The Xperia Arc S is revised version of the original Xperia Arc. Sony Ericsson has bumped up the processor to 1.4GHz and added 3D and 2D sweep panorama photography. Among other features would be similar with the original Xperia arc including 4.2-inch Reality display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine (480 x 854 resolution pixels), 8.1-megapixel camera with Exmor R image sensor, 320MB internal storage and supports microSD card up to 32GB.
Plus, Sony Ericsson has also introduced Music Unlimited and Video Unlimited services to Xperia smartphones soon. The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S comes in five colors, Pure White, Midnight Blue, Misty Silver, Gloss Black and Sakura Pink.
The Xperia Arc S offers a smaller chassis compared to the HD7S. It has a thickness of 8.7 mm, 22% smaller than the HD7S (11.2 mm).It is also lighter by 27% (117 grams vs 162 grams). The Xperia Arc S comes with a memory slot capable of supporting microSD up to 32GB whereas the HD7S does not have a memory slot. On the rear camera, the Xperia Arc S offers an 8-megapixel camera while the HD7S comes with a 5-megapixel camera. The Xperia Arc S processor is clocked at 1.4GHz while the HD7S only offers a 1.0GHz processor. Lastly, the Xperia Arc S also offers DLNA and Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity whereas the HD7S does not support either one.
According to cnet.com "There's no shortage of shiny black Android phones, but Sony Ericsson has once again worked its magic to make its design look fresh, clean, and interesting, and very Sony Ericsson in style. Worked entirely in plastic, the Xperia Arc nevertheless manages to keep from looking like a cheap toy. Sharp corners (perhaps a tad too sharp for some) combine with the illusion of contouring on the phone's thin, slightly flared sides to good effect."
The good: The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc has a slim, the body gorgeous build, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and 720p HD video capture.
The bad: Several buttons on the Xperia Arc are too small, and the unlocked price would be a prohibitively expense for most.
The bottom line: The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc is a beautiful handset with some great features, but a high price tag and no network optimization leave few reasons to buy this unlocked Android phone.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc(midnight blue) price $364.00 to $379.99.
Watch the video here, Unboxing Xperia Arc ‘Midnight Blue.’