Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY Review

Can we say beginning of an era about the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play? In case you are wondering why, it is the first ever smartphone with a dedicated gamepad. Sure, its chipset is not the most powerful there is, and its screen is not with the best resolution out there, but when you slide it open, and a PlayStation-style game controller winks at you, instead of a boring QWERTY keyboard, you know something's shifting...
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15 Comments

1. fatexo

Posts: 221; Member since: May 21, 2010

First..!!

2. fatexo

Posts: 221; Member since: May 21, 2010

it would be better if they kept the Bravia Engine in this one.. it would have given it nice viewing angles and colors giving a better gaming experience.

3. yoyofellow unregistered

It seems to be experiencing some software-related problems. May it be only for the UK devices? http://readatech.com/2011/03/27/sony-ericsson-xperia-play-delayed-at-o2-because-of-software-problems -2848/

4. Seylan Naidoo unregistered

error, the sides of the phone aren't chrome...its just shiny plastic! Yeah, I agree since its a gaming phone, they should have put the Bravia mobile engine...or why not give it an OLED display with that 960 X 544 resolution like on the Sony NGP ? And this really needs a dual core...Imagine how owners will feel in a year when they wont be abled to play "new" games? And wheres the 6-axis gyroscope???? Plus the phone is pretty thick, if the Xperia Pro could have an 8mp exmor R camera, why couldnt this? And no HD video recording out of the box, whats up with that? I 'was' thinking of getting this...but i decided that its all just hype about the "first Playstation phone" Maybe if it were called the Nintendo phone, people would understand its 'out-datedness'

5. videophone unregistered

ugh.. just like all sony ericson phone.. indeed prone to color fade out, especially those plastic keys. anyway, i thought this phone has a dual core cpus..-_-

6. videophone unregistered

if they put all those bravia engine, hires screen etc.,all of watever you desire on a high end phone.. then this phone will fail! no one will buy it because it'll be too xpensive

9. Junior in Jamaica unregistered

Exactly. This is not marketed to be a high end Android. I'd say by today's standards it is midrange. The only issue I have is that for a gaming device, they should have definitely made the screen better. However all else considered I am sure they didn't want to pack it all with the latest greatest hardware features and make the price unmanageable for their first gaming phone.

7. cheetah2k

Posts: 2294; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Its a great concept, but will it blend???

8. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Still want it. Seems like the first true "gaming phone" that I've seen.

10. Bob Smith Jr. unregistered

apparently the play has a plastic screen. Really SE? This isn't 2004. All high end phones need scratch resistant Glass.

17. jellytime

Posts: 135; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

it´s Glass

11. Sean Johnstone unregistered

Eh, the screen is whatever but they really should have put dual core in this phone. That is my only concern. Looks like I won't be having this phone for long but it's a flagship so I must get.

13. Mini_Pritchy_18

Posts: 4; Member since: Feb 07, 2011

This phone is insane, everything is great except the camera, just the lack of zoom can get annoying but still good, don't think twice about it, just get it :L

14. phonejak9

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

Hey i'm curious, does any one know anything about the texting? I was wondering if you could use the key pad to text too that'd be kinda cool something like a PSP. Anyone know anything about that?

16. julio unregistered

Ihave a xperia play and a sony bravia 2011 series dlna certified and i can only stream pictures nit videos why ?
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