I have been using this handset for nearly 2 months and am really impressed with the overall quality and feature rich experience. Having used the Arc for a while now, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray shows how a great operating platform can deliver excellent results with a custom UI.
My favourite features of the Xperia Ray, are the 8MP camera which delivers an excellent HD video recording experience, with a superb low light camera capture.
In the slim and sleek body Sony Ericsson have managed to squeeze the best of their available tech at a great price.
I would recommend this handset to anyone who wants a feature rich experience for a great price.
Maybe the backlights for the option and back button will be available once it is upgraded to android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich :/
Can anyone who has used the phone tell me how good the music playback is? The review says that it is average.
Plus I have been hearing that not all 3.5mm headsets are compatible with the phone. Is this problem just for headsets(with mic) or for normal headphones(just earphones) as well? I have a very nice pair of senheisser headphones that I want to use with this phone. Can anyone who has used the phone please help me.
I’ve owned a Ray for a few months now and I have to say it’s a great little handset. What Android handsets usually lack is compact design and usability but the Xperia Ray has this in spades. The impressive thing is there doesn’t appear to have been many compromises in the process as the handset has a 1GB internal memory, 1GHz scorpion processor, 8MP camera and running Android 2.3 (which will be upgradeable to ice scream sandwich). It also still has the mobile Bravia engine so has a crystal clear display. As it is compact in design it offers you a variety of keyboard choices including classic predictive text. There is also the full range of widgets and so on as you’d expect and continues the theme of not cutting corners. The camera shines out from this great little phone and offers 720p HD recording and a great quality shot even in low light with its xmor R sensor technology. I’ve enjoyed using the Ray and found it a nice change from all the large smart phones and it comes recommended.
One of the best handsets in years! At the lower end of the price scale this SE handset rivals the best! The camera is at 8mp deceiving, it blows the rest out the water so to speak, thanks in part to the sony eXmor R software. And with its 1gb processor it is very quick in comparison to anything in its price range! Last thing I'll mention that I personally have been mega impressed with is the Bravia technology when you view videos, give a crystal clear performance
had this for more than a month now, no problemo.! enjoying my apps and taking great pictures :)
this handset is fanatastic, great 8.1 camera used in many situations and still gives great pictures with the amazing Exmor R camera lens, although the screen size is 3.3 i tend to use the phone in landscape mode generally anyway no matter what size the phne just easier to type with your thumbs traditional t9 keyboards, the power of 1ghz processor battery last far longer than on my arc and like all SE xperia 2011 range will taste the delight of ice cream next year around march too small but mighty Xperia Ray
look no further than this handset if wanting a phone within a budget
Yap...i tried that but as i said it can't be clicked...bluetooth function is not flashing/deemed...can't touch to reactivate...
AnonD-32031, 28 Nov 2011nokia n8 or xperia ray is better option.anybody help pls.................no doubt Xperia Ray. Reliable OS, sleek and stylish, a lot of feature. Unless you use the HDMI port and and take a lot of indoor pictures, get Nokia N8.
shishir, 28 Nov 2011Buy this phone a days back...everything is all right but the bluetooh is not working...can't t... moreIn the Settings>wireless you have to check, make phone discoverable(which remains on for 160s or so) to use bluetooth with anything.
Four days since charged phone,22% battery still remaining:)
Daily light wifi,bluetooth usage, was running live wallpaper for 3 days,few calls.This is great for a smartphone.
Neel, 24 Nov 2011where can i check that how much RAM is there in my mobile??u can check in all android phones
Buy this phone a days back...everything is all right but the bluetooh is not working...can't turn on anyway..i mean the bluetooth fuction is deemed(not flashing) right now & can't be clicked to activate...Can anybody plz help me out...
Thats really ironic for your opinion JRR, because the best feature of this phone is it's camera. Had this phone for a week and its just wonderful! Truely satisfied, for noww..... haha
AnonD-30182, 26 Nov 2011You're right. Ray doesn't have backlight for the capacitive touch buttons. I was unhappy with ... moreI have heard many people say the same thing. I got the same answer from se support forum - http://talk.sonyericsson.com/message/124873#124873
But I just got off the phone with se customer care, they say the keys do have a light. Same answer from email support(they asked me to visit the service center). I am getting mixed responses. And many of the mobile review sites (including this one) didn't include this issue. Is there anyone who has a ST18i with the key lights working?
kishore ksa, 28 Nov 2011ray is better than neo . because the internal memory and camera mp is higher than neo.actually I think you'll find they're both 8mp cameras