I had this telephone for a year, from Oct 2011 to Sep 2012. I chose it because of the small size.
When I got it, it restarted very often, you understand this when the telephone asks for the SIM pin code. On an airport in Munchen once when I tried to connect to WiFi, it restarted continuously for perhaps 10 minutes. But suddenly in early 2012, the restarts disappeared. There was a SW update (still Android 2.3) but it came later. During 2012, the phone only restarted perhaps once every two months so not so bad. I upgraded to Android 4 and it still restarted once or twice after that. I heard rumours of HW problems, something with the power stabiliser so it might not have been a SW problem.
The radio is not very good, much worse connectivity in my home compared to the old Nokia I had before (same operator and network).
The GPS was good in the beginning but later it started to take longer and longer for it to get a position. Perhaps this is normal behavior for GPS and I was just lucky the first couple of times.
The camera is great. Hi resolution, great image quality. The best feature of the phone.
i have recently got some issues with wifi it says ip address and mac address unavailable what to do ?? pls help me should i factory reset ?
Iam using it now!!! Best phone ever with its price!! Im using it with gingerbread because it is fast! I love the camera!! Sometimes it lags but its not a big deal, most of the time it performs well! :-) long battery life! :-) its 2 months old already, :-) you will never regret to buy it! It is very easy to hold! Its light! Feel free to ask anything! :) God bless!
AnonD-11726, 23 Oct 2012Not only slow, but with a lot of lag everywhere and plenty of bugs. You can see the number of ... moreSony/Sony Ericsson are as bad as LG for updates you cant trust these companys for updates..Most folk have to buy a phone for 2 years and expect updates and bug fixes..
Custom Rom, 21 Oct 2012Sony is not going to upgrade the 2011 xperia line anymore like to jelly bean or whatsoever..an... moreNot only slow, but with a lot of lag everywhere and plenty of bugs. You can see the number of bugs being discussed on the Sony forums itself.
Someone has created a petition to Sony for upgrading 2011 Xperias to Jellybeans and I had posted the link here. But seems it has been deleted. Don't know why.
So please just Google "xperia 2011 jellybeans petiton" and sign the petition. And try not to consider a Sony as your next phone unless Sony releases a stable and relatively bug free JB... or even ICS for that matter!!
Sony's current development team must be a real pathetic lot.
I want to buy this phone because slim and good camera but i want to know some more frome this phone can we use skyp by this phone or not and camera can chang the size the resoiution or not when we take photo because i heard some one said can not chang and i want to know about battery can use long time or not . Please some one reply me i should buy or not.
my phone rebooting after I installed ICS......specialy when I getting regular calls phone also rebooting......
Xperia Ray is a Great phone great spec for its range and great display. All we need or All I need is great successor Its time to evolve the XPERIA RAY to XPERIA RAY II with: 4.1-4.3 diplay SOLED-Sony oled display with PIXEL EYES tech. plus HD Screen with mobile bravia engine 2. dual core or quad. walkman app and mega bass equalizer, cyber shot technology with 14.1 megapixel. thats all plsssss SONY make Xperia RAy II with the same design plsss or rather evolve the xperia ray :). it can beat the Iphone 5 or any smartphone out there
AnonD-11726, 22 Oct 2012Indeed. But if you are careful, there should be no need for a screen protector esp. on scratch... moreI was carefoul with my phone and still after one year there ware tiny usage scratches - nothing big, but it was clear enough that this is one year old phone.
I saw my friend using iphone4 with cracked screen, cracked a lot - you can bearly see through...he doesnt mind! With screen protector and silicon case i can be care free about phone! It can even drop down, slide on street and it will probably stay protected. So every person have priorities - my is protected and carefree usage of phone. For someone it is visible design and not deminished screen view (not ever few percent).
When you dont have a lot of money to buy another phone, you must protect and care as much as posible the current one... ;)
Ica, 22 Oct 2012Screen can get scratched with substance that is harder that screen - for example sand from bea... moreIndeed. But if you are careful, there should be no need for a screen protector esp. on scratch resistant glass. I have phones with no screen protectors which have remained scratch free for years. Issue with screen protectors is that they can diminish the touch experience and visual appeal to a small extent, depending on quality.
AnonD-11726, 21 Oct 2012And I don't understand you. All screens are not alike. Thats why we have Gorilla and Dragontra... moreScreen can get scratched with substance that is harder that screen - for example sand from beach. Ofcourse there are all kind of types of screen with warious degree of resistance to scratches...And, on everyone it is recomended to put screen protector. So when it get scratched its cheeper to replace than screen. And on screen that is alredy scratched you can put screen protector and it will fill in the scratches so it will "wanish"...liquid that makes screen protector stick to screen fills scratches.
Every screen will get "usage" scratches if nothing else - no mater what. Because it will sure come in contact with sand, coins, keys, floor, fingers,...
AnonD-32925, 20 Oct 2012Please help me, how can I downgrade back to gingerbreadI love the perfomance, especially camera!
well my dad told me about this phone its sounds very good and i get music and free apps on the andriod market cant wait
Ica, 19 Oct 2012Every screen is scratchable - more or less...Whole phone is actualy one big screen...so use sc... moreAnd I don't understand you. All screens are not alike. Thats why we have Gorilla and Dragontrail. Ditto about the phone body - some are much more scratch resistant than others. And if you are careful, there should be no scratches. My factory installed screen protector has no visible scratches even after 3-5 months.
As far as Sony goes, they have installed the screen protector so well, people don't realize that its there and think its the glass that has scratched easily. Sony is partly to blame for not mentioning anywhere that it comes pre-installed.
Sony is not going to upgrade the 2011 xperia line anymore like to jelly bean or whatsoever..and with the current ics software the phone has become slower.The best way to upgrade your phone now is to install a custom rom.
you can downgrade to gingerbread by following the xperia ray club website........there they have a discussion page about how to downgrading to GB
Anonymous, 20 Oct 2012I believe the Ray comes with a screen protector already, that is what is being scratched "... moreCorrection - xperias comes with anti-shatter protector, you can see it if watch closely on uper edge of phone. But, that protector gets scratched - you can remove it and put just regular screen protector. I left anti-shatter protector and put over it screen protector.
It dropped once on flor on screen and nothing happened, didnt crack or anything. Anti-shatter protector protected it...haha! ;)
Anonymous, 20 Oct 2012I believe the Ray comes with a screen protector already, that is what is being scratched "... moreHahaha! Thats no screen protector, thats factory package, like you get on dvd player, external dvd burner etc. Thats some kind of folium that you know its new. Screen protector is harder plastic i think. Thats not so easy to scratch, and last for months...Only thing it car ruin it is if you lift it up and dust comes under it. Then you get bubbles and visible dust under... You must even be carefoul when applayng for first time - clean table, clean hands, no wind, everything dust free...even then you could ruin 2-3 screen protectors until you learn how to apply it perfectly. And it must be applyed perfectly in first attempt! Only thing you can maybe remove small bubbles with some credit card or something like that...push it to borders...but if you are carefoul there is no bubbles.
Here are tipps for applying:
1. dust free everything (phone, package of screenprotector, desk, hands...dust it twice)
2. Open package, touch it less as posible
3. Put phone in front of you, dust free, crystal clear screen
4. Peel of DOWN side od screenprotector, take it for edges with both hands (less as posible). Do not touch down surface
5. Firstly apply upper side of phone, touch phone with tippso of fingers that hold screenprotector to stabilize...and go gradualy to down of phone..Maybe bend screen protector in curve while applying.
6. Push bubles out if any. DO NOT LIFT UP screen protector, maybe just edges a litle bit if needed
So thats that. Key thing is put it just in place where you need it - in milimeters. So do it while while watching from up, position your fingers on phone edges while holding with same fingers screenprotector. Do not go at onece rather from up to down gradualy. So you can watch progress and go a bit back if needed.
If you screw up - thats ok, firs is for practice anyway! :D