yes, the phone has too much bloatware and too little space for games.
mine doesn't heat up significantly.
the camera should have zoom and it's not impressive in any way.
the front camera is useless as the xplay doesn't have 3g video calls.
for the time being no word from sony as far as ui improvements...
gamepad very practical effective which makes the xplay a very fun phone.
Ok i have been using this phone for about 4 months now and the screen is giving up already and sometimes is completely unresponsive,but this may just be mine.
Overall it is a good phone and generally works well but it does have some flaws . . . The camera has no zoom and although apps can be used for this they dont work well.Also there is a good number of pre-installed apps that cannot be removed from the phone so this does limit the number of apps you can install which really annoys me especially since the one's i cannot remove are things i am not interested in and will never use.The phone is a little on the chunky/heavy side but thats no major problem.Battery life is good.
hi guys...i just wanna ask about is any of your xperia play heating on the back?my xperia play sumtimes happened..and my battery is really quick o drain..i only play game for 10 minutes, and after standy for 6 hours, my battery lost of quarter bar...
is my xperia had a problem?
apart from that, xperia play is the ultimate tool for portable entertainment device..!!
Anonymous, 02 Apr 2012can xperia play be link to a normal TVYes, it can be
Faz, 30 Mar 2012I just bought an xperia arc s,, should i trade it for xperia play?Get your money back, BUY xperia play and have left over cash :)
Faz, 30 Mar 2012I just bought an xperia arc s,, should i trade it for xperia play?depends what you're using your phone for. if you love playing games on your phone than you need read no further. buy the xperia play. if you are using your phone to listen to music, take pictures etc. that keep the arc s. another thing is the xperia play is considered to be bulky. even thought it does't feel bulky it is something to consider. hope this helped.
PG, 30 Mar 2012@ Julian: Very wise and sensible opinion. Although I also wish video calls "came back&quo... moreIn India, 3g actually came in pretty late, so most people don't have the habit or even know of video calling. And while the 3g implementation here is still pretty crap with poor speeds and connectivity, it's not that expensive in comparison, for eg. a monthly data pack with 1gb of usage would cost about 7€ here. So most people who want to make video calls could actually just use software which makes it over the data plan. 2G (edge) is even cheaper, while obviously not fast enough for video calls, it cost ~1.4€ for 1gb, some providers even have 2gb for that much, per month.
Anonymous, 30 Mar 2012That sounds completely different to my UK contract with vodafone. I have a 500 minutes unlimit... more@ Julian: Very wise and sensible opinion. Although I also wish video calls "came back", I find it hard to believe and I'm very sorry for it.
@ Anonymous: Atually, in Iberia (continental Europe) my Vodafone plan (NO advertising intended)is as follows:
15€ Month including unlimited Voice and Voice callsa to phones w same price plan (useful for the 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.
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, but me.
Actually, I have taken my older sony 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.
Anonymous, 26 Mar 2012Actually, in many countries you pay about 12,5 Euros per month and you get unlimited voice and... moreThat sounds completely different to my UK contract with vodafone. I have a 500 minutes unlimited txt and 500mb allocation. I can call anyone in the uk with the "voice" minutes, landline or mobile, txt are standard txt, but my 500mb, I can use that for 3g video calls through say skype. I'm not arguing, i'm just not aware how sony used to do video calls, I personally just can't see how with a plan like mine it is an issue to somebody.
this model have great applction but not include video call..even cheaper hp have that..why this happen..
AnonD-5583, 29 Mar 2012I can't understand why sd data of most games is non-resumable ??? Google is sick. It should ha... moreI agree.
Google, as MS or Appple try to reach the absolute monopoly forcing users to buy products exclusively from their sources, stopping consumers from using their phones to the max (theoretically, because they might do something wrong), still forcing them to pay for branded products as if their were fully useful or functional...
Having removed 'automatic' 3G video calls, or FM radio, we are actually paying more... for less.
We are being forced to pay for things that used to be free...
That's capitalism for you!
ridcurid, 28 Mar 2012whether the display of the xperia play is not scratch resistant glass like the other xperia li... moreHey! You don't have to worry about ur phone to be scratch resistant! In the box you will get a Screen protector for your phone and to your phone full protection you can get Hard gel case for Xperia PLAY to your nearest store or online store.
ridcurid, 28 Mar 2012whether the display of the xperia play is not scratch resistant glass like the other xperia li... morethe screen glass appears to be the same glass as was on my samsung galaxy. I haven't had any scratches on the screen yet.
i'm owned n it's cool 4 now...hopefully i can upgrade it to 4.0 gingerbread