Please let me know the music quality in the headphones....I like the phone very much and want to buy it within 2-3days
Why the flash light is not flashing....just giving light only....and not sufficient to take shots...please help me to resolve this..!!
Have been using it for 3 months. It runs 720p youtube videos without lag, unlike what gsmarena said about it running 480p with choppy frames. 1080p was an overkill though.
Casual gamers will find this phone sufficient. However, if you are looking at demanding games such as Six Guns from Gameloft, it does lag a bit during gameplay at scenes whereby there are many enemies charging at you.
However, I hate it when I hit the Home button and the desktop takes sometime to refresh itself; this happens when the previous app you were using eats a lot of RAM.
sony xperia ray..indeed is a powerful phone for its size. just bought it. Indeed a good phone. I guess sony ericson really know what we consumers wants. The battery suprises me for such a slim phone. I am a heavy user and phone lasted the whole day.
Awesome android.. no problem till now. but heavy gamer go for dual core.
Hello everybody! I would just like to know should I buy this phone? The thing is I have big hands and I am wondering if it will have a big effect on my experience with ray? I dont want to buy a phone and not be able to write messages.. Please help. Thank you in advance :)
Hi pls tell me which one among is the best sony erricssion xperia arc or equivalant price samsung phone !!! I am very much confused about this !!!
A few tips:
Set browser plugins (flash, etc) to on demand so that they don't slow down the browser when not needed. When you want to enable some flash content, you just have to click on it. 720p Youtube videos work fine, if they are jerky, set the player to fullscreen.
Games work great, I tried Riptide GP, Gameloft HD games, Angry Birds and more and everything worked fine. Riptide is the game with the best graphics available on the market.
Root the phone (google for it) and install titanium backup to remove unneeded sony crapware, but don't try it if you don't know what you're doing because you can render the phone unusable if you delete something important. Apps such as trackID, Neoreader or the sony stores are safe to remove.
Install an ad blocker from the market to remove those annoying ads in apps.
Lower the screen brightness if you want to save battery, leave bravia engine on as it only sharpens pictures and video and does not waste any battery.
Don't use task killers because closing background apps does not save any battery and can actually cause problems in some apps.
Video call only works in skype and similar apps due to android limitations.
Camera flash has to be turned on manually. It can also be used as a torch if you download a torch app from the market, very useful.
Every SonyE phone that came out in 2011 will get the ICS (Android 4) update in March.
Enjoy your new Ray, it's an amazing phone.
Nook, 18 Oct 2011Can anyone tell me more about the LED notification strip around the home key:
- Which even... moreIt signals whether you have missed calls or message by blinking green, and low battery by blinking red. When you use the phone it lights up white just to look cool.
Yuo can change the colors of the notifications using apps such as Blink, and you can have it light up any color you want.
Why does it say in the review that flash videos in youtube were choppy to watch? I tried 720P today and they played fine. Oh, and to zoom in the camera you use the volume buttons.
sample shots of the ray :> http://www.flickr.com/photos/alvinrds/sets/72157628430989029/detail/
drdravidan, 28 Oct 2011neo or ray??? and what is all about this photo light/flash thing...The photo light means u have to turn on the LED light before taking photos in low light situation, as opposed to flash light where the camera automatically flashes the LED light when a photo is taken. :)
Excellent smart phone if you can compromise. Great size for practical daily use, no need to by bigger carry cases, light weight 100g and relatively cheap/free on monthly deals. Great clear screen resolution nearly 300dpi. Turn of all the wasteful stuff and the standby would be 3-6 days but I can’t stop playing with it long enough to find out. A big plus for me is the amount of great free apps/games on Android Market to fill in most shortfalls on the phone (keyboard apps, speak in text etc.) but you should dig around on a full sized PC browser first.
A bit fiddly to use, surprisingly so when used as a basic phone (smart phones generally I think). Avoid setting to preferred 3G(WCDMA) network connection in a low signal area, gets hot in calls and drain battery (same for all phones), for my area 2G(GSM) works best. The 8MP camera should have a lower 4 or 5 MP setting to save space and the images shot indoors are too noisy but blur slightly less than some. Front facing VGA camera, video chat calls not supported in MSN WLM apps yet, only Skype and Yahoo etc.
> Screen viewing angles
Not noticed any issue in daily use.
> No smart dialling
Add single click 'Direct Dial' shortcuts anywhere on the desktop. Hard to figure out how to setup so Google for it.
> Loudspeaker has below average performance
Not too bad for music but speaker phone is a bit quite and the mic makes you distant, something previous Sony phones did quite well???
> No DivX/XviD support
Android apps, not tried though.
> Non hot-swappable memory card
File mangers apps can easy web/FTP share across Wifi or setup PC file shares for in/out auto file transfers to/from PC. Really quick and handy, no need to remove SD cards anymore. Brilliant!
> No HDMI port (the arc and the Neo have one)
The Ray is a smaller phone package. Do you really need a HDMI port on a device like this, probably not?