The actual Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray's screen may be the same resolution as the Xperia Arc's incredible display, which means 480 x 854 pixels. But it is a lot smaller, at 3. 3 in ., compared to the Xperia Arc's four. 2 inches, which means a higher density.
Don't underestimate this – when you consider the Xperia Ray's display, you will not believe how clear it's. Put it next to an Apple Retina display and you will notice there isn't much in this.
Colours on the whole look wonderful, although we were disappointed with the caliber of our blue sky wallpapers, which looked much more washed out than they did about the Samsung Galaxy S2. Plus the clearness is incredible.
We did find that people often had to tap a button or function again since the first go didn't register. We had exactly the same issue with the soft keys. This wasn't a deal breaker, but it had been unresponsive enough for us to notice and obtain slightly frustrated.
We're shallow enough to admit that certain thing we love is the animation whenever you turn the display off. Hit the Standby button and the screen decreases and disappears right into a white line in a deliberate echo from the sequence we'd see in the past when turning off an old CRT Television set - first seen on the Search engines Nexus S.
It's a cosmetic add-on that adds no functionality. It's the gimmick. And it's pointless. But guy, did we love it. And so did our friends we showed it to. Little things, small minds.
As with all modern cell phones, the glass is apparently toughened. We couldn't see any literature which defined it specifically as Gorilla Glass but whatever it's, it's not great.