06-24-2011, 02:06 PM #1
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Sony Ericsson Xperia Play Review: Game On Discussion
The Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY is the first phone to be "PlayStation certified", which means its designed for playing games. It can do much more, though, as it has a very capable web browser, email software, navigation app, and loads more. It runs the latest version of Google's Android OS, and has a 1GHz processor, a 5 megapixel camera with a front-facing camera, and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless networking.
This model was recently launched by Verizon Wireless for $200 with a new two-year service contract.
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06-24-2011, 11:03 PM #2
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Re: Sony Ericsson Xperia Play Review: Game On Discussion
Yeah, should have a place to summarily put all the specs.
I do have to say the phone specs appear typical, 854x480 resolution, 1GHz Qualcomm 8255 processor (single core), 512mb RAM, 1500mah battery. It comes with Gingerbread off the box, which is a bit more of the standout. Android 2.3.3-.4 has been the most smoothest and most stable of the smartphone Android versions so far, and I would easily recommend a phone with this level of OS over another. Its rock solid and gives you great confidence to use and recommend.
One downer is having a 5mp camera. Its a good camera by itself but its nothing like the 8mp Exmor sensor found in its sibling Xperias like the Arc, Neo and Pro. Other than the controls, there is nothing to recommend the Play over the Arc if the Arc is offered in the same store (no that beauty of a phone is not offered in the US yet).
The processor is not dual core. Definitely no match to the dual cores --- I am getting totally brutal 3500 plus figures with my Galaxy SII on Quadrant. But then again I am not sure how many games are fully tested with a CPU and GPU that new. Ditto with the Tegra2 devices. Screen is typical WVGA, not qHD, so not as sharp as others. But then again, some games won't work on qHD. So the single core Qualcomm chip and the WVGA actually offers the best possible range of compatibility with Android games. Android game devs are most certainly to test against the Qualcomm chips and their GPUs first before others.
Without the Uberphone specs, I don't expect the Xperia Play to be very expensive either so that probably will help with sales a bit. Still, especially in the international markets, there is tough competition, and even for a Sony Ericsson fan. the Arc appears to be a more desirable device with its bigger screen, thinner outline and 8mp camera. The Pro is also exactly the same phone as the Play, except for the smaller 3.8" screen, but it substitutes the keypad for a real qwerty keyboard.
From what I gather with people who already have the Play, they do seem to like this device very much.
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