Summary: Having had a few weeks to get to grips with the phone I can now air my likes and dislikes. To start with I think that Sony Ericsson have got a winner here. Smart in more ways than just looks and generally easy to handle; as an 87 year old I find some of the buttons are a bit fiddly - particularly the camera shutter release - but it's not just this phone, I find many things fiddly these days. All in all I'm happy with the Xperia.
Summary: I was in my early 20's when mobiles started becoming more main stream (yes, now pushing 40). In those days we got excited about the fact that you could choose up to 5 different ring tones when someone called you. Something like the Xperia Arc S was true science fiction. I now have a device in my pocket which is my (excellent) camera, music player, GPS device (gets a fix in about 5 seconds), movie player, eBook reader, emailer, and Word/Excel editor. And phone.
Summary: Other phones are going with higher battery and ram. But sony tries to play it low. It has smaller screen, RAM and battery then HTC Sensation XE, Samsung galaxy S2 and Samsung Note. The battery matters a lot in such devices. Another problem with all Sony devices is that they are the last to release OS updates. The Koreans(Samsung) and Taiwanese(HTC) are fast.
Summary: sony is dam dam better than samsung and htc in terms of quality.its better in music,screen,camera and many other.samsung just copy thier software from other brands.for that reason samsung fit for.i suggest to plz go for sony than for samsung or htc!!!!!!!
Summary: @Sameer Chavan's dude for your kind information sony is not the last to release the updates.and sony is better than htc and samsung because sony takes care of their all smartphones from low-end to high-end thats why they are updating their all smartphones (from xperia mini to arc s) to android 4(ics)....not like samsung who doesn't even updating their galaxy s,upcoming galaxy w many others....
Summary: Well, no doubt Sony Ericsson comes up with the best design and ergonomics, but is the 27-28 k price justified? Just think about it. The only upgrade you would get from the Arc to the Arc S is the processor. And that's not something to write home about to be honest. A mere bump in CPU clock speed isn't going to make it for anybody.
Summary: this is one of the best android mobile i have ever used. And the screen clarity is better than that of the Samsung galaxy S2. It almost beats galaxy S2 even though it is single processor with 1.4Ghz.Again battery back up wise ARC s is giving nearly one and half to two days,which is really good....