Summary: Few devices are meant to flatter while the others are meant to perform. It is rarely that we find a device which is a bit of both, and Sony Ericsson Xperia Play is truly one such contraption. After a long wait the Xperia Play has finally been released in selective markets and this post would help you know about the various features that the Xperia Play has got to offer.
Excerpt: Now here's a thing, a phone that you can play games on -- whatever next? But this isn't just any old games phone, it's the first ever PlayStation -certified smart phone. It's a chunky piece of kit at 119x62x16mm and 175g, certainly compared to the waif-like lines of its sister device, the Xperia Arc.
Pros: PS3-style controls, Stonkingly good screen, Fast processing Android 2.3, A-GPS, Wi-Fi, 5.1 megapixel camera, Flash video support
Excerpt: The Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY puts a gaming twist on the standard smartphone model. The phone features a full PSP-like gamepad that slides out from underneath the phone's 4 inch, LED backlit 480 x 854 TFT LCD screen that features capacitive multi-touch capabilities. The phone also includes built-in stereo speakers that put out impressive volume and sound quality despite their small size. Powering the Xperia PLAY is a 1 GHz Scorpion processor paired with 512 MB of RAM.
Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play review: The smartphone has excellent controls and a smooth gaming experience, but the XPERIA Play will ultimately live or die by its exclusive games content
Good Gear Guide.au
12 November 2011
Summary: The Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play possesses excellent gaming controls and offers a relatively smooth user experience for both communications and gaming. However, it will ultimately live or die by its exclusive games content, and it has a few faults that prevent it from being a great device.
Pros: Great gaming controls, Excellent speakers, Sony Ericsson UI overlay
Conclusion: The Xperia Play is neither the best portable console nor the best smartphone, but it brings the unique offering of both in one device. However, we would recommend having separate devices for each purpose if your bank balance allows.
Pros: Dedicated gaming controls, large high resolution screen.
Cons: Weight, lack of brightness, not the best use of Gingerbread., Ineffective touch pads for gaming.