If you are looking for a new and nifty PDA phone that is comparable to the Apple iPhone4, look no further. Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc is all set to pose a serious challenge to Apple iPhone4.
I’ve been on the PDA phone scene since the beginning of such devices from the Palm Treo days through the O2 xda family then the HTC. Now every serious phone manufacturer must compete else they will be set by the wayside.
Thanks to Apple, they certainly know how to legitimize the PDA phone market by whizzing past all competitors by a mile when they first came out in 2007.
For the first time since the Apple iPhone was launched, I can safely say that our wait is finally over and now we have the formidable iPhone challenger in the SE Xperia Arc.
(For the full specs, please check out here).
Here are some key highlights that is worth mentioning:
1. 4.2″ 16M color Reality Display 854 x 480 resolution
Although the iPhone4 has a smaller 3.5″ 960 x 640 resolution with Retina Display (the Arc has the Reality Display), there is little difference in visual quality. SE touts the Bravia Engine enhancing display which is found in their LED TVs today.
The display of the Arc will give an exciting first glance attraction with impressive real life visuals.
A larger than iPhone4 display allows the Arc to be easier visual for the eye for video, games, ebooks and Internet browsing.
2. Sleek Streamline Slim Body
SE has departed from the basic Windows PDA phone format popularize by HTC. Although the Nexus and the first Xperia X1 were made by HTC, this little baby of the Arc has probably found a new constructor.
Whoever that may be, the quality that comes with SE phones has gone up a notch with the Arc.
The way the Arc can contain a 1500 mAh in that sleek body is truly an amazing engineering feat.
3. Highly Responsive 1GHz Scorpion processor, Adreno 205 GPU, Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon
The Xperia Arc has a very responsive user interface. Watch the demo on YouTube here http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3Ds0G9LgFarsU&sa=U&ei=1Z2YTe7bGKL50gHXuaSOBg&ved=0CAsQtwIwAA&usg=AFQjCNEbulwxe2Kf3g0WGWU1Cwba1CDArg.
The Arc has truly matched the iPhone4.
4. 8MP Camera with 720p video capability
As HD is now the video standard, the Arc ensures that it meets the industry standard. It comes with an HDMI port for video and sound output to your LED Bravia TV.
Not forgetting the 1.3M front camera, the Arc has more than adequate high quality photography fun combined with the Reality Display.
This is hard to say because there isn’t any major flaws. Some may find the device a bit big but the sleek slim design makes it easier to hold and store in the bag or pocket.
Otherwise, there is no real down side to the Arc. The Android 2.3 is perhaps the best version to date from Google with all the kinks worked out already. All the important components are at the industry best. A worthy opponent to the iPhone4.
Sony Ericsson is targeting the Malaysia launch in April timeframe at a great price of RM2,099.
Watch for this iPhone4 worthy CHALLENGER.