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Sony Ericsson Xperia ray / Sony Ericsson Urushi

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1995 reviews of Sony Ericsson Xperia ray / Sony Ericsson Urushi. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the camera and screen. The portability and size are also appreciated, whereas opinions about the GPS navigation and reliability are different. Some have doubts about the apps and reception.

usability, size, portability, screen, camera

battery, reception, apps

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Ericsson Xperia ray / Sony Ericsson Urushi is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Ericsson Xperia ray / Sony Ericsson Urushi

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 86 user reviews of Sony Ericsson Xperia ray / Sony Ericsson Urushi from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the size and screen are overall positive. The usability and performance also get good opinions. There are some mixed views about the GPS navigation and reliability.

portability, performance, usability, screen, size

88% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray Sim Free SmartphoneSony Ericsson Xperia Ray Sim Free Smartphone

Aug, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Ericsson Xperia ray / Sony Ericsson Urushi

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 70 user reviews of Sony Ericsson Xperia ray / Sony Ericsson Urushi from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and screen, but there are some critical comments about the portability.

design, screen, performance

portability

94% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: SONY ERICSSON XPERIA RAY / ST18i (BLACK) : UNLOCKED INTERNATIONAL GSM ANDRIOD PHONESONY ERICSSON XPERIA RAY / ST18i (BLACK) : UNLOCKED INTERNATIONAL GSM ANDRIOD PHONE

Aug, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Sony Ericsson Xperia ray / Sony Ericsson Urushi

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Sony Ericsson Xperia ray / Sony Ericsson Urushi from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. Reviewers really like the price and durability. The portability and usability are also appreciated. Views are divided on the size, while there are some negative opinions about the performance.

usability, portability, durability, price

performance

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Ericsson Xperia ray ST18a Unlocked Android Smartphone with 8 MP Camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS--U.S. Warranty (Black)Sony Ericsson Xperia ray ST18a Unlocked Android Smartphone with 8 MP Camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS--U.S. Warranty (Black)

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : GSM Arena (gsmarena.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia ray review: Ray of light

 

Quad-band GSM /GPRS/EDGE support, 3G with 7.2 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA, 3.3" 16M-color capacitive LED-backlit LCD touchscreen of FWVGA resolution (480 x 854 pixels) on Sony Mobile BRAVIA engine, Android OS v2.3 Gingerbread, 1 GHz Scorpion CPU,...

Screen viewing angles could have been better, No smart dialing, Loudspeaker has below average performance, No DivX/XviD support, Non hot-swappable memory card, No HDMI port (the arc and the Neo have one)

Almost nothing went missing when Sony Ericsson turned the magnification down to change the arc into the ray. The HDMI port was dropped out, which is a pity. Had the Xperia ray been able to pair with an HDTV, the screen size would've been irrelevant....

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia ray preview: First look

 

Big is in with Android phones but the Xperia ray is eager to prove that petite smartphones have a charm of their own. All the horsepower of the Arc in a body that's a centimeter shorter both ways - think a premium saloon turned into a roadster. The...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : Chris Burns (slashgear.com)

Sony Ericsson XPERIA ray Review

 

The XPERIA ray is easily the smallest smartphone I've ever had the opportunity to lay hands on, and while it may seem at first to be tiny in stature, it packs an oddly enticing set of punches. Head back to our XPERIA ray hands-on and unboxing post to...

This device is a surprisingly enjoyable to use device for its size, but the cost might be prohibitive to most Americans used to getting their devices on-contract for the major discount available when a carrier gets ahold of a device. Today you can...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Phone Arena (phonearena.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia ray Review

 

High pixel density display, Design-conscious chassis, Good loudspeaker, Dual mics for noise-cancellation and stereo sound capture

Camera could be better, LED light doesn't serve as automatic flash

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....

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia ray Preview

 

Three new Sony Ericsson handsets, among which was the Sony Ericsson Xperia ray, were announced pretty hush-hush at CommunicAsia 2011 just a few weeks ago. Looking at the preview unit in our hands, we feel the handset actually deserved more attention to...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : thinkdigit.com (thinkdigit.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray Review

 

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...

Good performance, Extremely slim form factor, Battery holds up well

Slim display wont be comfortable for everyone, On-screen keypad in portrait mode is uncomfortably cramped

Jan, 2012

Expert review by : SUBASHINI SELVARATNAM (mobile88.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray

 

Sony Ericsson Xperia ray – a stunning new smartphone with a 3.3" 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...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : Simon Sage (intomobile.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia ray

 

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...

Sharp, pocketable form factor ; Smart Facebook integration ; Smooth, responsive software

720p video capture washed-out ; Picky with headphones with in-line mics ; Small-ish display

I have very few complaints about the Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray. On the whole, it's a slim, simple, and smooth Android phone with smart customizations. I really wish Sony Ericsson would get around to fixing that in-line mic issue, since it's been...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Cory Gunther (androidcommunity.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia ray Review

 

One of the tiniest Android smartphones I've ever had the pleasure of working with has been in my pocket for the past few days, and that is the Sony Ericsson Xperia ray. This device is extremely small, sleek, and lightweight but that isn't all it...

To wrap things up I’m going to have to finish by saying I love this phone, but I sort of hate it too. The hardware, camera, display, and even the amazingly loud and clear speakers all are excellent but overall it’s just too small for me. The display...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : gary (newlaunches.com)

Sony Ericsson Ray is here with an 8.1mp camera, Gingerbread

 

The June announcement of the Sony Ericsson Ray seems to have materialized as physical versions have started shipping. And I must say that these are quite good. The Sony Ericsson Ray seems to have developed into something quite what was expected. The...

Oct, 2011

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1500
Battery performance:1500
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:36
Continuous video playback time:6.45 / 6.7
Standby time (2G):430 / 440
Standby time (3G):440
Talk time (2G):6.5 / 6.50 / 6.8 / 6.83 / 7
Talk time (3G):7

Call Management

Auto-redialing: Yes
Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes
Voice commands: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in camera: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Digital Zoom:16
Face detection: Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Geotagging: Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):8.1
Multi-shot: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8.1
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:0.3
Self-timer: Yes
Sensor Type:CMOS
Smile detection: Yes
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:720p
Video stabilizer: Yes
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Red / Black, White / Gold / Pink / Red / White
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Display Diagonal:3.3
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:854 x 480
Display Type:TFT
External display: No
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive / Resistive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive / Resistive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY

Memory

Internal RAM:0.5 / 512

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Text prediction system:T9
Text prediction system type:T9

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3 / AMR, MP3, MP4 / MP3, MP4, WAV
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG / JPG
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
RSS reader: Yes
Video compression format:3GP, AVI / 3GP, MP4
Video formats supported:3GP,AVI / 3GP,MP4

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):N / Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:800,850,1900,2100 / 800,850,900,1900,2100 / 850,1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100 / 900
3G standards:HSPA / HSPA,WCDMA
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP / A2DP, AVRCP, HSF, HSP, OPP, PBAP
Bluetooth version:2.1 / 2.1+EDR
Data network:3.5G, 3G / 3G
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MiniSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
WAP: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other Features

Active toolbar: Yes
Camera included: Yes
EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Polyphonic ring: Yes
Ringer type:MP3 / Polyphonic
Rotating: Yes
Video playback: Yes
Voice recording: Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless connection:Y
Wireless connections: Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Google Voice Search, Google Talk, Google Mail, Google Calendar, Google Gallery 3D, Google Maps with Street View\n
Cables included:USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Customisable video ring tones: Yes
Customizable video ring tones:Y
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:2.3
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, Recorder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Recorder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games, Notes, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, Recorder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Recorder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games, Notes, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Themes, Widgets / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB A / Micro-USB B
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor:MSM 8255
Processor family:Qualcomm
Processor frequency:1
Processor model:MSM 8255

Software

Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:2.3

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSDHC
Included memory card size:4
Internal memory:300
Internal RAM:512
Internal ROM:300
Internal storage capacity:1
Maximum memory card size:32
RAM capacity:0.5
ROM capacity:300
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.37 / 2.09
Height:0.37 / 2.09 / 4.37
Weight:3.53 / 3.88
Width:2.09 / 4.37