I have had it since release, there is no substitute. As other comments, when you are travelling you don´t want to carry 10 extra thingies to play or entertain. sure you can play some sensor games on an Iphone, but so can this phone. when the buttons are required the rest go to a halt.
Still waiting for the Xperia PLAY II and will continue to do so until release.
This phone are badass! I dropped it from a first storey building and it still work even with a black dot in the screen. and way more crazy is after 3 weeks it heals it self! I know it sounds crazy but its the truth. And yes this phone needs a sequel.
The Xperia Play really needs a sequel.
Taking a normal phone and attaching a controller just isn't the same.
david, 23 Feb 2014512 mb is anemic and also internal memory is only 400 mb...what a crap kind of a cellphone is this.Not very, considering it's over 3 years old.
i got one way back on 2012 december
its a good phone, very nice to play with FPsxe using Playstation 1 ROMS.the only complain to this phone is the internal memory and the screen on the lower part is not anymore responding, maybe its the flex of the phone damaged already because it constantly drops,my son always play with it.
I personally love this phone and am still to this day using it,i did have to put a new rom on it a month ago to free up ram and debloat it. Phone is amazing gaming buttons are a pleasure to use on fpse gnes and gensoid. yes it has a single core processor and 512mb of ram. if you want to play the newest playstore games this phone isnt for you if you want to play old school games this could be the phone for you because of the gaming buttons. also its amazingly resilient mine has dropped on the ground a few times and once in a toilet and it still works flawlessly without a blemish on the screen. I use an r800i, hope this review helps somebody ;-)
Anonymous, 02 May 2014This phone is a waste of money
1Ghz single core processor? Can't even handle the games th... morecomparing a 2011 single core with a 2014 quad core?
are you drunk or something? LOL.
This phone is a waste of money
1Ghz single core processor? Can't even handle the games that would be worth playing on this phone without an overclock and lupus
What you wanna do is get a nexus 5 and equip it with a moga controller
This phone was alright it lasted for about two years. The disappointments of this phone is the internal memory I only downloaded one app and it was already on low storage. Every time I use this phone to go on the internet such as YouTube, Instagram etc. it will crash immmediately after I click on the app. The camera was ok and the internet browsing was pretty quick. Unfortunately, it fell in the toilet and stopped working.
guys can you play nba 2k14 good with this even with low settings? to SONY.. PLEASE MAKE XPERIA PLAY 2
Guys if you come to this phone remember its 3 years old i had the normal xperia version of it with the keyboard and it ran perfectley smoothly. And that is not a lie the only problem is that both the play and normal version have cheap paint coating and after a year and a half the backcovers paint started to chip becouse of the numerous accidental drops however the screen remained intact and only cracked after a rage mode on a game which ended up in bending the phone itself untill it cracked and to my recall that was about 40 degrees because of its materials so for a first phone it is extremely durable and three years on it still keeps chuging on a 1ghz single core😃
MaxSuzy, 20 Feb 2014What if Sony refresh Xperia Play with 5 inch 720p Super AMOLED,Nvidia Tegra K1 SoC,32GB+MicroS... moreI go with you MaxSuzy! I'll wait for this kind of unit. Will Sony create this type of Cellphone knowing that they separated with Ericsson?
Aussie, 20 Dec 2013My 15 year old son is hassling me to buy him one for xmas and I just wanted to know if it is w... morepsp play is worth for its value as of today. Not that expensive and gives you best quality photos knowing that its only 5MP. Games are downloadable through wifi- connection. Playing music at its best using headphones or even its own speaker. My PSP Play gives me all in one gadget I need for my everyday living.
512 mb is anemic and also internal memory is only 400 mb...what a crap kind of a cellphone is this.
What if Sony refresh Xperia Play with 5 inch 720p Super AMOLED,Nvidia Tegra K1 SoC,32GB+MicroSDXC slot,8MP Exymor Sensor(as this is gaming device) and the most importantly 4000mAh Li-Po battery it will be a monster in Android gaming comparable to the likes of Nvidia Shield and even the PSVita itself
So, basically if I want to buy a smartphone and also play video games, there aren't many options out there? (In terms of video game handheld/smartphone fusion)
Regarding the OS, which indeed seems aged, this is still a good choice. Modified and OverClocked to 1800 MHz puts this Phone in Place to beat currently marketed Phones. You will not sense a lag in playing RipTide GP and many other games, while others crash in ICS and Jelly Bean. Others suffer under buggy GPU drivers while this one is simply working. It has stereo speakers and has some hearable bass, which is excellent for its size anyway. I made a mistake buying a CM Flare here in Asia (Adreno 203) and could not enjoy gaming without battery drains, freezes and even reboots. GingerBread is overall more stable than those ICS and JB. I had to go back to my xPeria Play. I look again for a replacement, when the android market survived the Android 4.x generation and the reviews overall tend more to be positive. Actually I see a lot of companies putting ICS and JB - Kitkat, whatsoever on low spec phones without undergoing quality, usability checks. Just to make money.