One of the new features in the newly released iPhone 4S is its 8MP camera sensor. Interestingly, it was confirmed a couple of days back that this sensor is manufactured by Sony. At this point, we naturally became curious as to how the iPhone 4S fares in its imaging capabilities against the Sony Ericsson Xperia arc, with its 8.1MP Exmor R camera sensor.
Thankfully, Chinese site ePrice has some comparison images of the two smartphones. Whilst the sensor may be similar in each handset, there are likely to be other differences including the lens and imaging processing algorithms used that will affect overall image quality. Looking at the sample pics, you can see that there are differences between the handsets, but choosing a winner is less clear cut. See the images below, you can click on each image to enlarge. Which one gets your vote? Let us know in the comments below.
Camera samples: iPhone 4S versus Xperia arc
In all camera samples below, the iPhone 4S is on the left and the Xperia arc is on the right.