Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc 4 Stars
Look and feel
The Xperia Arc is a delightful phone that feels great in the hand and is pocket friendly too. But its major feature is its sharp and high-quality screen.
Ease of use
We’re not keen on Timescape and we’d hoped for a better keyboard, but nevertheless most tasks can be carried out easily thanks to the responsive touch-display and Android interface.
Excellent camera, really decent media offerings and a choice of thousands of Apps to download from Android Market.
There are speedier phones available, but that 1GHZ processor offers enough power to run the built-in functions and to power most apps you might want to run.
A full battery charge will take you right through the day, possibly beyond, but if you’re off for the weekend remember your charger.
- Top-notch sharp 4.2in screen, great camera, slim and light body, speedy Android Gingerbread operating system.
- Timescape fails to impress; lack of Mac compatibility; some minor issues with software usability.
- Look and Feel 5 Stars
- Ease of use 4 Stars
- Features 5 Stars
- Performance 4 Stars
- Battery life 3 Stars
Final verdict: 4 Stars
Excellently built handset that has three outstanding features – its screen, camera and Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
Review by Mobile Choice