@new - if you want the secondary camera you can go get the Xperia Neo. It's pretty much has the same specs as the Arc just with a secondary camera.
For us Aussies atm the Arc has been delayed again by Optus (no word on Vodafone AU) til late May/early June. It was meant to be out in late April
the way things are going max lifespan of a phone would be 6 months until an new tech will hit the smartphone industry, i think at the end of this year we will have a quad core or maybe a server phone :-)
NML, 09 May 2011I have a SGS2 for 3 days now, ok the features are the best, the dual core is better than arc (... morethe arc is a good looking machine, but the novely would wear off.
furthermore, the SGSII is something which will be usable in 2 years time
I have a SGS2 for 3 days now, ok the features are the best, the dual core is better than arc (that my bro has it) but as for the camera i think they are similar not exactly as the review made by the Russian guy i saw so many review stating that arc is somewhat better in a slight diff, so conclusion:
Design & material quality: i'll go with SE arc nice looking with good quality material than the very cheap SGS2 look and material (BTW Samsung where's your taste????? never saw a good looking samsung phone)
Performance & features : i'll go SGS2 (SE must do something about it always outdated in features)
camera: same (in an amateur way, who's gonna see diff like the reviews examining the contrast and brightness in micro units...)
screen: SGS2 (to be honest iphone Retina is the best and i hate iphone but)
so i don't think that u can compare those 2 phones as which is better, since it's up to you if you want "looks" go arc, as for "feature & performance" go SGS2 (period).
nick, 09 May 2011ok, but can we all accept that there can be no comparison between the sgs II and the arc, as t... morethumbs up to that!
sgs2 is a good phone, even though single core can handle most things, but dual core will be the next must in the near future.
I am choosing between arc, htc sensation and sgs2 (hearing good stuff from them) and i am stuck.
nick, 09 May 2011the arc is a mid-range phonei have to say calling this device a mid range phone is incredibly harsh, been disappointed with an x10 or satio recently then?
over at tech radar this device was voted as their top phone and it took the sgs2 to overthrow it.
granted its all down to personal choice.
im very happy with my arc and when some apps come along in the next year to challenge the dual core devices i'll be first in line for one, until then i feel that single core is absolutely fine.
ok, but can we all accept that there can be no comparison between the sgs II and the arc, as the sgs II is simply in another league
view all the pages on the below link Mr eldar:
Anonymous, 09 May 2011Is ironic that you are using that review to prove that person lying when the shootout was some... moreIs Eldar the one that did the shaky arc pics? I can't be bothered to go on his website. If not, there is one with arc and sgs2, and it gets me mad everytime. We trust the reviewers to give their true feel about the handset and some of them are faking it to promote their fav!
nick, 09 May 2011why would you lie? If he is going to spend his money on an expensive smartphone, dont lie.
... moreIs ironic that you are using that review to prove that person lying when the shootout was somewhat, shaky for the arc. I don't think you need be to a photo expert to prove that. Another thing is, elder or whatever this russian guy is called, "declared" war on sony ericsson in 2008. He isn't going to review any of their devices and what have we got here!? His site is one of the first to receive the neo and now comparing photo quality with sgs2?! Weird isn't it, that the se hating reviewer is review a handset from a company he hates, will the shoot out be biased we all ask!
Side note: If they are comparing htc desire s with arc in terms of camera i would understand why that russian guy feel the need to shake the arc a bit when taking the pics, but sgs2 has a good enough camera anyway.
nick, 09 May 2011sgs II destroys arc in an 8-megapixel shootout http://www.mobile-review.com/review/samsung-... moreYes,abhi absolutely wright,Eldar Murtazin is definitely paid by samsung!He is russian and i am too,you need to hear what crazy things he said about arc on the radio!!!!)))Was so funny to listen!!!!!))))
I would like to know the battery life of Arc...like how many hours it run with video player...I mostly watch movies and videos
I have heard it has a poor battery....plz let me know as I am eager to buy this lovely handset :)
MR O, 09 May 2011Great Phone!
In various pro reviews and user feedback folks have been quick to point out vari... more+1
and for the people comparing the sgs2, sgs2 is better in terms of specs, but you will have to pay a little more. It's really up to your own budget.
jack, 09 May 2011 its much better than galaxy,why would you lie? If he is going to spend his money on an expensive smartphone, dont lie.
the samsung galaxy II is a much much much better phone is basically every department. it is the best phone out at the moment. What's more, is that it is futureproof. It wont be outdated for over a year.
this arc however is already outdated!!
get the SGS II!!
sgs II destroys arc in an 8-megapixel shootout
KALYAN, 08 May 2011plz. tell me the music sound quality of phone,is it loud or averageSuperb sound quality and medium volume...
Kam , 08 May 2011Sent my Arc back to Orange UK due to Wifi issues and poor camera (In my opinion). To top it... moreThis could be a one off case with your piece . I use it to watch youtube videos at a distance of > 20 feet using wifi,hdmi on my LCD TV. connection is fine . Not faced any bugs till date and it is very smooth and fast . Quality control is very critical and manufacturers should define acceptability % .