PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Xperia SP vs Xperia arc S

Performance

Processing power and speed

BrowserMark and Sunspider 0.9.1

Graphics

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

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Reviews from gsmarena.com, techradar.com, phonearena.com and pocket-lint.com

PhoneRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

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Sony Xperia SP 

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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
In HTML5 BrowserMark 2 and Vellamo tests, the Xperia SP did very well, once again likely due to the Chrome browser's most recent optimizations.
Xperia SP | by GSM Arena (Apr, 2013)

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

Xperia SP
2,263
Xperia arc S
1,580

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Sony Xperia SP

Reasons to consider the
Sony Xperia SP

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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
Is 4G Yes vs No Somewhat common; Supports the fastest, most reliable networks
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
Longer talk time (3G) 793.8 min vs 456.6 min Around 75% longer talk time (3G); go days without charging
Sharper screen 319 ppi vs 233 ppi More than 35% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Higher resolution 1280 x 720 vs 854 x 480 Around 2.2x higher resolution
Faster processor 1.7 GHz vs 1.4 GHz More than 20% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Records higher def video 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps vs 1280 x 720 @ Unknown 67.5x higher def video
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
Longer standby time 41,760 min vs 27,648 min More than 50% longer standby time
Store more stuff 8 GB vs 1 GB 8x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Longer standby time (3G) 42,336 min vs 27,648 min Around 55% longer standby time (3G)
Front view of Sony Ericsson Xperia arc S

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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 

8.0
8.0
The smartphone is always responsive and performs nearly flawlessly when handling even heavy tasks, while even the most intensive 3D games run at excellent framerates.
Xperia SP

8.0
9.0
The 720p video isn't amazing in terms of picture quality.
Xperia arc S

Overall

8.2 Out of 10
8.2 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

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

hardware

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
microSD
SDHC
SD

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

cellular

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

battery

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

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio Yes Yes

software

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

connectivity

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