Giveaway: Sony Ericsson Xperia ray (winner announced)

It is competition time on Neowin once more and this time round we have a brand new Xperia ray to give away thanks to Sony Ericsson. This is a black Sim-Free model and is worth £300/$400. Tim previously reviewed the phone on Neowin back in September and it managed to get a very respectable 8/10 thanks to its outstanding camera, excellent design and great performance.

Sony Ericsson's beautiful Xperia ray mixes cutting edge design, materials and specs to create a phone that is as good as it looks. From the impossibly thin aluminium frame (9.4mm) through to the fast 1Ghz Processor that's partnered with Google's Android OS; all the Google services you love and access to thousands of Apps.

Top this off with with a camera and screen that borrows technology from Sony's own camera's and TV's. The Exmoor R mobile camera lets you shoot better shots in low light and the Xperia ray's display borrows Sony's BRAVIA technology from their TV's to create vivid, natural colours. The Sony Ericsson Xperia ray is as stunning inside as it s outside.
Android Market

Going out? Finding out? Or perhaps just chilling out? Download any application you want from Android Market and customise your Xperia ray to make it exclusively yours.

Reality Display
Enhanced contrast. Richer colours. The scratch-resistant mineral glass and 3.3" Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine makes videos and photos pop right out.

Night Photography
Dusk, dawn or just a crummy old light bulb? Sony's Exmoor R for mobile CMOS sensor lets you capture high-quality, bright pictures and videos in poor light conditions.

Small but Strong
Small, but oh so fast and powerful. Xperia ray comes with a responsive touch-screen and a high capacity battery. Watch videos, talk to friends and listen to music as long as you want.

Facebook Inside
Your Facebook albums pop up in your phone's gallery. Comment directly on the pictures. Share recommendations and likes from the music player. Don't miss any of your friends' birthdays or other exciting Facebook events they are all automatically visible in your calendar. Facebook inside Xperia is developed in close cooperation with Facebook to make your entertainment truly social. You only need to sign in once to Facebook during start-up of your Xperia ray and then all the magic happens.

Connect the quick and easy way. On the move. In cafés. At the airport. Your Xperia ray has Wi-Fi support.

Brilliant HD
Clips from your summer holidays. Your little baby's first smile. Shoot it. In brilliant, sharp HD video with one touch of a button.

Video Chat Ready
Your Xperia ray is video chat ready - it has a front-facing VGA quality camera. Makes it perfect for self-portrait pictures, too.

You'll never get lost again. Your phone has built-in aGPS. Location-based services like Google Maps and Wisepilot help you find the way to your destination. Or add location info to your images - use the geo-tagging function.

FM Radio
There's music in the air - just tune in and enjoy. The Xperia ray has a built-in stereo FM radio.



If you would like to be in with a chance to win the Xperia ray, simply post a comment below and like, tweet or +1 this post and you'll be in the running to win. One entry only per person. That is all you have to do, easy!

Anyone of any age in the world is eligible to win, and you will be required to send your address via a forum PM to clarify we get the correct winner! The competition will run until Monday November 7th and the winner will be notified the same day.


We are pleased to announce that "Welshknight" has won the competition and assuming they respond to our private message sent via Neowin within the week they will be reciving the shiny new Xperia ray in the post very soon. Thanks for entering everyone and keep on the look out for more giveaways here on the site.

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Ryan Jan said,

Winner was Welshknight - updated the post yesterday. Still waiting to hear back from him/her so there is a chance for a new winner next Monday if we have not heard anything back.

Byron_Hinson said,

Winner was Welshknight - updated the post yesterday. Still waiting to hear back from him/her so there is a chance for a new winner next Monday if we have not heard anything back.

lol i just did

lflashl said,
congrats Welshknight. Let us know what you think of this phone!

Hopefully they will let us all know with a post on the forums once they receive it.

Soldiers33 said,
how exactly is the winner chosen? computer generated? Out of a hat? or what?

Printed off the list of users then allowed my wife to randomly pick out of a box. Should be more big prizes coming soon so keep entering.

Please put me on the list. Thanks! I am in desperate need of a phone
I tweeted and liked.

Edited by deepthi, Nov 6 2011, 10:29pm :

have created the a/c because I desperately need a very good present for my dad on his b'day and I have no money and am currently jobless......with little hope
I only wish neowin guys can be my guardian angels.....I need it guys, dec 2 is not that far

now here is something I can use my Nexus One has little to no space left for installing apps include me in.... THANKS!!!

Awesome phone, Hope I win ...

My wife just got a HTC Wildfire S (Android), and I still have an old phone

She wont let me play with it, yells at me every time I touch it.

Snowcakes is here! =D Wanted a nexus prime but I'd love to have this too... since prime won't be released here for a while =/ GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!

zheng.93 said,
Look at the number of comments! My chances are diminishing exponentially.

Well for now we all have a approx of 1 chance on 500. this is quite good if you check lotteries chance to win

I'm not US citizen. Can I join?

Currently, I'm using YouWave for Android to try some Android apps. YouWave doesn't support ARM native code, Flash, hardware sensors and closed source APIs so I cannot try some famous apps such as Fruit Ninja, Doodle Jump, ... I don't know much about Android phone, therefore a real Android phone is so nice. Thank you, Neowin.

Another giveaway, another chance for me

edit: Darn, I am still not a member of Google+, Tweet, or Facebook. I should get with the times already. lol!

hello, can i get it? I really love the xperia ray and once it was released i managed to put up a google alert on "Xperia ray" and I could read your review as soon as it was here; probable one among the first ones who read the review.. Hey, I'd been in a frantic search for competitions as well ,to win the ray. I'd love to be the owner of an xperia ray

Well my luck hasn't been the best for me in this kind of things, but I'm not gonna lose anything trying it, so lets go!

Give away, give away, give away now
What I've got you've got to give it to your mamma
/end lyrics

Yes looks cool throw me in the draw.

I need a new phone, my Desire has taken a beating over the years.

Edit: How do you know if someone comment on this news post and liked it through Facebook, Twitter, or Google+?

neo neo neo, can't you see? sometimes your gifts just hypnotize me..
and I just love your flashy giveaways, so lemme win this one okay!?

As usual, Sony Ericsson smartphones are +1 for physical design. The default theme/skin GUI colors and icons seem a little washed out, tho. Despite it, I wouldn't mind getting my hands on one! :>

Edited by kizuran, Nov 1 2011, 3:33pm :

Come on I'm using an outdated Nokia 6600 Fold, give me a chance to win this Android phone, besides this is my first post on Neowin

i've been following neowin for a long time but this is my first post.....

i m a big android fan so count me in.....

I wish i win because i need to know the different from d other Xperia.cos all xperia really make sense 2 me n this one as 2 make a whole lo of sense..

count me in...i am in a extreme need of mobile phone(specially android) because as as student i can't afford buying one and even my 5 year old SE W700i just broken up...i already +1,liked and tweeted it...Hope i Win
Saurabh Rajguru

I know I wont, but i would love to win this. Oh and I love the fact that Neowin's giveaways are available to all, unlike other sites (I'm looking at you engadget and Joystiq) so well done for that.

I dont really like that I have to make a FB, Twitter, Google+ account just for this. In the old days, Neowin simply just said "post in comments" and thats it.

I hope I could win. I need to change my bb 8900, and since I got no $$$ it will be near impossible to get an upgrade...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Im fan of sonyericsson phones my first phone was w800 now im having w995 it is old phone , i wish i could afford an android phone ..hope i win this competition ..and yeah i love neowin

I Love Sony Ericsson Xperia! I love all of Sony Ericsoon product especially walkman series! It make comfortable and stylish ;P I love it!

did everything to participate,
neowin is the one of the best site i have visited ever, n Sony Ericsson is powerful and beautiful handheld device.


If you would like to be in with a chance to win the Xperia ray, simply post a comment below and like, tweet or +1 this post and you'll be in the running to win. One entry only per person. That is all you have to do, easy!

neowin would give it me.. cause i ve been visiting neowin since the time when the new msn messengers got leaked and it was a big thing ! =D