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Good: Almost everything
Bad: No resource sharing with PS3, No front Cam(I dont need it)
Comment: Stop Saying Bad Battery. My battery lasts 2 days with heavy Use and 3 days with lite use, In my calculation, it wil last 4/5 days on standby.(I cant stop playing with it.
Just google around- Xperia Arc Battery life. I posted some comments there how to keep your battery last longer.
By the way, All Android phone battery issue caused by apps. And most smart phone battery life improves within a months of use.
Good: Camera, OS, Brand
Comment: Love the arc, hoping that a software update will resolve the battery performance
Good: screen is superb
Bad: battery abysmal ,only one speaker
Comment: have upgraded from a "jet" so first android phone ,very responsive screen picture quality superb on the down side i would have thought a better or even stereo speakers might have enhanced the phone experience and as for the battery "deep breath, pause, now scream" was considering taking the phone back but its better than an iphone so there must be ways round the battery problem
Good: design, camera, downloading, menu structure, sound, weight, storage, overall handling
Bad: no screen picture, no second camera, no connection to docking stations, poor bluetooth
Comment: It ' s a fine alternative to an Iphone,modern design, lightweight. I am positive about the download possibility for mp3 's, no Itunes connection needed ( IPhone ) and the camera is great!
Good: everything apart from 1 thing
Bad: sound sync out when recording in HD !!!!
Comment: Just a quick update regarding the HD sound sync being out when recording with the xperia arc, that i can happily say that after constant emails, and calls to SE regarding this issue, that they have tested the arc and have now acknowledged that there was a fault and are now going to produce an update to solve it ... :)
Good: nice phone looks good
Bad: cant set my message tones to play what i have added to phone in fact cant get message tones (or even notification tones)that are on the phone to work either, maybe i'm at that age where technology as beaten me after al its not a video recorder is it?
Comment: want to say its a great phone but can't yet, also not a lot of instruction with it .. and how can i set my own message tones (oh sorry notification tones)?
Good: sleek, camera, display
Bad: battery, no secondary cam, lil weak wifi scanning
Comment: there r lot of minor issues i faced using this phone..might not b visible during reviews...
1. couldn't save a contact manually when a notification is present in the notification panel
2. display uses half battery time
3 all application icons have rearranged themselves into a totally different order after switching off and turning on phone again
4 the onscreen keyboard hasn't been responsive while writing messages several times
5 took so long to recognise home wifi network too
expected too much , now getting little disappointed gradually..
hope these r minor bugs n can b fixed soon
Good: camera, speed, looks, gingerbread 2.3, size, sound
Bad: when recording video in HD, after 3 mins of continuous recording the sound is off sync with what you are recording, which looks naff if people are talking on it !!!
Comment: The phone its self is lush, and very light, it feels nice in your hand, and the touch screen is very quick and responsive...... no lagging at all, battery life lasts so far a day under heavy usage ( ive only owned the phone for 2 days so this should improve in time
Gingerbread 2.3 has really helped make the xperia arc no end, but i still think there is a lot of room for improvements regarding the layout and design
The camera is super fine, and very very quick when it comes to focusing and taking the shot, you can quickly take shot after shot with only a second delay inbetween each of them......the video recording however has been a slight disappointment, as when using the HD MODE the sound sync is a second or two out after a few mins of recording, ive noticed each time that ive used the HD setting after initial 2-3 mins of recording the screen freezes for a second leaving the remaining footage wrecked due the sound sync being out (ive spent hours trying to sort this out by updating the os, resetting the phone and using NEW memory cards with nothing resolved)........please note that this does not happen if you use any other recording modes such as LWVGA, and everything works the way it should .
I would have been happy to give all 5 stars but sadly the HD recording, it let the whole phone down disgracefully, im hoping that there will be an update soon to solve this problem..........would i buy the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc again........YES, its far better than any Htc, Nokia, LG etc that ive owned, but not as good as Apples Iphone4 in respect to performance and screen, BUT ....... it is much better looking
Good: design, camera and android 2,3
Bad: wi fi sucks! great on 3g but the wi fi is conflictual and most of the time internet is not working. also shut down unespectly and application not responding all the time!
Comment: will try to get other.. also own an lg optimus 2x and is like a ferrari compared to xperia arc..
Comment: great iphone replacement
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