Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S Now Available In UK – Features and Price

In UK, with the success of Sony Ericsson Xperia™ arc last month awarded with Europe’s best camera and product design they now unveiled the latest member of their family called Sony Ericsson Xperia™ Arc S. This was announced last week on Sony’s Press Conference in Berlin. This new sleek designed Sony Ericsson mobile phone is said to be expected sometime in October but it’s already been spotted in UK’s CLOVE official blog site where they offer interested buyers to get the new phones first hand. The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S’ main feature is it sports 1.4 GHz processor and the new features on photography called 2D/3D panorama.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S

Clove offers Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S at £291.66 or £349.99 (VAT Inclusive) on their online store and they have two available colours out of five – Pure White and Midnight Blue.

Clove Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S

In the Philippines, according to Sony Ericsson’s press release Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S will be available globally before the end of 2011 and their target is on the last quarter of this year to be more specific. As for the price here in the Philippines, it might range from Php 17,315.55 to Php 25,000.00 – this is just a rough estimate based on how Clove is selling the product.

Let’s take a peek on what are the main features of Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S:

Colours/Design:
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S is available in 5 different colors and design – Midnight Blue, Sakura Pink, Pure White, Misty Silver, and Gloss Black.

Dimensional Design:
The size is 125x63x8.7mm and weighs 117g with an OS of Google Android 2.3.4 also known as Gingerbread. And the processor is a 1.44GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255.

Camera:

  • 3D sweep panorama
  • 8.1 megapixel camera
  • 16x smart zoom
  • Aperture f/2.4
  • Auto focus
  • Face detection
  • Face recognition
  • Flash/LED
  • Geo tagging
  • HD video recording (720p)
  • Image stabiliser
  • Red-eye reduction
  • Scene detection
  • Self-timer
  • Send to web
  • Smile detection
  • Sony Exmor R™ for mobile image sensor
  • Sweep panorama
  • Touch capture
  • Touch focus
  • Video light
  • Video recording
  • Video stabiliser

Music

  • Android Market™
  • Bookmarks
  • Google™ search
  • Google Voice™ Search
  • Pan & zoom
  • Web browser (WebKit)

Communication

  • Call list
  • Conference calls
  • Facebook™ application
  • Facebook inside Xperia™ 2.0
  • Google Talk™
  • Noise Shield
  • Polyphonic ringtones
  • Sony Ericsson Timescape™
  • Speakerphone
  • Twitter™ (Timescape™integration)*
  • Vibrating alert

Messaging

  • Conversations
  • Email
  • Google Mail™
  • Instant messaging
  • Multimedia messaging (MMS)
  • Predictive text input
  • Sound recorder
  • Text messaging (SMS)

Design

  • Auto rotation
  • Keyboard (on-screen, QWERTY)
  • Live wallpaper
  • Picture wallpaper
  • Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine
  • Screenshot capturing
  • Swipe to write
  • Touch screen

Entertainment

* This service may not be available in every market

  • 3D games
  • Accelerated Adobe Flash Video
  • Media browser
  • Motion gaming
  • Video Unlimited
  • Music Unlimited
  • Radio (FM radio with RDS)
  • Video streaming
  • YouTube™*

Organizer

  • Alarm clock
  • Calculator
  • Calendar
  • Document readers
  • E-Manual
  • Flight mode
  • Google Calendar™
  • Google Gallery 3D
  • Infinite button
  • Phonebook
  • Setup guide
  • Widget manager

Connectivity

  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • aGPS
  • Bluetooth™ technology
  • DLNA Certified™
  • Google Latitude™
  • Google Maps™ with Street View
  • HDMI support
  • Media Transfer Protocol support
  • Micro USB support
  • Modem
  • Native USB tethering
  • Synchronisation via Facebook™
  • Synchronisation via Google Sync™
  • Synchronisation via Sony Ericsson Sync
  • Synchronisation via Exchange ActiveSync®
  • USB mass storage
  • USB High speed 2.0 support
  • USB OTG
  • Wi-Fi®
  • Wi-Fi® Hotspot functionality

Display

  • 16,777,216 colour TFT
  • Capacitive multi-touch
  • 4.2 inches
  • 854 x 480 pixels (FWVGA)
  • Shatter proof sheet on scratch-resistant mineral glass

Memory

  • Phone memory (user-free): Up to 320MB
  • Memory card support: microSD™, up to 32GB

Networks

  • UMTS HSPA 900, 2100
  • GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900
  • UMTS HSPA 800, 850, 1900, 2100
  • GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900

Battery life

  • Talk time GSM/GPRS: Up to 7 hrs 25 min*
  • Standby time GSM/GPRS: Up to 460 hrs*
  • Talk time UMTS: Up to 7 hrs 35 min*
  • Standby time UMTS: Up to 460 hrs*
  • Music listening time: Up to 37 hrs*
  • Video playback time: Up to 6 hrs 25 min*

Well, since Christmas is coming soon you might want to add this into your wish list and buy one for me. LOL! 🙂

[source: Sony]

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About
Arsie also known as RC, professionally, is a Software Test Engineer (STE) from an outsourcing company based here in the Philippines. At the same time, he is also a freelancer tech blogger who writes any news, updates, current events, tricks, tips, and even reviews in the world of Information Technology. You can contact Arsie through our Eyes4Tech Contact page. Or you can also follow his updates on Facebook, Twitter or Google+.

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