Posted by: MASMedia in Android, Reviews, Sony, Sony Accessories
Mugen Power the specialist provider of extended batteries offers a helping hand.
The Sony Ericsson Arc draws attention left and right due to its minimalism as one of the thinnest smartphones on the market. However, as with everything sacrifices have to be made and in this case, it is the battery. At 1500mAh the original Arc battery does not offer the best battery capacity, which we are aware is one of the central needs in smartphones. This is required due to the nearly constant online activities for the majority of smartphone users. I believe that as an alternate you would probably not buy a smartphone when you could buy a non-smartphone that will give you the better battery life if you had no need for constant on-line access.
Enter the Mugen Power 1700mAh Extended Battery. The 1700 offer extra capacity to the default original 1500mAh battery for the Sony Ericsson Arc.
Cell Type Li-ION
I would place myself in the bracket of a medium user. I am a lover of social media so I am constantly connected via Wi-Fi or 3g. I dip in and out of the media services such as Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare and send approximately 100 text messages on top of my media services of sending and replying to messages and uploading and downloading. My regular push email accounts are set. With my mini period of games and browsing (approx. one house) and phone calls of about an hour, my battery is soon calling out for help. The extra 200mAh allows me to make use of the music facility and I can now enjoy using the phone in this capacity when I am out, and about.
The size of the 1700 battery allows you to keep the slim dimensions of the Arc, as it is the same size to the original. This means you do not need an additional battery cover to be able to use the 1700. The 1700 battery charges in the same manner as the original Arc battery. You can use this not only as a replacement battery in totality but also you could use it as an additional spare battery that can be taken with you while travelling. You could keep a spare battery in the office or at home. It would come in useful for those unexpected occasions when you are out longer than you had intended and your battery starts to suffer from anxiety. A quick swap of the battery and you are good to go on the road again.
From low users to mid-range users the 1700 will suit your purpose, taking you comfortably through your day and evening.
If you are a true smartphone power user, check my review on the Mugen Power 4500mAh Extended battery for the Sony Ericsson Arc.