Preview: Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play

by on May 5, 2011
in Android, Gadgets

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play. Here we are with the preview of the first PlayStation-certified phone aka PlayStation Phone. It’s big, bulky, fast and can indeed play PSP games!

We have only spent a little while with the Xperia Play yet, but from what we see, this device comes almost on par with the Xperia Arc (XPERIA Arc Preview). Soon, we will take the XPERIA devices: X10, Arc and Play, head-to-head with each other in a comparison.

Xperia is more a multimedia phone than just a PlayStation phone. It does games good, as well as music and video. Xperia Play was announced at MWC11 this year and was later launched in the UK a few weeks back.

Xperia Play features a 4-inch display, 5 megapixels camera, gaming controls like PSP, 1GHz Scorpion processor, 512MB RAM and Android 2.3.2.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play is bulky, but pretty fast on the software side. It actually feels a tad bit faster than the Xperia Arc. Benchmarks will be included in the full review!

Build quality is not that good either. In my opinion, Samsung (Galaxy S2, Galaxy S, Galaxy Tab etc.) does plastic much better than Sony Ericsson. Playing games on the PlayStation-controls have been fun so far – quite comfortable with it. We only wish the Xperia Play was powered with a Tegra 2 CPU and could run HD games. Graphics is where the Play lacks.

This is all for now. We’ll be doing a full, detailed review of the Xperia Arc and Xperia Play soon!

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