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Sony Ericsson Xperia ray / Sony Ericsson Urushi

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1717 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 there are some critical opinions about the apps and reception. There are some mixed views 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. Opinions about the size and screen are generally positive. The usability and performance are also appreciated, but there are mixed reviews on 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

Dec, 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. Reviewers are impressed by the performance. The screen is also mentioned favorably, 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

Dec, 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 are impressed by the price and durability. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably. Opinions are divided on the size. There are some less positive views 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)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Ian Morris (pocket-lint.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray - Pocket-lint

 

A really terrific phone. Not the fastest you'll ever use, but for people who want a simple, but flexible phone, it's really one of our favourites

Small, light, good battery, amazing screen, reasonable price

Perhaps not ideal for larger hands, stock keyboard isn't good

There is virtually nothing we don't love about the Ray. It's compact, light with a mammoth battery that will get you through a whole day on a single charge - as long as you're a little careful. What's more, the screen is gorgeous, with exquisite detail...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Phil Lavelle (techradar.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray review

 

The power of the Xperia Arc in a small and sleek chassis

Great battery life ; Truly amazing screen ; Blisteringly fast web browser with Flash ; Quick GPS action ; 8MP camera with HD video

Keyboard can be fiddly ; Camera a bit of a letdown ; Timescape erratic ; Maximum of five home screens available ; Office Suite should be pro version

It's been a busy old year for Sony Ericsson. As it struggles to regain a foothold in the market it was once sucha major player in, it's been firing out more Android-based Xperia smartphones than long-lost relatives on an episode of Jeremy Kyle. And...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Rhiain Morgan (t3.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray review

 

The Android 2.3 Gingerbread powered Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray hits unexpected heights by showing that size most definitely isn't everything, defying its small size with a powerhouse under the hood.

Speedy ; Strong audio ; Responsive display

Lack of physical camera button ; Sluggish to home screen ; Still not a brilliant range

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

Sony Ericsson has shown off its new Xperia Ray smartphone at a showcase event in London, 2 months ahead of the UK release in September and we were there

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia ray

 

Sony Ericsson's Xperia ray is a compact Android smartphone that still manages to pack in plenty of features, including an 8.1 megapixel camera with HD video recording.

Excellent call quality, Neat, compact design, Great quality stills photos

Short battery life, HD video recording is disappointing, Small screen hampers the web browser

Feb, 2012

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Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray review

 

Sony Ericsson's new Xperia Ray bucks the trend of large-screened handsets with its 3.3in screen, and yet - amazingly - it crams in everything you'd expect from a high-end Android smartphone: a 480x854 resolution, 8-megapixel camera and a 1GHz...

A tiny handset with a powerful processor, good camera and excellent screen. Those with large thumbs might find typing difficult, though

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray review

 

Sony Ericsson's super-compact 'junior Xperia Arc' aims to show that 'budget' smartphones needn't mean compromise…

Sony Ericsson successfully shrinks the smartphone with the Xperia Ray. The potent 'baby Arc' holds its own against full-size rivals

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Mat Smith (recombu.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray Review

 

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray has an 8.1-megapixel camera, runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread and is available in a range of colours.

We were pleasantly surprised with the Xperia Ray. Expecting a plasticky, miniaturised Xperia Arc wannabe, what Sony Ericsson have made here is perhaps what the Xperia Neo should have been. Noticeably smaller than the Xperia Arc, arguably as thin, and...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Mat Smith (recombu.com)

Sony Xperia Ray Review: In Depth

 

The Xperia Ray lands itself smack in the middle of Sony Ericsson's smartphone range; with a footprint almost precisely between the Xperia Mini and Xperia Arc, but without the former's excessive thickness,…

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Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Dave Oliver (wired.co.uk)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray review

 

Smart phones seem to keep getting fatter as they pack in moreand more functions, and bigger screens to make the most of them.But the Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray bucks the trend by slimming downto a slivery 9mm thick, yet still sports a powerful processor...

Sleek, slim good looks, terrifically sharp screen, 8.1 megapixelcamera with Exmor sensor, well featured music player

Slim screen won't suit everyone

The small screen feels like a limitation, but if you canlive with it, there's plenty to like about the Xperia Ray,including its sleek good looks, fast operation and impressivecamera.

Nov, 2011

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity: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 / 6.87 / 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: Yes
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
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: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, Gold / Black, Pink / Black, Red / Black, White / Gold / Pink / Red / White
Form factor:Bar

Display

Display diagonal:8.38
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:854 x 480
Display Type:TFT
External display: No
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive / Resistive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive / Resistive

Ergonomics

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

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard layout:QWERTY

Memory

Internal RAM:0.5

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Text prediction system: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 formats supported:3GP, AVI / 3GP, MP4

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):No / Yes
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
4G: No
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 / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 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: 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
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.3
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 port: Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

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
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:5.3 / 9.4
Height :11.1 / 5.3 / 9.4
Weight:100 / 110
Width:11.1 / 5.3