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Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc

alaTest has collected and analysed 1152 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the portability and usability. The camera and screen also get good feedback. The text input and featuresget critical reviews, and there are some mixed comments about the size.

design, screen, camera, usability, portability

battery, features, text input

We analysed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Mobile Phones the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 21 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 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, camera, screen, value for money, portability

battery, reliability, features

81% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 73 user reviews of Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

responsiveness, design, screen, portability, usability

reliability, features

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Ericsson Lt15i Mobile Phone Sony Xperia Arc *Midnight Blue* International VersionSony Ericsson LT15a Xperia Arc Unlocked Phone with Android 2.3 and 4.2-Inch Multi-touch Display--U.S Warranty (Midnight Blue)Sony Ericsson Lt15i Arc Unlocked Android Phone - International Version, No Warranty - Misty Silver

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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

As it is, we're prepared to overlook the Xperia Arc's few minor flaws thanks to its stunning good looks, superb screen and very decent photo performance. You can't help but love it once you've held its magically thin body and gazed adoringly into its...

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Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc review

 

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc is a flagship handset from a company that was on the back foot in 2010. 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...

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

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 good

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First Look: Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc review

 

To say that Sony Ericsson had a tough year in 2010 would be an understatement. We slammed the Xperia X10 which was supposed to be their flagship device, we then went on to question the X10 mini and X10 mini pro, although they weren't without some...

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...

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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.

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Sony Ericsson Xperia arc review

 

We expected the Xperia arc to be about the same as the Xperia Play but without the gaming controls, and yet its slimness and lightness still came as a surprise. It may be thicker than Samsung's Galaxy S (Sony Ericsson's claimed 8.7mm thickness only...

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.

Recommended!

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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 –...

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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

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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.

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Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc hands-on test

 

The Android-based Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc has a quiver full of features, from a flashy screen to a compelling camera, that mean it could hit the smart-phone bull's-eye.

Wafer-thin, curved case ; Promising screen ; 8.1-megapixel camera with innovative sensor

Thin, plastic case seems delicate ; Custom skin will have to prove better than untouched Android

We're also excited that Sony Ericsson has finally plumped for an up-to-date version of Android, although it had better push the Arc out of the door before it's overtaken by the seemingly endless updates from Google. We just hope the Arc doesn't suffer...

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Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc Review

 

The Sony Ericsson Arc is an Android Smartphone; featuring Sony's Mobile Bravia engine which promises sharper images and deeper colours.

The Xperia Arc feels very much like the go to handset for Sony Ericsson fans. It also makes a nice change from the usual HTC/Samsung-orama that Android has become. The Arc benefits from Sony’s imaging and display pedigree and boasts one of the best...

Product Specifications

Camera

Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:HD720p

Configuration

Audio Formats : Yes
Audio Playback: Yes
Dual SIM Card: No
GPS Receiver:Built-in
I-Mode: No
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes

Connectivity

A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
HSCSD: No
HSDPA: Yes
Technology:GSM/PCN / WCDMA (UMTS)

Display

Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions / 16 Mio
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Design:Bar
EASY USE PHONE: No
Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Android
Operator:3 / EE / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / Talk mobile / Tesco MB / Virgin / Vodafone
Product Type:Mobile Phone / Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free

Messaging

E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes
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