What are you looking for in a smartphone? A powerful processor, high megapixel camera, latest OS with access to thousands of applications etc, well Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S has it all. This is no ordinary phone and so, comes for a price.

The main highlight of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S phone is the 1.4 GHz processor and 8.1 MP camera with HD recording. Other attraction is the design; if you look at the phone side-wise you will find it has got a slight curve or an Arc. The centre area of the phone is thinner than the ends, ah so you now know why the phone is called Xperia Arc.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S features

Powered by Qualcomm Scorpion 1.4 GHz and Adreno 205 GPU this Sony Ericsson handset is quite powerful and it gets even better with Android gingerbread OS that it runs on. The touchscreen display uses the capacitive technology along with Gesture input features and Bravia engine. The display screen is 4.2 inch and supports resolution of 854 by 480 pixels. The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S makes use of the Timescape user interface.

With the Xperia Arc S you may not need to carry any camera. The 8.1 MP resolution camera does the job quite well and with LED flash you can even it to work in low light conditions. HD Videos @ 30 fps with 1280 by 720 pixels is supported. The camera comes with many other interesting features like 16x digital zoom, auto focus, red eye reduction, video and image stabiliser, 3D sweep panorama and face / smile detection. There is no secondary camera on this phone so if you are looking for video calls / chat this is not the one.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S features and price in India
Android 2.3 - Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S with 1.4 GHz processor

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S comes with 320 MB internal memory, 512 MB RAM and weighs 117 grams with dimensions 63 x 125 x 8.7 mm. MicroSD card up to 32 GB is supported.

Other features are Wi-Fi with hotspot, 3G, EDGE, GPRS, Bluetooth, 3.5mm jack, USB 2.0, built in FM radio, Adobe Flash 10.3 supported, GPS with Google maps, 3D games, Video Streaming, Voice Input, TV Out Port and xLoud sound Engine.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S comes with 1500 mAh Li-Po battery that gives a standby time of up to 460 hours and talktime of up to 7 hours. Usually the battery life is lower than what the manufactures claim. But it also depends on your usage pattern i.e if you are using any application of features like GPS / Wi-Fi which can drain the battery much faster.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S price in India

Price Rs. 28,000 | Best price: Rs. 26,900
Box pack contains: Arc S handset, Battery and charger, 8 GB free microSD card, headset, data cable, user guide and warranty card.


This is a hot looking phone with powerful features. The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S specifications almost beat the Samsung Galaxy S2 you might have a hard time deciding between these two. Some claim that the battery life is short but it may be cause of extensive 3G usage or other resources that may be causing the drain.

Tata DoCoMo is now offering special plans with Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S handset. With the 3G Pre-Paid offer users can get 3 GB free data usage and free 3 hours mobile TV per month valid for 3 months.  For 3G post paid users they get 1 GB and 3 hours mobile TV usage per month valid for 3 months.

As per Tata DoCoMo 2G pre-paid plan consumes will get 33 minutes local call (only when using tata networks) and 3 GB data usage valid for 3 months. The 2G post paid consumers on the other hand get 1 GB free data usage per month for 3 months and 100 minutes of free local calls per month for 3 months.

By Rajeev Rana

Founder and Chief Editor - gogi.in