Features and Specs of SE Xperia Ray and cheapest Philippine Price

Sony Ericson Xperia Ray is one of the new phone added in Xperia series with 9.4 mm thin and stylish aluminium frame. Xperia Ray is fast, responsive and has a high capacity battery. This Android phone comes with 3.3-inch Reality display with Mobile Bravia Engine. When I was checking the features and specs, Xperia Ray is almost similar to Xperia Arc, both phones have Bravia Engine and Exmor R features.  Xperia Ray is available in 4 different colors (Gold, Black, Pink and White).

I heard that there is one store that sells the phone for only Php15,300 which is actually cheap for its capability. The store name is Widget City and Php15,300 is their promotional offer. For more information on how to avail the discounted price, go to www.widgetcity.com.ph

Phone Features

  • Network: 2G GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, 3G HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100
  • Dimension: 111.0 x 53.0 x 9.4 mm / 4.4 x  2.1 x 0.4 inches, Weight: 100g
  • 3.3-inch screen (854 x 480) 16M colour TFT, Scratch Resistant
  • Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate UI
  • 8.1 Megapixel camera, Dual LED flash, image stabilizer, Touch Focus and Auto focus
  • Face and Smile detection, Red eye Reduction, Front-facing camera (VGA)
  • Sony’s Exmor R for mobile CMOS sensor, Reality display with mobile Bravia Engine
  • HD video recording (720p) with Video light and video stabilizer
  • 512MB RAM, 300MB internal memory, 4GB microSD included (up to 32GB)
  • Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • CPU: 1GHz Scorpion processor, Adreno 205 GPU, MSM8255 Snapdragon chipset
  • 3.5 mm audio jack, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, micro USB 2.0
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi spot
  • GPS with aGPS support, Wisepilot turn-by-turn navigation
  • Messaging: SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push email, IM
  • Communication: Speaker phone, video-chat ready, noise shield, Sony Ericson Timescape
  • Battery life: Talk time up to 7hrs, standby up to 440hrs, music play up to 36hrs
  • 1500 mAh Li-Ion battery

Sony Ericson Xperia PLAY, September 30th Philippines Special Price

For all portable gamer, Playstation owners and Android lover, you may want to get this Sony Ericson Xperia PLAY promo for one day. Yes, its true!!! Finally, Xperia PLAY is now coming in the Philippines and they will also made  a special discount price once they hit the stores.

On September 30th, you can purchased the Xperia PLAY for Php17,990. Remember, they will only offer this discounted price on September 30th and it will be back to its regular price of Php19,990.

Sony Ericson Xperia PLAY Specs:

  • 1GHz Scorpion processor, Adreno 205 GPU, Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon
  • Android OS, v2.3.4 (Gingerbread)
  • 4-inch LED-backlit LCD (854 x 480 pixels), 16 million colours TFT
  • Playstation certified game controller
  • 5.1 Megapixel, touch focus, auto focus with Flash, Image Stabilizer
  • VGA front Camera
  • 720p video recording with Video light
  • 512 MB RAM, 400MB internal memory, 8GB microSD included (up to 32GB)
  • MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player, MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV player
  • 3D game, Motion gaming and Gesture gaming
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP
  • microUSB 2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack
  • 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, 3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 / 800
  • Li-Ion 1500 mAh battery
  • Standby of up to 425hrs, Talk time up to 8hrs and 5hrs of Gaming

This promotional offer will exclusively available at Sony Ericson Concepts Shop. I have a list of Sony Ericson branches and phone numbers:



Digital Exchange
3rd Floor Glorietta 3
Tel: 7528565/7528485


4th level Annex Building
SM North Edsa Cyberzone
Tel: 3322438/3321915


2nd Floor North Wing
SM Mall of Asia
Tel Nos. 556-0198/5560199


Cyberzone, 4th Floor.
SM Megamall Building B
Tel: 632 – 9014


2nd Floor Cyberzone SM Marikina
Tel: 470-7664


Robinsons Galleria (newly opened)

The New Sony Ericson Xperia Arc S

Camera is pretty impressive. You can shoot and save pictures in a snap. I can run the games, apps and videos without waiting with its high-speed 1.4GHz Turbo processor. Aside from that, it also has the 3D sweep to capture stunning panoramas and show them off on a 3D or HDTV.

There is no changes in physical appearance, they just improved the specs and added  more colors to choose from. Aside from black and white, its now available in silver, blue and pink.

  • 4.2 inch LCD display @ 480×854 pixels 16M colour TFT
  • 1.4 GHz processor single-core turbo
  • Adreno 205 GPU
  • Qualcomm MSM8255T Snapdragon
  • Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine
  • 512MB RAM
  • 1GB internal storage(up to 320MB free)
  • up to 32GB via microSD (8GB included)
  • HSDPA 7.2Mbps, HSUPA 5.76Mbps
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, WiFi hotspot
  • Bluetooth 2.1/USB 2.1/TV out
  • 8MP autofocus camera w/ Flash, light type – LED
  • Face and Smile detection, Digital Zoom – up to 16x
  • Sony’s Exmor R for mobile CMOS sensor
  • 3D Sweep Panorama
  • 720p video recording @ 30fps/video light
  • GPS w/ aGPS support
  • FM radio tuner
  • micro-HDMI port
  • 1500 mAh Li-Po battery
  • Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread

Xperia Play can now run PSX ISOs.

I heard that you can now run Playstation One game to your xperia play. Its actually a good news for xperia play owners, aside from those games that can be download from sony ericson and android market, you can also make Playstation One game to a ripped PSX ISO and play it on your phone. Its now your chance to play Final Fantasy VII and VIII, Legend of Dragoon, Megaman Legend, resident evil, Legend of Legaia and Valkyrie Profile on you phone rather than downloading Playstation One classic selections from the official website.

NGP vs. Xperia PLAY: Which one best suits you?

Lets start with NGP. SONY learned a valuable lesson with their last gaming console release, the PS3 that the price of the hardware during launch can spell success or failure of the product. They’ve hinted earlier that the Sony NGP or PSP2 won’t be priced as high as the failed PSPGo. Its a good news, I’m expecting that the starting price will be more or less $270 and SONY claims that PS3 games will run on NGP without graphical changes, cool right!

There are rumours of cloud saving being introduced with NGP which means that gamers can switch from either platform on wifi and will have the option of saving the games also. In short, if the home console is on standby with a game then you can access the same game though the NGP via wifi.
I’m also thinking of connecting the NGP to HDTV to take advantage of the new specs. I actually don’t know how is it look like if you run it to a 1080p full HD. If NGP can display full screen, that would be great. You can just download movies, pictures and music video and play to your HDTV to save energy. Hehehe, and that’s the purpose.

There has been much attention and fanfare surrounding the release of the new SONY Ericson xperia PLAY which can perhaps be considered as a warm-up SONY’s NGP. Clearly xperia PLAY has been touted to casual game player which is perhaps why no comparison can be drawn with the NGP.Therefore, it is more likely that this phone will compete with the imperious iPhone and to some extent the emerging Android powerhouses even though it will be powered by Android’s Gingerbread OS.

The Xperia Play purpose has high class performance designed with large display area as well as being astoundingly ideal web browsing activities. The actual specifications make it easy for the Android to generally be powerful device for sending mails and accomplishing social networking activities.
The appearance of Sony Ericsson Xperia Play is having ordinary looks but in the camera its altogether different. There is 1GHz Snapdragon processor in addition to the graphics designing is for Adreno 205 GPU. Also there is 512 MB RAM and 8GB memory card which are often expanded to 32 Gigabyte. There are numerous connectivity options, which please any imagination, which is often considered by way of the user.

I just saw from one of the website that xperia PLAY’s price is $630(USD). It sounds too much for portable gaming but it seems quite reasonable when you compare it to other smartphones pricing.

I played lots of games to my PSP2000 and later on I found myself always playing Monster Hunter. Most of us Monster Hunter player are spending hundreds of hours in the game trying to familiarize ourselves with boss monsters moves and technique. We can also add friends, simple Ad-hoc/Bluetooth signals can send a digital copy of a friends ID as a request. Once you added them to your friends list, you can view their achievements and status.

While many are still skeptical about the idea of the NGP and Xperia Play existing alongside one another and possibly competing against each other, the original PSP is at a far greater risk of becoming obsolete. The future of the original PSP will be focused on casual entertainment in a more affordable marketplace while the upcoming NGP will take the reins to a more hardcore, tech-centric audience until it can drop in price and gain a larger library.

Selling your original PSP is not really necessary, as long as the three system can do multi-player using ad-hoc. Its like when PS3 came out, people sold their PS2 and complained about the backward compatibility in PS3, others want to keep their old system and expect that original games will become cheap once the new system comes out just to catch up for the games they haven’t played.