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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: 2011-04-07, 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
  • Sony Ericsson's original Xperia X10 was a brave first go at an Android phone, offering a large screen, a collection of social media enhancements and a stylised version of Google's rapidly growing mobile operating system.However, the X10 was hindered by...

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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

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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

  • Waferthin, curved case, Gorgeous widescreen display, 8.1megapixel 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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  Published: 2011-03-29, Author: Jonathan Morris , review by: whatmobile.net

  • Abstract:  Going by the hits on our site, you’re eager for part two of the Sony Ericsson Xperia arc review! Well, after having some time to properly play with the phone it’s now possible to give a verdict…At the start of the year, it quickly became clear that 2011 w...

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  Published: 2011-03-28, Author: Rob Kerr , review by: itproportal.com

  • Abstract:  One Mobile Ring has taken delivery of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc, the replacement phone to their flagship Xperia X10 mobile from early last year – which bore two other versions, the X10 Mini and X10 Mini Pro. This hands-on walk-though of the new handset...

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  Published: 2011-03-28, Author: Jonathan Morris , review by: whatmobile.net

  • Abstract:  Here’s the first part of our Sony Ericsson Xperia arc review, with our first impressions and photos of the phone itself, plus examples photos taken with the 8-megapixel camera with Exmor R sensor.We didn’t think it would be fair to give the full review un...

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