Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc HD spotted yet again, gets the benchmark treatment

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc HD spotted yet again, gets the benchmark treatment
The yet-to-be-announced Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc HD has been spotted in the wild for the second time in less than a month and the smartphone formerly known as the Nozomi has gone through a benchmark test.

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc HD is expected to be the manufacturer’s first dual-core entry into a market that is already filled with them. The Snapdragon processor that will power the smartphone from behind the scenes is believed to be clocking in at 1.5GHz. It also will have 1GB of RAM

Aside from the processor the Xperia Arc HD is going to have a 4.3-inch 720p display that will almost certainly be eye-popping. With the handset packing a resolution of 1280x720 inside of a 4.3-inch screen it results in an impressive pixel density of 342ppi.  Around the back it will feature a whopping 12 megapixel camera with the Exmor R sensor. The camera can also record video in full 1080p HD.

Out of the gate the handset will more than likely feature Android Gingerbread (like the one in the photos does) rather than ICS. Of course on time of that would be Sony Ericsson’s custom user interface. Surely there will be some sort of update in its future, but who knows when.  

The benchmark tests are a little disappointing. They show that only one of the two processors is running and therefore produces a lowly score of 2219. That score wouldn’t be horrible if this was a single-core phone, but we will just have to wait for the device to become official before we see what it is truly capable of.

Hopefully Sony Ericsson does things right with the Arc HD. A flagship type handset from them would be a nice alternative to the numerous Samsung, Motorola and HTC devices that are flooding the market. If the Arc HD turns out to be the beast of a smartphone that it sounds like on paper, how many of you would consider picking one up?

source: ITProPortal via SlashGear

Related phones

Xperia S
  • Display 4.3 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 12.1 MP (Single camera)
    1.3 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S3, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB,
  • Battery 1750 mAh
  • OS Android 4.1



8. romeo1

Posts: 829; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

If im correct samsung did a trick to get higher scores at the quadrant benchmark tests

7. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

Because benchmark is the only thing that matter. This is also the wrist of the benchmark test I don't know why people still use it.

3. hunted

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

Arc looks better than this

2. jdclegendre

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 16, 2011

i cant wait for next week!!!!

1. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

crapdragon strikes again!

4. Dark4o90

Posts: 205; Member since: Feb 20, 2011

actually it's really good result this isn't S2 with 480 800 resolution it's 720p almost 3 times more pixels

5. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011's not a good result. :P is it justified? maybe but only because we haven't seen a real Quadrant test on any phone with HD resolution with anything other than an S3 besides the GN but Quadrant isn't optimized for 4.0 yet and there's also a good chance this is a pre-production model but i can promise you a device with an HD Display & either an OMAP4 or an Exynos would still kill this thing even at a lower clock frequency.

6. buggerrer

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

rly? then what about Galaxy Note with HD super amoled and powered by exynos ... ? Sony is going down

9. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

oh, okay, there ya go. one i overlooked.

10. ledbetterp3

Posts: 467; Member since: Aug 31, 2011

One you overlooked? How about the htc rezound? Or the LG nitro HD?

11. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

those are both powered by S3s. :P

12. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

why the thumbs down?

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