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Sony Ericsson Xperia arc S

Sony Ericsson Xperia arc S

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78 Global Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
78

A good product that falls short of greatness.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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The Xperia Arc S is a minor technical upgrade to the original Arc. Although the hardware here is still sound, there are better phones available if you're willing to pay just a little more.

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78 Global Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
78

A good product that falls short of greatness.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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RaneKD
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
90
filletgtx
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
90
ZY
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
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Score Breakdown

 
78
Average Critic Score
 
80
TrustedReviews
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S isn't a phone that blows us away. ... There's no dual-core processor and the build is underwhelming. However, just as with the original Arc, the Arc S packs in the essential features, has a nice screen and a great camera.
 
80
Android Central
It's not the fastest high-end Android smartphone out there, but the Xperia Arc S has a lot to offer, and at a lower price point than most dual-core handsets. If you want a premium Android device without an excessive price tag, the Xperia Arc S is a solid bet.
 
80
Pocket-Lint
Overall, we like the Arc S a great deal. As Android matures, this phone should improve further if it gets the Ice Cream Sandwich update which will start rolling out to phones in the new year.
 
80
PC World Australia
The Sony Ericsson XPERIA Arc S is basically the XPERIA Arc with a faster processor, slightly upgraded software and an 'S' tagged onto the end of its name. It remains a good phone but its plagued by the same issues as its predecessor: that being disappointing build quality.
 
70
PC Mag
The Sony Xperia Arc S is a lightweight, unlocked Android phone that still manages to pack an expansive screen and powerful multimedia features.
 
80
Wired UK
In following the "S" trend, the Xperia Arc S may be little more than a speedier version of the six-month-old Arc, but that makes it no less desirable. The Arc S retains ... stunning slim lines ... and supercharges it with a 1.4GHz processor that gets the very best out of Android 2.x.

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