Reviews and Problems with Sony Ericsson XPERIA Arc / LT15a
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Review: Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc
23 May 2011
Excerpt: Undeniably attractive and super skinny, Sony Ericsson’s Xperia Arc is ready for a career as a runway model. This fashionable specimen measures a mere 0.46 inches thick at its thinnest point, the middle of the concave arc that runs vertically down the back of the phone.
Pros: 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.
Cons: Flimsy, plastic feel to a 0 phone? Small and stiff buttons. Android’s quirks are more annoying than endearing. Price is a bit steep.
Excerpt: S ony Ericsson has also embraced the Android platform, and due to Android’s success, it was of course, not a bad choice. Sony Ericsson’s sleek designs are often recognizable by their menu structure as well as the design.
Summary: The Sony Ericsson XPERIA Arc has a few minor flaws, but these are easily overlooked thanks to its exquisite design. The XPERIA Arc is fast, super-thin and combines a great camera with an excellent display.
Pros: Super-thin and concave design, Excellent camera, Fantastic display
Conclusion: If you're looking for a stylish and light smartphone running Android 2.3 then the Arc is a great choice. The phone has a great screen and a great camera but if processing power is more important to you then you'll want to look at one of the dual core phones on offer. µ
Pros: Performance and usability of Android 2.3, good user interface, front facing camera, styling.
Cons: Poor text input, poor battery life., Pointless notification light.
Conclusion: 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 good.
Pros: Looks great, lightweight, good camera performance, screen viewing angles are fantastic, relatively fast and stable in day-to-day operation
Cons: Screen is a little yellow, camera and video software could be better, back key location had us hitting on-screen buttons