When I saw this phone it was love at first sight and I just had to get it. My fascination with the handset was radiating in my surroundings and I influenced on few of my friends/coworkers to get it also instead of the HTC Desire S that was in the offer at the time. Before the Arc S I was using HTC too, and I was happy with the handset. But the design of the Arc S and its specifications (on paper) made me switch.
OK,OK,it did not have the HTC Sense option for dialing, but there is an application for that and I’ll use it. The fact that when you use the dial in application to answer a missed call and the notification (for that call) stays on the screen even afterwards can be annoying. But I was willing to let that one pass by also.
The leather case for the phone that is included in the pack is not user friendly. You have to use your fingers in order to pull out the phone, while out there on the market almost every case has the non expensive pulling mechanism designed from one ribbon like string enforced with small leather square sewed in on the end of the ribbon.
But after about 2 months of using the phone, the real trouble started. First of all the FRONT MASK just broke. And no I did not drop the phone, I did not press it in my bag or anything like that. It just cracked.
Than after one week of that incident, I started noticing that the whole system was getting slower and slower. And suddenly this “application error” message started showing up even on the basic functions like trying to make a call.
There might also be a problem with the proximity sensor or something because so far on maybe 10 different occasions the phone just “died” after ending a call. I mean the screen stays black, no button reacts, not even the “power off” on the top of the phone. The only thing that helps is to open the phone and take out the battery for a few seconds and start it. This is not a good thing especially if you are in a hurry, or walking, or driving.
 I think I’ll soon start regretting my choice of handset.
i bought my unit in dubai mall.,my only question is that why the camera is easy in taking picture but slow when saving in memory, is it normal?
I am a user of this mobile set, excellent shape with low weight in black colour, gr8 technical specs to meet today's requirement,rich feature set except front facing camera, nice display and screen size.
Overall very nice handset, camera is v.gud
how to get a large image from d cam of dis mobile??? in mobile its large but when connected to pc the image is too small.. do i need to change settings.. plz let me knw wt to do
For those that are into emulators such as the psx and n64 emulators. I found wiimote from the market works wonders with the n64oid and psx4oid emulators.
Wiimote allows you to pair and use the wii remote as well as the classic wii controller to the arc s.
So you can have the phone conected to your hd tv via the cable and then play your emulated games with the wii remote or classic controller.
Is it possible to surf the internet at the same time, making a phone call. It's possible with I phones I wonder if it's possible with other operating system, like androids, symbians windows, Thanks!
Anonymous, 04 Apr 2012Whenever I get a call or I am makig a call, I see thet Airtel network goes down, see yellow ic... morehey ganesh u need not have to restart or remove ur sim if u get tat yellow alert..insterd u jus turn on airplane mode wait for 10-15 seconds and turn off everythin will be fine....
Very good handphone i just say,,,,,,,,but why u don't have front camera.?????
Check here for the Themes of ARC S
ehunt.easy.my, 06 Apr 2012Nope, the silver platting wont fade out. it a great phone and im using it when it 1st release ... moreWill the silver plating remain good even if i dont use a back cover/casing?
Will it get too many scratches or will it crack if i dont use a back cover/casing?
Cuz the phone looks stunning and I really do not want to use that bulky casing
its a pretty fast phone even though its doesnt have a dual core processor. not sure if it will be able to handle the high graphic games that'll come out in 2012. Also, the three physical buttons are in a really awkward position and it is difficult to reach them at times. The Camera quality is great and the display is awesome.
I just needed to know if the built quality is good enough to walk around without back covers/casings (Like Strong HTC Phones).
I also needed to know the max overclocked speed of this device via rooting (and will it help a great deak if you overclock).
i bought it yesterday and i was amazed with its fast browsing.
but it must ask for pin code for every sim is it normal or only in my country?
Dear Friends, in our region it is still GSM (2G), where Arc S works very fast as compare to any dual core smartphone. Hence it is the best I must say.