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Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc

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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc

CNET
19 April 2014
  • Summary: The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc offers a stunning wide-screen display and an excellent camera. It's the ideal Android smart phone for media lovers.
  • Cons: Thin, plastic case seems delicate; no privileged access to PlayStation content or Sony's music and film catalogues; poor battery life.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Xperia Arc Review: In Depth

Recombu
28 March 2014
  • Excerpt: Sony Ericsson had some serious catching up to do with the Android crowd after their quite frankly pants X10. What was a nice looking phone was marred by an irritatingly slow, over-skinned version of Android. Thankfully they have gone away and done some thinking and come back with what could be one of their best handsets yet: the Xperia Arc. What we like The first thing you will notice about the phone is how thin it is, at just 8.7mm it feels like an iPhone 4 on a diet.
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Overall 8
7.5

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc – Major Sex Appeal

Tech2
4 July 2011
  • Excerpt: Mobile handsets are getting better looking all the time, thank goodness. With handsets like Nokia N8, Dell Venue and the newly launched HTC Incredible, the competition for good looking devices is heating up and the Xperia Arc just took mobile sex appeal to a whole new level. It’s one of the first Gingerbread (out of the box) handsets to hit the shelves and here’s a closer look.
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Overall 7
7.0

Curvy, Slim Xperia Arc Is Leggy Supermodel of Smartphones

Wired
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. It manages to make my iPhone 3GS look almost obese in comparison. Slimness is a virtue in devices, as it reduces that embarrassing Visible Phone Line in your pocket.
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Overall 7
7.0

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc Review

thinkdigit.com
2 May 2011
  • Summary: The Arc is a benchmark for slimness, and a sexy looker that packs decent hardware. However, the pricing is on the high side and with the whole future proofing angle looming over single core devices and niggles specific to this handset, the Arc doesn't get the nod from us. 5 thousand cheaper, and we might reconsider...
  • Pros: Stunningly slim and a nice contoured design, A radical upgrade over its predecessor, Keys and buttons are well laid out
  • Cons: Pricing on the high side for a single core Android phone, Interface and menus have their quirks, Battery life isn't as good as we'd expected
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc

stuffmideast.com
19 April 2011
  • Summary: Super-slim and stuffed with neat video and imaging tech, the Arc is a return to form for Sony Ericsson
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc review

PC Advisor
23 October 2011
  • Summary: The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc replaces the Xperia X10 as the flagship model of Sony Ericsson's Xperia line-up of Android smartphones.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc

THE INQUIRER
13 September 2011
  • 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.
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Ericsson XPERIA Arc

MobileFoneReviews
3 September 2011
  • Conclusion: With Sony touting the Arc as the best multimedia handset within the "XPERIA" series, the Sony Ericsson X12 really had to pull out all the stocks to beat its predecessors which were excellent multimedia handsets in their own ways. The most notable multimedia feature on the X12 is the updated 8 MP Autofocus HD camera. Images can be recorded at a maximum resolution of 3264x2448 pixels where as HD quality videos can be shot at 720p@30fps.
  • Pros: 4.2 inch LED display working on Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine, Android OS v2.3 (Gingerbread), Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon 1 GHz processor, 8MP camera, 3G, Wi-Fi, Slim design
  • Cons: No secondary camera for video calling
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Overall 8
8.0
Features 10
10
Ease of use 10
10
Performance 8
8.0
Battery performance 6
6.0

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc

3g
2 September 2011
  • Summary: Wonderfully made phone with three standout features – its display, its snapper and Android 2.3 Gingerbread
  • Pros: Excellent sharp 4.2in display, top-notch snapper, slim and light chassis, fast Android Gingerbread operating system
  • Cons: Timescape is disappointing; no Mac compatibility; some small issues with software usability
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