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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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Somewhat more battery power
Comment
1910 mAh
vs
1750 mAh
9.14% more battery power
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735
Has an external memory slot
Comment
Yes
vs
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
Comment
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
Comment
Yes
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No
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
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Weather sealed
Comment
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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Vastly smaller semiconductor size
Comment
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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Clearly lower SAR for head (USA)
Comment
1.05 W/kg
vs
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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Substantially lower SAR for head (EU)
Comment
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
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The autofocus is immediately set to the subject by just touching it on the touch screen.
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A little shorter
Comment
126 mm
vs
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
Comment
2 x 1.7 GHz
vs
2 x 1.5 GHz
13.33% faster CPU clock speed
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A tad more megapixels (photo)
Comment
12.1 MP
vs
12 MP
0.83% more megapixels (photo)
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349
A tad lighter
Comment
144 g
vs
147 g
3 g lighter
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333
Considerably more internal storage
Comment
32 GB
vs
16 GB
16 GB more internal storage
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Thinner
Comment
10.6 mm
vs
11.9 mm
1.30 mm thinner
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305
Has a dedicated camera button
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A dedicated camera button allows you to take snapshots more easily.
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Has a radio
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It works as an FM radio with included headsets
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Has a BSI sensor
Comment
Yes
vs
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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Measurably more microphone(s)
Comment
2
vs
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 bit faster uploads
Comment
5.8 MBits/s
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5.76 MBits/s
0.69% faster uploads
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Has a video light
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A video light helps when recording a movie in low-light situation like a party.
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Has a CMOS sensor
Comment
Yes
vs
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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Clearly lower SAR for body (USA)
Comment
0.6 W/kg
vs
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
Comment
Yes
vs
No
This allows to manually set the ISO level.
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Has manual white balance
Comment
Yes
vs
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
Comment
Yes
vs
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
Comment
64 mm
vs
66 mm
2 mm narrower
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Less body volume
Comment
86.8 cm³
vs
98.9 cm³
13.94% less body volume

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

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