Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray

Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray

Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray Review

  • 4.5 / 5
    • The good:
      Nice build and design, Impressive processor and operating system, Excellent mobile browsing, Good connectivity features
    • The bad:
      No dedicated camera key, No HDMI-out port
    Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray is a good combination of well thought of design, strong built and excellent features. Measuring 111 x 53 x 9.4 mm, weighing 100 grams, and has a flat back, the phone is manageable on the hands. Its big Home button and Back and Menu keys are nicely put. There is a unique curved strip around the Home button which serves as indicators to certain functions such as charging. Its BRAVIA engine powered display makes this phone all the more pleasing to the eyes. It also has a powerful FWVGA resolution. The top side of the phone hosts the Power/Lock key and a 3.5mm audio jack while the bottom side hosts the mic pinhole and lanyard eyelet. The microUSB port is found on the left side of the handheld while on the right side, you would find the volume rocker. It is noticeable that there is no HDMI port since its predecessors Arc and Neo have one. Like Arc and Neo, the phone runs on Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread which is just right for its kind. It offers users five customizable home screens. There is a lot of available widgets to fill these home panels, some of which are customized by Sony Ericsson itself. The phone has an excellent phonebook overall design. It is highly customizable, could accommodate a great deal of information, and has a nice social networking integration. Quality and reception of phone calls are hassle-free. The inclusion of smart dialing support however is one thing Xperia Ray missed. As to messaging, the phone managed to include everything a user could probably ask for. Xperia Ray messaging follows a chat design. It also lets user manage their messages and locate specifics through a search option. The handheld features an 8mp camera with a single LED light that goes with it. Unfortunately, there is no dedicated shutter key but virtual controls pose no problems. There are three capture modes – Normal, Scene Recognition, and Smile Detection – to choose from. There is a list of various options such as geotagging, image stabilization and touch focus as well. Low noise levels and good contrast give way to good image quality although captured details are not that superb. Xperia Ray has a complete set of connectivity options. Mobile browsing experience is also excellent with a minimalist interface and Flash support.
  • Product description
    • The Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray is manufactured by Sony Ericsson and was added in December 2014 in the Smartphones section
    • This product has a rating of 4.5 out of 5