Hands On: Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray

I got my first look at the Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray tonight. I walked away impressed. Here’s why.

First it’s a small phone that fits your hand perfectly. It’s extremely thin and light. How thin? How does  9.4mm thin sound? And fits easily into your hand. Whether it’s my hand or it’s my wife’s hand. Second, it’s got a killer screen. If I had to compare it to the iPhone, it’s very competitive. Now it runs Android Gingerbread. However, it has Sony’s tweaks to the user interface to make it unique. That combined with the fact that they’ve also packed the Mobile BRAVIA engine that is found in Sony HDTV with an 8.1 mega pixel camera with the Exmor R sensor that’s found in Sony’s high end cameras, and you have a package that is pretty potent. But Sony wasn’t done there. In an attempt to compete with iTunes, Sony Ericsson has the Sony Entertainment Network with Video Unlimited which allows you access thousands of movie titles directly on your phone. Plus you can access the same content on your Sony TV or tablet. One thing I really like is that when I typed on the phone,

So what do I think of this phone? Like I said earlier, I walked away impressed. I’ve always respected Sony Ericsson for really pushing the envelope when it comes to making their phones stand out from other Android phones, and I honestly think they’re the best positioned to compete against the iPhone juggernaut. If I were in the market for a phone, this would be on my list.

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