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Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1305 reviews of Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and design. The screen and portability also get good views, but the connectivity and reception get mixed views. The durability and reliability get negative views.

usability, portability, screen, design, performance

battery, reliability, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 75 user reviews of Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the camera and usability. The design and performance are also appreciated, but many are less positive about the reliability and size. The price and battery get mixed comments.

portability, performance, design, usability, camera

size, reliability

87% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc Touch Screen Sim Free Mobile Phone - Midnight BlueSony Ericsson Xperia Arc Touch Screen Sim Free Mobile Phone - Midnight Blue

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 user reviews of Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and usability. The performance and portability are also appreciated, but there are some critical opinions about the battery.

design, portability, performance, usability, screen

battery

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Ericsson LT15a Xperia Arc Unlocked Phone with Android 2.3 and 4.2-Inch Multi-touch Display--U.S Warranty (Midnight Blue)Sony Ericsson LT15a Xperia Arc Unlocked Phone with Android 2.3 and 4.2-Inch Multi-touch Display--U.S Warranty (Midnight Blue)

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. People really like the battery, whereas many are less positive about the usability and performance.

battery

price, performance, usability

50% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Ericsson Xperia arc S LT18a Unlocked Phone with Android, 8 MP Camera, 1.4 GHz Processor, and 4.2-Inch Display--U.S. Warranty (Black)Sony Ericsson Xperia arc S LT18a Unlocked Phone with Android, 8 MP Camera, 1.4 GHz Processor, and 4.2-Inch Display--U.S. Warranty (Black)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Gary Cutlack (techradar.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc review

 

Can Android 2.3 and a super-slim new body salvage Sony Ericsson's Android ambitions?

Astonishingly thin body ; Attractive user interface tweaks ; Nice customisable floating dock ; Single-core processor handles most tasks well ; Decent battery life ; Stunning screen

Small, fiddly power and volume buttons ; Timescape widget is rather ugly ; Text entry system is a bit last generation ; Only five home screens

Update: You can now check out thoughts on the upgrade to this phone in our Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S review.

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc - Pocket-lint

 

It's leagues ahead of the Xperia X10, there is no question about that. But there is also a feeling that an upgrade to the software would make it into

Looks great, lightweight, good camera performance, screen viewing angles are fantastic, relatively fast and stable in day-to-day operation

Screen is a little yellow, camera and video software could be better, back key location had us hitting on-screen buttons

So where does that leave the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc? It’s leagues ahead of the Xperia X10, there is no question about that. But there is also a feeling that an upgrade to the software would make it into a fantastic phone, rather than one that is just...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

First Look: Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc - Pocket-lint

 

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc is certainly a major improvement for the company and one that we're excited about. We're left with first impressions of

Display, design, camera looks to offer great performance

Some might find it too plasticy

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc is certainly a major improvement for the company and one that we’re excited about. We’re left with first impressions of the device that are good. It seemed to be responsive enough on the occasions we played with it at CES...

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

We were the first to bring you news of the Sony Ericsson smartphone coming to CES thanks to spotting a poster campaign outside the Las Vegas Convention

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Nikhil Pradhan (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc review

 

At first glance it certainly looks like the Arc has the potential and meets all criteria to rise straight to the top of the Android smartphones pecking order. Let's look at whether the Arc lives up to its potential.

It's too early to make a judgement on the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc, which is expected to launch in Q1 of this year, but signs are promising - it looks beautiful and comes with Google Android 2.3 'Gingerbread'. Watch this space.

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Barry de la Rosa (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Ericsson Xperia arc review

 

Subtle and practical improvements to Android, a decent camera and a large, colourful screen make the arc tempting, but it may soon find itself outpaced by dual-core models.

May, 2011

Recommended!

Expert review by: Edward Chester (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc

 

Super slim and sleek yet powerful and feature packed. Sounds like a winning combination to us.

Super slim ; Brilliant screen ; Camera has shutter button

Doesn't have a dual-core CPU ; Almost too slim ; Battery life still not great

If you like your smartphones sleek and slim yet still packed with features, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc should be high on your list. It's among the thinnest phones in its class yet packs in a large high quality screen, has a better camera than most –...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc review

 

Can the ultra-slim Xperia Arc put Sony Ericsson back among the Android leading pack?

Super-slim and stuffed with neat video and imaging tech, the Arc is a return to form for Sony Ericsson

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc Review

 

Super-slim and stuffed with neat video and imaging tech, the Arc is a return to form for Sony Ericsson

Until now, Sony Ericsson’s flagship Android smartphone was the alarmingly under-powered Xperia X10, running on version 2.1 of the OS and only recently updated with multi-touch.That leaves the new Xpe

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Ginny Mies, (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc preview

 

The avalanche of Google Android-based powerhouse smartphones is just beginning, with the unveiling of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc.

It's too early to make a judgement on the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc, which is expected to launch in Q1 of this year, but signs are promising - it looks beautiful and comes with Google Android 2.3 'Gingerbread'. Watch this space.

Jan, 2011

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1500
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:31
Standby time (2G):430
Standby time (3G):400 / 430
Talk time (2G):6.55 / 6.9 / 7
Talk time (3G):7

Call management

Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice commands: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Digital Zoom:2.46
Face detection: Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Geotagging: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):8.1
Maximum frame rate:30
Night mode: Yes
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8.1
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:0.3
Sensor Type:CMOS
Smile detection: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1280 x 720
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:720p
Video stabilizer: Yes
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Blue / Silver / White
Form factor:Bar
Standard colour:Blue

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:10.7
Display number of colours:16.77 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:854 x 480
Display Type:TFT
External display: No
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard layout:QWERTY

Memory

Internal RAM:0.5

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Text prediction system:T9

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3 / AAC, MP3, MP4, WAV
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
RSS reader: Yes
Video formats supported:3GP, MP4

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / GPRS, GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:800,850,900,1900,2100 / 900,2100
3G standards:CDMA, HSPA / HSPA / WCDMA
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP / A2DP, AVRCP
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR / 3.0+HS
SIM card capability:Single SIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes

Other features

Active toolbar: Yes
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Polyphonic ring: Yes
Ringer type:MP3 / Polyphonic
Rotating: Yes
Video Playback: Yes
Voice Recording: Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Google Voice Search\nGoogle Search\nAndroid Market\nYouTube\nFacebook/Google Talk/Twitter\nGoogle Calendar\n
Cables included:USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Customisable video ring tones: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.3 / Gingerbread
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Stopwatch
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets
Support for contact groups: Yes
Video call:No / Yes
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Ports & interfaces

HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
TV-Out : Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB B
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor family:QUALCOMM
Processor frequency:1
Processor Model:MSM 8255

Software

Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.3 / Gingerbread
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal Memory:1024 / 320
Internal RAM:512
Internal storage capacity:1
Maximum memory card size:32
USB mass storage: Yes

Video

Video call:No / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.7
Height :12.5
Weight:117
Width:6.3