Based on a research done by Qualcomm using an average of Industry benchmarks composed of Neocore, GLBenchmark, 3DMM and Nenamark, they claim that Adreno 220 GPU in Qualcomm’s dual-core Snapdragon MSM8660 offers twice the performance of the GPU in other leading dual-core ARM9-based chips. Also, a team known as Anandtech has done several tests on Adreno 220 GPU. One of them was the GLBenchmark 2.0, which records the performance of OpenGL ES 2.0 compatible devices such as Mali™-400 MP using two long suites that include a combination of different effects such as direct lighting, bump, environment, radiance mapping, soft shadows, texture based on the use of vertex shader, deferred multi-pass rendering, texture noise, etc. and the test showed that Adreno 220 GPU was 2.2 times faster than the other existing devices such as Mali-400 MP GPU.
TheNeighbor, 15 Jan 2012How can you further call this as an upgrade from your SII? The battery stamina is shorter, the... moreFor your information this phone has LED display @ 1280x720. It is considered as an upgrade even if you have Super Amoled Plus @ 800x480.
zed, 14 Jan 2012I really like this phone but how can I upgrade from a galaxy s2 when the GPU in the xperia S i... morefor your information Adreno 220 is way better than Mali 400. You experience higher FPS only because SGS 2 has low resolution, just 800x480.
Adreno 220 is being used on HD phones.
zed, 14 Jan 2012I really like this phone but how can I upgrade from a galaxy s2 when the GPU in the xperia S i... moreWhat do you mean the adreno 220 is outdated? Its the fastest mobile gpu currrently available. It's 2.2 times faster than the Mali. The Mali is actually the slowest one inbetween the top 3 currently
This is the kind of smartphone I'm looking forward from Sony. Style with substance.
Btw, I think the specs about the memory is inaccurate - according to the official site, it has an internal storage of 1gb to 1.5gb, with a memory card slot supporting up to 32 GB eMMC. Please verify.
Looks very impressive. Pushes Samsung with its Note and Galaxy S2 to being second. Just got the Xperia Arc S, and this one looks like even more impressive (especially screen resolution). Battery life could however be improved - it is a tad short compared to the iPhone. Quid of microSD card : does it have a slot or not? Is the battery replaceable?
Suddenly the iPhone and Galaxy series looks so 2010, great design Sony, hopeful to get my 2nd Xperia
Sulter Jendengo , 15 Jan 2012This phone way way better then Nokia N8. This phone got my back. I LOV SONNY (: I only hope that camera is goin to be same or maybe better, but Xperia Arc really disappoit me with quality compare to N8 :-(
to hell with them,,who r just posting fuss abt dis phone,,,,for ur kind information iphone has no mcard and has in built bttry,,,but still its selling like hot cake why? n so wht with phone tell me.
zed, 14 Jan 2012I really like this phone but how can I upgrade from a galaxy s2 when the GPU in the xperia S i... morelooks like it has the same cpu/gpu as the galaxy s2, unless you're talking about the newest gs2.
"The test showed that Adreno 220 GPU was 2.2 times faster than the other existing devices such as Mali-400 MP GPU."