To the editors>> The micro SD IS hotswappable, however it utilises a new switch built into the phone and activated by the rear casing, when you remove the back cover it automatically unloads the micro SD card to prevent data corruption etc if being removed. if you place another memory card inside the phone will only load it again after the back cover is replaced (the switch is a dull white little slit to the top camera side of the handset) the back cover is required to press this in and activate the memory card slot.
Got my Arc yesterday, tot it look very cool...very user friendly for a simple man like myself. Brillant resolution but 1 little drawback is the application count that is lesser than Iphone. To me - not so bothered abt single or dual core so long its fast enough to browse. So far very pleased....Just hoping the application improves!
Anonymous, 05 Apr 2011sorry man but i really don't think so that this thing (the ark) is superior to the galaxy s! a... moreI like the fact that the colors get washed out a bit when viewed from the side.
I don't want anyone taking a peek at what I'm doing on my phone.
So, "bad viewing angle" is not a disadvantage. Just the matter of taste.
And why don't you mention the fact that Arc runs gingerbread out of the box, bigger screen, better camera, nicer design/material and arguably smoother UI.
Anonymous, 05 Apr 2011sorry man but i really don't think so that this thing (the ark) is superior to the galaxy s! a... moreFirstly, "mhNk" stop being such a bloody idiotic troll, just..just go away.
A lot of the advantages of the galaxy s you have stated are more like your own personal preferences. Arc is better than the galaxy s, so there,:p.Very few people use the front camera or bluetooth, document editor is difficult to use on small screens and arc can get one anyways, divx/xvid is meh rather watch vids on comp, memory is expandable anyways. SAmoled on galaxy s is nice but Arc is still good, are you relly gunna be that obsessed about a mobile screen.
And the Arcs design is much better than that ugly thing (known as the galaxy s).
Anonymous, 05 Apr 2011sorry man but i really don't think so that this thing (the ark) is superior to the galaxy s! a... more- How about no LED Flash for camera in Galaxy S?
- How good Galaxy S taking pictures & videos for low light condition?
- No notification light in Galaxy S?
- Slightly smaller res & screen in Galaxy S?
- small sound that come from the loudspeaker of Galaxy S?
Anonymous, 05 Apr 2011sorry man but i really don't think so that this thing (the ark) is superior to the galaxy s! a... morethe man who asid arc is superior to galaxy S meant that it RUNS smoother and is just... prettier imo.
all the other thing you said is true. so go buy a galaxy s then :) but damn... i would STILL buy this instead of galaxy S even if galaxy s is better, only cuz its SO NICE >:O !!!
and about the screen viewing angles: i tried arc in the shop - viewing angles are great, idk why gsmarena didnt like them, the picture only gets more white, but all colors remain same. a beautiful screen it is :) and so sharp
I bought this phone on 1 April in Delhi and am really enjoying it. the screen is lovely and the performance is silky smooth. My pack also had the HDMI cable and a faux leather cover - so no need of any other accessories. I bought the Silver colour model - it looks much better than the blue (IMHO). Highly recommended.
sorry man....I forgot one last thing, you can buy nowadays the samsung galaxy s for at least 150$ less than this thing (the ark).... peace bro :-)
Xperia Arc has ambient light sensor -
Anonymous, 05 Apr 2011I can't deny the fact that Arc is superior now although I am a fan of Samsung Galaxy S. Howeve... moresorry man but i really don't think so that this thing (the ark) is superior to the galaxy s! absolutely! think about it they have the same cpu speed,
galaxy have 8 or 16 gb memory, ark only 320 MB!!!!lol
galaxy have front camera, ark no!!
galaxy have document editor out of the box, ark no (only viewer)
galaxy read divx/xvid out of the box, ark no
galaxy have bluethoot v.3, ark v.2
...and most important of all galaxy have the unbeatable SUPERAMOLED screen that make the different to all phones, ark a classic lcd that is criticized even in the gsma review.
ah, and by the way !!!! samsung is more that one year older that this thing (the ark) so, sorry, but say that samsung is inferior is really big mistake!....sony have still so much to learn from samsung engineers, specially about screens....
WTF!!!! this phone have specs that samsung and htc use in phones of 2 years ago!!!!!!! single core! no front camera! and again a pathetic screen with poor view angle!!!! LOL they were hype a bravia engine into the phone!!! LOL yeah sure! is even worst that the old ldc technology... give me a break sony!!!!... go to build playstation, much better!
Compare the LG phone and the Samsung phone with the Arc. The Arc stands out as very beautiful, but the koreans are merely copying iPhone looks.
I can't deny the fact that Arc is superior now although I am a fan of Samsung Galaxy S. However, I shall wait for the review on Galaxy SII before I decide which phone to get.
Afterall, Andriod phones ROCK no matter which companies make it.
Anonymous, 05 Apr 2011yes, SE, way to go? but wait! what is SE stands for? I thought it stands for Samsung Electroni... moreIn term of mobile phones, SE refers to Sony Ericsson. Samsung mobiles are not produced by Samsung Electronic, they're made by SXM.
yes, SE, way to go? but wait! what is SE stands for? I thought it stands for Samsung Electronics! Nevertheless! way to go!
XperiaInIndia, 04 Apr 2011I bought the Xperia Arc in India yesterday. I went with the intention of getting the Midnight ... moreA video showing the auto brightness
It works quite slow and thats why i guess the review could not see a difference when light was pointed onto the arc.
dude what I am from delhi and looking forward to buy this phone.
What was insurance with your phone.. can you explain :)