Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc Review

Sony Ericsson Xperia ArcSony Ericsson introduced Xperia Arc during the CES 2011 which was held at Singapore. Sony Xperia Arc is an ultimate smart phone with super slim design. It comes stunning design with Sony technology on Android platform. It’s the newest addition to Xperia range which delivers brilliance and ultimate multimedia experience.

So let’s go through the details review on each segment of this mobile phone.

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Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc Design & Hardware

The Xperia Arc is very slim and light weighted handset with just 8.7 mm thickness. It features 4.2 inches multi-touch screen display. The mobile BRAVIA engine delivers exceptional visual brilliance and crystal clear images. This overall provides the complete entertainment experience.

The 4.2 inches screen is capable of displaying up to 16 million colors and it has features like scratch resistant surface, accelerometer sensor for auto rotate, multi-touch input and proximity sensor.

It runs on 1 Ghz Scorpion processor and renders graphics through Adreno 205 GPU. The chipset is provided from Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon. Added to that 512 of RAM provides users with faster browsing and running multiple applications together with ease. Xperia Arc is available in midnight blue, gorgeous black & misty silver colors.


Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc Software & Performance

The big advantage of this handset comes in the form make from Android operating system with Gingerbread versions. Through that you can add multiple apps available for free and paid download at Android Marketplace which is the sources to download Android Apps for both tablet and mobile phones.

The image stabilization software added to this mobile phone serve the function of removing shakes from the image. The navigation in this mobile phone can be rendered with the help of A GPS support.

It’s a 3G mobile phone and supports data streaming through HSDPA and HSUPA with a top speed of 7.2 Mbps. The connectivity options include micro USB, HDMI port, WiFi, 3G and GPRS with Edge technology.


Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc Features

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc has got the active noise cancellation with dedicated mic and includes the A GPS support. From the point of entertainment extendibility it has got FM radio with RDS. The added feature of DLNA would allow users to share rich media over rich devices like HD LED TVs and Wi-Fi hotspot can distribute data streaming over network up to 4 WiFi enabled devices.

It includes Digital compass, trackID music recognition, document viewer and it supports the latest version of Adobe Flash 10.2. It supports the playback of Mp4, Mp3, H.263, H.264, AAC, WMA, WAV WMV media formats through the audio and video player. It includes 320 MB of internal storage, up to 32 GB of storage can be added through the microSD card slot.

With Android you get the following apps pre-installed – Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Gallery 3D, Google Latitude, Google Maps with Street View, Google Media Uploader, Google Music Player, Google Phone-top Search, Google Search widget, Google Sync, Google Talk and Google Voice Search. Its provides quick integration widget to Facebook and Twitter integration.


Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc Camera

The Sony Ericsson focal length 2.4 lens with 8 mega pixel camera delivers the high quality pictures and HD videos easily. The pictures and videos taken by you on this mobile phone can be easily shared on HD TV using the built-in HDMI connector. The camera provides a best resolution of 3264 x 2448 pixels picture and it has features like autofocus, LED flash, touch focus, image stabilization, geo tagging, face detection and smile detection. You can take HD video recording at 720 pixels easily at 30 fps and also you can have continuous autofocus with continuous LED light on.


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Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc Battery Life

It has got a standard Lithium Polymer battery of 1500 mAh power which can be easily rechargeable. Through this battery you can get 31 hours of continuous music playback. The standby time in 2G usage is 430 hours and up to 400 hours in 3G, the talk time is up to 7 hours in both 2G and 3G.


Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc Price

Its priced at Rs 27499 in India and it’s priced at $ 500 in UK and other countries. The total box contains Sony Ericsson Xperia arc, Rechargeable battery (1500mAh), Stereo portable hands free, Micro USB cable for charging, synchronization and file transfer, User documentation.


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Conclusion

It would be hard to say that this mobile should be straight pick by the users but Yes it’s surely among the top end smartphones available in the market as of now.

  • Harmeet Sing

    1. I have bought Sony Xperia Arc after going through the review here, on you tube and finally hearing it from tech guru on one of the TV Channel

    2. No doubt the handset is loaded with lots of features but the drawback which it has makes it noth worth buying. For example the battery doesnt last even for a day,I have written mails to the Sony Ericsson India and International . The case is still in progress.

    3. Another problems I am facing are as under
    (a) The mobile switches off on its own
    (b) The mobile gets hung in between
    (c) There is no way to findout if the file which I had opened , is it still running in the background or its closed
    (d) Voice dialler is not available in Android 2.3.3( GingerBread)

    Harmeet Singh
    +919592905001

    • Satyavachan

      Agree with you on Battery point. Even if i switch off all type of data trasfer (3G and WI-FI), still the battery gets discharged almost 40% in the night (8 hours). You need to carry one additionalphone all the time with you as you can not rely on the battery.

      Apart from battery, I am very happy with this phone. But as i said, Batterly is a big NO NO ..

      Satyavachan ..