Why SE keeps making glossy phones? It's not a quality, it's not nice. A shiny phone doesn't make a good impression. Looks cheap. At least the back side could be like Samsung Ace, also helping not to slip on the surface when you put it down. I guess SE doesn't want to sell :D they don't mind their market share. They will end like Alcatel.
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i wouldn't mind dual core but no seconday camera, no ram upgrade... aargh..
you can not compare the sony with samsung, sony made ​​with an elagant design. I think if sony=honda samsung=hyundai, so specify your choice.
Less internal mem, no secondary camera and still not a dual core processor.
Oh Sony, you're supposed to up the scale, not lower it...
I love my Arc but I was expecting the Arc S to be Arc Super not Arc Slightly Better.
I love SE phones, I love android and i also love straigth phones with a physical qwerty keyboard and SE ain't interested in producing such phones 4rm wat w'ev seen. Sad!
Now just need Secondry Camera..........with secondry camera its best phone in whole market.......its my opinion....just check it.....:)
I owned HTC, samsung android phone and really really want to try out Sony but they kept making phone with old CPU, low ram no secondary, super slow in releasing the phone. I think Sony will have a better quality but have to give me something good to compare with others.
SE has yet to jump into the dual-core bandwagon when quad-core is just about to roam free. But they do have good cameras and nice designs. I think they cater for style more than performance in many regards though! But still, spec-wise, this is a big joke when compared to what you're getting for the money from other brands.
To everyone comparing this to the samsung galaxy S 2.
the xperia arc S isn't supposed to compete with it. It's just a minor update until the release of the xperia duo.
Comparing it specs-wise, it obviously loses. But not everything on paper is believable. The g xperia arc ran gingerbread much smoother than some of the dual core droids out there. It also has style and beauty n its side. The fact is that it can run every application very well. It can multitask beautifully and performs fantastically. Obviously, apps will be developed to tap into the super dual cores. But that will only bring a change in graphics. Youtube videos upto 480p played smoothly. On a smartphone screen, that is enough to watch peacefully. And none of the other smartphones out there in its league have a camera button. This, I believe is a major factor. Lack of a secondary camera is a bit disappointing. But its something i can get over. I would love to buy this if its price is reasonable.
Awesome fone.... and i m buying it by end of this month... sony ericsson u r rocking guys
Well!! sonyEricsson The best mobile manufacture because of there designes and it's practical they put the quality in their parts cameras, headphones, screens"Barvia Engine "
SE Aim toward Quality not quantity like samsung " with their 1.4 dual core" what is the befit of dual core and Android can't take the advantage of it just consuming much power and make your handest dead withen 2 hours !!
and stupid Nokia " with million of dozens of handsets "
the only one share the same concept is Apple " i Phone"
SE not that stupid to provide a handest with 2.3.4 with low memory
but sorry SE the only thing i didn't like is that the front camera!!
apol, 16 Sep 2011yes you can make video calls with itwith rear camera lol