Cellular design has undergone several revolutions in the last 20 years. We’ve seen the clam-shell, candy bar, and ‘slider’ design motifs over the years, but it wasn’t until more recently that manufacturers have really pushed the envelope in sexy designs with larger-than-ever displays.

Example in case: The Sony-Ericsson Experia Arc. Featuring an ultra-slender (at a Razr-defying 8.7mm thick), concave design and gorgeous display (a 4.2″ LED dubbed ‘Reality Display’), the Experia Arc is possibly one of the most worthy competitors to the iPhone yet—in the aesthetics department, anyhow.

But beauty’s only skin deep, right? Among a few noteworthy features is an 8 megapixel camera and video recorder (XMOR R mobile CMOS sensor), HDMI output, powerful 1500mAh battery, and a tough outer shell. Oh, and it employs a miniature version of Sony’s Bravia picture processor—termed ‘Mobile Bravia Engine’.

Hardcore iPhone loyalists will likely point out that the Experia Arc is lacking some of the Apple product’s features, but there’s little argument for almost everyone else (i.e. narcissists, Justin Bieber fans) that values form slightly over function.

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