Xperia arc S VS Beam

The Sony Ericsson Xperia arc S has better specifications than the Samsung Beam

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Sony Ericsson Xperia arc S VS Samsung Beam

 
Xperia arc S Beam
 
The Sony Ericsson Xperia arc S and the Samsung Beam are proportionally scaled to give you an idea how they size up against each other. Bellow, we have compared specifications of the two devices to give our take on which device scores higher based on key features available.

Score

Thinner
2
The Xperia arc S is thinner at 8.7mm
0
The Beam is thicker at 14.9mm
Smaller Size (CC)
2
The Xperia arc S has a smaller cubic volume of 1070507.8125
0
The Beam has a greater cubic volume of 1712429.0625
Less Weight
2
The Xperia arc S lighter at 117 grams
0
The Beam heavier at 156 grams
Screen Viewability
2
The Xperia arc S features a bigger 4.2" display
0
The Beam features a smaller 3.7" display
Pixel Density
0
The Xperia arc S has lower pixel density at 233 ppi
2
The Beam has a higher pixel density at 252 ppi
Newer
1
The Xperia arc S is newer and was released on 08/2011
0
The Beam is older and was released on 02/2010
Standby Time
0
The Xperia arc S can last less around 430 hours
1
The Beam can last more around 630 hours
Talk Time
0
The Xperia arc S can last less around 7 hours
2
The Beam can last more around 14 hours
Camera
1
The Beam has a 8mp camera
1
The Beam has a 8mp camera
Total Points
10 6
Total Score
63% 38%
Why this score
We have compared the most important features of the Sony Ericsson Xperia arc S and the Samsung Beam to give a non-biased opinion on which phone stacks better, and based on our results the Sony Ericsson Xperia arc S has better specifications than the Samsung Beam, it is safe to say that because there are significant differences we recommend the Sony Ericsson Xperia arc S. Note that the Xperia arc S has 512 MB internal storage compared to 16GB internal storage found in the Beam currently we are not scoring internal memory, processor number and speed and those should also be taken into consideration if you are interested in the Sony Ericsson Xperia arc S or the Samsung Beam

Availability

Announced on
August 2011 February 2010
Available
October 2011 July 2010

Battery

Capacity
1500 mAh 1800 mAh
Standby Time
430 hours 630 hours
Talk Time
7 hours 14 hours
Type
Lithium Polymer Lithium Ion

CPU

Speed
1.4GHz 720MHz
Type
Qualcomm MSM8255T -

Camera

Main
8mp (3264x2448) 8mp (3264x2448)
Secondary
YES 640x480
Video
720p 720p

Connectivity & Data

Bluetooth
2.1 (A2DP) v3.0 A2DP
EDGE
YES Class 12
GPRS
YES Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 - 48 kbps
GPS
yes, and GLONASS YES
HSCSD
HSDPA, 14.4 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps HSDPA 7.2 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
USB
2.0 microUSB microUSB v2.0
Wireless
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n; DLNA Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA

Display

Colors
16.8 million 16.8 million
Resolution
480x854 pixels 480x800 pixels
Size
4.2 inches 3.7 inches
Type
TFT capacitive touchscreen Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen

General

2G Network
GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900 GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900
3G Network
HSDPA 900, 2100 HSDPA 900, 1900, 2100
Alias
LT18i, LT18a i8520, Halo, Galaxy Beam
Form Factor
Slate Slate
Price Range
$500+ $300-$500

Memory

Call record
- YES
Card Slot
microSD, up to 32 GB, 8GB included microSD, up to 32GB
Internal
512 MB 16GB
Phonebook
- Unlimited entries
Ram
512MB 384MB

Operating System

Type
Android Android
Version
2.3.4 2.1

Other Features

Misc Features
- Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant, 800x480 ...
Web Browser
- WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML

Size and Weight

Depth
8.7 mm (0.34 inches) 14.9 mm (0.58 inches)
Height
125.0 mm (4.88 inches) 123.0 mm (4.80 inches)
Weight
117 grams (4.1 ounces) 156 grams (5.5 ounces)
Width
63.0 mm (2.46 inches) 59.8 mm (2.33 inches)