wel i lik it ....gud but if better is available why to go with just gud......go for Nokia E7 or N8 ....better options...symbian'3 devices....value for money......thanks.
m working with telecom industry. But I can't understand y so pepole fan of Sony Erisson. U spending a lots of money so y u purchase Sony E. Y u buying other Brand right? Sony Ericsson make at only high design phon's but it too expensive and u just repair it so no spair parts is available. what should i think.............. ur self
nit, 12 Apr 2011Samsung galaxy s2 with dual core and really high end specs "THE FLAGSHIP DEVICE OF SAMSUN... moreNit I know you're angry at SE and the X8 etc but you seriously don't have to turn people away from the Arc, turn them away from the X8!!!
The Arc is approximately the same price as the 2X, which I would never consider coz of it's ugly ui and design. The S2 is more than $150 (that's 8 months worth of credit for me!!) more expensive than the Arc which is not worth it if you dont require dual core, so not gunna get that iclone phone. And the Atrix is more expensive than the Arc and it's performance is worse, although it has high end specs, so obviously not even gunna consider that. HTC on the otherhand have a great ui and solid build and design (although reused), so that would be a worthy purchase.
So in summary:
Arc, HTC sensation etc = Yes buy
S2, 2x, Atrix = No buy
nit, 12 Apr 2011Samsung galaxy s2 with dual core and really high end specs "THE FLAGSHIP DEVICE OF SAMSUN... moreI choose the arc! Hands down! Doesn't really matter what you say. This is the arc forum. People are here because they like/ own or are interested in the arc.Plus its our money! Go buy other phones for all i care.
nit, 12 Apr 2011Samsung galaxy s2 with dual core and really high end specs "THE FLAGSHIP DEVICE OF SAMSUN... moreDid a Sony ericsson phone explode in your face or something? Why do you hate them so much? And stop trying to convince people to avoid the Arc. People are on this forum because attracts them. If they find out that they are not happy with the specs or the price, I'm sure they won't buy it. Right now, it's like you're trying to convince your mate to change his mind from the ordinary girl he likes to a boring looking woman with 3 PhDs. Pointless, mate.
an-ex, 12 Apr 2011I've been using the Arc for a week now, and I can tell you it's a fantastic phone.. I don't gi... moreYeah...its really an eye catcher...works really well. My 6th day with it and im simply very satisfied. I use it for work calls, emails and some social use. Come on, i dont need super high end or duo, triple or quad core processors...it works fine...It all depends on the needs of the phone user...for me...one word PERFECT. Piece of advice, use a lap top if you need to do serious works...nothing beats the conventional computer. Handphones are for Phone Calls...
I've been using the Arc for a week now, and I can tell you it's a fantastic phone.. I don't give a damn about dual-cores, 360° viewing angles and hot-swappable SD. I got a great-looking, slim smartphone, the latest Android version with light (and actually quite nice-looking) customization.
I do think that the Galaxy SII will be one of the very best when it finally gets on the market, no doubt of it, but it'll cost at least 150 euros more.. they're not in the same price-range.
I believe that this Arc is a very complete package with outstanding experience out of the box, capable of handling most tasks and apps without problems. There will be faster phones? Ok, but now, I chose it over any other device, even if it's not free of flaws.
About the screen, the images look amazing. Great contrast and very balanced performance (not oversaturated like sAMOLED), it's very readable under direct sunlight (I don't know how much of this is due to Bravia Engine, though). Viewing angles are indeed those of a standard LCD, but I'm quite sure I'm the only one who needs to look at the screen..
Battery life seems ok, it can last to the end of the day under quite heavy usage (3G, calling, text and some games), but i'd definitely pick a greater battery capacity instead of the Exmor Camera or the secondary mic for example...
Samsung galaxy s2 with dual core and really high end specs "THE FLAGSHIP DEVICE OF SAMSUNG
HTC SENSATION with DUAL CORE and really high end specs plus htc sense UI very much equal to the design of xperia arc "THE FLAGSHIP DEVICE OF HTC"
LG OPTIMUS 2X with DUAL CORE and really high end specs "THE FLAGSHIP DEVICE OF LG"
SONY Ericsson with SINGLE CORE and moderate specs "THE FLAGSHIP DEVICE OF SONY ERICSSON" for OVERPRICED $400
SAMSUNG GALAXY SL with single core and moderate specs available for $228
now decide people what would you want to buy? ,if you were not rich as bill gates then what would you buy in the above mentioned phones which would give you great features and value for money
I don't actually like this thinness fashion manufacturers blew up so much. Thinner's not better for a phone, because you have very little space for holding it while you talk, and it's very likely that you drop it. Now you don't really want to do that with a phone costing 500 EUR or more, right? Anything less than 15 mm thickness gets very uncomfortable.
Have anyone thought about price? The reason for not having a dual-core in the Arc, in maybe because having a single-core would make the phone cheaper. If you compare the Arc's price with the X10's price, when it came out, there is a HUGE difference. And that's because all the "new stuff" were in the X10. I think SE have been very smart, with putting a processor in a phone that can handle all the apps, even when it's not the newest and best.
I agree with a lot of people on here...
I think that a LOT of people only use their phones for the basics (making / receiving calls / texts / occasional apps) - BUT - then you probably wouldn't go for a flagship phone, you'd go for the cheaper "Nero" option or "Galaxy Ace"... and this is the Arc's problem - it's touted as "flagship / high end / best in its class" - and therefore is priced accordingly, BUT, as I've previously said it just can't compete...
HAVING SAID THAT - I wished that more of the dual core phones looked like the Arc - because it's a fantastic looking phone (although I'm not liking how phones are getting slimmer - give me a bigger battery and a bit of bulk, and I'd be much happier!)
So if looks / moderate use is for you - get the Arc, if raw power is your thing - looks like Galaxy 2 is for you!
Personally, I'd love a slide-out keypad with the power of the G2..
Again wishful thinking! :)
I really wish SGSII looked like Arc, with headphone jack up top and charger at the bottom...
Guess I'll keep dreaming lol.
Anonymous, 11 Apr 2011Well yeh of course some would be upset about not having a dual core and I personally would hav... moreyeah i think sony will come up with the walkman and dual core installed in a single android smartphone,that would be a deadly combination
Well yeh of course some would be upset about not having a dual core and I personally would have wanted one on the Arc/SE phone. It definitely is a factor that affects your purchase. But this is purely from a tech/mobile enthusiast point of view. Honestly 90% of people would have not even heard of dual core tegra processors etc yet.
It's true that the Arc definitely can't compete with dual core and high ram phones for intensive uses/applications/benchmarks etc. But dual core phones can still lag due to software etc. And with storage i just use a sd card..
And most people don't use their phones for intensive applications such as gaming, hd watever etc. Honestly most people use their phones for the basics (call,text,web,cam,photos,apps)and few added extras. So from that point of view, so a typical consumer, they would be happy with this phone especially since it's got such a smexy design (which is definitely something that most consumers consider, and is what's special over other phones with generic designs like atrix, 2x etc).
I think SE have learned from their mistakes but not to the extent that they're bringing out top notch flagships. They have improved with respect to the last years androids by having the latest software and providing updates etc. So they still have some areas from improvement, like most companies.
When the majority of reviews are positive/good, the phone tbh can't be that bad.
And yeh I'm definitely waiting for a dual core sony ericsson to be released sometime this year as well.
Fongy, 11 Apr 2011In response to the last comment re: not learning for past mistakes / more power doesn't equal ... moreFinally someone who brings up sensible argument.
I agree that as a flagship phone, its hardware specs left a lot to be desired.
Nonetheless, from what we've seen so far, Arc's software makes the most out of its hardware, making it one of the best/smoothest android phones to date. But, again, with more dual-core phones emerging (SGS2 is looking pretty good), that won't stay true for very long.
So hopefully Sony have something more amazing up their sleeves.
In response to the last comment re: not learning for past mistakes / more power doesn't equal better phone...
Those points would be really valid, if they were true...
Unfortunately, regardless of raw processor power, 512RAM and 400MB usable ROM - alongside a single-core processor simply cannot compete (with the best will in the world) against double the amount of RAM and a dual core processor... whatever the manufacturer.
EQUALLY I think it's only got 320mb internal storage(?) which is woefully inadequate for today's needs - and again will all contribute to eventual sluggishness...
As for learning mistakes from the past - I don't think they have, the X10 would have been a fantastic phone released a year earlier - and I dare say I'd have bought this over the the Galaxy S last year, but this year, it's a year too late... like it or not, phones and apps are moving into dual-core territory and even 3D - this is very much a standard phone, offering nothing special over its closest competition...
I'd personally go for the XP Play over this - as at least it offers something different that no other phone can offer...
nit, 10 Apr 2011i keep on commenting because people have the right to know that sony is not that good as it wa... moreYeah so basically you like to continously bash on SE despite them improving and learning on their mistakes from the past..
So what if LG, samsung, moto have higher specs, it doesn't mean that they are better phones! It's about the overall performance and usability of the phone considering many factors. Even though the 2X and Atrix have higher specs does not mean they perform better in general use use (of course with quadrant scores etc they will perform better due to newer cpu etc).
"The Arc's software craps all over the Atrix. It's the fastest single-core phone I've used."
I don't think Samsung provide timely updates at all for android, people are still waiting for 2.3 just like the x10. And Lg only had one android phone to update but SE had 4.
A lot of people make good points about not everyone needs the fastest, best phone out for it to be a great experience, etc.
For your flagship phone - the best of the new wave of Xperia to only have 512MB RAM, when phones a year ago double this (my Galaxy S for example) is unforgivable.
This is obviously trying to compete with the phones of 2011 - and unfortunately is has the specs of a 2010 phone.
Yes, it looks nice, but with 512mb I can imagine once you start filling your screens with widgets, etc that the "smoothness" will begin to judder...
I'm not sure what phone to go for next (Galaxy 2, HTC Evo 3D, maybe something not even announced yet) - but it would never be this - as it would literally be like going for a downgrade... it's like the X10 all over again - too little, too late..
Most websites/tech magazines etc have given 4/5+ or 8/10+, so generally 80% or greater.
One of the latest reviews by Ausdroid looked very favourably on the Arc,
"The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc is the device I’ll be recommending to almost anyone who asks me which Android device to go for."
A round up of many reviews can be found on this link http://www.xperiablog.net/2011/04/04/xperia-arc-review-roundup/