mihalakis, 27 Jan 2011@ Johan L
The fact IS the Arc. An expensive phone with last year's technology. The non fact i... moreWhat do you want to do using dual core phone?
Play game? we have PSP phone which would sold soon.
Take phones and videos, Arc has very good experience base on sony's technology. Other company cannot give you the same quality.
To play youtube video? Now released phone can do it also.
haha design? lol SE is so Outdated and behind in technology..Sony on another hand is Oposite.
Introducing NGP - NextGenerationPortable Play the Next generation - touch screen multi touch, Quad-core Tegra 3, paired with 543 Quad core gpu yeah yeah take that PSP/Anzu phone u stupid sony ericsson!!!
@ Johan L
The fact IS the Arc. An expensive phone with last year's technology. The non fact is that SE has a dual core phone. So far there aren't any rumors about a dual core phone from SE. Arc has been official for 20 days now, and still has 2 1/2 months before going on sale. Even if SE leaks a dual core now it will take them at least 6 months to get it in the market. This will be 7 months after LG and Motorola, 5 months after Samsung, and along with the iphone 5
rafe, 27 Jan 2011Arc design really attract and may win some innocent hearts. but really when you look beneath t... moreRAFE: Base your childish statements with some facts. SE of course has a dual core in the pipe for 2011. Arc is a design product not a technology leap. It is true that the focused on their own UI a bit too much in the beginning of the Android era, but now they have changed their game plan and are in line with other manufacturers for their new phones.
Anonymous, 27 Jan 2011Not everyone is willing to fork out $600- 700+ just to have the bragging rights of being cutti... moreYea not everyone is willing to fork out $700 for a phone but thats the price of the xperia arc converted to USD.
For the xperia arc your paying $700 for last years specs instead of getting a much more powerful dual core.
The phones looks great and I love the design, however its overpriced so Ill just grab some ugly looking android that is faster and cheaper than the arc now.
Anonymous, 27 Jan 2011Not everyone is willing to fork out $600- 700+ just to have the bragging rights of being cutti... morefirst, it's not bragging about cutting edge. if you read my statement carefully, dual core is meant for specific section of android market games with quality of iphone games. it's required dual core + processor.
second, if you talking about tegra3 / quad core, that's what I think about cutting edge which aren't necesarry, not to mention about battery life concern.
third, SE Arc isn't cheap either.
So, I'm personally would go with dual core phones like moto atrix, galaxy S2, or optimus 2x if you have tighter budget.And oh, maybe unannounced HTC's next flagship will also have dual core processor.
hayato, 27 Jan 2011OMG! 460 GBP for xperia arc! That's 32,473 Php!!! I'm eyeing xperia arc because i expect it to... moreYou dont know the pay monthly price and normally operators will give the big subsidy on this device.
OMG! 460 GBP for xperia arc! That's 32,473 Php!!! I'm eyeing xperia arc because i expect it to be priced like n8 and wave 2. But now... if i'm going to pay that much i'll just get myself a dual core phone!! At least i have the latest hardware i won't get easily outdated.
Though i really love arc's design, and camera. I hope when it's available on retail, the price will drop. -fingers crossed- i'm not losing hope.
rafe, 27 Jan 2011Arc design really attract and may win some innocent hearts. but really when you look beneath t... moreNot everyone is willing to fork out $600- 700+ just to have the bragging rights of being cutting edge. Even with subsidies, it will still be a significant amount for sure. Tegra 3/quads will be out later on this year. It will surely bring down the prices of the duals and your investment will devaluate. The prices of the dual cores are still high and I don't think the masses will line up to buy them. SE have a good chance here with the price of the Arc.
Arc design really attract and may win some innocent hearts. but really when you look beneath the cover, then realize, how lame it is compared to other manufacturer phone to be.
They'll bring dual core processor which will have special segment on android market games department, meant to compete with iphone games!
Hello SE, you're left behind in the race. and the only company that even behind you is nokia and that's it!!
bummy, 26 Jan 2011no kidding.... £460 is VERY REASONABLE for a high end smart phone OFF CONTRACT. With ... moreI would only buy this phone if it were £300 or less off contract. That's reasonable pricing in the US.
I never realized how lucky we Americans are. Any current top of the line smartphone costs £314 maximum without a contract.
wbt, 26 Jan 2011Yes the Arc is the best device you can buy when it gets release in late march or beginning of ... moreLG Optimus 2X is better than Arc, and Galaxy S2 is soon on the market and IPhone5 is also coming in the summer, so Arc is a good phone but definetly not the "best".
Xperia Arc, 26 Jan 2011
know matter how much hard samsung tries to make the galaxy s looks sexy and know matter how ... moreOn Sony Ericsson XPERIA Arc the 3.5 mm audio jack is stupidly placed on the side making it impossible to use your own headphones when having the phone i the jeans-pocket, especially with a 4.2 inches screen. The volume-rocker is to small, and the unnecessary hardwarebottons below screen are too thin and unpleasantly sharp. The camera-lens is too close to the edge and the miniscule camera key is to small.
Arc is to "rectangular" with making it less comfortable in the hand.
Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon 1 GHz processor and Adreno 205 GPU is not among the best this year, 2011.
GSM Arena, please advise as to what is unreasonable about a £460 price tag for the Xperia Arc? This is comparable to the Nexus S and other high end phones such as the HTC Desire HD which retailed for £499! Of course, we would like all smart phones to be cheaper but do try to play fair. This is a better phone than most out there and easily the most attractive phone, probably, of 2011. Don't hate on SE unnecessarily your bias is showing. BTW, IP4 16G retails for £499 and 32G for £599 - please discuss!!