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This mobile phone from Sony Ericsson has 512 MB RAM loaded on to it. The ray ST18i from Ericsson has a 3.3-inch TFT screen with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels. The Mobile BRAVIA engine equips your phone with enhanced contrast and richer colors.
An 8.1 megapixel camera on the Xperia ray with 16x zoom, touch focus, auto focus, red eye reduction, face detection, smile detection and an image stabilizer. These features equip you with the tools to take pictures that are of high quality. A Geo-tagging feature is enabled on the Sony Ericsson ray. The send to web application lets you upload pictures and videos to the web.
A front facing camera on this Ericsson smartphone enables you to video chat and works well for self-portraits. Mobile CMOS image sensor loaded on this phone enhances image characteristics in fading light.
The Xperia ray from Sony Ericsson can record high definition videos with a simple touch of a button. These HD videos can be recorded at 720p. A video stabilizer loaded on this phone is designed to avoid blurriness caused by slight hand movements. A Flash feature lets you take good pictures and videos even in poor or fading light.
The Xperia ray ST18i from Ericsson has a very pleasing look and feel to it. Below the display are three buttons - two touch sensitive keys for Back and Menu, and a physical Home button. Volume controls are located on the right edge, and they also allow you to control the camera's digital zoom.
On the top is where you can find the 3.5 mm audio connector and the power switch. The right side of this phone has a micro USB charging port. The Xperia ray ST18i has a scratch resistant display and touch sensitive controls. An accelerometer for auto-rotate loaded on this Android phone from Sony Ericsson, makes your experience smooth and fun.
Storage and Battery
This Sony Ericsson smartphone has an internal memory of 300 MB and is expandable up to 32 GB using microSD, microSDHC cards. This Sony Ericsson mobile phone supports a talk time of 6 hours on 2G and 7 hours on 3G. This Ericsson smartphone when fully charged gives you a standby time of 430 hours on 2G and 440 hours on 3G.
Connectivity and features
The Xperia ray smartphone supports GPRS, EDGE, 3G and Wi-Fi platforms to connect to the Internet. Facebook, Twitter, Gtalk and Instant messenger apps that are pre-installed on the Xperia ray will help you stay in touch with friends. The Android market installed on the Sony Xperia ray lets you download applications on your smartphone and customize them to meet your every need.
Timescape UI, puts all your communication with one person in one place, making it fun and convenient. Document reader and Document editor on the phone along with Email and Push Email will keep you updated and equipped to handle professional requirements on the go.
You can play 3D and motion games on the Xperia that will keep you entertained on demand. This ray ST18i from Sony Ericsson has a capable music player with TrackID that gives you details of songs and artists in seconds. The Sony xLOUD engine audio filter technology gives you great audio quality.
|In Sales Package||Handset, Battery, Charger, Headset, 4 GB microSD Card, Data Cable|
|SIM||Single SIM, GSM|
|Touch Screen||Yes, Capacitive|
|Business Features||Document Viewer, Document Editor, Pushmail (Exchange ActiveSync)|
|Call Features||Conference Call, Loudspeaker, Call Divert|
|Operating Freq||GSM - 850, 900, 1800, 1900; UMTS - 2100|
|OS||Android v2.3 (Gingerbread)|
|Processor||1 GHz Qualcomm Scorpion|
|Resolution||WVGA, 854 x 480 Pixels|
|Other Display Features||Bravia Mobile Engine, Scratch Resistant Display, Touch Sensitive Controls|
|Primary Camera||Yes, 8.1 Megapixel|
|Secondary Camera||Yes, 0.3 Megapixel|
|Video Recording||Yes, 1280 x 720|
|Zoom||Digital Zoom - 16x|
|Other Camera Features||Geo-tagging, Face Detection, Image Stabilization, Smile Detection, Auto Focus|
|Type||Li-Ion, 1500 mAh|
|Talk Time||6 hrs (2G), 7 hrs (3G)|
|Standby Time||430 hrs (2G), 440 hrs (3G)|
|Memory and Storage|
|Included Memory Card||4 GB|
|Expandable Memory||microSD, upto 32 GB|
|Memory||512 MB RAM|
|Internet & Connectivity|
|Internet Features||Email, Adobe Flash 10.1|
|GPRS||Yes, 86 kbps|
|EDGE||Yes, 237 kbps|
|3G||Yes, 7.2 Mbps HSDPA; 5.8 Mbps HSUPA|
|Wifi||Yes, 802.11 b/g/n|
|USB Connectivity||Yes, micro USB, v2|
|Tethering||USB, Wi-fi Hotspot|
|Navigation Technology||A-GPS, with Google Maps|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v2.1, Supported Profiles (A2DP, EDR)|
|Audio Jack||3.5 mm|
|Music Player||Yes, Supports MP3, AAC|
|Video Player||Yes, Supports MP4, H.263, H.264, HD|
|Call Memory||Practically Unlimited|
|Phone Book Memory||Practically Unlimited|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Digital Compass, CMOS Sensor|
|Additional Features||E-Manual, Calculator, Alarm Clock, Flight Mode, Predictive Text Input, 3D Games|
|Important Apps||Google Search, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Facebook, Twitter|
|1 year manufacturer warranty for Phone and 6 months warranty for in the box accessories|
Frequently Bought Together With This Mobile
The clarity is eye popping 300ppi Sony Bravia Engine rocks. For general usage I recommend to set the screen to 50% brightness. 60% in sunlight. 100% if you are sitting up close to a cricket flood light tower. 50% gives the best value for power. There is a brightness half-er widget that reduces the brightness to about 30%. Extremely useful for saving battery. 30% is good enough for diffused home lighting environments.
The cell is totally snappy and has very little latency. Everything works as expected. At times the capacitive buttons need an extra tapping, but totally acceptable. Pulling the notification area down from the top is a tad difficult at times specially when sleepy :P.
5 fixed home screens are totally customizable is an easy drag drop fashion, much like the widgets in Windows. I have divided the 5 screens into Settings, Contacts, Social, Multimedia, Planner screens. Would be happier if the widgets were resizable in some way, and/or more screens could be added
Tested this to the maximum. 3 Hrs of gaming [Raging Thunder 2, Angry Birds Rio and Strip Poker :P ], 3 hrs of Web[WIFI], 45 mins of talking, 1 hr 50 mins of Videos [Yes I watched the whole movie ‘GAMER’ @ office ;)], atleast 1 Hr of Customizing [4 Hrs of sleeping ;)] total around 14 Hrs of what I would call heavy usage, with the meter showing 40% remaining. Screen brightness in that time would be around 40% at an average.
Have still not used it to the fullest, but some test snaps showed results on the better side though there were grains in extra dark/no light except flash situations[but I guess the camera modes need tweaking in those cases]. HD recording completely untested. Absence of a dedicated camera button hurts though.
Was afraid to use GPRS, being scared of waking in the morning to find my balance drained to Zero. General clarity while talking is great, tested the noise cancellation, works great, did not have to scream like I expected even in moderately noisy environments. However the default network mode, GSM/Preferred WCDMA led to disconnections and poor connectivity. After changing to GSM only no problem faced what so ever.
UI and Web integration
Sony’s TimeScape UI totally rocks. All the notifications right from missed calls to facebook updates all under a smooth scrawling interface is cool. Pinch any of the home screens and all the apps start dancing in a preview mode, give the phone a little shake and they fly around COOL. Facebook is deeply embedded into the UI. The contact screen comes up with the last status update from the contact photos interests. There is an app/widget that informs about the recent media files uploaded by my facebook contacts and can be ordered and viewed in terms of popularity. The music player comes with a like button so that the song I am listening appears on my wall. Can update my status directly from TimeScape Widget. The Sony’s default player is cool and Song Details from Wikipedia/SkyLyrics/Youtube can be viewed via infinity button. While calling an option of calling using Skype/Phone comes up directly. And cherry on top is that the screen goes out with a TV switch off animation :D.
Browsing [tested WIFI only]
Is not as good when it comes to the 4” ones, but nothing much difficult. The screen reflows beautifully and 3 types of zooming options [Pinch/double click/ article view] The videos play without lag [Provided the connection is good enough].
Well, I don’t understand what the reviewers were cribbing about the Portrait keyboard being difficult to use. Well I have average sized fingers and don’t have much difficulty using it, but of course the ‘getting used to’ time is a little more than other cells. The landscape keyboard is nice and easy to use, no qualms there.
No Live headsets in the Indian pack. The home button could be a little softer. Manual option to rearrange icons in the menu. No HotSwap of memory cards, 320 Mb User internal memory [Though I haven’t faced any problems so far], single Led Light instead of a dual camera flash.
Display, TimeSpace UI, Widgets for GPRS/Brightness half-er/ Vibration Mode/GPS/WIFI/Airplane mode/Bluetooth ON/OFF, FB Integration, Battery life, Lock/Unlock Animation, Widgets preview/ Responsiveness/ Free cloth [4X2 CM] for cleaning the screen [I have put it in between the battery and back cover for easy access and availability] The semicircular backlit[Green/red/orange/white] home button, Xloud Speakers. Awesome dimensions and Styling was able to turn a few heads around for a long, strong, brand determining stare.
Flipkart delivered as promised and the packaging was cool!
- This phone shares the same camera as the iphone 4s
- Apt size, ideal for females and one travelling through public transport.
- As per android 4.0 specification. (Note: not all android phones are upgradeable to android 4.0 icecream sandwich. Prospective buyers make a note of it before buying any damn android phone)
- This phone is as per specification of android 4.0 and is upgradeable to android 4.0
- Excellent camera, The same camera is used in iPhone 4s.
- The touch is sensetive and snappy
- excellent UI. Love the carousel given for logs/images/videos etc.
- Styling very attractive. Weight is least among all smart phones 100 gms. sceen size(3.3") may sound small but it feels good when you hold it.
- Screen resolution is amazing almost 300 dpi best after iphone 4s which id 330 dpi.
- Battery life is cool - almost stays for two days with a decent usage(talk approx 4 hrs, browse 2 hrs, gps navigation 3 hrs, few sms). I used GPS for navigation and was on for almost 3 hrs still the battery charge still very good.
- Notification light - when fully charged it turns green. Looks beautiful while the unit is getting charged.
- Processor is just 1ghz. I've seen many reviews stating many touch input getting unregistered, the issue is not with touch screen or its sensitivity, it is because of the processor. A dual core would have definitely killed the market of iphone 4s.
- HDMI port is missing. Though it has dlna
- No auto flash for taking pictures
- mediocre headset as per sony standards, though better compared to other brands like samsung/lg/nokia/motorola. Wish SE had given livesound headsets.
verdict: All phone have pros and cons be it iphone 4s, nokia lumia 800 or samsung galaxy s2. So at less than half the price of iphone 4s, it is more value for money and sleeker than iphone 4s.
This phone is ideal for you if,
- You are looking for a decent, classy smart phone with rich features and status symbol, be it your first smartphone.
- You dont like bulky handsets. Remember even iphone is 3.5" and lumia 800 is 3.7" something that can be held in hand and not hands.
Finally i would like to thank flipkart for delivering this phone promptly and with prudent packaging.
This is a slim, cool looking smartphone with good features like 1GHz processor, 512MB RAM, 8.1 MP camera, and front facing camera which is a VGA camera, even then it does the work, though it is only for video chatting and NOT video calling. It has a semi-circular home button which goes red when kept for charging and goes green when it is completely charged. That's something new and cool. Because it's xpected price is 17,000 to 22,000 Rs non-availability of HDMI port can be ignored. Overall it's a good smartphone which everybody would want to have one! :)
The phone is loaded with features...and internal memory is not an issue at all.....and also read in a blog..all Xperia phones released in 2011 will be upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice cream sandwich..which is the smartphone version of Android tablet OS Honeycomb...so definitely this phone is worth buying...
the price is little on the higher side..but if LiveSound Hi-Fi headset is offered in the box..it will be definitely a god deal...
iam using this phone for the last 20 days,i didn't find any problems with this cool gadget,it's a great looking phone with it's slim design and light weight,and the screen size is not a problem for me with my big hands. while typing in portrait mode i found some problems ,but when u turned to the landscape mode its good to use.
withsome heavy using the battery lacks for more than a day.the screen is not an oLED one bt with the mobile bravia engine on top of SLCD screen,it's cristal clear and too sharp,it's joy to watch the vedios on the high resolution small screen.
my gprs experience is also too gd,and the vedios playing with out any lag,and with the sony XLOUD effect the sound on loudspeekar is good.
CAMERA clarty is gd ,bt lacking of automatic flash is a little disappointing ,i like the hd vedio recording with its great features like sports mode,beach mode..etc.
call quality is excelent,the noise cancelation mic on the back done a great job,i heared excelent call quality even in high traffic and at functions ,
overall its a great phone with negligable problems,...............if anybody want to buy it then defnetly go for it ,it will defnitly satisfy ur need
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I assume all people who brought Ray or planned to do so must have done a lot of research beforehand.
Dont BUY...U will regret in near future if u have bought it.
mark my words....this phone has done a lot of harassment to...
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