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Sony Ericsson Xperia Play

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Overall 5
5.0

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play

CNET
7 October 2012
  • Summary: The Xperia Play is part console and part smart phone. Its hardware is impressive, but its confusing and inconsistent software makes gaming a joyless experience. That leaves it a porky Android phone, with little to offer over its slimmer, lighter rivals.
  • Cons: Games offering is weak; confusing software; classic PlayStation titles are expensive; rather dim display.
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Overall 6
5.5
Design 6
6.0
Performance 6
6.0
Battery performance 6
6.0
Display 4
4.0
Camera 6
6.0
Software 7
7.0

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play (CDMA) review

theverge.com
30 January 2012
  • Summary: Rumors of a “PlayStation phone” — most likely borne of wishful thinking more than anything else, especially early on — have been lingering for almost as long as I’ve been writing about gadgets and games. So to say the Xperia Play is a long time coming is something of an understatement. The devices started to pop up on global carriers as of April 1st, but it wasn’t until May 26th that it landed stateside via Verizon Wireless. So, is it worth the wait?
  • Pros: Android 2.3 largely untouched, Gamepad is snappy, Crash Bandicoot is still addictive
  • Cons: Bulky, Menu navigation stutters, PlayStation Suite needs work
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Overall 6
6.0

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play 4G

MobileTechReview.com
16 September 2011
  • Conclusion: If you're looking for a gaming phone with a good selection of 3D titles and a real game controller built-in, the Playstation phone has obvious appeal. At $50, if you're not a dedicated gamer but you want a high quality Android smartphone with the latest OS, a sharp 4" display, a good 5MP camera, a 1GHz CPU and 4G HSPA+, it's hard to beat the Xperia Play, as long as you don't mind the thick body.
  • Pros: Great gaming controls, good call quality and reception.
  • Cons: Not a dual core CPU.
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Overall 6
6.0

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play

MobileTechReview.com
13 June 2011
  • Conclusion: The first Playstation Certified phone is off to a good start. The game selection is certainly the most impressive we've seen on Android, with several enticing titles, and the promise of more. We'd love to see more Sony franchise games on the Xperia Play, but Sony's not sharing details. The controller makes a world of difference for gaming, and the hardware is both sturdy and attractive.
  • Pros: Great gaming controller, sharp display, excellent speakers, atttractive and solid build.
  • Cons: No dual core CPU and no 4G LTE.
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Overall 6
6.0

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play

THE INQUIRER
5 September 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 6
6.0
Performance 8
8.0
Battery performance 6
6.0

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

3g
30 August 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 5
5.0

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play

CNET
8 April 2011
  • Summary: The Xperia Play is part console and part smart phone. Its hardware is impressive, but its confusing and inconsistent software makes gaming a joyless experience. That leaves it a porky Android phone, with little to offer over its slimmer, lighter rivals.
  • Pros: Slide-out gaming controls are well built and comfortable; feels fast; decent build quality.
  • Cons: Games offering is weak; confusing software; classic PlayStation titles are expensive; rather dim display.
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Overall 6
6.4

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play

pcworld.pl
6 September 2011
  • Conclusion: Sony Ericsson Xperia Play to wyjątkowo ciekawy mariaż smartfona i konsoli do gier. Z całą pewnością spodoba się osobom, które chcą znowu zagrać w kultowe tytuły powstałe na konsolę Sony Playstation takie jak chociażby Crash Bandicoot.
  • Pros: Playstation, Wbudowany pad, Długi czas pracy na baterii
  • Cons: Zasadniczo brak
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Overall 6
6.0

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play

FZ
5 April 2011
  • Excerpt: Sony Ericsson tar hjälp av moderbolaget och släpper en Playstation-lur. 2011 års N-Gage eller framtiden för smarttelefoner?
  • Pros: Portabla PSOne-klassiker, Sköna kontroller
  • Cons: Rörigt gränssnitt, Förvillande varningar
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