Xperia Arc lands in the US, going for 600 bucks unlocked

08 July, 2011
After struggling a bit with their first few Android smartphones, the Xperia Arc was the first proper Android phone to come out of Sony Ericsson’s stables. Packing the latest version of Android in a sleek, curvy body...

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  • AnonD-10684

Sun, 09 Jul 2011The author of the article did not suggest in eny way that people... moreYou seem like missing my point, yes the author didn't use the word "buy", but by saying "wait", he effectively hinder the potential buyers from buying the Arc. If the author wants to be objective and provide alternatives to Arc he should provide alternatives that within the price group and feature as the arc such as Google Nexus S and HTC Incredible S (they have the same processor speed, all single-core, and almost the same features as Arc) not the SGS2!

  • AnonD-10684

AnonD-13321, 09 Jul 2011Eh? What's a cam to a smartphone? Usb otg, fm transmitter, 10.2m... moreSo what's a secondary cam purpose on a phone? Video calls are rarely used. USB on the go? Who needs them and not all USB devices compatible with it. FM transmitter? You want to be a radio jockey? 10.2mbps? In third world countries where connection speed is not dependable it's like killing a bird with a cannon. The point is SE puts technologies where ALL people needs, not SOME people wants. And yes, I like good camera on my phone coz I don't feel like totting a 2 lbs DSLR camera everywhere I go.

  • AnonD-13321

joseph nero, 09 Jul 2011you are obviously from Asia.no offense but we dont use symbian i... moreEh? What's a cam to a smartphone? Usb otg, fm transmitter, 10.2mbps 3g, 8gigs of internal memory, nfc as i mentioned before, and many more points of difference. Where does the arc stand now?

  • Sun

joseph nero, 09 Jul 2011we dont say Arc is better in specs.iam a SE fan but i know as we... moreThis is a free forum! Maybe you forgot that! Everyone has the wright to express his opinion! I don't care to much if some feel bothered by my comments anyway...as i've said beauty is in the eyes of the beholder...I for one don't like the arc shape of the phone...but if you want to compete with Sg2 and without eny shame you put a price tag that is equal to galaxy 2 then add some specs to the phone! This is no beauty contest! This is about specs and performance! Most people take that into consideration when they buy a phone!

  • joseph nero

AnonD-13321, 09 Jul 2011People, ponder on this. The xperia arc lacks many features prese... moreyou are obviously from Asia.no offense but we dont use symbian in here.its dead and done.and you think c7 with fixfocus can compete with arc?grow up.you know nothing about technology

  • AnonD-13321

People, ponder on this. The xperia arc lacks many features present in the phones today. The display is its only +point. It even lacks a secondary camera. I'd suggest you go for C7 with NFC, or the n8 with its awesome camera, and android addicts should go for some new dual core phone.

  • joseph nero

Sun, 09 Jul 2011There are more guys over here who don't provide eny viable argum... morewe dont say Arc is better in specs.iam a SE fan but i know as well as any body,GS2 specs are better.but how about looks?personal taste man.so be a man and leave this page.
PS:iam from USA and iam not getting ARC.iam waiting for Xperia ray

  • Alexander

I bought it yesterday for 530 $ and it's worth it !

  • Sun

Unbias , 09 Jul 2011Starvos, your response to "Smart Phone User" is immatu... moreThere are more guys over here who don't provide eny viable arguments to their case...they just say:Arc is better! To have a meaningfull debate you have to provide FACTS not guesses and fible argumentation!

  • Sun

AnonD-10684, 09 Jul 2011Well, tell me what is the purpose of waiting for an item if you'... moreThe author of the article did not suggest in eny way that people should buy SG2 instead of Arc! He hasn't used the words "buy" and he didn't say: buy Sg2 not Arc! It would have been a biased article if he had said beyond eny doubt: buy Galaxy not arc! Many people in the US are waiting for the Galaxy 2 and Arena faithfull to it's policy of proving alternatives to every handset said SG2...The message was that eny costumer that is willing to buy a handset should also know the alternatives! Eny objective person can see that!

  • Unbias

Starvos, your response to "Smart Phone User" is immature. He uses both phones and his comments does help others who needs these info. You are basically saying Arc is better but without any facts backing it so you are just wasting other peoples time reading this site trying to get more info. Please grow up!

  • Sun

AnonD-9017, 09 Jul 2011as the guy in the first comment you were responding to said, the... moreBrother are you serious? More mature? A handset that is equipped with the latest mobile technology achievements like dual core,superamoled plus display,1GB ram,1080 video recording IS at the peak of maturity and development!!! How can you say those specs are not a breakethrough??? Useless in real life...having the best display in the business, lightning fast,superb video and camera IS applyable in real life! Why do you think 3.5 million people bought it and apple is desperatly trying to prevent it's release in the US because it knows that it will drasticly reduce it's profits! Except for the overheating problem Sg2 has no serious flaws! It's almoast unanymously regarded as the best handset on the market at this moment and the selles numbers back it up! This handset will be the best phone this year and the selles numbers will surpass those of the first Galaxy! As for looks..they say beauty is in the eye of the beholder...Galaxy 2 IS the best handset !

  • AnonD-10684

Sun, 08 Jul 2011I don't believe that the author of the article was bias in his r... moreWell, tell me what is the purpose of waiting for an item if you're not buying that item? And GSMArena let loose a little bit of sarcasm when the author said "unless you have a thing for curved backs or Sony Ericsson".

  • AnonD-10684

Worya, 09 Jul 2011I have the arc and I can tell you all its a very good phone, i a... moreAgree, I'm an Arc user myself, I like the good looks and the 1 Ghz single-core is plenty fast and I don't need dual-core anyway. I'm glad the Arc don't add to the plethora of "Boxy, Black, Plasticy" stuffs.

  • Anonymous

It is $550 on newegg

  • SSdwayne7

Arc looks better than gs2.even probably the best looking phone till now.but in terms of factures gs2 is the best phone around.arc even has not a front facing video call camera.its nonsense.

  • Anonymous

its funny, it costs more than the G2x/O2x but it has specs half as good.. shows that SE really has their thinking caps on backwards

  • Worya

I have the arc and I can tell you all its a very good phone, i accept the gs2 is better but not by much and alot of it is stuff I wont use, why do I need dual core......not for speed as the arc is already very speedy, the main reason i got the arc is cos of its looks and the fact that very few people will have it, most of my friends have iphones which look good but when 5 or more in one room has it what do you think will stand out more?!

also this artical is kind of biased, I agree gs2 is the king of smartphones however telling people it might be better to wait for its release when your talking about a completely differnt phone doesnt make sense, why not just tell them to wait for the iphone 5 cos im sure the specs on that will also be slightly better......the major selling point of this phone are its looks and very decent specs, 512 ram handles everything good, 1 ghz very fast and runs everything fine, 8 megapixel camera amazing and finaly one of the best looking phones in a while....would have liked metal tho just to make it extra sexy

  • AnonD-9017

Sun, 08 Jul 2011I don't believe that the author of the article was bias in his r... moreas the guy in the first comment you were responding to said, the arc is a more mature product. That is it.
More mature, more serious and far more better looking. If you want pure on paper specs ok, SGS_II looks good. If you want a thing that works properly in real life and looks good, don't even think it twice: just buy an Arc or a Iphone.
Absolute no brainer there. Buy and arc or an Iphone and forget those great looking on paper SGSII but useless in real life.