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Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc silver Review

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc silverThe Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc is the latest wafer-thin Sony handset powered by Android that brings Sony's Bravia Engine TV technology to the market. Thanks to the latest version of Android and a super 4.2 inch touchscreen, the Arc could be Sony Ericsson's best Android smart phone ever. That amazing screen is not the AMOLED kind used in the Samsung Galaxy S. Instead, it's a TFT LCD screen with LED backlighting. It may not offer the ultimate brightness of the AMOLED display, but it certainly offers more subdued, accurate colours and is still sharp and beautiful to view. Compared to the 480x800-pixel Super AMOLED 4 inch screen on the Google Nexus S, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc's display is considerably sharper and clearer. The wide-screen aspect ratio of the touchscreen also allows movie playback without any black bars.

The Arc is definitely one of the thinnest smartphones on the market, at just 9mm at its thickest, despite this the Arc's screen is protected by a shatterproof cover on top of scratch-resistant mineral glass. The handset also boasts an 8.1 megapixel camera with an LED photo light and face detection and image stabilisation settings. All the functionality comes courtesy of the Exmor R CMOS sensor, which is a new camera technology only just arriving in digital cameras. The camera takes better-quality photographs in low light conditions than most phone cameras even with the LED light turned off. Video recording at high definition 720 pixels and compares well with the results achieved with class leading camera phones like the iPhone 4. The Arc also has a mini HDMI port for connecting the handset to your TV where you'll be able to see everything you do on the phone mirrored on the TV screen including gaming.

The Arc ships with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, the latest version of the Google operating system. Sony Ericsson have also revised the custom skin that it uses on top of Android. In the latest version of the Sony Ericsson skin, the user interface and operating system have been separated allowing OS updates to be made more quickly. As a result, the user interface on the Arc is smooth and responsive to use with the phone responding quickly to all commands.  The Arc's processor is single-core item, but it runs at 1GHz, so it has plenty of power to run all your apps.

With its wafer thin, curved case, gorgeous wide screen display and fantastic 8.1-megapixel camera with that innovative technology sensor, the Sony Ericsson Arc is good enough to tempt any smart phone buyer. This a monster media phone with the latest version of Android and a stunning wide-screen display. An ideal Android smart phone for media lovers.

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