Now you can experience the PlayStation kind of gaming experience on the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, the first smartphone in the world with PlayStation certified tag. The Xperia smartphone runs the Android Gingerbread 2.3 OS on the powerful 1 GHz Qualcomm CPU. This mobile phone is especially made for gaming users and comes with dedicated game controls and super fast graphics.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play can be called a perfect fusion between PlayStation and a mobile phone. Apart from normal functionality as a mobile phone the Xperia Play comes loaded with PlayStation Pocket Apps that can be used for buying and playing games. The dedicated control transforms the Xperia Play handset into a mini portable gaming console.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Play Features
The FWVGA LCD touchscreen is of size 4 inches and supports a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels. The Xperia Play supports motion gaming where you can control the action by simply swinging, moving or turning the phone.
The gaming quality is like you have never seen before on any mobile phone. You can even enjoy high quality 3D games with full depth and colour. The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play handset is available in White and Black colours.
This Sony Ericsson phone comes with two cameras, the primary camera is of 5 megapixel resolution with flash and the secondary camera is front facing with VGA resolution. Video calling on 3G is possible on Sony Ericsson Xperia Play. The camera supports various features such as Geo Tagging and Auto Focus and also comes with image stabiliser.
Other features of Sony Ericsson Xperia Play are 400 MB memory with 380 MB RAM available for user, 8 GB internal memory and microSD card supported up to 32 GB. Connectivity options such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 3G, micro USB, GPRS and EDGE is available. The handset comes with video and music player and the sound quality is really good. The Xperia Play also features 2 loud speakers that are nicely placed at the edges of the phone.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play gets powered by 1500 mAh Li-Ion battery that gives a talktime of up to 6 hours on 3G network and up to 8 hours on 2G network and standby time of 413 hours on 3G and 425 hours on 2G network.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Play Price in India Rs. 29,500 with 8GB microSD card and mobile pouch.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Play Review
First of all I do not like the idea of combining a phone with another other gadget. A phone is a phone and so is a gaming device. I would rather prefer to buy two separate devices rather than go for a combined one. Another problem I see is the battery life especially if you are a gaming addict.
As far as the handset is concerned it looks cool and an ultimate portable gaming device but it is the cost that keeps the consumers away. Xperia Play is way overpriced; in fact one can buy a PSP for Rs. 7,899 and spend the rest on a good mobile phone and still get a best deal way below the cost of Sony Ericsson Xperia Play.
Many gaming users were eagerly waiting for this handset model but the price has really disappointed them. Well one can wait for few more months and expect the price to drop and then get a good deal, but then you never know the best thing comes into the market when you buy one.