I have this for few weeks...my observations:
Fine nutral color screen ( no blue tint like amoled )
Rich, vivid and bright but natural.
Excellent touch and fluid.
Superb sound quality with high q speaker.
Good loudness and zing.
Best digicam among all camera phones..with great color and detail. unmatched.
Nice videocam and excel video playback.
Very slim and light...looks to kill.
GREAT pricing..u cannot get anything even close to this price.
Almost perfect phone.
EISA AWARD FOR BEST MOBILE PHONE. 2011-12
hey guys i have this phone and believe me its really awesome i was having nokia c7 before i have the arc s its really different the arcs s so much better even i compare the camera with the iphone 4s and its much better i would to say in the end of my opinion its the best phone in the world till nw >>
obai, 27 Jan 2012i love my sony ericsson arc s, done updating 4.0.2.A.0.62Boss I'd like to update the phone to ics. How can I get it updates, cos updates planned to come by end of march 2012 !!!
I have this phone for more than a couple'a'weeks. My idea of a gadget is to use to its core. I have some goods and bads of this phone.
Lets come to the Bad part first. I don mean bad but appeared ODD or anowing.
The phone's Battery, for the first couple a days out of box the phones battery was not so compromising but as I had it on continous use I looks OK. it lasts full day in good use, some games, music and a couple'a'videos. It looks like the phone charges so quick and also sometimes it discharges quick too.
Next comes the Video player. The phone by default does not play avi files and also the full HD 1080p videos. Lets discuss about it further cos i have a lot of good things also about this.
Camera Quality. While comparing other camera phones this looks really awesome. but one non compromising fact is that in low light the pics get a litte noise, which does not look so good when pinched to zoom. And obviously a second cam could have given it an awesome look, atleast a VGA eye. Another small thing that can be a bit better on the phone's camera is that it has not got so much compromising Wide angle although it has a high end snapper.
While playing HD games, the phone's top back looks a bit HOT, I mean it becomes more than WARM, which is actually not annoying as the chips and the processor is there but its not so comfortable as its not warm, but MORE than warm.
Hand grip of the phone is a bit compromising but a bit slippery and feels a but freaky to hold the phone sometimes as we think that we may let it fall off. And for users who actually take great care of their phones definetely will prefer a bumper case on it although it may bring down the looks of the sleek and stylish design.
Well lets stop yelling at this phone and start praising it cos its got lots to do so.
Asleek design will grab your attraction by its first look. Comparing with an Iphone4 or 4s, the phone looks so stylish with its inward curvy back of the phone.
Its 4.2" screen is one awesome factor on the phone, Its bravia engine works for its design. For example you snap a pic on the phone and tranfer it to yor PC, It actually looks so good on your phone than your laptop screen.
While coming to the HD videos, although the phone cannot play 1080p videos, the 720p looks awesome, Once again the bravia engine plays one fine role on the gadget. the picture contrast ratio looks so awesome while compared to a larger LCD TV this one is perfect. And the HDMI out is also has a compromising quality output.
While coming to the HD gaming. The phone does not hesitate to GAME with us. It is so cool playing the GTA 3, NFS shift, ASPHALT 6. but as I said before the phone gets a bit hot while playing HD videos and HD games for a long time.
Lets come to the music. The player is good. the high Quality music is so awesome through the phone and the Head phones, but the phone's head phones lag a bit of BASS in it, but seems OK. The loud speaker is also has a good sound Quality and Quantity what I mean, its loud enough, but when the phone lies on a matress the sound is too low as it closes the speaker's mouth.
USB on the go can be used to connect a fladh drive to the phone directly, you can also connect another phone through the data cable and can transfer literally what ever. This function also enables the phone to connect itself a MOUSE to it. Although this is a feature the adapter is NOT in the box. but you can get it easily.
As the older nokia phones this phone also has a useful specification, the CHARGER. You can actually use the native SE charger with the micro USB, also you can use a newer NOKIA, SAMSUNG chargers also, that makes it easy.
Having a strap on the phone held in your hand makes you more comfortable and confident that you will not let your phone to the ground.
Coming back to the snapper, it has an awesome quality of photo capture, the low light photos actually are good.
One Good idea to save the battery on the phone if you just use the phone for a SNAPPER and SPEAK. You can turn off the following Background data transfer, Data roaming, notify for free WIFI, GPS, display brightness and time out and kinda stuff that actually bring up the battery backup on standby. you can also get good applications on the android market to turn off these and save your battery on the phone.
The phone is so sleek that you'll love it on its first look. mine is a pure white one. it looks gorgeous. I wonder how such a powerful performer with the 1.4ghz processor and an 8 mpx snapper would be made to fit in the sleek design.
The performance of the phone is one more awesome thing on it. you run any application it will never lag. It actually starts the application within micro sec's. but I'm not so compromised about the multi tasking feature, which is far better on a lower end SYMBIAN architecture.
If you are planning for a good high end phone with a better performance and a rich styish looks, definetely I'd recommend this phone, although it has some flaws here and there they DO NOT impact the phones performance or your wonderful 'XPERIA'NCE.
Thanks for reading this review and please leave a feed back. Happy XPERIA'ncing ARC S guys.
Anonymous, 27 Jan 2012does it have whats app?yes it has whatsapp you can downnload it anytime from the android market ... its one of the best smartphones so far !!
gsmarena cost is 240 euro, it means price in India should be around 15,650/-, but in Flipkart.com its 28,000/-, why every phone is being sold in higher price in India?
Avantika, 24 Jan 2012Hi.. just want to know about sony xperia arc s ,,
Its a good phone or bad????
I want to buy ... morehey ...well the phone is awesome ..its an absolute beauty .. but lacks front cam
for more info ..ask specific questions :)
Avantika, 24 Jan 2012Hi.. just want to know about sony xperia arc s ,, Its a good phone or bad???? I want to buy ... morethis phone is really BAD, well its the the opposite, for me what i mean of BAD its awesome ! ! this phone is so cruel !
this is the most amazing phone i saw in this range of price.so beautiful and lots of abilities.i will say no to Samsung and HTC. didn't belive sony ericsson can be this amasing.this phone changed my mind and thoughts .i bought it.
Sajal, 25 Jan 2012Someone would like to help me plz How can I sign out from Facebook application in this mobile... morepress the option button on the lower left corner when you are on the main page of fb application then click logout...I also have xperia arc s...Very Good Phone...:p