Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray (ST18i)

sony ericsson xperia ray rear-frontWith smart innovation, Sony Ericsson launch Android mobile device in Xperia family. Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray looks is elegant, this device aim middle market.


Candybar, Thin, Light, dual tone color

Different from other Xperia family, Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray has slim body, covered with scratch resistant panel in front side and glossy finishing in rear side. Tiny, because children can holding it and light with only 100 gram weight. User can put it in pocket.
For detail, it has touch panel, homescreen key, touch button, and power/lock key also switch (-/+) button. Overall this product looks absolute.

Operating System

Android Gingerbread, 1GHz CPU Processor.

Not only have a good design, Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray also provide with Android gingerbread. Fast performance in every access, start from internet, data reading until tethering. Xperia Ray performance support with a lot of connection features.

Of course everything will not optimize without 1GHz Scorpion CPU Processor Adreno 205 GPU, and MSM8255 Snapdragon chipset. User will get great performance and perfect graphics with this device.

Screen and Menu

LED-backlit LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16 million color, 480 x 854 pixel resolution, 3.3 inch, Accelerometer sensor, Mobile Bravia engine, Multi-touch, PTouch sensitive controls, Scratch-resistant display, Timescape UI, Mediascape UI

About performance, users shouldn’t doubt Sony Ericsson. With flat TV material in Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray interface user will found variety range of color and awesome gesture. Even have less wide screen it’s still convenience to look at. It has 5 page homescreen to put widget and application shortcut.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray has many feature , on menu user can find default access for news, and other unique features such as TrackID, playnow, facebook, g-talk and office suite. These features support connection needs with others device, social network and support features for office work.

Camera & Video

8 Megapixel, 3264 x 2448 pixel resolution, auto-focus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, face and smile detection, touch focus, image stabilization, video 720p high definition, video light, Secondary camera VGA

In this section Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray Exmor R lens and variety support features makes photograph fun. Stable sensor and good quality lens makes photo and video result optimize in out door and in door. Video section also has good quality with high resolution able to capture a moment and share it via Bluetooth, youtube, message, or email. You can also edit video after capture it.

Audio & Video Player

TrackID, playnow, friend & music, mp3, m4a, wav, radio, audio recording, mp4, wma, youtube

Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray support with sufficient audio. With unique features such as trak ID, playnow ,infinity and Friend & Music feature. Friend & Music feature integrate playing song/track to share with facebook friends.
Support many format file, user also can enjoy audio from earphone stereo, multimedia speaker, also with wireless facility such as Bluetooth A2DP.

For video, Xperia Ray support with Bravia Engine mobile which is perform high quality video even through youtube or video data. Beside satisfy with HD performance, screen character fits with video format resolution.
Defaults entertain like radio and audio recording still there.

Internet & Connectivity

HSDPA 7.2 Mbps, HSUPA 5.8 Mbps, Wi-Fi, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth A2DP, EDR, Micro USB, Micro SD (up to 32 GB), Multi-touch browser, multitasking, flash player

Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray adopted webkit browser with multi-touch support, also could move page without closing previous page with multi tab. User can sharing page via Bluetooth, facebook or email, and could show recently download pages.
Satisfy in surfing needs, Ray able to perform additional application with flash base. Provide with connected device features allows your device synchronize with other device.

Unique Features

Get apps , get game, appxtra, liveware manager, power safe mode,

User can find additional application through Get Apps, Get game, also appXtra. These three features give many additional apps even less than Android market. And download free.

Liveware manager synchronized your mobile device with other such as headset, headphone, even when charging. This feature will inform user when plug in hardware were failed. Also this mobile could reduce system performance when energy supply from battery were low ( it will be active if battery power at least 10 %). This reduction will cause screen performance will be dim, download process and entertainment player (audio and video) will be stopped.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray Conclusion

Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray User will get smart communication device which could accommodate every needs. It also has elegant design. But you should aware with thin shape of Ray which is affect in battery performance. If many applications is activated in same time, battery were warming because of capacity decrease.

The advantage and disadvantage of Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray


  • Good Screen performance
  • Complete camera features
  • Elegant design


  • Tiny Screen
  • Plastic body material
  • Rapid heat

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