Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray ST18i

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Xperia Ray ST18i

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OS Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread), upgradable to v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Battery Li-Ion 1500 mAh
Rear Camera 8.0 MP
Front Camera 0.3 MP
Display Size 3.3 inch
RAM 512 MB
Memory Card microSD, up to 32GB, 4GB included
Internal Memory 1 GB
Processor 1GHz Scorpion
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General Information
Announced June, 2011
Form Factor Bar
Released Aug, 2011
Box Content Charger, USB Cable, Headset
Shades Black, Gold, White, Pink
OS Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread), upgradable to v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Languages English
Note Also known as Sony Ericsson Urushi.
Hardware
Processor 1GHz Scorpion
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon
Graphics Processor Adreno 205
Camera
Rear Camera 8.0 MP
Camera Resolution 3264x2448 pixels
Video Resolution 720p
Front Camera 0.3 MP
GeoTagging
Face Detection
Smile Detection
Auto Focus
Camera Flash LED
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilization
Resolution (Front) 640x480 pixels
Touch Focus
Primary Camera 8.0 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, Digital Zoom, autofocus with LED flash
Display
Display Colours 16 Million
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (H) 480 pixels
Display Resolution (V) 854 pixels
Display Size 3.3 inch
SenseUI
Multi-Touch
Handwriting Recognition
Scratch Resistant
Pixels Per Inch Density 297 ppi
Screen Protection Bravia Mobile engine, Touch sensitive controls, Timescape UI
Display Type LED-backlit LCD
Display Features CapacitiveTouchscreen
Memory
RAM 512 MB
Call Log
Memory Card microSD, up to 32GB, 4GB included
Internal Memory 1 GB
Dimensions & Weight
Height 111 mm
Width 53 mm
Thickness 9.4 mm
Weight 100 gms
Battery
Stand-by (2G) Up to 430 h hours
Stand-by (3G) Up to 440 h hours
Talktime (2G) Up to 6 h 50 min hours
Talktime (3G) Up to 7 h hours
Battery Li-Ion 1500 mAh
Internet & Connectivity
Infrared
HSCSD
Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, EDR
WAP NA
USB microUSB v2.0
Handsfree
GPS
A-GPS
Browser HTML
SIM Type Mini-SIM
Networks 2G+3G
GPRS Up to 86 kbps
Data Speed HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps
EDGE Up to 237 kbps
2G Network GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
3G Network HSDPA 900/2100 MHz
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
Basic Features
Java MIDP emulator
Calendar
Voice Dialing
Voice Memo
Sync
SyncML
Clock
Alarm Clock
Organiser
In-built Torch
Office Applications
Trackball
SNS Integration
Other Features ANT+ support, TrackID music recognition, SensMe, Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube
Entertainment
Radio
Music Player
Video Player
Voice Recording
Image Viewer
Video Recording
3.5mm Jack/Port
Games
Ringtones
Vibration
Ringtones MP3
Messaging
T9 Dictionary
QWERTY Keypad
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push email, IM
Sensors
Accelerometer Sensor
Compass
Proximity Sensor

Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray ST18i Review

29 Jan, 13 06:44 PM

Overview

Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray: A Pretty Thin and Light Handset
By Amrit

Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray ST18i is a mid-range android smartphone with impressive and stylish looks. It was announced in June, 2011 but released in August in the same year. The battery cover is covered with the gold color along with 2 vertical edges, while glossy black shade is used on the other parts of the mobile. It works on 2G (GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900) and 3G (HSDPA 900 / 2100 - ST18i) network frequencies and sports mini-SIM.

Display and Dimensions

The device features a 3.3 inches LED-backlit LCD capacitive touch screen with a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels. The display is capable to exhibit 16M colors and carries a pixel density of 297 ppi. It looks like a traditional candybar mobile phone when you hold it in your hand. Talking about its dimensions it is measured as 111 x 53 x 9.4 mm and weighs at 100 grams. Other display features of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray are accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate, multi-touch input method, proximity sensor for auto turn-off, touch sensitive controls, scratch-resistant display, and times cape user interface.

Processor and Operating System

Xperia Ray ST18i runs on Android v2.3 (Gingerbread) operating system and under the hood ticks a 1 GHz Scorpion Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon processor backed by 512MB of RAM.

Camera

Talking about the camera optics, it comes with a 8 MP auto-focus camera with LED flash that allows to capture high quality videos. At the front, the phone has 0.3MP camera which is used to enjoy the video calling. Additional features of the camera include geo-tagging, face and smile detection, touch focus and image stabilization.

Storage

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray ST18i is loaded with 1GB internal memory and 32GB expandable memory along with the memory card slot which gives sufficient space for storing video and music files.

Connectivity and Battery

The handset is energized by Li-Ion 1500 mAh battery with a decent talktime of 7 hours and 430 hours of stand-by time. In addition connectivity features include 3G, GPRS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, EDGE, microUSB v2.0 and GPS.

Shades

The phone has arrived in 4 attractive shades: Pink, White, Gold and Black.

Entertainment

It is featured with few entertainment options like FM Radio, music player, video player, 3.5mm audio jack and loud speaker. In order to connect with friends and mates through messaging it offers the facility of SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email and IM (Instant Messaging).

Other Features

The thin and light device has some common features including calendar, voice memo and alarm clock.

Verdict

Overall, Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray ST18i has some positive points like excellent call quality, compact, neat design and negative like short battery life and small screen size.

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Ajay Yadav

08-01-2013 07:32:00

good screen size

neha

21-12-2012 10:27:00

Nice phone. looks good. I always like sony ericson.