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Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S is priced at $564 (£350) in the UK with a ship date of September 26th

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Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S is priced at $564 (£350) in the UK with a ship date of September 26th
Surprisingly, UK retailer Clove Technology appears to be beating out expectations by bringing the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S to market much sooner than anticipated. When it was officially unveiled at IFA in Berlin last week, the refreshed Android powered smartphone was expected to hit shelves sometime in October.

Well, it appears that Clove UK plans on shipping out SIM-free units starting on September 26th – with a £350 ($564) price attached to it. With pre-orders for the handset available in either “pure white “ and “midnight blue” paint jobs, this handset will definitely turn some heads more with its upgraded hardware.

Specifically, it features a faster 1.4GHz single-core processor, which is deemed as to offer a 25% faster camera start-up time, 20% peppier web page rendering, and battery life that’s improved.

Therefore, if the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S is something you fancy, you might want to head on over to Clove UK’s web site to place a pre-order right now – so you can be the first on your block to show it off!

source: Clove UK via Android Central

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posted on 05 Sep 2011, 14:12

1. anirudhshirsat97 (Posts: 378; Member since: 24 May 2011)


the xperia arc is a very under valued phone, I have used it and frankly it was better than many dual core phone out there. Still specs are specs, with a dual core processor, this phone would have been just amazing.

posted on 05 Sep 2011, 23:31

5. HTCiscool (Posts: 449; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)


I agree, the xperia arc is easily the best single core phone on the market. And I would even take it over the Atrix.

posted on 06 Sep 2011, 03:13

6. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


Best single core android yes, but not better than the Wave s8500 ; )
don't know why, but it seems SE Xperia Arc is quite fast, in fact when i have tried it in the shops, the xperia arc has been faster than the Galaxy S2, wonder why ? : |

posted on 06 Sep 2011, 04:58

7. AKm (unregistered)


hey pete!

aren't you going a bit overboard with the bada thing. i've seen the browser on the wave 2. its crap.and no matter how beautiful you think it is, it cannot match the curves of the arc. the beauty of its style or the sexy camera on its back. i was super disappointed with the wave 3. expected something with a little more oomph rather than a galaxy s plus with bada. and btw....WP7 is way smoother than bada. even though its younger than it.

posted on 06 Sep 2011, 06:41

9. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


The only thing that is a bit annoying with the browser on the wave 2 is that the URL bar appears whenever you touch the screen, Apart from that the browser is really good. That problem has been fixed though with bada 2.0 and it has a better web browser.

The Arc does look nice with it's curves back, however the Wave 3 is one realy nice phone. In my opnion the Wave 3 design is nicer than the Arc.

When it comes to performance from the Wave 3. As of yet we don't know the RAM or the graphics processor. And we don't even know if it is a dual core or single core processor either, all we know is that it is a 1.4 ghz processor in the wave 3 (i know phonearena writes the wave has a single core processor, however Samsung has not said that in their press release. All they have said is that it is a 1.4 ghz processor, so it might be that the Wave 3 has a dual core processor after all).

And when it comes to smoothnes, i agree that WP7 is very smooth in its menu. However bada is just as smooth and fast as WP7. Especially alot of apps for WP7 are very laggy and not smooth, whereas apps for bada are fast and smooth. It is only WP7 itself that is fast, and that is not really anything amazing. Considering the simple UI of WP7 that does not require much processor power, and the lack of functions on WP7 makes it use even less processing power, it is no wonder that WP7 is fast.

When you consider all the functions bada has, and the really nice UI, bada is extremely fast.

posted on 06 Sep 2011, 09:27

11. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 801; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)


Design wise? the Wave 3 is better? I don't think so in my opinion. Not arguing here, we all have our own preference and our difference makes us unique. . . I still think Samsung should have continued the signature look of the Wave I & II on the Wave III which has a Diamond accent to it which I find very attractive. . .

posted on 06 Sep 2011, 11:00

13. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


Everyone has a different taste.
I personally think the Wave 3 looks much nicer than the Wave though.

posted on 06 Sep 2011, 10:49

12. AKm007 (Posts: 108; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)


lol, you think the wave 3 looks better than the arc? are you high or something? and your wave 3 is a single core because sammy doesnt want it to hurt the sales of the sgs2.

and you saying that its smooth? what world do you live in? WP7 might take time to load an app, but its transitions are really really well done. from the videos that i've seen, bada is just android with an other name. no matter what you call it, it brings nothing new to the table. it should have stuck with the wave I and II's design. this one looks totally out of place. and a 5mpx camera is laughable, no matter how good it is. this is the 8mpx generation and if Bada is going to attack the high end segment, i suggest they get better hardware.

posted on 06 Sep 2011, 11:05 1

14. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


the arc is nice, but i think the wave 3 looks a little nicer than the Arc. The Arc is waay to plasticy.

And you say bada brings nothing new to the table, have you seen a video of bada 2.0 recently ???????

I have watched loads of videos of bada 2.0, and i can tell you there are lots and lots of innovative features in bada 2.0. bada 2.0 use multitouch in a very innovative way in the UI for example.

If you want to create a folder, you simply go to edit mode and press two apps at the same time and you get a new folder.

And when it comes to processor.

I know PhoneArena has been saying that the Wave 3 has a single core proccessor.

THERE IS NO WAY PHONEARENA KNOWS THAT OFFICIALY, THAT IS JUST A ASSUMPTION !!!

In Samsung official press release, it says nothing if the processor is dual core or single core, all it says it that the processor is 1.4 ghz.

It might just be that the proccessor is dual core.

posted on 06 Sep 2011, 09:21

10. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 801; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)


The curve/Arc on the Xperia Arc when standing on its side looks similar to a Victoria's Secret model standing on it's side. . . :-D

posted on 05 Sep 2011, 15:26

2. JellyFish (unregistered)


will this phone support U.S T-Mobile 3G?

posted on 05 Sep 2011, 16:35

3. TechPsycho (banned) (Posts: 32; Member since: 05 Sep 2011)


@jellyfish Yes sure does catch any Tmob's signal, even any GSM carrier on planet earth. Go for it its gonna be one of the best androids

posted on 26 Sep 2011, 07:32

18. Prabha (unregistered)


Does This Mobile Have A Front Facing Camera??? :O

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 09:51

19. joms (unregistered)


it doesnt have front camera but you can make a video call via skype using the back camera! and what i like in this phone is no doubt the bravia = ) makes it the best phone in the universe of this time hahahahahah

posted on 17 Dec 2011, 05:27

20. ivanai (Posts: 1; Member since: 17 Dec 2011)


Please,if you have SE xperia arc S, tell me what are the things that you like about this phone and what you do not like?I want to buy it!
and tell me your opinion about battery ,because I don`t want to charge it every day especially when i am travelling- that can be a problem!

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