Sony Ericsson Xperia ray vs Xperia arc – Full Specs Compared
Gone are the times when you had to contend with the human form obsession of Sony Ericsson. Realizing the trend of slim smartphones from other manufacturers, Sony have finally given up on their fetish of making their mobiles in the shape of an arc. With their Xperia series, Sony have finally proved that they belong to the big league. The company launched Xperia ray and Xperia arc recently, and both these smartphones speak volumes about the abilities of the company to beat the best in the business. Both smartphones are packed with exciting features and comparing them is fun in itself but also interesting for new phone buyers.
Sony Ericsson Xperia ray
Xperia ray is the latest addition to an already expanding family of Xperia by Sony Ericsson. It was announced at communicAsia 2011 in Singapore on 22nd of June. A marvel of technology, Xperia ray is a very slim smartphone that stands at just 9.4mm and weighs a mere 100g that feels incredible in your hands.
Xperia ray measures 111x53x9.4mm and weighs an incredible 100g. Though it reminds one of the earlier Arc, it has many new features. It runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread and has a powerful 1 GHz processor with a 512 MB RAM. It has a nice 3.3 inch TFT Reality display riding on Bravia Engine that produces a resolution of 480×854 pixels. The images are extremely sharp and bright with true to life colors. As far as internal storage is concerned, there is 300 MB memory for the users with a 4GB micro SD card included to the pack taking the total above 4 GB. The user can expand it to 32 GB using more SD cards.
Xperia ray is a delight for those fond of clicking pictures as it has a rear 8.1 MP camera with auto focus and Exmor R backlit CMOS sensor. It can record HD videos in 720p. It is equipped with Photo light flash, image/video stabilizer, face detection, geo tagging and 16x digital zoom. It also has a front VGA camera (0.3 MP) to allow for taking self portraits and to make video calls.
Xperia ray has great Facebook and Twitter integration with Timescape to allow for instant and easy social interaction with friends. It is also well integrated with many other Google services like Google Voice Search and Google Talk.
The smartphone is Wi-Fi802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP with EDR, A-GPS with Wisepilot navigator, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot functionality, and a webkit browser that has full flash support to provide for seamless browsing. It is equipped with Sony Ericsson music player and a speakerphone. It is equipped with FM radio with RDS.
Xperia ray is equipped with standard Li-ion battery (1500mAh) that provides a talk time of up to 7 hours in 3G.
Xperia ray will come to selected market by Q3 2011
Xperia ray – Features
Sony Ericsson Xperia arc
Xperia arc was announced by Sony in January 2011 and is available since March 2011. It has been a much appreciated smartphone in the high end segment. When launched, it staked a claim to being the slimmest smartphone in the world.
Xperia arc measures 125x63x8.7mm and weighs just 117g. It is certainly one of the most compact and light smartphones around. Xperia arc boasts of a huge 4.2 inch highly capacitive touch screen that is LED backlit LCD. The image resolution stands at a high 480X854 pixels in 16 M colors that makes for an easy reading even in daylight. The smartphone has all standard features like accelerometer, proximity sensor, multi touch input method and a 3.5 mm audio jack at the top. The screen is made of a scratch resistant surface and Arc glides on the legendary Timescape UI seamlessly without any glitches.
Arc is a dual camera device with a rear 8 MP camera that shoots in 3264X2448 pixels, is auto focus with LED flash. It has features of touch focus, face detection and geo tagging. It can record HD videos in 720p at 30 fps.
Arc is Wi-Fi802.11b/g/n, Bluetoothv2.1 with A2DP, DLNA, GPS with A-GPS, EDGE (up to 86Kbps) and GPRS (up to 237 Kbps), and has HDMI capabilities. It runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread, has 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with Adreno 205 GPU, and is packed with 512 MB RAM. It has 320 MB internal memory with total 8 GB onboard storage that can be expanded up to 32 GB using micro SD cards. In 3G, the smartphone provides nice HSDPA (up to 7.2 Mbps) and HSUPA (up to 5.76 Mbps) speeds.
Arc is equipped with standard Li-ion battery (1500mAh) that provides a talk time of up to 7 hours in 3G.
Xperia arc – Features
Xperia arc – Demo
Comparison Between Sony Ericsson Xperia ray and Xperia arc
• Xperia arc has a bigger display (4.2 inch) than Xperia ray (3.3 inch)
• Xperia arc is thinner (8.7mm) than Xperia ray (9.4mm)
• Xperia ray is lighter (100g) than Xperia arc (117g)
• Xperia arc has more onboard storage (8GB) than Xperia ray (4 GB)
• Xperia arc is HDMI capable but no Wi-Fi hotspot functionality while Xperia ray is not HDMI capable but has WI-Fi hotspot functionality.
|Comparison of Specifications
Sony Ericsson Xperia ray vs SE Xperia Arc
|Design||Sony Ericsson Xperia ray||SE Xperia Arc|
|Form Factor||Candy Bar - Aluminum frame||Candy Bar|
|Keyboard||On-Screen 12 key QWERTY||On-screen Virtual|
|Dimension||111.0×53.0×9.4 mm (4.4×2.1×0.4 in)||125 x 63 x 8.7 mm (4.9 x 2.5 x 0.34 in)|
|Weight||100.0 g (3.5 oz)||117 g (4.1 oz)|
|Body Color||Gold , Black , Pink , White||Midnight Blue, Misty Silver|
|Display||Sony Ericsson Xperia ray||SE Xperia Arc|
|Size||3.3 in||4.2 in|
|Resolution||WVGA (854 x 480)||WVGA 854 x 480 pixels|
|Features||16M, Multi-touch, Reality display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine, Scratch-resistant mineral glass||16M Color, Capacitive touchscreen, Reality display with Mobile Bravia Engine|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Magnetometer (digital compass), Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor||Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Ambient light sensor, magnetometera|
|Operating System||Sony Ericsson Xperia ray||SE Xperia Arc|
|Platform||Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)||Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)|
|UI||Sony Ericsson UX||Sony Ericsson UX|
|Browser||Android WebKit, full HTML||Android WebKit|
|Java/Adobe Flash||Adobe Flash Player 10.2||Java 3D/Flash Player 10.2|
|Processor||Sony Ericsson Xperia ray||SE Xperia Arc|
|Speed||1 GHz||1 GHz|
|Memory||Sony Ericsson Xperia ray||SE Xperia Arc|
|RAM||512 MB||512 MB|
|Included||300 MB + 4 GB microSD card||320 MB|
|Expansion||Up to 32GB with microSD card (SD 2.0)||up to 32 GB with microSD card|
|Camera||Sony Ericsson Xperia ray||SE Xperia Arc|
|Flash||Photo light||LED - light type|
|Focus, Zoom||Auto / touch focus, 16x Digital Zoom||Auto, Touch focus, 2.46x digital zoom|
|Video Capture||HD [email protected]||[email protected] HD|
|Features||Exmor R mobile CMOS sensor, Geo-tagging, Face/Smile detection, Image/Video stabilizer||Exmor R mobile CMOS sensor, Geo tagging, Image/Video stabiliser, Face/Smile detection|
|Secondary camera||VGA||Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Ambient light sensor, magnetometera|
|Entertainment||Sony Ericsson Xperia ray||SE Xperia Arc|
|Audio||SE Music Player, Sony xLOUD engine, PlayNow, Album art, SensMe, TrackID, File Formats: MP3, AAC||SE Music Player, PlayNow, Album art, TrackID, File Formats: MP3, AAC|
|Video||Live cam,||H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV|
|Gaming||3D Games, Motion gaming||Motion Gaming, 3D Games|
|FM Radio||Yes with RDS||Yes with RDS|
|Battery||Sony Ericsson Xperia ray||SE Xperia Arc|
|Type Capacity||Li-ion 1500 mAh||Li-ion|
|Talktime||6 hours 50 min (2G) / 7 hours (3G)||6 hours 55min (2G), 7 hrs (3G)|
|Standby||430 hours (2G), 440 hours (3G)||415 hrs|
|Mail and Messaging||Sony Ericsson Xperia ray||SE Xperia Arc|
|Email, Gmail||POP3/IMAP4, Gmail, Email|
|Messaging||SMS, MMS, IM (Google talk with video chat, Facebook)||SMS, MMS, IM (Google talk with video chat)|
|Connectivity||Sony Ericsson Xperia ray||SE Xperia Arc|
|Bluetooth||v2.1+EDR supports A2DP stereo, FTP/OPP for file transfer, PBAP||2.1 +EDR|
|USB||2.0 HS, micro-USB port||2.0 High Speed, micro-USB port|
|Location Service||Sony Ericsson Xperia ray||SE Xperia Arc|
|Maps||Google Maps, Google Latitude||Google Maps, Google Latitude|
|GPS||A-GPS with Wisepilot navigator||A-GPS,|
|Lost-Theft Protection||Yes with 3rd party application||Yes with 3rd party application|
|Network Support||Sony Ericsson Xperia ray||SE Xperia Arc|
|2G/3G||GSM, GPRS, EDGE / UMTS, HSPA||GSM, GPRS, EDGE/UMTS, HSPA|
|Applications||Sony Ericsson Xperia ray||SE Xperia Arc|
|Apps||Android Market, Google Mobile Service, Timescape||Android Market, Google Voice Search, Google Search|
|Social Networks||Facebook integrated, Twitter integrated, YouTube,||Facebook inside Xperia, Twitter integrated to Timescape, Google talk|
|Featured||Infinite, Google Voice Search, Google Search, Google Calendar, Google Gallery 3D||Timescape, Google Voice Search, Google Search, Google Calendar|
|Business Mobility||Sony Ericsson Xperia ray||SE Xperia Arc|
|Corporate Mail||Exchange ActiveSync (POP/IMAP4)||Exchange ActiveSync (POP/IMAP4)|
|Corporate Directory||Microsioft Exchange Active Sync||Microsioft Exchange Active Sync|
|Security||Sony Ericsson Xperia ray||SE Xperia Arc|
|Additional Features||Sony Ericsson Xperia ray||SE Xperia Arc|
|Flight Mode,||ANT+ technology to connect wirelessly to health and fitness products, Integrated YouTube, Bluetooth Stereo A2DP, Timescape, Mediascape|