It has been a long time since I laid my hand on a Sony Ericsson phone. But this manufacturer certainly leaves a good impression on me. Now it looks like I will be reunited with good ‘ol SE again. I was afflicted with a bad case of “I gotta have it!” when I first saw the Xperia arc and Xperia neo in the flesh.
The latest Android smartphones from Sony Ericsson running on the latest Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) version will be available this April. Price for the high-end Xperia arc will be P29,990 while the neo will be in the 22-24K range. It seems the only big difference between the two is the bigger screen on the arc at 4.2 inches while neo’s is smaller at 3.7 inches. Otherwise, both phones share the new Reality Display technology via Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine. It’s like having a TV in your pocket!
Photos taken from the smartphone can be viewed on your home’s HD TV via the built-in HDMI connector. Both Xperia arc and neo are equipped with an 8.1 megapixel camera with auto focus, LED flash, f/2.4 lens and Sony Exmor R for mobile CMOS sensor.
Check out more of the Xperia arc specifications:
Size – 125 x 63 x 8.7 mm
Weight – 117 grams
screen with shatter proof sheet on scratch-resistant mineral glass
Xperia neo specifications:
Size – 116 x 57 x 13 mm
Weight – 126 grams
scratch resistant screen
Both arc and neo have included an 8GB microSD memory card with expandable support up to 32GB. They are also powered by 1GHz Qualcomm processor.
In the Philippines, specially marked Xperia arc kits can be purchased with free AN-400 car charger until April 30. Buyers of both Xperia smartphones can also choose 3HD game titles from a list of ten available for download until June 30. For more details, check out the Sony Ericsson Philippines page on Facebook