The Sony Ericson Xperia range has undergone some improvements over the years and the new Arc is aimed at the higher-end of the market, whereas other lesser models were more budget-range smartphones. The multimedia powerhouse of the Arc is one of the most impressive on the market with a stunning digital camera and an advanced touchscreen capability that allows more intuitive use, all backed by a friendly user interface.
The Sony Ericsson Arc gets its looks from being one of the narrowest and slimmest on the market. Measuring just 8.7mm thick, there are few, if any, other smartphones that can cram so much technology into such a small space. Although there might be more advanced phones out there, Sony has opted for style and design before total ‘geeky’ function. However, there are plenty of features that the Arc has which will make you look twice at the spec sheet before writing it off as just a pretty phone.
With a 4.2” touchscreen, which is backlit with an LED light and has the inaugural LCD capacitive features, it’s easy to use and stunning bright and clear. The stunning little screen produces 16 million different colours, housed in its 480 x 854 screen, that despite being thin and lightweight, it packs just as much tech as other, heavier, uglier smartphones out there. As Sony is well-known in the industry for its video playback, the Arc integrates the fabulous BRAVIA engine which provides superior videos compared to other manufacturers and it comes complete with multi-touch support. The scratch-resistant glass means that the clarity won’t diminish with the phone’s age as the screen will always carry that super-clear display.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc comes complete with a microSD memory card slot that comes with 8GB free, but it can handle cards up to 32GB which are replaceable so you can hold full movies and large video clips and files on differing ones. With 512MB RAM you can flick between apps and screens quickly without delay, judder or loading times. With this in mind, it means you can bin your separate MP3 and MP4 players as the Sony has it covered.
When you’re on the move with your Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc, you can connect to the Internet via GPRS and EDGE, or when you can get a 3G signal, then speeds of up to 7.2 MBps are available. The smartphone is fully WiFi compatible to give you yet another form of Internet connection. As you’ve already negated the need to own an MP4 or MP3 player, you can also get rid of your digital camera as the Arc has an 8 megapixel camera that produces stunning still images. There is an LED flash, touch focus, auto focus, image stabilisation and GPS tracking to the photos too. The clarity from the stunning screen is amazing and if you want to take videos, then you can bask in the equally as impressive 720p videos. A radio, downloadable games, many social network connections and music recognition application are also included making the Arc a strong contender in a competitive marketplace.