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Sony Ericsson Xperia Play

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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
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

After years of rumors and wishful thinking, the PlayStation phone is real — but is it worth the wait?

theverge.com
15 June 2011
  • Summary: Based on hardware alone, the Xperia Play is not an inspiring choice. The specs and Android experience are good but not great, the display is surprisingly dim, and at risk of sounding too broad, there are no games that really justify the gamepad and added thickness.
  • 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

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 6
6.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 6
6.0
Performance 8
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Looks 6
6.0
Battery performance 6
6.0

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play review -

Mobile Choice UK
18 June 2011
  • Pros: The dedicated slide-out gaming pad helps provide as close a gaming experience as the likes of a Sony PSP or Nintendo DS Lite that we?ve seen on a smartphone
  • Cons: Downloading and storing games can be a tad confusing due to the various platforms you can purchase them from
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Overall 6
6.0

REVIEW: Sony Ericsson Xperia Play smartphone

Tech Digest
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 slick an experience as a dedicated handheld console.
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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

Test: Sony Ericsson Xperia Play

Gamereactor
1 April 2011
  • Conclusion: Det heter seg at det beste kameraet er det du alltid har med deg. Som spillere kan vi kanskje si at det samme gjelder for spillkonsoller? I så måte er en hybrid av en smarttelefon og en håndkonsoll midt i blinken. Xperia Play er den aller første telefonen på markedet med Playstation Suite, Sonys spillplattform for mobiltelefoner.
  • Pros: Gamepad, mange spill, siste versjon av Android; 2.3 Gingerbread, god nettleser, Playstation Suite
  • Cons: Elendig skjerm, høy pris, billige materialer, ingen PSN-integrasjon, ingen mini-HDMI, lyd, ingen HD-video, dårlig batteritid, få "stortitler"
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