As for all the people who complain about cracks and dents STOP DROPPING YOUR PHONES!
Originally Posted by wannavaux
I agree with the majority of comments posted here. I've owned my Arc for just under a year, was fascinated by it as soon as the roadtests were released.
I agree that the crack in the casing up by the light sensor is a pain and that is down to Sony Ericsson's design, but as with other people's experiences it generally seem to be something which SE have been unable to permanently rectify.
I took the move to unlock the bootloader on mine about 6 months ago and I find myself freely switching between boot loaders and ROMS depending on what catches my eye. Restoring never takes that long if you select the backup option in the Google set up, so I've been merrily switching between, stock, stock tweaked, fully custom, ICS and MIUI without trouble.
You will get some functions that don't work, but unless you regularly use the HDMI output or wireless tethering you won't really miss them.
With so many exciting develoments due to the Arc (ICS, Arc S official MIUI rom to name a few), I have to say that I'm struggling to find something that will do all the things an Arc does...and so well. The camera is effortless and clear, the screen is bright and faultless and although the SE launcher is fairly simple I've gone full circle with Go launcher, Launcher Pro, Launcher 7, SPB and more recently I tried out TSF, all worked without a hitch but still found myself using the stock launcher when the Xperia S bits came on the scene.
Yes, the phone is lacking in internal ram, but with some tweaks as mentioned by other members in this thread, you can get round that fairly easily.
Personally I can see me sticking with my Arc until it breaks, then I'll probably either invest in a new one or plunge in to an Arc S, no other phone is as light and as thin but offers such a good screen. Battery life is average and I can usually get a good day's worth of usage out of most roms before recharging overnight, but every other smartphone I've had has been the same, even an iPhone, you've got to expect less battery life when a phone carries so much....phone, camera, multimedia device, internet, office, games machine and much more. A spare battery, a USB lead or a car charger cures most of the limited battery range.
Hope this helps, I've never felt so passionately about another phone I've owned, even with the small niggles.
I love my sexiest arc from the first sight till now..playing with custom ROM, theme and other mod..I don't care about other phone with Quad Core or something like that..for me a phone is still a phone..and for sure I will stick this device till it breaks before switching the others..
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I've had my Arc S for about 3 months now and am still loving it. The contract cost for two years was £112 (after the Sony cashback and the automatic cashback from dialaphone, which I've already received ) and I managed to sell my Galaxy S to RPCRecycle for £120... So an Arc S + £8 for my Galaxy S? Yes please!
Anyway, I've literally just ordered a HTC One X from Affordable Mobiles for £117.99 upfront and £25 per month for Three's one plan. But, I'm most certainly just going to sell the HTC One X and keep the Arc.
32GB storage? That's one expandable memory's for!
1080p recording? Don't really use that my Arc for recording anyway.
Fastest camera on a mobile phone? To be honest, I find the quality of the Arc fantastic!
All-in-all, I'd rather stick with the Arc and sell the HTC and reduce my overall contract cost
I have been using a silicon case, got it for a couple of quid from ebay. It protects the phone far mote than I expected. As for the heatung cracks every1 mentions, that is just your donald duck as iv never seen em.
well i always drop my arc and it never gets even a scratch, besides what are skins for if not to prevent that? i can only imagine these guys throw their phones when their angry or something, i still love my arc, its rooted with fpse, n64oid an all the cool stuff, but ive never, ever changed the stock rom, im on 2.3.7 stock and it works fast, an android phone needs mantainance, an antivirus program and a task killer, if you dont do that regularly, its the same as a computer, itll get as slow as **** with time.
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