The first reaction on holding this amazing piece of workmanship is that it is quite handful. But as you run across the power packed features that it houses, one can’t help but appreciate the excellent work done by the Sony Ericsson engineers. In the cut throat competitive market of smart phones, Xperia Arc stands out for its features and has been able to garner a dedicated and sizeable fan following. Inspite of its size, the camera feels pretty light and comfortable to hold.
The smartphone runs on a Scorpion Processor running at 1GHz speed with Adreno 205 GPU that is particularly useful in accelerating games and playing back high definition videos. The LED display is backlit and has a 480 x 854 pixel resolution which allows superlative colour reproduction which is so typical of high end sony hand sets. The internal memory of 320MB would suffice for most requirements but lack of hot swappable slot for microSD cards can be an issue with many. The sound quality is of high quality though it tends to distort at full volumes. One serious drawback of the smartphone is that it does not support Divx, XviD or Mkv format. So one is forced to download and use third party software for the same which can be a tricky issue with the kind of malware on the net looking for such opportunity. For connectivity, the phone is well equipped with options like 3G, EDGE, GPRS, Wi-Fi with DLNA compatibility. The 8mp camera is accompanied with LED flash which works very well and reproduces colour in a superlative manner in the photos. The 1500mAH battery though is above the industry standards, the heavy processing that the phone needs to do does not allow it last longer than a little more than a day with average usage and without playing too many videos. It retails for about 28000 rupees in the market but you can get good bargains if you are ready to sweat it out in the market to search for good bargains.