Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S 

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launchNov, 2011

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Design

  • Beautiful, slim design with an arched profile that makes the phone comfortable to hold
  • Good on-screen QWERTY keyboard

Display

  • Good display quality (bright enough for legibility under sunlight, though viewing angles could be better)

Software

  • Slick, smooth user interface with Sony's Timescape overlay over Android

Camera

  • Good camera (sharp images, good color representation, good detail level, decent video capture)
  • No front-facing videocall camera

Audio

  • Great loudspeaker
  • Good call quality

Battery

  • Good battery life

More

  • Good web browser
  • Only minor upgrades compared to the Xperia arc

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Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 2.3, Upgradeable to 4.0No more updates expected
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size4.2 inches
Screen Resolution480x854 pixels (~ 233 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • LCD
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes
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
Primary Camera8.1MP
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
Connecting PortUSB
WiFiYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes
CompassYes
TV OutYes, via HDMI
DLNAYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes
More
  • BRAVIA Engine
  • Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync Support
  • ANT+ Technology
  • xLOUD loudness enhancement
  • Music Recognition

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