Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S: Daring Display Of Skill And Style

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After the release of the Xperia Arc there were many people who wanted the device mostly because of its daring display of skill and style. But if your one of those who has been waiting for something different in Xperia Arc then you don’t have to wait any longer.

Now you can go for Xperia Arc S another droid in their flagship portfolio. What is the difference between this and the original Arc? The difference isn’t in the price drop or in the facelift but rather in the overclocked processor which provides and improved performance and efficiency.

Looks And Feel:

Xperia Arc S has that same elegant appearance and design as that is found in the original Xperia Arc. Even the dimension of 125 x 63 x 8.7 mm and wight of 117g is kept the same.

The 4.2inch reality display of the Xperia Arc has FWVGA resolution which sports 854×480 pixels. The screen is very responsive to touch and Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine provides a splendid image quality by boosting contrast and sharpness of the image.

It even does that on the videos that are being played on the screen. The videos become splendid to watch and along with that 4.2inch screen the Xperia Arc S becomes one interesting multimedia device.

Ofcourse the display is not as good as the Super AMOLED display but still its one of the best LCD display in the market till date.

Xperia Arc S is designed keeping the elegance in mind. The curve of the device makes it very comfortable to hold and also makes sure that it isn’t wobbly on a flast surface.

Beneath the screen are three hardware keys that are used to control the device. The center home button is sometimes difficult to press due to it being too thin. The top of the device contains the power key which also doubles as screen on/off key.

Back side contains the 8MP camera which is located close to the edge and due to placement of the camera sometimes during taking pictures the camera gets covered by the finger.

Hardware And Performance:

Xperia Arc S comes with a 1500mAH unit which according to the reports is supposed to provide 460hrs of standby time and up to 7hrs and 25min of talk time.

The device comes with Android 2.3.4 right out of the box and brings some new update to the device which is not found in the original Arc as follows:

  • Sony 3D sweep panorama shot which can be rendered on compatible 3D TV’s
  • Screen capture which will allow you to take screenshot anywhere within your device.
  • Enhanced facebook integration
  • Swipe text input
  • USB on the go

Sony Ericsson is using the snapdragon chipset which is found in some of their top droid line up. The processor is clocked at 1.4Ghz and provides a very smooth user experience. According to synthetic benchmarks the new processor provides around 20% to 30% higher performance than the previous device.

The camera performance is similar to the camera of that found in the original device. It produces good quality images with nice colors and good contrast levels. Even in low lights the pictures lit up and most of the details are visible thanks to the Exmor R sensor.


Xperia Arc S is not an update its an attempt by Sony Ercisson to keep their flagship device up to date making sure that it isn’t over shadowed by other top dogs.

If you were waiting for a better phone from Sony Ericsson then it is the time to get one because there won’t be any better android device than the Xperia Arc S.

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Key Features:

  • 4.2inch 16M-color capacitive LED-backlit LCD touchscreen of FWVGA resolution 480 x 854 pixels with Sony Mobile BRAVIA engine
  • Android OS v2.3.4 Gingerbread
  • 1.4 GHz Scorpion CPU, Adreno 205 GPU, Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255 chipset
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 8 MP autofocus camera with LED flash and geotagging, 3D Sweep Panorama
  • 720p video recording @ 30fps with continuous autofocus and stereo sound
  • Wi-Fi b/g/n and DLNA
  • microSD slot up to 32GB with 8GB card included in the box
  • Accelerometer and proximity sensor
  • Standard 3.5 mm audio jack
  • microUSB port (charging) and stereo Bluetooth v2.1
  • Voice dialing
  • Adobe Flash 11 support

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