I have been reading the comments on this site from last 4 months and have been using Arc from past 3 months, first when I purchased arc I felt I made a wrong choice, but after upgrading to 2.3.3 and exploring my device completely. I feel it is the best android phone. here are few of my experience with arc.
1. Battery backup last for easily 2 days with moderate use. sometimes 2.5 days
2. It is equally fast compare to sg2 or any other dualcore phones. unless one should know how to use a smart phone.
3. Look wise cannot compare with any other android phones available in the market.
4. Apps can be moved to SD card, so internal memory is not a problem, arc comes with 8gb sd card.
5. Exmor technology is awesome and camera quality is superb. Shooting in low light conditions is just amazing compare to any other phone.
6. Video played on arc is amazing, colors are more brighter and vivid, thanks to bravia engine.
5. One should know it is a smart phone not a super computer to load tons of application and huge games.
7. Performance is great unless one should learn by experience how to use a smart phone.
8. I have never experienced a battery heating up issue in arc inspite of using huge apps like asphalt game.
I dont care if arc is a single core, people keep comparing it with dualcore phone like sg2. if you load huge apps on sg2 the phone gets heated and it is normal for any dualcore to heat when both the cores starts working with huge apps or play games.
believe me if you are not a person who needs video chat, then just go with arc as the performance is great not heating problems, camera is ultimate and build quality is amazing.
manoj, 25 Aug 2011Hiii guys Is sony ericsson xperia arc is good choice or not.It depending on you. If you're a tech lover like me, this phone isn't good enough for you. But if you're a normal user, this phone is absolutely great.
bro well u cant extend any internal memory of a device but u can upgrade the external memory like what has been stated above...
I just buy this phone about 2 months ago. Overall this phone is great, especially the camera and the screen. But the CPU is relatively slow, the GPU too.
I bought my arc 1 month its awesome pic video quality,nd i update it to 2.3 its bcom fast..nd abt my battary life yewah it stay upto 12 to 15 hrs..close da sync data background nd all app help to enhance itt... Nd sonY eRicssonyu rocks........
manoj, 25 Aug 2011Hiii guys Is sony ericsson xperia arc is good choice or not.it's the best and the coolest
Ashee, 24 Aug 2011The performance is very slow compare to other phones... it take more time to open one applica... moreslow!!! its faster than MOST phones (including LG Optimus and HTC sensation).......obviously you've never used a smart phone.....
I Am using arc from one month..so far good....can I update my internal memory to 16 gb....pls ans me....
i just bought one ...but i found that the life of the battery is very easy to low bat example i charge @ 4pm and without using it it turn flat @ about 10 am...is it normal?
After upgarde to agust update, the speed of phone clearly decreas and usage of battry increase such that battry life is about half of its life in previous.
The performance is very slow compare to other phones...
it take more time to open one application.... compare to other Andriod 2.3.3 phones this is very slow
The androi 2.3.3 is better then 2.3
The phone is nice but i don't like the internal memory is few. Easy to full because some soft need to install on phone. And when phone start just only ~~50Mb is free.....
ad, 23 Aug 2011hey does any one know the price of arc in the U.S? at sony store in manhattan 599,but i internet you can find little less!!)
moe, 23 Aug 2011I have the same problem .. I just have bought it it was fine until i opened camera and it jame... moreit is not a problem update your software with SEUS(even you have the latest soft) and this problem will go away!!)
ad, 23 Aug 2011hey does any one know the price of arc in the U.S? I got mines from the US and the cost of it when i finished paying for shipping and handling was around $1696ec when u divide it by 2.68 its 632us but if ur in the states its best u check welectronics or ustronics
ad, 23 Aug 2011hey does any one know the price of arc in the U.S? $599.99
Sony Ericsson manifactures smartphones with great quality of camera, music, and screens. However, they do have problems with hardware/software such as heating, freezing, problems with sweeping etc. Also, the most important thing is that they have so little battery life that it lasts within a couple hours if you are a moderate to heavy user. They produce aesthetic phones, but not usable. Avoid buying!