Sony Xperia Arc S

Thursday, December 20, 2012

/ by Aman Banka

Sony Xperia Arc S - Price: Rs.22999 [ Indian Market Price ]

Key Features

  1. Android v2.3 (Gingerbread) OS
  2. 8.1 MP Primary Camera
  3. 4.2-inch TFT Capacitive Touchscreen
  4. 1.4 GHz Scorpion Processor
  5. HD Recording
  6. Expandable Storage Capacity of 32 GB
  7. 2G and 3G Network Support

The Sony Xperia Arc S is another capable smartphone from the Sony household. This mobile phone runs on Android v2.3 (Gingerbread) operating system. The Xperia Arc S from Sony comes with a powerful 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Scorpion processor that is capable of handling all your applications with ease. This phone has a 4.2-inch TFT touchscreen loaded with Bravia Engine and Gesture Input features. The Timescape UI on the Xperia Arc S gives you an immersive experience. The phone also has 512 MB RAM.

This Sony phone has a powerful 8.1 megapixel camera with 16x zoom and a LED flash to help you get closer to your subjects while clicking pictures. The camera on this Xperia series phone comes preloaded with Smile Detection, Auto Focus, Red-eye Reduction, Face Recognition, Image Stabilizer, Face Detection and 3D Sweep Panorama to give you all the tools for effective photography. You can also record HD videos with the Sony Xperia Arc S at a maximum resolution of 1280 x 720 (30 fps).


The Xperia Arc S has a pleasing design and a comfortable screen size of 4.2-inches gives this device an aesthetically pleasing appeal. As its name suggests, the Sony Xperia Arc S has a unique design where the back of the phone curves inwards. This means that the ends of the phone are thicker than the middle. The handset is loaded with a Adreno 205 GPU to make the pages of your screen experience more real.

The Xperia Arc S has external casing that is made up of plastic, making this device light and easy to carry and pocket. This mobile phone has dedicated home, back and menu keys for easier navigation wile handling. This Sony handset is loaded with an accelerometer and proximity sensor to make your experience convenient.

Battery and Storage

A Li-Po 1500 mAh battery that powers the Sony Xperia Arc S is capable of delivering a talk time of up to 7 hours both on 2G and 3G. The Battery when fully charged gives you a standby time of up to 460 hours on 2G and 3G. This Sony handset has an inbuilt memory of 320 MB and is expandable up to 32 GB using microSD, MicroSDHC cards.

Connectivity and Features

The Sony Xperia Arc S supports GPRS, EDGE, 3G and Wi-Fi platforms with which you can connect to the Internet. This Sony phone is enabled with Email and Push Email along with Document Viewer and Document Editor to keep you in constant touch with your professional work environment. This handset is preloaded with Android Market that lets you to download all the applications that you need instantly.

AGPS supported on the Xperia Arc S from Sony helps you to explore the world without boundaries by helping you find your way to any place you want to go. A Geo-Tagging feature is also enabled on this phone. A HDMI connector on the phone lets you to connect your phone to the TV to watch all your favorite videos. You can watch 3D videos that you have captured on your mobile phone by connecting the device to a 3D TV.

This handset also supports 3D gaming. The xLoud engine audio filter technology gives your audio clarity and depth. Social networking applications like Facebook and Twitter along with Instant Messenger and Google Talk are enabled on this smartphone. These applications keep you entertained, informed and allow you to share your views with the world.

Specifications of Sony Xperia Arc S -

In Sales PackageHandset, Battery, Charger, Headset, 8 GB microSD Card,
Data Cable
Touch ScreenYes, Capacitive
Business FeaturesDocument Viewer, Document Editor, Pushmail
(Google Sync, Exchange ActiveSync)
Call FeaturesConference Call, Loudspeaker, Call Divert
Handset ColorsGloss Black, Midnight Blue, Misty Silver, Pure White &
Sakura Pink
Operating FreqGSM - 850, 900, 1800, 1900; UMTS - 2100
OSAndroid v2.3 (Gingerbread)
User InterfaceTimescape
Processor1.4 GHz Qualcomm Scorpion
GraphicsAdreno 205
Size4.2 Inches
ResolutionFWVGA, 854 x 480 Pixels
Color16 M
Other Display FeaturesBravia Engine, Gesture Input
Primary CameraYes, 8.1 Megapixel
Video RecordingYes, 1280 x 720, 30 fps
HD RecordingHD
ZoomDigital Zoom - 16x
Other Camera FeaturesVideo Stabilizer, Smile Detection, Auto Focus, Geo-tagging,
Red-eye Reduction, Face Recognition, Image Stabiliser,
Face Detection, 3D Sweep Panorama
Size63x125x8.7 mm
Weight117 g
TypeLi-Po, 1500 mAh
Talk Time7 hrs (2G), 7 hrs (3G)
Standby Time460 hrs (2G), 460 hrs (3G)
Internal320 MB
Included Memory Card8 GB
Expandable MemorymicroSD, upto 32 GB
Memory512 MB RAM
Internet FeaturesEmail, Adobe Flash 10.3
GPRSYes, 86 kbps
EDGEYes, 237 kbps
3GYes, 14.4 Mbps HSDPA; 5.8 Mbps HSUPA
WifiYes, 802.11 b/g/n
USB ConnectivityYes, micro USB, v2
TetheringUSB, Wi-fi Hotspot
GPS SupportYes, A-GPS with Google Maps
BluetoothYes, v2.1, Supported Profiles (A2DP)
HDMI PortYes
Audio Jack3.5 mm
Music PlayerYes, Supports MP3, eAAC, WAV
Video PlayerYes, Supports MP4, H.263, H.264, WMV, HD Video Playback
Sound EnhancementxLOUD Engine Audio Filter Technology
Call MemoryPractically Unlimited
SMS MemoryYes
Phone Book MemoryPractically Unlimited
SensorsCMOS Sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor,
Digital Compass
Additional FeaturesBookmarks, 3D Games, ANT Technology, Sound Recorder,
Predictive Text Input, MMS Enabled, Noise Shield, E-manual,
Infinite Button, Flight Mode, Calculator, Alarm Clock, Calendar,
Conversation, Album Art, Video Streaming, Voice Input,
TV Out Port
Important AppsFacebook, Twitter, Google Talk, Android Market, Google Search,
Gmail, Google Latitude, Google Calendar, YouTube,
Instant Messaging
1 year manufacturer warranty for Phone &
6 months warranty for in the box accessories

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