The Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY promises to be the ultimate portable gaming phone for humans and with a slide-out gamepad, we've got all the reasons to believe the Xperia PLAY's ambitions. Watch the design and the durable sliding mechanism on this handset as we walk you through the exterior of the Xperia PLAY.
While the gamepad is certainly ready to take the heavy beating ahead of it with its tight opening mechanism, the screen is almost equally as important. What we have on the handset is a 4-inch display with a nice resolution of 480 x 854 pixels. You can truly appreciate the screen estate as the display is unobstructed by your hands when playing, but while the detail level is reasonable, we were slightly disappointed by the dimmed out colors on the screen – check out the video below to see it yourself.
In terms of design, the Xperia PLAY brings its human curvature design with the signature rounded shapes of Sony Ericsson handsets. The phone is pretty thick by today's standards at 0.63” or 16mm, but that's largely due to the gamepad. With a weight of 6.17 ounces or 175 grams, it literally is a gaming heavyweight. Overall, though, the build feels solid and adds to the feeling of holding a capable machine. Take a look at the video below to see the highlights of the handset's design and stay tuned for a look at the real gaming experience – coming soon!