AnonD-43102, 07 Mar 2012Does MessengerWithU, Skype and WhatsApp applications from the Android market work on this phon... moreYes. If both phones have GMail or Skype installed and you have a data plan OR WiFi available, you can make a voice call.
The problem for many users is that, on the street, inside transports, in a shop, on every street, we were used to be able to place a video call just dialing like a regular call (no extra software, or WiFi, or Data connection needed).
In fact, my family still has old V series Sony phones and I still own my former phone(an HTC) and we could/still can make video calls whenever and wherever we want to.
It is just like making a voice call and we dodn't have to pay extra for it.
With the Xperia Play, I can still only afford to pay my regular price plan - which does NOT include data - and I miss video calls, also because my relatives still haven't got any 3rd party applications to have video calls (they actually don't need them!) and WiFi is not available everywhere.
Which means that whenever I think I'll need to show them something (making a video call) I end up leaving my XPlay at home and taking along my older (Cheaper) phone that did have "native 3G" video calling!?!
You've got to admit... That's sad!
Hi Guys ,
I like to buy this phone. so, guys i like to have yore opinions & Advice. also wants to know the Price in india ..
Does MessengerWithU, Skype and WhatsApp applications from the Android market work on this phone.? And if Skype works can we use the both cameras to make video calls.?
Great Phone! Only thing that wants me to drop it is its hardware abilities will be easily shadowed in the coming months especially with the new Xperia S Playstation certified device but no built-in "Keypad" that my Xperia PLAY has.
Xperia PLAY is the ONLY (as of 03.07.2012) modern smartphone with a real gaming keypad. It's cool to have people turn their eyes after seeing your phone instantly turn into a gaming console like a PSP Go.
Too bad it doesn't really play PSP Games. PSone, GBA, SNES emulators work well on it.
Ray, 02 Mar 2012many people cannot afford to pay for a data plan and do not have Wifi everywhere. That means t... moreNot sure about the "out of the box" thing. But before, I have Sony Vivaz. This phone does not have wifi capabilities so I have to use my prepaid plan to connect to skype.. So I guess with Xperia PLAY even if you don't have wifi it would work coz it would use your phone's network provider's plan or whatever you call it..
Anonymous, 04 Mar 2012There are plenty of covers for our phone. Even coloured ones.
Actually, there are plenty of a... morethx pal~
i already hav this phone for 2 weeks...and i feel great to hav it~fantastic phone~lol =D
AnonD-40979, 03 Mar 2012is there any plastic/ rubber case for this phone? if yes then can i know where to buy it? thx ... moreThere are plenty of covers for our phone. Even coloured ones.
Actually, there are plenty of accessories, if you google for them.
Really pleased with mine. This is really a great phone!
Just don't expect video calls out of the box... yet???
i tink it excellent love da oldskool t28 i have u8i use it 4 mp4 gona get da psp 1 dhoe
is there any plastic/ rubber case for this phone? if yes then can i know where to buy it? thx =)
i'm from malaysia...
MJ, 02 Mar 2012it does. via skype. just tested it and works finemany people cannot afford to pay for a data plan and do not have Wifi everywhere. That means that if you haven't got video calls "out-of-the-box", you won't be able to have it in your phone.
Being able to make video calls without installing extra programmes in both phones is a plus that people were used to as a normal feature of older (sony) models.
It's an awkward feeling realising phones have gotten more limited as time goes by.
I, for one, wish Sony realises that (for instance) Samsung's success also relies on having free "native" video calls on their phones.
That's a key element for many consumers.
Raf, 01 Mar 2012You can't go wrong with this phone. Beware: It doesn't support 3g video calling, though...it does. via skype. just tested it and works fine
You can't go wrong with this phone.
Beware: It doesn't support 3g video calling, though...
regret, 27 Feb 2012yeah...too heavy,,size is SUCK!Who asked u ??? No one's forcing u 2 buy it !!!
And for all you sceptics out there give it a go. I showed my friends and now they have one too! And the sound quality is so good when liremgmg to music. Well done Sony! Always was a Samsung fan til the Sony play came along.
What can I say about the Xperia play? . . It is awesome! Only drawback is the camera quality. But for gamers out there this phone rocks! If you are a PlayStation fan you will love this phone! Please Sony produce this phone with a better camera and a few more features that are available on other phones currently on the market and you will have a big hit! :-D
Anonymous, 27 Feb 2012This phone is a bit heavy... for a phone.
that's actually NOT a problem. If fits your pocket ... moreYes. Size is not a problem with a phone/console such as the Xperia Play.
Lots of fun games, apps, WiFi and GPS... it's got everything a more expensive Sammy or HTC has... except for 3G video calls...
Other than that, I can't complain, I really dig this phone! =)