Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S

  • Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S
80
Based on 53 scores, 78 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    11
  • Good:
    30
  • Average:
    8
  • Bad:
    4

Pros:

  • Attractive design.
  • Beautiful screen.
  • Responsive performance.

Cons:

  • Middling processor.
  • Poor battery life.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TechTree on 60

The 1500 mAh battery performs pretty well. It managed to keep the device on for almost 7 hours with moderate use. Summing it up, the Arc S is a thin and lightweight phone with great sound quality. Additionally, not many droids offer an HDMI port these...

By PCWorld New Zealand on 80

If you’ve seen the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc, you already have a good idea of what the Arc S looks like. Piano black and chrome surround, a gentle concurve rear and edge-to-edge scratch-resistant glass facing. Not only is it incredibly attractive...

By PC Mag on 70

The Sony Xperia Arc S is a lightweight, unlocked Android phone that still manages to pack an expansive screen and powerful multimedia features....

By Whathifi.com on 80

Sony Ericsson isn't a name that springs to mind when it comes to smartphones.We've liked what we've seen, with Sony using its Walkman pedigree to bill its mobiles as music specialists, but they've not set the world alight.With the Arc S,...

By MobileWhack on

If you want something hip, happening and light from the Android camp, then burning a RM1,899 hole in your pocket for the Xperia arc S is worth the money. Sure, there is no 3D display to boast of, but it does its job well enough while looking sleek to...

By Gadget Guy Australia on 70

An upgrade to the Arc model released last year, Sony Ericsson’s Xperia Arc S features a faster processor, a bit more storage, and a 3D camera mode borrowed from Sony’s Cybershot cameras. Smartphone makers have this year been experimenting...

By ThinkDigit on 70

The Arc S does make us wonder - is it a completely new phone, or just an upgrade? If you are treating this as a new phone, then it is pertinent to consider that this is a single core phone, whereas the likes of the Galaxy SII are available for about...

By CellPhoneQuick on

The slim phone means slim buttons. Finding the power button requires a small amount of mental focus, while the tiny camera shutter and volume rockers would benefit from being pumped up a little.PRO:Thin, tall and narrow chassis makes it more...

By PC Advisor on 80

The Sony Ericsson XPERIA Arc S is basically the XPERIA Arc with a faster processor, slightly upgraded software and an 'S' tagged onto the end of its name. It remains a good phone but its plagued by the same issues as its predecessor: that being...

By Smarthouse on 80

Slender Waist The scratch-resistant screen is almost invisible, seamlessly fusing with the deep black bezel to give the illusion it is crafted from a single piece. The façade (and posterior) are elegantly understated and unlike other phones which...

By Channel News Australia on 80

Sony Ericsson's Arc S was meant to be a simple revision, but it ended up being the joint company's swan song. Is it worthy?Slender Waist The scratch-resistant screen is almost invisible, seamlessly fusing with the deep black bezel to give the...

By ZDNet Australia on 80

Basically the same phone that Sony Ericsson released at the start of the year, the Arc S is a good phone that may struggle to stand out amongst the crowd in an excellent year of...

By CNET Australia on 80

Basically the same phone released at the start of the year, the Arc S is a good phone that may struggle to stand out amongst the crowd in an excellent year of...

By Engadget on

The Xperia Arc S is a very capable single-core smartphone and debuts alongside Sony Ericsson's latest Gingerbread retweaks. Sadly these don't add enough to recommend it much beyond the original Xperia Arc. The 3D Panorama Sweep may get an...

By Pocket-lint on 80

All-in-all, a lovely phone. It's no a huge upgrade to the Arc, but the faster processor and faster HSPA download speeds might appeal, and it's always worth getting an upgraded phone when you're being tied into a long contract. We just wish...

By Android Central on

The past 11 months have seen Sony Ericsson recover from the disappointments and frustrations of its early Android efforts, releasing a solid line-up of well-designed Gingerbread-based phones in a range of different form factors. SE’s market share...

By Wired UK on 80

In following the "S" trend, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S may be little more than a speedier version of the six-month-old Arc, but that makes it no less desirable. The Arc S retains the Arc's stunning slim lines and razor sharp screen and...

By itreviews.com on 80

Sony Ericsson has done a good job with Xperia Arc S. You get an awful lot of capability for the price, and the screen, good camera and fast processor are highlights among many positive features. This is a very strong handset indeed....

By Expert Reviews on 100

The Arc S has a faster processor and better battery life than the original Arc, and even costs slightly less SIM-free, but the 3D and USB features aren't compelling reasons to upgrade...

By Trusted Reviews on 80

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S isn't a phone that blows us away. In fact, considering it's Sony Ericsson's current top of the line, it's a bit disappointing. There's no dual-core processor and the build is underwhelming. However,...