Reviews checking out the Xperia Ray and so far from what I can see the response is really positive. With the phone being praised for slim design, uncompromised features, high-resolution display (ppi of 297) and 8.1MP Exmor R camera sensor. Over at GSM Arena and Phone Area they have a couple of recording videos to show the camera quality.
Xperia ray preview roundup
GSM Arena: “It’s small, as in a sexy little sports car, rather than small to keep the costs down. The Xperia ray is hot and it knows it. That puts a lot of pressure on it to do well in the upcoming review. But as far as we’re concerned, the Xperia ray is off to a roaring start.”
PhoneArena: “It is easy to say that the Sony Ericsson Xperia ray is a less-capable version of the Xperia arc, but what you actually get is a more compact version without sacrificing much but an HDMI port and a flash. Actually, the fact that the light emitting diode on the back can only be used as a light instead of a flash. Props for the best-in-class resolution on the 3.3” screen, it really made a difference while reading.”
Pocket-Lint: “That new screen technology is clearly visible with a vibrant 3.3-inch display that is not only crisp, but has an incredible viewing angle (as our pictures show). The “reality display” 854×480 pixel resolution definitely helps add to the phone’s media and browsing experience.”
TechRadar: “Overall, we’re really impressed with the Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray — given we expect it to come in at around £20-£25 per month on contract, the compact dimensions, decent camera and high-res screen could see this become another winning phone for the Japanese-Swedish alliance.”