The British will now be able to enjoy Sony Ericsson’s new addition to its Xperia series of Android smartphones–the Sony Ericsson Xperia ray.

The phone is now available on Amazon UK for US$350 (about GBP350). also plans to make the Sony Ericsson Xperia ray available starting September 9 for US$466 (about GBP330).

Vodafone will also be selling the phone this month, while O2 confirmed that they will be selling the phone this September, according to their “coming soon” page.

Sony Ericsson’s Xperia ray is powered by Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread with the following features:

  • 1.0-GHz processor
  • 3.3-inch scratch-resistant display with Mobile Bravia Engine
  • 854×480 display resolution
  • 8 MP camera with Exmor R sensor
  • 9.4 mm depth (thickness)
  • Candy Bar – Aluminum frame
  • LiveSound hi-fi headset

Like the Sony Ericsson Xperia arc, the Xperia ray includes Sony’s Exmor R sensor that allows you to capture high-quality pictures even under the poorest lighting conditions.

Courtesy of Android, the Sony Ericsson Xperia ray gets instant access to more than 250,000 Android applications.

The Xperia ray’s running on the latest Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread ensures giving the best quality performance to its users. Its other features such as the Mobile Bravia’s reality display and photo enhancement with Exmor R sensors make the phone perform at quality performance and with great style.

The Xperia ray has a smaller screen than the Xperia arc. This makes the Xperia ray’s smaller screen project sharper and more vivid images.  Although the Xperia ray is thicker than the Xperia arc, the Xperia ray is also lighter. The small difference in thickness plus the light weight of the Xperia arc makes it easy to carry around.

Along with the Xperia ray’s 16X digital zoom capability for its camera and Wi-Fi hotspot functionality, photography becomes easy and wireless connection is ready all the time.

What other Android phone can you think of that compares with the Xperia ray?

Alvin Ybañez
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