Sony Ericsson XPERIA Arc Android phone

Sony Ericsson XPERIA Arc review: The XPERIA Arc Android phone features a unique concaved design and boasts a quality camera

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  • Expert Rating

    4.25 / 5
  • User Rating

    4.00 / 5 (of 5 Reviews)
  • Price

    $ 899.00 (AUD)

User Reviews:

Chris B



I'm struggling
mini USB & Sony Ericcson after sales service/warranty back-up
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Disagree vehemently with other reviews.
If you are considering purchasing an Experia Arc, think twice. Sony Ericcson do not properly support this phone with after service.
Two weeks after I got the phone the battery wouldn't charge. I was told the issue was a lifted pin in the mini USB and that it was user error and wouldn't be covered under warranty. Took over 3 weeks for the part to arrive to enable the phone to be fixed and $110. Next day the phone needed charging and wouldn't. A pin in both the mini USB and the cable had lifted and yep you guessed it, Sony Ericcson denied all responsibility - same story "user errror not covered under warranty".
This was despite the backing of the authorised repairer who also pointed out to the company that the mini USB plug was square not like typical ones that have one side of the plug which is wider.
Ironically, I bought a cheap $30 Sony Ericcson Cedar to tie me over while other being fixed and its mini USB is your typical one.




Fluid, light, beautiful, nice camera, very nice screen
No 1080HD, no front camera
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It was my first Android phone and I had it for 1 month. Coming from the old SE P1i. I tried several phones mostly the Samsung models but this one was passion at first sight. Very fluid on touch, fast response, batery holds 2 to 3 days for my use (some phone calls and pictures). Much less if I go with the WiFi and games. It feels well buid and robust (not like the plastic feel on the Samsungs). Sound is supperb for phone calls but internal speaker laks a bit of boost for music listening. Very nice pictures under low light (with some noise but really usable). WiFi connection is good. Very nice phone and I'm very happy with the choice!!




Looks. Camera. Call quality.
GPS slow lock
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This is a great phone, great to hold, great to use.. it's quick! Yes even Galaxy 2 users will admire it. Just to counter a lot of reviews, the battery life is good: I'm getting 2 days with normal use and auto sync. Its GPS didn't lock as quick as my trusty HTC Desire and the wifi drops out using Doubletwist Airsync, hopefully that will get resolved.. luckily it reconnects with wifi and 3G extremely quick. Last but not least I do like Sony's the sms and call/call log app. Download Dialer2 to have smart T9 dialing (free).




Design, function
slow and stupid
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Except it is so dificult to copy and paste something like phone number , and very slow start. Xperia is fine, I like it more than IP4




Excellent Looks.Great Display & Camera
Terrible camera Position
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The Best Android Phone till Now..

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