Here are two hot phones for comparison; Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S and Samsung Omnia W. The phones are from two different OS platforms, Google Android Gingerbread and Microsoft Windows Phone respectively. In fact, Xperia Arc S is an upgrade to Xperia Arc of April 2011. The reworked Sony Ericsson phone features a 1.4GHz single-core processor and Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread. Samsung Omnia W, on the other hand, is one of the first smartphones on the much-hyped Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, the most recent version of the mobile OS from Microsoft. Go through the article to see a detailed comparison between Xperia Arc S and Omnia W under some common parameters.
Size and weight
Xperia Arc S comes with the dimensions of 125.0 x 63.0 x 8.7 mm and a weight of 117 grams. It has a very sleek design and wonderful look. Samsung Omnia W, at the same time, has the dimensions of 115.6 x 58.8 x 10.9 mm and it weighs rather light at 115.3 grams.
Winner: Samsung Omnia W.
Omnia W, definitely being a Samsung smartphone, has a 3.7-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels at 252 ppi. The display offers multi-touch input method, accelerometer, proximity sensor and gyro sensor. Xperia Ars sports a large 4.5-inch color TFT display with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels at 216.
Winner: Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S.
It is the point where Omnia W and Xperia Arc S differ each other. Omnia W is a phone on Microsoft’s WP7.5 Mango. The new version of Windows Phone is launched by Microsoft so as to raise competition to Google Android and Apple iOS. It has several amazing features like tile based home screen, Internet Explorer 9, Zune media player and many others. Meanwhile, Xperia Arc S is an Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread smartphone. It is not sure whether it will be updated to the latest version of the software, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Winner: Samsung Omnia W. It has the more advanced WP7.5 Mango. Mango’s Android challenger, Ice Cream Sandwich is not on Xperia Arc S.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia phone has an internal storage of 1GB and it features a microSD that can support up to 32GB. Meanwhile, Omnia W has an 8GB internal memory, but no microSD slot. Both devices run on 512MB of RAM.
Winner: Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S.
Omnia mounts a 5-megapixel camera at a resolution of 2592 x 1944 pixels. It has autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, image stabilization and [email protected] video capturing as major features. The device has a VGA camera in the front panel for video chatting.
Xperia Arc S carries an 8.1-megapixel camera in the back panel. It can capture High Definition video at 720p. You have LED flash, image stabilizer, 16x digital zoom, touch focus, red eye detection, face detection and many other features on the camera.
Winner: Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc 4
You have GPRS, EDGE, 3G – HSDPA, 14.4 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 2.1 Bluetooth with A2DP and microUSB v2.0 on Omnia W. On other hand, Xperia Arc S is rich with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, HDMI, ANT+ technology, microUSB and many other current features.
Winner: Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S
Sony Ericsson has just upgraded its Xperia Arc to Xperia Arc S. The company might be aiming at the costumers, who want an Xperia Arc with a better processor and updated Android version. But the case is different with Samsung Omnia W. It is to become one of the first smartphones on Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7.5 Mango. Samsung might be eying at the costumers, who look for a change from Android and iOS to WP7.5 Mango, a new competitor in smartphone market.
Winner: Samsung Omnia W. It has a more flourished target audience.
Both Omnia W and Xperia Arc S have numerous outstanding features. The phones, however, are entirely different with their operating systems. As far as software is taken into account, Omnia W wins over its Sony Ericsson competitor, because it has Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, the most advanced version of Windows Phone ever. But if hardware specs are considered, Xperia Arc S ruthlessly dominates Omnia W with better camera, processor, screen and many others.