Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc

It may not be absolutely perfect, but it's definitely a home run. Xperia Arc is the best Sony Ericsson phone in years, and the first great smartphone of 2011.


Battery Life

Talk time
7 hours
Standby time
400 hours
Battery Capacity
1500 mAh

Camera

Camera resolution
8-megapixel
Video capture
Yes
Camera flash
none

Connectivity

Networks
GSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900
Wireless technology
Bluetooth, 802.11b, 802.11g, Wi-Fi (802.11b/g)
GPS receiver
Yes
USB
Yes

Display

Screen resolution
480 x 854 pixels
Number of colours
16 million

Entertainment

Games
Yes
FM radio
Yes

Functionality

Ringtone options
MP3
Digital camera
Yes
Synchronisation method(s)
USB2.0
Operating system
Android
Supported audio file formats
AAC+, MP3, WMA
Supported video file formats
MPEG-4, WMV, H.264
Web browser
Yes
Java
Yes
Version of OS
2.3
App Store
Yes

General

Processor
Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon
Processor speed
1000 MHz
RAM
512 MB
Dimensions (W x D x H)
63 x 8.7 x 125 mm
Weight
117 g
Availability
Optus, Vodafone

Memory

Expansion slot
microSD
Memory card included
8GB

Messaging

Push e-mail
Yes
Messaging options
SMS, MMS, E-mail, Instant Messaging, Push e-mail
Social Networking
Facebook, Twitter

Other

Phone type
Smartphone
Form factor
Touchscreen

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User Reviews / Comments  Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc

  • itsvivian

    itsvivian

    Rating2

    "At first, like other customers, I was awed by the thinness of the phone as well as its bright display. A few months after purchasing on a contract however, I noticed the phone was beginning to lag ..."

  • MaidaB

    MaidaB

    Rating1

    "sony Ericson xperia phone SUCKS big time.
    It shuts down randomly between 5 - 10 times a day., while you on the phone or not on the phone at all, listening to the music, browsing, you name ..."

  • IanS5

    IanS5

    "Sorry to say that if you are planning on buying an xperia in Australia, I would think twice if you wanted Sony Ericson Service along with that. My new AcroS died literally, 3 weeks after buying it ..."

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