A, 18 Apr 2011Just got my Arc... I must say the phone feels incredibly thin and very stylish, although th... moreCan u tell me about the video playback of arc? doest it play avi,mkv,flv with 720p format?
Y Y Y Y Y Y it dosent have secondary camera for video calling y......sob ;( evrything else was just perfect..
Obsession, 18 Apr 2011hey guys, im a SonyEricsson Addict and own SATIO so its with good quality and camera i love it... moreIf you have enjoyed the iphone 4 experience, then you should forget anything less than iphone 4. go for iphone 5..coming soon.
Siebatrone, 18 Apr 2011Dual cores consumes less power than single cores, with the dual cores the battery would last l... morewell i think the multi core kicks in when the first core reaches 100% not 50 50.
Zar, 18 Apr 2011thank you shadow assassin you really cleared part of my confusion !
but I just read from so... moreDual cores consumes less power than single cores, with the dual cores the battery would last longer..
the application will drive the CPU to 100% in a single core, thus hitting the full TDP, while a dual-core will only drive the total CPU usage to 50%, thus consuming far less than the rated TDP
cheers dual cores
hey guys, im a SonyEricsson Addict and own SATIO so its with good quality and camera i love it but when i bought my wife an IPHONE 4G & found how sensative is the screen when moving from window to another or surfng the net, i was astonished and hated my SATIO of SYMBIAN (NOKIA) software so i wonder if anyone of y experienced the ARC if its better from 4G or should i go for the 4G?
I own xperia arc now for a weak. the phone it`s self is just amazing. I love what SE has don with it. the only big probleem that I have with phone this is the battery life. I`m not heavy user just browings, texting, gaming for a little on a day usage. the battery holds it for just half a day. I dont know what to do with this. I hope that someone can help me with this please.
Shadow.Assassin, 18 Apr 2011let see ...
* Symbian is the only OS that have best of battery management.
* SUPER AMOLE... morethank you shadow assassin you really cleared part of my confusion !
but I just read from somewhere stating that the types of core (dual/single) used affects the battery limitation ? or vice versa?
I still hope more people would answer my previous post, it's better to have more opinions =)
Anonymous, 18 Apr 2011Yes, all of your commend said it nice phone okay i agree with your idea, for my i really like ... moreNot sure what you are complaining about... Arc does have a flash and as far as I have seen very good night time photography skills.
Nokia C7 also as a flash, dual led, and I have to say that for my experience with SE and Nokia, Nokias do pretty good job on night time photos if they have dual led and carl Zeiss but remember to things, No Carl Zeiss lenses on C7 and a retro-illuminated Xmor sensor on the Arc, I would need to compare them side by side but I would say things look good for the Arc
sassy, 18 Apr 2011hey AL, is it really that huge/big for a girl like me? i super love the phone's features big t... moreLets put it this way: I am a guy and I think it is too big.
Love it but I always thought smartphones are way to big. I would settle for something around 3,5" screen.
At the moment I am trying to use my N97 and it is on the upper end of what I can consider as «not to big» (I say I am trying to use it because it spends so much time in repair I never get to use it.)
By the other hand, if girls typically like small phone think of it this way: you will probably have a purse to carry it on so it is ok. You like it, go ahead and buy it. It will be worst for a man because we tend to carry phones on pocket and although this is slim enough it is too wide and long.
This is by far the best Sony mobile .I use a Blackberry but for my office i thought of another phone and its the ARC...its amazingly light weight and superb ....good job sony....
Here are some tips for improving battery life:
- Completely discharge and then fully charge the battery a couple of times after purchase. And remember battery gets better after a few charge cycles, so don't get hot-tempered.
- Screen brightness should be around 50% or less. I'm setting it at 50% and it still looks just fine.
- 3G and data access should be turned off if not in used. Some apps or services will use data in the background to sync, update... (push mail, updates for apps...). This is the main reason why your battery can go down so fast even after being left in standby mode the whole night. So if you don't really need that, turn it off. Use manual update/refresh and use Wifi whenever available.
- Use still images for wallpapers instead of live wallpapers. Those moving things are surely pretty to look at, but also a battery killer.
- Bravia Engine makes photos & videos look real nice, but it will also use more battery. I personally like to keep it on, but if you are a heavy video watcher, consider turning it off for the sake of a longer battery life.
- Consider using some battery management apps. Believe it or not, they actually work.
- You can charge anytime, not necessarily having to wait until battery is completely dried up. This is an advantage of Li Po battery. But as I mentioned above, for the firs few times after purchase, completely discharge & charge the phone.
For all you guys out there who are worried about battery life, I can tell you that the battery life of the Arc is decent. First of all, for any smart phone with so many apps and widgets and such running, battery will be used up fast. Not to mention a big 4.2'' screen, which of course will devour more energy than a small screen. And if you have 3G, automatic data access, GPS etc on at all time, don't even ask why battery goes down so fast. It all depends on the usage, but with some adjustments I think you'll manage just fine for 2 days without charging, which I think is not so bad for a high end smart phone nowadays.
b4 3 weeks back i bought arc,my need s jus 8hrs continous battery wid gprs....i fed wid battery nw i exchanged wid nok e7 n m happy wid tat....
Shadow.Assassin, 18 Apr 2011let see ... * Symbian is the only OS that have best of battery management. * SUPER AMOLE... moreya exactly u r rt sir...nokia ph s always best 4 battery...if u r using gprs in ph max u wil get ly 5 r 6 hrs battery in sony...jus compare samething in e7,it has amazing battery backup...m happy wid e7
sassy, 18 Apr 2011hey guys. I just wanted to know if the xperia arc is really that huge in size? I mean, I'm a g... morehello sassy.u need not worry about the size of this device..its a big phone taller than the x10 but its so ultra thin and ultra light u would neva regret buying it....i sold my iphone 4 and bought it just 8 days before and i am njoying it...feel lyk lukin at it for hours...Sony rocks...ths screen will blow your mind away
hey AL, is it really that huge/big for a girl like me? i super love the phone's features big time! but your answer really made a point. if I have the time I'll check it out first before buying. but it would still be fine for a girl to have this phone right? *insisting* :) thank you much tho! :D
Can I use the internet (3G + Wifi) and listen to music and take pictures and videos and watching them and play 3D games and make calls without charging the battery for one day?
I'm heavy user and I want to charge this phone every day..
I've just switched to the Arc 2 days ago, sad to say I've had a couple of problems with it.
The phone can't seem to connect to a Wifi signal, regardless of source. I've tried a couple of different places but it will just keep connecting and disconnecting.
The battery life is absolutely horrendous. Just leaving it alone while sleeping at night saps about 20
% of energy, even with apps like Juice Defender activated. In the day it can't last even 12 hours of light usage.
Maybe it's just a defective piece that I received, hopefully it is, and that I can exchange for a new one /: