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Just found as trying to decide whether to go for HTC Evo 3D or this (as now cheaper deal than Phone4U unless you are upgrading).

Price is £199.89 + £10 top-up

If you have already decided on the Arc S this seems a great PAYG deal.

Note: Only in white and with Vodaphone, O2 or T-Mobile top up.

Free Delivery

Not sure on cashback so someone out there might know.
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Seems pretty good to me.

Beta version of ICS released for it now too.
Mmmmm...................this or the HTC Evo 3d!
Evo feels much better sony is just a plastic ...
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Evo feels much better sony is just a plastic ...

The internal chassis is very rigid metal, the phone doesn't flex. Only the outer casing is plastic, so cheap to replace if you damage it.
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Is it locked to the above networks or can i use any sims later.
Phones from Dialaphone are usually unlocked as they do a range of networks. Don't know about this deal specifically though
this, or htc 3d.................... oO
I ordered a Evo 3d last week. It is a lovely phone. Very smooth and fast, intuitive and the 3d does impress. However, it was just too brick like for me. I also could not see me using the 3d other than to show off so I sent it back.

Although the casing on this is said to be a bit cheap, it is a lot thinner and lighter and has an 8mp camera. Very tempting.
If you go through contract, the cheapest out there for Arc S black work out to be less than £50 at the end of 24mth, but I guess a lot of people don't like going through those hassles. No vote from me.
looks quite nice
Looks like a good phone for the price. But I have just bought one. :(
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Literally just bought an evo 3d and have tried both in the past. In my personal view I prefer the evo. The evo will definitely perform better due to the dual core processor and 1gb ram compared to 512mb, and the camera application on the evo 3d is far better than the slow one on the xperia arc s. Evo 3D is better in my opinion, but still a good price for a decent phone
I have one of these. Well - SE have it at the moment. A superb phone once rooted and all the crap cleared off it. The screen is superb. Really clear and excellent colours. It is super fast considering it is single core - probably the fastest single core out there. It really is snappy.

My problem is that a hairline crack has appeared round the proximity sensor. Having googled it this appears to be a common issue with them.

I have never dropped this phone and it has always been in a bumper/case so really can't see why this has cracked. Apparently SE have got a new cover for it that is more robust so hopefully it will be sorted now.

This is the only issue I have had with it I must add. It really is a super phone.

Oh, and the camera is brilliant.

Heated as this is a very good deal.

Edited By: Siddas on Feb 29, 2012 18:47
I absolutely love, love, love my Arc S. It's probably the favourite phone I've ever had (especially once I've customised the interface with ADWLauncher to make it more like HTC Sense). The software is the only real thing that could've been improved on it aside from the lack of front facing camera. Can't recommend it enough.
Just to reinforce the casing comments, I use a Desire HD (much the same as the Evo) , the sports an Arc S.

Whilst the Arc does feel plastic, fragile and light by comparison the chassis is rigid and the ergonomics are good - if a little Slippy in the palm.

By contrast my DHD feels well made, but heavy and very thick in your hand. The other point is that when you inevitably drop it the plastic case can be replaced for £10, my DHD on the other hand has some nice sharp metal burrs that need filing down... Cost of a new body? No clue!

The one thing I didn't like about the Arc was Sony's overlay, much preferred sense though that is purely subjective. ICS is scheduled for late March and Sony have impressed me with their proactive approach to offering 2012 features on their 2011 phones.
Siddas how you root and what carp needs cleaning please?
My girlfriend sold her Samsung Galaxy Note to pay for this and a pair of HD beats. Loves the phone she has previously owned iPhone 4, iPhone,and Samsung Galaxy note in her opinion this is the best phone she has owned
Shame it's not black.
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Siddas how you root and what carp needs cleaning please?

Ok - I must stress that rooting is done at your own risk - however it worked perfectly for me following the thread here - http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1320350

I have heard that upgrading to ICS will undo the root - bookmark the page and have a look a few days after as I am sure another root version will be available.

Also look at the thread here - HUKD SE Thread
- there is a lot to read through but some really good info.

This is the list of what you do and don't need on your Arc S -


PM me if you need any other stuff, apps, etc.
I am now running this ICS ROM:


Really good, root not lost.

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