Excerpt: It's a Playstation in a phone! Aaron takes a look at Sony Ericsson's Xperia PLAY , a new Verizon phone that packs Playstation functionality into an Android smartphone. Sporting a 1 GHz Snapdragon CPU, it offers a 4-inch display, 5-megapixel camera, and a stock build of Android 2.3 (Gingerbread).
Conclusion: The first Playstation Certified phone is off to a good start. The game selection is certainly the most impressive we've seen on Android, with several enticing titles, and the promise of more. We'd love to see more Sony franchise games on the Xperia Play, but Sony's not sharing details.
Pros: Great gaming controller, sharp display, excellent speakers, atttractive and solid build.
Excerpt: The Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY is the first PlayStation certified mobile device to hit the market. This means that it has access to special ports of games from Sony's legacy of PlayStation titles, in addition to the growing number of games available to the Android platform.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Play (Verizon Wireless) Review
1 June 2011
Excerpt: The idea--and long-expected hope--of combining a cell phone with a Sony PlayStation Portable has finally been realized with the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play. This Android 2.3 smartphone slides open to reveal PlayStation-like buttons, giving gamers more nuanced control than with a touchscreen alone.
Conclusion: The Xperia Play is an awesome phone! For gamers who also happen to love Android, it’s a dead giveaway. However, that’s not to say the Xperia Play is without faults. For starters, we found the display offered up sub-par viewing angles, though was made for with excellent color reproduction when the...
Excerpt: Verizon released the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play today, May 26. The phone has also been known as the “Playstation Phone” because it brings along controls seen on the PSP and plays some great games. The Xperia Play features a 4-inch LCD display and a 1GHz processor.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Play Initial Impressions and Video/Photo Comparison
25 May 2011
Excerpt: As Fedex pulled up to the office door, I pretty much knew what to expect. The package from Sony Ericsson arrived as promised (Thanks guys). I was almost hesitant to open the larger box as it felt completely empty, but inside was a very…VERY.. small box containing a Sony Ericsson Xperia Play.
Excerpt: If there’s one underlying theme across Sony Ericsson line of Android smart phones it’s that they are gorgeous. What started with the Xperia X10 more than continues today with the Xperia PLAY. The phone is equal parts sleek, comfortable, and sophistication.