Tbh even if the S3 will be released with a Quadcore processor, I will still always prefer this phone. It's just special; it has stuff that no other phone does, the design is so beautiful, very fast and responsive, PS certified, NFC, Exmor R, Mobile Bravia Engine and the list can go on...
I to be honest couldn't dream of a better phone. And even if it doesn't come pre-loaded with ICS, the Sony skin makes me feel that I am not using Android in the first place.
UAW! That is truly top of the range feature!
The kind of stuff you would expect from a Rolls-Royce if this were a car. Not brutal raw power but refined stuff to keep it good looking and running well. Style and glamour going along with high performance.
Now, what shall I do with my Arc? I really want this one! ;)
Can't wait!!! This is the perfect phone..! I want it so bad,but my gf wont buy it for me as a gift,so I have to sell all my stuff...
i like it, but i more like if camera 16 megapixel n cover like satio (U1), how about sony, u make it ?
source is not pocketpc.ch
it's been said in official review + joint with murtazin's mobile-review and few else on jan 13.
xenon flash, 32 gb in built memory, reasonable price and retina display should be included, sony u will be back in action!!!
HI, 27 Jan 2012nicest phone but it should have used quad core (tegra 3)
or better dual core
why you ask b... morei dont know y u ppl talk abt quad core. Planing to start hosting website on mobile phones or what... :P
1.5GHz dual core is more than enough..
Please do spellcheck and grammar checks on your articles. You are one of the leading sites for mobile news which means you should increase your standards for writing articles.
Apple pie, 27 Jan 2012just if the phone packed novathorU8500 chipset like the up coming sony phones (lt22i nypon and... morethat is an interesting point you made and it would be interesting to read the reviews and compare the performance between xperia s and nyphon because nyphon has novathor that contains mali GPU which is the family of cortex-A9 whereas xperia s has the snapdragon + adreno family.
Anonymous, 27 Jan 2012it needs xenon and OLED screen sony. get those 2 rights and i will abandon samsunghaha trolololol, what samsung are u using that has both xenon and oled plus the same spec sheet as this phone? epic trolling fail!
Anonymous, 27 Jan 2012it needs xenon and OLED screen sony. get those 2 rights and i will abandon samsungyour right xenon are all it needs, but the anoled??? guess not, cause amoled screen over sharpens the colors looks like things came out from a cgi movies! very un natural, sony's bravia engine and lcd screens are much natural in contrast and detail, compared from amoled screens
I read fast change battery lol, no option here.
I hope Led blink more powerful while the foto, than weak light all the time (like during moviea or Torch).
I hope too for 3G video-call like Samsung & LG !!!
I'll buy this phone no matter what! I was thinking of buying Galaxy S II, but when i saw this phone, it was like WOW!!! Forget 2011 dual-cores, this is year for true dual-cores: 12+ MP camera, HD screens (300+ppi), ICS 4.0 and so on! :)
I currently own Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc (not Arc S) in silver colour. This is my first phone/smartphone ever, and I'm 32! If you ever set the goal to find a person who unconditionally hates phones, you'll find me. But somehow Sony Ericsson ticked the boxes I was looking for. To go on a Mediterranean cruise I needed a computer. A netbook is still bulky, it doesn't have SIM slot (so no 3G traffic), it doesn't have GPS module. Xperia Arc on the other hand is small, lightweight, capable of playing movies & music & radios, supports Wi-Fi nicely. I used it as navigator and couldn't be happier (it helped me to get to hotel in Bergamo and find a railway station in Savona). So phone capability apart, it's a very handy device. In terms of design, it's very stylish, has an instantly recognizable look. Well, I think there's someone working hard to make SONY phones look like no others. My only gripes are absence of HD 1080p and lack of front-facing camera. So I'm thinking of swapping Arc for the new Xperia S. If I get one, then Arc will go to my brother (together with Casemate protective case and Krusell pouch).
As far as I know Xperia S is going to support both GPS and GLONASS, which a cool thing in itself. Now, if there's a microSD slot, then I'm sold. Will insert a 32 GB SDHC Class 10 card and fly to Venice to enjoy another Mediterranean cruise!
Non-replaceable battery is not a big deal for me.
Anonymous, 27 Jan 2012it needs xenon and OLED screen sony. get those 2 rights and i will abandon samsungu cant hav powerful xenon on mobile cuz of battery issue. weak xenon is worse than led like d one used by n8.oled is not good for clarity