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Testseek.com have collected 220 expert reviews of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc and the average rating is 82%. Scroll down and see all reviews for Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc.
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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: 2011-05-08, review by: siliconrepublic.com

  • Out of all the smartphones that have embraced the Android OS, the Xperia Arc is perhaps the most beautiful in appearance with its deep black veneer and aquiline shape.Compared to its close relation, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, which doubles as a gam...

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  Published: 2011-05-07, review by: expertreviews.co.uk

  • Subtle and practical improvements to Android, a decent camera and a large, colourful screen make the arc tempting, but it may soon find itself outpaced by dual-core models. ...

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  Published: 2011-05-05, review by: digitalversus.com

  • Great screen, Excellent photos and videos, Fast, fluid interface, HDMI output, Good quality voice calls
  • All plastic exterior, Ambient light detector can only be deactivated, not adjusted, Poor battery life, Sony Ericsson software not developed enough
  • The Xperia Arc is a convincing smartphone with great performance in most areas including photos, videos, music, web browsing and a smooth interface. It's just a shame that Sony Ericsson hasn't gone the extra mile with its customisation and that the bat...

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  Published: 2011-04-26, review by: tracyandmatt.co.uk

  • Overall the Sony Ericsson XPERIA Arc is a good smartphone for those wanting a device with a larger screen and needing good all round video and camera performance. Video playback and taking photos is what this phone does best, and frankly better than al...

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  Published: 2011-04-25, review by: fonehome.co.uk

  • The first true Android camera phone also happens to boast many other talents, and they’re all housed within an obscenely thin, covetable shell. While the Google Nexus S is for Android purists, the Arc is destined to be a mass market hit....

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  Published: 2011-04-20, Author: Jonathan Bray , review by: channelpro.co.uk

  • Abstract:  A lovely smartphone with a glorious screen and excellent battery life, but there are some serious flaws The last time Sony Ericsson attempted a big-screen Android phone, we weren’t very impressed. The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 boasted a large, bright, a...

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  Published: 2011-04-19, Author: Jonathan Bray , review by: pcpro.co.uk

  • A lovely smartphone with a glorious screen and excellent battery life, but there are some serious flaws...

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  Published: 2011-04-13, review by: coolsmartphone.com

  • Abstract:  The Sony Ericsson Xperia arc has a lot going for it. A curvy yet painfully thin design, with an 8.1 megapixel camera, HDMI output, a massive 4.2″ screen and HD video recording with constant focus. It has the Sony Bravia display engine for a crystal-cle...

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  Published: 2011-04-13, Author: Rob Kerr , review by: itproportal.com

  • Abstract:  The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc is the very latest Android Smartphone that brings together a beautifully slim design, Sony’s Bravia engine technology – along with a stripped down custom user interface. Measuring just 9mm at its widest point, the Arc is offic...

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  Published: 2011-04-11, review by: T3.com

  • Gorgeous screen, Android 2.3, Sleek design
  • Timescape widget is a bit fiddly, Tiny camera button, Solid, but still plasticky build

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