Sony Xperia Arc

Thursday, December 20, 2012

/ by Aman Banka

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

Key Features

  1. Android v2.3 (Gingerbread) OS
  2. 4.2-inch TFT Touchscreen
  3. 8.1 MP Primary Camera
  4. 1 GHz Scorpion Processor
  5. HD Recording
  6. 2G and 3G Network Support
  7. Wi-Fi Enabled
  8. 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 PackageHandset, Battery, Charger, Headset, 8 GB microSD Card,
Data Cable, HDMI Cable, Scratch Guard, Mobile Cover,
User Manual
Touch ScreenYes, Capacitive
Business FeaturesDocument Viewer, Pushmail (ActiveSync, SyncML, Google Sync)
Call FeaturesLoudspeaker
Handset ColorsBlack & White
Operating FreqGSM - 850, 900, 1800, 1900; UMTS 2100
OSAndroid v2.3 (Gingerbread)
User InterfaceTimescape
Processor1 GHz Qualcomm Scorpion
GraphicsAdreno 205
Size4.2 Inches
ResolutionFWVGA, 854 x 480 Pixels
Color16 M
Primary CameraYes, 8.1 Megapixel
Secondary CameraNo
Video RecordingYes, 1280 x 720, 30 fps
HD RecordingHD
ZoomDigital Zoom - 2.46x
Other Camera FeaturesGeo-tagging, Auto Focus, Face Detection, Smile Detection,
Video Light, Send to Web, Image Stabiliser, Sonys Exmor R,
Touch Focus, Video Stabiliser
Size63x125x8.7 mm
Weight117 g
TypeLi-Po, 1500 mAh
Talk Time6 hrs (2G), 7 hrs (3G)
Standby Time430 hrs (2G), 400 hrs (3G)
Internal320 MB
Included Memory Card8 GB
Expandable MemorymicroSD, upto 32 GB
Memory512 MB RAM
Internet FeaturesEmail, Adobe Flash 10.2
GPRSYes, 86 kbps
EDGEYes, 237 kbps
3GYes, 7.2 Mbps HSDPA; 5.8 Mbps HSUPA
WifiYes, 802.11 b/g/n
USB ConnectivityYes, micro USB, v2
TetheringWi-fi Hotspot
GPS SupportYes, A-GPS with Google Maps
BluetoothYes, 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
Call MemoryPractically Unlimited
SMS MemoryYes
Phone Book MemoryPractically Unlimited
SensorsAccelerometer, CMOS Sensor, Digital Compass
Additional FeaturesCalculator, 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
Important AppsYouTube, 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

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