XperiaarcS1 VR Zone Christmas Gift Guide   Mobile Phones

The mobile phone has evolved from being a device to make and receive calls, as well as send SMS (short message service), to one packed with a wide range of features – built-in camera for capturing videos and pictures, gaming, accessing the Internet and email etc. On top of that, the phone manufacturers are also competing in making their devices slimmer, lighter and with a decently huge display. Well, if you are looking to upgrade your phone or planning to get your loved ones a new phone this Christmas, read on.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S

XperiaarcS1 VR Zone Christmas Gift Guide   Mobile Phones

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S is an upgrade version of the popular Xperia Arc with similar form factor and hardware components, except that this one is powered by a faster 1.4GHz processor (to 1GHz of the Xperia Arc). Measuring 8.7mm slim, the smartphone runs Android Gingerbread 2.3.4, though the company has said that the phone will be upgradeable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in future. It sports a 4.2-inch Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine, 8.1-megapixel camera with high definition (HD) video capability, and features Sony's Exmor R mobile image sensor that enhances still images and videos even in low light conditions. Comes in Pure White, Midnight Blue and Sakura Pink, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S is available now from all three telco operators and Sony Ericsson Concept stores. 

Price: S$788 (before telco subsidies)
Where to buy – All three telco operators – SingTel, M1 and StarHub, and Sony Ericsson Concept stores at Junction 8, Ang Mo Kio Hub and Parkway Parade Shopping Centre.

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Sony Ericsson Xperia ray

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Designed for youths and especially the ladies, the Sony Ericsson Xperia ray features a unique quality design, and claims to offer great ease of use. Measuring a mere 9.4mm thin, the compact smartphone comes in a stylish and durable aluminum frame, and sports a 3.3-inch Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine for superb visuals. The Xperia ray also packs a powerful 1GHz processor, 8.1-megapixel camera with Exmor R image sensor for mobile and high definition video functionality, and runs the latest Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system. If black isn't your favorite color, the Sony Ericsson Xperia ray is also available in Gold and Pink.

Price: S$598 (before telco subsidies)
Where to buy – All three telco operators – SingTel, M1 and StarHub, and Sony Ericsson Concept stores at Junction 8, Ang Mo Kio Hub and Parkway Parade Shopping Centre.