im going to buy this phone in 3 more days, i just wanted to know if the phone allows 3g video calling ad is it good? pls some1 reply to me soon, bcause i dont wanna waste my money
Anonymous, 25 May 2012It was anounced by Sony officialy, Xperia Play isn't getting ICS update. This is really disap... morethe only reason why this phone is not getting a ICS update is that it gets unstable after the update so sony had the choice fix the same phone every week (because it will crash) or not update it . be honest what would you have done if you were sony
Julian, 10 May 2012I realized something about the Play after reading this post: http://forum.xda-developers.com/s... moreIn my old post which i've quoted just above, I came to the conclusion that Sony were giving up on the play. I also had a gut feeling that they were going to ditch ICS but didn't say it in the fear of 'jinxing' it.
But given the slow rate at which they're releasing ICS even for their current 'hot' 'new' handsets, it seemed really unlikely. I dunno how many employees sony has and how many out of them are developers, but it all seems very inadequate for such a huge company eh?
Bottom line is i've always been an ericsson and then SE user since forever, but that's gonna change with my next phone...
Anonymous, 25 May 2012It was anounced by Sony officialy, Xperia Play isn't getting ICS update.
This is really disap... moreConfirmed. =(
Contrarily to ALL that had been announced, the Xplay will NOT get ICS update.
That actually reveals how UNimportant customers are to large companies.
No feedback to customers' output:
NO 3G Video Calls;
NO FM Radio;
No camera improvements (as were made to other Xperia phones)
(List may continue).
Sony has actually lied and deceived all those who bought the phone based on the announced premise that it would be "upgradeable".
Maybe, we are also guilty of buying more and more (often) phones that are not that different... but are more and more expensive.
Unless we stop financing these companies with our purchases, their web of deceival won't finish.
They'll just keep us coming back for more...
After sellings phones for 2 years now, not once have i EVER been asked if a phone has 3G video calls or fm radio. Guess its not that important
It was anounced by Sony officialy, Xperia Play isn't getting ICS update.
This is really disappointing, never again gonna buy a Sony device.
PG, 25 May 2012Unfortunately, it does NOT.
There is no option to place a voice OR a video call on the UI.
... moreUnfortunately, sony seems to believe video calling is too expensive or not worthy to develop.
LG (P970) has got 3g video caling. The galaxy 2 also allows 3g "native" video calling.
That means today's top sellers across Europe provide video calling as a strong selling point.
Sony's sales are dwindling and the poor customer support is an essential reason for that.
Not many people wish to buy a new model and LOSE functions.
For the price the Xplay was introduced in continental europe, most phones provided native video calls.
Result? The Xplay didn't sell nearly as much as expected and the poor sales continued, despite sucessive price drops which didn't work.
Other example/causes for this evident failure? Any midrange phone has got FM Radio - The Xplay doesn't.
Is sony going the right way? It's just not me: Sales figures and market shares also seem to agree.... NO, it isn't.
Asif Mondal, 24 May 2012does xplay supports video calling???yes buddy its a 3g phone video calling suppotred
Asif Mondal, 24 May 2012does xplay supports video calling???Unfortunately, it does NOT.
There is no option to place a voice OR a video call on the UI.
For all those who haven't got unlimited or free wifi connections, for those who have to pay extra for limited traffic data connections, it does make a difference. =(
I hope sony make a version of this that looks like n97. I like the its design. It has d-pad on the right and qwerty keyboard.
ATRIUM, 23 May 2012xperia play have playstation store?no. you have plenty of emulators and the phone connects and shoes you all games that are specificaly desiigned to work with the Xplay.
you have plenty of game that work w. the gamepad and all other function normally, through the touch screen.
if you want to play psx games, you'll need to look for compatible/adapted gams and emulators as the Xplay is not meant/designed to play psx games. the only one you've got on the phone is an adapted version of crash bandicoot.
I.T , 02 May 2012please, i stay in nigeria and i been trying to buy this phone for long now. but there is no pl... moreyou may visit www.widgetcity.com or www.widgetcity.multiply.com and you can buy SE Xperia Play
AndresVillaGangPagon, 21 May 2012How to update XPLAY to ICS without having to root my phone? We'll just have to wait until... June?
Sony has delayed ICS, so only a few Xperia model have got it.
Keep your fingers crossed, though.
The word is that ICS make the phone 'laggy', slower and there ain't no fm radio or 3g video calling...
I guess that is why sammmy phones are selling like hot cakes.
Xplay is a very great phone... actually its underrated during its debut. its a great smart phone but if you'll compare it to the latest phone announced of course it won't satisfy your expectations. its a great smart phone with game console...
the negative side of this is its weight.
but of course i'll wait for the sony xperia play2! :))
Cant believe people are moanin about 3g video calls, if you want them so bad get an app, your all just bone idle, the weight and low memory is the only downside to the play overall a freakin awesome phone I wouldnt upgrade because you get these phones with all the power and no where to use it so really dont see the point
Xperia play rubbish , 17 May 2012Give 5 out of ten for play controls. the size and weight is so awful it pulls your trousers do... moreThis phone is no more, or no less (as you prefer) than announced.
If you want a light, slim phone, you must be really dumb if you buy an Xplay!
If you want a true gamepad, then you'll have to sacrifice and read the phone's specifications.
It's not the world's best phone, it should have a larger internal memory, it almost literally forces you to root in order to get some games and apps into the sd card... well, it's far from being flawless...
But, at the end of the day, it's the only phone that allows you to hang up your calls, turn off your gps and slide your pad to start playing without having your fingers all over the screen, providing you a true "console-like" gaming experience.
That's the ghole point of buying an XPlay in a market filled with a multitude of different brands and models to choose from.