Quick specs

  • 117 grams
  • 125 x 63 x 8.7 mm
  • Talk time (up to): 7 hours 35 minutes [1]
  • Standby time (up to): 460 hours [1]
  • Music listening time: 37 hours [1]

Available colours

Gloss blackMidnight BlueMisty SilverPure WhiteSakura Pink

  • 4.2" touchscreen - scratch-resistant TFT
  • 16 million colours, 854 x 480 pixels
  • Google Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • 1.4 GHz Snapdragon processor
  • 8.1 megapixel camera with auto focus
  • 2x smart zoom, LED flash
Xperia™ arc S, 4.2 inch screen

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Xperia arc S Specifications

This is a listing of Xperia arc S’s main features and functions. For a complete technical specification, download the Xperia™ arc S White paper (3 MB).

Camera and video

  • 8.1 megapixel camera with LED flash and Auto focus
  • Sony’s Exmor™ R for mobile CMOS sensor
  • 16x smart zoom
  • f/2.4 Aperture
  • HD video recording (720p), up to 30 frames per second
  • 3D Sweep Panorama
  • Image playback, supported formats: BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, WBMP
  • Image capture, supported format: JPEG
  • Video playback and recording, supported formats: 3GPP, MP4
  • Accelerated Adobe Flash Video

Connectivity and communication

  • USB High speed 2.0 and Micro USB support
  • WiFi and WiFi Hotspot functionality
  • HDMI Support
  • DLNA Certified
  • Synchronisation via Exchange ActiveSync, Google Sync and Facebook
  • aGPS
  • WebKit web browser with Pan & zoom
  • Bluetooth technology
  • Smart Keyboard
  • QWERTY keyboard
  • ANT+

Memory

  • Internal phone storage: 1GB (up to 320MB free)
  • RAM: 512MB
  • Expansion slot: microSD, up to 32GB

Entertainment

  • TrackID music recognition
  • xLOUD Experience – audio filter technology from Sony
  • FM Radio with RDS
  • 3.5 mm audio jack for headphones
  • Audio playback, supported formats: MP3, 3GPP, MP4, SMF, WAV, OTA, Ogg vorbis
  • Audio recording, supported formats: 3GPP, MP4, AMR
  • 3D and motion gaming
  • Timescape with Twitter integrated
  • Xperia™ 2.0 with Facebook
  • Sony Entertainment Network (selected markets only)

Display

  • 4.2”, 854x480 pixels 16,777,216 colour TFT
  • Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine
  • Scratch-resistant, shatter proof sheet on mineral glass
  • Capacitive touchscreen with on-screen QWERTY keyboard
  • Screenshot capturing

Pre-loaded applications

  • Google Voice Search
  • Google Talk
  • Google Mail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Gallery 3D
  • Google Maps with Street View

Networks

  • GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900
  • UMTS HSPA 900, 2100 (Global except Americas)
  • UMTS HSPA 800, 850, 1900, 2100 (Americas)

[1] A Standby time specification is an industry standard. The only intention is to allow comparison of different mobile phones under the same circumstances. Factors including - but not limited to - network, settings, location, movement, signal strength and cell traffic strongly effect standby power consumption. Standby time specifications of different mobile phones can therefore be compared only in a controlled laboratory environment. When any mobile phone is used in real life - i.e., under circumstances for which the mobile phone is intended - the actual standby time could be considerably lower and will be strongly dependent on the factors mentioned above.

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