I've had it for 4 years, it has fallen multiple times but only the cover broke a bit and this because I dropped it from 1.5 meters high on a rocky road. The screen is intact. Only disadvantage is that it has started to freeze sometimes and has no more space for apps, since the apps keep upgrading and need more space and some of them don't even get stored in memory card. I will keep having it though for a year or so, then I'll go for an iPhone 6 and hopefully it will cost less by then. :)
i've got this phone for more than 4 years. This is a good phone very hard to break. it fall a lot of time, but always working good now. Low spec indeed but do the work. You will hate this phone if you keep using offical rom. Root it, install a CM rom, and the xperia arc got a second life. Really. I use knightly KitKat, Rooted, ext-sd for more internal space.
have been using it for 3 years now. if you need a good looking phone for calling, internet browsing, then this is a great choice. have dropped it several times, just recently it did fly out my pocket while running - no cracks, nothing. it doesnt even scratch. the internal memory though is poor. you can play games but nothing big. recently i have this problem that i cannot connect to my wifi router. although my arc s is pretty much in perfect condition, i think it is time for an upgrade.
Anonymous, 06 Nov 2015ericson product sucks i won't advice u 2 buy dis rubbish product it hangs/freeze alwaysYou do know that this device is well over 4 years old, right? Look at the specs!
Xperia Overlay is a beautiful ROM, try it guys and let us know how it went. Drop your comments well.
Believe me, there is only one best rom for this arc s.
Number 1 ROM: Xperia Â™ Overlay OTA.
Based on: Xperia Z3 4.4.4.
I am using this ROM and is WoW. What a good stable and fast.
ericson product sucks i won't advice u 2 buy dis rubbish product it hangs/freeze always
The most beautiful phone I've ever seen and used. New Sony phones all are ugly.
The best phone ever with Mike s android KitKat 4.4.4 CM11.
Everything is fast. Wifi is good.
Stable and good battery life .
Im very happy with Arc S .
The fastest and stable rom with no bugs is Super Jelly Bean 8.0 (4.1.2) with SuperFusion kernel.
And move all apps to sdcard with link2sd plus (ext2 2gb)
Good phone low ram however but still better then a lot of other phones nice screen camera at the time isn't bad better then average as some shots r pretty cr%%
Internet data its a killer with very fast again compared to a few other brands only wish as below it would be rooted correctly to remove the apps the phone struggles with it running just one two apps at a Time graphics r lush tho. Don't believe these should be selling so high and I actually believe phones that r more poor construction r more popular. Use this until u get your hands on a Z3/Z4/ or Z5
I love this Phone .
Whith 4.4.4 CM11 is very good performance en stable.
Tiki, 25 Sep 2015Does anyone have a solution to moving things from phone memory to SD Card?
i.e. Music, Photos... moreInstall Lucky patcher it will help you move app from internal memory to Sd card
Root permission needed in this method.
I love this Phone .
Lollipop 5.1.1 cm12.1 is very good performance and no laggy.
Kai, 05 Oct 2015How to upgrade the android to a higher versionUnlock your bootloader.
flash it .
Search internet how to do.
MurtiE, 30 Sep 2015A really good phone. Android 4.4.4 KitKat CM 11. battery is also good. No problems.How to upgrade the android to a higher version