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Good: Arc is Arc ! single core is not damn slow when compared to dual core . the most beautiful phone of android
Bad: evry 1 says battery i dunno abt dat
Comment: am gonna buy it on sep
Good: Great screen, Fastest smart phone with single core processor, Stlyish, Camera
Bad: RAM could have been better, price compared to competitors
Comment: I been using Xperia Arc for over two months now I have to say the best phone I ever used. The display with Bravia engine is mind blowing. Camera with EXMOR sensor shoot brilliant videos with low lights. Arc doesn't slow down with lot of apps running it's great with Multi tasking. There are lot of HD games from Gameloft that works on Arc without any lagging. Only thing I have to complain about is the RAM with such a great phone they could have offered more RAM. But for a average user it more than enough. If your looking for best single core processor phone also want to show off your friends then Xperia Arc would be the right choice.
Good: Slim design and light
Comment: The phone is amazing the best i have ever owned. but the issue is that its freezes alot, the battery is rubbish and it always takes bugreports and i dnt know what they are :(
Good: Low-light camera and auto-focus zoom on digital video.
Bad: This phone is the best Android phone I've owned.
Comment: The Xperia Arc is the best upgrade I've enjoyed in six years with O2-Ireland.
Good: Slim and sleek design. Camera is excellent for video and stills
Bad: Timescape, lagging, battery life, more lagging
Comment: I had this phone for 3 months and it was a truly terrible 3 months. The phone was great until you put apps on it. Once I did that, the phone lagged like crazy to the point that many times it was unuseable. I'm not talking about any dodgy apps either, just basic things like adobe reader, evernote and dropbox. Maybe I received a faulty model as it had to have a master reset every month due to is freezing up all of the time. I also couldn't download the 2.3.3 update for it either. Not that the phone has the full capability to deal with it anyway. This phone would have been great if it had a front facing camera and dual core. It just can't compete with what is out there. I'm now paying out for a Galaxy S2 rather than having this phone as part of my contract. Wouldn't recommend this to anyone who wants a fully functioning phone
Good: size weight and shape
Bad: texting keys are small but it has something to compensate for it, camera button is kinda hard to press and in odd spot
Comment: all in all great phone. it looks great, feels great. is quick on the net. gets good reception and sounds clear when talking. people complain about the battery but i find that the battery lasts a long time., especially if u use the phone for basics, not constant games, internet and telephone calls. highly recommended!!!
Good: Phone is fast , nice interface ,
Bad: Battery life is horrible too many bloat services running in background
Comment: Battery life is horrible too many bloat services running in background
Good: Nothing bad about it. its marvelous piece technology in a tiny tablet
Bad: Nothin bad about it...
Comment: Its a great Phone/ Tablet!!!
Comment: one of the worst phones. Have been replaced twice already and had same problems twice. Lost all my contacts and phone would not start so frustrated.
Good: Very Thin and Camera has facedetection in video
Bad: Cheap plastic, poor battery, keys are cheap, no face time, this phone is garbage.
Comment: Cheap build "Plastic", EXTREMLY Fragile phone. Not a phone you can put in your pocket, not even for 5 seconds. Thats how mine broke after 3 days, put phone in pocket for the first time, open car door take phone out...BROKEN PHONE. screen crakced. SONY Warranty doesn't cover it because it's PHYSICAL DAMAGE... NO it's a BAD PRODUCT.. Thanks you SONY for taking my 600$ and sell me a piece of garbage. at Least my IPHONE lasted me 4 years and still kicking.. oh and my MOTOROLA RAZR is 9Years old.. and just gave it to a friends in need. Oh my Nokia N95 6 years old.. Gave that one to my cousin, SONY YOU ARE A RIP OFF. DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE YOU WILL REGRET IT!!! You have been warned.
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