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Sony Ericsson Xperia arc Preview

0. phoneArena posted on 13 Jan 2011, 09:44

Officially introduced at CES 2011, the Sony Ericsson Xperia arc represents the next big thing in the manufacturer's line-up. Sony Ericsson seems to be learning from its mistakes, as the handset comes not only with breathtaking design and hardware, but finally with the latest version of Android – 2.3 Gingerbread – right out of the box...

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posted on 13 Jan 2011, 10:28

1. Rizky (unregistered)

Too bad the display still less stunning than Super Amoled series, if only Arc use S amoled it might can save more power too since S amoled turn off the pixel when showing black colour (as we can see from comparison)

posted on 13 Jan 2011, 12:25

2. markogin (unregistered)

I love it but..... all these bells and whisles and no front face camera?? What the........

posted on 13 Jan 2011, 12:28

3. markogin (unregistered)

I am always looking for unlocked android phones with support of AT&T + Euro 3G network. I hope this phone will have all that....like the Nokia N8. Does anybody know about these specs? It always seems one dfficult thing to find out for sure.


posted on 13 Jan 2011, 22:19

4. Monkuttan (unregistered)

no front camera,What is this .its definitely a failure for a high end phone like this.It is even available in X10 mini

posted on 13 Jan 2011, 23:03

5. blke (unregistered)

to Monkuttan

There is no front camera in mini pro eighter. But still I'm glad I have one, as it's cheap and comfortable.

posted on 14 Jan 2011, 00:51

6. 000 (unregistered)

nice phone..............goin to buy it when it is out..........

posted on 14 Jan 2011, 02:36

7. Wardski (unregistered)

Nice but no...

WTF? only 278Mb ROM? Did I just read that correctly or just have a brain fart?

Even the Dell Streak has 2Gb of ROM for apps....

posted on 14 Jan 2011, 09:57

8. Pacebutlercorp (unregistered)

Excited to see the phone in action and how it performs on whatever network it will be on. Thanks for the review.

posted on 15 Jan 2011, 07:20 1

9. ggf.2 (unregistered)

480x854 RULES!

posted on 19 Jan 2011, 12:27

12. ggf.2 (unregistered)

for the person that made this a 'bad comment', what i meant was the screen resolution. unlike most other phones (including all htc,all lg android and all samsung) with WVGA display is 480x800. All WVGA motorola + SE android phones have FWVGA(480x854) phones, which makes it good to watch videos.

posted on 17 Jan 2011, 16:41

10. portuguese guy (unregistered)

cool phone, do u guys know, when the xperiax10 mini pro 2, will be available.

posted on 19 Jan 2011, 11:54

11. pepe_le_piu (unregistered)

Be aware of the following:

Sony Ericsson has stated it will not release Android upgrades for the Xperia line. If you purchase a SE Arc, there is no way of knowing if down the line they will do the same to that handset.

Citing Markus, the SE rep who moderates the Facebook SE forums:

"We have not had pre-decided tactics to wait as long as possible to let our users know that we are not going to give Froyo to our X10 phones or X8.
I can assure you that there was no decision taken to not go beyond 2.1 before these phones was released on the market."

So, a word of warning if you are considering a SE Arc: You could be hung out to dry if you purchase any new Android Smartphone from SE.

posted on 20 Feb 2011, 19:46

19. Mrp (unregistered)

Hmm...i have seen this exact same comment on several websites from this user....having checked various facebook forums for the X10 and Xperia range I find this to be, put bluntly, untrue. SE have made a commitment to ensuring all their handsets are using the newest and most up to date Android versions as quickly as possible. I think this chap may have had a bad experience somewhere down the line!

posted on 23 Jan 2011, 01:44

13. PatchyPatch (Posts: 1; Member since: 05 Jan 2011)

OMG! You people crying about "No Front Facing Cameras"....this is 2011 NOT 1995! Get over it!

posted on 27 Jan 2011, 17:03

17. Bert (unregistered)

I fully agree, this whole facechat crap is really annoying.
I don't want to look at someone's face while talking on the phone.

posted on 23 Jan 2011, 09:54

14. rickrollshah (Posts: 2; Member since: 23 Jan 2011)

Been thinking about getting this. I have a bunch of phones. Have a Sony Ericsson phone which is good, so maybe will get this.

Also got an HTC Phone, Windows Phone, Samsung, LG, Motorola. I got a Bunch of them.

Will see. Might not get it.

posted on 23 Jan 2011, 09:55

15. rickrollshah (Posts: 2; Member since: 23 Jan 2011)

I have a Nokia phone too

posted on 02 Feb 2011, 22:18

18. duhh (unregistered)

i got a nokia too. u're point exactly?
or u're just wanna brag about the "look-at-me-i-have-a-lot-of-phones". seriously. get over it.

posted on 25 Jan 2011, 04:04

16. Pavel (unregistered)

i think Author did not understand that mobile bravia engine of reality display works just when you watching pictures or video.So Viewing angles of displays is not completely true!)

posted on 01 Mar 2011, 03:18

20. Umair Riaz (unregistered)

I Love the display and design of this phone which is just fantastic but the only thing i hate is its interface which is ugly and funny looking ,,, Anyways this is a good looking phone ,,, well done SonyEricsson

posted on 06 Apr 2011, 07:48

21. val31910 (unregistered)

hello guys does anybody have a comment regarding the battery life of SE Experia arc??im planning to buy this phone this week end..anybody pls tell me if the battery is ok or not..i have my windows phone LG optimus 7 and i regret buying it...so im planning to go back to SE maybe..

posted on 11 Apr 2011, 08:48

24. Musthafa (unregistered)

great phone and great features from sony ericsson again..this phone and Xperia Neo Avaible for Pre-Order at just Rs. 1000http://t.co/kNbSqCu
This is the good news for Indians only!

posted on 21 Apr 2011, 08:46

26. Marian (unregistered)

Guys I am going to buy this telephone, but I found rewiews on antoher sites, which has bad opinion about the hd cam recording. Does anybody have some experience with this please? Thank you.

posted on 10 Jun 2011, 15:42

27. LOL16LOL (unregistered)

Guys u dont know what are u writing about this phone! Do u know how perfect this phone is ! You maybe haven`t got an idea

posted on 02 Sep 2011, 19:01

28. huh? (unregistered)

Phonearena is run by Apple fanboys? Still saying iphone's display better than more ADVANCED displays? Is like telling people some manufacture's LCD TV is so much better than everyone else's LED TV! I bet when apple intro a OLED screen, these folks will say apple's OLED screen is the best. How Stupid!

posted on 08 Sep 2011, 10:31

29. vipul aggarwal (unregistered)

M using xperia arc n its a great phone to have in ur hands,great design great looks n evrything but really desperate for front facing camera...n also of its low ram memory wich causes it to hang wen downloading a bunch of apps...wish it cud have dese problems fixed else its d great n stylish sony phone with much happening features:-)

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