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Sony's UI overlay adds rather than detracts.
Thin, tall and narrow chassis makes it more comfortable to use than other bigscreen Androids.
Camera with good lowlight capabilities and native Panorama options.
Great camera and decent Timescape UI.
Reality Display holds up valiantly against Retina and Super AMOLED.
Poor battery life.
Must pull the battery to swap memory cards.
Still no front-facing camera.
Minor upgrades compared to the Xperia arc.
Poor viewing angles.
Small and impractical physical buttons
Text input still not as good as default Gingerbread keyboard.
By PCWorld New Zealand on February 08, 2012
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 February 07, 2012
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 January 31, 2012
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 January 16, 2012
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 January 02, 2012
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 January 02, 2012
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 December 13, 2011
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 November 29, 2011
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 November 27, 2011
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 November 27, 2011
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...
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