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Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1553 reviews of Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the camera and design are on the whole positive. The portability and screen are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the connectivity and reception.

usability, screen, portability, design, camera

battery, durability, reliability, reception, connectivity

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 (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. Reviews about the camera and usability are on the whole positive. The design and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some critical comments about the reliability and size. There are mixed comments on the price and battery.

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

Apr, 2018

Consumer review (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. Views about the screen and usability are overall positive. The performance and portability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts 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)

Apr, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. People really like the battery. Some have doubts about the usability.

battery

usability

67% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Ericsson LT15IEUBLU XPERIA Arc Android Smartphone with Touchscreen, 8MP Camera, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, No Warranty (Blue)Sony Ericsson LT15IEUBLU XPERIA Arc Android Smartphone with Touchscreen, 8MP Camera, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, No Warranty (Blue)

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc review

 

It may not be among the dual-core, 4G superphones that have raised the bar these days, but even nine months after we learned of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc at CES , its specifications are strong and its in-hand use satisfying.

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc has a slim, gorgeous build, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and 720p HD video capture.

Several buttons on the Xperia Arc are too small, and the unlocked price would be a prohibitively expense for most. Call quality was mediocre.

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc is a beautiful handset with some great features, but a high price tag and no network optimization leave few reasons to buy this unlocked Android phone.

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Juha Saarinen (wired.com)

Review: Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc

 

Despite some rough edges, Sony Ericsson's new Android phone is worth taking a look at for its great design, beautiful display and excellent camera.

Great design, both thin and light. Beautiful LED backlit display. Crisp images and video from the 8-megapixel camera with Exmor sensor. Gingerbread version of Android is a huge improvement over previous iterations. Good voice quality on calls

Flimsy, plastic feel to a 0 phone? Small and stiff buttons. Android’s quirks are more annoying than endearing. Price is a bit steep

May, 2011

Expert review by : Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

Sony Ericsson XPERIA Arc Review

 

Sony Ericsson's 2010 Android range may have started promisingly, but software headaches undermined solid hardware and left many early-adopters with a low opinion of the company. 2011 is something of a relaunch for Sony Ericsson, then, with the XPERIA...

If the XPERIA Play failed to persuade us that it was the future of mobile gaming, the Sony Ericsson XPERIA Arc has no such caveats when it comes to solid multimedia and all-round performance. No, it doesn’t have a dual-core processor or record Full HD,...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Sony Ericsson XPERIA Arc April joke: Lorem Ipsum

 

It should be clear by now that this review article, outlived in a day, was a mere April's Fools Day joke. We have a proper Arc review up online, so you should refer to that instead. We're glad you saw the funny side of it. If you are interested, you...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by : Vlad Savov (engadget.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc review

 

Like all good things Sony Ericsson, the Xperia Arc didn't wait for an official announcement to make itself known. First appearing on a set of teasing

Great camera ; Thin, light and beautiful ; Attractive UI atop Android 2.3

Iffy ergonomics ; Disappointing video quality ; Some software issues

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Sony Ericsson XPERIA Arc preview: First look

 

Sony Ericsson is back at it and they are pushing pedal to the metal with their latest unusually curved and unusually streamlined sports car – the XPERIA Arc. Once one of the top three phone manufacturers, Sony Ericsson has been through some hard times...

Jan, 2011

Expert review by : PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia arc Review

 

It's no secret that the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 was somewhat of a letdown considering it was pegged as the mobile giant's multimedia powerhouse. On paper, it looked great, but the reality was the likes of HTC's Sense UI made Sony Ericsson's Android...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by (phonearena.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia arc Preview

 

Officially introduced at CES 2011, the Sony Ericsson Xperia arc represents the next big thing in the manufacturer's line-up. Sony Ericsson seems to be learning from its mistakes, as the handset comes not only with breathtaking design and hardware, but...

Jan, 2011

Expert review by : Bright Hub (brighthub.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc Reviewed

 

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc is one of the best Android phones on the market. In this review, I check it out and tell you everything you need to know before you consider buying the Xperia Arc.

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : Jon Rettinger (technobuffalo.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc Review (video)

 

We've been following the Xperia Arc since we first saw it back in Jan. at the Consumer Electronics Show. We loved the look and feel of it then, and now we're excited to have it in the TechnoBuffalo labs to see if it lives up to the expectations that...

May, 2011

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1500
Battery performance: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 / 6.95 / 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 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
Rear camera type:Single camera
Scan technology:CMOS
Second camera:No / 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:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Blue / Blue, Silver / Silver / White
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:4.2
Display number of colors:16.77 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:480 x 854 / 854 x 480
Display Type:TFT
External display: No
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY

Memory

Internal RAM:0.5

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Text prediction system:T9
Text prediction system type: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 compression format:3GP, MP4
Video formats supported:3GP,MP4

Navigation

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

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM / GPRS,GSM / GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:800, 850, 1900, 2100 / 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
Customizable video ring tones:Y
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:2.3 / Gingerbread
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Stopwatch
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:Y
TV-out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB A / Micro-USB B
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor:MSM 8255
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
RAM capacity:0.5
USB mass storage: Yes

Video

Video call:No / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.343
Height:4.92
Weight:4.13
Width:2.48