Sony's Xperia Acro HD was unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) earlier this year and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 dual core processor, which promises fluid graphics and longer battery life. In addition, the Acro HD packs the Adreno 220 graphics processing unit for 3D graphics performance. Finally, the Xperia Acro HD is also Glonass-capable which increases device positioning accuracy during the use of navigation related applications.
Check out how the Acro HD fares against Samsung's Galaxy S3¸ which will make its market debut, in the UK, at the end of the month.
The Sony Xperia Acro HD features a 4.3in LED-backlit LCD, capacitive touchscreen. The display is powered by the Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine and features the Timescape User Interface (UI). The resolution is 720x1280 pixels with a pixel density of 342 pixels per inch (ppi).
The Galaxy S3 features a Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 2. The display features the TouchWiz User Interface (UI) v4.0 and the resolution of the display is similar to the Xperia Acro HD, at 720x1280 pixels with a density of 306 ppi.
The Xperia Acro HD measures 126 x 66 x 11.9mm and weighs 149g while the Galaxy S3 measures 136.6x70.6x8.6mm and weighs 133g.
The Xperia Acro HD launched with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). The Galaxy S3 will run on Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich).
The Xperia Acro HD is powered by a Qualcomm MSM8260 Snapdragon chip with a dual-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz. The Galaxy S3 will be powered by the Exynos 4 quad-core processor, clocked at 1.4GHz. Both smartphones house 1GB of RAM.
The Xperia Acro HD sports a 12 megapixel rear-facing camera with an Exmor R sensor that allows the capture of high quality images and HD Video recording in low light conditions. The camera features other technologies like auto-focus, LED flash, geo-tagging, touch-focus, face and smile detection, 3D sweep panorama and image stabilisation. The camera can record video in 1080p at 30 frames per second (fps) with continuous auto-focus, video light and video stabilisation. The handset also packs a front-facing camera of 1.3 megapixels which can capture video in 720p at 30 fps.
The Galaxy S3 will be equipped with a main camera of eight megapixels with auto-focus, LED flash and other features such as simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, touch-focus, face and smile detection and image stabilisation. The camera can record video in 1080p and 30 fps. The handset packs a secondary camera of 1.9 megapixels, which can record video in 720p at 30 fps
The Xperia Acro HD offers Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot and Bluetooth version 2.1 with A2DP and EDR. It supports data speeds up to HSDPA 14.4 Mbps and HSUPA 5.8Mbps.
The Galaxy S3 offers Wi-Fi b/g/n, Wi-Fi HT40, NFC and Bluetooth v4.0. It supports data speeds up to HSDPA 21Mbps and HSUPA 5.76 Mbps and can also connect to 4G network speeds.
The Xperia Acro HD comes with only 11GB of inbuilt storage space. The S3 has two models - 16/32GB, with a 64GB model expected as well. Both smartphones support microSD cards.
The Xperia Acro HD is powered by a Li-ion 1910mAh battery. The Galaxy S3 has a Li-ion 2100mAh battery.