[deleted post]Depend on the users. Most of all Arc S users don't care much about front camera and that's why they get this phone. Think.
bawb, 05 Dec 2011i would choose galaxy nexus reasons: android 4.0 HD resolution 1.2 ghz du... moreIf you have the money, there's no denying for Galaxy Nexus. Not comparable at all with this Arc S as it a lot cheaper.
i would choose galaxy nexus
reasons: android 4.0
1.2 ghz dual core cpu
1 gb ram
a better design (my opinion)
best smartphone at the moment
1080 p video resolution
316 ppi pixel density and 4.65 inches screen
it's a well design but have to improve a secondary cemera.a su.per thing is that it's upgradable up to 4.0 ice creme sandwich version....cool device..............
Hossein, 04 Dec 2011I have a question...which one is better? N 9 ....Arc S or galaxy nexous ...tell me your reasons!!!get Arc s its pocket size LED TV
I LOVE this Mobile ! I have won it from Sony Ericsson On Facebook so i got it white and the camera is just .. wow ! I recommend ANYONE to get it :) !
Design and Feel
Running at a resolution of 854 x 400 with mobile bravia technology the reality display screams quality whilst being squeezed into an incredibly thin arc body. The design is amazing however this is not with its gripes; the power button and camera button are tiny and recessed into the bottom making them rather awkward. Nevertheless this doesn’t take away from the fact that it still has all this plus an hdmi port on such a fine device.
Sony have done little with their UI customisations, this is a sure cry from HTC’s Sense and Motorola’s Blur. The touches it has done are nice and welcome but are in line with what android offers already.
Your welcomed into the device with Sony Ericson’s time scape on the screen, it’s nice to see this finally have an upgrade what was once clunky and a waste screen space can now be useful and with the ability to add further extensions a great way to manage your screen.
Unfortunately screen space is an issue on this device. With the device limited to 5 home screens it is very easy to fill them up especially considering that unlike the HTC and Samsung UI enhancements, the Sony Ericsson does not have quick settings in the notification bar though in doing so you will find at least one of your screens will be taken up with widgets that could easily have been placed in the notification bar.
Sony’s media enhancements are most welcome; they have put a real effort in making social network integration pain free rather than being obtrusive. With the option to discover music and videos through the built in media player, with the ability to use the “like” function to share music yourself.
The camera UI has been enhanced with several features 3D and 2D panorama, Burst shot, Scene mode, touch to focus and many more. Combine this with the brilliant low light camera Exmor R this takes brilliants photos all day and night long.
Final thing of the UI is the overview mode which when pinch the screen brings all your widgets together which you are able to shake the screen and tap on the widgets to jump to the screen they are on. Its nice novel way to get around and good to see Sony aren’t following the crowd on this one, still not as polished as it can be.
It is really difficult to see any changes to this browser over the stock, this isn’t a bad thing as the android stock browser is fantastically quick, but some useful features like an overview of bookmarks or open windows and no gestures wouldn’t go a miss.
Still it’s your basic browser with adobe flash support. There is plenty of other alternatives to opera mini and dolphin HD that could work as alternatives, though this will do.
The real talking point of this device is the much talked about Exmor lens in the camera of this device. With aperture of f2.4 this phone takes stunning photos in low lights and videos as well. Manufacturers are finally realising that sticking a good lens on is better than placing more megapixels. This camera is no n8 beater but there is not much out there that can compare with this. Pictures taken by the device are truer in colour to their original selves compared to that of many others which tend to have over saturated colours to give the impression of better quality.
Videos taken are great coming out at 30fps at 720p which means that videos are crystal clear and would look right at home on your TV straight from the phone. At present even with the boast in processor the device is unable to do full 1080p which is not too good considering others have managed it with good results. It’s not essential but it would be nice to have it.
Battery life on the device is really good, considering you have the mobile bravia engine and reality display sapping the strength from the battery. You easily will get between 1 and days with half brightness more if you drop it and less if you up it.
Welcome back to the top Sony Ericsson, this device is just short of fantastic. Sony has really cleaned up their ideas with their latest line-up with their devices receiving more updates for features rather than bug fixes than any other device out there. The developers are just on fire.
The camera is amazing and you can see why even apple are using a Sony lens, when it comes to camera few can top them these days.
This device is on par with the AMO-LED Plus. Screen of the Samsung galaxy s2 the brightness and colour reproduction just can’t be beaten.
720p unfortunately is not enough these days to be considered high end. The widgets for the quick functions are a bit clunky.
The slim phone also means that you have tiny buttons, with the most obvious being the power button. It is in odd location due to the arc of the body and could be placed on the side to a lot easier.
Final opinion is at the price this device is going £299 in some places this device is absolute bargain for the software and hardware that is inside and with Sony promising ice cream sandwich in the first quarter of 2012 the device is future proof for now.
It’s also worth noting that with Sony buying Ericsson share out, the device should receive more upgrades aligning it more closely with Sony.
Last week I got Xperia Arc S. Awesome phone. Look nice in whilte. and love to use it.
I bought in India Rs.28,500
After waiting long time i bought Sony Xperia Arc S.
And this is my best phone ever...
Now I am Happy....
This device is most popular but some feature like os have to upgradable up to 3.0 honeycomb & one more thing have to improve the look of this device in that black color,silver bcuz silver is a best color for this device it's also look like a stylish device.In that nov month lg lunch a very cool device so we r also expeting lots of cool device from sony.i hope sony lunch a cool device like Android ice-cream version........We r waiting for new device......
Hey guys...what about the low internal memory? Is it possible to move all aplications to the sd card or just some of them? And what if the ICS will leave us less free internal memory?
Nickiey, 03 Dec 2011hi, i need some of your opinion on which should i choose if it is between arc s and samsung i9... moreArc S definitely! Lot of features and better hardware, despite the low internal memory. But that is not a problem, as you can move your apps to SDcard. :)
holler, 05 Dec 2011please, can you guys tells me the true about this phone ? caused am totally confused. 1) can ... moreCompare to others Xperia phone, this is the one with the better battery life. You can easily get 2-3 days without heavy usage and 1.5-2days with heavy usage. Its a little above average for a smartphone battery life. Do not to worry. :)
First of all I've always loved Sony Ericsson's phones... Had the v600, t650, X8 and now surrended my self to this sexy powerful smartphone.
I can just say this phone fast as hell, and I really don't think it needs a dual core processor to beat the galaxy s 2. Is far more sexy and it's design innovates the smartphone industry. In portuguese operator TMN, they had the funny offer. The Arc for +/- 450€ and the Arc S for 299€ (stupid isn't)... So I bought a better phone for less 150€.
Huge camera, beautiful bravia led display, fast cpu and internet acess... For me, the best top smartphone out There... Thanks SE and course... TMN!!!
please, can you guys tells me the true about this phone ? caused am totally confused.
1) can you guys tell me the true about the BATTERY with heavy browsing, just only the browsing ? pls
2) Or you guys should tell me the one that have very good battery among sonyericsson xperia. please am looking forward from you guys.
3) Cause the money is with me,, I don't want to buy wrong phone. Thanks
I have a question...which one is better? N 9 ....Arc S or galaxy nexous ...tell me your reasons!!!
ANil, 03 Dec 2011Xperia Arc S is already launched and MRP is 32k.Where n which place..give me the address
JHOY, 04 Dec 2011which is better? the arc s or the xperia neo?Both have similar specs, only 2 major differences
Arc S has 1,4 Ghz processor while Neo only 1 Ghz
Arc S has 4,2 inch screen while Neo only 3,7 inch
But, the price is also quite different, in Indonesia Neo is around 300 US$ while Arc S is 400+ US$ ^^