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Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S (LT18i) vs Sony Xperia acro HD (SO-03D)

Side by side comparison between Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S vs Sony Xperia acro HD phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Sony Xperia acro HD XSony Ericsson Xperia Arc S (LT18i)04Points
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S (LT18i)
4.2"
LED

480x854

8
MP

512MB
RAM

32bit Single

1500
mAh

(Removable)

vs
Sony Xperia acro HD (SO-03D)
4.3"
LED

720x1280

12
MP

1.3mp

1GB
RAM

32bit Dual

1910
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Sony Xperia acro HD (SO-03D)

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 (LT18i)4 Advantages Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S (LT18i)vsXperia acro HD (SO-03D)15 Advantages Sony Xperia acro HD (SO-03D)
+117 grams (4.1 ounces)27%
Lighter
vs149 grams (5.22 ounces)
+8.7 millimeters (0.34 inches)37%
Thinner
vs11.9 millimeters (0.47 inches)
+Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich ICSAdvantage
Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich ICS is newer and safer
vsAndroid 2.3.7 Gingerbread
+LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Removable)Advantage
Removable battery can be replaced easily
vsLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
1.4Ghz 32bit Single-Corevs+1.5Ghz 32bit Dual-Core29%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
512MB LPDDR2vs+1GB LPDDR2100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
1GB (320MB available)vs+16GB (11GB available)34 times
More internal storage for applications and files
480x854 pixelsvs+720x1280 pixels125%
Higher resolution screen
233 PPIvs+342 PPI47%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
4.2"vs+4.3"2%
Larger screen
(back) 8MPvs+(back) 12MP50%
Higher resolution main camera
Not supportedvs+(front) 1.3MPAdvantage
A front-camera is best for taking selfies
HD (1280x720)vs+Full HD (1920x1080)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
1500 mAhvs+1910 mAh27%
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
Not supportedvs+Digital TVAdvantage
Watch your favorite TV shows anywhere
Not supportedvs+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
HTML, XHTMLvs+HTML, XHTML, HTML5Advantage
Better sites viewing on the internet
Not supportedvs+Waterproof (IP?)Advantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

28 Common items in both devices
Until 32GB microSD, microSDHC
TFT LED-Backlit LCD
16 million
LED flash
Only digital zoom
Autofocus
BSI sensor
+21 specs and more in the table below

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

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Physical featuresSony Ericsson Xperia Arc S (LT18i)Sony Xperia acro HD (SO-03D)
ModelXperia Arc S (LT18i)Xperia acro HD (SO-03D)
Other model namesSony Xperia Arc S LT18, Sony Ericsson AyameNTT DoCoMo Sony Ericsson Xperia acro HD SO-03D, Sony Hikari
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
Japan
Japan
BrandSony EricssonSony
Release dateSeptember, 2011March, 2012
Depth8.7 millimeters (0.34 inches)11.9 millimeters (0.47 inches)
Size (width x height)63 x 125 millimeters (2.48 x 4.92 in)66 x 126 millimeters (2.6 x 4.96 in)
Weight117 grams (4.1 ounces)149 grams (5.22 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaExternal retractable antenna
Build, materialsfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersNot supportedWaterproof (IP?)
System (OS)Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S (LT18i)Sony Xperia acro HD (SO-03D)
Operating systemAndroid 2.3.4 GingerbreadAndroid 2.3.7 Gingerbread
Firmware updateAndroid 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich ICSfeature not registered
HardwareSony Ericsson Xperia Arc S (LT18i)Sony Xperia acro HD (SO-03D)
Chipset32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255T32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8260
CPU processor1.4Ghz Single-Core Scorpion1.5Ghz Dual-Core Scorpion
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 205Qualcomm Adreno 220
RAM memory512MB LPDDR21GB LPDDR2
Internal storage1GB (320MB available)16GB (11GB available)
External storageUntil 32GB microSD, microSDHC
(dedicated slot)
Until 32GB microSD, microSDHC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySony Ericsson Xperia Arc S (LT18i)Sony Xperia acro HD (SO-03D)
Display typeTFT LED-Backlit LCDTFT LED-Backlit LCD
Screen size4.2" inches4.3" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~61.7% (screen-to-body ratio)~61.3% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution480x854 pixels720x1280 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)233 PPI342 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassScratch-resistant glassScratch-resistant glass
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Mobile networksSony Ericsson Xperia Arc S (LT18i)Sony Xperia acro HD (SO-03D)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
Standard mini-SIM (2FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
Standard mini-SIM (2FF)
Maximum download/upload14.4/5.76 Mbps14.4/5.76 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G2G, 3G
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 900/2100UMTS 800/850/1700/2100
Primary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkCSD, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
CallingSony Ericsson Xperia Arc S (LT18i)Sony Xperia acro HD (SO-03D)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingNot supportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraSony Ericsson Xperia Arc S (LT18i)Sony Xperia acro HD (SO-03D)
Back camera (main camera)8 megapixels12 megapixels
Main camera resolution3264x2448 pixels4000x3000 pixels
Video recording (primary)HD (1280x720) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.4 (aperture)f/2.4 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
AutofocusAutofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationfeature not registeredfeature not registered
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedSupported
HDRNot supportedNot supported
2ª cameraSony Ericsson Xperia Arc S (LT18i)Sony Xperia acro HD (SO-03D)
Front camera (secondary)Not supported1.3 megapixels
Front camera resolutionNot supported1280x1024 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Not supportedHD (1280x720)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaSony Ericsson Xperia Arc S (LT18i)Sony Xperia acro HD (SO-03D)
RadioFM (RDS)FM (RDS)
TVNot supportedDigital TV
Video formatsMP4, H.263, H.264, WMVMP4, H.263, H.264, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, eAAC+, WMA, WAVMP3, eAAC+, WMA, WAV
ConnectivitySony Ericsson Xperia Arc S (LT18i)Sony Xperia acro HD (SO-03D)
USBMicroUSB 2.0MicroUSB 2.0
TV outputMicro HDMI Type DMicro HDMI Type D
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth2.1 + A2DP2.1 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
DLNASupportedSupported
NFCNot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTaggingA-GPS, GeoTagging
Infrared portNot supportedSupported
Other functionsSony Ericsson Xperia Arc S (LT18i)Sony Xperia acro HD (SO-03D)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTMLHTML, XHTML, HTML5
Java / Flash playerSupportedSupported
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Other features- 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
- Colors: Black, Aqua, Sakura, Ceramic
- 2GB microSD included
- Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine
- Sony xLOUD
- PlayNow
- 3D sweep panorama
- Video stabiliser
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySony Ericsson Xperia Arc S (LT18i)Sony Xperia acro HD (SO-03D)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Removable)
BA750
Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity1500 mAh1910 mAh
Charger, watts• Standard charging• Standard charging
Talk time autonomy457 minutes | 7.6 hours | 0.3 day540 minutes | 9 hours | 0.4 day
Standby27600 minutes | 460 hours | 19.2 days24600 minutes | 410 hours | 17.1 days
Radiation rateSony Ericsson Xperia Arc S (LT18i)Sony Xperia acro HD (SO-03D)
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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