The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc is a new handset in the popular Xperia range of Android smartphones. It is a slick and stylish handset which boasts the full functionality of the Android operating system combines with some innovative hardware. The focus of this article will be on the multimedia features of the device, and how they benefit users on a day to day basis.
Multimedia functionality is an increasingly important selling point for most new smartphones. In fact, even cheap, basic mobile phones will come with at least a pre-installed music player for example. The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc boasts a number of features to keep users entertained for hours on end, in a variety of multimedia formats. All of these specifications are included right out of the box, so you can enjoy music, videos, pictures and games straight away.
The pre-installed multimedia player handles your music and video files. Several formats are supported; music files in MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV and videos in MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV are supported. Therefore, whatever format you keep your music files in; chances are the phone will accommodate it. Music is played with the utmost sound quality, and there is even the option to assign your favourite track as your ringtone or message tone.
When you watch videos on the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc, you are in for a real treat. Because the manufacturer has chosen to integrate its BRAVIA engine within the screen, you will be benefitting from Sony's many years of expertise in the television manufacturing industry. The result of this is crystal clear display quality with unsurpassed colour rendering and fantastic detail. The screen can support up to 16 million colours, so as you can imagine, the display quality is nothing short of amazing. This also makes the handset great for playing the several pre-installed games (with additional titles available for download), some of which offer an interactive experience by virtue of the built in accelerometer sensor being utilised for controls.
There is a useful app included as standard called TrackID. This is an amazing app which is sure to prove handy time and time again and also sure to impress your friends. If you hear a song but don't recognise it, simply open up the app and hold your phone near the speaker which is playing the music. TrackID will do the rest and display the details such as the song's title, artist and album etc. from there you can go on to purchase the track and download it, or forward the details to your friends.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc can also be connected to compatible hardware devices to make the most of your multimedia experience. Thanks to DLNA connectivity, you can view your photos and video on a compatible TV by wirelessly streaming them. You can also directly connect to a compatible TV with an HDMI cable.
As you can see, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc is a great choice for those who like to make the most of multimedia in its various forms, and provides great functionality in all other areas of mobile phone use.