Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S

price N/A launch Nov, 2011

phonecurry editor's note based on opinion across 7 expert review(s)

WHAT WE LIKED
  • 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

WHAT WE DIDN'T
  • No front-facing videocall camera
  • Only minor upgrades compared to the Xperia arc

7 expert review(s)


video review

source: @PhoneArena
OS
Smartphone OSAndroid 2.3, Upgradeable to 4.0
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size4.2 inches
Screen Resolution480x854 pixels (~ 233 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • LCD
  • Scratch Resistant
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
Processor/RAM
Processor1.4 GHz
RAM512 MB
Memory
Internal Memory320 MB
Expandable Memory SlotYes
Free (Included) Memory Card8 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity1500 mAh
Battery Standby460 hrs
Battery Talktime7.58 hrs
Dimensions
Weight117 gm
Thickness8.7 mm
Camera
Camera8.1 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes
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
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes
CompassYes
TV OutYes, via HDMI
DLNAYes
More
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Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes
More
  • BRAVIA Engine
  • Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync Support
  • ANT+ Technology
  • xLOUD loudness enhancement
  • Music Recognition
Note: All brand quality factors listed below are already taken into account (with appropriate weightage) when calculating the magic score for a phone!
brand rating
2.77/5
(Below Average)
average phonecurry internal rating for phones launched by this brand in the last 12 months
brand perception
Very Good
brand perception among consumers, based on surveys
service quality rating
Good
service & support quality rating, based on user surveys