Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S - MIDNIGHT BLUE

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Product Code: SNY-ARCSB
Manufacturer: Sony Ericsson


Overview of Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S - MIDNIGHT BLUE


This handset has now been discontinued. As an alternative see the SONY XPERIA S

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S is a slight upgrade to the Xperia Arc.

The Arc S benefits from a few small improvements which include:

  • 1.4GHz processor as opposed to the original Arc's 1GHz (delivering up to 25% faster performance)
  • 3D sweep panorama technology - Take your pictures with 3D Sweep Panorama. View them on a 3D TV or on the multi-angle 3D display.
  • Sony entertainment network services access - Music Unlimited and Video Unlimited - Download media direct to your smartphone
  • 25% faster camera start up time
  • 20% faster web page rendering
  • Improved call and standby time

The new flagship Android device from Sony Ericsson the Xperia Arc S has those small improvements that can make all the difference.

Featuring a 4.2" Sony Reality Display and Sony's Mobile BRAVIA Engine, this uniquely shaped handset is designed to deliver the richest multimedia experience possible. You have read all about AMOLED, but Sony Reality Display with Mobile Bravia Engine is arguably as good!

Using the latst in screen technology the Arc is designed to give one of the best visual experiences going. Sony has even gone as far as removing the air gap between the glass and display which has enable light reflection to be reduced for beteer visibility, even when outdoors.

On board is one of the best 8.1 megapixel camera with a whole range of features including LED flash, smile and face detection, image stabliser, auto focus, geo-tagging, red eye reduction and an aperture of f/2.4 with the ultimate intention of producing a brillaint picture. The results are impressive and hard to beat. Sony’s Exmor R Mobile technology means that you can capture stunning photos and videos even in low light conditions. They results are better than most, we have tested it!

With the built-in HDMI connection you can easily connect the Sony Ericsson Arc S to a high definition TV for viewing you photos and videos on a larger screen. And of course thanks to WiFi and 3G connection you can share these images and other content with your favourite networking sites, friends, family and contact with ease. No more wires, wireless technology ensures it is simple and fast when it comes to sharing content.

These same high speed connections can be used for viewing online content and media and providing a rich user experience.

Talking of media, synicng with iTunes is not a problem either, Sony Ericssons desktop software allows this. So say good bye to your ipod and mobile phone and integrate them into one. You will be surprised at just how easy it is. Dont worry about limited memory, lthough there isn't that much internally, insert a microSDHC memory card (up to 32GB) and you can load up most, if not all of your music library.

With Google Android 2.3 on the device as standard, you get all the Google services you could need including, Gmail, YouTube, Maps, Navigation and much more. Providing you have an internet connection and a Gmail account (free to sign up) there is so much you can do with the Xperia Arc S.

Sony Ericsson's Timescape brings together all of your Social Media updates, messages and emails into one place. This ensures that you can keep in contact with you friends and family and up-to-date with everything which is happening. It enables photos and videos to be instantly uploaded to your social media accounts, so that they can be easily shared.

Features of Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S - MIDNIGHT BLUE

  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS
  • 4.2" Reality Display
  • 1.4GHz processor
  • Unique Slim 'Arc' Design
  • Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine
  • 8.1 megapixel camera with Exmor R Mobile
  • 720P HD video recording
  • DLNA technology

Whats in the box of Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S - MIDNIGHT BLUE?

  • Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S - Midnight Blue
  • Standard battery
  • 8GB MicroSDHC memory card
  • Stereo headset
  • MicroUSB cable
  • Micro HDMI to HDMI cable
  • UK 3 Pins mains adapter
  • Getting started guide

SIM Free & Unlocked Yes
Operating SystemAndroid
Version2.3 (Gingerbread)
Custom Skin
Processor
Speed1.4GHz
Dual Core
Quad Core
Make/ModelQualcomm
OtherSony Mobile BRAVIA Engine
Expansion Slot Yes
TypeMicroSDHC
Capacity (Up to)32GB
RAM512 MB
ROM1 GB
Internal Storage
Capacity
Display/Screen
Touchscreen Yes
Size4.2
TypeReality Display
Resolution 854 x 480 (FWVGA), 16,777,216 colour TFT
OtherShatter-proof sheet on scratch-resistant mineral glass
GSM/GPRS Yes
Frequencies850, 900, 1800, 1900
Speed
3G/HSPA Yes
Frequencies900, 2100
Speed
4G
Frequencies
Speed
Bluetooth Yes
Version
FunctionsA2DP
WiFi Yes
VersionIEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n
DLNA Yes
Version
Ports
DataMicroUSB
PowerMicroUSB
Audio3.5mm
Video OutHDMI
Facebook Yes
Device Controls
Keyboard
Optical Trackpad
Hardware ButtonsMenu, Home, Back, Camera, Volume Up & Down, Power
Other
GPS Yes
Antenna TypeInternal
A-GPS Yes
Built-in SoftwareGoogle Maps, Wisepiltot turn-by-turn navigation
Camera Yes
Megapixels8.1
FlashAuto focus w/ LED Flash
Camera Lens
OtherSony Exmor R for mobile CMOS sensor, smile detection, 720p HD video recording, digital zoom up to 16x, video light, geo0tagging,aperture f/2.4, touch focus, red-eye reduction, race recognition, 3D sweep panorama, video stabliser, face detection
Front Facing Camera
Type
Sensors
G-Sensor Yes
Proximity Sensor Yes
Digital Compass and Gyro Yes
Light Sensor Yes
Audio
Formats
Recording
Video
Formats
Recording
Near Field Communication
FM Radio Yes
Battery
Capacity1500mAh
Type
Removable Yes
Call Time
GSM7 hours 25 min
3G7 hours 35 min
Standby Time
GSM460 hours
3G460 hours
Dimensions125.0 × 63.0 × 8.7 mm / 4.9 × 2.5 × 0.3 inches
Weight 117.0 g / 4.1 oz
SoftwareTimescape, Google Services (Maps, Gmail, YouTube etc)
Other
Warranty24 months

The following is a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about this product. Hopefully you will find the answer to your question, if not, use the contact form below and we shall answer it for you.

Do you ship internationally?

Yes - If you are located outside of the UK you may want to take a look at our list of FAQs for international customers on the following link:http://www.clove.co.uk/international-customers.aspx

Is this phone SIM FREE and Unlocked?

Yes, this phone is unlocked and can be used with networks around the world. Do check the specifications to ensure compatibility in your region with your network provider. No SIM card or contract applies to this phone.

Is this phone brand new?

Yes. Unless the description of the product suggests otherwise (I.e. EX-DEMO) then this product is brand new and has not been used before.

Is there any network/operator branding?

No - There is only the manufacturers branding.

Does the phone have a standard SIM card slot or a Micro SIM slot?

It has a standard SIM card slot

Does the phone have a Micro SDHC/memory card slot?

Yes

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