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Sony Xperia ray

Sony Xperia ray
alaScore 89

1581 reviews

Apr, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1563 reviews of Sony Xperia ray. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the usability and screen. The design and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas opinions are divided on the reliability.

size, portability, design, screen, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia ray is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Xperia ray

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 141 user reviews of Sony Xperia ray from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the design and screen are overall positive. The size and usability are also appreciated. Many are critical about the reception. There are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

portability, usability, size, screen, design

reception

85% 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 SmartphoneSony Ericsson Xperia Ray Car Charger UK Seller

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Xperia ray

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 90 user reviews of Sony Xperia ray 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. Reviews about the size and usability are on the whole positive. The design and screen are also appreciated. There are some mixed opinions about the battery and reliability.

portability, screen, design, usability, size

93% 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 ST18a Unlocked Android Smartphone with 8 MP Camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS--U.S. Warranty (Black)SONY ERICSSON XPERIA RAY / ST18i (WHITE) : UNLOCKED INTERNATIONAL GSM ANDRIOD PHONE

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: Karan Shah (tech.firstpost.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray Review

 

Sony Ericsson has created a niche for itself in the smartphone arena with their recent Android smartphones. The company recently launched their latest entrant in the popular Xperia range, called the S

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray is priced at Rs. 20,000. With that price, it competes with the likes of the Google Nexus S and the LG Optimus Black and the HTC Desire S. The eight megapixel camera is brilliant, but the smaller 3.3-inch screen size may not...

Sep, 2011
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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

Product Specifications

9.4 mm thin and with a stylish aluminium frame: meet the Xperia ray Android phone. 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 with Exmor R for mobile and HD video functionality. At only 9.4mm thin, Xperia ray incorporates market leading design for which Sony Ericsson has become known.

Processor Brand:QUALCOMM
Processor Number:MSM8255

Camera

Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera:Double Camera
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:HD720p

Configuration

Audio Playback: Yes
GPS Receiver:Built-in
I-Mode: No
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen / Touchscreen + QWERTY
Video Client: Yes

Connectivity

A2DP:No / Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
HSCSD: No
HSDPA: Yes
Technology:GSM/PCN / WCDMA (UMTS)

Display

Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Design:Bar / Slider
EASY USE PHONE: No
Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:Android 2.3 Gingerbread
Operator:3 / EE / MVNO / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / Tesco MB / Virgin / Vodafone
Product Type:Mobile Phone / Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free

Messaging

E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes
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