Owner for over 2 years, since its launch. Have it upgraded to ICS since its release and i can say i have no lags, no problems. Dough, it lacks some of the "useful" ram when multitasking (eg, browser and navigation or so), otherwise goes good. Putting into settings>dev.options>limit processes, i manage to have up to 180-200mb of free ram, dough multitasking is worse since limiting the number of processes. Yet, it is still very great phone, with awesome camera and design, as suits for a, now former, Xperia flagship. Im very satisfied with it and i will probably just change mask, and proceed with using it, as normal user.
Hope Sony will update to 4.4 Kitkat because the arc s have a 512 mb of ram. :)
Faisal, 31 Oct 2013Plz help me. How to root my Arc s?????? I have no idea about it.
thers a version. you can't root it lt18a
you can only root lt18i
Faisal, 31 Oct 2013Plz help me. How to root my Arc s?????? I have no idea about it. Visit http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2219711
meskalin, 29 Oct 2013Good phone but there are some things which destroyed the whole experience.
1. Scratch resis... moreOn the other hand you can break free of GB and still have a good experience with 3rd party ROMs such as FXP and LegacyXperia (just don't go for the 10.2) -- it really is that much better than stock ICS.
Right now I have LXP 10.1 running very well on the Arc S (it's JB 4.2). Not bad for a phone with such limited hardware (remember this phone was a refresh of an older model, with just an adjusted CPU frequency).
Good phone but there are some things which destroyed the whole experience.
1. Scratch resistant glass is not so great because you get scratches easily. (well there is only fabricated layer of plastic which is not enough to protect the phone screen).
2. Biggest disadvantage for such good phone is lack of RAM memory which is only 512 and in real its 150+/- RAM available for applications witch is way to small.
And GB "Gingerbread" as OS version is the only one that gives phone responsibility, when you update to ICS 4.04 it makes your phone such lag that its not useable because only 512 RAM. Phone takes more ram and than you are left with less ram for applications so after you put viber for instance your phone get to 50 free RAM and its painful laggy dead end.
I have arc s,i love this phone but i have only one problume which i can't handle .
this phone corups sd card,my 8gb corupted,4gb corupted. .i scans but it does not helps again corupts my cards,any one can solve my this problume plz
Ahsz, 23 Oct 2013As i turn my xperia arc on by pressing power button, thr appear logo of SONY af first and then... moretry to use the sony update service to update your firmware. it happen to me previously, then i just re update the firmware and it fix it.
Anonymous, 18 Oct 2013I've been using this phone for 2 years now and seeing other comments,about the internal memory... morepls, i need you to give me easy guide and help me on how to root my own sony xperia arc s as you av rooted yours cos av been having problem rooting it myself.
As i turn my xperia arc on by pressing power button, thr appear logo of SONY af first and then it turn restart and continue doing it. I'm worried about it. please guide me.
i liked this phon very very much because firstly i like this slim white body so cute
\and its is so besaram set in android if it has gone hang it will automatically recover after some time this the best features in this second my friend like this phon very much i love my sony xperia arc phon
I've been using this phone for 2 years now and seeing other comments,about the internal memory.. Don't get stuck on that! It's easy to root the phone and then be able to move any app on the sd card. I even upgraded my phone to ICS 4.0.4 and everything works great.
Hello. Go for Xperia Ultimate Hd5.1 rom, you will have plenty of internal memory.
The most irritating thing about this phone is its VERY VERY LIMITED internal memory. Don't be fooled by its ability to use an SD card to increase the memory, as once the internal memory is full, you can't add a good number of new applications to the phone, especially important ones that use the internal memory.
The next most irritating thing about this phone is a bunch of Facebook applications that are forced into the internal memory and clogging it up, thus effectively preventing you from getting new apps that depend on the internal memory. This is especially irritating to non-Facebook users like me!!! There are no less than EIGHT Facebook applications that Sony forces into the system!!! These are 1. Facebook, 2. Facebook CalendarSync, 3. Facebook Extension, 4. Facebook Notification Publisher, 5. Facebook Post Viewer, 6. Facebook Setup, 7. Friends' Games and Applications, 8. Friends' Music and Videos. Can you imagine that??? EIGHT applications... and you are not even a Facebooks user!!! This is EXTREMELY IRRITATING, especially since these apps clog up your memory and prevent you not only from getting new apps, but updating those you already have!!! Obnoxiously, these unwelcome apps keep wanting to update themselves (good God!!!) and telling you that you do not have enough (internal) memory on your phone!!! This is like rubbing the proverbial salt into your wounds!!! This is too much!!! It is the height of irresponsibility on Sony's part. Of course, you could root your phone and get rid of these stupid and (to me) useless Facebook apps, but would you want to buy a phone if you are going to root it, thus voiding its warranty??? I have been using Ericsson phones ever since I started using mobile phones many years ago. But this is too much!!! I can't stand this any more, and that's the end of Sony for me!!!
I m going to buy arc S, I need you guys experience. Is it too bad about the internal memory issue? perhaps arc S still have a memory card right?
Internal memory is an issue.. I am unable to update many of my apps because it has "insufficient storage".the only way around this is to uninstall the whole app and start again! Other than that.... its a good phone. The internal memory issue seems a little short sighted by sony ericsson. Had phone for 18 months..
don't buy this phone if you want to download a lot of apps. i can barely download apps because it has a low internal memory. i only have facebook, youtube, stumbleupon, simple mp3 downloader, office suite and a few other apps that can't be transferred to my memory card. I mean, hello, I only have like 7 apps on my phone!! This phone is useless.