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Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY Unboxing

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Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY Unboxing

It's finally here! The PlayStation phone rumored in times past rises from the rumor ashes and finally arrives in our hands with its gorgeous white body. Ladies and gents, geeks and nerds, the Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY is here, so join us in the unboxing fun.


The first PlayStation-certified handset comes with every gamer's dream - a built-in gamepad, which slides out smoothly with a soft quiet click. Music to our ears. But is our excitement justified? We take the back cover out to expose the guts of the handset in the quest for the answer. On the back you have a 1500mAh battery and a second mic for noise cancellation, but for all the rest check out our first moments with the Xperia PLAY and stay tuned for a closer look coming very soon!



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posted on 29 Mar 2011, 09:22 2

1. seylan (unregistered)


Plastic construction, and its still heavy.?.... its thick...and when it slides open it looks ugly!
Average display...with no scratch resistant surface
Single core processor and previous gen. graphics on a dedicated "gaming" phone?
Average camera...with no HD video recording....
No gyroscope for improved motion gaming..
no HDMI port...

Nope,,,,it COULD have been good....but its not...Epic fail

posted on 29 Mar 2011, 21:14 1

5. haroonazeem638 (Posts: 127; Member since: 29 Mar 2011)


Although many people are going to disgree with you here and perhaps with me too just because its made my sony ericsson and its playstation certified bla bla and no one wants to here sh*t abt this phone.

People need to really come back to reality. I personally love sony ericsson and I would probably buy the arc when it comes out too but this Xperia PLAY does not seem to be that good. If it was a regular smartphone then those specs would be nice but it's not just any regular smartphone. It is supposed to take gaming to a whole new level, isnt it?

I don't understand how a single core processor with 512 mb of ram can play proper HD games that are soon to come. Ofcourse, the ones that exist right now will work flawlessly but the new games that will be coming out will just lag on this phone. Just a slide out gaming pad is not enough.

not to mention all other features that SEYLAN raised that this phone lacks. I'd say it's a fail too.

posted on 29 Mar 2011, 10:03

2. Triage (Posts: 5; Member since: 18 Mar 2011)


To be honest, not every phone has to combine every feature that is available.. if i was interested in this phone i wouldnt ask for HD recording, this could use a stronger battery tho ..
they probably wanted to keep the price of the device low, at least i hope so

posted on 29 Mar 2011, 21:15 1

6. haroonazeem638 (Posts: 127; Member since: 29 Mar 2011)


sure I agree with you on HD recording and "maybe" a better screen too.
I don't care if it lacks many other features too. It must have had a dual core processor and 1 gb ram

posted on 29 Mar 2011, 10:25

3. Raptorjesus (Posts: 4; Member since: 28 Mar 2011)


Pricing is always an issue, and just as an FYI a gaming PHONE is probably going to be most used ON THE GO. I'll keep the heavy lifting up to PS3 and 360

posted on 29 Mar 2011, 17:56

4. IOS5 (unregistered)


If Sony relase the psp 2 who will buy this phone!

posted on 29 Mar 2011, 21:16

7. haroonazeem638 (Posts: 127; Member since: 29 Mar 2011)


You can't make calls on psp 2 and it doesn't have android either you apple ios5 pos.

posted on 20 Oct 2011, 15:09

8. tiah.s (Posts: 1; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


As a person who has been interested by this phone from the start.I understand that the xperia play doesn't have the very best features it could possibly offer.However the fact is what sets this phone apart is its dedicated controls,which makes everything else irrelivant.People would by this phone for the gaming qualities, who cares about anything else.Yeah it would be nice but its not really fundermental for HD camera's and other new things ! Plus it leaves more available for any models after.

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