Originally Posted by mr_torture
Yes, the hardware is a little bit outdated, but with all due respect to other manufacturers, and other phone models (including Sony 2012 line-up), I still haven't found a better looking phone.
I can sacrifice some hardware "limitations" (this is very arguable) for the sake of beauty and originality.
Let's compare this phone with two most talked-about phones lately:
These two are looking silly alongside Arc, from design point of view strictly.
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I totally agree with this. The design of the Xperia Arc (I have an Arc S) is great. And I still have to find a Sony model, or other model, with an equally or even better design.
Yes, the hardware could be a bit better, more up-to-date, but design wise I love the Arc (s). And if you're using a custom ROM the speed is still okay. I'm on JellySandwich 6.2 and it's butter smooth.
(Jelly Sandwich 7.2.1 is just realeased by Maxio1998, but I prefer the Aroma customizability of 6.2)
The only new phone I recently saw that could interest me is the new Nokia Lumia 920 (superb camera, wireless charging), but too bad it's not running Android => I'll stick to my beloved Arc S for a little longer.
By the way, did anyone hear about the inductive charging/wireless charching mod for Arc(s)? I'm thinking about applying this. Would be nice not have to plug/unplug power cables anymore. That would make the Arc also really unique compared to the other phones mr_torture depicted.