Reviews and Problems with Sony Ericsson Xperia Play / R800
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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.
Summary: The PSP Phone, otherwise known as one of the worst kept secrets in the smartphone world, was finally officially announced at the 2011 Mobile World Congress. Dubbed the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, this mouthful of a smartphone looks to take gaming to a whole new level on handsets.
Excerpt: At the beginning of 2000s Sony Ericsson created new trends in mobile phones industry. For example, they realized a huge potential of cameras built in phones. The company pioneered the solution and reaped success. Another area was represented by music phones united by the brand name of Walkman.
Summary: The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play needs no introduction if you've been following the mobile news like a bloodhound. Being the first PlayStation-certified device, this Android smartphone has to set the standards for devices aspiring to be the future of mobile gaming.
Pros: Dedicated gaming controls, Smooth gaming experience, Game content from Android and Sony
Cons: Bulky frame, heavy weight, Unresponsive analog touch pads, Constant gaming equates power drain
Review: Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, PlayStation Phone With An Android Attitude
29 April 2011
Excerpt: It’s been almost three years and the whole $1 app ecosystem the App Store embodies still makes old school video game industry people about as nervous as a long-tailed cat in a rocking chair factory. …
Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play review: Bring your 'A' game
20 April 2011
Conclusion: Let’s get one thing straight here. The XPERIA Play is a gaming droid and you shouldn’t get hung up on the less than stellar video and single-core-only CPU. It wasn’t meant to be the flagship in the XPERIA lineup – it’s up to the Arc to shoulder the responsibility.
Pros: Side-slider with dedicated gaming controls, Quad-band GSM /GPRS/EDGE support, 3G with HSDPA and HSUPA, 4.0" 16M-color capacitive LED-backlit LCD touchscreen of FWVGA resolution (480 x 854 pixels), Android OS v2.3 Gingerbread, 1 GHz Scorpion CPU, Adreno 205 GPU, Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255 chipset...
Cons: CPU and GPU not the best there is, Display has relatively poor viewing angles, Phone is a bit big for one-handed use, Video recording maxes out at WVGA resolution, No FM radio, No smart dialing, No shutter key, No video-calling over 3G
Conclusion: However, if you do plan to get this device, you need to remember what is important to you. Can you live without HD video recording? Can you cope with the really scratchable screen? Are you able to cope with the size and weight of the Xperia play?
Summary: Ever since the XPERIA Play emerged, the device gained immediate fame in the smartphone and gaming communities alike. Combining the versatility of an Android with the gaming capabilities of a PlayStation has produced one of the most, if not the most, anticipated smartphones being released in 2011.
Cons: Overpriced, Poor game selection, Laggy browser, Hard to get comfortable grip, Weighty