The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S on 3
Why we like it
- Powerful and Fast
- Fantastic camera with HD video
- Elegant design, super-skinny smartphone
- Great Battery Life
Without doubt one of the most elegant smartphones around, the 3 Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S also packs a massive amount of power into its mini frame, making it one of the most exciting smartphones out there right now.
Just like its predecessor, the Arc, the Arc S is a mere 8.7mm thick, and sports a really great-looking curved design, meaning that it's one of the most attractive smartphones around. It is also really light, at just 117g.
Compared to the original Arc, the Arc S has had an enormous upgrade in processing, which means that it can handle the internet up to 20 times faster than the original. It also has more grunt power for multi-tasking and loading apps without hesitation. The Arc was good - the Arc S is better!
The Arc S also sports an improved camera, now with the capacity to snap photos in panoramic 3D! But if that feature doesnt float your boat, you can still enjoy regular photography in top qualty. The Arc S has a dedicated low-light lens to ensure you can take excellent snaps whatever the light conditions, and with its image stabilisation and LED flash you'll always take the best snaps when you're out and about.
In short, the Three Xperia Arc S is a speed demon, and a fantastic quality smartphone - worth considering if you want top-end technology at your fingertips!
|Size and Weight|
|Dimensions||125 x 63 x 8.7 mm|
|Colour depth||16M colours|
|Resolution||480 x 854 pixels|
|Screen size||4.2 inches|
|Screen type||LED-backlit LCD screen|
|Pixel count||8 Megapixels|
|Resolution||3264 x 2448 pixels|
|Video||HD video capture 720p@30fps with video light and stabiliser|
|Memory and Software|
|Graphics||Adreno 205 GPU|
|Maximum capacity||up to 32GB|
|Memory card slot||microSD|
|Operating system||Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)|
|Processor||1.4 GHz processor|
|Max. music play||37 hours|
|Max. stand-by||460 hours|
|Max. talk time||7 hours 35 mins|
|Music and Video|
|FM radio||Stereo FM with RDS|
|Headphone socket||3.5 mm headphone jack|
|Other file formats||TrackID Music recognition|
|3G||HSDPA 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA 5.8 Mbps|
|Bluetooth||v2.1 with A2DP, EDR|
|Wi-Fi||802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot|
|Works in Europe|
|Works in the Americas|
|Flash player||Adobe Flash 10.3|
|Mapping software||Google Maps|