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White paper
August 2011
White paper | Sony Ericsson Xperia™ arc S
Purpose of this document
Sony Ericsson product White papers are intended to give an overview of a product and provide details in
relevant areas of technology.
Document history
Version
August 2011
First released version
Version 1
Sony Ericsson Developer World
For the latest Sony Ericsson technical documentation and development tools, go to
www.sonyericsson.com/developer.
This document is published by Sony Ericsson
Mobile Communications AB, without any
warranty*. Improvements and changes to this
text necessitated by typographical errors,
inaccuracies of current information or
improvements to programs and/or equipment
may be made by Sony Ericsson Mobile
Communications AB at any time and without
notice. Such changes will, however, be
incorporated into new editions of this document.
Printed versions are to be regarded as temporary
reference copies only.
This White paper is published by:
Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB,
SE-221 88 Lund, Sweden
www.sonyericsson.com
© Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB,
2009-2011. All rights reserved. You are hereby
granted a license to download and/or print a
copy of this document.
Any rights not expressly granted herein are
reserved.
*All implied warranties, including without
limitation the implied warranties of
merchantability or fitness for a particular
purpose, are excluded. In no event shall
Sony Ericsson or its licensors be liable for
incidental or consequential damages of any
nature, including but not limited to lost profits or
commercial loss, arising out of the use of the
information in this document.
First released version (August 2011)
Publication number: 1255-8723.1
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Table of contents
Product overview ........................................................................................................4
Sony Ericsson Xperia™ arc S ................................................................................4
Sony Ericsson signature features ..........................................................................5
Facts – dimensions, weight, performance and networks ......................................6
Categorised feature list ..........................................................................................8
Technologies in detail ...............................................................................................10
Device-to-device communications (local) ...........................................................10
Bluetooth™ wireless technology ......................................................................10
Wi-Fi® ...............................................................................................................11
DLNA Certified™ (Digital Living Home Alliance) ...............................................12
Messaging ...........................................................................................................13
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service)..............................................................13
Email .................................................................................................................13
Positioning – location based services .................................................................14
Provisioning (OMA CP) ........................................................................................14
Multimedia (audio, image and video) ...................................................................15
Synchronisation (OMA DS, EAS, Google Sync™) ...............................................16
Web browser .......................................................................................................17
Trademarks and acknowledgements ..................................................................18
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Product overview
Sony Ericsson Xperia™ arc S
Be entertained. At the speed of delight
Get what you want without the wait. Switch on. Start games. Download your favourite videos and apps.
And enjoy them in an instant. Sony Ericsson Xperia™ arc S has a 1.4 GHz turbo processor that gives you
all the fun you want. Just faster. You could say multi-tasking at the speed of delight.
Make scenes pop out of the screen. In 3D
Straddle the peaks. Dive into the depths. Make your breathtaking mountain panoramas look, well,
breathtaking. Select the 3D Sweep Panorama function and catch the scene. Now show it on a 3D TV.
Amaze your mates with true depth, clarity and realism. For once they’ll stay awake when you show your
holiday snaps.
Shoot it sharp. Show it sharper
View fashion videos. Catch premier football action. Or marvel at how beautiful your baby is. In a multitude
of colors on the sharp, vivid 4.2” Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine. Shoot crystal-clear stills
and your own funny home videos in 8.1 megapixels. Camera. Action. Don’t worry about the lights. With
the Exmor R™ for mobile image sensor your night scenes turn out bright, even when it’s getting dark.
Love at first touch
Super-slim, super fast, and just super gorgeous, the curves of Sony Ericsson Xperia™ arc S fit snugly in
your hand. What’s your colour? Pure white? Gloss black? Or maybe your style is more silver, blue or pink?
Get the latest colours outside with the latest Android version on the inside. And it’s full of Android apps to
help you chat, chill, enjoy trivia, or find the nearest cool place – where you belong of course.
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Sony Ericsson signature features
Sony Ericsson Xperia™ arc S comes with a range of Sony Ericsson features as standard. Below is a
summary of the key signature features.
Sony Ericsson Timescape™
The place to meet your friends
The Timescape™ application manages all your communication with one person in one place. You can
effortlessly browse by category your Facebook™, Twitter™, email and text communications, as well as
view your photos. Now everything is all together and in chronological order, so you don't have to open
different applications to see what's going on.
Infinite button
Everything you want – from everywhere
Tap the infinite button in the Timescape™ application and smart filter each category of communication by
person. For example, when viewing a text message from a friend in Timescape™, tap the infinite button to
view a list of all chat messages with that friend.
Sony Ericsson Sync
Your mobile life on the web
Synchronise your phone data using Sony Ericsson Sync so that you always have a backup. While you’re
at it, match your phone contacts with your Facebook™ contacts. All your synchronised phone data is right
at your fingertips and in your account on www.sonyericsson.com.
Sony Ericsson Local connectivity
More control over your media
Using Sony Ericsson Local connectivity, you can exercise more control over how media files get transferred and stored. For example, you can select MTP mode to transfer files if you want to limit the risk of
data corruption or select MSC mode if you want to have more control over the data storage.
Sony Ericsson Home screen application
The place you call Home
Customise your Home screen with widgets, shortcuts, folders, themes, wallpaper and other items.
Where’s best for you? Email top right? Music player bottom left? You decide. With four extensions to your
Home screen, you’ve got plenty of space to put things where you want. Just remember to flick left or right
to find them.
* Applications from the Android Market™ vary widely in size, from less than 100 KB for small utilities to 3-4
MB for full games, music player applications, or other major offerings. The average size, if a representative
selection of useful and fun applications is selected, is about 1 MB. This means that, on average, more than
100 applications can be downloaded and used on your device without negatively impacting performance.
With the ready availability of the Android Market™ application in the phone, it is also very easy to delete
and later reinstall infrequently used applications.
** NOTE: Some of the services mentioned above may not be available in all markets.
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Facts – dimensions, weight, performance and
networks
Operating system
Google™ Android™ 2.3 (Gingerbread)
Processor
1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255
GPU
Adreno 205
CPU
1.4 G
Size
125 × 63 × 8.7 mm
Weight
117 grams
Available colours
Midnight Blue
Misty Silver
Gloss Black
Sakura Pink
Pure White
Main screen
Colours
16,777,216 colour TFT
Resolution
854×480 pixels
Size (diagonal)
4.2 inches
Scratch-resistant
Yes – Shatter proof sheet on mineral glass
Input mechanisms
Text input
On-screen QWERTY keyboard
Touch screen
Capacitive (multi-touch)
Touch gesture
Yes – multi-touch
Memory
Internal phone storage
1 GB (up to 320 MB user-accessible memory)
RAM
512 MB
Expansion slot
microSD™, up to 32 GB
Camera
Camera resolution
8.1 megapixel
Digital zoom
16×
Video zoom
16x
Photo flash
Yes – LED
Video recording
Yes – HD 720p
Sensors
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Accelerometer
Yes
Proximity sensor
Yes
Ambient light sensor
Yes
Magnetometer
Yes
Networks
LT18i
UMTS HSPA 900 (Band VIII), 2100 (Band I)
GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900
LT18a
UMTS HSPA 800 (Band VI), 850 (Band V), 1900 (Band II), 2100
(Band I)
GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900
Data transfer speeds
GSM GPRS
Up to 86 kbps
GSM EDGE
Up to 237 kbps
UMTS HSPA cat 6 (upload)
Up to 5.8 Mbps
UMTS HSPA cat 10 (download) Up to 14.4 Mbps
Hearing Aid Compatibility (HAC)
Variant
M-Rating
T-Rating
LT18
M3
T1
Talk time (GSM)
Up to 7 hours 25 mins*
Standby time (GSM)
Up to 460 hours*
Talk time (UMTS)
Up to 7 hours 35 mins*
Standby time (UMTS)
Up to 460 hours*
Music listening time
Up to 37 hours
Video playback time
Up to 6 hours 25 mins
Battery
1500 mAh
* Values are according to GSM Association Battery Life Measurement Technique.
NOTE: Battery performance may vary depending on network conditions and configurations, and phone
usage.
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Categorised feature list
Music
Internet
Album art
Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)
Music tones (MP3/AAC)
PlayNow™ service*
Sony Ericsson Music Player
TrackID™ music recognition*
xLOUD™ Experience
Android Market™**
Bookmarks
Google™ search*
Google Voice™ Search*
Pan & zoom
Web browser (WebKit)
Communication
Messaging
Design
Call list
Conference calls
Facebook™ application*
Facebook inside Xperia™ 2.0
Google Talk™*
Noise Shield
Polyphonic ringtones
Sony Ericsson Timescape™
Speakerphone
Twitter™ (Timescape™
integration)*
Vibrating alert
Conversations
Email
Google Mail™*
Instant messaging
Multimedia messaging (MMS)
Predictive text input
Sound recorder
Text messaging (SMS)
Auto rotation
Keyboard (on-screen, QWERTY)
Live wallpaper
Picture wallpaper
Reality Display with Mobile
BRAVIA® Engine
Screenshot capturing
Swipe to write
Touch screen
Camera
3D sweep panorama
8.1 megapixel camera
16x smart zoom
Aperture f/2.4
Auto focus
Face detection
Flash/LED
Geo tagging
HD video recording (720p)
Image stabiliser
Red-eye reduction
Scene detection
Self-timer
Send to web
Smile detection
Sweep panorama
Sony Exmor R™ CMOS sensor
Touch capture
Touch focus
Video light
Video recording
Video stabiliser
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Entertainment
Organiser
Connectivity
3D games
Accelerated Adobe Flash Video
Media browser
Motion gaming
Radio (FM radio with RDS)
Sony Entertainment Networks*
Video streaming
YouTube™*
Alarm clock
Calculator
Calendar
Document readers
E-Manual
Flight mode
Google Calendar™*
Google Gallery 3D*
Infinite button
Phonebook
Setup guide
Widget manager
3.5 mm audio jack
aGPS*
Bluetooth™ technology
DLNA Certified™
Google Latitude™*
Google Maps™ with Street View*
HDMI support
Media Transfer Protocol support
Micro USB support
Modem
Native USB tethering
Synchronisation via Facebook™*
Synchronisation via Google
Sync™*
Synchronisation via Sony
Ericsson Sync
Synchronisation via Exchange
ActiveSync®
USB mass storage
USB High speed 2.0 support
USB OTG
Wi-Fi®
Wi-Fi® Hotspot functionallity
* This service is not available in all markets.
** Applications from the Android Market™ vary widely in size, from less than 100 KB for small utilities to 34 MB for full games, music player applications, or other major offerings. The average size, if a
representative selection of useful and fun applications is selected, is about 1 MB. This means that, on
average, more than 100 applications can be downloaded and used on your device without negatively
impacting performance. With the ready availability of the Android Market™ application in the phone, it is
also very easy to delete and later reinstall infrequently used applications.
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Technologies in detail
NOTE: The information outlined below is general and levels of compliance to standards and specifications
may vary between products and markets. For more information, contact Sony Ericsson Developer World
or your Sony Ericsson contact person where applicable.
Device-to-device communications (local)
Bluetooth™ wireless technology
Bluetooth™ profiles supported
Advanced Audio Distribution Profile v1.2
Audio/Video Remote Control Profile v.1.0
Handsfree Profile v1.5
Headset Profile v1.1
Object Push Profile v1.1
Phonebook Access Profile v1.0
Core version and supported
core features
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
Connectable devices
Products supporting at least one of the profiles above.
More information:
www.sonyericsson.com/developer
www.bluetooth.com
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Wi-Fi®
Supported standards
IEEE 802.11b/g/n and Wi-Fi
Connectable devices
Wi-Fi access points
Frequency band
2.4 GHz
Data transfer rate
Up to 72 Mbit/s
Security
CCMP (AES)
EAP-TLS
EAP-TTLS/MSCHAPv2
Open Authentication
Shared Authentication
PEAPv0/EAP-MSCHAPv2
PEAPv1/EAP-GTC
TKIP
WEP 64 bit
WEP 128 bit
WPA Personal and WPA2 Personal
WPA Enterprise and WPA2 Enterprise
Encryption
WEP, TKIP and AES
Power save
WMM-UAPSD
QoS, WMM
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DLNA Certified™ (Digital Living Home Alliance)
Supported Device Classes
M-DMS – Mobile Digital Media Server
Media Types: Images
Summary: The digital media server exposes the media
files in your phone to a Wi-Fi® network. The files can
then be accessed from other DLNA Certified™ clients.
Supported Bearers
Wi-Fi®
DRM Support
The Sony Ericsson DLNA Certified™ implementation
does not support DRM-protected content.
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Messaging
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service)
According to OMA Multimedia Messaging Service v1.0 + SMIL
Email
Bearer type (IP)
GPRS, EGPRS, UMTS
Character sets
BIG5 Traditional Chinese
GB2312 Simplified Chinese
ISO-2022-JP Japanese
ISO-8859-1
ISO-8859-2 Eastern Europe
ISO-8859-5 Cyrillic
ISO-8859-7 Greek
ISO-8859-9 Turkish
ISO 8859-11
KOI8-R Cyrillic
Shift_JIS Japanese
USASCII
UTF-16
UTF-8
Windows® 874
Windows® 1251 Cyrillic
Windows® 1252
Windows® 1254 Turkish
Windows® 1258 Vietnamese
Protocols
POP3 and IMAP4
Push email
Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync® (EAS)
Secure email
SSL/TLS, both (POPS/IMAPS) and STARTTLS port
methods
HTML mail
Yes (read only)
More information:
www.sonyericsson.com/developer
www.openmobilealliance.org
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Positioning – location based services
Supported standards:
• OMA Secure User Plane Location (SUPL) v1.0
• 3GPP™ Control Plane location (incl. Emergency location)
• Qualcomm® GPSOneXtra™
Supported satellite systems:
GPS
GLONASS*
* NOTE: GPS and GLONASS are used together to calculate the position. With both systems active, the
accuracy and robustness of the positioning is better in most conditions. The usage of GLONASS as an
additional system is transparent both to users and developers, and the benefits are automatically available
to applications currently using the Satellite Positioning API (“GPS Provider” in Android terminology).
Provisioning (OMA CP)
OMA CP version 1.1
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Multimedia (audio, image and video)
Audio Playback
Audio Recording
Image Playback
Image Capture
Video Playback
Decoder format
Supported in file format
Audio decoding MPEG-1/2/2.5,
audio layer 3
MP3 (.mp3), 3GPP (.3gp),
MP4 (.mp4, .m4a)
AAC, AAC+, eAAC+
3GPP (.3gp), MP4 (.mp4)
AMR-NB, AMR-WB
3GPP (.3gp), MP4 (.mp4)
General MIDI (GM)
SMF (.mid)
Linear PCM 16bit
WAV (.wav)
OTA
OTA (.ota)
Ogg vorbis
Ogg vorbis (.ogg)
Encoder format
Supported in file format
AMR-NB, AMR-WB
3GPP (.3gp), MP4 (.mp4),
AMR (.amr)
AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AAC-LC
stereo, sample rate 48 kHz bit rate
128 kbps
3GPP (.3gp), MP4 (.mp4)
Decoder format
Supported in file format
1, 4, 8, 16, 24 and 32 bpp and RLE
encoded formats
BMP (.bmp)
Single and multi-frame, bitmap
mask support (GIF87a format and
GIF89a format)
GIF (.gif)
Joint Photographic Experts Group
JPEG (.jpg)
Portable Network Graphics Bitmap
mask support
PNG (.png)
Wireless Bitmap
WBMP (.wbmp)
Encoder format
Supported in file format
Joint Photographic Experts Group
JPEG (.jpg)
Decoder format
Supported in file format
MPEG-4 Visual Simple Profile,
Advanced Simple Profile Level 6
3GPP (.3gp), MP4 (.mp4)
H.264 High Profile Level 3.1
3GPP (.3gp), MP4 (.mp4)
H.263 Profile 0, Profile 3 Level 70
3GPP (.3gp)
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Video Recording
Encoder format
Supported in file format
Video H.263 Profile 0, H.264
Baseline Profile
Audio: AAC-LC stereo, sample rate
48 kHz bit rate 128 kbps, AMR-NB
3GPP (.3gp), MP4 (.mp4)
Audio/Video Streaming
Streaming transport
RTSP according to 3GPP™
HTTP streaming
DRM
DRM (Digital Rights Management) –
features the rights and copy
protection of downloaded content
OMA DRM 1.0
Synchronisation (OMA DS, EAS, Google Sync™)
OMA Data Synchronisation protocol versions 1.1.2 and 1.2
OMA Data Formats: vCard 2.1, vCalendar 1.0
Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync® protocol version 2.5
Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync® protocol version 12
Google Sync™
Related information:
www.sonyericsson.com/developer
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Web browser
Browser version
Android 2.3 Browser (Based on WebKit)
Navigation/rendering
Adobe™ Flash™ 10.3*
Full page PC rendering
Landscape/portrait rendering
Pan & Zoom
Search
Internet Search
Browser compliancy
CSS 2.0
CSS 2.1
CSS 3.0
DOM 2.0
DOM 3.0
HTML version. 4.0
HTML version. 5.0
JavaScript 1.7/ECMA-script 262 3rd edition
WebGL 1.0
XHTML Basic version 1.0
XHTML 1.1
Supported Device API
Geo-location API
Protocol compliancy
HTTP/1.1
Gzip
OMA Download 1.0
TLS 1.0 and SSL 3.0
* Updates are distributed via Android market™.
Related information:
www.sonyericsson.com/developer
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Trademarks and acknowledgements
The Liquid Identity and Liquid Energy logos, PlayNow, TrackID, Xperia and Timescape are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB. Sony, "make.believe", Exmor R and
Mobile BRAVIA Engine are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony Corporation. Ericsson is a
trademark of Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson.
The Bluetooth word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by
Sony Ericsson is under licence. TrackID is powered by Gracenote Mobile MusicID. Gracenote and
Gracenote Mobile MusicID are trademarks or registered trademarks of Gracenote, Inc.
Google, Google Calendar, Google Gallery 3D, Google Latitude, Google Maps, Google Places, Google
Talk, Google Search, Google Sync, Google Mail, Picasa, YouTube, Google Voice, Android and Android
Market are trademarks or registered trademarks of Google, Inc. Facebook is a trademark or registered
trademark of Facebook, Inc. Twitter is a trademark or a registered trademark of Twitter, Inc.
Wi-Fi is a trademark or registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. DLNA and DLNA Certified are
trademarks or registered trademarks of the Digital Living Network Alliance. microSD is a trademark or
registered trademark of SanDisk Corporation. XHTML is a registered trademark of the W3C.
Microsoft, Windows, ActiveSync are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation
in the United States and/or other countries.
Adobe Flash is a trademark or registered trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States
and/or other countries. 3GPP™ is a trademark of ETSI.
Qualcomm and GPSOneXTRA are trademarks or registered trademarks of Qualcomm, inc.
All other trademarks and copyrights are the property of their respective owners.
Some features described herein require supporting services. Usage charges may apply for such services.
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