|Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S|
As I told you in my earlier post. The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S is one of the most sexiest smartphones around. I tried it for just a week and I just love it. The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S (I shall call it X-Arc S or SEX Arc S) is just an upgraded version of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc. The phone still features a sleek and slim profile just like the original one, the only difference between the two is that the SEX Arc S has a faster 1.4 ghz and has more variant colors.
Of all the smartphones I tried, I think Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S is the sexiest of them all. The curve body and the arc back cover was so sweet. I just fell in love with it. Because of its thin profile, I always feel that this phone is prone to breakage. The chrome-y sides makes the phone look sexier but I don’t like the pure plastic body of it. But I think they choose that to make the phone lighter. Oh and I almost forgot!, this phone is soooooo light. for its size. I love it.
|Sooo thin Baby!|
|The hardware keys|
|the HD Camera|
Sony Ericsson has been known for creating devices with excellent camera quality. And just like the one that we reviewed earlier, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray (we called that as X-ray the Exmor-R equipped camera didn’t failed me. The camera of the X-Arc S isn’t good, it is great!. Even at low light conditions the camera still manage to have a bright pictures. And at normal conditions, the contrast and saturations went well too. I believed that it is better than the images taken by iPhone 4 and Galaxy S II (except that 1080p video recording. Geeez).
Another feature that I like about some of the 2011 Xperia line of phones is the 3D sweep panorama. Creating a panorama shot in the Xperia Arc S is so easy, you just have to sweep your phone slowly from left to right and kaboom! you’ll have a 3D panorama picture. Too bad, You can only view the 3D panorama picture when connected on a 3D TV. Anyway here are some of the pictures that was taken using the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S:
|The picture is well saturated|
|Excellent at Low light conditions!|
|Giant Lego Christmas tree!|
|Using the 3D Sweep Panorama!|
Oh and here’s a video of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S. It can only record a HD 720@30 fps. Yep the upgrade isn’t a dual core processor, they just bumped up the processor by 40% (You can compute that easily, you don’t need a calculator!). I don’t think there is a drop in frame rates. The video is still smooth at low light.:
The 1.4ghz performance
The Xperia 2011 line of phones almost have the same specifications. All of them used a Qualcomm Scorpion processor. From Xperia Mini to Xperia Arc, all of them used a 1 ghz processor except for this one. This one uses the same processor but this one is overclocked by 40% (I was a bit disappointed, they should have made it to a Tegra 2 just like the Sony Tablets).
This is what I hate with Sony Ericsson. They released a single core phone when the high end phones on the market is already on dual cores. And until now, they still don’t have a dual core phone (I think they’ll be releasing one early next year, The Sony Ericsson Nozomi. BUT THERE WILL BE QUAD CORE DEVICES NEXT YEAR!!!). I still don’t know if they’ll change their strategy since Sony already bought the remaining shares of Ericsson.
Anyway, the performance on the Xperia Arc S was good. I rarely felt some slowdowns on the device. Most of the time when I open the Timescape, it take a second or two before it loads completely.
The battery life was good. At normal use, I reach 1-2 days before the battery died on me
I loved how Sony Ericsson created this phone. It has a large screen, easy to hold and thin. Too bad they only used a plastic body (which makes the phone less solid and prone to breakage). The camera was excellent even at low light. I think It can even replace your point and shoot camera. I was disappointed because they just used the same processor which was just overclocked by 40%. The high-end market is on Dual core Sony Ericsson!. Anyway, I still think that this phone is great.
If you want to buy this phone you can get it at Widget City for P17,600
Disclosure: This phone was borrowed from Widget City and not from Sony Ericsson