Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray ST18i Gold, 300 MB Best Price in India on 28-Sep-2021 + Expert Reviews

Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray ST18i Gold, 300 MB




Detailed Review


Display

You will be amazed with the sharp picture quality offered by the TFT LCD display of this smartphone. This smartphone presents a resolution of WVGA, 854x480 pixels. You get Bravia Mobile Engine, Scratch Resistant Display, Touch Sensitive Controls is credited with in this phone in addition to the standard ones, enabling fine usability. The slightly small display screen could pose difficulties in operating the phone. The Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray ST18i possesses a display of 8.38 cms; approximately 3.3 inches. You get TFT LCD display with this device. You get a 16 colour display with this phone. The TFT LCD display of Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray ST18i makes possible high resolution at lower power consumption.

Battery

This device boasts of the popular Li-Ion battery. Under optimal settings, this phone manages to provide 440 hrs of standby time on 3G network. The battery of this smartphone that offers 6 hours of talk time on 2G network might be questionable area for heavy users. With the battery life of 7 hours of talk time, you might occasion to be a bit careful while multitasking with this device, especially on 3G network. On 2G network, this device manages to bids 430 hrs of standby time.

Camera

Some love selfies while some don't; if you are in the second set, then the basic Yes, 0.3 MP front camera won't put out your mood. Equally savourable it might be to click pictures, video recording is equally great. Megapixels are not the sole determiners of the quality of your images and videos. Depending on the sensor quality and the smartphone's other applications; you have the flexibility to get surprisingly good photography results even with a Yes, 8.1 megapixels camera. As a bonus to that, the LED provides marvellous results even in faint light, so it does not matter even if the subject is far away. Negotiating on image quality in low light setting is a thing of the past, as the built-in Flash of this device performs really well.

General Features

With the box, you will get Handset, Battery, Charger, Headset, 4 GB microSD Card, Data Cable along with the smartphone. Like most of the popular smartphones in the market, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray ST18i flaunts a touch screen. The Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray ST18i here is credited with a Gold body. The Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray ST18i packs in numerous boasts of such as Document Viewer, Document Editor, Pushmail (Exchange ActiveSync) for the all the travel fanatics out there. With dimensions of 53x111x9.4, this smartphone comes pre-loaded with a number of possesses.

Connectivity

If you mostly use your device for standard purposes such as emailing, chatting, calling and messaging, then the 2G connectivity offered should do the trick. If you want to avoid the exuberant charges levied by the 3G and 4G networks, the at par 2G network connectivity of this smartphone makes it a device made just for you. A higher network type are able to result in increased power consumption, and you need to reflect on this while making a decision. The wireless connectivity of the built-in Bluetooth of this phone is is one that you'll be grateful for in a hectic lifestyle, as it allows for current syncing with compatible devices for file sharing and hands-free communication. With a DLNA certification, this device are able to simply be switched on and it is in groove for sharing digital content across multimedia devices. On top of the mobile data, this device have the flexibility to additionally be connected to the internet via Wi-Fi. You get a Single Sim, GSM sim with this smartphone. The 3.5 mm headphone jack ensures the smartphone meets your audio needs. Whether it is about standard possesses or advanced possesses like Conference Call, Loudspeaker, Call Divert, this Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray ST18i smartphone is created with all such possesses in it. This phone increases efficiency by alternating like a dongle when on the tethering mode, which allows the data connection to be used by other remote systems such as laptops, tablets or other smartphone devices. The built-in GPS that constantly updates the device's instant location lets the user to never lose your way while traveling.

Memory

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray ST18i is absolutely compatible with the microSD, which are able to help you boost the internal storage of the device. The Adreno 205 graphics in this Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray ST18i enables you to take joy in your favourite games on the device. The expandable memory of 32, 4 GB is all available for use as against the cramped internal storage which already has space allocated to default apps and other programs; now you are able to carry your entertainment in your pocket. Multimedia FM is a refreshing change from the set loop of your playlists. Only basic utilities are able to be satisfied with such a low internal memory. Avoid graphic intensive functions and a lower RAM should do you just fine, besides,it is a particularly pleasing battery saver.

Performance

All the latest apps and trends will be available to you with the typical android operating system. The Android v2.3 (Gingerbread) operating system is the one delivering the awesome performance. The Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray ST18i sports a platform that operates at GSM - 850, 900, 1800, 1900; UMTS - 2100 GHz. With a 1 GHz processor frequency, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray ST18i bids supreme performance. A lower frequency would mean the device would tolerate longer to respond, so for a smoother performance, a higher frequency would be ideal. The speed required by most typical apps are met by the Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray ST18i without any hindrance. This device is credited with a Qualcomm Scorpion platform processor.

Mr. Ajmera's Review (A business user)

Apart from efficient and advanced call management, I'd also like my smartphone to be able to perform functions like Document Viewer, Document Editor, Pushmail (Exchange ActiveSync) and much more, just like the Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray ST18i. Although the Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray ST18i might be extremely portable with its small exterior but I don't think it's worth against the cramped keypad it offers and even the functionality isn't worth the struggle. With all the advanced call management features present in the Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray ST18i, it is good choice for business users like me. Bluetooth for file sharing is really not of much use to me, but this feature is really handy when it comes to hands-free calling. Even if my travel routes, both business and pleasure, are very much known to me I'd still like the reassurance from the GPS navigation on my phone.

Mrs. Iyer's Review (A homemaker)

It looks really small and comfortable for carrying, but I can't type without misspelling the words at least 3-4 times, that's how uncomfortable using this Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray ST18i is. Video recording is a must on my phone, I just love recording and capturing the innocence of cake cutting or the craziness of a dinner party. I won't worry about the other features in the Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray ST18i as the camera is so average and a strong deterrent for me. The tiny memory of this Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray ST18i will not even last me a week. I always feel the more the better when it comes to smartphone storage and I would always chose the Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray ST18i with expandable memory against any other smartphones that are overpriced and overloaded with confusing features.

Ishan's Review (A geek)

As a smartphone, the screen size of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray ST18i is quite decent; but too tiny when it comes to gaming or reading. Reading is still fine, but gaming on a 1 GHz smartphone is really dreadful. Even the lowest graphics games need RAM higher than this. I dunno what good is storage which is insufficient even for regular apps and programs. Extendable memory is always a great storage backup if you have a growing collection of ebooks, games and apps.

Prachi's Review (A social butterfly)

The first thing I noticed in the Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray ST18i was its 3.3 inches display. The screen size of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray ST18i is too cramped and so I can't text that easily on this screen size. The Yes, 8.1 MP camera resolution is not that cool. You can easily opt for any other smartphone with a better camera, it might even be cheaper. I don't think this smartphone can click awesome pictures, which by the way is my favourite hobby. Recently, I can't imagine life without selfies, and hence the secondary camera. Clicking selfies and groupies is a favourite pastime for me and my friends. It's sometimes difficult to click selfies and groupies with the main camera, so always go for smartphones with good secondary camera. I'd like my smartphone to do all my tasks simultaneously not just perform basic functions like browsing, messaging and emails. And I won't depend upon 2G networks for that. I keep checking the GPS for new locations and traffic updates. The USB connector lets me charge my phone even with my laptop and transfer files. The small 0.3 GB internal storage of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray ST18i feels quite miserly. I don't understand the use of this storage if it can't contain all my media files.



Technical Specification

General Features

Brand:Sony Ericsson
Business Features:Document Viewer , Document Editor , Pushmail (Exchange ActiveSync)
Handset Color:Gold
Form:Bar
Call Features:Conference Call , Loudspeaker , Call Divert
Model Name:Xperia Ray
Touch Screen:Yes , Capacitive
SIM Type:Single Sim , GSM
Model ID:ST18i
In the Box:Handset , Battery , Charger , Headset , 4 GB microSD Card , Data Cable

Camera

Video Recording:Yes
Video Recording:1280 x 720
Flash:LED
Other Camera Features:Geo-tagging , Face Detection , Image Stabilization , Smile Detection , Auto Focus
Zoom:Digital Zoom - 16x
HD Recording:HD
Rear Camera:8.1 MP
Front Facing Camera:Yes , 0.3 MP

Multimedia

Video Player:Yes
Video Player:Supports MP4 , H.263 , H.264 , HD
Ringtone:MP3
Music Player:Yes , Supports MP3 , AAC
FM:Yes

Internet & Connectivity

Audio Jack:3.5 mm
Bluetooth:Yes , Yes , Yes , Yes
Navigation Technology:A-GPS , Google Maps
Internet Features:Email , Adobe Flash 10.1
Wifi:Yes , 802.11 b/g/n
GPRS:Yes , 86 kbps
EDGE:Yes , 237 kbps
USB Connectivity:Yes , micro USB , v2
Tethering:USB , Wi-fi Hotspot
3G:Yes , 7.2 Mbps HSDPA; 5.8 Mbps HSUPA
DLNA:Yes

Other Features

Sensors:Accelerometer
Sensors:Proximity Sensor , Digital Compass , CMOS Sensor
Phone Book Memory:Practically Unlimited
Call Memory:Practically Unlimited
SMS Memory:Yes
Important Apps:Google Search , Gmail , YouTube , Calendar , Facebook , Twitter
Additional Features:E-Manual , Calculator , Alarm Clock , Flight Mode , Predictive Text Input , 3D Games

Display

Display Resolution:WVGA
Display Resolution:854x480 Pixels
Other Display Features:Bravia Mobile Engine , Scratch Resistant Display , Touch Sensitive Controls
Display Type:TFT LCD
Display Size:3.3 inches
Display Color:16 M

Dimensions

Weight:100 g
Size:53x111x9.4 mm

Warranty

Warranty Summary:1 year manufacturer warranty for Phone and 6 months warranty for in the box accessories

Battery

Talk Time (2G):6 hrs
Talk Time (3G):7 hrs
Standby Time (2G):430 hrs
Standby Time (3G):440 hrs
Battery Type:Li-Ion
Capacity:1500 mAh

Memory And Storage

Expandable Memory Card Type:microSD GB
Expandable Memory Capacity:32 GB
RAM:0.512 GB
Expandable Memory Capacity:4 GB
Internal:0.3 GB

Platform

Operating Freq:GSM - 850
Operating Freq:900 , 1800 , 1900; UMTS - 2100
User Interface:Timescape
OS:Android v2.3 (Gingerbread)
Graphics:Adreno 205
Java:Yes
Processor Frequency:1 GHz
Processor:Qualcomm Scorpion