I am thinking of buying the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S and need to tell my dad, actually, explain to him why he should buy such an expensive cell phone for me. I could say that, it has an awesome camera and therefore, can take awesome pictures. I can also say that, since it’s Sony and is a smartphone, it will work for years. I, apparently, can’t think of anything else so, it would be really nice if you could tell me what I should talk about. Thank you. I am 15, if that helps.
Answer by Phara
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Taking the Arc S out of the box provokes two emotions. The first is that this is a lot of phone for the money, the second it doesn’t feel like a lot of phone. To explain, the Arc S is equipped with a substantial 4.2-inch, 854 x 480 pixel display which gives it a hefty 125 x 63 mm footprint, but at just 8.7mm thick and weighing a mere 117g, it feels more like a mock-up than a real smartphone.
The Arc S is a collection of cheap plastics, most notable of which is the back: a press on cover which could be snapped using one hand. Every time you remove it, it feels like it’s going to break.
Things get better still when you switch the Arc S on. The oleophobic Gorilla Glass display, while not an OLED, is clear, sharp and produces wonderfully natural colours.
In following the “S” trend, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S may be little more than a speedier version of the six-month-old Arc, but that makes it no less desirable.
Battery life is predictably disappointing, but the low price tag gives it a powerful advantage over its rivals while Sony Ericsson’s commitment to upgrade the Arc S to Ice Cream Sandwich means it can be bought with confidence.