The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc had previously made a pre-release appearance as the Anzu in various leaked photos, but Sony Ericsson confirmed at the 2011 CES in Las Vegas that the phone takes the name of the Xperia Arc in reference to its curved casing. From the front the Xperia Arc looks similar to other Xperia handsets such as the Xperia X10, and also comes with Sony Ericsson´s Timescape interface on top of Google Android. The Xperia Arc features the latest Android Gingerbread version.
Aside from its unique physical appearance the Xperia Arc is quite noteworthy for its display. The 4.2″ capacitive screen has been labelled as Reality Display by Sony Ericsson, which is a fairly boastful moniker. However, the Xperia Arc does come with many features that make the screen something of interest and certainly more attention grabbing than most touchscreens on the market.
The Xperia Arc features Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine which provides real time picture enhancements. These enhancements include noise reduction and improvements to sharpness and colour contrast that do make a significant difference to picture and video quality.
The Arc´s camera is also pretty impressive. At 8 megapixels it features a Sony Exmor R sensor that is normally reserved for the Japanese company´s top range of cameras. Other features on board include face and smile detection, geo-tagging and an LED flash. A secondary camera is included on the front of the Xperia Arc which can be put to good use making video calls. The camera features 720p HD video recording and with an HDMI port videos can be watched directly through your TV.
The Xperia Arc´s appeal is not limited to its camera and screen as it also comes with superb web, messaging and entertainment features included. There is 32GB of internal storage available through microSD, YouTube support and social networking integration for Facebook and Twitter. The Arc also comes with TrackID, an FM radio and support for most Google services.
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