AnonD-16764, 18 Feb 2012Agree too why no radio? Has stereo speakers and a quality set of headphones, very odd as most ... moreNo phone and no video calling.
It's a pity that Sony keeps trying to sell both phones and portable players with (Android) phone-like specifications.
That's why Sony's MP4 players cannot make phone calls and phones won't have radio.
That's capitalism for you...
Anonymous, 18 Feb 2012Which phone is better xperia play or apple iphone 3gs 8gb. I want 2 buy one of them. Pls reply... moreTry before you buy!
Whenever choosing consumer goods, I try to read (unbiased) reviews from different sources, visit different shops and - if possible - talk to people who've purchased the gadget I'm planning to buy.
Hands-on experience is vital, as it allows you to experience the product and see if it fits your needs and expectations.
I have never had an Iphone, so I won't comment on its pros and cons.
The Xperia is fun and useful: it has got everything you may wish for (except for video calls, which is a BIGdisadventage IMO), and has a strong support user-community.
Good luck with your choice!
hey..which i should buy??..xperia pro,neo or play??...pleasee because the price here quite same
For those in the UK, this phone is only £149 in o2 stores, for 8gb version. £199 for 16Gb. Both on payg. Guess they are clearing stock:)
AnonD-16764, 18 Feb 2012Agree too why no radio? Has stereo speakers and a quality set of headphones, very odd as most ... moreI believe Sony does not want radio on its phones as a strategy to keep on selling their walkman devices.
Take a look at sony's new new walkman Z-series player specs:
"This Device will have 4.3 Inch(800×480) multi-touch display,1 GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 Dual core Speedy processor, GPS, 16GB internal memory,which will run on Android 2.3(Gingerbread) and full access to the Android Market."
It just doesn't make phone calls! ;)
I also think it's a pity not having radio on this phone. But the thing I miss the most (which I had on my old se phone) is "native" video calls.
Having a front camera and not being able t make video calls without a data plan is really a pity and a waste of (paid for) hardware.
PReCuRSoR, 17 Feb 2012I'm also wondering why the SE Play has no Radio. It's a simple but great option... :(Agree too why no radio? Has stereo speakers and a quality set of headphones, very odd as most SE devices do have a radio.
Anonymous, 18 Feb 2012Which phone is better xperia play or apple iphone 3gs 8gb. I want 2 buy one of them. Pls reply... moreTotally different type of device, PLAY indicates games, 3gs is old technology. X Play is a heavy device, but very good, has ICS planned update. Choice is yours, doubt you could find two distinctly different devices though.
Which phone is better xperia play or apple iphone 3gs 8gb. I want 2 buy one of them. Pls reply soon. Thank u.
this phone is really awesome. the battery life is good, fair market price and performs really good for gaming. just had this phone few weeks ago and im lovin it
PReCuRSoR, 17 Feb 2012I'm also wondering why the SE Play has no Radio. It's a simple but great option... :(Tis is a great phone. Fun to play with.
Too bad it doesn't support video calls out of the box.
Skype and Gmail are not a solution, I'm afraid. So, unless Android 4.0 supports it, many people will keep away from this otherwise versatile, really fun phone.
Neil, 01 Feb 2012Why SE Play is not with FM radio??? its a basic feature of all available smart phones. I wou... moreI'm also wondering why the SE Play has no Radio. It's a simple but great option... :(
Kramer, 15 Feb 2012Yes. You may update a rooted phone. As far as Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)there aren't ma... morethanks 4 d answer... i want to root my PLAY but in all thread i read it looks very hard to do..
I'm simply amazed on how good the battery life is for this device.
It can get me through a full day with at least 3 hours of hardcore gaming and still have juice left in it.
I used to have a SGS and HTC HD2, neither had battery life close to this.
Of course, you'll need to install a custom kernel, like DooMLorD's and install some tweaks, but it'll pay off fast.
I've got this "Playstation Phone" overclocked @ 1.6GHz since day one.
Got all my nice Playstation games on it with FPse, an emulator you WILL want to buy.
Don't be scared by the 400MB internal memory, use Amarullz's app2SD and you can use any size of ext partition to replace your internal memory.
alfonso99, 14 Feb 2012i own this phone for 3 month.. want to ask if we root our phone,what will happen? are we still... moreYes. You may update a rooted phone.
As far as Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)there aren't many certainties, yet.
You'll be able to update any phone whether it's rooted or not, but you may end up loosing administrator privileges ("Root"), which means you'll probably have to go through the process (once it's available for ICS phones)once again.
Bravia engine software mods are only available to rooted phones and - apparently - are only noticeable when watching video.
got this phone 2 weeks ago and its awesome! planning to upgrade the os to ice cream sandwich once its available at se service center in my place =)
i own this phone for 3 month.. want to ask if we root our phone,what will happen? are we still can update to ics?
and how do we install mobile BRAVIA engine in unrooted PLAY? someone pliz answer...
Lucas BRA, 10 Feb 2012Amazing phone. Simply one of the best. I´m just in love with it. Sony Ericsson and Andro... moreGreat specs -great gamepad - fair price.
That's the Xperia Play.
This phone is bound for success.
Let there be games!
Anonymous, 11 Feb 2012will sony ever make xperia play 2.couse if they do i would be so cool haveing a dule core in i... moreI hope more games will be developed and optimised for the current Xperia Play.
This phone is full of potential and still has plenty to offer.
We shouldn't be always expecting the next model without taking full advantage of current models.
The Xperia Play is a game-oriented phone that deserves more and better games.