This smartphone sports a 4.2-inch screen having pixel resolution of 854 x 480. The Sony Ericsson Xperia arc introduces the Mobile Bravia Engine, the mobile version of the Bravia Engines used in the televisions of Sony. The inclusion of this feature brings in better quality picture and sharp and crisp colors. A refreshed version of the Timescape UI is loaded in the Xperia arc, which integrates with the social networking services and brings all your updates in the home screen.
The 8.1 megapixel camera that comes with the arc has LED flash and auto focus abilities. This Sony smartphone camera loads the new Exmor R sensor with back illumination that produces superior quality images and videos even in low light conditions. Videos can be shot in 720p HD mode at 30 fps, with features like video stabilizer and video light helping in producing smooth videos. Other camera features include face and smile detection and geo tagging.
DesignThe body of the Xperia arc is thin and curvaceous, measuring 8.7 mm in the middle and 10 mm at both the ends, fitting snugly into your hand. The plastic build of the phone makes it very light, weighing just 117 g.
The screen of this Sony Ericsson mobile phone uses TFT capacitive touchscreen display with 16 million color support. The Android device features an accelerometer sensor for auto rotation of the UI and proximity sensor for auto turn-off. The concave rear from where the phone draws its name, arc, and the chromed rims give the handset a swish and elegant look.
Storage and BatteryThe internal phone memory of this handset is 320 MB. By using a microSD card, the external memory of the Sony Ericsson Xperia arc can be expanded up to 32 GB. A standard Li-Po 1500 mAh battery is used in this phone that serves a talk time of 6 hours in 2G and 7 hours in 3G networks.
Connectivity and FeaturesThe Xperia arc can access Internet through Wi-Fi, GPRS, EDGE and 3G. Phone connectors include Bluetooth, USB, 3.5 mm audio jack and HDMI port. The mobile phone also supports popular social networking services like Facebook and Twitter.
The phone also has access to Android market, allowing you to download various applications as per your choice. Additionally, the Ericsson handset has location based service like A-GPS, e-mail integration service such as Exchange ActiveSync and other features including Document reader, noise shield and DLNA function, which lets you stream content to your TV from phone sans wires.
Great style, Great camera, Mediocre performance
Ashish Kulkarni (Jagdale)
4 Sep, 2012