I just bought this phone and was new to Android so i got some questions bout it..
-is there a difference between LT18a vs. LT18i?? which is better??
-is there a way to view the phone specs. as far as processor info./speed. etc.
-does this phone support themes like the ones that change the actual icons or how the android software works.. (i've seen it on android ver. 2.2 in LG optimus) is it also possible in this phone??
Thanks in advanced.. ^_^.
guys i got the arc S , and its a mean machine...was uploading a few pictures on facebook , and the phone started heating up....theoretically it means work is been done, but is it something to be concerned about????
How to send SMS for a particular number (which is not part of my contact)? I do not want to add the number as my contact, as it is only one-time SMS, and it is not advisable to add the number as one of my contact.
the rate of xperia arc s is 8.4 where is it on the list of gsmarena current rankings?????????????????????????????
DandyBoy, 11 Dec 2011I'm experiencing heat up problem whenever I access internet on my SE Xperia Arc S but I alread... moreIf you already build the 4.0.2.A.0.42 and replacing with the wifi , yet the phone still gets heat up, let try to use Application task killer to off some unused applications when u just start the phone. Other thing let try to restart the phone when it is heat up. Hope this helps for the heat up problem.
Can anyone please help me decide? 2 weeks ago, i've decided to buy a Samsung Galaxy W cuz of its affordable price (P16,000=$360) and good specs. Before, I didn't consider Xperia Arc S cuz I checked at a SE store and it's price was P21,000 ($477). But then I found out that the price was significantly lower if I buy somewhere else (P18,000=$409). I would like to ask if this is a better buy than the Galaxy W in terms of gaming and web browsing or not? How's the battery when in heavy use per day and can it run #D games smoothly? Thanks in advance!
wtf.....? without a secondary camera at this high price its not good at all... they should have the responsibility to include a secondary camera even in the updated version.....!!!!
my arc s will be a good collection.. if these two company separate.. there will be no Sony Ericsson in the future..
Anonymous, 10 Dec 2011in 2012 their will be no sony ericsson brand phones it will just be sony so y buy if the brand... moreIt was suspected that Xperia Arc HD (a.k.a. Nozomi) to be released early next year will be the last phone with a branding of "Sony Ericsson" as Sony & Ericsson's break up will not be finalized until June 2012 (according to the reports). However, it's great to note that "SONY" will concentrate only on smartphones and no more feature phones (like Apple & HTC).
Anonymous, 10 Dec 2011If gsm arena only mentioned about 3d panorama in neo V and Arc S on their specification pages,... moreThank u bro.... thanks for ur information..... i should go for NEO now.... 8Mp cam and 8GB memory...
I'm experiencing heat up problem whenever I access internet on my SE Xperia Arc S but I already have Build number 4.0.2.A.0.42. I switch on "WCDMA only" everytime I access internet for faster connection. What else do you do to avoid heat up problem? thanks
Just bought the Arc S about 4 days ago.
What was included in my box is different from the GSMArena review. They were correct in region specific boxing. For my region (SE Asia) we got 16GB Micro SD (looks like class 8, cant tell from the sign) and the Mini HDMI to HDMI cable. (Definitely much better than that pouch thing).
Quick usage review: Coming from the Samsung Galaxy Ace, this thing totally knocks its socks off. Very zippy. Home screens flow w/ no problem. Battery does drain if you aren't too careful w/ your usage. (Coming from both the OG Droid/Milestone and the Ace, definitely got some experience). To have maximum usage I placed the phone into 2G mode (GSM mode) and used wifi when available (AND turning it off after use).
An interesting note, THERE IS auto brightness (hidden from user selection). But since SE removed the power controller in the Arc S. I downloaded my usual replacement, the Widgetsoid2.x app. And the option is there. However it is very obvious when the phone changes brightness. It would sit at each preset brightness for a second before going to the next.
The screen is wonderful, especially since I have large hands. Typing is fine. Watching videos is surperb. Gaming is doable. (But nothing like the graphic extensive) But for powerhouse gaming, I have an Asus EeePad, which totally rocks as it can use PS3 controllers for games.
Overall, build quality is good. I purchased the white one and quickly purchased a jelly case (Capdase) which included a screen protector as well. (Good buy) The Power button as said in the review is annoying, and the other Hardware keys are a pain sometimes but overall, I guess its just getting used to it.
I did wish they put a front facing camera on the device. Oh well.
All in all, I enjoyed my purchase. Overall quick score: 4.5/5
AnonD-10618, 10 Dec 2011except Xperia Play ... :(Is that true... um, maybe the update software for PLAY's camera was meant to enhance the video rec resolution from 480p to 720p - dunno, however android 4.0 is about to come and sweep panorama will be there as a standard feature for camera.
in 2012 their will be no sony ericsson brand phones it will just be sony so y buy if the brand will be dead
shawon.nsu, 10 Dec 2011Thnkx..Is it??? R u sure about that??? then why they specifically identify only NEO V ? plz te... moreIf gsm arena only mentioned about 3d panorama in neo V and Arc S on their specification pages, maybe it is because from the day they were announced both phones already running android 2.3.4. However when the delayed models like active, neo and Xperia pro (known would be running 2.3.3 if they were released on schedule) hit the market recently, SE has upgraded the os version already out of the box. Hence these models also come with 3d sweep panorama feature.
Anonymous, 10 Dec 20113d sweep panorama works in all Xperia 2011 models running android 2.3.4except Xperia Play ... :(