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A brief affair with the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc

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Following my rocking up to a Mummy Blogger event without being a mummy, I’ve made a few PR contacts that are playing out well. One offered me the loan of a Sony Xperia Arc for a month or so to have a play. Uhoh, this will only make me sad about my current phone, right?

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc
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Things I loved about it

  • It’s purrrty.
  • The screen is pretty too. Though I’m sure it flickers at times. Or was that me blinking?
  • It’s light!
  • The camera. Mostly. Once I got used to it anyway, some of my photos turned out nicely. Some not so, mostly because I found it hard to take a photo and keep my hand steady.
  • The memory. Must bigger than my little HTC legend. SOOOOO many more apps I can download. hehe.

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Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc
The GPS is better than my HTC Legend. Doesn’t get me through Sydney traffic any faster, though!

Things that bugged me

  • It’s a bit temperamental about where you hold it so you can be heard on the other end.
  • Sony’s wall charger. It has the cable go out sideways, which is annoying on a powerboard.
  • Didn’t bounce as well as my other phone *ahem*
  • Battery life still isn’t great in these smartphones, hey? Not if you actually wanna use it.
  • It went through a few phases of restarting itself.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc

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4 comments for “A brief affair with the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc

  1. November 22, 2011 at 11:59 am

    Haha it “didn’t bounce as well”! I tell you, long before smart phones – or even phones with colour screens for that matter – my littlest and lightest phone was the Nokia 8210. Because it was so light, it didn’t really drop-and-bounce – it kind of more slid off things onto the floor etc!

    • November 23, 2011 at 2:20 am

      ahh the good ‘old’ nokias. when phones were getting smaller!

  2. November 23, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    I have the Sony Xperia MiniPro with a qwerty keypad (because I can’t do all touch!) and found that the battery life is quite poor if, as you said, you want to use it! But it’s good to know it’s most smartphones and not just mine. The camera is pretty good, isn’t it?

    Oh…and it would be a miracle phone and a best-seller if it could get us through Sydney traffic at a faster rate! :D

    • November 23, 2011 at 9:48 pm

      My partner has the x10 mini pro, and loves it except that Sony Won’t Upgrade Android.

      Damn them

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