The SE Xperia Arc S lands early for Php19,300

Announced just last September, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S is basically just an over-clocked version of the Xperia Arc, up by 40% on the CPU speed.

Sony Ericsson also added a few more colors, including one in pink. Everything else is practically the same.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S specs:
4.2″ LCD display @ 480×854 pixels
1.4 GHz processor single-core
Adreno 205 GPU
Qualcomm MSM8255T Snapdragon
Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine
512MB RAM
320MB internal storage
up to 32GB via microSD (8GB included)
HSDPA 7.2Mbps, HSUPA 5.76Mbps
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, WiFi hotspot
Bluetooth 2.1
8MP autofocus camera w/ LED flash
720p video recording @ 30fps
GPS w/ aGPS support
FM radio tuner
micro-HDMI port
1500 mAh Li-Po battery
Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread

We got a review unit earlier this week from Widget City. They’re selling it on their online store for Php19,300. Full review to follow.

26 Comments on this Post

  1. I witnessed one review at Youtube comparing performance of the “older” single-core SE Arc VS. the dual-core HTC Sensation. Benchmark shows better numbers by the latter but the single-core SE Arc performs at par, if not better, in most scenarios in actual use (web browsing, opening of Apps, loading games).

    Just think of the performance of the SE Arc S with the bumped up CPU. SE phones are turning out to be one of the best-optimized Android phones running satisfactorily at 1GHz (perhaps thanks to the minimally-skinned UI)

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    • Bec. Gingebread OS isn’t optimized to make use of the dual core so you can’t really compare the 2 phones fairly.

  2. mainit sa mata! i want one… am a fan of sony ericsson.. i have xperia mini pro. its good, but am not satisfied. it hangs on some application! xperia arc at 20K less, this could be the answer… :]

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    • lawrence

      Y u no satisfied with Mini pro? I’m planning to get one panaman next month :(

      Does it have something to do with the 3′ screen? is it not giving justice to the android experience?

      How about po ung camera at music at flash performance?

    • Im a mini pro user here, and coming from my old Desire Z, i believe mini pro stands well. It is slick and fast. IMO, hanging applications is common among androids. But if you’re looking for quality android with keyboard, this is a good choice. I am a fan a smaller form factor after getting tired of large phones for the last 2 years. Anyway, flash performance is good. Camera might be a downside though. It can capture 720p but the video is not that vibrant when you watch it on PC. But hey, at its price range, it’s a steal.

    • I have also an Xperia Mini Pro bought it for 12.5k at Cellshoppe pampanga. I like it! Umm, hanging is a problem of the android software, not the phone. I agree with Kei that its a quality phone. I bought it because of the QWERTY keyboard, that’s one of the features I like for a phone and the mini pro is perfect!
      The camera flash can literally blind you, the screen BRAVIA ENGINE TOL! Its really nice. Timescape, although di ko ginagmit, maganda syang feature if your are a social bubuyog.

      Anyways, get the phone. You won’t regret it. Well that is if you fancy QWERTY keyboards.

  3. imitator101

    Of all android manufacturers, I think Sony has the best set of aesthetic sense and brand to defeat the iPhone.

    Problem is they keep under-powering their phones, and they also don’t market their stuff well enough.

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  4. Airwing Commander

    Wow. Nice Phone by SE. im now confuse on what to buy.. ARgh.. HTC sensation or xperia arc S? Please help mr.yuga..

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    • geekaphone.com hope it will help :)

    • Sonny007

      Specs doesn’t matter don’t believe in specs, real life usage is what really matters. try watching this video comparison then based our decision there.
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2gsxJmJ0Ak
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikR4CBhqQck

      the above vids are self explainatory. the sensation is basically hindered by the heavy skinned UI, so expect an ocassional lag.

    • Sonny007

      So imagine what an Arc S with 40% improved speed can do. the only deal breaker is the non availability of the front facing camera or better go with either GalaxyS2 or the Sensation XE. Pero also expect the battery to drain a lil bit faster.

  5. Kebbot
    Twitter: kristian

    I want one. But gusto ko din ung lg 3d eh…. San po ba ung mas mahanada?

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  6. Has anyone tried shopping from widget city, esp having their products shipped? their prices are very good, but haven’t heard of them before.

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  7. lawrence

    the advantage of dual-core IMO is very task specific..aside from better multitasking, the most prominent is 1080P video recording/decoding. other than that, 1ghz delivers, especially the ones from SE.

    I think SE is doing a very good job at capturing the midrange segement of android. they are the only one who offers 1 GHZ + HD video recording + full flash at under 10k price point.

    PLUS the fact that all of their designs scream CLASS and BEAUTY.

    I’m so SE fanboy na :)

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    • Yeah maganda designs ng se phones. Kaso yung materials na ginagamit ang di ko gusto. Bibili sana ako nito so i checked my friend’s xperia arc muna. Kaso napansin ko nabakbak na yung silver sa gilid. Wala pa naman ako balak bumili ng case sana kasi ayaw ko matakpan yung design. Kaso di pala bagay to sa pasmado.my friend had his arc for only 2months and pasmado din siya at hindi nagcacase kaya natakot na ko bumili. :( masyado n din kasi malaki sa kamay ko to kaya baka lalo ako mahirapan na hawakan pag may case na. :(

  8. arnold SJ

    Actually, my gf bought an arc s from widgetcity last oct.15, she did picked it up from their office, and i bought htc desire hd from them last feb. 17 and had it shipped to my address, it arrived within 24 hours, i highly recommend them, they are legit.

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  9. Steve Jobs Reborn

    Iphone 4s is the best!!!!

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  10. gotta love xperia talaga for the aesthetics, but I think I’ll wait for their dual-core offerings that’s said to be released next year

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  11. JYEAH! R

    waaaat!!? 19,300K lnag?
    Eh sa stores dito sa davao 25k pa pataas yung mas luma nito ah!

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  12. JYEAH! R

    waaaat!!? 19,300K lang?
    Eh sa stores dito sa davao 25k pa pataas yung mas luma nito ah!

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  13. this is too big for me.. what I want is Xperia Pro! when will it be released here in PH?? aarrgghh!!

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  14. i will buy SE Ray. kulang an sa budget pag eto:)

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  15. wow..amazing..i love it..more…i have some collection like this but i need more…please more..

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    • Soul Annihilator
      Twitter: soulannihilator

      Sir Abe, can you delete these posts? It seems that he’s posting the same nonsense reply on all of your blog posts.

  16. Maybe this is what they have to match N9 of Nokia. I like the product of Sony, excellent..

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  17. Nino
    Twitter: nino_cadiz

    If it still doesn’t have proxy settings, then it isn’t much of an upgrade. I’m using the Xperia Arc and the only thing disappointing about it is the lack of proxy settings. I can’t even use the internet over at my school!

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