Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY Specs


The Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY 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.

This device is also known as Sony Ericsson Zeus, Sony Ericsson PlayStation phone, Sony Ericsson R800i


  • Thick body (0.63 inches)

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Size: 4.0 inches
Resolution: 854 x 480 pixels, 245 PPI
Technology: TFT
Screen-to-body: 59.72 %
Colors: 16 777 216
Features: Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass


System chip: Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 MSM8255
Processor: Single core, 1000 MHz, Scorpion
GPU: Adreno 205
Internal storage: 0.4GB
Storage expansion: microSDHC up to 32 GB
OS: Android (2.3.3, 2.3)
ROM: 512 MB
Device type: Smartphone


Capacity: 1500 mAh
Type: Li - Ion, User replaceable


Rear: Single camera
Main camera: 5 MP (Autofocus)
Flash: LED
Video recording: 1280x720 (HD) (30 fps), 800 x 480 pixels 30 fps
Features: Video light, Video calling
Front: Yes
Dimensions: 4.69 x 2.44 x 0.63 inches (119 x 62 x 16 mm)
Weight: 6.17 oz (175.0 g)
Features: Dedicated game buttons
Keys: Right: Volume control, Other


3G: Bands 8(900), 1(2100)
Data Speed: HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS


Headphones: 3.5mm jack
Features: Album art cover, Music recognition
Screen mirroring: DLNA
Additional microphone(s): for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth: 2.1, EDR
Wi-Fi: 802.11 b, g, n; Hotspot
USB: microUSB, USB 2.0
Features: Mass storage device, Charging
Location: A-GPS, Glonass
Sensors: Accelerometer
Other: Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Notifications: Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Other features: Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:
Date approved: Mar 01, 2011
FCC ID value: PY7A3880088
Measured SAR:
Head: 0.32 W/kg
Measured in: 1900 MHz
Body: 1.40 W/kg
Measured in: 1900 MHz


Feb 13, 2011
Officially announced: Yes
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Good one though
Phone owned for less than 3 months

works fine... wifi, bluetooth, call receiving all are good... good choice for gaming... noise reduction works awesome... music is absolutely fine... 5 MP camera of sony is far better than an 8 MP cam of samsung...slide is smooth and vibration is smooth unlike samsung phones...

RAM and internal memory are less and that makes your phone slow... can't download more games because of that... games have to be installed in phone memory first and then moved to SD card and that gives you trouble...too heavy and bulky...have to still use android 2.3

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Awesome Phone
Phone owned for less than 3 months

Summary - The phone is great to use every day and with most of it small problems they can be fixed via the apps like the slow ish internet browser and pour camera ui. Over than them to problems the phone is great the best single cpu android device you can get.

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Unique and AMAZING graphics
Phone owned for less than a month

I love games. And high quality games that I can carry anywhere make a very happy person. The game pad works great!!! coming from a crappy touchwiz 1.0 phone this is a dream come true. The games have great graphics and options in gameplay. The speaker great!!! It can be easily heard in another room if you want it to. sound is very crisp. I was not a fan of the stock android but it is kinda growing on me. good flued animations. I would subjest this phone to any friend of mine.

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