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Sony Ericsson Xperia Play / R800
6.5 out of 10

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play / R800

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Overall 8
8.0

TechBargains Review - Sony Ericsson Xperia Play (Verizon Wireless)

techbargains.com
17 April 2014
  • Summary: For the most avid gamers, Sony Ericsson's Xperia Play will be hard to beat. It packs all the gaming power you'd expect from a standalone device into a phone. Sony stayed true to the PSP design from left/right paddles to the D-pad.
  • Pros: PSP Gaming:, Design:, Speed:, Display:
  • Cons: Call Quality:, Size:
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Phone Arena
3 October 2011
  • Conclusion: Gaming enthusiast will no doubt love the Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY 4G as it’s a suitable gaming device that intricately presents us with a fantastic gaming experience. Add the lovable elements of any Android smartphone, we essentially have something that’ll keep us preoccupied during some down time.
  • Pros: $50 cost, Great gaming experience
  • Cons: Lacks detail with its photos, No 720p video capture
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play 4G (AT&T)

PC Magazine
22 September 2011
  • Conclusion: The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play 4G is an excellent phone for gaming, and a solid phone in its own right; just make sure it has games you want to play.
  • Pros: Fantastic gamepad. Good ‘4G’ speeds. Comes with multimedia dock. Inexpensive.
  • Cons: Doesn't play PlayStation games. Big and bulky.
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Overall 8
7.5

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play Review

Digitaltrends
14 August 2011
  • Conclusion: If you want the most gaming-friendly Android phone, this is it. But don’t cancel your PSP Go purchase just yet. The first “PlayStation-certified” phone is only a handheld gaming console in the same way a bicycle with an engine bolted onto it is a motorcycle – the difference is all in the details.
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Overall 7
7.0

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play Review (hardware)

Gamers Daily News
16 June 2011
  • Summary: A very cool piece of technology for gaming and Internet. Less useful for texting and the call quality is poor, along with the price when you total it all up. Hopefully, this won’t turn into another iPhone that’s only available on Verizon for years and then on AT&T (which is far worse in my opinion)...
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Overall 7
7.0

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play (Verizon Wireless) Review

LAPTOP Magazine
1 June 2011
  • Excerpt: The idea--and long-expected hope--of combining a cell phone with a Sony PlayStation Portable has finally been realized with the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play. This Android 2.3 smartphone slides open to reveal PlayStation-like buttons, giving gamers more nuanced control than with a touchscreen alone.
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Overall 7
7.0

Review: Sony Xperia Play

gadgetsteria.com
31 May 2011
  • Conclusion: The Xperia Play is an awesome phone! For gamers who also happen to love Android, it’s a dead giveaway. However, that’s not to say the Xperia Play is without faults. For starters, we found the display offered up sub-par viewing angles, though was made for with excellent color reproduction when the...
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Overall 7
7.0

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play (Verizon Wireless)

PC Magazine
23 May 2011
  • Conclusion: The Android-based Sony Ericsson Xperia Play is a unique phone designed for gaming, and it games well.
  • Pros: Gamepad is a terrific way to play. Latest version of Android. Overall solid specs.
  • Cons: Doesn't integrate with the world of PlayStation. Not the latest graphics hardware. A bit thick and heavy.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play

stuffmideast.com
5 April 2011
  • Summary: A chunky phone, sure, but it has great gaming features that make its bulk worthwhile
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

Machines that Go Bing!
20 February 2011
  • Conclusion: The Xperia Play runs on Gingerbread (version 2.3), the latest version of Google’s Android platform. The Xperia Play will also be the first PlayStation Certified device. This means it will have access to PlayStation game content provided through the PlayStation Suite initiative, currently under...
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