We are all lucky to have witnessed the release of the Sony only brand handset the Sony Xperia S this year. We are also all lucky to have been graced with one of the most powerful and best-selling smartphone to date, and I am talking about the Samsung Galaxy S2. In this article, we will try to pit two of these handsets against each other. In short, I will try to compare them and tell you why they both deserve your attention. Read on!
Let us now talk about their displays. Let us start with the Xperia S. It packs a 4.3″ LED backlit LCD touch screen with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels with a pixel density of 342 ppi. The Galaxy S2 on the other hand, packs the same screen size (4.3″) but uses the Super AMOLED Plus display technology. It comes in with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels and a pixel density of 217 ppi. As you can see, the Xperia S bags the title for packing a powerful screen resolution and clearer pixel density at 342 ppi. But on the other hand, the Galaxy S2 is packed with Super AMOLED Plus screen display. Between the two handsets, they are both capable of delivering smooth graphics and vivid screen colors. In short, they are both winners in this category.
Let us now move on their processors. Again, we are starting off with the Xperia S. It is packed with a powerful dual-core processor using Qualcomm MSM8260 Snapdragon chipset. It clocks at an amazing speed of 1.5GHz. On the other hand, the Galaxy S2 packs the same dual-core processor. The only difference is that it clocks at 1.2GHz only and it used Exynos chipset. If you look at the numbers, the difference is not that huge. They are still known for bearing the same powerful dual-core processing prowess.
Moving on, let us now talk about their cameras. And again, let me start with the Xperia S. It is packed with a powerful 12MP shutter with resolution of 4000 x 3000 pixels. It can record videos at 1080 pixels and at 30 frames per second (fps). It boasts a 1.3MP front-facing shutter with a resolution of 720 pixels and can shoot at 30 frames per second (fps). The Galaxy S2 comes in with 8MP shutter with resolution of 3264 x 2448 pixels and can shoot videos at 1080 pixels at 30 frames per second (fps). It packs a 2MP front-facing shutter. Now, it is quite obvious that Sony bags the title for better and powerful primary camera. Samsung on the other hand, wins the title for better front-facing camera.
Both of these handsets originally shipped with Android Gingerbread. However, the Galaxy S2 is now upgradable to the latest Android Iteration the Ice Cream Sandwich. On the other hand, the Xperia S is still waiting for its Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade. Another point goes to Samsung for getting the much awaited Ice Cream Sandwich update ahead of Sony.
If you look at the main features of these handsets, it is not that quite hard to believe why they are so famous and loved right now. They have the processing prowess that mobile phone users are into right now. They also have good shutters that we all use on a daily basis.
This is the end of my comparison note. This is my version of comparing two of the best Android handsets today, the Sony Xperia S and the Samsung Galaxy S2.