Design and Display
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc is one of the most stylish Android devices I have seen. It is extremely slim at just 8.7 mm at the center and has a curved design. The dimensions are 125 x 63 x 8.7 mm and it weighs just 117 gms. To put that in perspective it is slimmer and lighter than an iPhone 4.
It has an LED backlit LCD display which is huge at 4.2 inches. It has a display resolution of 480 x 854 pixels and has superb display quality. The brightness of the display is just perfect, but the contrast isn't as good as Super AMOLED displays, like the one in the Samsung Galaxy S.
Below the display, there are the three standard keys - Back, Home and Menu. On the left side of the Xperia Arc, there is the audio jack, and on the top, there is the power key and the microHDMI out. On the right, there is the microUSB port, a volume rocker and a camera key. On the back, there is the 8 MP camera, the LED flash and the battery compartment.
The build quality is quite good, and the phone is very pocketable.