Sony Ericsson’s Xperia Ray and Samsung Galaxy S2, the purpose behind penning down this write up is to find out that who in the two of them is a better pick.
A comparative study of both the handsets revealed that Sony Ericsson’s Xperia Ray measures 111 by 53 by 9.4mm and weighs a mere 100g. Whereas, Samsung Galaxy S2 measures 125.3 by 66.1 by 8.5mm and weighs about 116g. Although some people might be a bit phased out by the prolific iPhone imitating ‘slab’ style, however, to us the Samsung Galaxy S2 looks just right.
However, some people have criticized the S2 for having downgraded because of the use of more plastic than the original version. Nevertheless, in doing so, it has successfully refined the wafer-thin build more than ever, and hence S2 looks its sleekest best.
On the other hand, the Xperia Ray is lighter and looks a little better. However, it seems very similar to most of the other handsets hat its parent company has produced under the Xperia tag. Even Xperia Ray is a slab, but it sure has got some beautiful curves to flaunt end and not just that it also has a splash of color and chrome in the bargain.
Thus, it is safe to maintain that both the handsets are more or less the same when it comes to looks.
The Galaxy S2 is making use of Samsung’s screen technology with a lavishly sized 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus touchscreen at 480 by 800 pixels and 218 PPI.
Ever so strong ‘Gorilla Glass’ is what the screen is made of and the TouchWiz 4.0 user interface (UI) comes preloaded with it. Some other features that may enhance the display are multi-touch along with accelerometer and gyro sensors.
On the other hand, Sony Ericsson’s Xperia Ray has a 3.3-inch LED-backlit LCD capacitive touchscreen at 480 by 854 pixels and 296ppi. Also, it has Sony Ericsson’s Bravia Mobile engine and comes loaded with the Timescape UI.
Te other flashy features include multi-touch input as well as an accelerometer sensor. The Ray’s display is nothing in comparison to Gorilla Glass; however; it does have an anti-scratch surface.
Also, we can’t help but notice here that Sony Ericsson’s way higher PPI and a little higher resolution will result in better picture quality.
Samsung gives you the benefits of Super AMOLED Plus with a brighter screen, greater color depth, and higher power efficiency as well as a stricter screen too. Also, the larger screen is a treat for the eyes.
Thus, it is safe to say that Experia Ray wins in this zone.
The Samsung has ample storage space for you whether you chose the 16GB or 32GB model, both are packed with 1GB of RAM to boost performance and also support Micro SD up to 32GB. The Xperia Ray has half the size of the RAM that Samsung has card support, however, is the same, and a 4GB card is provided with the handset. Internal storage is reasonable at 300 MB but nowhere close to the Galaxy S2.
Thus, Samsung is the clear winner here.