The new Xperia Ray smartphone from Sony Ericsson proves that size does not matter. It weighs only 100 grams, and is only 9.4 mm thick. At 3.3”, even its screen is smaller. However, this does not prevent it from delivering a 480×854 resolution, which requires a pixel density of almost 330 dpi. Other phones typically deliver this resolution only with a 3.7” or 4” screen.
Armed with a 1GHz mobile processor, this camera has 1 GB of internal memory. Factor in the 8 megapixel camera with LED flash and a 4GM microSDHC card, and you will agree that the Xperia Ray is quite a package.
In terms of looks too, the Ray is no slouch and will attract attention. Its frame is made of aluminium; while the front is almost entirely toughened glass, the rear gives it colour.
You can choose from black, white, gold and light pink. The Ray owes its clear picture quality to its mobile Bravia engine, technology that Sony first developed for its range of flat screen televisions.
The Exmor R camera sensor improves quality of pictures taken in low-light conditions. It has almost 8 million pixels. That’s handy when recording HD video that you later want to view on a larger flat-screen TV.
This camera does not offer motion smoothing, though, so you are advised to keep your hands steady when taking those pictures and video. The front camera means you can easily use this phone for video chatting as well.
The Xperia Ray runs on the Android mobile operating system, which gives you easy access to more than 250,000 apps. Popular social media platforms like FaceBook are integrated into the phone, so you can easily post your photos and read your friends’ comments.