Reason it failed was one of many Sony failures as company, insane price at start (around 600Â€ in 2011, probably most expensive phone), with hardware in range of midranger in 2010. I was looking forward to this phone, but SII was cheaper and better device...
Anonymous, 29 Oct 2019this model was my first Android phone... Mine too
It was failure because console part was completely ignored. Hardware was badly outdated, back in the days Sony Ericsson was famous for being behind in processing power. In comoarison galaxy S2 which came out at similar time was twice faster in cpu and gpu performance, which look bad in xperia play claim as console powerhouse, secondly exclusives was terrible. Only one game was decent - fighting 1 on 1 game Bruce Lee, other was just android ports and terrible ones, like Fifa 10, was so bad in graphics and gameplay that it was far behind any psp fifa game. And lastly as a phone itself it was terrible. Lack of internal storage made this phone useless in one year after its release, you litterally could not install apps, which required to store some data internally outside of sd card, which was basically all apps. I still have xperia play as souvenir in my drawer with official 2.3.4 gingerbread release and all release games :)
Anonymous, 29 Oct 2019Sony Ericson and Xperia both are beautiful and Xperia even more gorgeous. sony makes nice phones too and i love them.but unfortunately sony left Middle East markets.
(Sony + Ericsson) was making magical phones which will never repeat again. I had Xperia Arc many years ago that was a nice and gorgeous phone. Sony Ericsson had better design style than sony.
imparanoic, 28 Oct 2019while oled do have shorter life than lcd esp early ones, it depends how the device uses the ol... moreActually older lo density, larger pixel OLEDS didn't had any problems with longevity and could last as long as LED's (5+ years). For instance I have N808 from 2012 with 4" VGA display RGB matrix (188 PPI) still working like charm. OLED's above 220~250 PPI are problematic. Meaning most TV's are still covered.
eventhough Sony Corp. owns some shares in Sony Ericsson,
it's still two different companies.
and Sony Corp. did not want any kind product that would compete with their on PSP.
that's the real reason why Sony Corp. didn't want to support Xperia Play.
It would make sense for Sony to release a successor to the SEX Play and even to the Vita to a lesser extent only because Sony's mobile business has been on the decline since 2014.
"While the original Snapdragon chipset with its single Scorpion CPU core and Adreno 205 GPU wasnÂ’t the fastest even by 2011 standards, it was fast enough for PSX and PSP Go emulation. We tried out the PSX4Droid emulator when reviewing the Xperia Play and it worked. For PSP Go emulation there was PPSSPP."
Adeno 205 was weak as hell. The Adreno 200 on my Nexus One was even weaker. I would say the 205 offered better emulation than on a PSP but not the garbage that was the 200. I could only play mobile card games smoothly on my Nexus One. That's how bad the Adreno 200-series were.
I think Sony should really explore creating another gaming phone when ASUS, Xiaomi, and Razer have tried to do so. At least Sony still has their back catalog of PlayStation games. They have nothing to differentiate themselves in mobile except using the strength of their PlayStation brand.
Sony can die in mobile like HTC or create a niche market for themselves with PlayStation-branded phones.
Whackcar, 27 Oct 2019The problem is that most mobile gamers are normies, and they're happy with crap like PUBG &... morePubg is actually pretty fun if you have atleast one friend to play with. Try it sometime. No need to be a 'normie'.
Kangal, 28 Oct 2019Ah, good question and here I'll answer it. First of all, I wrote "Super LCD" to differentia... morewhile oled do have shorter life than lcd esp early ones, it depends how the device uses the oled screen if constantly on, it will shorten the life, but some devices such as 2009 walkman, nwz-x1000 has no issues on oled life screen longetivity as the screen is not always on
it's well known that that this is a product of dual venture, sony ericsson mobile, thus, they could not use/was authorised to use Playstation name, unlike Cybershot and Walkman, the reason why, as it was released in 2011, Sony of Japan didn't want this product dilute the demand for their forthcoming ps vita which was released a year later.
the problem about this, it was released and developed during a period of time (circa 2011) when technology advances within andriod was quite early and lack the necessary power to offer any real gaming experience.
Kangal, 28 Oct 2019True, however IGZO displays were fairly experimental/new when talking about the year of 2011. ... moreThe future are definitely micro LED's either made from Gallium Oxide (IGZO & ready today) or made of Graphen (still very hard to grow especially for bigger structures). Silicon is today still dominant but that will have to change in the future. Today so called "micro LED's" (I would rather call them mini) that started to appear on TV's for a local diming are just a tiny start of it. Best approach would be a fully grown supstrate but it will be very expensive to develop. LED is either synthetic or organic so its LED or OLED, nothing in between.
Truth Sayer, 27 Oct 2019Same as you. We want this phone again from Sony.It was an incredible device. Would love to see a successor.
I have an android and I use both myboy and epsxe emulators for Gameboy and playstation games.
Sometimes I use the PS4 controller, sometimes I don't. I take it with me on trips and such though to kill some time with gaming. Nothing beats playing playstation games with a playstation controller in the hands.
Maybe Sony failed with the Xperia Play, but with the emulators now letting you use the full resolution of your display, letting you play any game you want if you download it, I say using epsxe on a nowadays phone with a PS4 controller is the way to go.
You can play using the touchscreen as well. But that takes a lot of practice.
ZolaIII, 28 Oct 2019Well today Super Led is just a regular Led, today IGZO it a step up. It's sharper, better cond... moreTrue, however IGZO displays were fairly experimental/new when talking about the year of 2011. And even if past that, there are issues of mass production and price.
I don't think the future of LCD is IGZO, I think the future of LCD is to maintain its quality (eg iPhone 8 Plus) but offer it at a really cheap price for budget phones and devices to take advantage of. The future of OLED is to stick to AMOLED and perhaps get faster (120Hz) with ActiveSync/FreeSync, get even more dense 4K resolution (VR, phones, laptops, AiO PC), and reduce power draw (same battery life on 4K as 1440p).
The successor to these will be a OLED made with "Synthetic Diodes" instead of "Organic diodes". That way it can permanently solve the issue of burn-in, reduced accuracy, reduced contrast, reduced brightness, etc etc the current disadvantages of OLED. Then it might be able to further boost brightness, contrast and accuracy. Maybe even be more power efficient. Currently LG and Samsung are testing prototypes of these in their R&D Labs, and basically they are looking at the viability of it (durability, cost/profit margin, mass-produceability).
I think the next trillion dollar invention are holograms. Like actual floating lasers as seen on sci-fi shows. Someone that could invent that, reduce its power draw, and miniaturise it will win the market. People will ditch their superphones, and the next big thing will be dual-bracelets that act as a smartwatch and as a smartphone with a hologram in your palms. But I think I will age and die before that ever comes to fruition.