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Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray
30 December 2011
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.
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: 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.
Conclusion: There are plenty of little added extras on the Xperia Ray including GPS navigation with A GPS support, digital compass and Google maps. This comes with turn by turn instructions of how to get to you destination, voice directions and points of interest so no need to get lost again. If you use your phone for work then the document viewer will come in handy.
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
27 December 2011
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