The Sony Ericsson factory likes their smartphones lean and black. Even though the Sony Ericsson XPERIA Arc is definitely a thin handset, it is not underpowered. Get a closer look at this upper class smartphone here in this snappy article.
No doubt about it, this is another home run for Sony Ericsson. From the tough and large screen to the powerful camera, to the large battery, this is a desirable smartphone. The package is just 8.7 millimeters thick. That is .34 of an inch for non-metric readers. One negative may be that the XPERIA Arc is too thin to have a manual keyboard, but the screen is a sufficient size for typing using the virtual keyboard.
Speaking of the screen, it comes with a high level of clarity. The resolution is rated for 480 by 854 pixels of power. The other features of the screen make for a long list. There is an accelerometer, a proximity sensor, multi touch input, a special Sony user interface, and all that is tucked under a shatter proof piece of mineral glass. The size of the screen is above average at 4.2 inches. For comparison, an iPhone is 3.5 inches in size.
One place where the Sony Ericsson XPERIA Arc is lacking is memory. There is only 512 megabytes of ROM for the handset. To offset the lack of memory, there is an eight gigabyte MicroSD card included from the factory. This is external flash memory and can be replaced with a card up to a maximum of 32 gigabytes. Sony Ericsson XPERIA X12 Arc have Google Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS.
The camera is a very nice eight megapixel model with all the amenities. It features LED flash, auto focus, touch focus, face detection, smile detection, image stabilization and geo tagging. The camera is powerful enough to take high definition videos in 720p format at 30 frames per second. There is no secondary camera for video calling.
Wireless connectivity is above average for the Sony Ericsson XPERIA Arc. The Wi-Fi connections are in all the modes, and includes the DLNA feature. DLNA stands for “Digital Living Network Alliance” and means the Arc can send a multimedia signal using Wi-Fi to a nearby monitor or television. This sends a video or graphics or whatever without the need for a cable. All the other wireless connections are present, including a FM radio.The 4G ( WiMaX and LTE ) services are not included. Bluetooth is still at level 2.1 in the Arc. The last bluetooth upgrade was 3.0 and is ten times faster than the older versions. Wired connections for the Arc include a MicroUSB connector, HDMI connector and a 3.5 millimeter head phone jack.
The Sony Ericsson XPERIA Arc is packed with Java, bar code scanners, facebook and twitter updates, adobe flash, music player, digital compass and more. It has a 1500 mAh battery stuffed into its skinny little frame for up to seven hours of talk time. The handset can be bought in two colors; Misty Silver and Midnight Blue. Sony Ericsson Xperia X12 Arc now available for Pre-Order in India for Rs. 28,999 and the estimated to arrival in second week of April. Sony Ericsson Xperia X12 Arc also available for Pre-Order in UK, priced at £30.64 (about $49) per month on 2-year contract or £424.95 SIM-free via Carphone Warehouse..