Anonymous, 08 May 2011Never thought that you can return a phone when on contract? Is it a new thing that they are doing?With Orange you can but you have to let them know within the first 7 days of getting the handset itself.
Use the 7 days to extensively test the phone then if not happy inform them on the 7th day whereby they give you a returns address to send it back to.
Once they recieve it back you revert back to your old contract....but the more you do this the more it can go against you when you finally upgrade.
I was told that the old phone would be used for spare parts but I rememebr back in when I got my Samsung i8910 from orange, which incidentally was such a buggy phone they would only send me out a reconditioned to replace the one I had.....
Of course if there is a definite issue with the phone that you are not happy about then you should be able to return....Consumers have rights and if the phone is doing things that it is not supposed to then one can assume that it is FAULTY....Long distance selling laws in the UK should apply.....I think
Hope this helps....:)
MR O, 09 May 2011Great Phone!
In various pro reviews and user feedback folks have been quick to point out vari... moreHey Mr O, nice post
i just spoke to my sony ericsson rep, he also had the handset, which he showed me.Its looks beautiful, its alot lighter then my current handset, which is the x10.
with a bigger screen, i thought it would be alot bigger then my x10, but strangely it isnt :)
The videos and pictures he took with the handset look awesome and were amazing quality.
I cant wait to own one, i was informed that it should be released around the end of june in South Africa.
Anonymous, 09 May 2011i love this phone...one of the best in the market...to those who are still chosing to buy a ph... morecan u please advise how is the battery back up of these box.
talk time & stand by etc.....
In various pro reviews and user feedback folks have been quick to point out various flaws. below is a list that i have found solutions to!
1.fiddly screen lock button - applied a gel case to protect the phone and the button became far easier to use! also a home screen lock widget can be used. when locked the 'home' button brings the screen to life so really the fiddly lock button needs only be used to turn on and off, and with less usage it will feel less fiddly! (the camera buton becomes much easier to use as well.)
2.the UI has gained some criticism, so replace it with one of the many free home screen apps in the market! i did and all the bugs and lags that people are reporting haven't occured!
3. its plastic! well yeah - its also lighter than most HTC's and galaxy s. again, gel case solves this issue but bulks up the size, but not by much.
4.the keyboard is old in appearance. get swype or other keyboard product that uses different skins!
every one seems very happy to knock this device, yeah sony have been rather rubbish for a while but they are trying and gingerbread is cutomiseable straight out of the box!
the screen with the bravia enhancement matches the iphone and exceeds it on video and picture viewing. music playback is better than apple as well.
oh and everyone who comaplain about no front cam...
how many folks in the UK actually video call or skype on thier device? i never have! if you need that funtionality then go elsewhere!
I've used this mobile for a month now. In a nutshell, itts an excellent phone with very poor battery.. While its Camera (8 MegaPixels HD) and Anroid experience is simply outstanding, the processor is little slow and battery has to be charged at least 2-3 times in day even if you don't use it much.
Very good phone but not perfect:
* Low internal memory (512 MB only).
* Slow performance.
* Not rotating home screen.
* Sometimes it gets very hot while charging.
* Battery 1 day max
halo may i know is the all applications and games i dowload is save in phone memory or memory cards?
it was disappointed on not having secondary cam,..i thnk they might be forgot 'bout it,,,,,all perfect
Which mobile to buy...really confused now..Optimus 2X, incredible S, Nexus S, Arc...:-(
MPAS, 08 May 2011Guys, this or GalaxyS2?Galaxy S2 will be better i guess in terms of screen resolution, plus S2 runs on dual core, so it will be not so laggy. but i like the arc cos of its wide screen and slimness
i love this phone...one of the best in the market...to those who are still chosing to buy a phone, i reccommend Xperia Arc.......
thunderstorm, 08 May 2011in bangalore where can i get it except univercell ?...and how abt the camera quality friends?...Try flipkart.com with cash on delivery option.
A lot of hype about the phone.
After using it 2 months here are the:
- no SW update for 2 months, since buying it
- main menu does not rotate to horizontal view
- inconvenient contacts favourites management and search for contacts (alphabet on the number keys in the phone view does not allow searching contacts - you have to use QWERTY which in inconvenient while driving)
- battery drains by end of the day (total usage with some surfing and active widgets ca 1.5 days per charge)
- no silencing on rotating the phone
- had to hardreset after a month as it became too slow
- leather bag accompanying the phone does not fit the earphones once connected
- only one scratch resisting sticker comes with the phone
- charger connector not the same as HTC mini USB! (always need to carry your own charges if colleagues have HTCs)
- a little slippery surface of the phone
- no SEARCH SERVER capability for e-mails (gmail nor exchange active sync)!!!
- mini SD card stuck under battery - no easy removal
-rather good video recording
- good screen
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Kam , 08 May 2011Sent my Arc back to Orange UK due to Wifi issues and poor camera (In my opinion). To top it... moreNever thought that you can return a phone when on contract? Is it a new thing that they are doing?
haseeb wali, 05 May 2011I would suggest arc for you because Samsung always focuses on spec sheet not on quality i have... moreI can confirm that too. Samsungs are good on tech specs not on real performance.
Had about the same problems with mine
I love the totality of this phone.. almost perfect.. but what i hate on it most is that.. at times it just suddenly restarting and it really disappoints me specially if i'm in the middle of doing something important on the phone..is that to say(yyping a message, browsing and replying an email), I really dont know whats the problem.. Any help? ,