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  • Cool clamshell design. Speaker-independent voice dialing. Cheap price
  • Without a contract. ...
  • The Virgin Mobile Arc is a basic yet stylish camera phone
  • With decent call quality and an affordable price point. It also has Bluetooth and voice dialing.
  • Beautiful
  • Sharp 4.2-inch screen. Top class camera. Slim
  • Lightweight design. Speedy Android Gingerbread software....
  • Great camera
  • Thin
  • Light and beautiful
  • Attractive UI atop Android 2.3
  • The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc flaunts superb design
  • And is immensely thin and light. In addition to all that the Xperia Arc comes with a striking LED backlit display
  • And delivers crunchy video and images from its 8megapixel camera having Exmor sensor. The Gingerbread variant of the Android is also a huge enhancement over its previous iterations. The phone delivers respectable voice quality on ca
  • Great design
  • Both thin and light. Beautiful LED backlit display. Crisp images and video from the 8megapixel camera with Exmor sensor. Gingerbread version of Android is a huge improvement over previous iterations. Good voice quality on calls
  • Gorgeous design light and thin
  • Bright
  • Vivid screen
  • Fantastic still / video capture
  • Screen Quality
  • Camera
  • Battery Life
  • Thin and Light
  • Noise Cancellation
  • The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc has a slim
  • Gorgeous build
  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread
  • And 720p HD video capture.
  • 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. The curved back fits great in the hand and is perfect for balancing the phone on the shoulder for some handsfree phone call action
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The editors didn't like

  • The Virgin Mobile Arc has a slightly crowded keypad and bad photo quality.
  • Some software usability niggles. Timescape doesn’t live up to its billing. Lack of Mac compatibility.Look and Feel...
  • Iffy ergonomics
  • Disappointing video quality
  • Some software issues
  • The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc gives a plasticky and flimsy feel for a $650 phone
  • And comes with stiff and small buttons. The phone also suffers from lots of Android quirks
  • Which according to us are annoying than endearing. The pricing for the phone can also be a problem for some.Random PostsTags
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  • Flimsy
  • Plastic feel to a $650 phone? Small and stiff buttons. Android’s quirks are more annoying than endearing. Price is a bit steep.
  • Single core processor isn't as futureproof
  • Occasional lag / custom widget stutters
  • Plastic body may not be to everyone's tastes
  • Mostly Made of Plastic
  • No microHDMI Cable Included
  • Some Apps Cannot Be Uninstalled
  • MicroSD Card Position
  • Several buttons on the Xperia Arc are too small
  • And the unlocked price would be a prohibitively expense for most. Call quality was mediocre.
  • Some may appreciate the two tone approach to the colour scheme on the back of the handset but personally we don't. Things also feel slightly too plasticky
  • With the size and weight of the Arc giving it an overly flimsy quality
  • Connectionwise the Arc fee

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  Published: 2011-04-18, review by: Zdnet.com.au

  • Sexy, slim design, Lagfree performance, Stunning 4.2inch display, Great Sony Ericsson customisation, Full connectivity including HDMI
  • Camera is not as great as we expected
  • It may not be absolutely perfect, but it's definitely a home run. Xperia Arc is the best Sony Ericsson phone in years, and the first great smartphone of 2011.

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  Published: 2011-04-18, review by: cnet.com.au

  • Sexy, slim design, Lag-free performance, Stunning 4.2-inch display, Great Sony Ericsson customisation, Full connectivity including HDMI,
  • Camera is not as great as we expected, Wi-Fi can struggle to auto reconnect after sleep,
  • It may not be absolutely perfect, but it's definitely a home run. Xperia Arc is the best Sony Ericsson phone in years, and the first great smartphone of 2011....

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  Published: 2011-04-11, review by: ausdroid.net

  • It’s sleek and sexy – exceptionally wellbuilt (though a little plasticish), It’s fast and fluid – more so than the Atrix (which is dualcore), Great multimedia functions (camera, audio), Thin & light!, One of the best displays on a mobile device,
  • Reversed button layout compared to the X10, Notification LED is on the side of the device, so not easily seen, Awkwardly positioned power/lock button that is hard to press, No frontfacing camera, though not a big deal
  • The is the device I’ll be recommending to almost anyone who asks me which Android device to go for. It’s fast, it’s sexy and it does the job extremely well. Sony Ericsson know they stuffed up with the X10, and that has motivated them to produce an a...

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  Published: 2011-03-07, review by: ausdroid.net

  • Abstract:  So we just happened to be browsing the internetz when we stumbled upon an interesting YouTube video that is currently listed as private — meaning you can only view it if you have the URL. What is it? It’s a walk-through of Sony Ericsson’s upcoming whi...

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  Published: 2011-05-31, Author: Siobhan Keogh , review by: pcworld.co.nz

  • Abstract:  The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc is a smartphone that sells itself on great design. The physical differences between the Arc and its competitors are noticeable from the first time you look at it – it’s sleek and sexy, with a concave backplate that fits nic...

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  Published: 2011-11-07, Author: Duncan Jefferies , review by: tech.uk.msn.com

  • A fantastic and stylish handset with a super-sharp screen Review: The Xperia Arc has been available for a few months now, however, its striking design sets it apart from some of the dual-core models that have appeared more recently. The mid-section of th...

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  Published: 2011-10-19, review by: channelpro.co.uk

  • Abstract:  A glorious 4.2in screen and great performance - is the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc our new favourite smartphone? The last time Sony Ericsson attempted a big-screen Android phone, we weren’t very impressed. The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 boasted a large, bri...

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  Published: 2011-10-09, review by: letsgomobile.org/en

  • S ony Ericsson’s Xperia Arc is another Android Smartphone with a sleek design. The phone is equipped with all the conveniences and the Bravia Mobile Engine ensures staggering results on the touchscreen. The menu has a clear Sony Ericsson Look & Feel...

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  Published: 2011-07-01, review by: computeractive.co.uk

  • Big screen; mini HDMI socket; good camera; impressive performance,
  • Timescape doesn't work for text messages,
  • If you want a phone for watching video and photos, as well as the basics, this will do the job well ...

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  Published: 2011-06-30, review by: fwd.five.tv

  • We're big fans of the Arc's operating system. It runs Android – as with lots of other Android smartphones – but Sony Ericsson's own interface isn't anywhere as intrusive as some rivals, offering quick responses and Android at its best. As we've come to expect from Android, the Arc is incredibly intuitive, letting you move apps around and set up shortcuts on one of the five home screens. The fact
  • The biggest disappointment with the Xperia Arc is its woeful battery life. With some of the impressive features turned on, and taking advantage of that huge screen, it's easy to kill the battery within a day. Other than that though, it's difficult to pick fault.
  • The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc is an excellent smartphone. If you can live with the poor battery life - a compromise on nearly every Android handset - it's well worth a look, with an impressive screen, great design and all the features you'll ever need. ...

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