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.
please, i stay in nigeria and i been trying to buy this phone for long now. but there is no place i can buy it. please who can tell me where to get it here in nigeria. thanks!
Anonymous, 30 Apr 2012As I've mentioned before, in Iberia (continental Europe) my Vodafone plan (NO advertising inte... moreNice one mate, thanks for the clear repsonse, I have been looking for a decent explanation for a while.
Man this is the best to phone to have it not only to game lovers but also this phone suits to business type ppl cheers to every one
Anonymous, 28 Apr 2012Can anyone please explain to me what the problem is with people using for example, Skype on th... moreAs I've mentioned before, in Iberia (continental Europe) my Vodafone plan (NO advertising intended) is as follows:
15€ Month including unlimited VIDEO and Voice calls to phones w same price plan (useful for the whole family).
Internet Access/Data Plan - It's an extra and you have to pay an extra 5,56€ per month to get 100Mb (also per month).
Calls to other operators and home phones are charged from the 15€ you pay monthly.
I usually end up with money left, but not enough to pay for any data plan.
This phone does NOT allow 3G "proprietary" video calls. Samsung, HTC and LG equivalent-range Android phones have "proprietary/native" video calling.
3G native video calling means selecting a contact - as you do in a regular voice call - and choosing whether to make a voice call, clicking the appropriate icon, os a video call, which automatically opens your front camera window (a small window on the bottom left corner, so you know what you are showing the other party).
On the main window, you'll see the person you are talking to.
No need for WiFi or data connections, just clicking as any other "normal" voice call.
No need for any specific programme, no need to install anything on the phone, no need for any WiFi connection or extra data-plan payment.
It's included in the 15€ you pay monthly and, as far as you call people on the same price plan, you'll be keeping those 15€.
You end up spending that "plafond" (15€) calling other operators' contacts/numbers via voice or video call, OR - if you save enough for it - paying for an extra data plan with very limited traffic limits (as I've mentioned above) which will allow you to view emails, update weather and other applications, etc, as the limits are too short to allow video calling, or any serious Internet browsing (100MB =5,56€ per month).
So, that's the whole point of having 3G video calls. I know the definition is not accurate, as data calls are made possible via 3G, but that's the way we call it here, as video calls only became available and popular after the implementation of 3G networks.
As I've already stated, my older Vodafone Sony v630 still works and allows video calls.
My relatives' Window Mobile HTCs And Android Samsung phones all have native video calls.
Currently, I am the one in the family with the newest phone (since Christmas) and I am the one who can't make video calls with my new phone, which that's pretty stupid, as it would be simple to allow it, if Google didn't want to end up with this type of video calls which are only profitable for operators such as Telefonica, Orange and Vodafone, but NOT profitable to Google...
That means that I have been forced to take my old sony phone along to make video calls, which is something we do quite regularly amongst friends and family, or whenever we travel or go on trips to somewhere new.
That is why we'll keep on demanding, asking for, "moaning about", if you wish, having 3G video calls... something practical, useful, unexpensive, widely available and that doesn't stop other users from making their video calls via WiFi or data plans, if they wish or prefer to do so.
Granting 3G native video calls to Xperia phones wouldn't hurt anyone and would definitely enlarge the marketing and sales potential of the series (compared to samsungs, for example).
More features=More sales/More buyers=MORE PROFITS.
It's really a win-win situation.
aifa, 27 Apr 2012When the ics update? They say late april/ early may.. Anyone know the exact date?Will be late may early june for ics! Plays getting updated in second batch along with live, xperia mini, arc, neo, pro, xperia mini pro and active! Not long to wait guys!
xperia play or ipod touch 4g? For gaming... For applications...for fastest web browser and cpu...which is the better?
Can anyone please explain to me what the problem is with people using for example, Skype on their phone to do video calls. Rather than moan about this "native" 3g calls, whats the difference ? Either way its going to charge you or use your data plan. As there is no such thing as "voice mintues" or stuff like that included on contracts now. (In the UK anyway)
androidust, 27 Apr 2012This is for all the Xperia Play lovers and I am sure they will feel that this is good news. Xp... moreThis has to be the best news since they said we're getting official ICS. Hope the rooting trick still works on the final ICS...
Hey guys, just tell me how to have a wallpaper without cropping on this phone ?
And why when answering my call or even while making a call my loadspeaker switches on automatically ?
plz someone suggest me what to do...
Lenny, 27 Apr 2012I agree with that.
3G native video calls are something that have helped samsung's and htc's s... moreWell, there's a simple way to find out. Sony has released the ICS update for the Xperia ARC S, NEO V and Ray. Check if the update gave them video calling. Coz if they don't have it, then obviously the Play won't get it either.
Fact is, with faster internet connectivity options, the days of video calling over 3g looks pretty numbered.
jan, 27 Apr 2012I don't know about U.S.A., but in Europe we can have videocalls through the 3G network.
I'... moreI agree with that.
3G native video calls are something that have helped samsung's and htc's sales in the highly competitive android market.
In Europe (and India, apparently) people are used to placing video calls at no extra cost and not needing any extra software or connection, and that is both positive and useful.
Google has tried to sell Android phones without native video calling, but older users who were used to it and all those whose price plans include video calls won't accep it.
I will also be very sorry if sony doesn't include native video calling on their ICS update and I am sure that will mean one thing:
My next phone WON'T be another sony.
Bear in mind, it's quite common for whole families having the same brand/type of phone and enjoying native video calls, just as they do with "regular" voice calls.
That means that if I change from sony to another brand, it will be more than a single phone sony will stop selling, because no one in my family will do the same mistake I did.
I believed having a gamepad would be great, and no doubt about it, IT IS!
But, at the end of the day, you'll be wanting and needing a... PHONE!
And getting myself an android phone with video calling capability will NOT stop me from playing my games!
Just think about it.
When the ics update? They say late april/ early may.. Anyone know the exact date?
When the ics update? They say late april/ early may.. Anyone know the exact date?