I bought this phone few hours ago... superb phone. there is only one thing I dont like: camera light. It isn't flash light.
Dalgard, 25 Oct 2011Experienced users, please help! I'm undecided what to buy: I used Nokia phones since 1993. ... moreSave yourself a lot of tome and £$$€€ and buy a Sony Ericsson Elm. Not a "smart-phone" but has GPS. The phone lasts 9 days for me on standby if I don't use it.
Experienced users, please help!
I'm undecided what to buy: I used Nokia phones since 1993. But now I need GPS on my phone, so it seems I am forced to buy a smartphone.
This is what I absolutely need:
1. talking to the phone (of course). So, excellent sound.
2. a long life battery. I used to recharge my phone every 7-10 days, so I hate to carry a recharger or a spare battery with me. I don't want a phone which needs to be recharged daily or twice a day. Battery life is VERY important for me.
3. GPS. I need to use the GPS very often, and in foreign countries/cities.
4. a reasonably small phone.
This is what I don't need:
1. Playing games on my phone. (I just bought a 6000$ desktop for games).
2. Browsing the internet (I usually carry a laptop with me, and I will soon buy an ultrabook. But, maybe my needs will change about browsing in particular).
So, what should I choose? Android? Symbian Belle? It seems Android eats battery very fast, while Symbian will be abandoned soon. After researching the specs on paper, I hesitate between these:
1. Samsung Galaxy S2 or S (they have all I need, plus a great battery o paper)/
2. Nokia 600 or 701 (I like more the lok of N500 and N600, than the rounded corners of 701, but N600 is not on the market yet).
3. Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray (great look, plus all I need...except for the battery life? I really don't know how this phone is behaving in real life).
Any other suggestion will be appreciated. Thanks, and sorry for my bad english, I am not a native.
Most reviews I've read points out that the ray's screen is prone to scratches.
Is this true?
jean, 24 Oct 2011i already have seen xperia ray being sold here and i love how it looks.. i want this for my hu... moreJean,
I understand what you mean. Thou a man myself, I bought it for the same reasson, size. I used a Nexus S which is better than Ray, but what I love about this phone is the size. It is not long ago when we wanted our phones as small as can be, hence why don't understand why they are making bigger phones. It is true that the fonts ar quite small, but I am on my late 30's, so I still can read. In the end of the day all I want is a small phone I can carry, to have wifi and a decent camera and eventually to use some of the applications(Facebook, Twitter,Skype etc). I do not want a huge phone to replace a computer, as that is impossible, anyway!
As I travel a lot, I always have my tablet with me, so for other activities (reading, HD games) I can use the Pad instead of the phone. In the end of the day, a phone is a phone...regardless to how smart it is.
It is funny, once again, how a small Blackbbery(bold) is not considered "girlish" but this phone is.
I couldn't care less about what people think, so go ahead and buy your husband a Ray...:))
I find this phone has great features and has a good feel, price appears to be about average but when on contract it hardly breaks the bank.
With it's 8mp camera photos are great until you zoom right in it can look fuzzy so I wonder what mega pixel the sensor is.
720 HD recording works very well and it is a good job it comes with a 4gb card.
Being Android, there are plenty of apps to play about with not mention the ones pre-installed.
One big thing that bugs me is the way the photo gallery works and you have no file manager.
Only problems I have had with this phone is it often decides not to login to apps such as facebook, google, sony etc and the internal sensor doesn't like cases with magnetic clasps.
Friends I bought SE XPeria Ray and used for 15 days. Though overall its a good phone, but It has one special problem : It has some issued in wifi connectivity. With some routers/wifi modems, the moment it connects, it will disconnect all other connected devices and then it will also disconnect. I tried by exchanging Handset, modem everything, but nothing worked. Finally returned phone to Sony Ericsson. So all users pl check your wifi connectivity.
this is my 4th week using the ray (st18a). the touch screen is Not responsive as iphone, if you have multi apps open, u can fell the lag when u switch between them or open apps. iphone4s is much smoother. battery only last for 13-14hr, I listen 2hr music, SMS alot, so I have to charge once I got home. reason I like the phone is it's small, I don't like big phone, it can tethering & hotspot without rooted the phone. camera and video recording pretty good, I give it 7 from 1-10 over all.
jean, 24 Oct 2011i already have seen xperia ray being sold here and i love how it looks.. i want this for my hu... moreDon't worry about the touchscreen. I have a Ray and the touchscreen is very responsive.
i already have seen xperia ray being sold here and i love how it looks.. i want this for my husband.. he doesn't like big phones.. it's perfect but i am worried about some feedbacks regarding its touchscreen being not so responsive.. is it really not responsive? or can it be fixed with proper settings?
so far, this issue holds me back for buying one..
thanks. God bless all!
Sony ericsson india sucks. they have not launched the ray in white and neither can anyone have seen the livesound headset. very bad move by SE
You should choose this or Neo. The onscreen keyboard is totally funcional. And this has a bigger screen, easy to type.
Anonymous, 22 Oct 2011If you believe the front facing camera is so important to you, there are a lot of choices on h... moreI don't believe I said that the front facing camera was so important to me. I only stated that it had one where as the arc did not. This is one thing that the Ray has over the Arc.
Although I cant say I have used Skype in the toilet, I have used it when I am far away from Family and want to see and talk with them. It is very difficult to use a computer for Skyping when you are in the middle of nowhere and need to rely on 3G or HSDPA.
Zeno, 21 Oct 2011Awesome phone, got a question though. Anyone also got this little problem : bottom left plasti... morehey bro sory to hear that bt there is no plastic tning in ray..its all very solid n no cracking part.. i thin its ur phs defect...
I'm using HTC wildfire and have bought a new SE Xperia Ray. Xperia Ray is cool and amazing. It's beautiful, slim, stylish and elegant. It's the best phone I ever had. I just love it! Well done, Sony Ericsson!