Ivan, 24 Jan 2021The phone is upgradable up to Android 4, but manually.how do you do that? i'm trying to revive mine for nostalgia's sake but im having a bunch of problems with the os being left behind
I had this phone. It was great not to great. If you custom kernel to 4.0.4 it can play pubg lite without issue in gamepad controls. But I want the stock kernel.
I normal play a games an emulator.
I been working yifanlu/PSXperia Extractor Converter Tool to continue his work.
The reason you all will never see the upgrade version of this smartphone is because this smartphone clash with Sony owns PSP brand. This was suppose to be the smartphone version of PSP, but end up it never come the Sony expected fruition. Now, the Android smartphone is making almost all portable gaming obsolete, simply because of Android smartphone fast advancement.
Another killing reason is because Sony want to have their proprietary PSP gaming that not rely on Android platform also making this smartphone obsolete, meaning Sony wanted to control the software sales like PSP, which is of course very difficult to made possible, since the Android Playstore can be accessed by any Android smartphone.
So, at the end, Sony only implement PS4 remote play for their later Xperia Z3, and no more portable gaming developed solely for their portable platform.
YUKI93, 17 Jun 2021I do hope that Sony can make a modern-day iteration of this wacky smartphone using the Xperia ... morenever gonna happen. Sony is way too conservative to jump into these kinds of phones again.
I do hope that Sony can make a modern-day iteration of this wacky smartphone using the Xperia 5 Mk3's internal hardware. That would be a great portable mobile gaming device.
AnonD-99982, 12 Jan 2013is this phone really support USB OTG function? answer me pls.thanksno
I think it would handle more powerful and handle more games if it was released during Android 4.0-4.4 ages since this is supposed to be a gaming device
I wish that Sony would make play 2 but same in durability and sound. I personally prefer it's sound over complete Xperia z series. Now I am using Xperia xz premium.
Best mobile of Sony I have seen in my life yet specially in sound and durability.
I wish mobile companies take customer needs into account and develop different designs rather than just plain, single body phones. Even though their specs are changing, they don't seem too appealing to me. Whenever I have to change my phone for performance issues, and buy a new one, I don't feel like its new, since their appearance is all same.
Kazzz, 26 Feb 2019can you run Pubg mobile on this mobile?I just won a PUBG match easly. Gamepad is very helpful.
Loved that phone back in the say for what it was. I wish more people had stuff like this nowadays. Lost mine years ago. ☹
Anirudh, 18 Sep 2017This phone probably had a manufacturing defect. Tried every bit to revive the phone from the f... morejust change the slide flex cable and it the fuzzy screen would go away lol. no one told you to buy a 2011 phone in 2017 btw.
Xperia Play camera rate is 8/10, it just has 5 Megapixel and not include the SONY BRAVIA ENGINE which will increase superb colour performance. however, this phone is still good for capture picture. how to download games on this phone? I think the pone was great for people who enjoy the game.
Kazzz, 26 Feb 2019can you run Pubg mobile on this mobile?No, the phone is way too old with weak specs to run PUBG mobile. It would be really slow, assuming you were able to get the game on the phone (I highly doubt if that is possible).
Catherine the Great, 11 Jan 2019But does it have tactile controls, like this phone?yess