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Nokia N9 vs. Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc, what you need to know

Nokia N9 vs Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc

Nokia is world’s largest brand producing mobile phones of good quality. Sony has entered into manufacture of mobiles later but is able to make its mark on the mobile lovers. Both of these brands are leading the mobile market. Now a day’s, these have entered into production of smart phones competing each other with unbelievable features. They both have launched new smart phone for mobile freaks in the year 2011. Let us take an overlook about the newly launched smart phones from Nokia and Sony Ericsson.

The challenge:

Nokia n9 was introduced by Nokia in June 2011. Sony ericsson xperia arc s was introduced in early September 2011. These both phones are very appealing and almost similar in features except that xperia is based on android platform and n9 is based on meego platform. Coming to weight Sony Xperia arc S is lighter than Nokia N9. Xperia arc weighs only 117 grams while the Nokia n9 weighs 135 grams.

Screen size:

Sony Ericsson xperia arc S has 4.1 inches wide touchscreen with resolution of 480 x854 pixels, this overcomes nokia. Nokia has 3.9 inches touchscreen with same resolution. Nokia N9 has 251 PPI and Sony Ericsson Xperia arc s has 219 PPI. It suggests that Nokia is having 10% more crisper display of texts, images and Videos.


Software in Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc s is ginger bread Android 2.3 version with 1.4 Ghz single corer processor. And MeeGo Nokia n9 uses single core processor with ARM cortex support 1 GHz. And moreover Android software market is there is Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S which makes easy to download games and add programs to your phone. Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S provide user friendly interface by allowing multi apps run at same time. This means you can use your apps while talking on Skype.


The price of Nokia N9 is 32368{INR} or 627{USD} and the price of Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S is 27984{INR} or 621{USD} .Hence Sony Xperia is little cheap in this case.


Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S and Nokia N9 have camera of 8 mega pixel. And these both have [email protected] f HD video recording .There is also a front camera for these two stylish phones. LED flash is also equipped in both of these phones. But Xperia with only one camera can also take 3D images. This is not possible with any other smart phone.

Target audience:

Nokia N9 comes with 16 Gb or 32 Gb as internal memory where as Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S come with only 512 Mb internal memory. There is no memory card slot for Nokia N9 where as in Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S there is expandable memory up to 32 GB.

Nokia N9 is supported by 2G and 3G networks. It has 3G network HSDPA {14.4 mbps}. Where as Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S which also supports 2G and 3G networks has 3G networks HSDPA {7.2 mbps} it means Nokia N9 has data transfer ability twice that of Sony Xperia arc. This is most appealing feature of Nokia N9.

The dimensions of Sony Experia Arc S are 125 x 63 x 8.7 mm and of Nokia N9 is 116.5 x 61.2 x 12.1 mm. So Xperia arc S has wider screen. While coming to Accessories Nokia N9 comes with 3.5 mm jack with Dolby sound enhancement which is not found in Sony Xperia Arc S. Hence the sound quality of Nokia is better than that of Sony. Both have Wi-Fi technology included in them. And also WI-FI hot spot feature is available.

Nokia has more battery life of 11 hours for 2G and 7 hours for 3G while Sony is lacking is battery life. It has only 7 hours for 2G and 3G. The music player battery life is up to 50 hours for Nokia N9. But in Sony Ericsson Arc S it is only 36 hours. This is one of the drawbacks of Xperia Arc S. Nokia N9 is available in only 3 colors Black, Cyan, Magenta. Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S is available in many colors such as Pure White, Midnight Blue, Misty Silver, Gloss Black, Sakura Pink.

Nokia N9 provides ovi maps which are useful in navigation. These are not available in Sony Xperia Arc S. While the Android market app provided in Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S enables to stream through different markets to buy stocks, products, download games, music and also add programs to your smart phone.


These both phones provide many features yet there are some key features one should look up to before buying a smart phone. Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S: If you want a cool smart phone with a lot of apps and provides you with best price in the market you can go for this phone. It is well designed for youth. Nokia N9: This is another phone which provides some of the cool apps with maps and navigation enabled. Price is a little higher yet the quality of the phone is greater.

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