Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S - user opinions and reviews

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i have this phone for two months now.. after i buy i automatically update on the internet.. and i download this free antivirus (avg).. until now my phone showing no problem at all.. cant wait for the next upgrade icecream sandwich 4.0..

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  • 2011-12-24 00:29
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Is there any difference from the Arc and Arc S if you know you're going to Root and update it anyways whenever Icecream Sandwich 4.0 comes out? Should I buy the Arc or Arc S?

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  • 2011-12-24 00:23
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am lost

i donno wat to do

i need to buy a new mobile but am confused between sony ericsson xperia arc s and galaxy s2

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  • 2011-12-23 20:16
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Video zooming is terrible: completely out of focus. What is the point of zooming if your video is completely blurred ??

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  • 2011-12-23 19:01
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Wooow its gooood

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  • 2011-12-23 14:11
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can i do video call

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  • 2011-12-23 13:34
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I have this phone for about 2 weeks and already have begun the problems ... sometimes the screen not turn on but the buttons light up,is very annoying when you can't answer to calls. from what I read many have this isue...i hope a future update may fix this.

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  • 2011-12-22 22:07
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embarrasing specs for a 2011/2012 phone

i mean, adreno 205? What were they thinking?

this will seem perfectly fine at the beginning, but after you start filling it up with applications, this thing is going to crawl

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  • 2011-12-22 18:20
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> In reply to Fuseburner @ 2011-12-21 08:40 from M{38 - click to read"as for dual core and only 512 mb memory, until now i see good performance by the phone, so i dont think its that big a deal" ....Its single core

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  • 2011-12-22 14:35
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> In reply to Jayesh Rajput @ 2011-12-22 04:37 from tT$P - click to readNo secondary camera...but for video call you can use the primary camera.

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  • 2011-12-22 14:27
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> In reply to Jayesh Rajput @ 2011-12-22 04:37 from tT$P - click to readIts already available in Indian market . Check ebay and lets buy. 27000 INR. I bought an imported one at 23k from ebay with reseller warranty

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  • 2011-12-22 11:03
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Hi Please tell me wean this mobile come in indian market and what is the price Second bari camera is thear please replay me Thanks. jayesh diya rajput

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  • 2011-12-22 04:37
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how can i make a video call? does the front camera exist? or else can i using skype by data plan.?

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  • 2011-12-21 15:27
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wow...3D sweep panorama... perfect feature of the camera... love it so much...

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  • 2011-12-21 14:04
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> In reply to milton @ 2011-12-20 21:43 from uNVy - click to readamazing bro u can download faad applications.....wateva u want....u can ....anything....nd porn clearity is awsome....u will feel it in real....

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  • 2011-12-21 13:40
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> In reply to takis7 @ 2011-12-20 23:18 from 0T8x - click to readtoo bad they don't have one. Stupid decision from SE since Arc is a main SE's flagship

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  • 2011-12-21 13:16
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> In reply to Fuseburner @ 2011-12-21 08:40 from M{38 - click to readCan you please tell me what's the price of arc s in uae ??

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  • 2011-12-21 12:13
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no FF camera? ==a

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  • 2011-12-21 11:19
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> In reply to milton @ 2011-12-20 21:43 from uNVy - click to readIt has about 300-something RAM free when not using widgets etc. it has a bit low screen resolution (for it's size) and that also helps it being able to run some apps, even though the GPU is a bit weak compared to others in it's class.So at the moment this should suffice for even the more demanding apps on the market.
In terms of actual space for apps, it's low. And yes, you can move to SD-card, but still, the space for apps is highly limited.Not all apps can be moved, and some still take much space after being moved.

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  • 2011-12-21 08:54
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I love this site and check it daily, so in recognition I am putting my personal review for this phone.

I used to have a Nokia N97, tried to go for iPhone but didnt like how it limits user experience and its closed system approch(example:can't use ur MP3 as ringtones directly without a cheat or crack??),and especially hated the telephony part of the iPhone. Dont get me worng, I have an iPad 2 which I think is best tablet out there, but when it comes to mobility, i didnt like to use iOS.

I bought a desire HD back in January 2011 and kept it for less than 5 days before I was fed up with it for bad battery, not much control on data usage, and it didnt support arabic at the time (it was still froyo) and bad ergonomics, especially for the speaker and the way it wobles when you put on a desk.

Wanted to get an SII but it seemed only good on paper, i never was able to appreciate it once in hand.

Finally i decided to give android another chance through this mobile, I have been using the phone fo almost a month, here's what I found:

Battery life: decent compared to other smart phone. but you might need to be econimic by simple measures to ensure it serves you the whole day, like turning off GPS and turning on and off WiFi and 3G according to need, plus dimming the backlight at night.
Feels good in hand (compare to SII and Desire HD)
Beautiful
Screen has lovely colors.
software compared to iphone, iphone is much smoother especially in transition between screens and applications. but I love how gtalk and whatsapp and skype are working on the arc, and how their notifications come seemlesly with the software. Sharing on social media is very simple and facebook integration with sony ericsson is native. iOS only seemlisly integrates with twitter.
Application market is only offering the free software here in UAE, but for paid apps you can easily by them directly form publishers unlike iOS where u are only limited to App Store.
Music handling is great with no need to itune stupidity. i bought an iPod Nano around 1.5 years ago and almost never use it because of hating to use the itunes.
I hate that unlike nokia, iOS and Android dont offer you free navigation with free offline maps for UAE, that said, the wisepilot application coming with the Arc S is nice, though it offers offline maps and navigation for a price, and they are having problems updating UAE map.
sond quality is nice though handsfree speaker is somewhat of low volume.
web browser is amazing and flash is certainly and added bonus.
cant use the native email client with my work email because of limitation on security policy since androids dont support Device ID when communicating with exchange, but i got the touchdown email application which is great.
messaging is great, and text input and editing is great, unlike iOS the way you edit the text you already written is easy.

compared to othe android high end, lack of front facing camera is disappinting, especially if you are a skype and viber user, but price wise its better. other problem is that it doesnt have accessories in the market, and i highly recommend u put a screen protector film as soon as you get your device, even if youhave to make do with one made for SII or iPhone.

as for dual core and only 512 mb memory, until now i see good performance by the phone, so i dont think its that big a deal.

screen size is very good, they say other screens might be better in color, but i have no complaints about this one.
camera is very good and fast, only problem i saw is focusiong while in digital zoom, and wide angle pictures are astonishing.

Prvicey wise, its bad, even worse than iPhone. But thats the price you pay for full integration iwth social media and webemail and positioning apps.

I still think android needs a little more time to fully mature, but its now gingerbread is much better than froyo, and sonyericsson are deep rooted in handset indusrty so they still command respect for their product even with their misses. Sansung seem to focus on getting a thin light device that they forgot user experience and the faact that users hate cheap feeling handsets when they cost a fortune.

The price of the Arc S was a major reason i picked it since i think i will upgrade when a beetter high end androd it here.

I hope this was helpful.


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  • 2011-12-21 08:40
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