The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S was announced in August 2011 and released in September of the same year. However, the phone has since been discontinued and is no longer available for purchase.
Design and Display
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S features a sleek, stylish design with a slim profile. The phone is 125 x 63 x 8.7 mm and weighs 117 g, making it easy to carry around in a pocket or bag.
The phone features a 4.2-inch LED-backlit LCD screen with 480 x 854 pixels resolution. This screen provides vibrant and clear visuals, making it ideal for browsing the web, watching videos, or playing games. The screen is also protected by scratch-resistant glass, which helps to keep it safe from scratches and other forms of damage. The phone features a Mini-SIM card slot, a standard SIM card size.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S runs on the Android 2.3.4 (Gingerbread) operating system, with an upgrade option to Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich). However, the device is not upgradable to Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean).
The phone is powered by a Qualcomm MSM8255T Snapdragon S2 chipset, which includes a 1.4 GHz Scorpion processor and Adreno 205 GPU. This combination of processor and GPU delivers decent performance and graphics capabilities, making the device suitable for everyday use, such as web browsing, social media, and light gaming.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S has an 8-megapixel autofocus camera with an LED flash. The camera also features panorama mode, allowing you to take wide-angle shots. It can record videos in 720p resolution at 30 frames per second.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S has a microSDHC card slot that supports up to 32GB of expandable storage. It also includes an 8GB microSDHC card as part of the package. In terms of internal memory, it has 1GB of total storage, out of which only 320MB is available to the user. It has 512MB of RAM, which helps run apps and multitask.
Sound and Features
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S has various features, such as a loudspeaker for audio playback and a 3.5mm jack for connecting headphones or external speakers. It also supports Wi-Fi 802.11, DLNA, a hotspot for wireless connectivity, and Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP and EDR for short-range wireless data transfer.
For location-based services, the phone has GPS, A-GPS support, and GLONASS. It also has a stereo FM radio with RDS and a micro USB 2.0 port for charging and data transfer. The phone has various sensors, such as an accelerometer, proximity sensor, compass, and ANT+.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S has an HDMI port for displaying content on a larger screen and supports MP4/H.264/WMV and MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV for video and audio playback. It also has TrackID music recognition and NeoReader barcode scanner apps. It has a document viewer, Voice memo/dial/commands, and predictive text input for productivity.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S was launched at around 210 EUR. The device is powered by a Removable Li-Po 1500 mAh battery that provides a standby time of up to 460 hours on 2G and 3G networks and a talk time of up to 7 hours and 25 minutes on 2G and up to 7 hours and 35 minutes on 3G. It also offers a music playback time of up to 37 hours. The device is available in several colours: Misty Silver, Gloss Black, Pure White, Midnight Blue, and Sakura Pink.