Reviews and Problems with Sony Ericsson Xperia arc S / LT18i
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Good phone - careful with the seller
9 April 2013
Summary: It is a good phone given that the price is much lower than samsung phones and smartphones Sometimes the apps keep crashing and it's difficult to use the phone then Sometimes the phone gets really slow which makes it almost impossible to use properly, but it turns normal after a while Its not as good as Samsung or iPhones, but given that the price is much lower, i think is the best you can get in that price range. But be careful with the seller.
Summary: I have had this phone for 10 months now, and the limitations regarding memory for apps is showing... My Kindle app is very slow to load and frequently fails, and I can't download any more apps onto the phone. The phone still works, but I feel its time to move on. I'm using two great comparison sites to decide my next phone: [...] and [...]. I'll get my phone from Amazon, as I'm happy with my sim only deal and trust Amazon. Shame they've stopped offering Nectar points.
Summary: I love the phone. IT's so elegant, very light, it has just 5 screens, which is a little bit disappointing (as I had 7 on HTC). It crashes more or less once a month, but it requires just switching off and on again.
Summary: Not a great phone. Bad points; Underpowered - this results in lag when accesing the camera, navigating apps etc Fiddly buttons - the buttons on the bottom of the phone are fiddly and I kept pressing them by mistake when texting and similar. Poor socket placement - no idea why but the headphone and charging sockets are on the side of the phone, which makes the cables stick out in a way which can be intrusive. Why not just put them inline with the phone like everyone else?
Summary: Delivery very good indeed from the supplier. The currier lost the first phone - they attempted delivery, they (the currier) decided I was not in (actually I was) and brought the phone back to the depot. I went to collect, the next day, with card bearing relevant reference numbers and they could not find the phone. I told the seller and they sent me another - which was delivered on time.
Summary: My first smartphone! I've had a number of Sony mobiles and always been happy with them; I chose them mainly for the quality of the camera. The display is good; although resetting the brightness once you've dimmed the screen can be a challenge. The default settings caught me out as it synchronised all my PC and online contacts producing numerous duplications; as it turned out, I had a number of opportunities to start from scratch.
A Good Phone- But not almost £300 worth (as of Dec 2012)
23 December 2012
Summary: I bought this phone at phones 4 u for £160, and it was a very good deal. However, it was a little slower than I expected at first on android 2.3 (gingerbread i think). I upgraded it to Android 4 ICS and this was a major problem. DO NOT UPGRADE TO ICS UNLESS NECESSARY. After upgrading to ICS my phone now has major lag issues with loading the homescreen after closing apps especially.
Summary: The Xperia arc s is a cheap phone that can really do a lot. It's quite powerful, runs apps and internet smoothly, has an 8MP camera, the battery life is good for a smartphone (sometimes 2 days) and the screen image is very crisp. That said, it is a cheap phone (comparatively), and cheap is something that Sony have never been good at. After only a few weeks I noticed problems with the touch screen, registering touches that weren't made or touches in the wrong place.