AnonD-2731, 18 Apr 2011well i think the multi core kicks in when the first core reaches 100% not 50 50.No it is totally wrong, both cores shares the work, it is how it is built, multi core is for efficient and power saving and much more speed, dual-core will only drive the total CPU usage to 50% and %0%,search and do some research,
[deleted post]I am aware of all of that comparison, and you are correct. My point is that, flagship phones from LG with the likes of Optimus Black can play divx,xidv, record avi format and has 2mp fron facing camera.
Bottom line is that, you cannot call the Arc as a flagship phone because of its mediocore ability!
Anonymous, 19 Apr 2011your lg viewty is a piece of fu#king trash. i know this because i used one and i compared it t... morek800 million times better? or million times a trash! Well truth sometimes hurt, Arc cannot play xidv/divx, cannot record 120 fps and cannot record video in .avi format. Now that is what you call a flagship phone? Not mentioning that missing front facing camera!!!
Anonymous, 19 Apr 2011it cannot even record in avi format and I doubt it can play divx or xidv format. My LG viewty ... moreyour lg viewty is a piece of fu#king trash. i know this because i used one and i compared it to my 2006 se k800i and my k800i was literally a million times better. bottom line is dont ever mention lg viewty in the same line as the se xperia arc.
Anonymous, 19 Apr 2011Can u tell me about the video playback of arc? doest it play avi,mkv,flv with 720p format?it cannot even record in avi format and I doubt it can play divx or xidv format. My LG viewty overshadow this gadget in video recording.
Obsession, 18 Apr 2011hey guys, im a SonyEricsson Addict and own SATIO so its with good quality and camera i love it... moremy friend its not an iphone4g its an iphone 4...the satio had resistive touchscreen but the arc has capacitive touchscreen similar to the iphone4. and after you keep iphone4 and arc side by side you will notice the difference in looks...the arc is the killer..i personally upgraded from iphone4 to this beauty ....display combined with bravia engine makes your images look stunning.thank you
O_o... How does this phone with no ff cam, 1ghz SINGLE-CORE SNAPDRAGON w/ only adreno 205, 720p, 512 ram, barely any internal storage,an average screen, lame connections, and a sub par battery have better votes than dual core phones announced at the same time and recently announced phones with 1,2ghz dcps and 3d displays, not to mention monstrous batteries, qhd screens, and 4g. Compared to the atrix, 2x, gsII (which took, optimus3d, sensation, evo3d
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.
AnonD-272, 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.
AnonD-417, 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.
AnonD-2035, 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.