Introducing The Key Features Of The Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray is one of the newer additions to the extensive Xperia series. It is arguably one of the best looking as well, but this does not mean that it makes sacrifices on its spec list to achieve this. In this article I will look at some of the main features of the device so you can decide if it is the right smartphone for you.
As one of the most important features for many people when choosing a new smartphone, you will be pleased to know that the camera on the Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray works at 8 megapixels (3264x 2448 resolutions), so you can expect excellent quality results. Autofocus, LED flash, face & smile detection and image stabilization are all on hand to ensure you get the desired results first time and take a lot of the guess work out of taking great photos. The camera is also able to capture video footage with settings of up to 720p (high definition). The camera on this device is on par with many other recent smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S2 and HTC Sensation, so you can expect similar results to these popular handsets.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray ships with Android v2.3, aka Gingerbread, which is the current version of the smartphone optimized operating system. However, it has recently been confirmed that the handset will support an update to the Ice Cream Sandwich version (v4.0), when updates roll out to compatible handsets, starting in March. The Android OS allows users to download apps from Android Market, so you can increase the functionality of the handset to a high degree and ensure that the apps on the phone are suited to your individual needs based on what you use the phone for.
Arguably the most important aspect of smartphone use for many, and one responsible for a great deal of the appeal of smartphones in general is the ability to browse the internet on the go. Thankfully, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray is well equipped for this task, with 3G and Wi-Fi connections available to take advantage on local network coverage and signal strength. The web browsing software is provided as part of the TimeScape UI, with other browsers available from the Android Market, such as Mozilla Firefox and Opera Mini.
The display on the Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray is not the largest out there, at 3.3 inches but should be suited to the majority of users. This has a resolution of 480x 854 and boasts LED backlit LCD touchscreen technology. These features combine to make an ideal multimedia phone as it excels at producing great image quality, so lends itself to watching movies, viewing photos and websites and playing games.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray offers the full package; A quality spec list combined with aesthetic appeal means it appeals to many kinds of user. The Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray Is available on all major UK networks, several of which offer the handset for free on selected tariffs.