Things are really moving at the rate of knots in the Android smart phone world. Sony launched the Xperia Arc in April and now just a 6 months gone we have an upgrade to it in the form of Xperia Arco S. Here’s look inside the phone to find out what’s new in Xperia Arco S.
Size and Design:
Xperia Arc S is highlighted by its big screen. It is squeezed in to a thin chassis which is very slim around the waist a little thicker at the end. The design makes the phone feel incredibly thin in the hand. The thickness actually is 11.9mm and it weighs 147g.
It features an excellent, bright, crisp and sharp display. Embedded is a 4.2 inch LED-backlit LCD, capacitive touch screen with 16M colors having a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. The pixel density as high as 342 pixels is hardly seen even on the best smart phones around. It is powered by Sony Mobile BRAVIA engine and 1p67 certified dust and water proof up to 1m for 30 minutes.
Xperia Arco S features a 12MP autofocus camera with LED flash having a resolution of 4000×3000 pixels. The camera features touch focus, 3D sweep panorama, face and smile detection, image stabilization and geo-tagging. It is capable of recording 1080p video @ 30fps with continuous autofocus, video light and video stabilizer. The secondary camera is 1.3MP.
Processor and OS:
Xperia Arco S comes with Android OS v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) ran by 1.5 Ghz Dual core scorpion processor and powered by Adreno 220 GPU.
It provides all the necessary connectivity features with Wi -Fi 802.11 b/g/n standards featuring Wi-Fi direct, DLNA and Wi-Fi hotspot. It also supports NFC connectivity, Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP and microUSB v2.0 with USB On the go support.
The internal storage capacity of the phone is 16GB with 1GB of RAM. External memory can be extended up to 32GB via microSD memory card.
The standard Li-ion 1910 mAh battery is capable of providing up 310h of 3G standby time and up to 7 h 10 min of 3G talk time.
By the look of things the only new feature in the successor to Xperia Arc are the 1.5 GHz dual core processor and a newer version of Android OS to go with it.