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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
|Sony Xperia S||Sony Xperia acro S|
|Screen||Capacitive multi-touch screen
4.3 inches TFT
1280 x 720 pixels,
Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine
16 million colors
Print antirotura on scratch-resistant glass
|4.3 inch TFT
1280 x 720 pixels,
16 million color
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
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
16x digital zoom
FullHD 1080p video recording
Sweep Panorama 3D
Detection and Face Recognition
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
TrackID music recognition
Media to upload content Google
FM radio with RDS
Sony Entertainment Network
|12.1 megapixel camera
Exmor R CMOS Sensor Sony
Lens Aperture: f/2.4
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
|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
Audio 3.5 mm
2.0 USB Micro
USB 2.0 support
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
USB 2.0 Hi- speed Micro USB
Output 3.5 millimeter headphone jack
|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