Sony Ericsson Xperia ray User Reviews

Overall user rating

9.0

The overall rating is the average of all user reviews, while the overall alternatives are the ones that has been listed most.

Multimedia
9.0
Internet
9.4
Call quality
9.0
Battery
8.8
Reception
8.9
Display
9.2
Build quality
9.2
Text input
8.8
Everyday usage
8.9
UI speed
8.8
Camera
9.6
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loken posted on May 14, 2012, 6:20 AM
Posts: 462; Member since: May 09, 2012

9.0

Xperia Ray goodiness

loken has owned it for less than year before publishing this review

the best phone ive ever had as it can be upgraded to ics
The looks are appealing. The Xperia Ray is really slim and fits inside your pocket nicely without any bulky looks from the outside. The glass screen is shiny and gives it a very professional look makes the whole design stylish and classy. It has a high pixel density which sports a almost-Retina display which is pretty impressive. The 3.3" screen is not really small for normal phone users, good enough for normal daily usage.

The Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS is wonderful. I've got it with Android 2.3.3, and now, I've upgraded it to Android 2.3.4 which is available via PC companion. You can check this out at the Sony Ericsson website. The user interface is smooth and runs without lag for normal use. There are cool transition effects and the Facebook Inside Xperia thingy is pretty great for FB addicts. The processor does its job well without any lag, and apps launch smoothly. However, when the phoe is connected to wi-fi, it gets a little slow when you leave the browser open a new application (but that's not a big problem).

The camera isn't as bad as described by Phone Arena. The shots are pretty clear with nice detail. After being upgraded to Android 2.3.4, the macro mode is no longer automatic and you can activate at the left side of the camera interface bar. You even get a 2D and 3D sweep panorama plus a 3D album to view shots. The shooter displays vivid colors which are much better than stock cameras of Nokia and Samsung....  

Build quality
9.0
The build quality is great
Reception
7.0
Call quality
9.0
Internet
10.0
Multimedia
9.0
Camera
10.0
UI speed
8.0
Everyday usage
9.0
Text input
10.0
Display
10.0
Battery
9.0

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6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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gundamexia450 posted on Apr 11, 2012, 6:55 PM
Posts: 27; Member since: Dec 21, 2011

9.0

Compact and Elegant phone.

gundamexia450 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review

It is very compact. It fit perfectly in any phone. And the good thing about it size is that less battery drain. It can last up to two days without no recharging. The display size is very clear and it doesn't take up of the battery life. The internet speed is good enough, but not fast. It can excused since it has a single core processor. The quality for call and music is just awesome. it is very loud and clear. The music player have a unique way to show the song title and information. You don't get this unless you have a walkman phone.

Build quality
9.0
the build quality is very good, but the material seem a little cheap.
Reception
10.0
the reception is very good. it receives call very well.
Call quality
10.0
Perfect call quality, It is very loud and clear
Internet
9.0
Since it has a single core processor, the internet speed is good enough. but it can lag sometimes.
Multimedia
9.0
The quality for music is good
Camera
10.0
Excellent camera. It is very clear.
UI speed
9.0
It is kinda slow, since it is single core processor.
Everyday usage
9.0
TWO DAYS WITHOUT CHARGING. SEEM GOOD TO ANYONE.
Text input
9.0
the text input is not bad at all. but with compact display, it can be easier, typing the wrong word.
Display
10.0
Small display, but very clear. And the good thing it doesn't take much of the battery life.
Battery
10.0
TWO DAYS WITHOUT CHARGING. AWESOME RIGHT THERE.

Pros

  • slim and elegant design
  • awesome music player and quality
  • long battery life for an android phone
  • high density pixel

Cons

  • single core processor
  • glossy screen mean more swiping.

10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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arulalbert posted on Jan 05, 2013, 12:57 PM
Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 05, 2013

10.0

Awesome!!!!!!!!!!

arulalbert has owned it for less than year before publishing this review

Mass Phone..the phone s simple but great.its cute yet handsome.........its powerful....and so reliable..........camera and games serves superb....first time using a smartphone....and this is the best one!!!!!
Many new phones may come by the days but still RAY s t best 4 me...

Build quality
10.0
Reception
10.0
Call quality
10.0
Internet
10.0
Multimedia
10.0
Camera
10.0
UI speed
10.0
Everyday usage
10.0
Text input
10.0
Display
10.0
Battery
9.0

Pros

  • Best...

Cons

  • I didnt upgrade it....and not worried about that!!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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goran98 posted on Jul 24, 2012, 11:16 PM
Posts: 0; Member since: Jul 24, 2012

10.0

Awesome

goran98 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

Had it for a couple of weeks and it's just awesome! The only bad thing I can say about the phone is it comes with a 4gb microSD card, so depending on what type of user you are, you may want to buy a bigger card. Other than that, it's a great middle-tier phone!

Build quality
10.0
Reception
10.0
Call quality
10.0
Internet
10.0
Multimedia
10.0
Camera
10.0
UI speed
10.0
Everyday usage
10.0
Text input
10.0
Display
10.0
Battery
10.0

3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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sajal23 posted on Jul 25, 2012, 11:49 PM
Posts: 0; Member since: Jul 21, 2012

5.0

With out NFC it is dump !!!

sajal23 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

Major improvements and new features are not on it,it is old and as well as weak too,i dont think we have to talk too much about it,i use it....
Despite our efforts to provide full and correct Sony Ericsson Xperia ray specifications, there is always a possibility of admitting a mistake. If you see any wrong or incomplete data ....

Build quality
7.0
Reception
6.0
Call quality
5.0
Internet
7.0
Multimedia
6.0
Camera
8.0
UI speed
5.0
Everyday usage
4.0
Text input
3.0
Display
5.0
Battery
4.0

Pros

No Pros

Cons

  • Internal is to little for user ( 300 mb )
  • dont have AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
  • glossy screen mean more swiping
  • missing the best featrues like NFC

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1 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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farisibakir posted on May 16, 2012, 3:00 PM
Posts: 0; Member since: Dec 04, 2011

10.0

The best cheap phone from sony ericsson

farisibakir has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review

a cheap mobile with good performance.i really like ,i mean i love it.it is awesome.everything is great.lots of good and useful features.pixel density is perfect 297ppi.and the 8 megapixel camera is very good.

Build quality
10.0
Reception
10.0
Call quality
10.0
Internet
10.0
Multimedia
10.0
Camera
10.0
UI speed
10.0
Everyday usage
10.0
Text input
10.0
Display
10.0
Battery
10.0

Pros

  • 3.3" 16M-color capacitive LED-backlit LCD touchscreen of FWVGA resolution (480 x 854 pixels) on Sony Mobile BRAVIA engine
  • 1 GHz Scorpion CPU, Adreno 205 GPU, Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255 chipset
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 8 MP autofocus camera, LED light, geotagging
  • 720p video @ 30fps, continuous autofocus
  • Adobe Flash 10.2 support
  • Slim design at 9.4mm thickness

Cons

  • Screen viewing angles could have been better
  • Loudspeaker has below average performance
  • No DivX/XviD support

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5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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shanti posted on May 10, 2012, 11:14 PM
Posts: 0; Member since: May 10, 2012

10.0

coolllll one.....

shanti has owned it for less than year before publishing this review

I have this phone since the last 4 months and I find it to be great and worth the price.
The camera clearity plus the xloud music is just awesome. Do check this phone out if you are looking to buy a new phone....

Build quality
10.0
Reception
10.0
Call quality
9.0
Internet
10.0
Multimedia
10.0
Camera
10.0
UI speed
9.0
Everyday usage
10.0
Text input
10.0
Display
10.0
Battery
10.0

4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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ruihaong posted on Nov 28, 2011, 9:24 PM
Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 28, 2011

9.0

A great phone that comes after the Xperia Arc

ruihaong has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

The looks are appealing. The Xperia Ray is really slim and fits inside your pocket nicely without any bulky looks from the outside. The glass screen is shiny and gives it a very professional look makes the whole design stylish and classy. It has a high pixel density which sports a almost-Retina display which is pretty impressive. The 3.3" screen is not really small for normal phone users, good enough for normal daily usage.

The Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS is wonderful. I've got it with Android 2.3.3, and now, I've upgraded it to Android 2.3.4 which is available via PC companion. You can check this out at the Sony Ericsson website. The user interface is smooth and runs without lag for normal use. There are cool transition effects and the Facebook Inside Xperia thingy is pretty great for FB addicts. The processor does its job well without any lag, and apps launch smoothly. However, when the phoe is connected to wi-fi, it gets a little slow when you leave the browser open a new application (but that's not a big problem).

The camera isn't as bad as described by Phone Arena. The shots are pretty clear with nice detail. After being upgraded to Android 2.3.4, the macro mode is no longer automatic and you can activate at the left side of the camera interface bar. You even get a 2D and 3D sweep panorama plus a 3D album to view shots. The shooter displays vivid colors which are much better than stock cameras of Nokia and Samsung. The HD video recording is good enough for normal camera...  

Build quality
9.0
Reception
8.0
Call quality
9.0
Internet
9.0
Multimedia
8.0
Camera
9.0
UI speed
9.0
Everyday usage
9.0
Text input
8.0
Display
9.0
Battery
8.0

Pros

  • High pixel density and great display
  • Shooter is impressive with sweep panorama shots
  • Nice UI equipped with great OS
  • Processor runs smoothly without lag
  • Slim and stylish body
  • Browser with flash

Cons

  • Small screen if compared to other phones on the market
  • HD video recording isn't that good
  • Glossy battery cover loves fingerprints

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38 out of 42 people found this review helpful.

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