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Sony Xperia arco S vs Sony Xperia SL

Top Ten Reasons for the

Sony Xperia arco S

Compared to Sony Xperia SL

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Marginally more battery power
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1910 mAh
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1750 mAh
9.14% more battery power
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Has an external memory slot
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Yes
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No
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.
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Is dustproof and water resistant
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Yes
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No
Dustproof / water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1m.
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Has continuous autofocus when recording movies
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Yes
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No
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
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Weather sealed
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Yes
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No
Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
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129
Significantly smaller semiconductor size
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28 nm
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45 nm
17 nm smaller semiconductor size. A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.
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Appreciably lower SAR for head (USA)
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1.05 W/kg
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1.31 W/kg
0.26 W/kg lower SAR for head (USA). SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) describes how much radio frequency energy emitted by the device will be absorbed by your body. The rate is measured at head level. The legal limit is 1.6 W/kg in the USA.
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72
Notably lower SAR for head (EU)
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1.1 W/kg
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1.3 W/kg
0.20 W/kg lower SAR for head (EU). SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) describes how much radio frequency energy emitted by the device will be absorbed by your body. The rate is measured at head level. The legal limit is 2.0 W/kg in the EU.
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Has touch autofocus
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Yes
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No
The autofocus is immediately set to the subject by just touching it on the touch screen.
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Modestly shorter
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126 mm
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128 mm
2 mm shorter

Sony Xperia arco S is better than Sony Xperia SL because...

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Top 18 Reasons for the

Sony Xperia SL

Compared to Sony Xperia arco S

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Faster CPU clock speed
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2 x 1.7 GHz
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2 x 1.5 GHz
13.33% faster CPU clock speed
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Marginally more megapixels (photo)
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12.1 MP
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12 MP
0.83% more megapixels (photo)
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332
Marginally lighter
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144 g
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147 g
3 g lighter
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324
Significantly more internal storage
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32 GB
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16 GB
16 GB more internal storage
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Thinner
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10.6 mm
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11.9 mm
1.30 mm thinner
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301
Has a dedicated camera button
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Yes
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No
A dedicated camera button allows you to take snapshots more easily.
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Has a radio
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Yes
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No
It works as an FM radio with included headsets
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Has a BSI sensor
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Yes
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No
A BSI (backside illuminated) sensor is a camera image sensor which captures better quality images in poor lighting conditions, and offers better overall sharpness and image quality.
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Significantly more microphone(s)
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2
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1
1 more microphone(s). More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
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A little bit faster uploads
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5.8 MBits/s
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5.76 MBits/s
0.69% faster uploads
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127
Has a video light
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Yes
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No
A video light helps when recording a movie in low-light situation like a party.
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Has a CMOS sensor
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Yes
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No
CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.
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Notably lower SAR for body (USA)
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0.6 W/kg
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0.8 W/kg
0.20 W/kg lower SAR for body (USA). SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) describes how much radio frequency energy emitted by the device will be absorbed by your body. The rate is measured at hip level. The legal limit is 1.6 W/kg in the USA.
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Has manual ISO
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Yes
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No
This allows to manually set the ISO level.
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Has manual white balance
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Yes
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No
With manual white balance you can choose the most accurate setting and avoid the green, blue or red hue which can occur in auto mode. You can also change the setting for artistic effect.
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Has 802.11n WiFi connection
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Yes
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No
802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.
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Narrower
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64 mm
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66 mm
2 mm narrower
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Less body volume
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86.8 cm³
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98.9 cm³
13.94% less body volume

Sony Xperia SL is better than Sony Xperia arco S because...

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