Review Specifications Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray ST18I

Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray ST18I

You probably do not get along with upscale Android phones like the Xperia Arc, Samsung Galaxy S II, LG Optimus 2x and others because the large display on top of 3.5 inches making body is also large, although its features are qualified. But for Android phones are smaller, usually its also a mini. Although there Xperia Xperia Mini or Mini Pro are tiny and still has attractive features, but many who think their displays are only 3 inches too small. Sony Ericsson later released Xperia Ray with 3.3 inches screen. equipped with a Scorpion processor 1GHz, GPU Adreno 205, 8MP camera with Exmor R and Bravia Engine, this mobile phones was actually featured as the Xperia Arc but with a bandage casing much simpler and smaller.

Package Sales

- Warranty Card
- Cable data and charger head
- Standard headset MH410
- Manual book
- Battery 1500 mAh

Design and Body

Ray's body looks elongated. This is because there is a fairly wide distance between the upper end of the phone and the screen, as well as the bottom. To impresinya itself, this phone is pretty cool (relatively), the impression of the Sony Ericsson Xperia style so closely on this phone. The back of the phone is made of matte rubber material such as the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 black. On the left and right side there are lists of aluminum, but not too noticeable because the color is too dark. Quite easy to open the back casing. In the front there is a front camera, while the phone is touch-sensitive buttons''back''and''menu''that flank the physical buttons''Home''. What is unique is the notification lights located around the Home button. Suppose if you charge cell phone batteries around the Home button then it will turn red, when it's full of green switch. There is no camera button on the phone. The speakers themselves are one in the back of the phone at the bottom.


Ray screen is equipped with a Bravia Engine. But the Bravia Engine is active only when playing multimedia files. With a size of 3.3 inches and a resolution of 854x480 pixels (Full WVGA) screen Ray is small but very tight pixel-pixel. The screen is still relatively small for big-fingered people, especially if you type using the qwerty keyboard in portrait position. The angle of vision is not so good, while it's under the sun screen display is still quite visible. The resulting color characteristics similar to Ray's screen Xperia Arc, Mini Pro and Play, in a yellowish white color displays. The screen looks fairly natural compared to the Super Amoled, but the level of contrast and angle of his eyesight lost. Unfortunately there is no auto brightness feature is actually quite useful if you frequently use the phone outside the room so you do not need to change the screen brightness level settings manually.


Because the same screen resolution used, it is not surprising that the user interface used Xperia Ray and almost exactly the same with the Xperia Play and Arc, with shades of dark blue style of Sony Ericsson. Homescreen screen consists of 5 pages that can add shortcuts, widgets, folders and wallpapers. Themes can be replaced with a variety of attractive colors.

Wallpapers are used also to be the main menu background. To view the final application is opened you can hold the Home button for several seconds. Notification bar only shows the notification without any shortcuts. The main menu consists of pages arranged horizontally not vertically but can be converted to your arrangement can be changed arbitrarily.

Input Text

There are 3 keyboard input ie keyboard Chinese, International keyboard and the japanese keyboard, so you can type in Japanese and Chinese. By default the keyboard is used when the phone is in portrait position keypad Phonepad''aka''abc. Even so you can replace it with a qwerty keyboard, but it felt quite difficult for those who fingered typing large. While in the landscape position no problem. To learn words any setting, quick fixes, word suggestion, and a vibration feedback when typing.


When you first use the contact will have the option to import contacts and synchronize with your accounts such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Exchange, Sync ML and Google. For new contacts, some additional fields that can be selected is a ringtone, an IM, Email, Postal, Organization, Notes, Nickname, Website and Internet Call.


Interface on the writing of SMS is very intuitive and easy to use, with the display format or a chat Threading provided allow users to see their chat. To turn it into an MMS is very easy, simply by adding your multimedia files.

G-Mail on Android phones have no doubt, push email is very fast. Supports multiple Gmail accounts, and standard features such as signatures, text size, label, notification, and others. Email notifications go to the bar almost in real time.

Messenger inherited this phone is a G-Talk, which features a push notification to perfection. Another Messenger you can download in the Android Market. In addition there WhatsApp already gaining popularity among non-BlackBerry users.


With the ability to capture images up to 8 megapixels, such as the Xperia Arc, moreover, used the same sensor, Exmor R mobile from Sony, which promises better picture results in low light or dark conditions. Not only that, Ray is also equipped with less LED flash and video recording 720p HD. Features that came with the camera quite a lot Ray, among others: smile and a face detector, self timer, autofocus (single, multi), macro, infinity, touch focus, exposure, stabilizer, geo tagging and scenes. Camera interface with Xperia Arc, easy to use but the absence of the camera is quite troublesome.

The results of the camera in the room and pretty good low-light conditions thanks to sensor Exmor R. See photo below at right end: there though filled with noise, but what looks photographed. If you use another phone, you almost will not capture any pictures other than darkness. But the weakness of Arc camera is also available here; the result is less detailed, this is because the resulting image file size is almost always under 1MB. In general, the resulting color nice.

Video Recorder

Its features include: exposure, white balance, metering, self timer, stabilizer, and focus modes (single autofocus, face detection and infinity).

Video recordings are also helped by Exmor R. Results mp4 video format with a resolution of 1280x720 pixels, 29 frames per second framerate and bitrate over 6000kbps. The result is clear, no frameskip and quite sharp. 1 minute video recording 45MB of storage spending, quite economical.

Music Player

Music Player uses the view that given the customization by Sony Ericsson, but essentially the same, with four main categories: Artists, Albums, Tracks and Playlists. In landscape mode looks almost the same but quite interesting. There are several equalizer options such as classic, dance, flat, pop, rock and others. Songs can be sent via bluetooth, Gmail, MMS and WhatsApp. Ray The quality of sound produced fast enough, this is because the existing feature in the ranks XLoud Xperia phones to date. Using a quality headset produced quite good, but unfortunately the headset is innate mediocrity.

Photo Gallery

Photo gallery and video on the Ray is a gallery with 3d display style Android phone. The time required for loading gallery pretty quickly, zooming can be done with a pinch and zoom. As usual all the folders that contain images and video files into the gallery. We can directly upload / share photos by MMS, Gmail, email, Facebook, Picasa, Bluetooth and WhatsApp. Then there are images that can be used as wallpaper, in the crop, or rotated. The existence of Bravia Engine makes the display of multimedia becomes increasingly fine, the resulting color tends natural.

Video Player

As results of the videotape Ray video player capable of playing up to 720p HD resolution. Videos downloaded from YouTube played smoothly, the resulting color is pretty good, especially with the sharpness of the display 297 pixels per inch and Bravia Engine. Although the WVGA resolution on small screens may seem not optimal and unsatisfactory, especially if you are familiar with the Android phone sailed more than 3.5 inches. One more setting in the video player built-Ray is scarce, but it effects the sound or subtitle is not supported by this phone.

FM Radio

You must use a headset that functions as an antenna for listening to radio broadcasts. Station ID can be displayed (if any)


Xperia Ray running on the network Quadband 850/1800/1900/2100 and HSDPA 2100. Then the local connectivity is a-GPS, Bluetooth 2.1, WiFi (802.11 b / g / n) with DLNA and capabilities into hotspots, and micro USB (as mass storage and PC sync using the Sony Ericsson PC Companion).

Web Browsers

With high-resolution screen desktop display site more leverage coupled with good performance and quite smooth when opening a site that met a lot of content such as TeknoUp. Flash video from Youtube perform well in this mobile phone browser. Even so there are some moments when I saw the video flash frameskip. The maximum number of browsers that can be opened up to 8 pieces tab. In addition there are a variety of settings such as default browser history, cookies, javascript and others. Please see the video below to find out more about the performance of the Xperia Ray browser.

Default Applications

Various applications such as Sony Ericsson's previous innate like Timescape, Google Maps, Wisepilot, Foursquare, WhatsApp, Place, and the Office Suite in this phone:

Third Party Applications

Mobo Player
With this third-party applications on the Xperia Ray codec limitations resolved, so the phone can display video files other than mp4 format. But certainly not all video files can be played, depending on the bitrate and video resolution that sendiri.File subtitle format. Srt is supported by this application.

Crazy Snowboard
Game Crazy Snowboard which is a game for free (with ads of course) that you can download it at the market. Full three-dimensional games on a snowy ski area is very smooth and very smooth on the Xperia Ray.

Camera 360, which has a myriad of cool features and effects that will make the images from a camera that has good Ray is becoming increasingly interesting and fun. This application is available for free at Android Market.


Quadrant Standard: 1372 points
3D Neocore: 59.4 frames per second
Multitouch Test: 9 maximum concurrent touch

Battery Life

Such as Arc, powered by lithium ion 1500 mAh capacity, Ray with a smaller screen 1 inch were given the same battery capacity. So his theory is more economical and Ray was right, the phone is quite economical, 9 am to 5 pm we do a review, the battery still in the range of 40-50 percent.


In terms of design is quite attractive, while the multimedia was special. With the price of Rp. 3.1 million features in Xperia Ray could compete with her own brother Xperia Arc is still above Rp. 4 million. Thus the price of this phone can be fairly reasonable for you who want a phone with features such as Arc or Neo but felt the two phones is too large. Even so prospective buyers who may be facing a dilemma with a screen size Xperia Ray, of course the Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo soon appear similar but which featured a larger sail.


- Notification lights are unique and interesting
- Camera with LED flash
- Exmor R Mobile
- Bravia Engine


- There is no camera button
- Support default video codec is limited


2G Network: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network: HSDPA 2100 - ST18i

Dimensions: 111 x 53 x 9.4 mm
Weight: 100 g

Type: LED-backlit LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size: 480 x 854 pixels, 3.3 inches (~297 ppi pixel density)

Type: Vibration, MP3 ringtones
Customization: yes
Vibration: yes

Phonebook: Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall
Call records: Practically unlimited
Internal: 1 GB (300 MB user available), 512 MB RAM
Card slot: microSD, up to 32GB, 4GB included

GPRS: Up to 86 kbps
Edge: Up to 237 kbps
3G: HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth: Yes, v2.1 with A2DP, EDR
Infrared Port: no
USB: micro USB

OS: Android 2.3 Gingerbread
CPU: 1GHz Scorpion processor, Adreno 205 GPU, MSM8255 Snapdragon chipset
Memory: 512MB RAM
Messaging: SMS, MMS, IM, Email
Browser: HTML
Games: yes
Colors: Black, Gold, White, Pink
Camera: 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, video 720p

Battery Type: Standard battery, Li-Ion 1500 mAh
Stand-by: Up to 430 h (2G) / Up to 440 h (3G)
Talk time: Up to 6 h 50 min (2G) / Up to 7 h (3G)

Colors : Black, Pink, Yellow, White

Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray ST18I

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