A brief hands-on with Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc

Last weekend, I laid my hands on the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc for a brief hands-on. Honestly, the Xperia Arc is a good one from Sony Ericsson. The 4.2″ Multi-Touch device boasts of a 8.1 Mega Pixel camera with LED flash and HD Video Recording. It runs on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread).

Sony Xperia Arc1

Here are the major reasons why I love the Xperia Arc:

  • The Touch Display: its glass capacitive multi-touch LCD screen with Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine got my attention first and made me fall in love with it
  • HDMI port: This is used to connect your Xperia Arc to TV Screen. The way this work is that everything you do on your phone shows directly on the TV screen it’s connected to.
  • Speed: Tried doing a couple of things on it and it responded very fast enough (This shouldn’t be a surprise for a 1Ghz processor device).
  • Sleek: It is a very sleek smartphone and is very light
  • Good Sound Quality
  • The Android advantage: When I first asked the owner why he bought it, his first response was “…because it runs Android”. So, the phone boasts of every good advantage of the Android platform you can think of.


  • I looked out for a front-facing camera and it was missing. Not too good
  • Low internal Memory: Unlike some other Android devices that have large internal memory, the Xperia Arc has just 320 MB storage. This is too small for this kind of smartphone.
Xperia Arc
1 Cool Feature: The Xperia is very Sleek

Check the official Sony ericsson Arc specifications page for full specifications.

Generally speaking, the Xperia Arc is a good buy, in my opinion. I had a great, albeit brief, experience with it on Saturday. Probably I would have discovered more cons about it if I had played with it longer. Anyway, I will update you all about my latest findings on the phone as soon as I can get my fingers on it again.

The Arc currently sells for about N95,000 in the market.


  1. Jikongi1, I concur with you! 320MB is a travesty, aberration and anachronism in a device reserved for the Herculean price of NGN 95,000!

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