Reviews and Problems with Sony Ericsson Xperia Play / R800
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REVIEW: Sony Ericsson Xperia Play smartphone
25 May 2011
Summary: On paper, the Xperia Play sounds like a master-stroke of device covergance, branding and usability, but in practice, it leaves a lot to be desired. While the chunky size necessitated by the controls would be more than justified if the gaming aspects lived up to expectations, it’s nowhere near as...
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. µ
Pros: Dedicated gaming controls, large high resolution screen.
Cons: Weight, lack of brightness, not the best use of Gingerbread., Ineffective touch pads for gaming.
Excerpt: This device has been highly anticipated for a while now, with the PSP being a great gaming device for on the move and Android being such a great OS for mobile devices it was pretty obvous that a Playstation Phone was going to come sooner than later and thankfully Mobile World Congress 2011 was the...
Summary: I genuinely enjoyed my time reviewing the Xperia Play, not just because it is a good Android phone coupled with Playstation controls, but because Sony Ericsson is innovating in what minimal ways it can when it is dealing with the almost unchangeable form factor of Android devices.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Play – Revolutionizing Mobile Gaming?
18 April 2011
Excerpt: Mobile gaming is a big part of the smartphone agenda, or even the lower end segment. The Xperia Play was all set to revolutionize the mobile gaming industry and I was looking forward to it doing so.
Summary: So where do I start with this one? Ahhh I know, the X10i, let’s take all those things that were just no good, even though that’s most of the handset, and throw it out the window, lets take all the good stuff about it, and keep it. This is where we start with the Xperia Play .
Pros: Screen tech is bright and crisp, Excellent in direct sunlight, Fast and snappy, Android 2.3.2, Great sound quality and volume, Nicely done skins, Built-in Gamepad
Cons: Stock camera app, Cramped feel when using gamepad, Heavy, Filmsy back cover
Summary: Sony Ericsson plans for release in May/June 2011 through Telstra, Optus and Vodaphone. Although this phone has a large clear screen and is generally easy to use, it is not for everyone, with its bulky lines and unwieldy handling as a phone.