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36 of 39 people found the following review helpful
on October 27, 2012
Product had some issues but nothing major..
Display wasn't as good as I thought it would be. It is very crisp than any other phones but colors are not spectacular and seems washed out.
I switched to Xperia SL to Xperia Arc and even Arc seems to have more accurate colors than SL.

The phone feels very good but the overall build quality is just alright. Quite a lot of dirt might get into edges.

I was quite worried about the embedded battery since it's amount isn't very much (1750mAh) to power dual core processor and HD display.
However, sony did a good job of managing the better life quite well. It will last a full day use with normal usage[web browsing, txting and calling] w/ 50% brightness of the screen.

Snapdragon S3 1.7ghz dual core processor is quite outdated(2011) but the phone itself is pretty fast.
However, the phone has stopped and been non-responsive unexpectedly twice already and it was pretty frustrated since it's battery is embedded.
I don't know what's the deal with unexpected stop and it happens when i watch youtube videos.. hopefully sony will fix this problem by software update or something.

Navigation touch buttons on the bottom of the phone is not really responsive and you kind of have to figure out where the touch sensor is and then once your fingers get used to it, its no problem.

The camera takes little bit longer to capture and focus than such phones that has Snapdragon S4, S4pro, Nvidia Tegra3, Exynos 4412 Quad, A6 processors. (Ex. IPhone5, Galaxy S3, HTC OneX, LG Optimus G)
But the quality of the picture is comparable to any other phones.

Lastly, Design of the phone is the best out of all the other phones in current market right now.
Transparent bar at the bottom makes the phone look distinctive and unique. It's square and arc mixture of design makes it look very sharp, clean, and makes comfortable in your hand.
I would give this phone 3 and a half stars cuz of it's overall build quality and price but since there arnt any option for half star and I'm a sony fan so.. yeah:]
If you are a sony fan and care about the design the most then this is it.

Pros.
-Unique & distinctive design
-Matt finish and rounded arc design makes not slippery and comfortable in your hand.
-Camera
-Battery life
-Clear and loud speaker
-High density pixels(342ppi) HD display

Cons.
-Colors of the display is not as accurate and seems to be washed out.
-Unexpected stop issues
-Non-responsive navigation touch sensor.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
on December 23, 2012
excellent product just received it today from the courier costs in Venezuela but everything perfectly works perfectly with my account of Digitel in Venezuela recommend movistar tried it worked well with fast and reliable
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on March 13, 2013
I bought this phone and a "Straight Talk" micro sim card from Walmart so I can use their unlimited service (talk, text, data) for $45/mo. Didn't know if they'd work together but thankfully they did! The phone and the service work fantastic - it has better speed and service than a friend's Samsung Galaxy on the Verizon network (we tested and compared). The picture quality on this phone is amazing! The screen puts my old Iphone 3GS and the Galaxy to shame. It is very easy to work and runs very smoothly. I was going to order a protective case for it, but have yet to do so because the phone seems VERY sturdy to the point that it seems like it really doesn't need one. I dropped my iphone ONE time and it completely shattered everywhere - I was not happy! So far, I have dropped this phone twice and it does not even have a single scratch. HIGHLY recommend this phone!
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on October 23, 2012
Very nice phone with high quality! Android 4.0 makes everything easy to handle. Run fast! Same amount of good apps compared with iphone. If you feel tired with iphone or samsung, this one is a good offer. Only weakness is tapping Back, Home or Menu is a little bit tricky.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on March 17, 2013
This smartphone is really good, it took a while to arrive (but it's not amazon's fault, but the company that sent it to my country). But it was well worth the wait, since my previous smartphone was an aging iPhone 3G. I bought it for using it in venezuela, I just put the SIM card (well, the micro one) in, and it worked perfectly. Works well with all the cellular carriers here (movistar, digitel, i guess movilnet as well). It's fast, has a really nice screen, and a decent amount of memory. It mounts automatically once connected to my laptop, you don't need an intermediate programm at all. There is no SD slot, but I don't miss it. One charge lasts for the entire day (of course, provided you do not use it for intensive gaming). Antutu gave it 8341, which is good enough for me (for tweeting, some browsing, a few games, etc). It can even handle CPU demanding games, for instance riptide, which is a reference when it comes to benchmarking. I haven't tested other features yet, as the hdmi output, nor the cameras. but i strongly believe this is a good choice if you are looking for a decent, not so expensive, fully featured smartPhone.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on June 30, 2013
best android phone i've ever seen although i'm a really iphone fan. it has a great camera and video record. as a CON i would say its plastic cover is too fragil and the battery top comes out too easy. but considering the price is the best phone you can get
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on May 24, 2013
Overall, it's a good buy, price is reasonable. I hope they would include the mini HDMI cable, a little disappointment there. Shipping was ok, over a week, not able to track through USPS mail though.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on May 22, 2013
its a good celphone, not really fast whit a 1.7ghz processo like I think, but is ok, te battery its the problem personally needs to charge twice at day.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on March 29, 2013
1.7 GHz processor...great interface!!!!
smart headphones...great when playing the Walkman app at the gym!!!
Screen size...great clear view of any video, pic, navigation, reading emails, etc!!!
50 Gb BOX cloud storage... AWESOME gift from SONY MOBILE!!!
Very competitive smartphone at an excellent market price... I highly recommend this item!!!...it rocks!!!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on February 19, 2013
Tiene buena resolucion de pantalla y buen sonido yo lo uso con movistar aqui en venezuela y va bien, es rapido y no tiene que envidiarle nada a otros..
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