Reviews and Problems with Sony Ericsson Xperia ray/ST18a/ST18i
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19 November 2014
Summary: Sony Ericsson has been bulking up its Xperia lineup of smartphones in the recent two years - anyone remembers the Xperia X10 series? This year, the flagship Android Xperia Arc joins the growing portfolio alongside with the new Xperia Mini series . This time, the new Xperia Ray takes center stage, with a unique preposition: the phone sets to fill a niche of customers that are looking to transit over from feature phones to smartphones as well as appeal to the fairer sex.
Conclusion: We were pleasantly surprised with the Xperia Ray. Expecting a plasticky, miniaturised Xperia Arc wannabe, what Sony Ericsson have made here is perhaps what the Xperia Neo should have been. Noticeably smaller than the Xperia Arc, arguably as thin, and lighter it has carved out a place for itself, and not just as Sony Ericsson’s ‘cheap Android phone’.
Excerpt: After the big names like Nokia announced of N9 smartphone, we have a major update from Sony Ericsson. One would be expecting the higher end version of Sony Xperia but unfortunately Sony goes for mid-range Xperia Ray. Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray - Features & Processor: Sony Ericsson ST18i or Sony Ericsson Urushi refers to the handset Sony Xperia Ray.
Summary: The Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray is the sleek, compact yet powerful new phone in the Xperia range. The Ray can best be considered as a baby version of the Arc , with which it shares CPU, screen resolution, battery size, camera and memory, but with a few added features such as a front camera. Due to its compact size it will suit people who prefer a smaller phone. The Ray was announced all the way back in June and has hit Vodafone exclusively this week.
Pros: Great 8MP camera, Home button doubles as notification LED, Compact but powerful, sleek design, Supports HD voice (not on Vodafone currently)
Cons: 3.3” screen a bit too small, Limited internal memory
Summary: The Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray is priced at Rs. 20,000. With that price, it competes with the likes of the Google Nexus S and the LG Optimus Black and the HTC Desire S. The eight megapixel camera is brilliant, but the smaller 3.3-inch screen size may not appeal to everyone and as mentioned earlier, the smaller keyboard will take some time to get used to.
Summary: This is a very unique phone, without a shadow of a doubt. Think of a slim phone, and then squeeze that imagination a bit more. Surprisingly good performance and a build quality that feels better than the price bracket this phone plays in. Will work for someone who wants a sleek phone, but those with slightly stubby fingers will find the slim display a bit tough to use. Doesnï¿½t take away the fact that it is a smart looking phone.
Pros: Good performance, Extremely slim form factor, Battery holds up well
Cons: Slim display wont be comfortable for everyone, On-screen keypad in portrait mode is uncomfortably cramped
Summary: Sony Ericsson Xperia ray – a stunning new smartphone with a 3.3 inch screen and running the latest Android platform for smartphones (Gingerbread 2.3), the phone packs in a powerful 1Ghz processor, Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine, a 8.1mp camera with Exmor R for mobile and HD video functionality.
Summary: Sony Ericsson’s Xperia family of Android phones has been rapidly expanding, including its traditionally large form factor (like the Arc), adorably miniature ones, such as the Mini, and even sliders, like the Pro. Another addition is the Xperia Ray – a long slim, sturdy Android smartphone with some sharp lines.
Pros: Great battery life, Truly amazing screen, Blisteringly fast web browser with Flash, Quick GPS action, 8MP camera with HD video
Cons: Keyboard can be fiddly, Camera a bit of a letdown, Timescape erratic, Maximum of five home screens available, Office Suite should be pro version
Conclusion: The Xperia Ray is for those that don’t want to get tied down to a contract and who only want a smartphone for basic needs such as casual Web browsing, updating Facebook, reading / replying to emails, and playing the occasional game. If that’s you, then this is the phone for you. You will get a really compact and solid phone with a really nice camera (minus the auto flash). You can find it at many online retailers like Newegg and Amazon.