I’m bringing a complete comparison between the Samsung Galaxy S2 and the Sony Xperia S. Analyze different aspects of both smartphones and try to figure out which is best.
Sony Xperia S vs Samsung Galaxy S2
Launched nearly a year apart, the Sony Xperia S and Galaxy S2 are not that different, but there is more that unites than the difference: both are emblematic androids with dual core processors and 4.3″ screens.
On the other hand, the Galaxy S2 is the flagship of Samsung, while the Xperia S is the best and brightest new device from Sony NXT series, so it seemed interesting to compare the two smartphones to see which was better.
Sony Xperia S
The Sony Xperia S has a 4.3 inch capacitive screen (720 x 1280 pixels) with a 720p resolution (342ppi), a dual core processor at 1.5GHz Scorpion, 1 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal memory (can not be extended), motor BRAVIA mobile phone and a 12 megapixel camera with autofocus and flash LED that can record video at 1080p, showing a significant advantage compared to most new phones with 12Mp camera.
In terms of connectivity, the Xperia S supports GSM 2G and 3G HSDPA, has facilities GPRS and EDGE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi Hotspot, DLNA, Bluetooth 2.1 and NFC. It also has a Li-ion 1750 mAh battery, has the following dimensions 128 x 64 x 10.6 mm and weighs 144 grams.
This smartphone running Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and will be updated to Ice Cream Sandwich.
Samsung Galaxy S2
Meanwhile, the Galaxy S2 has a Super AMOLED Plus 4.3 inch with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels and 217 dpi, dual-core processor Cortex-A9 to 1.2 GHz, 1 GB of RAM, 16GB or 32GB internal memory (expandable via SD cards) and 8 MP main camera with autofocus and LED flash capable of recording video at 1080p.
Regarding connectivity, the Galaxy S2 supports GSM 2G and 3G HSDPA, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 3.0 + HS and NFC (optional). It also has a Li-Ion 1650 mAh battery, has the following dimensions 125.3 x 66.1 x 8.5 mm and weighing only 126 grams.
This smartphone runs on Android 2.3 and will be updated shortly to Ice Cream Sandwich.
As we see, both smartphones have several similar features but also some differences that tip the balance for either side. Let us see in what respects each phone is better than the other.
Advantages of the Sony Xperia S on the Galaxy S2:
- 4.3-inch screen 720p (342ppi) versus 4.3-inch WVGA (217ppi)
- Camera of 12mp against 8MP
- Scorpion 1.5GHz processor against the Cortex-A9 CPU at 1.2GHz
- Standard output port microHDMI against MHL (requires HDMI adapter)
- GLONASS support plus A-GPS
- NFC technology is built and not optional as in the Galaxy S2
- 1750mAh battery against 1650mAh in Galaxy S2
- Sweep Panorama 3D and Multi Angle mode
Advantages of the Samsung Galaxy S2 on Sony Xperia S:
The screen has excellent SuperAMOLED Plus dark levels and better viewing angles and Memory expandable to 16GB or 32GB of internal memory compared to 32 GB fixed Xperia S.
- Thickness: 8.5mm vs 10.6mm
- Weight: 126gm versus 144 grams
- Bluetooth 3.0 + HS on Bluetooth 2.1
- Front camera 2MP vs 1.3MP front camera of the Xperia S
Since both phones have the other desirable characteristics, there is no clear winner, though of course each of us will have their choice based on issues that I value more.
Also noteworthy that although the Xperia S has some important advantages such as 12-megapixel camera or better CPU performance, it is a newer device that runs at an advantage.
Category: Android Phones