Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc

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Sony Ericsson Xperia arc (Xperia X12)
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Manufacturer Sony Ericsson
Series Sony Ericsson Xperia
Availability by country April 2011[1]
Predecessor Sony Ericsson Xperia X10
Successor Sony Ericsson Xperia arc S
Form factor Slate smartphone Midnight Blue, Misty Silver, Pink and White
Dimensions 125×63×8.7 mm (4.92×2.48×0.34 in)[2]
Weight 117 g
Operating system Android 2.3.4 (Gingerbread) officially upgradeable up to Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) unofficially upgradeable to Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) via CyanogenMod 9, Android 4.1.2 (JellyBean) via CyanogenMod 10, Android 4.2.2 (JellyBean) via CyanogenMod 10.1, Android 4.3.1 (JellyBean) via CyanogenMod 10.2, Android 4.4.2 (Kitkat) via CyanogenMod 11
CPU Qualcomm MSM 8255 1 GHz Scorpion (Snapdragon) Adreno 205 GPU[3]
Memory 512 MB
Storage Up to 32 GB on microSD memory card
Battery Li-Po 1500 mAh
Data inputs Multi-touch capacitive touchscreen, Accelerometer, GPS, GLONASS[4]
Display 4.2 inch 854×480 px FWVGA "Reality Display" TFT LCD at 233 PPI with Mobile BRAVIA Engine, 16M Colors
Rear camera 8.1 MP (3264×2448), Back-illuminated sensor Exmor R CMOS Sensor, Auto Focus, Face recognition, Geo-tagging, Image and video stabilizer, Smile detection, Touch focus,
Video 720p HD (Android 2.3)
Connectivity Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP
microUSB 2.0
3.5 mm audio jack
Assisted GPS
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
HDMI (Type D connector)

The Sony Ericsson Xperia arc (Xperia X12) is an Android smartphone from Sony Ericsson. It was launched on 1 April 2011 in Europe. The Xperia arc has a 4.2-inch (110 mm) touch-screen, the mobile BRAVIA engine which optimises the picture and runs at a resolution of 854×480 pixels, a 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, an 8.1 mega-pixel camera, micro-HDMI-out and 512 MB of RAM. The name of the handset refers to the arc-like side silhouette.

The Sony Ericsson Xperia arc is available in four colors: Midnight Blue, Misty Silver, Pink (Japan and South Korea) and Black, (US) and White and Black (South Korea and Mexico only).[5]

Hardware[edit]

The display is a 4.2 inch capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 854 × 480. It supports multi-touch, is scratch resistant and features the Mobile BRAVIA engine from Sony and is capable of displaying 16,777,216 colours.

The camera is an 8.1megapixels Exmor R sensor and is capable of recording video at 720p high-definition. It also has an LED flash.

Storage on the device is 1 GB with 320 MB free for user storage, this is expandable to up to 32 GB with a microSD card.

The Xperia Arc too features only 3 hardware keys, unlike the usual 4-key pattern seen in Android phones. The search key has been removed, and instead, the user can directly search by long-pressing the menu key.

Basics[edit]

The Xperia Arc operates on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) with a slightly changed launcher. The device is compatible with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), and Sony released an official update to 4.0 for unlocked units in early June 2012. Availability of the update for branded/carrier locked units is dependent on the carrier to offer it.

The display features a Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine which offers enhanced picture and video viewing on the 4.2" display.

It also features an Exmor R sensor that allows the capture of high definition movies and stills in low lit areas, which can then be shown on a HDTV via the HDMI connector.

The Arc S lacks a frontal camera. Also, the memory card is not hot-swappable.

Reception[edit]

The Xperia arc was first revealed on 6 January 2011 at CES 2011.[6]

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Preceded by
Sony Ericsson Xperia X10
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc
2011
Succeeded by
Sony Ericsson Xperia arc S