The only thing that's stopping me from buying this one, is the lack of a Front-Facing Camera..
Cause that is a major ommission there, in the specs!!
And Video Calls is actually come as a new trend.
Sorry Sony, you got to do a bit better.
Oh, and yes! The rest of the things seem to be just perfect! :)
Siegfried, 29 Apr 2011NO DivX/ Xvid support.. no bluetooth 3.0..There are several players that play DIVX/XVID on any android
black irish, 29 Apr 2011this phone is the best phone i have used so far.. one question though, my phone doesnt play .a... moreit plays all the format, just need to install arc media player. it will play all the formats
can anyone tell me which phone is better sony ericsson xperia arc or nokia e7??
Guys please help me decide, This phone or the Desire S from HTC?
most of the users of phone will not use even 50% of any phone capabilities
hence if the phone is a single core or dula core , believe me it will not make a big difference to all users .
only people like eldar Murtazin from the mobile - review will find couple of excuses to bash any phone
Arc is great phone from all aspects , and even the price will justify its specifications ,, so now SE has finally made a phone which has value for money.
ok I agree that Samsung is ahead on the processor and screen !!!!! but belive me SE Arc users will not really feel the difference (this iis for a normal user) and not SUPER USERS .
i am reading these articles by people for 2 years now and let me tell you something : I have alsmost 35 Sony Ericsson phones in my collection and most of them are the traditional JAVA based phones ,,, Sony Ericsson JAVA phones are the most reliable and the fastest phone that I have even used ,,, they beay Nokia S40 and even S60 Symbian platforms ,,,, like with w995 and HazeL or C905 I could open 3 applications on the same time plus using thr Wi Fi to run them and they never crashed )
for exapmple I could open NIMBUZZ, SNAPTU , and Vradio all on the same time , were I can chat listrn to music and watch the news and have the phones running normally
so my aim is to tell that even simple phones can do better than expected , so you dont need to make your brains so tired by the processor speeds and number oof cores ,,, these are all marketing to seel more and more phones
I believe that SE Arc is beautifully designed phone that can satisfy all users and please stop listening to all thses reviews that are fully marketting oriented strategies to sell or hit a product
we have become the slave of all these marketting talks and reviews and beleive me the people who wite these revies are highly paid by the manufacturers to promote their products
Few things about Arc after using it for 3 weeks
Slim and Light. Does not feel like a 4.2 inch screen. Build quality is great.
Do Not Like:
Hard to press the camera key.
Only one Speaker and that too at the bottom.
2. Network reception and messaging:
Like: Loud and clear in call volume.
No call drops, never.
Do not Like: Messaging is a lil slow.
If you type quickly, screen fail to register some keystrokes.
3. Multimedia features:
Camera - Great camera, the best i have seen. Night shots work like a charm.
Audio - Have not tested the bundled earphones. My OEMs sound great, better than iPhone4.
Video - The stock player does nothing great. Installed Rock Player, can play mp4 files easily. copied bourne trilogy and insider, the screen is a treat to watch.
4. battery - Horrible. lasts not more than 15 hours and that too with just phone calls. last night drained to 73% from full charge with 3G, wifi off, screen off. Rooted and uninstalled some bloatwares. Hope to see some better results.
Good phone. Will give it 7.5/10.
If a single core snapdragon is this much power hungry, dont know how the dual cores will be. Apart from the battery, no other problems with this. Great one to own. Thanks SE.
one word to start:
used to be a big fan.
you're too out of date.
the design is perfect.
but the specs are stupid.
luk at sgs2.
luk at the specs.
miss the days of walkman and cybershot.
you were exellent then.
i have all the rights to comment coz i had the unit bought and tested. all i can say is, all features on the phone really work compared to my omnia 2. i can browse outdoor with full clarity and can snap outdoor pictures with out any fuzz. a really nice phone with the right price. grab for it guys.
I have it for about 3 weeks now.. the phone is good, the UI is great, the design is so stylish , the touch is so sensitive, best quality photo and video capture, .. but what i dont like from it is the battery life.. it will just take me not more done a day.. and its dead.. and then now it keeps restarting on its own.. hay (sigh) in these high end phones.. im always facing these problem.. disappointed again..
my gallery does not open/takes very much time to open most of the time. sometimes it opens widin a second. scanned all files. everything ok . only 400 files in gallery . thn why is it not opening. pls help.
Hi Its been like a week with this phone and I'm not disappointed . I was a die hard fan of Sony Ericsson till they stopped producing great phone like P910i .
Arc is a good phone . Only few problems for me which might be silly things for you people .The speaker is situated at the bottom of the phone so while in pouch its hard to hear the phone ring in noisy streets ( I always travel in a bike) the vibrator sensitivity is very very bad.All though the multimedia volume is very good the video playback volume is less may be coz of those particular file .Battery is ok I don't surf net and listen to music much but have calls for around 3.5 hours per day . Actually I took this phone when I was gone mad by the delay in SGS2.Over all I would give it a 7/10. Guys I'm not here for a fight ok.
@ black irish
When you copy your songs from your computer, if the file is not supported, a window will appear asking whether or not you want to convert the file type so that it can be played on the Arc.
Anyone knows if .flv files plays on the Arc natively? My X10 can't play it and 3rd party apps are choppy.