Decided to purchase a smartphone from Sony Ericsson? Don’t know what choosing between Xperia Arc or Xperia Neo? We’ll give you a hand by comparing these two upcoming Android phones, in order to make you choice easier.
First off, we’ll start with the design, which helps us making an impression about the devices. You probably recognized Sony Ericsson’s style, both featuring a form fitting that reminds of the original Xperia X10 but with substantial improvements. They are more elegant, modern and good looking. For sure, Xperia Arc succeeds to distinguish itself from the Xperia Neo with its innovative look, super slim and attractive. If we take a closer look at their dimensions, we notice the differences; the Xperia Arc is taller with 125mm to 117mm and also slimmer with only 8.77 to Neo’s 13mm.
Going on to the display, Xperia Arc has another advantage. It comes with a larger 4.2-inch “reality display” with a Mobile BRAVIA Engine to deliver extremely bright and clear, while Xperia Neo includes a smaller 3.7-inch screen with the same Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine technology. Both handsets have the same resolution of 480 x 854 pixels.
Interested about the camera? Xperia Arc doesn’t dissapoint us once again, featuring a rear 8.1MP camera with autofocus, LED flash with HD video capabilities up to 720p and other useful features such as: video calling, touch focus, geo-tagging, face and smile detection. Same camera specs are find on the Xperia Neo, with the only difference that the Neo includes a front facing camera of 0.3MP.
As for the processor, both phones come with 1GHz Scorpion processor MSM8255 Snapdragon. Regarding the memory, Xperia Arc has 512MB RAM inside, while Xperia Neo only 320MB. The storage part is similar for Xperia Arc and Neo too; both include 8GB expandable up to 32GB with a microSD slot.
The software category is widely important for any smartphones buyer. No difference between the phones. Both run on the latest version of Android 2.3 Gingerbread with Timescape UI that we saw on the Xperia X10. When it comes to the connectivity part, they feature Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot and, something you would probably be interested; the HDMI port.
So, what phone you should choose? There is no doubt that the Xperia Arc beats the Neo with its original and innovative design, a larger display that most of buyers will gravitate toward it. On the other side, the Xperia Neo offers the better value for money. Yet, you get most of the best features plus the front-facing camera as bonus (for those as need it). If you’re more interested about the design of your future phone, the Xperia Arc is definitely the one. Looking for a powerful handset with great specs and a reasonable appearance? Pick the Xperia Neo. It’s your final decision.