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.
Hey guys it has been nearly 2 wks since I hav posted abt the xperia arc as I was studying for my mid-yr exams..The Exams had finished and yeah finally I hav the freedom to use my phone and post my xperience in this forum.Ok guys I it has been nearly 3wks aft my purchase of this arc,and I must say that although it i snot a dual-core,no videocall camera,This cons doesnt matter...It is just a wonderful phone for speed(doesnt lag at all),music,camera(Amazing),web browsing with adobe 10.1 flash(OMG),apps(awesome),screen with bravia engine(makes me keep on staring at it) and the youtube video quality.As said by a guy,mine plays all types of music files...I don really know y urs didnt support.Really an amazing phone..I got this phone in singtel contract for $88 without data plan in singapore..With Data plan it is 125.Really worth it.Bef this I had an x10 and I trade-in with this smatphone aft 1yr and 2 months of using x10..Really a great upgrade..But it will be nice if this phone has 5.1dts surround sound..Overall nice phone..
[deleted post]univercell does have xperia arc.costs u around 8k..better buy from flipkart.com or letsbuy.com a bit cheaper and will be delivered within 4 days..i got one and am loving it :)
is this arc has NeoReader barcode scanner?
Becouse from SE website,it didn't mention about barcode scanner..
Hey guys, can anyone tell me about the viewing angle of the screen? i think colors get ugly when you look at it from a side, is it true?
got it today brilliant phone comes with hdmi,cover ,etc even in india
sanjay, 29 Apr 2011i have seen this phone. its awesome. but lack of video calling facility. i'll wait for the ne... moreYes, it's really a sexy and powerful phone. My friend got his Xperia Arc yesterday and just awesome. Fast, responsive, screen is simply beautiful, camera and video are fantastic and truly enough design is I would say the most beautiful design I've ever seen. Since I am still enjoying my Xperia X10 and want to wait the OS upgrade to 2.3 (Gingerbread), perhaps I will wait SE's dual-core and hopefully with video-call camera. SE rocks!!!