Taiwan already started pre-order Arc and Neo. The first 1000 will get a free MH110. All sold out in 10 mins. Arc: US$626, Neo:US$496
abhi, 17 Mar 2011Just one word -> " GREAT !!! " i am so agree with u..this phone is just fantastic
Poor viewing angle = no more nosy old people looking at your text when you are on the train.
the Android is very in update with 2.3, but I'm still worried when SE made high-level smartphones, because the olders such as Xperia 1, and Xperia 2 is really bad, with high-level of errors. Hope this one doesn't bring any much problems.
AnonD-2185, 17 Mar 2011 Hey Guys.. What´s the difference between (X1a - X1i) (X2a - X2i) (X10a - X10i)it's just the model for the country kind of? so the i probably stands for international
@jaidev: OK looks like i have to post this everyday, since someone is hunting my posts, how uncivilized...
@abhi: yes mate, thanks :)
@Alex Higgins fan: it's less reflective, so better visibility specially in direct sunlight.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc - The Ultimate Multimedia Device.
1// First thing to mention, is the fantastic design, it's simply the most eye catching design we've ever seen from Sony Ericsson, the Arc shape makes it absolutely comfortable to hold in both landscape and portrait modes, and with extraordinary light weight at 117g and the premium build quality, we just can't expect a better body for a device with 4.2 inch screen!
2// On the body you can see the power button and micro HDMI out port at the top, first mic and the lanyard loop at the bottom, standard audio jack at the left, notification LED light (unique feature), micro USB port, volume rockers and the dedicated camera key (rare feature between Android based handsets) at the right, 8mp camera lens, LED flash, second mic (for noise cancelation and stereo recording) and the loud speaker at the rear, and at the front you notice the ear piece, proximity sensor and three hardware key: menu, home and back buttons. And of course, I didn't mention the screen because you can barely see the edge between the screen and the black border surrounding it when the screen is off! And this beauty might be available in three colors!! Surprised, huh?! There are two official colors, Misty silver and Midnight blue, but a pink version has appeared on web too.
3// In term of hardware, Arc has everything to run the Android 2.3 gingerbread fast and smooth, 1GHz Scorpion processor, Adreno 205 GPU, Qualcomm MSM8255, 512MB of RAM and 320MB of internal storage. And no need to be worry about the internal storage since you can install everything on your memory card with gingerbread.
4// This device has the most customized and customizable UI. Plus with Timescape and Mediapane. The Xperia UI is so beautiful and gives you full control to change things as you see fit. For example you can sort your main menu desirably and you can make folders easily by dropping an icon on the other one. And you canít miss the cool overview mode that shows all your widgets in one screen, all you have to do is pinch and you can see all your widget large enough instead of seeing all home screens with tiny widgets.
Now letís get to business and see why they call it "The Ultimate Multimedia Device"
The Camera, Screen (image output) and loud speaker (audio output) are the most involved parts regarding to multimedia matters, so letís take a look at them:
5// Camera: Arc has an 8mp auto focus camera which features Touch focus, image stabilization, geo-tagging, face and smile detection, with LED flash and capable of recording videos at 720P HD 30fps, But that doesn't end here, Because you have the award winning Exmore R mobile sensor which has twice sensitivity compared to normal sensors and it means that you'll get much better images in low light conditions! You think thatís all?! No, you're wrong! Because above all other camera phones, we get an extraordinary feature for video recording and it's the "Continuous auto focus feature", that means you don't need to be worry about the lens distance from anything while you're taking videos! Isnít it cool? Yeah I know :-P
6// Screen: This device has an LED-backlit LCD, 4.2 inch at 480×854 capacitive multitouch screen, which is scratch-resistant too, capable of showing 16m colors and recognizing up to 32 points at once, now you might ask what's the point of recognizing 32 points at once?! Iíd say that this just shows how powerful and responsive the screen is really! And let me tell you that this isn't JUST another LCD! They have put the amazing "Mobile Bravia Engine" on this device. And it means that you have brighter, sharper and super natural colored images! And again, that's not all! Theyíve done something else with screen so it has much less reflection, so thumbs up for the brilliant sunlight visibility of the screen!
7// HDMI output: well, beside the very nice screen you get full HDMI out too! so you can see not only your gallery on your HD TV, but in fact you'll be able to see the entire UI on it, so just plug it to your HD TV and start playing angry bird! Everyone will be surprised :-)
8// Audio output: Thanks god! unlike their other recent phones, this one has an excellent loud speaker, very loud and high quality...plus the 3.5mm head phone jack that it'll give you great audio quality for sure, since you have nice equalizers too. So don't worry about the sound at all.
In the end, believe me or not, this is an absolutely unique smart phone. Some people call it The Android Smartphone with luxurious advantages! Suit yourself and call it whatever you like but Ö wait! No need to look for power button, Press the home key...swipe to unlock... now enjoy this beauty! Ö Get the hold of yourself! Itís just a phone ;-)
Can anyone tell me what the purpose is of having a (clear black panel on the Arc??
@abhi: they sacrificed the unnecessary viewing angle to make the screen less reflective, and thats great.
@jaidev: yes as abhi said the loud speaker has a very nice quality and loudness. sort the page by rating and you'll be able to see a long comment about what the Xperia Arc offers.
@jack x10: yes mate, every phone has it's own users.
@userNOTabuser: apart from look, Arc has bigger screen, lighter body, probably more RAM (i'm not sure), second mic for noise cancellation and stereo recording.these are main diffs imo.
Anonymous, 17 Mar 2011That made me lol!Infact viewing angles r just for show in phones. Take an example-
Friend -> hey dude what's special in this phone ?
Me -> This phone has great screen. If u look at the screen from 90 degrees the picture quality will remain same.
Friend -> great!! but where r u gonna use those great viewing angles ???
Everything goes blank................... No idea at all !!!
AnonD-2185, 17 Mar 2011 Hey Guys..
What´s the difference between (X1a - X1i) (X2a - X2i) (X10a - X10i) The X1a and X2a is especially for North America .X1a has NAM 3G bands while the X1i has EURO 3G Bands. That is the only difference.
NAM models always have a higher price, its always been that way.
No performance changes
Unless you need NAM 3G the X1i would be a better buy, and euro spec phones are prone to more frequent updates .
AnonD-2185, 17 Mar 2011 Hey Guys.. What´s the difference between (X1a - X1i) (X2a - X2i) (X10a - X10i)'i' is for international version and 'a' stands for american version.
Nice one Abhi! What's important in a phone unit is it balance between technology and usability.
Yes, other handsets have the more better DualCore processor but that does not entail increase in speed unless programs/apps start utilizing dual threading. Unless dualcore processors follows the how the i7 series of intel works it will not give better speeds as the new intel processor do utilize the others cores to help in processing. Point two, this won't be needed as the Arc is meant for normal casual gaming unless one is planning to challenge the gaming portable (i.e NGP, 3DS)
[deleted post]SE fans like these comments. It's a SE forum where everything is intended to be discussed by SE fans. U seemingly don't like these comments bcoz u don't like SE.
Why do u troll on SE forum ???
Go to ur beloved forum and be happy there. Nobody cares for anti-SE elements here.
U should mind ur business not me. My business is discussing abt SE and i'm doing that. Got it...?
Next please......... :-P
[deleted post]hahaha...for your information, i've changed many things so far, and i'll do my best to keep this place calm and useful, time to understand that these forums are not war zones, and we're not enemies, these forums are made to give people more information about the device they like and to help them solve their problems, no matter if that device is the best or the worst, everyone has his/her own taste, i think it's simple :)