I have been using this phone for close to one month. Here are my likes and dislikes on this phone:
The Design is compact- Not to worry that you are carrying a pencil box in your pocket.
The interface response is good - Before going for this phone I came across few comments that this phone's touch response is not that good or you should actually tap hard on the icons. Thankfully I did not have such issues using this phone, I really liked the response, its smooth.
The Sync of Phone contacts with face books profiles The contacts will show the pics & details from Facebook once you allow the sync option. Technically you only need to make the sure the contact name saved on the phone is matching with that of Facebook profile.
Android Market Accessing the Market for apps in this phone is quite fast.
Music Quality The Music Quality is good.
Camera The Camera Quality is fine.
Call Quality One of the best.
Sync of office E-mails I started to sync my office e-mails into this phone and it works great. I just respond to important e-mails even when I am out of office.
The Camera Given the fact the Camera is 8 MP, I expected to enjoy a better pixel content/quality. A little Zoom on the camera will end the snap in VGA quality picture.
Battery I hear this phone has a good battery compared to the ones in the Market but I still doubt if thats correct, I recharge twice a day, though I use the Internet only when required (45 mits) and turn off the data traffic, Listen to Music not more than 30 mits, Calls and messaging will come around 1.5 Hours on an average.
Overall the phone is excellent. I rate it 4 out of 5.
hi i have this phone since 3 days, how can i browse in maps? like on sd card?
i want to buy xperia ray. you have its alternative option? my budget is 20 k.
i am from india. please reply me soon..ur comments are good and genuine too...
very tempted to buy this ph but its a tie wit this n the neo v...
also considered nokia 701 only for these reasons - 8gb inbuilt memo, nfc and preloaded photo/video editor, good file manager and good mutitaskin..
in case i buy the ray, can anyone suggest a good file manager, and good photo n video editors in the android market...
i m using this phone from a month...i love it..its great...battery life is better then arc....sexy look,handy,.....screen clarity is great......camera is also good.......
Da7id, 17 Nov 2011i'm thinking to buy this model.. am I doing right???? I don't wanna regret again like xperia x... moreyes you are doing good. every thing is perfect in this phone. screen is sensetive like iphone and multitouch up to 10 fingers. 16x zoom available on 8megapixel. camera seems to be one of the best cameras. even on low light the camera performs better then iphone.
Da7id, 17 Nov 2011i'm thinking to buy this model.. am I doing right???? I don't wanna regret again like xperia x... moreMusic sounds good ,even with the middle order MH410 headsets supplied with the phone,they are loud enough and thers plenty of bass.Loud speaker is pretty good sounding too.
Even with 2.3.3 software there was zoom taking camera pictures,now with 2.3.4 there is zoom while making videos.This video zoom was one of the more important reasons for me to update the phone otherwise i was even happy with 2.3.3.
As for 3G,u have to have the right handset, with the right carrier,(the bandwidths have to match) to have 3G enabled.
There are many ways of transferring apps. Data connection,WiFi,Bluetooth,USB.
Phone seems to be smoother after update to 2.3.4 :-)
...is there any app that can shut down the phone...does ray has timer regarding this?
also...is there a way to install apps from pc or wi-fi?
Just upgraded to 2.3.4. Not missing the CRT animation guys,still a fabulous phone!!!
It's the best of Sony phones out right now,no hesitation in giving it strongest of recommendations.
mdz, 16 Nov 2011skumar123 It runs smooth,no hanging so far. Live wallpaer of SG2 run good. Any phone will sta... morei'm thinking to buy this model.. am I doing right???? I don't wanna regret again like xperia x10 mini... pliz dude.. is there zoom while taking pictures and videos???? how is the music?????
i'm thinking to buy this model... guys tell me am i doing the right thing????? cause I don't wanna regret by buying the model like xperia x10mini. please guys.
Just updated my X-Ray to Android 2.3.4 two days ago.
This is what I can say about the update so far:
- Slightly improved standby battery time
- 3D sweep panorama camera feature
- Nice swipe-based keyboard (love it!)
- Improved music widget animation
- Screen capture feature
- Nice screen on animation
- Old CRT screen off animation has gone
- Slightly slower screen on time
- Folder icon change (i prefer the old one as it looked tidier)
It runs smooth,no hanging so far. Live wallpaer of SG2 run good. Any phone will start hanging if you let to many apps run in the background :)
this and many reviews that i saw and read have pinted to the no air gap display.The main advantage is the pictures,text,appear close to the surface of the screen,improves colors,clarity etc.
The more compelling thing i read some where is that dust can come in between the lcd and glass in the phones with the display with the gap,and i also read a neo owner complaining of it.This might be a one of happening,but considering i will not be changing my phone soon,this no gap display will ensure that i dont worry about dust :)
mdz, 15 Nov 2011I did use the Neo a bit,but few things like 'No AIr gap display" in the Ray,retina-like r... moreThanks for your observation and yes, screen is one thing you want to last and use all the time. Guess Ray has comparatively a better screen with higher DPI as well.
Does Ray hang while is usage, heard about this problem, is it true or a false comment?