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Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc Tariffs & Deals

Features

  • Android
  • 8 megapixels
  • Touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi
  • GPS
  • Talk time: Up to 7h
  • Standby: Up to 17d 22h
  • 512MB RAM
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Average Score:

84/100

"A perfect blend of design, features and performance, the Arc proves that you needn't sacrifice power for design, or desi..."
9.3/10

cnet.com.au
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Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc Specs

Display
TypeLED Backlit LCD
Screen Resolution480 x 854 pixels
Screen Size4.2 inch (10.7 cm)
TouchscreenYes
Camera
Resolution8 megapixels
Front Facing-
3D Resolution-
Flash TypeLED
Video Camera720p @ 30fps
Music & Video
Music PlayerYes
Video PlayerYes
Video CallsNo
FM RadioYes
Audio FormatsMP3, eAAC+, WMA, WAV
Video FormatsMP4, H.263, H.264, WMV
Memory
RAM512MB
Internal320MB
ExpandableUp to 32GB (8GB supplied)
Physical
Form FactorSlate
Width63 mm
Height125 mm
Thickness8.7 mm
Weight117 grams
AccelerometerYes
GyroNo
Connectivity
Main Connectivity3G
Maximum Data Speed7.2Mbps
Wi-Fi802.11b/g/n
USB2.0
BluetoothYes
NetworksGSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900
Data NetworksHSDPA 900, HSDPA 2100, HSDPA 850, HSDPA 1900, HSDPA 2100, HSDPA 800
Messaging
Push EmailYes
Text Messages (SMS)Yes
Picture Messages (MMS)Yes
General
GPSYes
Battery (2G Talk)Up to 7 hours
Battery (Standby)Up to 17 days 22 hours
App StoreAndroid Market
Processor Type1GHz Scorpion
Operating SystemAndroid
Release DateApril 2012

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc Reviews

Average Score
(9 reviews)

84/100

93/100

"A perfect blend of design, features and performance, the Arc proves that you needn't sacrifice power for design, or design for features and connectivity, but that smartphones are best when designers find a balance between each equally important element. " 9.3/10

cnet.com.au
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90/100

"While the arc comes with a relatively standard 1GHz processor, you do get an extremely responsive device with more than enough horsepower for fluid multi-tasking. Web browsing was generally speedy, with pages loading in a breeze. Like on most high-end smartphones, the general navigational experience was generally smooth with no lags and crashes, aided by a receptive touchscreen." 9/10

hardwarezone.com
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Positive

" Fixed to the back of the Arc is an 8MP shooter which will not only shoot top-notch photos, it will also shoot 720p HD video with continuous autofocus which is a pretty big deal."

ausdroid.net
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85/100

"Sony Ericsson claims the Reality display increases contrast and sharpness for image viewing and video playback, and we can confirm it is one of the best screens we've seen on an Android phone. Colours are bright, contrast is outstanding and its performance in direct sunlight is impressive. The only downsides are its poor viewing angles and the lack of an automatic brightness setting." 4.3/5

goodgearguide.com.au
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85/100

"We said it in our introduction - this is a sexy phone. At just 8.7mm in the middle, which gradually becomes 10mm at both ends, it feels waif-like in the hand in the best way possible. Without fail, everybody who held this phone commented on the slickness of design." 8.5/10

phonearena.com
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80/100

"There’s one other catch with the innards worthy of note: the Xperia Arc is packing surprisingly little on board storage. Around 512MB in fact, which is far short of what rivals can offer. It’s a bit of an issue for apps that don’t support SD card installation, and could mean you run out of space, but if you’re that much of an app obsessive, you’ll probably be wanting something a bit more powerful anyway." 4/5 stars

electricpig.co.uk
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80/100

"The wide-screen aspect ratio of the screen is another plus. Movies play without any black bars. If you have small hands, you'll probably also find the long, thin handset is easier to grasp than other phones with similarly sized screens." 4/5 stars

cnet.co.uk
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80/100

"Battery life is always a point of interest and through our testing we’ve been able to get though an average day with the Xperia Arc. That’s a positive point, but like all devices of this type, if you head out the door for a busy day on your phone, you can expect to need to top it up. " 4/5 stars

pocket-lint.com
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Positive

"Few things curb our enthusiasm as much as overly generic phones that try to be all things to all people and the Arc is commendably distant from that group."

engadget.com
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