Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc Review – Features and Specifications

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc is a flagship handset from a company that was on the back foot in 2010, the new release Android smartphone with Android 2.3 OS in CES 2011. It brings with it a wave of exciting technologies – the Exmor R sensor, the Mobile Bravia Engine – it hits the right numbers too – 4.2 inches, Android 2.3.2, 8.1 megapixels, 8.7mm. Let’s have a look at this awesome smartphone – Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc.

Sony Ericsson XPERIA Arc Features and Specifications

> General: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, UMTS 850/900/1900/2100 MHz, 7.2Mbps HSDPA, 5.76Mbps HSUPA

> Form factor: Touchscreen bar phone

> Dimensions: 125 x 63 x 8.7-10 mm, 117 g

> Display: 4.2″ 16M-color TFT capacitive touchscreen, 854 x 480 pixels

> CPU: Qualcomm MSM8255 1 GHz Snapdragon platform

> OS: Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)

> Memory: 287MB storage, 512MB RAM, microSD card slot, 8GB card included in the retail box

> Camera: 8 megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash, face detection and touch focus; 720p video recording at 30fps

> Connectivity: Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, standard microUSB port, GPS receiver with A-GPS, 3.5mm audio jack, microHDMI port

> Misc: Sony Ericsson Timescape UI, built-in accelerometer, proximity sensor, Sony Mobile Bravia engine, multi-touch input, scratch-resistant surface

Review of Sony Ericsson XPERIA Arc

Design and Display

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc is one of the most stylish Android devices, which is extremely slim at just 8.7 mm at the center and has a curved design. The dimensions are 125 x 63 x 8.7 mm and it weighs just 117 gms. It has an LED backlit LCD display which is huge at 4.2 inches. It has a display resolution of 480 x 854 pixels and has superb display quality. The brightness of the display is just perfect, but the contrast isn’t as good as SuperAMOLED displays.

Below the display, there are the three standard keys – Back, Home and Menu. On the left side of the Xperia Arc, there is the audio jack, and on the top, there is the power key and the microHDMI out. On the right, there is the microUSB port, a volume rocker and a camera key. On the back, there is the 8 MP camera, the LED flash and the battery compartment.

The build quality is quite good, and the phone is very pocketable.


The phone features an 8MP camera and has a resolution of 3264×2448 pixels and the camera features like, autofocus, check quality and LED flash are available with this phone camera. It also features Touch focus, geo-tagging, Image stabilization along with face and smile detection. And also video recording can be done at 720p at a rate of 30fps with continuous autofocus, check quality and LED flash.


The phone features a phonebook where it can store unlimited contacts and also it can store unlimited call records. The Xperia Arc contains an internal memory of 320 MB and a 512 MB RAM. This memory can be expandable up to 32 GB including the 8 GB using the microSD card slot.


The Xperia Arc comes with all the standard connectivity options – it has GPRS, EDGE, 3G HSDPA, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n as well as Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP. It has a GPS transceiver with A-GPS and Google Maps. It also has a standard 1500 mAh Li-Po battery. It comes with the Webkit based browser which is one of the best mobile browsers around.


It has got an amazing performance as it works on an Android v2.3 Gingerbread operating system and the latest Google OS. Call quality is excellent. Users at both ends experienced very good voice and sound quality and also had a good communication. Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc comes equipped with 1500mAh capacity Li-Po Standard battery which offers a battery talk time up to 7 hours on 2G and 3G. On standby it offers 430 hours on 2G and 400 hours on 3G. And also we can have Music Play up to 31 hours. With all these positives, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc delivers good performance.


Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc is one of the good handset that Sony Ericsson has produced. With its all good features Sony Ericsson has made this handset one of the most expected phones in the market.