Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc - Price: Rs.22999 [ Indian Market Price ]
Android v2.3 (Gingerbread) OS
4.2-inch TFT Touchscreen
8.1 MP Primary Camera
1 GHz Scorpion Processor
2G and 3G Network Support
Expandable Storage Capacity of 32 GB
The Xperia Arc is a full touch smartphone from Sony that packs in the latest Android version. The Gingerbread (Android 2.3) operating system brings in copy-paste capability, advanced multitasking as well as process management features to the arc. Powered by 1 GHz Qualcomm Scorpion processor, this Sony device comes with 512 MB of RAM and Adreno 205 GPU that enhance the performance of the phone.
This smartphone sports a 4.2-inch screen having pixel resolution of 854 x 480. The Sony Xperia Arc introduces the Mobile Bravia Engine, the mobile version of the Bravia Engines used in the televisions of Sony. The inclusion of this feature brings in better quality picture and sharp and crisp colors. A refreshed version of the Timescape UI is loaded in the Xperia Arc, which integrates with the social networking services and brings all your updates in the home screen.
The 8.1 megapixel camera that comes with the Arc has LED flash and auto focus abilities. This Sony smartphone camera loads the new Exmor R sensor with back illumination that produces superior quality images and videos even in low light conditions. Videos can be shot in 720p HD mode at 30 fps, with features like video stabilizer and video light helping in producing smooth videos. Other camera features includeface and smile detection and geo tagging.
The body of the Xperia Arc is thin and curvaceous, measuring 8.7 mm in the middle and 10 mm at both the ends, fitting snugly into your hand. The plastic build of the phone makes it very light, weighing just 117 g.
The screen of this Sony mobile phone uses TFT capacitive touchscreen display with 16 million color support. The Android device features an accelerometer sensor for auto rotation of the UI and proximity sensor for auto turn-off. The concave rear from where the phone draws its name, Arc, and the chromed rims give the handset a swish and elegant look.
Storage and Battery
The internal phone memory of this handset is 320 MB. By using a microSD card, the external memory of the Sony Xperia Arc can be expanded up to 32 GB. A standard Li-Po 1500 mAh battery is used in this phone that serves a talk time of 6 hours in 2G and 7 hours in 3G networks.
Connectivity and Features
The Xperia Arc can access Internet through Wi-Fi, GPRS, EDGE and 3G. Phone connectors include Bluetooth, USB, 3.5 mm audio jack and HDMI port. The mobile phone also supports popular social networking services like Facebook and Twitter.
The phone also has access to Android market, allowing you to download various applications as per your choice. Additionally, the Xperia handset has location based service like A-GPS, e-mail integration service such as Exchange ActiveSync and other features including Document reader, noise shield and DLNA function, which lets you stream content to your TV from phone sans wires.
Specifications of Sony Xperia Arc -
In Sales Package
Handset, Battery, Charger, Headset, 8 GB microSD Card, Data Cable, HDMI Cable, Scratch Guard, Mobile Cover, User Manual
Single SIM, GSM
Document Viewer, Pushmail (ActiveSync, SyncML, Google Sync)
Black & White
GSM - 850, 900, 1800, 1900; UMTS 2100
Android v2.3 (Gingerbread)
1 GHz Qualcomm Scorpion
FWVGA, 854 x 480 Pixels
Yes, 8.1 Megapixel
Yes, 1280 x 720, 30 fps
Digital Zoom - 2.46x
Other Camera Features
Geo-tagging, Auto Focus, Face Detection, Smile Detection, Video Light, Send to Web, Image Stabiliser, Sonys Exmor R, Touch Focus, Video Stabiliser
Li-Po, 1500 mAh
6 hrs (2G), 7 hrs (3G)
430 hrs (2G), 400 hrs (3G)
MEMORY & STORAGE
Included Memory Card
microSD, upto 32 GB
512 MB RAM
INTERNET & CONNECTIVITY
Email, Adobe Flash 10.2
Yes, 86 kbps
Yes, 237 kbps
Yes, 7.2 Mbps HSDPA; 5.8 Mbps HSUPA
Yes, 802.11 b/g/n
Yes, micro USB, v2
Yes, A-GPS with Google Maps
Yes, Supported Profiles (A2DP)
Yes, Supports MP3, eAAC, WAV
Yes, Supports MP4, H.263, H.264, WMV, HD Video Playback
Phone Book Memory
Accelerometer, CMOS Sensor, Digital Compass
Calculator, Alarm clock, Notes, Calendar, Picture Wallpaper, Stop Watch, Vibrating Alert, Predictive Text Input, Infinite Button, Conversations, Album Art, E-manual, Noise Shield, TrackID Music Recognition,Mobile BRAVIA Engine, Voice Input, TV Out Port
YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, PlayNow, Google Mail,Google Talk, Google Voice Search, Google Search
1 year manufacturer warranty for Phone & 6 months warranty for in the box accessories