Angel, 30 May 2011Should I or should I not buy this phone - That is the question...
NOTE this is NOT a review i... moreThat was something really nice. What users usually post is some flaming from SGS2 to Arc or "what is the price in india, pakistan?". This is stupidity. What everybody wants to see is how the phone actually performs. I will get Arc sooner or later, it's just a matter of time. I like the design too much (at least what I've seen from the pictures). Unfortunately the main mobile providers in my country are still on the way of receiving this phone for quite some time. It's "coming soon" for at least a month. On the net I've seen pictures and so, but it's a different thing when you actually hold it. And the same as the OS experience, I've seen reviews on the net, but it's a different thing when you browse the market and you install all kinds of apps and after that you can see how it performs.
I will definetly get it. Thank you for your impressions.
Hi everyone. I dont know what is the big deal if anyone likes a Sony ericsson phone. Samsung s2 is better no doubt but it is expensive also. I think arc is one of the best phone in the market and if someone likes samsung s2 or wants to know about it then he should post his opinion on samsungs s2s forum and not sonys arc forum. If someone doesnt like sonys arc its fine and nobody is even forcing you to buy that. If i dont like any thing i dont say crap about it on its forum. i just dont care and i concentrate on what i like. i dont have sonys arc but for the price its not bad at all. to each his own. we shouldnt fight like kids. we should respect what others like. i have a blackberry and no matter what anyone says it solves my purpose so i am fine with it. Sony phones are not bad and this year they have improved a lot and i am sure they will improve more. give them some time because they have the potential to be the best. peace.
[deleted post]It is because se customized android better than other companies! UX was very bad (on the x10), but now, it is very fast!
Oh, just remembered! How's your sgs2 with yellow screen? Hope you can fix it! fanboy!
Ajmal Basheer, 31 May 2011Hi Dual Core, First of all, I shall answer your final question. Of course I will go for Ar... moreagree with you completely. on a different pitch - arc may be a little slow compared to the sgs2, but that only gives me more time to ogle at the phone :-)
[deleted post]Hi Dual Core,
First of all, I shall answer your final question. Of course I will go for Arc Dual Core.
The reason I say this is because the dual core of a Sony and the dual core of samsung will be entirely different. Even now if you compare Arc's single core with Samsung's Dual Core the Arc might be slower but does Samsung have double the speed of arc? And when Sony releases it's dual core phone, I am 100% sure that it will be faster than the dual core Samsung. So, when you compare, compare within the same category and see who wins.
And regarding the colors, Sony's 65k is equivalent to any other brands 256k. When we say that we are happy with Sony's 65k or 256k, it is because we compare it with the 65k or 256k of other brands and I personally have felt that Sony's display is better. Now Samsung needed an AMOLED screen to bring out the good quality display. But Sony is able to give a better and more real display using the same old LCD screen and BRAVIA technology. Also, when I compared the same photo on Arc and Samsung Wave using AMOLED, I felt an artificial appearance to the display. It is true picture looks great on AMOLED but the colors are fake. The green is very green and the sky is artificially blue. In the Arc, the same picture looked more real. If Sony ever uses AMOLED, you can see how better the display is than Samsung.
So friend, when Sony fans say that 65k is better, it is because it is better than the 65k of other brands. Same with the phone's CPU speed, it is better than any other 1GHz single core phone.
Techradar'd review about xperia arc:
When we talk about a Phoenix Phone, it will forever be the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc. A company that was making phones like the Xperia X10 on outdated software less than a year ago has brought out one of the world's thinnest and most attractive handsets, and it deserves its place in the top three.
And it's earned that rank through sheer quality - the things we're impressed with on the Xperia Arc are almost too many to list.
From the beautiful Reality Display with Bravia Engine to the powerful-yet-simple 8.1MP camera with Exmor technology, this is one of the phones that people actually want to hold and play with when you show it off.
The new Sony Ericsson overlay has cool features like an 'exploded widgets' view, and the integration of YouTube searching for videos of songs currently playing is super cool too.
OK, it's not dual-core powered, but until we start seeing some applications that really start to challenge these smartphones, we're happy to recommend a phone that is slick under the finger, slim in the pocket, satisfying in the hand and kinder than many on the wallet to boot.
The hardware is extremely impressive, both in terms of looks and performance. Forget the fashionable dual-core phones – when done right, a single-core 1GHz processor can do it all.
As it is, we're prepared to overlook the Xperia Arc's minor flaws thanks to its stunning good looks, superb screen and very decent photo performance. You can't help but love it once you've held its magically thin body and gazed adoringly into its dazzling Reality Display.
[deleted post]We will buy a dual-core Arc when android uses its power to the full. Dual core or Quad core when they will come are only useful when the software utilizes them to their max. You got your answer now?
[deleted post]SE goes step by step not immediately picks the crap from the market and place in their phone. They take time to give us the best and if you don't like the phone it is your opinion so keep it to your self. This forum was not made to fight on companies or mobiles this was made to help each other out. So only people who own the handset are likely to comment. Secondly what is the innovation of Samsung they only pick chips from the market and assemble them if you say AMOLED is their achievement its ok that they worked on OLED to make them better but don't deny the fact that the first one to make the OLED platform was SONY and has achieved many goals and they have one of the best OLED's in the world the only thing is that they do not put them in their phone because they have BRAVIA Engine and OLED is way expensive. Pioneers are not always successful but in the electronics SONY was the pioneer of many products and is successful. So Sir please avoid fights.
AAA, 29 May 2011Any body tried any video player which plays all kinds of formats....like mkv..in arc.pls anybo... moreI am using MoboPlayer. I had tried RockPlayer previously but I later switched to MoboPlayer as we can use touch gestures to control volume and screen brightness. So, even if by default Arc supports only mp4 and 3gp formats, we can use MoboPlayer to make it play any format videos.
Dear haters, you cannot deny se makes good phone software.
You can only bash se for no dual cores, probably because you dont own arc & never enjoy it.
Btw, 2.3.3 is available for sg via pc companion.
I had X10 before and got excited but this one is even better. Even if with the same GPU like X10, the Gongerbread is doing a great job. All in all... is awesome.
[deleted post]My friend, for todays world, single core scorpion CPU of the Arc is more than enough. No need for expensive and battery firsty dual core.
Plus, dual core is still unstable and samsung phones with it suck in terms of sound, gps and camera.
So yes, I will buy one, sometime in the future when SE as made them work properly, till then, keep it as I am more than happy with my ridiculous sluggish and really small 1ghz scorpion processor on the arc.
What will you do with a dual core in a phone anyway? LOL
i brought se xperia arc. this phone is rocking . i prefered this single core mobile instead of dual core mobile due to the following reasons:
- There is no proper perfect infrastructure and Operating System capabilities to utilize the wholesome goodness of this hardware upgrade.
- While we have heard about battery melting and battery blasting, a super powerful dual processor would mean risking a lot with the safe usage of a mobile battery.
- Upgrades in other mobile departments are pending, which makes the technology underutilized.
I guess people in france think sgs II with dual-core is outdated. They already have tri-core long before samsung was founded.
hi! everybody im using arc and while surfing I came to know about sw update,but.when i connected my arc to laptop for update it showed ur phone is already update can sumone help me will be very greatful m staying india thank u
just bought my arc!love it. still have to go through all the functions though. 3 premium games are free with this - am i right? how to access them?
finally very happy to have a arc. i cannot understand why so many sgs2 fans are messing around on arc form .2 different phones 2 different setups .
sgs2 fans just for your information sgs2 has so many errors .but so far arc is fine .am a SE fan for years now.they never copy others designs like sgs2 copies apple iphone 4 .
Angel, 30 May 2011Should I or should I not buy this phone - That is the question...
NOTE this is NOT a review i... moreThis is a good comment. I am not fan for any brands, owned Nokia, SE, and Moto phones before. This year, a lot of my friends just want to wait for the dual core phone to come out then bought the single core phone with cheaper price, Desire, Incredible, Pro, Neo, what so ever. I just happenly got an Arc which I like about its shape. We do knows the pros and cons of single and dual core. But that's not the only factor when we bought a phone.
And when searching some comments and info on the net, then seeing those sammy fans keep attacking other product on other phones forum. They are more annoying then the Apple's fans. Although I don't like Apple close ecosystem, but I do respect them to produce most part of the phone (hardware and sonftware wise) base on their own, that's not easy. The SGSII just base on the success of Android. And from my point of views, Android are about open and different choices, no such things as 1 phone or brands that monopoly it.