I bought my Xperia play last December 2011. I was very eager to own this due to the touchscreen experience that the psp is lacking. Well, I had the best gaming experience of my life then (the wealth of controls: touchscreen, 2 responsive round touchpads!!!, PS keys, gyro sensors) until the flex cable gave in 7 months later (June 2012). I had it in my jacket on my way to work and then my bag slammed on it and from the sound I knew I nearly killed it. It's still on repairs and it's sorely missed. A lot of games I haven't played yet. I'm retiring it once I get a PLAY2 or Android PS Vita phone.
I've accidentally dropped it face-down from a height of 2meters about 4 times with no apparent damage on the screen. However, the drops caused the chrome-painted Android keys below the screen to easily lose their shine over time. It takes away some off this beauty but it's nothing to complain of since I usually play in the dark.
The screen is not Bravia and thus brighter and better viewing angles than Bravia-certified Xperia phones. I thinks some review sites forget about this benefit from non-Bravia screen. But it's still a pain to use in daylight..dim!
The casing is of very high quality piano-black glossy plastic that don't crack. No complaints there.
The loudspeaker is very good!! Not that loud but very clear. The video framerate is impressive.
The 5MP camera is very good in daylight but suffers from RED-EYE in night mode and slow shutter speed. I still use my Nokia E72 preferrably in photos. But the Play is very good in capturing HD videos.
Only complaints: Thick and Heavy. Game deck gets easily scratched by slide mechanism. Gingerbread. I'm not too eager to flash ICS/JB since these might kill the PS controls.
i think its a fantastic phone and i personally love it, i just wanna know if it has the potential to play downloaded PSP games(from the playstation store) considering the fact that this came out after the PSP go
AnonD-76563, 20 Oct 2012i am from india and i use aircel gsm.. i want to know which model of xperia play i should buy?... moreIm in india, using the r800i. Good phone to get, a crowd pleaser with charming looks. just make sure u get a large memory card to go with it or else u cant have much games and end up failing to use the phone to its full potential. main drawback will be with the phone's internal memory though.
i am from india and i use aircel gsm.. i want to know which model of xperia play i should buy? xperia play r8ooi or xperia r8ooa?
Hey! , I am thinking of buying Xperia Play from Amazon ... just wanted to know which version would work on Gsm networks in India R800a or R800i or any else ? Also anyone using this in India can check and tell me what is the model no that they are using . Thanks
i cnt uses the internet data on my apllications but it works on de browser
Its a very good phone love the games now need to buy a bigger SD card for more space got none left 8Gb isant enough for asphalt 7
Shank, 14 Oct 2012can this be upgraded to JB 4.1?Google if you can root it and upgrade it to jb.But root at own risk
MR..., 10 Oct 2012Will Fifa 13 be released for xperia play Get real football hd,its just like fifa exept its on the phone(I know there may be a fifa for android but I don't think there will be a fifa 13)
AnonD-75907, 15 Oct 2012i have brought this phone today second hand from shop ive put my vodafone sim card but it tell... moreMaybe you must have it unlock,because maybe its locked to one carrier,if you unlock it,you can use any sim in it,there is unlock tutorials on the internet(google it)but if you struggle then take it to a phone shop(it will cost you),if you unlock a phone it voids the warrenty.if you were unlucky enough to buy a cdma phone,the you must use a cdma network like verizon,vodafone is a gsm network,and if you don't know the difference,just google it.
i have brought this phone today second hand from shop ive put my vodafone sim card but it tells me there is no sim in what am i doing wrong
im the truth!!, 08 Oct 2012xperia play rocks!!,,just downloaded "god of war" on it and its like im playing it on PSP!ya i know..the phone rocks....hey from where did u get god of war for it??
Used the phone with care nearly a year, the phone served me really well especially after root and removing the bloatwares, sold it with $240 (19000taka) apprx in Bangladesh. Now planning to buy a new Xperia P with $320 (25600taka) apprx.