Sony Ericsson Xperia arc

Announced:
Jan 6, 2011
Market status:
Released

PhoneArena Rating:

8.5
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  • Fingerprint
  • Lightweight
  • Thin
  • LTE
  • Waterproof
  • NFC
  • Dual SIM

Display

Display size:

4.2 inches

Resolution:

480 x 854 pixels

Pixel density:

233 ppi

Technology:

TFT

Screen-to-body ratio:

61.75 %

Features:

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

8.1 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4

Flash:

LED

Video recording:

1280x720 (HD)

Features:

Digital image stabilization

Design

Dimensions:

4.92 x 2.48 x 0.34 inches (125 x 63 x 8.7 mm)

Weight:

4.13 oz (117 g)
the average is 6 oz (173 g)

Colors:

Gray, Blue

Hardware & Performance

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 MSM8255

Processor:

Single core, 1000 MHz, Scorpion

GPU:

Adreno 205

Internal storage:

0.512 GB

Storage expansion:

up to 32 GB

OS:

Android (4.0.4, 2.3.3, 2.3)

Battery

Capacity:

1500 mAh

Talk time:

6.91 hours
the average is 23 h (1388 min)

Stand-by time:

17.9 days (430 hours)
the average is 21 days (500 h)

Talk time (3G):

7.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1396 min)

Stand-by time (3G):

16.7 days (400 hours)
the average is 26 days (636 h)

Music playback:

31.00 hours

Video playback:

7.41 hours

Cellular

UMTS:

800, 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Data:

HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

Connectivity

Bluetooth:

2.1, EDR

Wi-Fi:

Yes

USB:

USB 2.0

Connector:

microUSB

HDMI:

Yes

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass

Other:

ANT+, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Compass

Notifications:

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Other features:

Voice recording

Multimedia

Screen mirroring:

DLNA

Radio:

FM, Stereo, RDS

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Headphones connector:

3.5mm

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Mar 07, 2011

FCC ID value:

PY7A3880097 link

FCC measured SAR:

Head:

0.87 W/kg

Measured in:

1900 MHz

Body:

1.43 W/kg

Measured in:

1900 MHz

Shopping information

MSRP price:

$ 560

This device is also known as Sony Ericsson Anzu, Sony Ericsson Anzo, Sony Ericsson X12, Sony Ericsson LT15i

Pros

  • Small dimensions (4.92 x 2.48 x 0.34 inches)

Cons

  • No front-facing camera
  • Low pixel density screen (233 ppi)

Description

Sony Ericsson Xperia arc is a bizzare-looking handset with a curved form (hence the Arc name) and dimensions of 4.92 x 2.48 x 0.34 (125 x 63 x 8.7 mm). It sports a 4.2-inch screen with a resolution of 480x854 and an 8-megapixel camera. Under the hood, the phone has a 1GHz Qualcomm processor, while Gingerbread is running the Arc show.

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