Sony Xperia arco S
Sony Xperia SL
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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
A little bit more battery power
9.14% more battery power
Has an external memory slot
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.
Is dustproof and water resistant
Dustproof / water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1m.
Has continuous autofocus when recording movies
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Appreciably smaller semiconductor size
17 nm smaller semiconductor size. A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.
Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
Vastly lower SAR for head (USA)
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.
Noticeably lower SAR for head (EU)
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.
Has touch autofocus
The autofocus is immediately set to the subject by just touching it on the touch screen.
A tad shorter
2 mm shorter
Sony Xperia arco S is better than Sony Xperia SL because...
Top 19 Reasons for the
Sony Xperia SL
Compared to Sony Xperia arco S
Faster CPU clock speed
2 x 1.7 GHz
2 x 1.5 GHz
13.33% faster CPU clock speed
Slightly more megapixels (photo)
0.83% more megapixels (photo)
Clearly more internal storage
16 GB more internal storage
Has a radio
It works as an FM radio with included headsets
1.30 mm thinner
Has a BSI sensor
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.
A little bit faster uploads
0.69% faster uploads
A tad lighter
3 g lighter
Significantly more microphone(s)
1 more microphone(s). More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
Clearly lower SAR for body (USA)
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.
Has a CMOS sensor
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.
Has a video light
A video light helps when recording a movie in low-light situation like a party.
Has manual ISO
This allows to manually set the ISO level.
Has 802.11n WiFi connection
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.
Has manual white balance
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.
Can create panoramas in-camera
It allows you to take multiple photos capturing different parts of the scene, and then joins them together into a single photo.
2 mm narrower
Less body volume
13.94% less body volume