PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Xperia SP vs Xperia arc S


Processing power and speed

BrowserMark and Sunspider 0.9.1


3D and 2D graphics

AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Talk time (3G), Standby time (3G) and Standby time


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Sony Xperia SP 

PhoneRocket recommends the Sony Xperia SP  based on its performance and battery life.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Xperia SP vs Ericsson Xperia arc S

SunSpider 0.9.1 Web browser and javascript performance

Xperia SP
1,098 ms
Xperia arc S
2,541 ms

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

Xperia SP
Xperia arc S

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Sony Xperia SP

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Significantly faster web browser 2,263 vs 1,580 Around 45% better BrowserMark score
Supports NFC Yes vs No Somewhat common; Enables payment by phone and other wireless communications
Much better theoretical download speed 100 Mb/s vs 0.38 Mb/s Around 260.5x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Is 4G Yes vs No Somewhat common; Supports the fastest, most reliable networks
Longer standby time (3G) 42,336 min vs 27,648 min Around 55% longer standby time (3G)
Longer standby time 41,760 min vs 27,648 min More than 50% longer standby time
Sharper screen 319 ppi vs 233 ppi More than 35% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Faster processor 1.7 GHz vs 1.4 GHz More than 20% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
More cores Dual core vs Single core Twice as many cores; each additional core lets your phone do more without visible UI slowdowns and jerkiness
Bigger screen 4.6" vs 4.2" Around 10% bigger screen
Higher resolution 1280 x 720 vs 854 x 480 Around 2.2x higher resolution
Front view of Sony Ericsson Xperia arc S

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Significantly lighter 117 g vs 155 g Around 25% lighter
Thinner 8.7 mm vs 10 mm Around 15% thinner

Reviews Word on the street

Xperia SP  vs Ericsson Xperia arc S 

1080p video captured using the main camera is of average quality at best, but at least it runs smoothly at 30 frames per second.
Xperia SP

The 720p video isn't amazing in terms of picture quality.
Xperia arc S


8.2 Out of 10
8.2 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Xperia SP  vs
Ericsson Xperia arc S 
Size 4.6" 4.2"
Resolution 1280 x 720 854 x 480
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 319 ppi 233 ppi


Clock speed 1.7 GHz 1.4 GHz
Number of cores Dual core Single core
RAM 1 GB 0.5 GB
Internal storage 8 GB 1 GB
Supported card formats

photo & video

Camera 8 MP 8.1 MP
Resolution 8 MP 8.1 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1280 x 720 @ Unknown


Generation 4G 3G
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE (100 Mb/s)
HSPA (unspecified)
HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)


Talk time (3G) 793.8 min 456.6 min
Standby time 41,760 min 27,648 min
Standby time (3G) 42,336 min 27,648 min

form factor

Xperia SP  vs
Ericsson Xperia arc S 
Weight 155 g 117 g
Thickness 10 mm 8.7 mm
Size 67.1 x 130.6 x 10 mm 63 x 125 x 8.7 mm


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes


Supports FM radio Yes Yes


Operating system Android 4.3 Android 4.0
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market Android Market
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 850,000 apps


Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes No
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth
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