playervs+HTML, XHTML, HTML5Advantage
Better sites viewing on the internet
Not supportedvs+IP52 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

15 Common items in both devices
LED flash
Autofocus / PDAF: phase detection autofocus
BSI sensor
Capacitive
Multitouch
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
+8 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S (LT18a)Motorola Edge 20 (256GB)
ModelXperia Arc S (LT18a)Edge 20 (256GB)
Other model namesSony Xperia Arc S LT18, Sony Ericsson AyameLenovo Edge 20 XT2143-1 (256GB+8GB RAM), MC3A2
Country or region available(Latin America)BrazilCanadaUSA
(Latin America), Brazil, Canada, USA
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSony EricssonMotorola
Release date9/1/20118/16/2021, Announced: 7/29/2021
Depth8.7 millimeters (0.34 inches)7 millimeters (0.28 inches)
Size (width x height)63 x 125 millimeters (2.48 x 4.92 in)76 x 163 millimeters (2.99 x 6.42 in)
Weight117 grams (4.1 ounces)163 grams (5.71 ounces)
Build, materialsfeature not registeredAluminum body, glass front, plastic back
Protection against water and othersNot supportedIP52 certified: protection against dust and splashing

🤖 Operating System

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S (LT18a)Motorola Edge 20 (256GB)
System versionAndroid 2.3.4 GingerbreadAndroid 11
Firmware updateAndroid 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich ICSfeature not registered
User Interfacefeature not registeredfeature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S (LT18a)Motorola Edge 20 (256GB)
Chipset32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255T64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G (SM7325) (6nm)
CPUSingle-Core, 1 processor:
1.4GHz Single-Core Scorpion
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.4GHz Quad-Core Kryo 670
1.8GHz Quad-Core Kryo 670
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 205Qualcomm Adreno 642L (550MHz)
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredfeature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S (LT18a)Motorola Edge 20 (256GB)
RAM memory512MB LPDDR28GB LPDDR4
Internal storage1GB (320MB available)256GB (230GB available)
UFS 2.2
External storageUntil 32GB microSD, microSDHC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported

📲 Display

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S (LT18a)Motorola Edge 20 (256GB)
Display typeTFT LED-Backlit LCDOLED
Screen size4.2" inches6.7" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~61.7% (screen-to-body ratio)~87.5% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution480x854 pixels1080x2400 pixels (19.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)233 PPI393 PPI
Colors16 million1 billion
Scratch-resistant glassScratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3
Display featuresfeature not registered144Hz
HDR10+

📶 Mobile networks

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S (LT18a)Motorola Edge 20 (256GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
Standard mini-SIM (2FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload14.4/5.76 Mbps2000/1024 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM MHz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 800/850/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkNot supportedLTE Cat18 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkNot supportedSA/NSA/Sub6 (1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 28, 38, 41, 66, 77, 78)
Primary data networkCSD, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSA
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedGSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedLTE Cat18 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43)
VoLTE
Secondary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A

📷 Camera

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S (LT18a)Motorola Edge 20 (256GB)
Back camera (main camera)8 megapixels(triple camera)
108 megapixels
8MP telephotof/2.479mm1.0µmPDAFOIS3x-optical-zoom
16MP ultrawidef/2.213mm119°1.0µm
Main camera resolution3264x2448 pixels12000x9000 pixels
Video recording (primary)HD (1280x720) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.4 (aperture)f/1.9 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/1.52" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered0.7µm pixel
AutofocusAutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationfeature not registeredOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomDigital and optical zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedSupported
HDRNot supportedHDR photo on both cameras
Camera extrasfeature not registeredfeature not registered

📸 Front camera

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S (LT18a)Motorola Edge 20 (256GB)
Front camera (secondary)Not supported32 megapixels
Front camera resolutionNot supported6528x4896 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Not supported4K UHD (3840x2160)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredf/2.3 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registered0.7µm pixel

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S (LT18a)Motorola Edge 20 (256GB)
LoudspeakerSupportedSupported
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
RadioFM (RDS)Not supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.263, H.264, WMVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, eAAC+, WMA, WAVMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC

🔌 Connectivity

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S (LT18a)Motorola Edge 20 (256GB)
USBMicroUSB 2.0USB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
Audio output3.5mm jackType-C jack with 3.5mm jack adapter
TV outputMicro HDMI Type DUSB Type-C SlimPort®
Bluetooth2.1 + A2DP5.2 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6/6E (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz, 6Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
DLNASupportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTaggingA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
NFCNot supportedSupported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S (LT18a)Motorola Edge 20 (256GB)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Proximity sensor
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Gyroscope
Proximity sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S (LT18a)Motorola Edge 20 (256GB)
Battery typeLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Removable)
BA750
LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity1500 mAh4000 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging30W Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomy7.6 hoursfeature not registered
Standby460 hours (19.2 days)feature not registered

➕ Other features

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S (LT18a)Motorola Edge 20 (256GB)
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingSupportedSupported
Video callingNot supportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, Flash playerHTML, XHTML, HTML5
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Miscellaneous- Colors: Pure White, Midnight Blue, Misty Silver, Gloss Black, Sakura Pink
- 8GB microSD included
- Open ES 1.1
- Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine
- SE Timescape
- 3D sweep panorama
- WiFi hotspot
- Java framework
- Colors: Frosted Grey, White, Emerald
- Protective case included
- My UX
- ThinkShield

☢️ Radiation rate

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S (LT18a)Motorola Edge 20 (256GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.66W/kg (head)feature not registered
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