The first impression that the Ray model, part of the Sony Ericsson Xperia (soon to be just Sony) family, gave us is that of elegance. Both in its purely aesthetic sense, as in the etymological sense. A smartphone where Sony took their time and have chosen well its components and features. And the Xperia Ray is well “chosen”, in general, although less favorable in some detail, as we’ll seen below.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray (Urushi) is very slim and with only a 3.3” screen that determines the design and requires a lot of those in charge of studying ergonomics. With this screen size, certain operations may be a little complicated touch, such as using the keyboard in portrait mode.
The advantage lies in the use of the phone with one hand because one can easily tap the keys without forcing the position to reach the end. When it comes to the screen, we can only say that it’s 3.3” and 854 x 480 pixels, plus the point density is 297 dpi. Something great as it approaches the density of pixels you can have in a paper publication of high quality. But if you use smaller fonts you will not find it easy to read even if the screen really is able to draw the letters in the best way possible. It’s nothing that cannot be fixed by increasing the font size that is used in applications, of course.
Within the Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray (Urushi) you can find so much technology that you may wonder how was it technologically possible to fit it in. Especially when you see the enormous size of the battery, no less than battery 1,500 mAh. While other manufacturers choose to reduce the size of the mobile and the capacity of the battery, Sony has decide to keep it at all costs. Still, Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray (Urushi) incorporates a Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255 processor at 1 GHz Scorpion core, Adreno 205 graphics accelerator and 512 MB of RAM.
The 8 Megapixel camera with Exmor R technology is a good hook, although the implementation of this technology in the mobile can not be compared with that offered by conventional digital cameras. Has an aperture of F2.4 and works well in general.
Besides these basic technical specs, we can add that Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray (Urushi) works on Android 2.3.4 (Gingerbread) and has been put, by Sony, on the list of terminals that will get the update to Android 4.0 Ice cream Sandwich. Strange choice, one can say, and we’re looking forward to seeing how its single core processor will cope with the applications specially created for dual core processors.
How To root Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray (Urushi) tutorial
You should be aware that rooting the Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray (Urushi) means getting administrator powers on the OS of your device. After you root your smartphone you will be able to change settings that you cannot modify on an un-rooted gadget. This means that you’ll have the possibility to get rid of certain applications that came by default in your phone, or to download and install some applications that cannot be found on the Android Market. Also, you will be able to change the hardware configuration on your Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray (Urushi).
With this freedom comes a great responsibility, being able to install different applications, not available on the Android Market, means that you need to be very careful and picky when choosing the apps you want to install. Do not modify settings before reading extensive tutorials and only go for trusted sites!
Things you need before rooting your Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray (Urushi):
- a computer running Windows 7/Vista or XP
- to install the Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray (Urushi) USB drivers before starting the rooting process. There are two possibilities: download them from the Sony Ericsson site or using the CD that came in the box
- The roorting process cannot be performed without a special tool called Unlock Root. This tool can be found on the developer website, from where you will need to download Unlock Root.
- On your mobile device, go to Settings > Applications > Development and enable the USB Debugging functionality.
- Connect your device to the PC using your USB cable.
- Double click on “UnlockRoot.exe” and it will detect your device, wait for the process to finish.
- Go for Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray (Urushi) in the list of detected devices.
- Now all you have to do is click on the Root button.
- Unlock Root will root your Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray (Urushi) and, at the end, you will get a notification message.
- Next, you need to restart your smartphone.
That’s it! Let us know if you encountered any issues by using the below comments section!