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Sony Ericsson Xperia Play

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Overall 8
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Sony Ericsson Xperia Play Reviewed

Bright Hub
28 May 2011
  • Excerpt: 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...
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Overall 7

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play - The smartphone, and the portable gaming console

26 May 2011
  • Summary: A smartphone and portable gaming console combined? That’s great news for the gamers! However, if you look at its capabilities beyond gaming, it is hard to feel excitement for the Xperia Play. The phone has okay performance, a bulky form factor, a disappointing battery and a handicapped camera. The lack of 720p HD video recording capabilities is a glaring omission.
  • Pros: Gaming console capabilities are fun, Good display, Comfortable gaming pad, with good button placement, On-screen keypad is comfortable, Android 2.3 preinstalled; no pushing and shoving for upgrades
  • Cons: Extremely bulky form factor, No 720p HD video recording capability, Bad battery life
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Sony Ericsson Xperia Play hands-on

26 May 2011
  • 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. There is a special ANdroid Market for games specifically written for the device. Hit the jump for the hands-on pictures.
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Sony Ericsson Xperia Play review

25 May 2011
  • Summary: Sony Ericsson is looking to take mobile gaming to the next level with the Xperia Play Android smartphone. The Xperia Play features a slide-out gamepad for gamers who want more than touchscreen-only controls.
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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.  I’m pretty sure that this is the smallest box I’ve ever received an Android phone in.  They do say that big things come in small packages.
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Sony Ericsson Xperia Play

Mobile Review
15 May 2011
  • 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. Camera phones were labelled CyberShot with the name again belonging to Sony. Sales were going through the roof and rival companies copied models from Sony Ericsson.
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Overall 8

Expert Review

6 May 2011
  • 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. While we got some hands-on time with the Xperia Play during its announcement at Mobile World Congress 2011 , nothing beats the real deal, with full functionality and game content being made available on the unit.
  • 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
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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. Microsoft is looking at it from the bottom of a well, Nintendo just flat out refuses to acknowledge it and now Sony thinks it can tame it through sheer strength. This is the story of whether they’re up to the job.
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Recensione Sony Ericsson Xperia Play: Android 2.3 incontra il pad PlayStation

27 April 2011

Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play review: Bring your 'A' game

GSM Arena
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. And come to think of it, the Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play is one of the easiest phones to recommend.
  • 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, 512 MB RAM, 5MP autofocus camera with LED flash and geotagging720p video recording @ 30fps with stereo sound, Secondary front-facing camera, Wi-Fi b/g/n and DLNA, GPS with A...
  • 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
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