Now I have used this handset for more than 5 months, I have something to share:
> The handset looks very pretty
> Bravia Engine and xLoud are really awesome features
> Camera is too good, gives awesome quality crisp n clear pics
> And all other pros people already know
> It has pretty good battery lifespan too
> Handset is very slow
> Handset heats up like anything for below reasons:
* Use 3G data for some time
* Playing games like famous Temple Run even for 10-15 mins
* Especially found this after upgrading to ICS
> Internal Memory given for handset not adequate at all:
* 1 GB internal but only 320 MB usable
* Also only 512 MB of RAM
* Play some game or open apps like Facebook, browse etc.
* When we go back to Home screen, icons take too long to load
* Never felt I am using a 1.4 GHz procesor handset
* I guess this low memory is culprit for heating and slow handset. Usable internal memory and RAM for this handset should have been at least 1GB to cope up with 1.4GHz processor needs.
I admit, it is a really beautiful smartphone with nice curves, worth the money. But now I think I should have gone for Samsung Galaxy S2.
Anuraag, 31 Jul 2012I bought this phone recently , and it is has a ram of just 300 mb and i want to transfer or un... moreICS eat more RAM and make your phone hang/freeze frequently. While you play games like Temple Run the game will become laggy.
I advice to do a new device. Sony has a lot of photo digital cameras. If Sony take for example own Cyber-short cameras DSC-WX150/B and if built in GSM module, that is, if one-site of device is that camera and another is one of mobile phones, Sony will win.
can gsmarena made a mini review about android 4.0.4 in this phone like samsung galaxy SII?
I've heard some people say the buttons are a bit fragile and easily pressed by accident. Is this true ?
this phone is awsome but plz upgrade android 4.1 jelly bean plz upgrade it's best
I bought this phone recently , and it is has a ram of just 300 mb and i want to transfer or uninstall inbuilt apps without rooting ... any suggestions?? and shall i update my Phone to ICS??
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJeJCfchHXk: check that for the scratch resistance prove!! This sratch resistant screen with google in terms of scratches are as the gorilla glass's protection!!( used phone here is the live with walkman)
Morshed, 30 Jul 2012There's no way your phone will get scratched through an invisible protector. You won't believe... moreDear Morshed,
I got the back cover for my set which is made by Xmart Company because back side protector is not available in my city that's why got the branded back cover which is really soft I hope it will stop the scratches.
If you don't mind I need your facebook ID for more help because you understand this phone very deeply.
My ID IS syedfaizanali125.
Kindly add me on fb.
faizee, 28 Jul 2012Thanks for reply! dear Morshed are u sure after using the back cover scratches are will not c... moreThere's no way your phone will get scratched through an invisible protector. You won't believe how tough these plastic sheets are, search for some youtube video, you'll see. I won't recommend any back-cover protector which isn't transparent, cause it'll block your phone's beauty from seeing it.
Kaymikz, 29 Jul 2012I just bought my arc s last week and I upgraded it to 4.4 ice cream sandwich, I'm expecting fo... moreNow just perform a factory reset, everything will be fast again. I upgraded to ICS, and found no problem. I rooted my ICS, uninstalled apps like office viewer (since I've Office pro), TimeScape, Mcafee, ANT+, and some other unnecessary apps (bloatware). In this way I freed up huge phone memory space. Then I installed Auto Cache cleaning app, and a Auto Task killer app. Now my ICS performs like a brand new out-of-the-box iPhone. It has fluid-like smoothness. Please always uninstall apps you don't like, you don't use or you don't need. I always try to keep my phone memory at least 90 to 100MB free.
Hi Friends, I'm looking for a smartphone with good camera and Multimedia features around 15-20k, Shall i go for this one, please suggest me
Thanks in advance
saga, 30 Jul 2012is there any problems if we update this set to android 4.0As for me Having this Phone i find out that at sometime my phone has some lag issues and battery consumption increase by about 10% since ICS still run more apps in the background. But for the UI, it has improved a lot.
jhorixian18, 30 Jul 2012i had this phone (pure white) for 8 mos now.. i would say that i'm still happy with it. the on... moreDo not fear my friend i have a very good solution for this .... Download Android Assistant from the android market .... Once installed, it will alert you to move any newly downloaded application/game etc to the the SD/External Memory Card. This shall hopefully solve your issue .... Take Care and Have a nice day ....
Hii people I am planning to purchase arc s but I heard that it won't update to jellybean..
xperia go is also under my budjet which has dual core novathor 1ghz cpu and mali 400 gpu
is mali400 better than adreno 205 of arc s tell me??
which phone is faster arc s or go ??
which phone should i buy recommend me???