I really like my Arc S. I've had it nearly 2 months now, a huge upgrade from my Galaxy Portal (Spica?). I looked at the S2 and the Desire S, but when it came down to price and overall specs the Arc S is difficult to beat.
Sure I could have got the S2 with its dual core processor, but Gingerbread isn't even optimised for dual cores, and its pretty pricey. Not only that Samsung really ruined my first smartphone experience with the Galaxy Portal. I cant get Froyo! It's this kind of crappy customer loyalty that they have which turned me off them.
The Desire S was nice but having only 3 physical buttons sucked (Standby key/volume rocker, thats it!)
Also, its only got a 5mp camera, a smaller screen and 1ghz processor.
The Arc S has got nice physical buttons, even the rare camera button!
Couple that with HDMI out, 8mp camera, huge display (with no air gap, I can use it outdoors!) and we have ourselves a winner!
Cheaper than the S2 but with similar features.
Same price as Desire S but with Waaay better features!
I'm really happy with it, and Sony Ericsson have confirmed ICS is coming next year too.
I cant recommend it enough!
LuCiFeR_DeCoY, 02 Dec 2011HTC Rhyme is better for a girl but both are great phoneHave u owned any htc androids lately? Dey lag, are full of software bugs, whatever. Better displays than sony but the rest is not, HTC Sense is slow and buggy, stay away.
Why not SE have not shipped arc s here in kenya we just have the SE arc.we are much eagerly waiting to see this great fone and how much is costing.
This handset is by far the best of the Xperia range.. Excellent camera specs.. Battery is very good... Recommending this to all my customers...
what is the major difference between this Xperia Arc S and the Xperia Arc? and also is Arc S much cheaper than the Arc? thanks ^^!
I can't use my browser using my network provider. My unit is properly configured but there's no any G signal indicator on the upper part of the screen. What will I do? Your immediate response/suggestion is highly appreciated. Thank you in advance! =)
consumer, 01 Dec 2011Camera is the least important thing to me, but it's all about personal preferences i guess. De... moreThen stop bashing and get your GS+. On the last comment you said GS+ have far better specs where actually Arc S is better. Yes, it has low internal memory but believe me, u wont notice the slowing down difference (several apps can be move to SDcard). Same 512mb ram as GS+. Arc S will get unofficial ROM too just like before. Don't confuse others.
Shuib, 01 Dec 2011What do u mean that samsung galaxy s plus has better specs? does it have HDMI port? no. does i... moreCamera is the least important thing to me, but it's all about personal preferences i guess. Design is also less important to me than specs. And if i want a good camera, well i have my own digital camera ffs!
- 320mb internal memory?! SE thinks we're stupid or smthng?! All devices need more int memory because that's also one thing that the speed of the pohone depends on! That considered with only 512mb ram is way bad.
Hardware on the phone is more important, and considering ICS, well there will be unofficial roms much better and with far more customisation possibilities than the original ICS so no need to worry about that. It's deffinitely GS+ :D
I have had the Galaxy s 2, HTC sensation and the iphone and the ARC S is by far the best phone I have ever had.
Its super quick, very sexy design and just really easy to use.
Anyone looking at a smart phone should be getting this phone!
consumer, 01 Dec 2011I wanted to buy this phone but with all these trolls payed by SE to advertise through "sp... moreWhat do u mean that samsung galaxy s plus has better specs? does it have HDMI port? no. does it have slim and sleek design? no. does it have 8mp Exmor R camera? no. does it have flash for godsake? no. And more importantly, does it get ICS update? NO. I said yes u are a samsung biased. This Xperia Arc S definitely better and reliable phone than galaxy s plus. sheeessshh
I wanted to buy this phone but with all these trolls payed by SE to advertise through "spontanious" comments, i give up for Samsung. Trolls r annoying as hell. Galaxy s plus 's gotta far better specs, it's cheaper and it's mine next week. Bye!
i have had my Xperia Arc S for about 2 month now and i am totally in love with it. in fact i cant imagine using another phone!
i work for a mobile company so i'm pretty hands on with any phone however i much prefer my phones sleek design to any of the iPhone or the Samsung galaxy range, it sits nicely in my hand with the elegant curved back design and not being too wide means texting is easy with just one hand too!
but its not just the design that i love about this phone so much. the biggest winner for me has to be the screen its just the right size for everything! from playing games such as Minecraft and plants vs zombies to writing emails to watching movies the screen resolution is perfect and the mobile Bravia screen performs so well that your new 40" TV is really in the palm of your hand.
another great thing is the camera the Exmor R lens is fantastic at capturing images in even low light moments and the speed at which you can take photos is amazing too i managed to take 16 photos with flash in 1 minute!
this phone really is an impressive piece of technology and i recommend it to any one!!
Hi. I've got the Se xperia Arc s myself and I can say that I'm really happy with the device, as it is a fast, reliable, great looking phone with everything you need on a mobile, I've always been with SE and to be totally Honesty I wouldn't change to any other manufacture and you can be sure that once they re-brad to SONY other manufacture wont stand a chance :)