Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY 4G

Announced:
Sep 8, 2011
Market status:
Released
Release date:
Sep 18, 2011

PhoneArena Rating:

8.0
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Display

Display size:

4.0 inches

Resolution:

480 x 854 pixels

Pixel density:

245 ppi

Technology:

TFT

Screen-to-body ratio:

59.72 %

Colors:

16 777 216

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

5 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Autofocus

Flash:

LED

Software Features:

Digital image stabilization, Geo tagging

Video recording:

1280x720 (HD) (30 fps), 800 x 480 pixels 30 fps

Features:

Video light, Video calling

Front:

Yes

Design

Form factor:

Side-Slider

Dimensions:

4.69 x 2.44 x 0.63 inches (119 x 62 x 16 mm)

Weight:

6.17 oz (175 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Features:

Dedicated game buttons

Keys:

Right: Volume control, Other

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5 mm jack

Features:

Album art cover, Music recognition

Screen mirroring:

DLNA

Music player:

Filter by:

Album, Artist, Playlists

Supported formats:

MP3, AAC, WAV, AMR

Video playback:

Supported formats:

MPEG4

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation

Hardware & Performance

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 MSM8255

Processor:

Single core, 1000 MHz, Scorpion

GPU:

Adreno 205

RAM:

0.5 GB LPDDR2

ROM:

512 MB

Internal storage:

0.4 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDHC up to 32 GB

Device type:

Smart phone

OS:

Android (2.3.3)

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

2.1

Profiles/ Protocols:

Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Object Push (OPP), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Serial Port (SPP)

Wi-Fi:

802.11 b, g, n; Hotspot

USB:

microUSB, USB 2.0

Features:

Mass storage device, USB charging

Charging connector:

microUSB

Location:

A-GPS

Sensors:

Accelerometer

Other:

Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T3

Cellular

UMTS:

850, 1900 MHz

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Data:

HSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSPA, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

2G Data:

EDGE

Global Roaming:

Yes

Battery

Capacity:

1500 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, User replaceable

Talk time:

8.41 hours
the average is 20 h (1174 min)

Stand-by time:

17.7 days (425 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)

Talk time (3G):

6.41 hours
the average is 23 h (1387 min)

Stand-by time (3G):

17.2 days (413 hours)
the average is 26 days (614 h)

Music playback:

30.58 hours

Internet browsing

Browser:

supports:

HTML, Flash Lite

Built-in online services support:

Facebook, Twitter

Phone features

Notifications:

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Phonebook:

Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID

Organizer:

Calendar, Alarm, Calculator, World clock

Messaging:

SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input

E-mail:

IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange

Instant Messaging:

Hangouts / Google Talk

Games:

Yes

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Mar 11, 2011

FCC ID value:

PY7A3880087 link

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.60 W/kg

Measured in:

1900 MHz

Body:

1.44 W/kg

Measured in:

1900 MHz

Availability

Officially announced:

Sep 08, 2011
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US CARRIER AVAILABILITY

Discontinued

Pros

No Pros

Cons

  • Thick body (0.63 inches)
  • Too little RAM

Description

This is AT&T's version of the Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY which is the first PlayStation Certified device and the first specialized Android gaming phone to hit the market. It features a slide-out gamepad, 4" LCD screen and a second generation 1GHz Snapdragon chipset. There is a dedicated section on Android Market for it, which will list titles written specifically for the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, or ported over from other mobile devices.

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