Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc Review
Before we say anything about this smartphone, we would definitely like to say one thing that this is not just a powerful device, but is also an amazing gadget at affordable price range. The phone was announced in January 2011 and has received amazing design and some really amazing specs. There are many things to consider and if you are not craving for the latest gadgets in the market with latest updates like ICS operating system, then can focus on this smartphone for some time. We would say this phone worth your attention as well as money.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc Design and Display :
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc cellphone sports a big 4.2 inches of display that runs throughout the layout of the phone. Below the screen sits three arc shaped buttons that gives you access to various menus. The name of the phone perfect matches the curvy design of the phone which can be found at the top and the bottom of the phone. As far as the display is concerned, the phone sports LED-backlit LCD capacitive touchscreen with 16M colors. The resolution of the display is marked at 480 by 854 pixels which is not a great thing to consider if we are comparing this smartphone in the range of high-end segment. However, there are many things that we can still take at the high-level segment.
The phone gives you multi-touch feature and measures a dimension of 125 mm by 63 mm by 8.7 mm. This phone weighs just 117 grams and comes with protective features, especially when it comes to the display. The display comes with scratch-resistant glass. Moreover, Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine and Timescape UI are provided in this device. The phone looks elegant with proper placing of buttons at the front and sides.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc Memory :
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc has the capacity of storing files, images, videos and much more in its 8 GB included memory. Moreover, it provides storage of 320 MB and 512 MB of RAM. You can add up to 32 GB external memory through a microSD card, the slot of which is already provided.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc Data and Connectivity :
The device supports GPRS, EDGE and HSDPA 7.2 Mbps/HSUPA 5.8 Mbps. The phone also supports Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with Wi-Fi hotspot and Bluetooth (v2.1 with A2DP). Moreover, the phone also supports v2.0 microUSB connectivity. A 3.5 mm headset jack is provided as well as HDMI port is also included for connection to the TV.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc Camera :
With some good features, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc comes equipped with a fabulous camera. We can say that the camera is one of the best features that can be found in this device. It has 8 megapixel camera that comes integrated with an autofocus and LED flash. The camera resolution is very excellent and is very high 3264 x 2448 pixels. With this powerful resolution, you can simply click anything and on anytime. Even if you do landscape photography, the image would be no doubt amazingly clear with great color saturation. Apart from just clicking, also enjoy the video shooting from this powerful 8 MP camera that enables you to record videos at 720@30fps. Moreover, continuous autofocus and video light are available that make the video livelier. There is not secondary camera available which these days are commonly found for video calling.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc Processor and Performance :
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc comes loaded with v2.3 Gingerbread operating system and as claimed by the company it can be upgraded to the latest v4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. Apart from the OS, the phone also includes Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon chipset with 1 GHz Scorpion processor and Adreno 205 GPU. Even on 1 GHz processor, the phone gives swift run and good user experience.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc Features :
The phone also comes packed with Stereo FM radio with RDS, GPS with A-GPS support and Java MIDP emulator. Compass, proximity and accelerometer are the sensors available in this phone. Messaging becomes easier due to the integration of advanced SMS treaded view, MMS, Push email, IM, and Email. Browsers like HTML and Adobe Flash are incorporated to this phone for the convenience of users.
The phone is also loaded with active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, NeoReader barcode scanner, MP3/MP4 player, Google Search/Maps/Gmail/YouTube, Google Talk, Facebook/Twitter, TrackID music recognition, and document viewer.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc Color Choices :
The phone comes with two different color options which are Midnight Blue and Misty Silver.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc Battery :
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc sits under its back hood a standard Li-Polymer 1500 mAh battery. It gives a backup of up to 430 hours on 2G and up to 400 hours on 3G. The talktime backup has been marked at around 7 hours. If you play music throughout the day on full charge, you will get battery backup of up to 31 hours.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc Price :
Browse through the online retail stores and if you are lucky then you will probably get this smartphone at discount price. One of the leading retailer ebay is selling this phone for Rs. 18,990 where it could range from Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 25,000.
There are several flaws like there is the absence of secondary camera for video calling or for conference which would be a priority for many. Moreover, the battery gives well back up, but does not last longer like the current devices in the market which include more than 1500 mAh battery power. However, if the price is around 18k then we would recommend you to go for this smartphone as it includes amazing 8MP camera, great resolution more than any high-end smartphone provides, and good processor with 8GB included memory. So, if you are not a latest gadget freak and want a mid-range phone then think about the Sony Xperia Arc cellphone. With this, if you want then browse through the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc specs and price and also the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc reviews on other sites.
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