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

  • I have to say I'm a little torn by the Sony Ericsson Xperia arc. There's absolutely no denying that it's a very well designed phone with almost impossible dimensions. A dangerously thin body which remains strong is no mean feat. I loved some of the little...

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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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  Published: 2011-04-07, review by: electricpig.co.uk

  • Super thin, ace camera, Android 2.3
  • Slightly creaky design, screen doesn't live up to the hype
  • The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc isn’t going to blow minds, and some of its specs will seem somewhat archaic come the end of a two year contract. And yet, for those unfussed by the endless pursuit of Android upgrades, who just want an easy to use, attracti...

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  Published: 2011-04-05, review by: theregister.co.uk

  • Sony Ericsson’s Xperia Arc is a very classy Android phone. It looks refreshingly different from other Androids and keeps pace with HTC for usability, but beating the Koreans soundly with a quality camera and a stonkingly good screen. ® More Android Sm...

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  Published: 2011-04-04, review by: techradar.com

  • Astonishingly thin body, Attractive user interface tweaks, Nice customisable floating dock, Single-core processor handles most tasks well, Decent battery life, Stunning screen
  • Small, fiddly power and volume buttons, Timescape widget is rather ugly, Text entry system is a bit last generation, Only five home screens
  • The best phone of 2011 so far, and it's not even dual core. Sony Ericsson has finally created the standout smartphone it's been after for so many years...

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  Published: 2011-04-01, review by: stuff.tv

  • Super-slim and stuffed with neat video and imaging tech, the Arc is a return to form for Sony Ericsson ...

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  Published: 2011-03-31, review by: 3g.co.uk

  • Excellent sharp 4.2in display, topnotch snapper, slim and light chassis, fast Android Gingerbread operating system
  • Timescape is disappointing; no Mac compatibility; some small issues with software usability
  • Wonderfully made phone with three standout features – its display, its snapper and Android 2.3 Gingerbread...

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  Published: 2011-03-30, review by: pocket-lint.com

  • Looks great, lightweight, good camera performance, screen viewing angles are fantastic, relatively fast and stable in day-to-day operation
  • Screen is a little yellow, camera and video software could be better, back key location had us hitting on-screen buttons
  • It’s leagues ahead of the Xperia X10, there is no question about that. But there is also a feeling that an upgrade to the software would make it into a fantastic phone, rather than one that is just goodKey specs3.5mm jack, 3G, Android, Bluetooth, FM ra...

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  Published: 2011-03-30, review by: CNET.co.uk

  • Wafer-thin, curved case; gorgeous wide-screen display; 8.1-megapixel camera with innovative sensor
  • Thin, plastic case seems delicate; no privileged access to PlayStation content or Sony's music and film catalogues; poor battery life
  • The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc offers a stunning wide-screen display and an excellent camera. It's the ideal Android smart phone for media lovers....

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