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Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1558 reviews of Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The screen and performance also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the GPS navigation and reliability.

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battery, durability, reliability, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 77 user reviews of Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the camera and portability. The screen and usability also get good feedback, whereas the GPS navigation and durability get negative comments. There are some mixed reviews about the size.

performance, usability, screen, portability, camera

reliability, durability, GPS navigation

86% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Ericsson Arc S Sim Free Smart Phone - Midnight BlueSony Ericsson Arc S Sim Free Smart Phone - Midnight Blue

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 150 user reviews of Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the price and size. The design and portability are also appreciated.

performance, portability, design, size, price

81% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Ericsson Xperia arc S LT18a-BLU Unlocked Smartphone with Android OS, 8MP Camera, 1.4 GHz Processor, 4.2-Inch Multi-Touch Display, Wi-Fi and aGPS Sony Ericsson Xperia arc S LT18a-BLU Unlocked Smartphone with Android OS, 8MP Camera, 1.4 GHz Processor, 4.2-Inch Multi-Touch Display, Wi-Fi and aGPS

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Ericsson Xperia arc S LT18a-BLU Unlocked Smartphone with Android OS, 8MP Camera, 1.4 GHz Processor, 4.2-Inch Multi-Touch Display, Wi-Fi and aGPS Sony Ericsson Xperia arc S LT18a-BLU Unlocked Smartphone with Android OS, 8MP Camera, 1.4 GHz Processor, 4.2-Inch Multi-Touch Display, Wi-Fi and aGPS

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Jamie Lendino (pcmag.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S (Unlocked)

 

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

Attractive design. Beautiful screen. Responsive performance. Sony's UI overlay adds rather than detracts.

Middling processor. Poor battery life. Must pull the battery to swap memory cards.

Multimedia, Camera, and Conclusions The standard-size 3.5mm headphone jack, 8GB microSD card, and included Sony earbuds make the Xperia Arc S a fine music player right out of the box. My 32GB SanDisk card worked fine, but you have to pull the battery...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Brian Bennett (cnet.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S review: Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S

 

The first Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc turned heads with its fashionable design, razor-thin good looks, and Android Gingerbread software. Now Sony Ericsson has launched a flashier replacement, but oh, what a difference a few months makes. Despite a faster...

The Sony Xperia Arc S flaunts a slim, attractive design, comes in multiple colors, runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread, boasts a powerful camera, and records 720p HD video.

Many of the phone's buttons are tiny and hard to press, plus its unlocked sticker price is pretty steep, especially for a single-core handset that lacks Ice Cream Sandwich.

Sony Ericsson follows up its ultrastylish Xperia Arc with the Xperia Arc S, a slightly faster version of the posh European model that runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread and rocks a powerful camera. Its high price, single-core CPU, and slow data speeds will...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Mat Smith (engadget.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S review

 

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Distinctive design ; High-quality still camera ; 4.2-inch screen is a TFT wonder

New features are niche, bordering on gimmicky ; Not enough here to recommend itself above the original Arc

The Xperia Arc S is a minor technical upgrade to the original Arc. Although the hardware here is still sound, there are better phones available if you're willing to pay just a little more.

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia arc S review: S as in Sophomore

 

Raise your hand everybody who at any point these past few months wanted an Xperia arc. Whoa, not bad. Hardly a surprise though. Who wouldn't want it? The Xperia arc is pure class, a daring display of skill and style.

Quad-band GSM /GPRS/EDGE support ; 3G with 7.2 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA ; 4.2" 16M-color capacitive LED-backlit LCD touchscreen of FWVGA resolution (480 x 854 pixels) with Sony Mobile BRAVIA engine ; Android OS v2.3.4 Gingerbread ; 1.4 GHz...

The competition has dual-core CPUs and better GPUs ; Display has poor viewing angles ; No front-facing camera ; No smart dialing ; Non hot-swappable microSD card slot ; Shutter key isn’t particularly comfortable

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

Sony Xperia Arc S (Unlocked)

 

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia arc S Review

 

After redeeming its Android mojo with the sleek and capable Sony Ericsson Xperia arc, the company decided to out an upgrade as a stopgap flagship until it eventually makes it to the dual-core Nozomi rumored for next year.

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: thinkdigit.com (thinkdigit.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S Review

 

The Xperia Arc S is a confusing device. It performs well, and has an impressive sleek form factor. The little tweaks implemented on Android work well, and the smooth OS performance is a real positive. However, it is priced very close to the dual core...

Very sleek form factor, Good performance, Crisp display, Quite a few little OS tweaks and enhancements

Just a single core processor, on paper, Doesn�t feel as nice to hold as the predecessor

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: YugaTech (yugatech.com)

Sony-Ericsson Xperia Arc S Review

 

The Sony-Ericsson Xperia Arc S did not deviate much from the original Arc except for the bump in processor speed (and the additional colored variant) so it's not really a huge improvement, in my opinion. Nevertheless, those extra clock cycles will...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Alex Dobie (androidcentral.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S review

 

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 ra...

However, the Arc S is proof that you don’t have to shell out quite so much cash for a great mid to high-end smartphone. If you decide to pick one up, we don’t think you'll be disappointed.

Oct, 2011

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Expert review by: Mohannad Alchalabi (tbreak.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia arc S Review

 

Look past the flaws and you'll see something beautiful.

Beautiful screen; Thin and lightweight; Great camera and decent Timescape UI

Poor viewing angles; No front camera; No hot-swappable microSD slot; Not a lot to offer over original Xperia arc

The arc S runs Gingerbread version 2.3.4 which has various updates such as 3D sweep panorama and swipe with T9. It shares the same screen as the original arc which is a 4.2 LCD with a resolution of 480×854 and a pixel density of 233ppi. Sony’s Bravia...

Oct, 2011

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera:No / Yes
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8.1

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Navigation

GPS: Yes

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G standards:HSPA
4G: No
SIM card capability:Single SIM