it's cheaper than in Indonesia. launched in may, it cost IDR. 5,500,000 (around USD. 647, at rate IDR. 8,500/USD. 1). it's price bundled with data provider for first 6 months, but buyer can choose to use it or no with same price, because almost all cell-phones in Indonesia sale on sim free (pre paid). it means, you choose (buy) your phone and you choose which carrier you'll use. simlock package isn't familiar in Indonesia due the people habbit.
finally..such a shame that arc didn't went on verizon or even at&t..it would sell better than any htc..having all the ingredients for a true best seller..it's just what americans would buy..:/
And gsmarena - what's with you guys? Galaxy is 100 bucks more expensive. I'd go for arc anyday instead of galaxy.
It's cheaper, has nicer and better looking UI, sharper, wider screen(i hate the pixelised text on galaxy phones), better battery and way more style, character and charisma.
I think you guys are biased by the way you judge products. why would you suggest to consumers or reader to wait for Galaxy S II, except they (readers or consumers) have a thing with curved back or sonyricsson. I guess that was a bad comment. Please extract that portion for your own image sake!
The galaxy S2 is a piece of ugly sh** for nerds like the author of this post, who wouldn't know what he's gonna do with that extra processing power other than have fantasies about it.
SE has the facebook integration, continuous autofocus during video rec, optimized software, and lots of other customizations that make a big difference; and it looks stunning while doing all of it.
Grow up gsmarena, and stop sucking up to the 'fastest' phone everytime, or you're never gonna be happy. Ever.
So overpriced. Just like IP4:(
AnonD-10110, 08 Jul 2011back to college: statistics, economics and lies. The extent to which one product is cheaper ... moreyeah man.but iam talking on mac index and some others.still,what you say is true.if we can afford it,then its cheap
joseph nero, 08 Jul 2011Incase you didnt know man,everything in US is cheaper than UK.check economic sitesback to college:
statistics, economics and lies.
The extent to which one product is cheaper in one area than another is dependent on many factors e.g average ,wage, exchange rate, so u cant just look at a price and say stuff is cheaper in USA , Its always as cheap as you can afford it without greater opportunity cost
I'm surely getting this one.
I've always liked SE phones because of their designs.
Spec wise Arc is more than enough.
Samsung may have better spec but come on they rarely make a goodlooking phone. How can you tell which one is which?
They all look the same, cheap and plastic with no appeal.
steve jobs says, "forget it gsmarena, the SG2 will never sell in the USA, im working on that"
alrdy have this phone and the g s2 due to working with vodafone i get staff discount and out of the two phones the arc wins hands down and the battery life is 10 x better
Anonymous, 08 Jul 2011399€ = 570$, 399$ = 280€. Why Americans want everything cheper (much cheaper) than it is in eu... moreIncase you didnt know man,everything in US is cheaper than UK.check economic sites
joseph nero, 08 Jul 2011agreed man.they are advertising samsung.anyway,i will wait for Ray cause i prefer compact phon... moreThey are not telling you what phone to buy. They are suggesting you the better one and thats the reason most of people visit GSMARENA
SGS2 is a powerhouse, but when it comes to looks it's about as Plain Jane as it gets.
SE Arc is dead sexy, and it's still plenty capable. I just hope SE has learned its lesson and keep the thing updated.
399€ = 570$, 399$ = 280€. Why Americans want everything cheper (much cheaper) than it is in europe. In my country Xperia Arc costs over 600$ and average salary is way lower than in USA and nobody says it is expensive...
AnonD-1124, 08 Jul 2011since when did gsma start telling people what phone to buyagreed man.they are advertising samsung.anyway,i will wait for Ray cause i prefer compact phones.samsung designs are crap.nice to see SE in States.alot of my friends and my brother were waitin for this
Is SE insane?! We are in mid 2011 and living in a World of affordable smart phones. I got my Galaxy Gio for like $250 SIM free, and these folks asking $600-bucks US for the Arc! For that price, they better compete with the best on the market, like the Galaxy S2 or Iphone4.
I worked for a wireless provider for almost a year, up till march and we had tons of returns and complains, exchanges on SE products, especially the X10, All I can say is, We'll see - and sorry for the rant, but I have the experience to back it.
since when did gsma start telling people what phone to buy
SELL 1000 units, i will be proud of your mrketing SE.
learn from Samsung. i just bought the Almighty Galaxy S2 for £399 sim freee
slow and steady SE with all the critics...ur dervices rock when it comes with design...ever felt the arc on palm? d slimest 4.2' phone...daul core daily core how many android appa needs them just yet...
sony is in intrested maximizing battery life orders are urgin for speed...
speed wif out power wats d fun in dat...
its bin a hard fight we'll get dere