Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S review

Sony ericsson Xperia Arc S

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S is one of the last single core smartphones from Sony Ericsson. Its design is curved and elegant, joining the plastic with metal in a pleasant combination.

The display is the same from the Xperia Arc, a 4.2 inches LED-backlit LCD with a resolution of 480×854 pixels, a pixel density of 233ppi and with the Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine which makes it brighter, clear and colorful. It supports multitouch and is covered by a scratch resistant screen.

The processor of Xperia Arc S is Scorpion at 1.4 GHz based on the Qualcomm MSM8255T Snapdragon chipset. With the Adreno 205 and 512Mb of RAM the Arc S makes its job but sometimes it has a bit of lag. Internal storage has 1 GB and only 320 Mb are user available but you can extend it with a microSD card up to 32 GB or with the included one of 8 GB.

At connectivity it has Wi-Fi with b/g/n protocols, DLNA and Hotspot, Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP + EDR, microUSB port with USB OTG support and HSDPA speeds up to 14.4 Mbps and HSUPA up to 5.8 Mbps. In 2G mode it can go up to 237 Kbps on EDGE. The OS is Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread and it can be updated to version 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich.

The 1500 mAh battery can keep the phone on up to one day of normal use with calls, browse the internet, data traffic always on etc. It can reach seven hours of talk time.

The camera has an 8MP sensor with autofocus, LED flash, touch focus, geo-tagging, 3D sweep panorama, image stabilization and face and smile detection. It has many options like macro, white balance, exposure etc. Video recording is made at 720p resolution and it has continuous autofocus, video light and video stabilizer. The zoom, clarity and the way that the shooting mode adapts to brightness conditions are fantastic. The Xperia Arc S has won the European Camera Phone 2011-2012 title.

The Xperia Arc S has good dimensions for a 4.2 inches phone. It has 125x62x8.7mm and weighs 117g. It comes in five different colors: pure white, midnight blue, misty silver, gloss black and sakura pink. The phone has accelerometer, compass, proximity and light sensors and also GPS with A-GPS, stereo FM radio with RDS, Adobe Flash support and a dedicated microphone for active noise cancellation.

Even if the competition has dual core and quad core phone, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S is a must buy, thanks to its good software that the camera has. It brings a welcome speed boost than the Xperia Arc. If you are interested to buy an Xperia Arc S or other mobile phones check some good deals on


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