Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S

Launch: Nov, 2011

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phoneCURRY Review Summary

Based on 7 expert review(s), listed below (how is this review summary prepared?)

  • Beautiful, slim design with an arched profile that makes the phone comfortable to hold
  • Good display quality (bright enough for legibility under sunlight, though viewing angles could be better)
  • Slick, smooth user interface with Sony's Timescape overlay over Android
  • Good on-screen QWERTY keyboard
  • Good web browser
  • Good camera (sharp images, good color representation, good detail level, decent video capture)
  • Great loudspeaker
  • Good call quality
  • Good battery life

  • No front-facing videocall camera
  • Only minor upgrades compared to the Xperia arc

Expert Reviews

7 expert review(s), from across the web. Click through to read the full reviews!

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Video Review

OS

  • Smartphone OS: Android 2.3 (Upgradeable to 4.0)

Display

  • Touchscreen (Capacitive)
  • Screen Size: 4.2 inches Small
  • Screen Resolution: 480x854 pixels (~ 233 pixels per inch)
  • Display Type: LCD, Scratch resistant
  • Sensors: Accelerometer

Processor/RAM

  • Processor: 1.4 GHz
  • RAM: 512 MB

Memory

  • Internal Memory: 320 MB
  • Expandable Memory Slot
  • Free (Included) Memory Card: 8 GB

Battery

  • Battery Capacity: 1500 mAh
  • Battery Standby: 460 hrs
  • Battery Talktime: 7.58 hrs

Dimensions

  • Weight: 117 gm Light
  • Thickness: 8.7 mm Medium

Camera

  • Camera: 8.1 MP
  • Camera Auto-Focus
  • Camera Flash
  • HD Video Recording
  • Other Camera Features: Touch Focus, Face Detection, Smile Detection, Image Stabilization, Video Light, Red Eye Reduction, 3D sweep panorama, Video Stabilization, Exmor R, Face Recognition

Music

  • Music Player
  • FM Radio
  • Standard (3.5mm) earphone jack

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth
  • USB
  • WiFi
  • 3G
  • 2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)
  • GPS
  • Compass
  • TV Out, via HDMI
  • DLNA

Apps

  • App Store: Google Play Store
  • Social Networking Apps
  • Email
  • Instant Messaging
  • Document Viewer + Document Editor
  • Youtube App
  • Voice Recorder
  • Voice Control

More

  • Noise Filtration
  • BRAVIA Engine
  • Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync Support
  • ANT+ Technology
  • xLOUD loudness enhancement
  • Music Recognition