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Sony Xperia ray

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1350 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the portability and screen are on the whole positive. The camera and design are also mentioned favorably. Reviews are divided on the reception, and there are some critical reviews about the features.

responsiveness, design, camera, screen, portability


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 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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small and stylish


a great mid rage sony android phone. great camera.

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The phone is extremely good.The 1Ghz processor makes everything runs smoothly and the excellent screen ensures an overall good experience.Battery life is also goo lasts for around 2 days on a single charge.The small size is quite a change from the current crop of mammoth smartphones but this just makes the phone look better and also more convenient to navigate.I Love This phone!! :) Only thing I would say as a negative would be the lack of a default sound recorder.

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excellent product


this is a cute, handy, speed & smart phone. sorry this is not a phone it is my friend.


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Fast, powerful and drop-dead gorgeous Android phone.


9.4 mm thin and with a stylish aluminium frame: meet the Xperia ray Android phone. Watch videos and relive magic moments on the crisp 3.3' Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine. There's power beneath the sleek surface too - Xperia ray is fast, responsive and has a high capacity battery.

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This is the best looking smartphone, and it's really small. The small screen is great though, you can view just as much as the Xperia Arc (bigger screen) it's just smaller proportions. Typing is also easy(I am a girl with small hands however). Screen works fantastic in sunlight. Sony Ericsson have amazing user interface and this phone is full of useful functions. I bought this from Vodafone, but use it with my Telecom Sim without any hassle. (If the telecom store guys tell you it can't be done, don't listen to them!) Haven't used this phone for word/excel etc but sure it's fine.

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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...

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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...

Should Sony Ericsson find a way to hook up with AT&T to get this device’s price down to something like $150 USD, they’ll have a winner on their hands. A tiny device with a fantastically sharp display and a camera that takes excellent video and photos....

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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 roadster...

The combo Sony Ericsson have put together includes a 1GHz single core processor, 8MP camera with 720p video and screen expertise borrowed from Sony's TV department. It's the same concoction behind the Arc, the Neo, and the new Mini - now the Xperia ray

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray - A Small Glimpse of Light


The Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray is a hard product to peg a term to given its ambivalent features. Check out what we have to say about this little Android 2.3 beast of a smartphone.

Unique and classy "Ray" designSnappy overall performanceCapable 8.1-megapixel camera with f/2.4 lens

Average battery performanceNo camera shortcut button

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Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray review


The past year has seen Sony Ericsson releasing a slew of Android phones to fit just about every conceivable niche. First to arrive was the Xperia Arc, a great all-rounder with a striking, slim desig...

The Xperia Ray is available at retail for £299 in the UK. It's also available for free on-contract from O2 and Vodafone, on 24-month contracts starting at around £20 per month. Three UK expects to launch the Xperia Ray before the end of October.


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Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray Smartphone Review


Big on specs, small on size, the Xperia Ray is an awesome mini smartphone.

Love the small form factor, excellent camera and good battery life

Timescape UI is not that great

On the top of the device, you have a power button on the center as well as 3.5mm audio jack. The right side has volume keys while the left has a USB connector, That’s pretty much about all the buttons you will see on the Xperia Ray. On the back, you...

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.


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


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


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

Data Transfer

Technology:GSM/PCN / WCDMA (UMTS)


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

General Features

Design:Bar / Slider
Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Android
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


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