Expert Review of Sony Ericsson Xperia arc S
Promoted with tag line of "Live life in vivid colours," Sony Mobiles has came up with its new mobile handset Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S, which in true sense proves the meaning of its name by incorporating wide range of high-defined features. Designed with 4.2 inches capacitive touchscreen with 16 million color display and screen resolution of 480 x 854 pixels. It has a dimensional measurement of 125.0 × 63.0 × 8.7 mm/4.9 × 2.5 × 0.3 inches. Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S is a GSM phone that operates at a frequency of GSM 850/900/1800/1900 for 2G network and at frequency of HSDPA 900/2100/LT15i and HSDPA 850/1900/2100/800 LT15a for 3G network and is equipped with Android v2.3 (gingerbread) operating system. Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S is embedded with inbuilt internal memory of 320 MB followed by RAM of 512 MB, supported by external memory microSD flash card slot. Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S also integrates giant battery of 1500 mAH resulting is healthy talk time and stand by time. Another noteworthy feature about Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S includes camera of 8 mega pixel.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S also supports connectivity with EDGE, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and micro USB port. Apart from this Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S adorns common features like messaging, mailing, MMS, touch mail, etc. It is also equipped with inbuilt HTML browser for net surfing and supports connectivity with various social-networking websites besides allowing user to download contents of his choice from different websites. In this way Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S is blessed with a wide range of versatile features that makes it HD phone taking it miles ahead of same phones in same segment.
User Interface and UI functionality
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S is designed with LEDbacklit LCD 4.2 inches LCD capacitive touchscreen with screen resolution of 480 x 854 pixel supported by 16 million color display. Other features integrated in screen resolution include scratch resistant surface, accelerometer sensor for auto rotate, multitouch input method, proximity sensor for auto turn off, timescape UI, and Sony’s Sony Mobile Bravia Engine.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S adorns a wide array of various magnificent multimedia features. The most impressive multimedia feature about Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S includes access of mobile contents on user’s TV set by connecting with Wi-Fi and DLNA. By connecting them with these slots enables the user to access videos, photos, and powerpoint presentations on his TV. Besides this, it also enables the user to enjoy the fun of listening almost 10 million songs, viewing thousands of movies through video and music unlimited service provided by Sony Entertainment network services. Thus, entertaining the user to enjoy these services according to his own requirement. Also, it is enhanced with inbuilt FM radio with RDS followed by inbuilt MP3 audio system that is upgraded with music file like eAAC+/WMA/WAV player.
Pictures and Video quality
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S is customized with camera of 8 megapixels with picture resolution of 3264 x 2448 pixels followed by features like autofocus, LED flash, touch focus, image stabilization , geotagging, and smile detection. It also records videos at speed of 720p at 30 fps followed by features like autofoucs and video light. Thus, enabled with all these features quality of pictures shot and videos recorded from Sony Xperia Arc S is quite fascinating indeed. With this feature of BRAVIA engine from Sony adds an additional attraction to the quality of picture and videos.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S is embedded with inbuilt HTML browser thus enabling the user to enjoy the features like emailing and net surfing along with downloading contents of their choice from different websites with help of inbuilt web browser. Hence providing an opportunity of getting connected with internet without the help of internet facility to the user, in this way the user gets free from carrying his laptop to every place for net connection. With help Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S inbuilt web browser he access his mail any where according to his requirement. The HTML browser also enables the user to get connected with social networking websites like facebook, orkut, twitter for staying in contact with their friends and relatives at an ease and that also according to their requirement. This brings the feature of computer and laptop on the palms of the user.
Internal and External Memory
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S is blessed with an inbuilt memory of 320 MB followed by 512 MB RAM. It also carries an external memory card slot and is embedded with 8 GB microSD flash card that can be further extended upto 32 GB. Thus, it can store huge data set for storing list of contacts in his phone address book with their detailed information. Besides this, the external memory card slot enables the user to store huge volume of data like songs, games, photos, and videos in his mobile handset. With extended microSD flash card, the user can also store movies and various MS-Office file in mobile.
Applications and Gaming
Besides various features, Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S also adorns various common features like messaging in threaded view, which is an enhanced form of viewing messaging that gives the preview of message to the user along with the name of sender. With this, it also serves the features like MMS, e-mail, push mail, etc. with the help of inbuilt net browser. Another common feature adorned in Ericsson Xperia Arc S is inbuilt games. With an objective of providing an additional source entertainment it has been enhanced with range of interesting inbuilt games. However, games can also be downloaded from various websites and with help of various connectivity options. Other applications integrated in Arc S include YouTube, Calender, Google talk, Facebook, Twitter, document viewer, adobe flash 10.2, voice memo, and dial commands.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S is equipped with giant battery of 1500 mAH supporting the standby time of 430 hours for 2G network, and upto 400 hours for 3G network, and talk time of 7 hours for 2G network and 7 hours for 3G network, with music play upto 31 hours.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S offers connectivity with GPRS at speed of 86 kbps, EDGE upto 237 kbps, 3G network at speed of HSDPA 7.2 Mbps, HSUPA at 5.8 Mbps, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, USB v2.0 microUSB cord. With the help of these options, users can easily get various data from other sources into their mobiles and also can store huge volume of data.
With a wide range of mobiles available in market, it generally gets difficult to assess which mobile is the best , therefore, it is better to compare it with a similar kind of mobile. On the one hand, Sony has Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S. On the other, HTC Mobiles has HTC Desire S designed on same platform. Both of them are touchscreen phones with similar dimensions 125 mm x 63 mm x 9 mm and 115 mm x 60 mm x 12 mm for Ericsson Xperia S and HTC Desire S, respectively. Both of them have the same power battery, Ericsson Xperia with 1500 mAh and HTC Desire S with 1450 mAh giving almost same kind of standby and talk time. Both of them are powered by same Android 2.3 operating system with Qualcomm 1 GHz1 processor for Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc and GHz Qualcomm 8255 Snapdragon for HTC Desire. With these common features, they differ in case of cameras, for instance, Xperia Arc is embedded with an 8 mega pixels camera, HTC Desire has a camera of 5 mega pixels only. Where Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S adorns inbuilt memory of 320 MB followed by 512 MB RAM and external memory card slot of 8GB expandable upto 32GB HTC Desire S has internal memory of 1GB with expandable memory slot. In this way there are few similarities and few dissimilarities in these handsets but any how they almost share same kind of features it depends on user how much he can afford to pay for their prices.