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Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc (photos)

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc is undoubtedly a handsome phone. The large screen and high-res camera help, but there are some drawbacks as well.

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Hey, good-lookin'

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc is a handsome device, with a 4.2-inch screen that makes use of Sony's Reality Display.

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Timescape UI

Sony Ericsson's flavor of Android adds several enhancements, like this overview screen you see here. The custom interface also includes an optional stream for viewing social-network updates, support for placing apps in home screen folders, and an overview (pictured) that shows you all your widgets.

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Typing

Some people may find some of the phone's angles feel too sharp.

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Back view

The Xperia Arc boasts an 8.1-megapixel camera with LED flash and autofocus. It also supports 720p HD video capture and playback.

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Side view

At only 0.3 inch thick, the Xperia Arc is a svelte smartphone.

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The Arc also manages to be light without feeling breakable.

(Read the full Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc review.)

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