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Sony Ericsson Xperia Play / R800
6.5 out of 10

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play / R800

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Overall 7
6.7
Value for money 7
6.7
Features 7
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Performance 8
8.3

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play

PC Pro
15 April 2011
  • Conclusion: As a phone it’s unremarkable, but the PlayStation controls give it unique entertainment appeal
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Overall 7
7.0
Design 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 7
7.0
Performance 7
7.0

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play

Gadget Guy
15 April 2011
  • Excerpt: While most handset makers are busy producing iClones, Sony Ericsson is forging its own path with a phone that combines Android OS with Sony’s PlayStation Portable.
  • Pros: It's a PlayStation phone!, One of the best stereo speakers on a mobile device, Runs the latest Google Android - 2.3 Gingerbread
  • Cons: Multimedia play kills battery life , Touchscreen can be fiddly
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Sony Ericsson Xperia Play First Look

CHOICE
11 April 2011
  • 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.
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Expert Review

ausdroid.net
11 April 2011
  • Summary: In concluding, the Xperia Play is an excellent handset from a manufacturer that is trying to change its name. Sony Ericsson haven’t been known to produce good quality handsets in the Android space.
  • 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
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play review

Know Your Mobile
7 April 2011
  • Summary: If you can cope with instability until future updates the Xperia Play is a great gaming device with reasonable phone performance
  • Pros: Great for gaming, Stylish handset, Excellent battery life
  • Cons: Not quite stable, L and R buttons feel cheap
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Overall 7
7.0

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play review

wired.co.uk
6 April 2011
  • 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...
  • Pros: PS3-style controls, Stonkingly good screen, Fast processing Android 2.3, A-GPS, Wi-Fi, 5.1 megapixel camera, Flash video support
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Overall 6
6.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 6
6.0
Performance 8
8.0

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play review by 3G.co.uk

3g
5 April 2011
  • Summary: A smartphone with plenty of features and enough to keep gamers entertained. Although it’s no replacement for a dedicated gaming gadget
  • Pros: The nearest gaming experience to a Sony PSP or Nintendo DS Lite that we’ve seen on a smartphone, thanks to the slide-out gaming pad
  • Cons: There are a number of platforms for downloading games, which can make the process rather confusing
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play review

Stuff.tv
1 April 2011
  • Summary: A chunky phone, sure, but it has great gaming features that make its bulk worthwhile
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Overall 6
6.0

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play review

TechRadar UK
1 April 2011
  • Summary: The PlayStation Phone finally lands - but can it live up to the hype?
  • Pros: Pleasant feel to button presses, Attractive chassis, Strong speakers, Decent music player
  • Cons: Overpriced, Poor game selection, Laggy browser, Hard to get comfortable grip, Weighty
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play review

electricpig
30 March 2011
  • Summary: The PlayStation Phone could certainly suck up your time, but not everyone will appreciate the pocket space it requires.
  • Pros: Controls really do work
  • Cons: Screen, launch titles are just as fun on other phones
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