Sony Ericsson continues to extend its Xperia range with the release of new Xperia smartphone in India called the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc. Xperia has been a favored choice of many Sony Ericsson fans with the earlier version having a very good run. Smartphone market in India is however getting really very competitive. LG Optimus 2xseems to be the top competitor for Sony Ericsson Arc at the moment which promises to be one real good LG Smartphone in India. This Post discusses in brief the mobile phone comparison of Xperia Arc vs Optimus 2X
Looks and Display:
Both phones are looking to keep up with the modern traditions of slim design with a bigger screen. Xperia Arc has a 4.2 inch TFT capacitive touch screen with LED back light. Optimus 2x has 4.0 inch capacitive TFT touch screen but doesn’t feature the LED backlight. Optimus 2x has a very simple look while Xperia Arc looks more stylish and light, weighing 117g compared to 139g of Optimus 2x.
Both phones use the Android OS with Xperia having the latest v2.3 (Gingerbread) and Optimus has v2.2 (Froyo) upgradeable to Gingerbread, so nothing much to choose from but Arc surely has a slight advantage.
LG Optimus 2x is clearly ahead on the processor race being the first phone that uses a Dual Core processor. It is 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 type with ULP GeForce GPU. Xperia Arc has the second generation Single Core 1 GHz Scorpion processor with Adreno 205 GPU. The performance difference can be clearly noticed when playing HD video with Optimus playing up to 1080p compared to Arc which plays only up to 720p video.
Both Android smart phones go head to head with there 8MP cameras, 3264×2448 pixels, autofocus, and LED flash features. The Exmor R technology from Sony Ericsson enables Xperia Arc to produce more detailed images and perform better in low light conditions compared to Optimus 2x. Optimus 2x on the other hand also supports video calling with a 1.3MP front facing camera and record 1080p HD video compared to 720p of Xperia Arc.
Optimus 2x once again has a clear edge when it comes to the storing capacity. Both phones have 512MB of RAM but Optimus has an Internal Memory of 8GB compared to just 320MB of Xperia Arc. Storage capacity can further be increased with SD card supportive up to 32GB in both the phones.
Optimus 2X has Video Calling, It is missing in Arc
Arc has the latest Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS
Both the smart phones are an excellent choice. If it’s the looks that matter to you than surely Xperia Arc is the one you would prefer but if you are looking for a more power full device than the obvious choice would be LG Optimus 2x with its dual core processor. My Vote Goes for LG Optimus 2X.