Reviews and Problems with Sony Ericsson Xperia arc S / LT18i
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Sony-Ericsson Xperia Arc S Review
13 November 2011
Excerpt: The Sony-Ericsson Xperia Arc S did not deviate much from the original Arc except for the bump in processor speed (and the additional colored variant) so it’s not really a huge improvement, in my opinion. Nevertheless, those extra clock cycles will certainly be of help once your handset needs it. Check out our full review after the jump.
Conclusion: In our review of the Sony Ericsson Xperia arc we said the company has nailed it, but now with the Xperia arc S, we’d say we have a minor upgrade on our hands. The thin arched profile that makes you forget you are holding a gadget with a huge 4.2” screen stays, as well as the light weight and sleek and classy look. The Timescape UI is also very pretty and functional with its “Facebook inside Xperia” addition.
Pros: Thin, tall and narrow chassis makes it more comfortable to use than other big-screen Androids, Camera with good low-light capabilities and native Panorama options, Excellent loudspeaker
Cons: Still no front-facing camera, Minor upgrades compared to the Xperia arc
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S – one of the most stylish smartphones to hit the market
4 October 2011
Conclusion: The new Arc S is obviously not intended to be a replacement for the older Arc (you can get it of course, if you have the money), but a better purchase for those who buy their first Xperia – if you want more style than most of the Android smartphones can offer, while not sacrificing much in terms of features, this is the phone for you.
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. The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S is a beautiful piece of kit.
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. As such these releases have been met with apathy, but the enhanced user experience has seen both break sales records.
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