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Sony Xperia ray

alaTest has collected and analysed 1350 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the portability and screen are generally positive. The camera and design are also appreciated. Opinions are divided on the reception. Some have doubts about the features.

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We analysed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Mobile Phones the Sony Xperia ray is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray review

 

Small phones seem to have gone out of fashion. A few years ago, before the iPhone, manufacturers were falling over themselves to miniaturise their handsets. Now though, smartphones are all the rage, and with that comes the need for ever larger screens.

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

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

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

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Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray

 

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...

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

Luckily, you can share via lots of other methods from email to WhatsApp to Dropbox, but it does leave a sour taste in the mouth that you have to download third-party software to do something that a phone this smart should be able to do out of the box. ...

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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

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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

The ray runs on a 1Ghz Snapdragon processor and has 512MB of RAM. Speed certainly isn’t an issue as it zips through most tasks with ease. There's 1GB of storage built-in, although only around 300MB of this is free for you to use, as the rest is taken...

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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

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Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray review

 

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray's small display causes a few headaches when it comes to typing, but it's hard to fault any other aspect of the design. As a mid-range Android phone, it takes some beating.

Super-slim frame ; 8-megapixel camera with 720p video recording ; Powerful Android 2.3 Gingerbread software ; Bright display

Screen is very small ; Battery life could be better

As a mid-range Android device, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray is fantastic. Android 2.3 delivers a pleasurable experienceand the phone's 8-megapixel camera is brilliant, offering HD video recording and impressive performancein low-light conditions.

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Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray Review

 

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

nbsp;Xperia Ray: a scaled down Xperia Arc?Sony Ericsson's Xperia Ray looks for all the world like a miniaturised Arc and, for the most part, that's exactly what it is, although the Ray squirrels aw

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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...

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Sony Ericsson Xperia ray review

 

This phone may be small and dainty, but the Xperia ray comes packed with plenty of features for its size.

Lightweight at just 100g; FWVGA resolution screen with a 297ppi; good battery life; fast camera shutter; loud speaker volume

3.3-inch display is too small to type on for those with large fingers; buttons are not backlit and can be hard to use in the dark

Sony Ericsson has done quite a good job in shrinking down the Xperiaarc into the ray's form factor. The ray definitely possesses qualitydesign and build, and given its S$598 (US$484) price tag, shoulddefinitely be quite affordable with an operator...

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Review: Sony Ericsson Xperia ray

 

A droid on a diet.

Sleek design; Smooth interface; Great sound quality

Lacklustre camera; Cumbersome portrait keyboard; No DivX \ XviD support; Lacks AMOLED display

Product Specifications

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 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
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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