Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S Smashes Expectations

News   •   Apr 23, 2012 17:00 BST

While the electronics giant are usually the pick of the bunch when it comes to digital cameras, TVs, entertainment systems and gaming consoles, sales of smartphones just cannot quite match that of Samsung and Apple. That’s all set to change as the Xperia Arc S hit the shelves with a bang. Being light, fast, very pretty and packed full of technology hardly seen on mobile phones before it paved the way for Sony’s future smartphones. It came out last year but some features on the Xperia Arc S have yet to be bettered by other manufacturers, which is why we at Mobile Phone Checker think that it’s one of the best bargains you can get on a mobile phone contract right now.

You can see from the links that we compare the best prices for mobile phone contracts and the Xperia Arc S is one of the best-sellers. So, what makes this different to any other phone? Well, first of all the appearance rivals the very best that Samsung have been churning out, and at just 8.7mm thick it’s one of the thinnest in this sector. There is a 4.2” LED backlit screen that is the perfect size between portability and user-friendliness. The super-intuitive touchscreen brings with it 480 x 854 pixels that gives a screen clarity and quality to rival all but the very best from the Samsung Galaxy range, and with 233ppi it’s more than enough to impress.

Camera-wise, Sony has called-upon its very best digital camera and thrown that technology into their smartphone. Knowing that it might affect sales, they have still gone ahead as they are putting more eggs in their smartphone basket. With an 8-megapixel camera, image stabilisation, video calling, LED flash, smile and face detection as well as autofocus and 3D Sweep Panoramic capture, you are left wondering what else could possibly be added to a phone. The front-facing camera allows 720p video calls for ultra-clear and superb quality when you’re using Skype or Google Talk to chat face to face via your mobile.

Thanks to the Android Market (now called Google Play) having millions of applications, games and features, you are just a fingertip away from the very latest items on the market. You can download apps in seconds and pick from free or paid ones easily. The speed of the Xperia Arc S is deeply impressive when playing games and using resource-heavy apps, and that’s thanks to the 1.4GHz processor. The touchscreen is super-quick and it means loading speeds are fast and silky-smooth.

Backing up the fast processor is 32GB of space from the microSD card as well as an additional 1GB of on-board storage. The phone itself comes with an 8GB card but it’s always best to have a larger unit for more storage. The Sony Xperia Arc S is available on many UK networks and if you’re sold on its looks and spec then check out the cheap mobile phone contracts we have and pick the best and most affordable for your needs.