The crew over at Mobile-Review are lucky enough to have both the Xperia arc and Xperia Neo (codename MT15i/Hallon) prototypes in their possession. The Xperia Neo is expected to be formally announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on 13 February, however much of the specs have already leaked.
Mobile-Review shot a number of photos comparing both handsets side-by-side. This comparison is interesting for a number of reasons including the fact that they will largely be carrying the same hardware (excluding the screen size differences). They are both believed to use the same 8.1MP Exmor R camera sensor and will both utilise the Bravia Engine technology for their displays. To our eyes, the Xperia arc screen looks sharper with greater contrast. However, the Xperia Neo comes up with a better benchmark score in Neocore along with a front-facing camera. Decisions, decisions. Looks like price will be a big factor in deciding between the two. In the meantime check out the photos below.