I realized something about the Play after reading this post: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=19676369&postcount=27
Sony isn't really gonna do much in terms of updates for the play. And the reason is simple. It's such an awesome phone that if they gave it all the latest updates, no one would want/need to upgrade to a newer phone and give sony $$$.
All we can hope is that since this is all software, some community modders/developers will port all this stuff to the play. sony for sure are not going to.
ASnowmanHowSad, 09 May 2012Is a radio really that important when it can handle 32GB MicroSD cards? AND is able to stream music?It must be.
That is why the Samsung have both FM Radio and Video Calling and is a record seller whilst the xperia keep selling so very little.
People know what they want and that is refleted on sales figures.
Better phones end up selling more and being more successful.
Android phones with 3G video calls and FM Radio have prove that beyond any reasonable doubt.
ASnowmanHowSad, 09 May 2012Is a radio really that important when it can handle 32GB MicroSD cards? AND is able to stream music?Yes. 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.
And the same applies to the lack of native 3g video calls.
That is why some phones are much more successful than others.
If Sony is commited to providing good quality products and fully understands their customers' feedback, it's about time Sony's managers start noticing what their costumers wish and complain about and try not to lose an even larger market share.
sam1101, 07 May 2012having all specifications except radio...WTF!!!!Is a radio really that important when it can handle 32GB MicroSD cards? AND is able to stream music?
Why my PLAY internet very slow? Only 40kbps with 3G and HSDPA..
My other phone(SE G705) use same network can reach 3++kbps with 3G..
Do PLAY show 3G icon on the top? Im using mobile network not wifi..
Someone please help
Fun phone. The gamepad does add to the fun of playing, but you may miss being able to make video calls and an FM Radio.
Those who have lots of bandwith and unlimited data traffic may turn to skype to make video calls, but all others who were used to having them at the push of a button... forget it!
We can only hope Sony will listen to their customers and tell their programmers to do what LG , Samsung and others have managed a long time ago:
Native video calls on an Android phone.
hey with this phone dose it play psp game and do you know if its compatable will all psp games on the psn
Tasfique, 02 May 2012This phone isn't that good... Useless apps for me which are installed in the phone like BBC iP... moreErr, no offence, but you shouldn't even be using an android phone if you don't know that you have to root and debloat a new phone to get proper performance. An example, bought a new Motorola defy+ for a friend, that phone is even worse than the Play in terms of bloatware. Rooted and installed a custom Rom and it's just flying. No idea why manufacturers intentionally cripple their android phones with preinstalled crap, but that's how it is. If you want a simple and easy out of box experience, buy an iphone or winmo.
Guys......my xperia play is hanging sometimes playing games and is performing slow can someone tell me how to speed up this cell??
Tasfique, 02 May 2012Guys DO NOT Update Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY to ICS, It will slow down your phone!!! Many peop... morethat's why ICS for SE is still in BETA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! People should star complaining after official release.
Guys DO NOT Update Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY to ICS, It will slow down your phone!!! Many people r complaining about the slowdown in other 2011 Xperia devices which has been updated to ICS. DO NOT UPDATE TO ICS!!!! STAY ON GB!!!
This phone isn't that good... Useless apps for me which are installed in the phone like BBC iPlayer, Tetris, Video Unlimited, office suite, Neo reader FIFA 10 with awful graphics etc... The worst part This phone won't allow me to remove this apps! Plus this stupid apps slows down phone so I have to restart the phone everyday to speed it up! The is isn't good...
I hv been using SEXPlay since January 2012. its a good companion while taking a dump. sometimes I forgot that I was dumpg while playg this phone. sadly u cannot play ps2 games. But it is possible when u see gta 3 and max payne got ported into mobile apps. The phone had fell down a couple of times on my toilet floor. but still no scratch can be found. The phone is tough as brick. Best used to play tekken 3 and all megaman games. The best thing is this phone is cheap as hell. The camera is no good though. Overall it is good, reliable n cheap. If a better psphone will come out I will definitely buy it.
Awesome phone. Just bought it last week and I'm loving it. Really a lot of improvements after the update to 2.3.4. I have no problem with the battery life because of the JuiceDefender app. Gaming experience is good for a smartphone. I have FIFA 12 and it's a lot better in the Xperia Play than in the iPhone and the iPod Touch. Overall, this phone is soo worth my money.