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> In reply to jm @ 2011-09-07 05:46 from vaPm - click to readbro how much did you bought the SE Xray?

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  • 2011-09-07 14:21
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Using it for 2 days now. Charged yesterday morning, still going strong with over 60% left. Despite having downloaded a whole load of apps, and running Go Launcher.

Don't see any problem with battery life, much better than my old Samsung Wave

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  • 2011-09-07 11:40
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> In reply to jm @ 2011-09-07 11:02 from vaPm - click to readthank you for reply

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  • 2011-09-07 11:24
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> In reply to mobile_lover @ 2011-09-07 07:27 from vGqh - click to readmedium usage

texting all day (maximum of 200 sms per day)
calling all day (maximum of 15 minutes per call, and maximum of 10 calls for that day)

music playing all day (maximum of 3 hours for that day)
picture and video capturing (maximum of 1 video shot and 10 camera shots for that day)

internet(including Social networks, email, browsing (maximum of 1 hour during that day)

playing games (none)

my suggestions

1. do not over load or full load widgets in all 5 homescreen (use only those usable for easy access)

2. set the screen brightness to 10% if you're at home or set 50% if you're on field

3. run advance task killer time to time even if you set it in auto kill

4. download apps2sd and clear apps caches regularly or time to time

5. turn off your phone once a day

6. when playing music using speaker do not full the volume

7. when making calls, avoid using loudspeaker if unnecessary, or better use the headset when making calls

8. play games if you're at home but if you;re on field do not or may be just one - four time with maximum of 10 minutes per game

ill let you know some tips in the future while still
playing xperia ray features.

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  • 2011-09-07 11:02
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xperia ray or xperia mini pro.
Which is better.
I had no worry about the noise prblm in xperia mini pro.
But of the both,which has better battery backup.
Please suggest me.
Thank you

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  • 2011-09-07 09:14
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> In reply to jm @ 2011-09-07 05:46 from vaPm - click to readhey jm can you please tell us how was ur medium use

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  • 2011-09-07 07:27
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I am in love with this phone based on the specs alone! But all I've read for weeks has been release dates for UK, Middle East, India and Asia. The phone is compatible with AT&T, so when is it coming to the USA?! I'm dying from anticipation!!!

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  • 2011-09-07 06:54
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all xperia ray users, pls post more comment on the battery life.

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  • 2011-09-07 06:53
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> In reply to jm @ 2011-09-07 05:46 from vaPm - click to readhow much is your xperia ray? where did you bought it? I'm also from phils and I'm choosing between ray and neo.. Thanks in advance

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  • 2011-09-07 06:38
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-09-07 05:59 from wdMY - click to readyeah i think he/she knows that xperia ray will sell like hotcakes in every market that's why he made such a " bad review " for this phone especially in the battery.

i guess that person doesnt really own an xperia ray because he doesnt know what he's saying especially about the battery.

xperia ray battery is far better than xperia arc, samsung galaxy s and htc desire base on my actual usage

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  • 2011-09-07 06:20
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if you observe, all the negative reviews about the battery life have been posted by the same user..

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  • 2011-09-07 05:59
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i bought xperia ray last saturday in grey market here in the philippines, the reserve battery life for newly purchased phone lasted for 4 hours for heavy use. (AS IN HEAVY)

i charge the phone on sunday 8am until 1200nn (yeah i leave it charging for 4 hours) from 1200nn sunday until now tuesday afternoon the phone is still alive with 10% battery and the up time is 47h22m30s. (medium usage only) not yet tried for heavy use and stand by mode. base on my observation the battery life is better than the other android phone especially for my former xperia arc only lasted for 1 day medium usage, samsung galaxy s less than a day and and worst htc desire lasted for just 14hrs or less.

overall xperia ray is superb phone with average battery stamina..

pls pls pls do not compare android OS to iOS as we all know anroid OS consumes so much battery due to running background application that cannot be killed. iOS is battery saver OS.

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  • 2011-09-07 05:46
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> In reply to bell @ 2011-09-06 08:35 from v0qJ - click to readWell my ray lasted for 20h 35 mins... with average use that is!

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  • 2011-09-07 05:11
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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
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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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