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.
AnonD-8661, 31 May 2011That true man..i dunno why they come here bragging bout their phone to us who bought xperia ar... moreYeah man..Samsung has no innovations at all..And still many ppl are saying that Sony Ericsson doesnt give updates.But see the Xperia x10.It came out with 1.6 and now going to be 2.3.And Arc just been released for 2 months and immediately an update for better performance and touch responsiveness..What a blast by Sony.Really a good move by me whom was having a nokia 5530 which always crashes and freezes frequently..Tnx Sony Ericsson
AnonD-8026, 30 May 2011For all of you dragging about the dual core, it seems you won't enjoy it powers since you need... moreThat true man..i dunno why they come here bragging bout their phone to us who bought xperia arc and not the phone they promoting ..man we dont care bout samsung that why we buy SE arc! sleek curvy looks with super clear screen and best performance ..perfect package !
How is the keyboard for text message? I had X10 before and the texting keyboard part was small and not that responsive. That was a huge disappointment. Now I have HTC HD 7 phone and the keyboard is really responsive and fast. But I dislike the picture quality of that phone and the fact that I can't put my music as my ringtones. I know the SE Arc is expensive and I don't want to waste money buying if the keyboard is bad.
AnonD-272, 30 May 2011Nexus s has a better processes, humming bird is a great, Processor is the most important pa... morei gotta ask you have you seen the numbers on how many people use video calling not many ,
For all of you dragging about the dual core, it seems you won't enjoy it powers since you need to get a quad after all ...
check this out :
i quote : "Interestingly enough, the dual-core processors just began to roll out as mass market devices. We haven't even stopped raving about them yet and here we go - NVIDIA's latest project makes them look obsolete."
value your money get a cheap but powerful enough phone for the moment (right phone for the right time for the right price) and than go for quad (of course after it will be crucial to user) that why i never buy a new tech unless it is to be used.... poor samsung fans put your money for nothing and drag about it...
sony ericsson is doing great things anybody get the update yet it is great helps the battery life and improves the touch screen , im very happy to have purchased this phone and the play , i think sony ericsson is doing great so far and we will see some good things in the future , also looking forward to the 2.3 for the x10 , the future is gonna be good for this company , and nick everybody hates you and your comments , and the stupid stuff you say go talk to your duel core buddies, or throw your phone off a bridge and buy and arc then you can comment on stuff on this site .
AnonD-9725, 30 May 2011hey dude is arc a good option ??Xperia arc is a great option.....anyone having any doubt type smartphonenvy on YouTube n check out the face off videos between Xperia arc and galaxy s2 n then u will truely know how great the xperia arc is n in some speed test it outperforms the dual core galaxy s2.
Xperia arc simply rocks n that video made me decide my next phone :-)
Angel, 30 May 2011Should I or should I not buy this phone - That is the question...
NOTE this is NOT a review i... moreNice comment, objective, and straight to the point.
this is what all about ... my rate would be 10/10 ...
Wow ....the Arc has been selected for Editors choice by CNET Australia ...incredible
Anonymous, 29 May 2011here in the middle east we don't care about samsung, coz no one get samsung, some of the nerds... morewell as for the ads campaign we don't get them here... look at it this away, some products just sell themselves. Never seen an ad for an Iphone in Portugal and they sell really well.
Mercedes till recent years only used ads on magazines not tv and they sell huge... Some products just don't need campaigns to sell and that doesn't mean the company doesn't care about our country.
If you see an ad for a SE phone here, chances are it will be promoted by a network, not by SE themselves.
Funks, 30 May 2011Can We Chat On Face Book On This Xperia Arc?As Obama would say: «Yes we can!» Even with the first original version of the facebook app it is enabled to do chat within facebook.
AnonD-272, 30 May 2011Nexus s has a better processes, humming bird is a great,
Processor is the most important pa... moreBravia display is equally great, better colors and resolution, only loosing on angles but who cares? Who needs great angles in real life conditions anyway?
Speed on the arc is awesome too and design is far better.
Speed is important but I don't know many apps who need a tremendous speed, one thing is important in all phones, mobile, fixed, feature or smart which is sound quality and clarity and Nexus is Samsung made and they usually are pretty rubbish on that... at least compared to Nokia or SE so, you have the facts, do what you want with them.
I went for the Arc, it looks so good I couldn't say no, even if I didn't need a new phone cause my old SE was fine after 4 years of intense use.
Should I or should I not buy this phone - That is the question...
NOTE this is NOT a review its personal observations and impressions of using SE Xperia Arc.
First of all I do believe that its not reasonable to headbang 2times faster hardware with the Arc.
Although I do have one for almos two months and I can tell what I have noticed after that you can decide is the Xperia Arc your phone or SGSII is (or other equal).
For two months i restarted the phone 2 times one for rootin the phone and second to update to 2.3.3 Gingerbread, despite though its almost filled with half the apps in the Andriod market - so i do believe its incredibly stable.
About the Screen responce posted while ago - I've never heard of untill couple days ago, so i guess it is possible to have couple of bugged phones in the millions in production, nevertheless I'm 100% sure that this i coverable by warranty and if its repearable it will be repaired by the distributing company (if authorised) or by Sony or if not it will be replaced with new one. I dont think Samsung (or any other company) have complete 100% quality production...its just not possible taking in mind on how many dependencies are there in distribute the phone to the end user.
About the screen - well its not reasonable to compare to different technologies of screen manufacturing as they are different. But the Screen of the Arc is marvelous and yes I've seen the SuperDuper Amoled and still I cant say that one or the other is better. Both are great screens.
Regarding the speed of the phone - I wont lie to you it is fast despite its single core. Though if you install all the craps I did (e.g. Games and Apps) and fill the phone memory it is normal sometimes to feel some lag...its inevitable.
Now, what about the bad things (every smart phone has disadvantages dont you think? )
What I personaly dont like in Arc - all plastic body and the tiny shutter keys for lock screen (turn of and on) and cammera. The RAM memory and internal memory - I believe that it could of be bit more.
Okay - lets get back to the original question should I buy this phone? - Yes.
Should I buy Samsung GSII? - Yes.
Okay but wich one? - well thats the time when personal choice and preferability comes to help.
I can tell you why I bought SE Xperia Arc - first of all I prefered the single core, cause yet I dont believe dual cores are stable enough I believe that it will take a year or so for dual core to impose and persuade me (or any other user) that it canh hold the battery life for 2-3days moderate using and not the dual core to suck it all down for couple of racing levels, to impose on the market so there are enough apps for teh geeks as well as not be a furnace in pocket (despite though the Xperia hots pretty well too). Fits in pocket and you can operate with the phone with one hand (still its a phone not a tablet).
And then it comes to design - well I believe that Arc will be top for quite some time.
And the last thing I can think of is the price, the difference between single core and the dual cores (atleast in my country) is quite big.
I know it came bit long comment but if you do read it actualy and you think it might be helpfull to you or others please rate it so more and more people can make their decesion more easy, instead of bouncing from end to end in the enormous void of mobile market.
I hope this comment will be helpful.
AnonD-9688, 30 May 2011Help me plz.... One of my friend ready to give me a Nexus S or Xperia Arc for Rs 20,000 (... moreIf possible, try them yourself. Although I own an Arc, but different people have different views.