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Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc gets detailed hands-on video and impressions

3 years ago 8

We already went hands-on with the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc at CES and previewed its camera enhancements, but now Italian site HDblog has a thorough walk-through of this upcoming device. Sony Ericsson’s latest Android phone might not feature a dual-core CPU, but it offers the latest Android 2.3 firmware, a sleek stylish design, and one of the best image sensors we have seen on a smartphone (SE’s Exmor R).

HDblog notes that the overall UI feels a lot more responsive than previous phones from Sony Ericsson thanks to them toning down the Mediascape and Timescape applications to compact widgets. They also reveal that the device should ship with two color options – silver and dark blue.

Overall we think the Xperia Arc is a solid improvement over the Xperia X10 and it should appeal to the camera buffs out there. It’s good to see that Sony Ericsson made the effort to include Android 2.3 out of the box and hopefully they will do a better job of providing timely software updates this time around. Now if only they could figure out how to include the standard search button in their button layout.

No U.S. carriers have announced support for the Xperia Arc, but AT&T is the most likely destination since they were the only operator to bring the X10 stateside.

Do you think the Xperia Arc brings enough to the table for it to be your next Android smartphone or will you pass it up in hopes of something faster?

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