Summary: One of the questions I presented to you guys when I wrote the piece about playing games was if you should buy this phone, even if you aren't a gamer. The answer is yes. The Play is really a great Android device, no matter how you look at it. It runs stock Gingerbread and is fast in most things. There are a few quirks, of course; there isn't a device without them.
Excerpt: The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play (also known as the “PlayStation Phone”) is, in my opinion, an excellent phone. I was a little anxious about being selected to review it before it was sent to us because I had been hearing some negative feedback about it. The main thing that I was most concerned with was the fact that there are those that claim to have trouble with one of the key things that distinguish the device: the touchpad analog controls.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Play review – does the fabled PlayStation phone live up to the hype?
14 July 2011
Conclusion: Yes! OK, I’ll be a little more specific! If you want a mobile phone that gives you the best gaming experience of any phone on the market – either now or any time in the past – then buy the Xperia Play . It is, quite simply, head and shoulders above all other phones when it comes to playing games.
Summary: Today, the smartphones in our pockets aren’t mere cellphones. They’re powerful portable computers that are capable of multitasking and functioning as an all-in-one device, whether that includes a little or a lot of calling, Web browsing, playing movies/music/games, checking email, taking pictures, shooting HD video, etc. We rely on mobile apps to provide additional functionality to the original hardware and we expect the phone to last all day without requiring a charge.