The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc is the latest Android handset to be released by Sony Ericsson. In this review we will be taking a closer look at the handset and seeing how it stacks up against other high end smartphones on the market. Many people sought after the latest and great mobile phone like it is some kind of medical pandemic. Will the Japanese based Sony Ericsson be able to feed this hunger with the new Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc handset or will it fail miserably?
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc is a smart phone that runs on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system through a 1-Gigahertz Scorpion processor, an Adreno 205 GPU, and a Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon processor. It has a quad band receiver so you can use it with a range of connectivity options such as 2G GSM 850 /900 /1800 /1900, 3G Networks on HSDPA 900/2100 and HSDPA 850/1900/2100/800.
It also includes an FM radio with RDS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, GPRS and EDGE for fast mobile internet connection. This 8.7-millimeter-thick smart phone has a 4.2-inch TFT capacitive touch screen display that has a resolution of 854 by 480 pixels which features the new Reality display technology taken from Sony Bravia televisions. They have also integrated an 8.1-megapixel Sony Exmor R camera that has a mobile CMOS sensor and a fast shutter.
After going this far in this Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc review, many people would have noticed the astonishing slimness of this smart phone. The thickness of 8.7 millimetres is extremely accurate, and it has a sophisticated design and portability that rivals all of the other smart phones within its range. Aside from its unusually slim thickness, the device has a stunning screen that oozes with quality, crispness, sharpness and brightness, which is further improved by the new Snapdragon processor that could bring the best out of all current mobile games. The camera is also a highlight in this product, which is capable of capturing 720p HD quality videos even when working in low light conditions. The operation and navigation through the phone is surprisingly fast even without the presence of a dual-core processor.
Even with the apparent high-end features that the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc possesses, it does have certain flaws like the relatively uncomfortable screen, which may feel awkward or insensitive for most people especially during text messaging. Another poor feature of this device is its battery life, with only almost a day of normal usage and an equivalent overnight charge however this issue affects most smartphones. The Xperia Arc also has a poor internal storage capacity of only 400 Megabytes, so users would be required to purchase their own storage card to make full use of all the features of this smart phone.
As anyone would have expected, the phone comes at a relatively high price, although a competitive one at that, considering its whole range of features. Even so, with all the high-end functions mentioned in this Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc Review, this smart phone is a nice buy that no smart phone fanatic should miss.