The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S is an upgraded version of the stylish and feature packed original Xperia Arc. If you are looking for an alternative to the popular Apple and HTC handsets which are currently flooding the market, the Xperia Arc S may be the ideal handset for you. Read to get an overview of some of the key features found on this great looking handset.
One of the first things you will notice about the handset is that is has a high degree of aesthetic appeal. This is thanks largely to its thin profile of just 8.7mm, combined with its chrome finish on the buttons and a range of available colour variants. The front of the handset is dominated by the 4.2 inch LED backlit LCD capacitive touchscreen. This boasts a pixel resolution of 480x 854, which is slightly above average for a smartphone of this calibre. This results on 233 pixels per square inch being displayed, so expect very high quality display of the on screen content.
A feature which many find important when choosing a new smartphone is the camera. This is an area where the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S does not disappoint. This is thanks to the 8 megapixel unit, which operates at a pixel resolution of 3264x 2448. This comes with autofocus, LED flash, touch focus, video calling, image stabilisation, face & smile detection and even 3D sweep panoramic capture among its image enhancing features. When used to capture video footage, quality results can also be expected, with settings of up to 720p high definition being available.
The latest version of Android is the OS of choice, allowing users to customise various aspects of the interface and download applications from Android Market, of which there are hundreds of thousands to choose from, within several different categories. in conjunction with a powerful 1.4 GHz single core processor, performance is very good. The CPU means that the touchscreen is highly responsive, applications load and run smoothly, and web pages load quickly. as you would expect, the handset comes with multiple social networking features, along with comprehensive multimedia functionality. there is also an 8 GB memory card included with the handset, to provide additional storage to its 1 GHz of internal storage. This can be replaced with a card of up to 32 GB, so there is plenty of storage for apps, documents, contact details and multimedia files.
As you can see, there is a lot to like about the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S. If you are interested in the handset, you will be pleased to hear that several UK networks are currently offering the handset for free when you sign up to a selected tariff.