"Very decent phone."on by Rich1232
Pros Not an iPhone
Cons Nothing springs to mind.
Summary Anyone else wonder about the pathetic reporting, where nobody thinks for a minute when Apple release overpriced products. However they are soon to call anyone else out... Pathetic.
Pros + Thin design/decent look
+ Good camera
Cons - Medicare Battery Life at best.. if that.
- Highly inaccurate touch screen
- Slow start up
- Drops calls
- Echo when talking to people
Summary I had this phone for about two in a half years before I did my early upgrade to the iPhone 5. At first I was excited because it was my first smartphone, but within the first couple of days, maybe week of using it, my excitement turned into disappointment. Now the things this phone had going for it was, it was very cool thin design. The camera was outstanding for it's time. But that's where the "cool factor" stopped. The battery life on this phone was terrible. I would fully charge the phone (after letting it fully discharge) and with no use it would drop 10% to 20% within a few hours. With limited use (searching the web) it would drop even faster. The touch screen was terrible as well. Clicking on links, playing games, and more so typing was next to impossible. Out of five to six words only one would be what I actually tired to write. Scanning/scrolling webpages was hard too. The phone would never scroll correctly. Talking on the phone was bad too. Not only did it drop calls a lot (and I had full bars) it would echo too. People would ask me "do you have your phone" and I'd say "Nope it's charging". All and all I this phone is bad. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. And it sure isn't worth the near $600 price tag.
Pros Stylish;fast;feature-packed;large,clear display;good interface;somewhat more reasonably priced than others.
Cons Oversensitive,quirky touchscreen;screen blacks out far too quickly;poor scheduling function;no voice command function.
Summary A great device for kids and others who focus on entertainment features, but a failure (as usual) for serious business users.
PDA manufacturers have always focused on the entertainment aspect of their devices, since that's what brings in profits. They have been obsessed with memory expansion, increased speed,style and an increasing variety of media functions. Unfortunately, they have left us small businesspeople in the dust.
Where are the AI applications and voice command functions that could have - and should have - been developed and perfected as long as ten years ago? Business folks are also a part of the PDA community, buy we have been largely ignored.
Regarding the Experia Arc in particular, I am absolutely amazed that in the scheduling app, one has no way of editing a single event, which is part of a repeating series, without having the change appear in the entire series. This means, for example, that if I, as a private tutor, wish to change the date and/or content of such an event, I will have to first alter the event, erase the remaining events in the series, and then reinstall the remaining events in their original form. I have used more "primative" devices which indeed enable the editing of a single repeating event.
It is a sad testimony to the current trend of PDA development that the only PDA's I've ever had which sported fast, readable, fluid and user-friendly scheduling were the British-made Psion 3mx and 5mx, both produced in the early 1990's (they are still available on YouTube, but totally unsupported); I would gladly trade all the glitter and slickness of the Experia Arc for one of these.
Perhaps one day one or more of the PDA manufacturers will wake up and realize that PDA computing should be functional as well as enjoyable.
Pros I like the design and look of the phone --very cool. Great camera and android gingerbread is well integrated into this phone.
Cons Android updates not available over the air here in Singapore and must be upgraded via PC companion on windows. It should be made available on Macbooks too.
Internal memory is too small. Would be nice if it had front facing camera as well.
Summary Arc comes in only Dark blue and silver globally. In Japan, it has 4 colors including skyblue and sakura pink which is great.
Pros Hardware is fine everything works great the camera takes amazing pictures, the sound on my headphones wow!!!, processor ... well, dual core its to much for me im not a gamer maybe next year, front camera, do you really use it?
Cons Baterry life, but its a common issue on android phones i just install an app call "juice defender" for that and problem resolved
Summary Elegant and modern design, great profesional phone, Android 2.3 its far far ahead from iOS on performance and daly use (no wires, no itunes)i really enjoy this phone.