Sony Ericcson Xperia Play 4G

  • Sony Ericcson Xperia Play 4G
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Based on 76 scores, 144 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    12
  • Good:
    31
  • Average:
    18
  • Bad:
    15

Pros:

  • Excellent display, game controls work great, camera takes great stills and videos, 1st PlayStation certified mobile device.
  • Slideout gamepad, HSPA Connectivity.
  • The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play 4G integrates phone and gaming features like no other handset before it. It offers all the essential smartphone features and call quality is respectable.

Cons:

  • No mini HDMI, SoC only singlecore, a bit bulky, poor frontfacing camera performance and weak amount of internal storage offered.
  • Subpar camera, Small internal memory.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TechSpot on

The Xperia PLAY is a solid Android smartphone that offers some unique gaming features, even if it doesn't execute fully on them. The basic version of Android 2.3 Gingerbread works well enough and is free of the cruft of manufacturer customizations...

By ImpulseGamer on 90

Although this phone has been out for a few months now, Impulse Gamer was given the opportunity to test out this beast which has been dubbed as the PlayStation Phone. At its core, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play is a fully functional touch screen mobile...

By TechSmart.co.za on

The SE Xperia Play is a really capable smartphone and delivers an improved mobile gaming experience thanks to its dedicated controls. According to SE its Xperia Play is a phone first and portable gaming device second, but you’ll still be able to...

By PC World on 80

The Xperia Play hasn't changed much in the months since I last saw it. Other than a new coat of paint and 4G connectivity, most of the gripes I had with the original remain unaddressed. The small internal memory, the lack of dual-core, and the...

By cnet on 73

AT&T's Sony Ericsson Xperia Play 4G is ideal for gamers, but we'd prefer to see more-accurate controls, a few more features, and a faster data...

By TechTree on 60

The Xperia Play is the PSP phone we've been waiting for. Thanks to its brilliant gamepad, the product lives up to its name. Additionally, it doubles up as an excellent music player. However, it has many shortcomings, including lacklustre specs, a...

By APC Magazine on 80

Angry Birds, shmangry birds; dedicated gamers are looking to do more on their smartphones than sling freaky-looking birds at smart-alec pigs – or that’s what Sony Ericsson is banking on, anyway. The XPERIA Play is as...

By Pocketables on

One of the questions I presented to you guys when I wrote the piece about playing games was if you should buy this phone, even if you aren't a gamer. The answer is yes. The Play is really a great Android device, no matter how you look at it. It runs...

By Computeractive on 40

A poor games console that clutters up what is an otherwise decent smartphone...

By AnandTech on

The debate over the potential (or not, depending on your perspective) for cellular handsets to supplant dedicated portable gaming consoles was already at the 'dull roar' stage when Steve Jobs unveiled the first-generation iPhone in January 2007....

By TechCentral on 70

Sony Ericsson's Xperia Play isn't quite the ground breaking mobile gaming device that we hoped it would be although the slide-out controller is far better for playing games than a ­touchscreen. The audio from the ­speakers is also...

By Android Central on

An official "PlayStation phone" had been rumored since before the release of the original Sony PSP way back in 2005, and it’d been the subject of many a leak leading up to its announcement. However, it wasn’t until this February that we got...

By Mobility Site on

The Xperia PLAY is certainly a unique device. It’s definitely not for everyone though. If you’re into gaming, and you’re looking for a portable gaming solution without having to carry another device, the Xperia PLAY is definitely the...

By Dev Hardware on

In this smartphone review, we lift the hood on the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play mobile device. Is it road-worthy, or a lemon? Read more to find out!The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play is labeled the world's first PlayStation certified smartphone, which...

By Ubergizmo on

Today, the smartphones in our pockets aren’t mere cellphones. They’re powerful portable computers that are capable of multitasking and functioning as an all-in-one device, whether that includes a little or a lot of calling, Web browsing,...

By Zath UK on

1emailThe Sony Ericsson Xperia Play – casually known as the PlayStation Phone – may be one of the most anticipated mobile devices of the past few years; rumours of such a device had been circling the internet for months before its eventual...

By The Lobe and Mail on

Hardcore on-the-go gamers tired of toting around both a PlayStation Portable and a phone have spent years pining for a device that combines their two favourite mobile gadgets. Such a gizmo finally exists in Sony Ericsson’s Xperia Play, the first...

By The Gadgeteer on

Smartphones with slide out keyboards are not unusual. But the same can’t be said about a smartphone with a slide out gaming controller. The Sony Xperia PLAY (aka the Playstation Phone) from Sony Ericsson and Verizon Wireless is an Android powered...

By eTech Reviews on

If you are a gaming fanatic, then you will be jumping with joy after hearing that the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play has entered the market, and if you are a parent of a gaming fanatic kid then you better lock your gamers.And though the Sony Ericsson...

By Ars Technica on

The Xperia Play, an Android-powered, gaming-optimized phone designed by Sony Ericsson, tries to bridge the gap between PlayStation games and the mobile platform. The Xperia Play's most significant feature is the inclusion of a slide-out DualShock...