Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S

price: N/A|launch: Nov, 2011

quick review summary

  • + 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

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  • Smartphone OS: Android 2.3 (Upgradeable to 4.0)


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


  • Processor: 1.4 GHz
  • RAM: 512 MB


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


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


  • Weight: 117 gm light
  • Thickness: 8.7 mm slim


  • 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


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


  • App Store: Google Play Store
  • Noise Filtration
  • FM Radio
  • BRAVIA Engine
  • Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync Support
  • ANT+ Technology
  • xLOUD loudness enhancement
  • Music Recognition
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