Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY 4G Review


Through its earpiece, we can hear some static noise, but it’s not prevalent enough to mask voices through it entirely. On the other end, our callers didn’t have any issues as they’re greeted with audible and distinct voices. Lastly, the speakerphone’s volume is decent enough in tone to make out conversations, but voices have a tendency to sound squeaky.

Using the handset in high coverage areas, it’s able to retain a solid connection in the greater Philadelphia region.

Battery life is more than acceptable while using it primarily for web browsing, emailing, texting, and the occasional phone call. In fact, we’re able to easily get by one day out of normal usage on a single charge.


Gaming enthusiast will no doubt love the Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY 4G as it’s a suitable gaming device that intricately presents us with a fantastic gaming experience. Add the lovable elements of any Android smartphone, we essentially have something that’ll keep us preoccupied during some down time. However, the best thing going for the handset is the $49.99 on-contract price it’s flaunting, which packs a lot of value for the buck. Sure it’s classified as a mid-range device nowadays, but it’s able to work well while offering a satisfying gaming experience.

Software version of the reviewed unit:
Android Version: 2.3.3
Kernel Version:
Build Number: 3.0.1.B.0.270

Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY 4G Video Review:


  • $50 cost
  • Great gaming experience


  • Lacks detail with its photos
  • No 720p video capture

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2. Freefalen97 unregistered

Omg i want this phone, but i dont hav at&t and I love minecraft which made me check out this phone. Could someome help me out please.

4. alx33

Posts: 32; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

It's also available on verizon but without 4G

5. sweething852002

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

These phones are now available for NTelos. I'm had to put mine on order, because they ran out of them. I'll be getting it tomorrow though.

3. GeekMovement unregistered

If Sony Ericsson ever comes to Sprint I will buy one definitely.
Xperia PLAY 4G
  • Display 4.0" 480 x 854 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 0.4 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1500 mAh(6.41h 3G talk time)

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