Comparison: Sony Xperia S vs Sony Xperia acro S

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Earlier this year, the Japanese company Sony launched a new solo stage and opened with the arrival of theSony Xperia S , which so far is considered as flagship of the brand. This is a smartphone very completein all respects. Its screen offers outstanding image quality thanks to the high concentration of pixels resolution. The camera boasts an Exmor R sensor of twelve megapixels , the same used in compact cameras of the brand, and has many functions. The performance is very smooth thanks to dual-core processor and has 32 GB of internal memory. It also has a very attractive and stylish design.

No doubt this is one of the best-equipped smartphones of the moment but Sony wanted to give a twist and recently presented the Sony Xperia acro S . This model would be the mini version of the Xperia S to have the IP67 certificate that ensures water resistance and dust ingress. Both share much of its sheetbut there are certain differences , we analyze in a comparative.

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Design and Display

Speaking of differences, the design is one of them. The Sony Xperia S has a very elegant and simple appearance with sharp corners that stands out above all by the transparent strip beneath the screen.Besides giving a touch of class, this piece holds the antenna and lights when no pending notifications. This model has a fairly large size, almost like that of his opponent, but is slightly thinner . For its part, Sony Xperia acro S has a similar design but lacks the transparent band. Another of their differences are thecolors available, the Xperia S is white or black and the  Sony Xperia acro S is available also in pink fuchsia.

The peculiarity of the  Sony Xperia acro S is that it has the IP67 certification. This means that the terminal can be submerged in water a meter deep for up to 30 minutes. In addition the housing is protected at the entrance of dust in the circuits so you do not have to worry so much about the integrity of the terminal. The Sony Xperia S does not have this advantage and will have to be more careful.

Dead heat in the section of the screen . Both feature an 4.3-inch panel that develops a resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels. addition, its concentration is very high pixel – 342 points per inch – even more than the screen of the iPhone Retina 4 and 4S. How could it be otherwise, the display of these two models is covered by a sheet of glass resistant to bumps and scratches.

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At first we said that the datasheet of these phones is very similar, which is evident in the section of the connections, both physical and wireless. Access to Internet will be done through 3G networks (14.4 Mbps download speed) or Wi-Fi high speed. In addition both allow create a hotspot Wi-Fi (tethering system or Wi-Fi Hotspot) and are compatible with standard DLNA -to display multimedia content on other compatible devices. Could not miss the port wireless Bluetooth antenna and GPS to find directions. To end the wireless connection is also included an NFC chip, this technology allows, among other things, to make mobile payments like a credit card.

Physical connections are also the same for these two models. This is the MicroUSB port 2.0, which also allows output to launch a high definition (HDMI), and the audio jack of 3.5 mm for speakers or headphones.

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Camera and Multimedia

Again there is a tie again in relation to the camera. Both have a resolution of twelve megapixels and thesensor is of type Exmor R which has a backlight system to avail more light also is very bright lens (f/2.4) and help make the images have higher quality and sharpness even in low light conditions are favorable. Some of the features that come with the camera of these models are the Flash LED, systemauto focus, face detection, geo-tagging, stabilizer image and the 3D sweep panorama (though these images may only be viewed on a compatible monitor , not the mobile). Also filming at FullHD resolutionand have a 1.3 megapixel secondary camera also records video in HD720p resolution.

The media compatibility with different formats is a crucial point in a smartphone. In this case the tworeproduce without problems most file types used in mobile devices. They also have various systems of the brand as xLoud (to improve the sound) and TrackID , which recognizes songs and provides title information or the interpreter. Finally equipped with a tuner FM radio system with RDS .

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Processor, memory and operating system

The processor of these models has an architecture of dual-core and operates at a frequency of 1.5 GHz. It comes with one GB of RAM to ensure a smooth and fluid with no breaks or slowdowns.

So far the  Sony Xperia acro S and S Xperia Sony have agreed on almost all sections analyzed but not so with the internal memory. The  Sony Xperia S comes with 32 GB capacity but does not allow memory expansion with MicroSD cards. The Sony Xperia acro S yes it has MicroSD slot but its internal storage capacity is less, namely eleven GB

Again, the two match in the operating system. This is Android , the mobile platform from Google that is included in the smartphones of the brand. The Sony Xperia acro S will come standard with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and is expected to be on sale in August . The Sony Xperia S came with Android 2.3 but has begun to upgrade to the latest delivery has numerous advantages.

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Autonomy and price

The section of the battery is often a problem with most smartphones , the time of independence can be greatly reduced depending on how we use the device. The Sony Xperia S carries a 1,750-milliamp battery , and according to the manufacturer, will hold eight and a half in use and up to 420 hours standby. Being a so-called off-road mobile, the  Sony Xperia acro S comes with a larger battery of1,910 milliamps – and is therefore thicker. However, it is somewhat confusing that, although their capacity is increased, the runtime is less . In particular may be on for 290 hours at rest and 7:10 hours in use.

The price of the Sony Xperia S, according to the website of Sony , is $ 500 in free format . The Sony Xperia acro S still is not for sale and the company has not confirmed the price, but is considering the possibility that it costs around 600 euros.

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As we advanced at the entrance, compared the two terminals are virtually identical in most sections of the sheet. They both have a 4.3 inch screen, the same connections, dual core processor twelve megapixel camera. The difference is most noticeable with the water resistance of the Sony Xperia acro S , which is perfect for more adventurous users or simply do not want to have to be worrying at all times that the phone is not damaged. This will be the turning point when opting for one or the other. also differ in the internal memory and battery capacity, although this is not a huge difference. Another point to consider is the price at the moment it is not known how much the  Sony Xperia acro S but it seems tobe more expensive than your opponent.

Comparative Overview

Sony Xperia S Sony Xperia acro S
Screen Capacitive multi-touch screen 
4.3 inches TFT 
1280 x 720 pixels, 
342 ppi 
Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine 
16 million colors 
Print antirotura on scratch-resistant glass
4.3 inch TFT 
1280 x 720 pixels, 
342 ppi 
16 million color 
screen muti 
capacitive touch screen QWERTY keyboard 
Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA ® Engine 
resistant glass, antireflection
Weight and dimensions 128 x 64 x 10.6 mm 
144 grams (battery included)
126 x 66 x 11.9 mm 
147 grams 
Certification IP67 (resistant to dust and water)
Processor Dual core processor to 1.5 GHz Dual core processor 1.5 GHz
RAM 1 Gb 1 Gb
Internal Memory 32 GB 11 GB + 32 GB microSD
Operating System Gingerbread Android 2.3 (upgradeable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich) Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Camera and Multimedia Camera 12 megapixel 
Exmor CMOS sensor Sony 
LED Flash 
Auto Focus 
16x digital zoom 
Aperture f/2.4 
FullHD 1080p video recording 
Sweep Panorama 3D 
Detection and Face Recognition 
Image stabilizer 
Red-eye reduction 
Scene Recognition 
Self Timer 
Video Recording HD (1080) 
Front camera (1.3 MP 720p) Playing music, video and photo 
formats supported: MP3, eAAC +, WMA, WAV, MP4, H.263, H.264, WMV 
3D Surround Sound 
Services PlayNow 
TrackID music recognition 
xLoud Experience 
Adobe Flash 
Media to upload content Google 
Certified PlayStation 
FM radio with RDS 
Sony Entertainment Network
12.1 megapixel camera 
Exmor R CMOS Sensor Sony 
Lens Aperture: f/2.4 
LED Flash 
Auto Focus 
Digital zoom of 16 increases 
recording HD video (1080p) 
3D Sweep Panorama function 
Second Front camera 1.3 megapixels ( 720p) playback music, video and photo 
formats supported: MP3, 3GPP, MP4, SMF, WAV, Ogg OTA and 
FM Radio with RDS 
TrackID music recognition 
xLoud Experience: Sony audio filter 
integrated with Twitter Timescape 
integrated Xperia Facebook 2.0 
Sony Network entertaintment 
3D Surround Sound 
Clear Stereo Clear Bass and 
Adobe Flash Video accelerated 
motion Games
Connectivity UMTS HSPA 850/900/1900/2100 
GSM GPRS / EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 
3G (HSDPA 14.4 Mbps / HSUPA 5.76 Mbps) 
Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n 
Wi-Fi Hotspot. 
Bluetooth Technology 
Audio 3.5 mm 
Support HDMI 
2.0 USB Micro 
USB 2.0 support 
Digital compass 
Proximity sensor 
Ambient light detector
GPRS / EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 
HSPA 900, 2100 
3G (HSUPA 5.76 Mbps / 14.4 Mbps HSPA) 
Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n 
Wi-Fi Hotspot 
Bluetooth Technology 
USB 2.0 Hi- speed Micro USB 
Output 3.5 millimeter headphone jack 
Digital compass 
Autonomy Battery of 1,750 mAh 

Standby: 420 hours
Conversation: 8:30 am
Music: 25 hours
Lithium ion battery 1,910 milliamperes 

Standby: 290 hours
Conversation: 7:10 hours
Music: 23 hours

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