97points

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

21points

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S

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Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus vs Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S

Why is Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus better than Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S?

  • Has branded damage resistant glass
  • Is dustproof and water resistant
  • 0.2mm thinner
    8.5mmvs8.7mm
  • Has stereo speakers
  • Has built-in optical image stabilization
  • Wireless charging
  • Has NFC
  • Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection

Why is Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S better than Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus?

  • Every pixel has three subpixels
  • 72g lighter
    117gvs189g
  • Has a removable battery
  • Has a radio
  • 10.8mm narrower
    63mmvs73.8mm
  • 33.1mm shorter
    125mmvs158.1mm
  • 30.92% less body volume
    68.51cm³vs99.17612999999999cm³
  • Has a HDMI output

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Design

1.weight

189g

117g

Best

Palm Phone

62.5g

2.Is dustproof and water resistant
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S

Dustproof/water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1 meter.

3.thickness

8.5mm

8.7mm

Best

Asus Zenfone AR 64GB

4.6mm

4.width

73.8mm

63mm

Best

Vertu Signature for Bentley

42mm

5.Weather sealed
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

6.height

158.1mm

125mm

Best

Motorola FlipOut

67mm

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Display

1.pixel density

529ppi

233ppi

Best

Sony Xperia H8541

847ppi

2.screen size

6.2"

4.2"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.

Best

Huawei Mate 20 X

7.2"

3.resolution

1440 x 2960px

480 x 854px

Best

Sony Xperia H8541

2160 x 4320px

4.has branded damage resistant glass
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S

Damage resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.

5.every pixel has three subpixels
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S

The device has a display with three full subpixels per pixel, resulting in a sharp and crisp picture. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.

6.has an IPS screen
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S

IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of normal TFTs TN-matrices: relatively slow response times, small viewing angles and low quality color reproduction.

For example

ZTE Nubia Red Magic Mars (64GB / 6GB RAM)

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Performance

1.CPU speed

4 x 2.9GHz & 4 x 1.9GHz (Samsung Exynos 9810)

1 x 1.4GHz

Best

Meizu Pro 7 Plus 64GB

10 x 2.6GHz

2.RAM

6GB

0.5GB

Best

ZTE Nubia Red Magic Mars

10GB

3.has an external memory slot
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S

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.

4.internal storage

256GB

0.3GB

Best

Smartisan Nut R1

1024GB

5.semiconductor size

10nm (Samsung Exynos 9810)

45nm

A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.

Best

Huawei Mate 20 X

7nm

6.Has integrated LTE
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S

The system on a chip (SoC) has an integrated LTE cellular chip. LTE is capable of downloading at faster speeds than older, 3G technology.

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Cameras

1.megapixels

12MP & 12MP

8MP

Best

Huawei Mate 20 X

40 & 20 & 8MP

2.has built-in optical image stabilization
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.

3.video recording (main camera)

2160 x 60fps

720 x 30fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.

Best

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1080 x 120fps

4.Has a dual-tone LED flash
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S

A dual-tone flash has LED lights with different color temperatures, delivering a better color balance to photos and videos.

5.has a BSI sensor
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S

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.

6.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

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Audio

1.has stereo speakers
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

2.has a radio
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S

It works as an FM radio with included headsets

3.number of microphones

2

2

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Motorola Moto Z3

4

4.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

5.has dedicated media keys
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S

The music player can be blindly used.

For example

ZTE Nubia X

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Battery

1.battery power

3500mAh

1500mAh

Best

Energizer Power Max P16K Pro

16000mAh

2.has a removable battery
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

3.wireless charging
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

4.Has an ultra power save mode
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S

The device can save battery by using just a black-and-white screen with a few basic icons. This means even with a small amount of battery, you can keep the device running for a long time.

For example

Oppo A7

5.has a rechargeable battery
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

6.has a battery level indicator
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

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Features

1.download speed

1200MBits/s

14.4MBits/s

Best

ZTE Nubia Red Magic Mars (64GB / 6GB RAM)

1200MBits/s

2.has NFC
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S

NFC (near field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.

3.Is DLNA certified
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S

All DLNA certified products are compatible with one another. When different devices are connected to the same network, data can be transferred easily between them.

4.Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S

802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.

5.Has a fingerprint scanner
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S

The device has a fingerprint scanner which identifies the user.

6.Bluetooth version

5

2.1

Best

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

5.1

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Miscellaneous

1.Has a built-in FM transmitter
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S

Built-in FM transmitter allows you to wirelessly stream music from your device to any radio, e.g. in your car, at a predefined frequency.

For example

T-Mobile Doubleshot

2.has a 24p cinema mode
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S

24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.

For example

Coolpad Quattro 4G

3.Is a system camera
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S

A system camera has lots of changeable parts such as lenses, flashes and other accessories. They offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.

For example

Coolpad Quattro 4G

4.has a dedicated Facebook key
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S

Whenever the Facebook key lights up contents can be quickly shared by pressing it.

For example

HTC Cha Cha

5.supports AVCHD format
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S

AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. It's a standard popular among professional cameras and camcorders.

For example

Coolpad Quattro 4G

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