The Ray’s main feature is its native Facebook application which makes social networking much simpler for people on the go. Apart from this innovation, there is the usual phonebook with caller ID as well as photo and ring ID and multiple numbers per contact. There is also a calendar, alarm, document viewer, calculator and barcode reader.
The Ray features a 8.1 megapixel camera with LED flash, self timer, smile and face detection software, digital zoom, scenes, video and image stabilizer, auto focus, and geo tagging. It is able to take sharp high definition videos at 1280 by 720 pixel resolution. It is also aided by a video light. On the face of the device is a 0.3 megapixel VGA camera perfect for the Ray’s video calling feature.
In terms of multimedia, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray has a music player which supports the MP3 format and also has a music recognition feature. MPEG4 video playback is supported. There is also an additional FM radio and YouTube player.
There is a built in Internet browser which supports both HTML and Flash and also has an integrated Facebook and Twitter function. The Ray supports both SMS, MMS and Email push. The display makes it easy to use the onscreen keyboard to type messages and browse the Web and there are many accelerometer games that will look lovely when played on it. Lastly, there are additional features such as GPS navigation, POI or Points of Interest app, turn by turn and voice navigation.