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...
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: A cellphone that can double up as a gaming console? In theory, the idea is excellent – one device to do everything phone-y from calling, texting, and mailing, even while letting you unleash all sorts of gaming hell, fitting snugly into your pocket.
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.
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.
Excerpt: For ages the Xperia Play was referred to by everyone as the PlayStation Phone. And with all the hype surrounding Sony Ericsson's latest Android handset it's hard to imagine it living up to expectations.
Excerpt: Sony Ericsson finds it hard to get itself on the radar these days with the likes of HTC, Apple, LG Samsung and even a below par Nokia grabbing the headlines. It must be hard to try and make your mark especially when your worldwide marketshare has dropped from fourth to sixth.
Pros: Great graphics, easy to navigate and set up, clear sound, easy access to micro SD card and SIM card.
Cons: Pretty chunky/heavy, battery usage could be better