Sony Ericsson is struggling to regain its foothold in the market and so, it’s shooting out Android based smartphones. One of the smartphone released by the company in 2011 was Xperia Arc that became the flagship for that year. After looking on design and features of Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray, you will think that this is a mini version of Xperia Arc. This is true to some extent but this is not the only way that Xperia Ray takes. They did something to Xperia Arc, took out the beating heart and created a new phone out of it. Overall, the new Ray looks stylish with a black mirrored front and bikini waistline.
Ray packs an enticing set of features and stands out in a crowd. It has a impressive camera that captures brilliant close up shots and Mobile BRAVIA engine screen has wide viewing angles to ensure best colors as well as contrast while playing videos. Visibility of the screen is good; even under direct sunlight you can see everything clearly. The screen is responsive and sensitive enough to provide a smooth operation. The camera shows some detail loss at longer range but you cannot expect more from a handset. While shooting videos, sound are good but colors look poor and washed out. It has a speaker similar to Xperia Arc that gives a nice audio output.
The phone has all the exciting features of Xperia Arc, including the sharp 3.3-inch TFT LCD display with BRAVIA engine, 480 x 854-pixel resolution and 297 ppi, HSUPA/HSDPA support, VGA camera on the front and 8-megapixel camera. The rear camera comes with LED flash, Exmor R sensor for improved low light performance and records 720 p videos with continuous auto focus. It runs on Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread and is powered by single core 1GHz Snapdragon processor.
For the memory, we have 512 MB RAM, 300 MB of internal storage and it supports micro SD cards up to 32 GB. It features a micro USB port that is responsible for charging as well as synchronizing the phone with computers. The phone comes with a 1500 mAh battery that provides a backup of around 10 hours.
The phone is one of the most compact members of Xperia range and one of the smartest handsets we have encountered. Ray comes in remarkable dimensions of 111 x 53mm and is 9.4mm deep. Apart from that, it is feathery with a weight of just 3.53oz (100 g). If you want a compact and super slim Android device, then Ray can be the best option for you. It has the perfect size, does not get lost in your hands if you have a big palm and fits admirably if you are regular. Even it is comfortable for one hand operation because your thumb reaches everywhere.
Most part of Ray is constructed using strong plastic and scratch resistant glass. Whole body is made to defend day-to-day activities and fingerprints are not a problem. It sports a huge semi circle at the bottom of display for a physical home button and two capacitive keys on its sides. On the top, we have the common 3.5 mm jack and power/wake button. At the right side, you will find volume rocker and on the left, there is a micro USB port. Its matte finished rear has camera, flash and speaker grill near bottom crowned with Sony Ericsson logo.
Available in pink, gold, white and black colors, this phone has every quality to grab attention of design conscious folks and female smartphone users.
Imagine a slim handset with surprising good performance and excellent build quality, that is what we call Xperia Ray. Without a hint of doubt, we can say that Ray is a unique, best looking and sleek phone with good performance as well as great features. We are not saying that it is the best, fastest and smartest phone, but it has plenty to offer at its price. It has a sharp display, eight-megapixel camera that clicks excellent pictures, supports HD videos and has a processor that has the ability to run everything you want. People with slightly stubby fingers can find it difficult to use, otherwise the phone is suitable for everyone.