too confused between xperia ray (great size), htc ryhme (good ui n accessories, value for money) and samsung galaxy w (good out of the box multimedia capabilities)...
ehga, 03 Oct 2011dose this cell phone have a flash
at backIt is suficient to look at thre photos to realize.
However it works as a Photo/Video light which means it has to be manually turned on/off depending on the light conditions. I believe SE choose to do it this way, because of the Exmor Sensor.Sometimes in low light conditions, this phone takes better photos than a phone using flash.In complete darkness instead, is below average as the flash ( which it looks like a flash but it is a photo/video light) is no way as strong as it should be, not even on par with average phone camera out there.
dontdothat, 02 Oct 2011I was pretty sure to buy this phone until I stumbled upon cases involving its unresponsiveness... moreI got no problem with the screen responsiveness.
However, the back and menu touch key is less responsive. Sometimes, I have to tap the keys a few times for it to register.
pony, 02 Oct 2011thanQ so much for your great information and color advice :D
can u install apps on the memo... moreApplications can be, manually instaled, on the SD card if you go Setings/Applications/Manage Applications. There you will find 4 screens:
If you check the "Dowonloaed" screen, you will find that some applications were automatically instaled (that goes for all Android phones)on the internal memory, and the option "move to SD" will pop up on the right had side of the screen.
Please note that not all the applications can be installed on the SD. What is most important, the applications that takes the most memory (Gmail/Facebook,Adobe Flash Player,etc) can't be moved to SD, unless you have a rooted phone.
Even with a rooted phone, if, for instance, will transfer the Facebook application to SD everytime you will switch off the phone and switch it on, you will have to manually sign in again into Facebook account.You will also notice that your Facebook contacts disspeared and will not get them back until you sign back into your account and syncronize your account.
This is why more internal phone memory you have, better it is. Applications are also building "cache" , so if initially your Facebook aplication had 4MB you will soon realize that it grew to 12MB.
On a different note, the phone will also access first the phone memory, hence why any application on the SD card will open slower than if instaled on the Phone memmory.
There is also an application on the Market, called APP2SD. This application will automatically detect, once instaled, which of your other application freshly downloaded, can be moved to SD.It will save you some time as you will not have to browse through your applications and figure it out yourself which one can be transfered.
I was pretty sure to buy this phone until I stumbled upon cases involving its unresponsiveness. Is it true? All xperia ray or just some of it? I want it really bad :(
And the lacks of xvid/dvix can it be overcome by apps in the market?
Marinaud, 02 Oct 2011Golden for 3 reassons:
1. You can get a black cover anytime
2.On black the dust is getting a... morethanQ so much for your great information and color advice :D
can u install apps on the memory card or u need to download application from market?
day ago I was about to buy NOKIA 701...but after seeing this beauti I got confused???
Enlighten me about both if someone is using....Genrally i hav prob with SE of battery........
my requirements are
Good Built hardware
Marinaud, 01 Oct 2011I would like to share with you couple of intetersting things I believe will meake some light a... moreregarding the battery life, I thinks should give time to calibrate your phone and its battery. could you please make a comparison after weeks of use. im pretty sure battery consumption will change(hoping for improvement).
pony, 02 Oct 2011If u wanna buy this phone , which color would u choose ? and why? Golden for 3 reassons:
1. You can get a black cover anytime
2.On black the dust is getting around the screen frame...on the golden one woulnd't be that visible.
3.You can find spare black covers and adding that on your Golden Xray will meake the phone unique: Black front, golden sides and home screen frame and back to black on the back....
Hope it helped.
I love this phone. Can't wait to get my hands on this. The only problem is, I don't have enough money... :( :( :(
Picaso, 01 Oct 2011HTC Incredible S is better choice.But Incredible s lacks Divx/Xvid support. Rite?
I would like to share with you couple of intetersting things I believe will meake some light and determine some of you, either purchasing or not the device.
To be very honest with you, I fell sort of dissapointed of the last review I have seen out there on many sites and as I am a cellphone collector i believe you might find my opinion extremely useful.
You always have to see what you compare a cellphone with. What it is you are asking for a phone and which devices you are comparing with.
What would suit better you needs, what do you need most and what you can dispose. Is it a camera, is it a social media platform, a phone that can me "smart" sometimes or a "smart" with phone call capabilities.
Here is how we stay ( please consider that I use a Nexus S on a daily bassis and I bought this phone for my collection couple of days ago)
1.Design: one of the best I have seen/not bother by the size as I don't have big hands
Although 3.3 inch screen feels smaller than Samsung Wave, let's say. It is because of it's aspect ratio.Definatelly, not a drawback here, you can get used to. I do like small phones and I don't understand what is with htis madness of making phones bigger and bigger.Are we all forgeting how small we wanted our phones years ago? I believe a 4 inch display should be the maximum.
2.weight & fell: I got the Golden one, really slim and really light. It is 23 grams lighter than my Nexus S, but it does not feel way lighter. It is a very compact phone, maybe this is why. Quite slipery but with a cover you will be just fine.
3.Android 2.3.3: I have heard some poeple purchased the device with Android 2.3.4. Hard ot believe as I got mine in England. Yes, Livesound set in the box, plus a spare screen protector. (spare, because right under the protection plastic, you will find already attached a screen protector. Great, as you don;t have to spend with the operation.
4. I have noticed it consumes more RAM then the phone I use on a daily bassis. It might be the Timesacape.
5.Screen responsivness: I have heard many people complaining about the screen not being very responsive.Well, I guess is because of the Penitill matrix technology in use. Screen being very small, you will need to touch right on the icon to work. It happened to me couple of times that I had to touch and touch again.To be honest, far from Nexus S...screen responsivness, but once again, I believe is because of the screen technology.
If you have the chance, take a Ray in the sunlight and look carefully at the screen and you will notice litle dots...it is the screen techonolgy, not the best, hence why sometimes might appear not responsive.
If you touch the icond right in the midle, it will respond every single time.So, if you like the phone, but have big fingers, this is not for you! You will get anoyed.
Colours are rich except the blues....for some reasson, don't ask me why, the blu is distorsioned.
Very readable in the the sunlight.
Obvioulsy, tilting the phone you will loose the sharpness.
Now, I am hearing of Nova,Bravia,IPS,...and all those stuff.... I am glad to see everyone is trying, but honestly, once you go superamoled, you just can't go back...unless you want a Nokia. The Clearblack Nokia's technology is the only one coming close to Superamoled!!! I am sorry...but that is the truth.
5.Network/ WIFI signal: Definatelly better than my Nexus S, so you will be fine. I would say is above average.
6.Altough equiped with a 1 Ghz processor, it can't come close to today's demands. Struglling, sometimes with the photos....speed wise...It can do the trick, no problem, but side by side Nexus S is twice faster (opening the gallery, the phonebook)
7.Browser: Don't ask me why, but the browser is extremely fast. I am not an engineer....but I have had many cellphones and quite a few in my collection....boy this is fast...I wish it could give up some of the borwser speed, for other applications...
8.text Imput: quite precised considering the size.
I like the 3X4 keypad, but with this one...there is one thing I don;t like. When you select the word, it does not insert the "break" after the selected word, automatically...
It's just a simple thing, but even a downloaded keyboard like "go keyboard" can do it...
Come on....SonyEicsson, you csan do better than that...
9.Battery Life: It is and it isn't....and here is why
3.3 inches screen(Ray-brightness-59%) vs 4.0 inches screen (Nexus S brighness-100%)
2,46 minutes browsing on both phones using the Dolphin HD browser (don't ask me how pacient I was)/background data switched off on Ray(we know Mediascape is power hungry), switched on on Nexus S
Results: Ray,battery= 33%
Nexus, battery= 58%
So,why this litle fellow needs so much energy, don't aks me...but do ask yourself how you are going to use the phone.
If you intend to chat,upload and use Mediascape on a daily bassis, the litle one, will not make it through the day. Guaranteed...I was absolutelly surprised to see how much can consume a such a small phone.
If used as a phone and here and there, check a mail is the perfect phone for you....if you have good eyes.
Another drawback SE should look into is the font size.Is really, too small. I have seen small screens like these (Samsung Wave)performing better.
All these being said, figure it out for yourself...no doubt, the best looking android phone...or even touch screen phone, considering the size. (Nokia N9 is not bad at all, but way bigger)
Hope it helps deciding!
I have had the Ray for 5 days. I am no technophobe. I was stuned by how good it is. Camera has led flash but is great, (I also have Satio with 12mp camera, not much to compare between the two.)
You will not be disapointed with the Ray.
Because it is Android it will rely on running apps in the background, like any Android phone and it spends a lot of time on the internet, so do not buy one without a data plan!
This phone wud hav been my phone right now but android market cant be paid through your phone bill ..... so i m so glad Nokia's Ovi Store has it ... n i m still happier with 12MP Camera, FM Transmitter .... But i still wish dis phone also gets a chance to be owned by me...