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/
Anonymous, 11 Apr 2011headphone jack at the side!!! failure SE. Arc is 439 pounds and galaxy S is 329 pounds here in... moreCant u see its a slim phone!!! and u cant make evrything perfect..to make good things there must be some sacrifices!!inspit of itbeign slim one can forgive that..and i told u about price early..arc is there flagship and they have given thier best over lcd wih bravia engine so they wont be shipping it with similer price as galaxy and i told u that this responses 50 times faster then galaxy.the touch response is near iphone 4.i played with iphone 4 also..its very gud but i didnt like it becoz i was not feeling comfortable in my hand.did u realy check the arc in ur hand if not then a try ur self..
[deleted post]When I had samsung jet a couple of years back, I did not get any "timely update" whatsoever. What do you say about that? Are you gonna say that they have improved? How do you know that Sony hasn't improved as well? Arc users have already got one update so far and x10 is getting gingerbread very soon. Is that not good enough? And for the specs, I remember samsung jet processor was the fastest in market yet it lags like I have never seen in any mobile phone. But I know it doesn't mean that galaxy s2 will be the same. So why don't you give Arc a chance. Maybe it won't be as powerful as galaxy s2 but who cares? As long as the buyer thinks it's smooth enough, it's good enough. As long as the buyer is happy with the look and feel of the phone, no other phones matter.
Anonymous, 11 Apr 2011headphone jack at the side!!! failure SE. Arc is 439 pounds and galaxy S is 329 pounds here in... morePeople have already pointed this out so many times. The 3.5mm is on the side because it makes more sense.
If you put your phone in your jacket pocket, the phone will be on its side. If you use the holster, it'll also be on its side. If you put it in your pocket, then L- shaped jack that comes with the phone works fine. If you're not happy with the quality of stock earphones, just go out and get Nuforce, klipsch x10, UE TF10 or Westone earphones etc. And if you're not prepared to pay for earphones of those price, just stick with the stock ones coz, you won't find anything that much better for less than 70 bucks.
And why did you mention iPhone? We're talking about androids here.
You haters need to get a life. If you've bought the phone and it freezes on you twice every hour then ok, go ahead and complain. But you just have a glance at the specs and bash Sony like crazy. What's up with that? Grow up.
AnonD-5497, 10 Apr 2011what r u guys talking about!!!!!ARC Over priced!!!!!!!!!lol..its only 2399 dhs here..when x10 ... moreheadphone jack at the side!!! failure SE. Arc is 439 pounds and galaxy S is 329 pounds here in uk. galaxy S screen is better. If i want good built quality, i will choose iph 4 lol!!! SE will fail
AnonD-2881, 10 Apr 2011 just wait let the 2.3 of samsung galaxy s come ,you might be comparing ARC with 2.2 android ... morePeople buy what they like and what fits their needs. LG and Samsung are more powerful than SE, so what?
Maybe not everyone needs the most powerful phone in the market, dual core to play those 'serious' games.
Maybe people want a good looking phone that works fine, instead of ugly generic-looking phones that are more powerful than they'll ever need.
You don't think Sony Ericsson is good. We get it. You've made your point. So stop trolling around and leave because it's getting really annoying.
AnonD-5497, 10 Apr 2011what r u guys talking about!!!!!ARC Over priced!!!!!!!!!lol..its only 2399 dhs here..when x10 ... more just wait let the 2.3 of samsung galaxy s come ,you might be comparing ARC with 2.2 android of galaxy s,and also galaxy s is one year old phone,its really unjustice to compare a 1 year old phone with arc,but still galaxy s stays very close to arc in power and xperia arc will be destroyed with the upcoming galaxy s2,sony will surely feel the power of galaxy s2 ,just wait and watch,i ain't any samsung fanboy,infact i myself buyed an xperia x8,but i was really disappointed with sony,as poor updates,poor software,no option to turn off auto brightness,no multi touch,they really poor in 2010,and talk about the power between galaxy s,xperia arc,galaxy s2, lg optimus 2x
well i don't know about the benchmark of galaxy s2 but i do know that xperia arc had a benchamrk in quadrant of around 1625 with android 2.3 while lg optimus 2x had a benchmark of 2250 with android 2.2.1,so i don't think there must be a question about why lg optimus 2x is better to buy then xperia arc
Anonymous, 10 Apr 2011why do you have to keep commenting on the Arc if you hate it so much, geez nit ya twit. I ... morei keep on commenting because people have the right to know that sony is not that good as it was with java phones,now the time has changed ,samsung and lg are giving higher specs and also timely updates,atleast they are not cheating with their customers like sony which left the customers who buyed xperia x8 ,x10 mini,and x10 mini pro just to android 2.1
Just some questions for Arc users-
How are you finding the alert notification volume on it? Is it loud enough in real world situations? Tried one instore and wasn't bowled over with volume output?
Also can the text font be changed? I know it can on the Optimus 2 and most likely on the galaxy 2.
Also, music player-what's the quality of that like in real world environment?
AnonD-2881, 09 Apr 2011yup ,same here in india,the SE mobile phones are so much overpriced that it feels like unjusti... morewhy do you have to keep commenting on the Arc if you hate it so much, geez nit ya twit.
I would never get the Lg 2x, it's so duh ugly and not special besides from dual core (which not everyone needs). Arc is so duh sexy and has all the features I need and is on 2.3 not 2.2 like the 2x.
what r u guys talking about!!!!!ARC Over priced!!!!!!!!!lol..its only 2399 dhs here..when x10 came here it was 2699 dhs..what about that!!!galaxy s is one year old phone and u expact arc to be like that btw i have used arc it is totally owesome!!!!galaxy s is crap compare to arc coz i have used both!!
sam, 09 Apr 2011The phone cost here in the Philippine around 32000 plus its cost much more than Samsung galaxy... moreHello,
Samsung i9003 & LG optimus 2x are no match for SE Arc, Arc has higher Specifications, features & quality... normally it will be overpriced comparing to them
hi guys, what about the soung quality, like incoming call volume , compare with xperia x10
I'm from Italy and I just got this SE Arc... in a word: awesome.
I bought the black one for
sam, 09 Apr 2011The phone cost here in the Philippine around 32000 plus its cost much more than Samsung galaxy... moreyup ,same here in india,the SE mobile phones are so much overpriced that it feels like unjustice,thats why more and more people here in india are switching to samsung and other brands because of great configuration,timely updates and low price then phony erection phones
The phone cost here in the Philippine around 32000 plus its cost much more than Samsung galaxy sl I9003 and galaxy s for a single core phone and way much more than LG optimus 2x price at eBay that come with 16gb micro sd card ,the cell of Sony Ericsson here the Philippine usual have a high price its like they don't want to sell there phone
AnonD-252, 08 Apr 2011Most headphones are not L-shaped, so if you want to use a better, not in-ear, headset then Arc... moreOptimus 2X and Galaxy S2 have way better specs and hardware, no doubt.
But not everyone can stand the overly colorful iphone-esque UI, you know?
And even after rooting it, the phones themselves just have no charisma to me.
Arc has a lot of flaws and is far from perfect. But I would pick it over any dual-core phones everyday.
AnonD-252, 08 Apr 2011Flash 10.2 in the webbrowser support dual-core and the dual-cores really improve webbrowsing.Completely agree,with dual core the possibilities expand beyond imagination ,super fast web browsing,dual core also helps in gaming,dual core helps in multi tasking even when many heavy applications are running it can still run many things smoothly,so the advantages of dual core are many,LG optimus 2x is of the same price as that of xperia arc,so i wont ever say to buy xperia arc
abhi, 07 Apr 2011Arc has L shaped headphones which means that it's 3.5 mm placed on side is actually a good thing.Most headphones are not L-shaped, so if you want to use a better, not in-ear, headset then Arc is a really bad choice.