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Sony Ericsson Xperia ray Review
19 September 2011
Conclusion: To summarize our impressions from the tiny phone – it is tempting to dismiss the Sony Ericsson Xperia ray as a less-capable version of the Xperia arc, but what you get is in fact a more compact variant, without sacrificing much but an HDMI port. Actually, the fact that the 8MP Exmor R camera didn't perform as well as we expected, and also that the LED on the back has to be used as a light instead of automatic camera flash, are the only letdowns we experienced with the...
Pros: High pixel density display, Design-conscious chassis, Good loudspeaker, Dual mics for noise-cancellation and stereo sound capture
Cons: Camera could be better, LED light doesn't serve as automatic flash
Excerpt: If you are one of those people who uses their mobile to take more pictures than a digital camera, then you may very well be interested in the Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray. Find out what makes the smartphone camera so special and if there are any other worthwhile...
PHOTOVIEW: Sony Ericsson Xperia ray Android 2.3 Smartphone
12 September 2011
Excerpt: Sony Ericsson's recently announced Xperia ray is one of the tinier Android smartphones. It's only 9.4 mm thin but incorporates the market leading design for which Sony Ericsson has become known. Running Android 2.3 / Gingerbread , the Xperia ray is powered by a 1 GHz CPU and supports either quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE and dualband UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA at 900/2100 MHz or quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE and triband UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA at 800/1900/2100 MHz.
Xperia Ray – and elegant smartphone for everyday use from Sony Ericsson
1 August 2011
Conclusion: Overall, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray is a well-made all-rounder, with all the specs you’ll ever need in a smartphone and the unique style from Sony – it’s really a premium everyday phone for those that want something more than a gray/black slab in their pockets.
Excerpt: Phones have becoming physically larger in recent times, but Sony Ericsson’s latest model bucks the trend with a more pocket-friendly form factor. With its 3.3 inch capacitive touchscreen, long, thin design and 8.1 megapixel camera, is the Xperia Ray the perfect compact phone? Pinch the homescreen and you'll see all of your widgets in a top-down collection. Try shaking your phone and you'll find the tiny widgets bounce around the screen.
Pros: Excellent screen, Impressive camera features in a small handset, Solid and well built
Cons: No HDMI, Small amount of memory built in and only 4GB microSD bundled in
Conclusion: The Xperia Ray is a superb little smartphone. It's stylish and like a compact version of the Xperia Arc. We particularly like the strikingly high quality screen and photographers will find the 8MP camera a joy to use. The best part is that you get all this for a price much less than most smartphones.
Pros: Stylish and compact design, high quality screen, great cameras, smooth performance.
Cons: Poor keyboard, expected more battery life., Nothing.
Sony Ericsson XPERIA Ray review: If you are put off by the large size of many smartphones, the XPERIA Ray's compact and stylish design is just for you
Good Gear Guide.au
24 January 2012
Summary: The Sony Ericsson XPERIA Ray is an excellent smartphone wrapped in a compact and light frame, a refreshing change from the norm. Provided you can live with its cramped screen when typing on the touchscreen keyboard, the XPERIA Ray offers most of the features of its larger counterpart including a vibrant display, an excellent camera and intuitive software.
Pros: Excellent thin and light design, Great screen with high pixel density, 8-megapixel camera
Cons: Cramped keyboard, No HDMI-out connection, Average battery life
Excerpt: The 8 megapixel snapper comes with a single LED light for company. It's not your normal flash though, since it can only be toggled on and off like a lamp. The resulting images offer a reasonable amount of detail, while keeping noise levels acceptable. However, the colours look dull and the camera has a tendency to randomly overexpose shots.
Pros: Sleek design; Smooth interface; Great sound quality.