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!
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.
was abt 2 buy dis mobile...just red abt its awful battery life...is the BATTERY LIFE dat bad?
i m gonna buy this mobile. need information about its battery back up
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....
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%.
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.
Anonymous, 04 Sep 2011There is no camera auto flash, just a manual on / off LED light. yup, i know right! kinda frustrating that its not auto flash! but i still love my ray!
Anonymous, 05 Sep 2011Sorry it's a pity. Xperia ray again? I have been holding this phone in high esteem. Now am dis... moreI 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:
2. Small fonts (to comfortable to read)
[deleted post]Sorry it's a pity. Xperia ray again? I have been holding this phone in high esteem. Now am disappointed. I wont buy it again either. Not after this your terrible experience with the buttery.
Anonymous, 05 Sep 2011They are both turned off. Auto-sync turned is off too. Battery save mode is on. I thought S... moreMy friend has an Xperia X8, and there's an option for turning off the data traffic. Also, another user said the bravia engine, when on, sucks power.
guys i want to buy this phone..plz sugest me tht shall i buy or not....
[deleted post]First try resetting your phone. If it didn't work, try a repair using pccompanion. I think the battery drain you have is just a software issue that can be fixed by the way i told above. Do you believe a 1500mah can give only 5 hours standby? And, please get rid of the app killer. 2.3 can itself manage apps intelligently. :)
4h 39m 38s on battery, and the battery level is only 29% left. Only had a few calls, total call time not more than 30 minutes. No serving the Web., no playing with the phone screen / features, no games, no camera used - nothing. All application were turned off / killed by Advanced Task Killer.
AnonD-1796, 05 Sep 2011Do you have wi-fi and bluetooth on all the time? Battery life is a truly concerning issue.Just checked my phone - Pone on battery for 44m 59s, and the battery level is 88% only. The phone was on standby mode within this time.
AnonD-1796, 05 Sep 2011Do you have wi-fi and bluetooth on all the time? Battery life is a truly concerning issue.They are both turned off. Auto-sync turned is off too. Battery save mode is on.
I thought SE use LCD backlight, which uses a lot of bettery, but the spec. says LED, so I believe this is not where the problem is.
Do you have any other suggestions which migh tbe helpful?
Nothing to say about this phone..
Its is a 99.99% perfect phone. I have never seen before in any mobile brand include SONY. but it's come 1st from SONY..
One thing i want share to everyone, SONY knows perfectly how to server consumer. That is the main point..SONY respect their consumer and giving us variety with innovative products.. Thanks SONY.