This is my opinion :
This is indeed the best looking device I have ever seen! But this is not strange since it's a Sony. What's even better is that the 8 mp camera with the new sensor will keep the Xperia ARC the best android camera the same way the current X10 is.
So this device will have a brilliant camera, stunning display, the latest version of android plus the sexiest design you could ever get!! I don't think it could get better than this, but wait let's not forget it's a Sony which means you will still get the premium and classy feeling while holding it.
Brilliant job se! I am indeed impressed.
No wonder why we love and believe in Sony, they always impress us! And I mean live innovation not only copy/paste others.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc - The Ultimate Multimedia Device.
1// First thing to mention, is the fantastic design, it's simply the most eye catching design we've ever seen from Sony Ericsson, the Arc shape makes it absolutely comfortable to hold in both landscape and portrait modes, and with extraordinary light weight at 117g and the premium build quality, we just can't expect a better body for a device with 4.2 inch screen!
2// On the body you can see the power button and micro HDMI out port at the top, first mic and the lanyard loop at the bottom, standard audio jack at the left, notification LED light (unique feature), micro USB port, volume rockers and the dedicated camera key (rare feature between Android based handsets) at the right, 8mp camera lens, LED flash, second mic (for noise cancelation and stereo recording) and the loud speaker at the rear, and at the front you notice the ear piece, proximity sensor and three hardware key: menu, home and back buttons. And of course, I didn't mention the screen because you can barely see the edge between the screen and the black border surrounding it when the screen is off! And this beauty might be available in three colors!! Surprised, huh?! There are two official colors, Misty silver and Midnight blue, but a pink version has appeared on web too.
3// In term of hardware, Arc has everything to run the Android 2.3 gingerbread fast and smooth, 1GHz Scorpion processor, Adreno 205 GPU, Qualcomm MSM8255, 512MB of RAM and 320MB of internal storage. And no need to be worry about the internal storage since you can install everything on your memory card with gingerbread.
4// This device has the most customized and customizable UI. Plus with Timescape and Mediapane. The Xperia UI is so beautiful and gives you full control to change things as you see fit. For example you can sort your main menu desirably and you can make folders easily by dropping an icon on the other one. And you canít miss the cool overview mode that shows all your widgets in one screen, all you have to do is pinch and you can see all your widget large enough instead of seeing all home screens with tiny widgets.
Now letís get to business and see why they call it "The Ultimate Multimedia Device"
The Camera, Screen (image output) and loud speaker (audio output) are the most involved parts regarding to multimedia matters, so letís take a look at them:
5// Camera: Arc has an 8mp auto focus camera which features Touch focus, image stabilization, geo-tagging, face and smile detection, with LED flash and capable of recording videos at 720P HD 30fps, But that doesn't end here, Because you have the award winning Exmore R mobile sensor which has twice sensitivity compared to normal sensors and it means that you'll get much better images in low light conditions! You think thatís all?! No, you're wrong! Because above all other camera phones, we get an extraordinary feature for video recording and it's the "Continuous auto focus feature", that means you don't need to be worry about the lens distance from anything while you're taking videos! Isnít it cool? Yeah I know :-P
6// Screen: This device has an LED-backlit LCD, 4.2 inch at 480×854 capacitive multitouch screen, which is scratch-resistant too, capable of showing 16m colors and recognizing up to 32 points at once, now you might ask what's the point of recognizing 32 points at once?! Iíd say that this just shows how powerful and responsive the screen is really! And let me tell you that this isn't JUST another LCD! They have put the amazing "Mobile Bravia Engine" on this device. And it means that you have brighter, sharper and super natural colored images! And again, that's not all! Theyíve done something else with screen so it has much less reflection, so thumbs up for the brilliant sunlight visibility of the screen!
7// HDMI output: well, beside the very nice screen you get full HDMI out too! so you can see not only your gallery on your HD TV, but in fact you'll be able to see the entire UI on it, so just plug it to your HD TV and start playing angry bird! Everyone will be surprised :-)
8// Audio output: Thanks god! unlike their other recent phones, this one has an excellent loud speaker, very loud and high quality...plus the 3.5mm head phone jack that it'll give you great audio quality for sure, since you have nice equalizers too. So don't worry about the sound at all.
In the end, believe me or not, this is an absolutely unique smart phone. Some people call it The Android Smartphone with luxurious advantages! Suit yourself and call it whatever you like but Ö wait! No need to look for power button, Press the home key...swipe to unlock... now enjoy this beauty! Ö Get the hold of yourself! Itís just a phone ;-)
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[deleted post]Xperia arc display versus Samsung Galaxy S
My preference is for the midnight black. It looks sleek and sexy, even though its attracts fingerprints.
try to find something interesting to talk about, understand each other with respect, and stop reporting without a reason, talk nice and friendly...we wanna enjoy our times here :)
um...i'm putting a vote...which color of arc do you think is better? and why?
As a full time android user, i feel that if the arc have atleast 4GB internal memory would be fine to have more apps handy. I think there is no enough apps to install in external memory from market.
Moto Targa with 13MP are coming to Verizon
it will have, Quad Core
Se has got in to Verizon, evrrybody is hanging on verizon
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im very interested with this phone and planning to buy this in a couple of months. with other new phones now having dual core processors, and the xperia arc having a single core 1ghz processor, will there be much difference on their performance? How about the arc having the future versions of android with its hardware specs? do u think this phone will be a great buy?
[deleted post]Unnoficial title of best phone of the year ??? I wouldn't think the "Arc" would even be in the race.
Samsung Galaxy2 or Motoriola Atrix ot LG 2X or LG 3X are the only real contenders with high specs and new technology for 2011.
Thanks for your replys.
@mobilemaster i will take a look over in satio forum,thanks.
How are you guys coping tho,i mean i am out walking in town and fone rings ,you have to look at screen to answer call unless it has send/end keys.Then walking and texting ,you can dance over buttons and whip off emails/texts/twitter tweets but using touch is rock hard.I have tried but full touch for me is a NO-NO.
Another exmple is web and your inputing stuff,half the screen is used by the onscreen qwerty?
I use word and spreadsheets for basic stuff which i can do on train then email to proper comp ready for printing.Say i am writing a letter for job.On train i can do all the wording ready for printing when get home.I also do weight training and budgets on spreadsheets on mobiles for about 4 years now.Not with a touchscreen its pointless.
Ahh well at least i am catered for getting xperia pro,i will come into arc forum for talks and help etc since they are nearly same superfones and we are all s/e fans (i also nokia fan). I am not hear to cause any complaints i suppose full touch is not for me.
I think arc will go straight to top of rankings when its released judging by votes etc its really caught folks eyes.
Anonymous, 15 Mar 2011*Correction - Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960 http://www.slashgear.com/qualcomm-next-gen-snapdrag... moreSo we will see soon 1.2 GHZ Dual Core Qualcomm smart phones! Great!! Thank you 4 this.
Anonymous, 15 Mar 20112) i guess SE is waiting for Qualcomm dual core MSM8920 to be release late this year (???)*Correction - Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960
abhi, 15 Mar 2011Qualcomm is too much slow in providing new processors. By the time qualcomm ships it's dual c... moreThis is your opinion. Some people are saying that Qualcomm is better than Nvidia... If you ask me, I don't really care about companies, I want a fast smart phone, that's all!