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Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S
2 May 2011
Excerpt: To call the Xperia Arc sleek and slim would be an understatement. One look and exclamations about its classic profile burst forth. An impossibly slim, tapering waistline and the winning combination of curves and angles that make devices like the HTC Desire HD (reviewed here ) and the original Xperia...
Pros: Stunningly slim and a nice contoured design, A radical upgrade over its predecessor, Keys and buttons are well laid out
Cons: Pricing on the high side for a single core Android phone, Interface and menus have their quirks, Battery life isn't as good as we'd expected
Summary: Sony refreshed its arc line-up at IFA 2011, with the company announcing the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S , a smartphone that has been given something of a speed injection – Sony is quoting speeds 25 per cent faster than its predecessor, the Sony Ericsson Arc.
Excerpt: The "S" smartphone naming convention has a lot to answer for. Having twice been used by Apple to indicate "Speed" and performance upgrades to its iPhone 3G and 4 handsets it has come to symbolise technical evolution, not revolution.
Pros: Slim, stylish, powerful and affordable Stunning camera Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade just around the corner
Cons: Build materials could be better No dual core processor
Summary: The Arc S doesn’t represent a significant upgrade from the Arc, so won’t be a compelling buy for owners of the original. And while it lacks some of the speed, features and endurance of other smartphones it is a slick-looking smartphone with a good camera and strong interface.
Pros: Camera is very fast, HDMI port can be useful
Cons: Battery needs to be a lot better, No front-facing camera, Physical buttons require determined finger presses, Performance can lag
Sony Ericsson XPERIA Arc S review: The XPERIA Arc S remains a nice phone, but doesn't offer enough improvements over the original model
Good Gear Guide.au
17 March 2012
Summary: The Sony Ericsson XPERIA Arc S is basically the XPERIA Arc with a faster processor, slightly upgraded software and an 'S' tagged onto the end of its name. It remains a good phone but its plagued by the same issues as its predecessor: that being disappointing build quality.
Pros: Distinctive, unique design, Excellent camera, Great screen
Cons: Tiny buttons, Disappointing build quality, Almost identical to original
Summary: Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc was one of the first top notch Android devices in a very slim frame. The design of the Xperia Arc S is similar to the Xperia Arc, and we’re sure that they could have gotten far more experimental.
Conclusion: Although the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S isn’t the best phone we’ve ever reviewed, it does a solid job for its price point. Considering that it costs just £300 off contract, you’d be hard pressed to find better value for your money, especially as it packs a 1.4GHz processor and there is a planned...