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Talk Time (max) Up to 7 h 25 min
Stand by (max) Up to 460 h (2G)
Weight 117g
Size (mm) 125 x 63 x 8.7 mm
Frequency GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 HSDPA 900 / 2100 - LT18i
Bluetooth Yes
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The fantastically designed Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc has had the upgrade treatment from its creators and now manages to pack in even more of the tech that made it such an impressive device in the first place. Featuring a super-wide 4.2" backlit Reality Display (infused with Sony's Mobile BRAVIA engine technology), the Xperia Arc S certainly ups the ante for visual performance on a mobile device.

Sony Ericsson's Exmor for mobile CMOS sensor is in situ once more, letting users capture high-quality photos and videos in poor light conditions and connectivity options including DNLA are just what you need to enjoy those wondrous images in large scale via your TV. This time round though, the photography chops are even more impressive and now include 3D Sweep Panorama functionality which means you and catch a scene in one fell swoop and then enjoy the results via your 3D TV.

Running the latest iteration of Google's Android OS and powered by a 1.4GHz processor, the Xperia Arc S won't falter no matter how hard you work it. And given the number of features packed in such as Facebook integration, access to Sony's Entertainment Network services Video Unlimited and Music Unlimited, that's something you'll be doing a lot of.

Sony Ericsson Xperia arc S Specifications


  • Aperture - f/2.4
  • The lower the f/value, the larger the lens opening (aperture) - which allows for more light to reach the image sensor.
  • Flash / light type - LED
  • When lighting conditions are poor, your picture can still be good.
  • Digital Zoom - up to 16x
  • Get close to your subject.
  • Camera - 8.1 Megapixel
  • Capture and share special moments.
  • Video stabiliser
  • Avoid bluriness caused by slight hand movements.
  • Video light
  • More light when shooting video.
  • Touch focus
  • Touch the screen to set the focus area.
  • Sony’s Exmor Rfor mobile CMOS sensor
  • Image sensor with enhanced imaging characteristics.
  • Smile detection
  • Let the camera automatically snap the shot when your subject flashes a smile.
  • Send to web
  • Catch moments with your camera and send straight to your personal web site or blog.
  • Red-eye reduction
  • Use it when taking people photos using flash.
  • Image stabiliser
  • Avoid blurriness caused by slight hand movements.
  • HD video recording (720p)
  • Record High Definition video with a simple touch of a button.
  • Geo-tagging
  • Have your photo tagged with information on where it was taken.
  • Face recognition
  • Your phone automatically recognises up to five faces in your picture.
  • Face detection
  • Your phone automatically sets the focus on the faces in your pictures.
  • Auto focus
  • Automatic focus for optimal clarity.
  • 3D sweep panorama
  • Take your pictures with 3D Sweep Panorama. View them on a 3D TV or on the multi-angle 3D display.


  • Music tones - MP3, AAC
  • Use original artist recordings as ringtones.
  • xLOUDExperience
  • Maximised, massive speaker sound thanks to the Sony xLOUD engine audio filter technology.
  • TrackIDmusic recognition
  • Record a few seconds of a song and get track, artist and album information sent to your phone in seconds.
  • Sony Ericsson Music player
  • Enjoy your favourite music sorted by artist, album and track. Shuffle and smart playlists supported.
  • PlayNow
  • Download music and games to your phone.
  • Bluetoothstereo (A2DP)
  • Music from your phone to headset over a wireless connection.
  • Album art
  • Choose music by browsing CD album art or other images


  • Web browser - WebKit
  • Full Internet browser with support for standard protocols, images and video.
  • Pan & zoom
  • View web pages as you like - get a quick overview or zoom in on details.
  • Google Voice Search
  • Use your voice to search the web or to quickly launch a call to a friend.
  • Googlesearch
  • Find what you’re after with the Googlesearch function.
  • Bookmarks
  • Quick access to your favourite Web sites.
  • AndroidMarket
  • Get apps and games - download straight to your phone.


  • Radio - FM radio with RDS
  • Radio entertainment round the clock.
  • YouTube
  • View your favourite YouTubevideos, or upload your own - access is easy via the YouTubeapplication.
  • Video streaming
  • Realtime video streaming, e.g. live cam
  • Motion gaming
  • Gaming gets physical - turn, swing, move your phone to control the action.
  • Media Browser
  • Media content in one place for fast and easy access.
  • 3D games
  • Enjoy quality games with full color and depth.


  • Synchronisation with computer
  • Keep the data in your phone in sync with your computer. Connect your phone to a computer and use synchronisation software.
  • USB support
  • PC to phone USB cable support
  • ANT+ technology
  • Connect wirelessly to a wide range of health and fitness products.
  • Synchronisation - Exchange ActiveSync
  • Stay seamlessly synchronised with your Microsoft Exchange email server.
  • Google Maps- with Street View
  • Find your way to your destination.
  • WiFi
  • Utilise high-speed Internet at Wi-Fihotspots at airports and other facilities.
  • USB mass storage
  • Connect and move items between computer and phone.
  • TV out
  • Go for a bigger screen – connect the phone to a TV, projector or other device.
  • Synchronisation via Google Sync
  • Use your Google account to synchronise the contacts in your phone.
  • Synchronisation via Facebook
  • Match your Facebookfriends with your phone contacts.
  • Synchronisation via Sony Ericsson Sync
  • Synchronise your phone contacts, calendar, tasks, bookmarks and notes* via the Sony Ericsson website. Sony Ericsson Sync is based on SyncML. * Synchronisation items may differ depending on the device.
  • Modem
  • GSM internet dial-up support
  • Micro USB support
  • Connect to your PC and other devices.
  • HDMI support
  • Share pictures and videos on your TV using your TV remote control.
  • Google Latitude
  • See where your friends are - and share your own location with them.
  • DLNA Certified
  • Connect wirelessly to other devices.
  • Bluetoothtechnology
  • Connect wirelessly to other Bluetoothdevices.
  • aGPS
  • Use GPS-powered location-based services.
  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Share your music via the extra jack. Use any headphones with a standard-sized 3.5 mm connector.


  • Text messaging (SMS)
  • Send text greetings anywhere in the world.
  • Sound recorder
  • Take voice notes or record a sound clip to send in a message.
  • Predictive text input
  • Fast and easy text messaging.
  • Picture messaging (MMS)
  • Colourful multimedia messaging.
  • Instant messaging
  • Online chat. On the move.
  • Google Mail
  • Gmail for mobile lets you send and receive e-mail wherever you are.
  • Email
  • Check your email inbox wherever you are.
  • Conversations
  • Say it via chat-style text messaging.


  • Speakerphone
  • Loudspeaker suitable for using the phone as an office handsfree
  • Twitter- Timescapeintegration
  • Let the world know how you feel and what you think - say it with a tweet.
  • Vibrating Alert
  • The phone vibrates and you can feel when a call comes in
  • Sony Ericsson Timescape
  • All your communication with one person in one place.
  • Noise shield
  • Filter out the sounds around and make yourself heard.
  • Google Talk
  • Chat-style communication with friends and family.
  • Facebook inside Xperiaversion 2
  • Facebook status updates. Share and recommend the apps you like, and like the music you love, even direct from the FM radio.
  • Facebookapplication
  • Stay in touch with your friends on Facebookthrough your phone.


  • Screen capture
  • Press the power off button and then 'screen capture' – and you’re ready to share your screenshot.
  • Keyboard - Onscreen QWERTY
  • Text input made easy.
  • Wallpaper animation
  • Stylish moving imagery onscreen.
  • Touchscreen
  • Intuitive navigation – just touch the screen.
  • Gesture input
  • Swipe your finger across the on-screen QWERTY keyboard.
  • Reality display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine
  • Crystal-clear colours and crisp images.
  • Picture wallpaper
  • Background picture on-screen when the phone is in standby mode
  • Auto rotate
  • Switch from vertical to horizontal mode by rotating the phone. Whatever you're viewing will rotate to suit.


  • Phone book
  • The information you need to keep in touch with friends and family.
  • Infinite button
  • Just one press to all about your friends or all the artist info you need.
  • Google Calendar
  • Create, add and edit events. Set up reminders and mobile notifications.
  • Flight mode
  • Disable the radio receivers and transmitters in your phone so you can safely use other functions.
  • E-manual
  • Save on paper usage. The printed manual is replaced with an electronic version in the phone.
  • Document readers
  • Edit documents in popular formats.
  • Calendar
  • Store appointment information and set reminders.
  • Calculator
  • Full-function calculator when you need it.
  • Androidplatform
  • Powered by Androidfor great performance. Personalise with all the apps you need from Android Market.
  • Alarm clock
  • Set your phone alarm clock to ring at the time of your choice.