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Sony Ericsson Xperia ray / Sony Ericsson Urushi

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1718 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 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and screen. The portability and usability are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the apps and reception. There are some mixed reviews about the reliability.

size, usability, portability, screen, design

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 by: (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. Reviewers really like the size and screen. The usability and performance also get good comments. There are some mixed reviews 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

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (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. People are impressed by the performance. The screen is also mentioned favorably. 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

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (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. People really like the price and durability. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the size. There are some less positive reviews 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)

Sep, 2016

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: 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: 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

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8.1

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Navigation

GPS: Yes

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G standards:HSPA
SIM card capability:Single SIM