Monday, 26 September 2011

Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play - Review

In this review, we will talk about the Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play. Mobile video gaming reaches an all time high. Everybody carries a cell phone around and anyone has gaps in their day to fill, playing mobile video games the time-killer of choice regarding lots of people. With video gaming an activity in its own, smartphones don't have any other option but to enhance their game too. The Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play has strong ties to Sony’s gaming rigs, each of those portable and not, and Sony’s a giant label in video gaming. The PlayStation Pocket video game store comes with 50 game titles at launch optimized for the Play. You’ll obviously even appreciate the familiarized experience and design of the gaming control keys. They stitched thumbs to the robot: which means a Dual Shock controller stitched to a 4” touchscreen display in a side-slider form factor. A Smartphone version of the PSP Go but with an increase of processing potential isn’t far off the reality either.

The Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play features a solid and bit bulky build with simple to use multimedia functions for your use. It comes with a processor with the clock speed of 1.0 GHz makes the phone perform faster. Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play carries a MicroSD card under its back cover, so easy changing has gone out of question. The Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play is a bit bulky looked phone, measuring up to 119 mm in length, 62 mm in width and in terms of thickness, and the phone measures to 16 mm. The phone is marked by decent alongside being little thicker. The phone weighs 175g. For more information, just go through the review.

Now in the review, we will discuss some of the features of the phone.

The Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play carries a 4’’ display screen, having a resolution of 480x854 pixels. The touchscreen display screen on the cellular is capacitive, this makes it very responsive. Due to its LED-backlit LCD display screen, the display of the cellular is quite sharp and good. Reading through textual content is really an easy job to do on the cellular, whereas viewing images and WebPages seems to be sharp and crisp. There are few drawbacks of the device are, there is no convenient key for the camera and some peoples, who like taking pictures, a convenient key might have been able to do charms. Furthermore, display has relatively poor viewing angles; device is a bit big for one-handed use, no FM radio. Last but not least, no video calling over 3G networks.

The navigation on the Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play is quite decent. The Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play was constructed with comfortable two-handed easy use in mind. It is thicker and also quite heavy as being a cell phone. The back and the corners are tapered – while you handle it landscaping by using both of your hands, it fits like a glove but in any other case it’s quite big to deal with. The device runs on a 1.0 GHz processor, because of which, tossing between apps and screens seemed to be very smooth. The overall performance of the cellular is extremely good; it is very instant, responsive and fast. Multi-tasking on the cellular is also quite an easy and comfortable task.

Now in the review, we will take a look at the camera on the cellular.

Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play features a 5 MP camera with single LED flash. The camera is capable of recording HD videos with 720p at 30 fps. The image quality of the phone is quite good. However, images turn out slightly underexposed and colors are duller than we would’ve liked.

Now the review will discuss the other features of the phone.

The Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play operates on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) by means of that, you will get access to stuff just like Gmail, an app for YouTube, Quick Office for Android as well as others. Furthermore, at the time Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) runs on the cellular, the browser of the phone comes in complete support for Adobe flash 10.2. WebPages which are Flash-heavy could be accessed without having much of lagging, and that is another pleaser. As being the Smartphone runs on Android Os, you'll have the option of syncing with Gmail, IMAP and exchange accounts. The device can also be capable of integrating with social networking sites. Some other options that come with the phone contain Bluetooth, Wi-Fi. The device comes in support of wide range of music and video codec’s like MP3, AAC, WAV and MPEG-4.The phone comes in support of DLNA, which enables content streaming with other devices that are DLNA enabled.

To conclude off of this review, we’d suggest that Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play is a Smartphone that offer good features all around, the camera on the cellular is good, and so can be its display screen. The Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play is a power packed Android Smartphone along with PlayStation gaming pleasure.

Specifications & Features of Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play

Display and user interface
Screen size: 4.0"
Type: LED-backlit LCD capacitive touchscreen
Up to 16 M colors
Resolution: 480 x 854 pixels
Multi-touch input method
Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
Touch-sensitive gaming controls
Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
Timescape UI
PSP like gaming controls

Size: 119 x 62 x 16 mm
Weight (with battery): 175 g

Available colors

Operating frequency / Network
2G Network: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network: HSDPA 900 / 2100
                       HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 / 800

Alert types: Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack: Yes

microSD memory card slot,  max. 32 GB, 8 GB card included
Internal memory: 400 MB Storage / 512 MB RAM

WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Hotspot
Bluetooth: Yes, v2.1 with A2DP
USB: Yes, microUSB v2.0

Primary: 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, LED flash
Features: autofocus, geotagging
Self-timer, image stabilization
Effects: Grayscale, sepia, and negative
Video: Yes, 720p @ 30 fps
Secondary: No

Software platform
Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread)

1GHz Scorpion processor, Adreno 205 GPU, Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon

Email and messaging
SMS(threaded view): Yes
MMS: Yes
Email: Yes
Push Mail: Yes
IM: Yes

Browsing and internet


MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV player
MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player
Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
YouTube, Google Talk
Voice memo/dial/command
Digital compass
Document viewer/editor
Image Viewer/editor
Adobe Flash
Track ID
Dedicated game store

Yes, with A-GPS support

Yes, via Java MIDP emulator

Ring tones: Mp3, WAV
Pre-installed themes
Changeable color themes

Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP
High-Speed USB v2.0 (microUSB connector)
3.5 mm Jack

Power management
Li-Ion 1500 mAh
Talk time (maximum): 2G Network: Up to 8 hrs 25 min / 3G Network: Up to 6 hrs 25 min
Standby time (maximum): 2G Network: Up to 425 hrs / 3G Network: Up to 413 hrs

Personal Information Management (PIM)
Detailed contact information
To-do List
Digital compass

Call management
Contacts: Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall Supported
Logs of dialed, received and missed calls
Integrated hands free speakers
Call Waiting
Conference Call

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