Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S (LT18i)
Thin, wide, absolute, plastics material
Covered with same material with it predecessor, Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S perform something different, at least from various color. Even it physical appearance truly similar, Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S is heavier.
OS, Processor & Memory
Android v.2.3.4 (gingerbread), CPU processor 1,4 GHz, 1GB Memory
Feels more energetic when explore it various application and performance. Arc S becoming faster, we can feel speed upgrade in some section. Because of gingerbread operating system collaborate with 1.4 HGz processor.
Unfortunately, when other vendor perform with dual core, Arc S claimed that it’s single-core still optimize. Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S also support with 320 MB internal memory. Opening application, gallery or photo still fun even without adding external memory
Screen & Menu
LED-backlit LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 480 x 854 pixels, 4.2 inches, Scratch-resistant surface, Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate, Multi-touch input method, Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine, Proximity sensor for auto turn-off, Timescape UI
When everything starts in here, we must say Arc still won for other mobile device in same class. Even using live wallpaper or not, Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S color contrast still preserved. Unfortunately Arc S screen doesn’t protect with Gorilla glass.
In menu, additional features like Xperia Hotshot and UEFA.com give variety in entertain section.
Video and Camera
8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, Video calling, touch focus, geo-tagging, face and smile detection, 3D sweep panorama, image stabilization, Video 720p@30fps, continuous autofocus, video light, video stabilizer
Exmor-R support becoming good weapon to absorb light in camera section. It makes all photo result brilliant and natural even in less light environment. We don’t find refraction especially with low gradation.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S has digital camera pocket quality adding with panorama features. We see optimize result when connecting it via HDMI and transform into 3D widescreen TV.
Facebook Gallery Integration
If usually people only opened gallery to see photo or video result, now with this features you can see facebook friend photo or tag it without opening facebook link. Also can commenting on photo you’ll choose. Fun is it ?
Audio & Video
Multi format, track ID, playnow, friend’s music, invinity, radio, audio recorder, youtube
Has no difference with it predecessor, in this section Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S still has various applications integrate with music. User can choose, searching and playing your track. Upgrade only on social features which is you can get you music reference via Youtube.
Internet & Connection
HSDPA 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA 5.8 Mbps, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, EDR
Upgrade on downlink access effects on speed performance on choosing web page.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S has multi-touch character like it’s predecessor, multi tab also good when your moved to other pages. Beside of that, when do download you will found maximize speed without lag. In this series, you will get additional access called OTG (on the go) allow user to connecting with keyboard, game joystick, even with flash disk. Unfortunately on sales package we not found HDMI cable and OTG cable.
Xperia Hotshot, UEFA.com
For tennis fans this features become fun, because you could find world tour WTA behind the scene and also participate in WTA poll. For soccer maniac, livescore and Champion League schedule will be find if you open UEFA.com.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S Conclusion
Even has similar physical performance with it predecessor, Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S support with various features, internal memory upgrade and good processor. It makes optimize performance, especially with additional cable connection. Even has optimize upgrade from it’s predecessor, we still concern about Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S plastic material and no scratch resistance on touch screen panel.
The advantage and disadvantage from Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S
- additional 1 GB Internal memory
- OTG connection Support
- Video call
- 3D sweep panorama camera
- 1.4 GHz processor
- No design innovation
- Without front Camera
- Without cable OTG as bonus