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The editors liked

  • 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
  • Screen Quality
  • Camera
  • Battery Life
  • Thin and Light
  • Noise Cancellation
  • Sony's photo interface is a huge improvement on the one built into Google
  • Large high resolution screen
  • Instant sharing with Google's photo albums
  • Great connectivity
  • Wifi
  • Bluetooth
  • 3G
  • GPS
  • Access to numerous camera apps (when will they add apps to c
  • Beautiful
  • Sharp 4.2-inch screen. Top class camera. Slim
  • Lightweight design. Speedy Android Gingerbread software....
  • 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
  • From
  • 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.
  • Great cameraThin
  • Light and beautifulAttractive UI atop Android 2.3
  • Com. Other photos courtesy Sony Ericsson
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  • The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc has a slim
  • Gorgeous build
  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread
  • And 720p HD video capture
  • Performance and usability of Android 2.3
  • Good user interface
  • Front facing camera
  • Styling
  • Cool clamshell design. Speaker-independent voice dialing. Cheap price
  • Without a contract. ...
  • Gorgeous design light and thin
  • Bright
  • Vivid screen
  • Fantastic still / video capture

The editors didn't like

  • 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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  • Mostly Made of Plastic
  • No microHDMI Cable Included
  • Some Apps Cannot Be Uninstalled
  • MicroSD Card Position
  • Lacks ISO settings
  • Shutter button doesn't always take you straight to the camera
  • Lacks true xenon flash
  • Low battery life
  • Prone to scratches
  • High JPEG compression
  • High noise even at ISO80
  • Some software usability niggles. Timescape doesn’t live up to its billing. Lack of Mac compatibility.Look and Feel...
  • 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
  • The Virgin Mobile Arc has a slightly crowded keypad and bad photo quality.
  • Iffy ergonomicsDisappointing video qualitySome software issues
  • Flimsy
  • Plastic feel to a 0 phone? Small and stiff buttons. Android's quirks are more annoying than endearing. Price is a bit steep
  • Several buttons on the Xperia Arc are too small
  • And the unlocked price would be a prohibitively expense for most. Call quality was mediocre
  • Poor text input
  • Poor battery life
  • Single core processor isn't as futureproof
  • Occasional lag / custom widget stutters
  • Plastic body may not be to everyone's tastes

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  Published: 2011-06-30, review by: gadgetshow.channel5.com

  • 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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  Published: 2011-05-24, review by: itreviews.com

  • Great screen; 8megapixel camera; HDMI out with cable provided,
  • Large and maybe unwieldy for those with smaller hands
  • The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc combines good specifications with a strong physical design, and the smooth lines and thinness of the Arc really appeal. ...

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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: 2011-04-21, review by: T3.com

  • Abstract:  Dual core processor phones have hit the headlines in 2011. We've seen the , the , the , the . Although the S isn't a dual core phone it still packs a 1Ghz processor, that makes it pretty speedy. We decided to put the speed of two to the test. We put...

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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: alphr.com

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

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