Sony Ericsson Xperia ray - user opinions and reviews

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To increase battery life you could install JuiceDefender + disable data when not using + disable both options 1.Use wireless networks and 2.Use GPS satellites on My Location. I've used this on a Xperia X8 and the battery life increased from 1 day to 2 days and somethimes even more. I'm curious if that will work also on Ray.

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  • 2011-09-06 23:59
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Bought xperia ray a week before.. impressive built from sony ericsson, very handy, display fails infront of super amoled plus display. good camera and sound quality. good battery backup 2- 3 days with 42 mins voicce calls, 30 sms, 1 hr 30 mins wifi net browsing, 2 hrs music playback, 20 mins navigation, 15 photos, 45 mins video playback, 30 mins operating the phone
overall excellent phone

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  • 2011-09-06 22:16
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-09-06 21:15 from TCvM - click to readWitch version of Android is it ? Because Arc users say that the battery life improved a lot vith the version 2.3.3...
But it seems that the Ray comes with gingerbread 2.3.3

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  • 2011-09-06 21:30
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I forgot to mention that a few years back, SE phones were big sellers too.

SE Ray's standby mode only:- 2 & 1/2 hours, 70% battery left. So do your own calculation.

Any owner / user of the Ray, pls. post your own experience.

I wish SE can see my comments & try to do something to rectify the battery issue.

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  • 2011-09-06 21:15
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> In reply to J @ 2011-09-06 20:15 from LhUv - click to readI only downloaded the Advanced task Killer, and the Battery Save Mode is on all the time. I download no other Apps.

This Ray phone kept me so busy in the past few day trying to find out a way to soet the battery life issue, that I do not have extra spare time to even bother with other functions nor Apps.

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  • 2011-09-06 21:03
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> In reply to bell @ 2011-09-06 08:35 from v0qJ - click to readTrust me, I love this phone. I finally decided not to exchange for another phone or another brand and just keep it for the time being, and wait for the Nokia N9 or iPhone5. if they are good, or wither one of them is good then I will buy them & get rid of the Ray. Too bad that the other 2 phone which I'm interested are a lot bigger than the Ray!!

SE Android phones is the most user friendly compare to any other Android OS running brand on the market.

Battery really sucks!!! ... In the past few days, I had been to different electronic store & spoken to different mobile phone dept. sales. Most of them who has frends or themselves who has owned the SE Arc; or got feedback from customers, told me that owners of Arc & collegues who owned, or who had owned the Arc also notice the battery drain very fast, the battery exhaust in a few hours too. If surving the web., then the battery will be completely empty in 2-3 hours' time.

One of the sales who I know very well told me not to trust blog opinion, because thereare SE fans who post fake information.

This mobile phone sales is using a Samsung Galaxy S2 himself. He told me that everyday hw wake up in the morning, he change the battery & leave home for work (12 houes work daily at the store), he only change his bttery everyday in the mornin before he goes to work, and there's still juice some left. I do not like Samsung phones at all - never!

The Bravia Engine of my Ray is turned off too, but just in standby only, I cannot get over 8 & 1/2 hours without even making a single call!!

Japanese are well know for electronics, but why such a disaster??!!

Sony was a high class name brand in the 80's & 90's, with all their electronic products. e.g. like their TV's, they were very expensive, Sony name mean high class, high quality product (mass production product wise). In the past, their TV can last for over 20 years without a single problem, but not anymore!!

Ericsson phone were hot stuff, and at the time, almost everyone who can afford one will want an Ericsson mobile phone,. Well Motorola was a famous brand too. Then came Samsung & Pantax (Korean name brand), then Nokia arise, with high end expensive 8801, 8850, all the 8 serious phones. Then Apple produce 3G & then 3Gs, but not that great; not until iphone4 made a big hit world wide. Now that at the present moment, Samsung SGSII is "The Phone" ... at least for the time being.

let's wait & see the next wave of battle.

Bravia Engine on or off does not affect the battery standby time much if you do not use the camera or for image in standby. I nhave the feeling that there must be something not right about the hardware SE use, or there are problems with their battery. Why SE do not rectify the problem? Do they test their phone modle before they release it on the market??!!

Even thew SE promotor admit to me that their new generation SE Android phones drain battery eatremely fast. The Samsung promotor who was there in the store was surprised by my bad experience with the Ray's standby time / battery life.

Arc has got Auto flash, but not the Ray. Material & build quality ray is better.






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  • 2011-09-06 20:37
  • TCvM
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Awesome! Finally a smaller quality smart phone!! :D
Had a super experiance with the x10. 1 1/2 with heavy web usage and lots of calls. Only thing you have to be aware of is all the apps you get some of them really drain your battery! Not the phone the apps!

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  • 2011-09-06 20:15
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need more post about the battery life. is it really that bad??? planning to get this phone!!

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  • 2011-09-06 20:04
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For all android users:
Please download JUICEDEFENDER from the market. It will improve your battery life. A lot.

Xperia Neo user.

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  • 2011-09-06 19:28
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Cant imagine the battery being that bad especially if the phone is just on standby or something.Would really appreciate if early adopters of this phone have some more feedback about the battery(and i hope its positive for a change :)

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  • 2011-09-06 18:45
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Had a play around with this phone at my local Carphone Warehouse and I have to say initially I was impressed with the specs of the Ray but not very impressed with the phone after usage. I can't comment much about the battery talk time but according to the Ray the screen was using up to 85% of the battery while other systems like Android OS was around 2% maybe significantly reducing brightness and turning of the Bravia Mobile Engine will increase talk time. Compared to other smartphones the touchscreen did not feel as responsive as it should be but what really made me walkaway from the phone was the home button in the middle of the phone stopped working during usage of the internet. No matter how hard I pressed I couldn't close it down, not a good start for the Ray!

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  • 2011-09-06 18:40
  • my7f
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Hey buddies! Relax, you've got the phone from couple of days and you can't judge whether the battery life is good or not. For example, Arc's battery lasted for few hours in the first days of exploit and after that ( couple of weeks, power saving hints, 2.3.2 -> 2.3.3 etc. ) it could make it for 2-4 days with normal usage. So don't panic, a bunch of reviews are on the way i think and the battery life will be discussed thoroughly.Best wishes, Ray-Fan.

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  • 2011-09-06 16:56
  • pSPw
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was abt 2 buy dis mobile...just red abt its awful battery life...is the BATTERY LIFE dat bad?

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  • 2011-09-06 14:48
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i m gonna buy this mobile. need information about its battery back up

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  • 2011-09-06 10:02
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Switch off ur Bravia Engine when u dont work with videos and Photos :) It has nothing to do with other features. and dont use Live wall papers....

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  • 2011-09-06 09:27
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Am happy that i went for Xperia MINI.(Tests done in Xperia MINI)

1.Battery 8hrs 32 mins of continous packetdata using. takes my battery to 17%. Luckily i dint wait for Xperia Ray :)
2.15hrs of music took my battery to 22%.
3.Half an hour of music , 30 mins calls, 50sms,and FB for 15mins. and stand by now my mobile charge is 71%.
Bravia ENgine.

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  • 2011-09-06 09:24
  • uuhp
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oh my...i'm planning to buy this phone in few days but on what i've read the battery sucks, it doesn't last long, it drains quick. to those who have it please tell me what really the score is when it comes to its battery life...i like everything about the phone but if the battery is not good then i'll buy arc or htc sensation instead.

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  • 2011-09-06 08:35
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> In reply to wegdan @ 2011-09-01 22:40 from fv$E - click to readConsider number of votes

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  • 2011-09-06 07:25
  • bChb
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-09-04 20:40 from TCvM - click to readyup, i know right! kinda frustrating that its not auto flash! but i still love my ray!

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  • 2011-09-06 05:58
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-09-05 23:47 from ftKH - click to readI really like this phone because of the size which gives a good grip when handling phone calls. Also, one hand operation is possible.

I only have 2 complain with this phone:
1. Battery
2. Small fonts (to comfortable to read)

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  • 2011-09-06 00:37
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