Anonymous, 06 Feb 2012"What you always have is video call over Data connections, such as Gmail or Skype"
... moreThe Xperia Play doesn't allow you to make video calls via native 3g without a data plan.
You'll have to pay for a data plan and install a 3rd. party application to get video calls.
green robot, 05 Feb 2012yes there is video calling as i own this fone and use the feature, what amkes u think there wo... moreYou need to be subscribed to a service provider to get 3G NETWORK connectivity. We often call this kind of service a data plan or network plan.
Gmail and Skype depend on having a data plan.
In order to use Skype, you need a little Skype Credit or an appropriate subscription.
None of the above are needed on regular 3G Operator video calls:
You just dial a number and select whether you want a voice-only or a video call.
In Europe, people pay operators two kinds of plans:
> a "obligatory" voice/video call plan (which obviously includes) SMS.
> An extra Data Plan, which they pay separately, and includes traffic limitation and allows them to use Skype, browse the Internet, watch Youtube, etc.
That means that most people use video calls without any extra program, app... or payment:
They just dial and select video-call.
You used to have that on older Sony models.
Nowadays, Android has assumed that everyone has a data plan and tries to sell their google-related progs, so it withdraws that possibility from "google-dependent" phones.
The result is that brands that include video call capability on their phones tend to be more successful.
Just take a look at Samsung's sales reports...
PG, 06 Feb 2012There ISN'T voice call via 3G.
You can't just dial a number and select video calling like in ... more"What you always have is video call over Data connections, such as Gmail or Skype"
Which uses you're 3G...
green robot, 05 Feb 2012yes there is video calling as i own this fone and use the feature, what amkes u think there wo... moreThere ISN'T voice call via 3G.
You can't just dial a number and select video calling like in the old(er) models.
What you always have is video call over Data connections, such as Gmail or Skype, but that data plans are expensive in Europe as you have to pay extra for Data (and, even then, with strict traffic limits).
Android doesn't originally include that feature.
Samsung and HTC, to name but two, do provide that - in some of their phones -as part of their proprietary firmware/software capabilities.
I hope Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)will include 3G video calling (although, unfortunately, I doubt it).
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Xico, 03 Feb 2012Helo. Can i play facebook holdem poker in this phone or any android phone ? Reaily need to know.You can play live holdem and zynga poker..
Fab, 02 Feb 2012Yes!Why no video calls if there is a front camera? Why no No FM radio? I wish they improve i... moreyes there is video calling as i own this fone and use the feature, what amkes u think there would be noi video calling if there is a front camera?
this is one good device, specially once you've rooted the device. been spending most of my time playing and surfing the internet using the phone. w/ the help of antutu cpu master you'll have unlimited gaming experience. worries about the warranty? simply flash it and the root is gone and back w/ your warranty. theres more to expect specially when the ICS comes out for this device. a phone worth the risk of spending all you have.
BBuZZ, 01 Feb 2012Hi
I own an xPeria Play since November.
So far I haven't found anything wrong with it.
Alre... moreThis is far from a PSP replacement... It does not have better controls, or graphics,and lacks every psp game lol
marshal crucial, 04 Feb 2012the phone looks good,havent owned 1 yet, wana knw if it plays gta*san andreas with the psp gra... moreYou can't play GTA SA on it. As far as I know, you can't play it on any mobile device. You can, however, play GTA III on it, even with the PS controls.
I owned this XPlay for 1 month already. and i very satisfied with this phone. more and more new games for android came out. and I don't know why some people say its not good phone.. All is great for me. the game key pad really durable since my cousin play it roughly ne. no Doubt..
the phone looks good,havent owned 1 yet, wana knw if it plays gta*san andreas with the psp graphics b.cause thats like the only game i would die for.
I got mines for my brithday, i love it.
It's definitely fast, handles many games smoothly. Throughout the one month i owned it, it has only frozen on me once and it was on startup. I guess it's understandable.
Gaming is actually easier with the playstation buttons and the commercials were right, it doesn't ruin your gaming experience by blocked half of the screen with your thumbs.
It's just my opinions but i say android>apple. I have apple devices. it's sad and true.
akkirokks, 03 Feb 2012hey guys m confused between xperia play , htc desire and samsung galaxy R .. can somebody plea... moreNo doubts there my friend... already tried the HTC and the Galaxy, and i am truly in love with the Xperia Play.. read my post a few lines below to see what you can do with it..
Hope I helped
Helo. Can i play facebook holdem poker in this phone or any android phone ? Reaily need to know.
slayer11, 03 Feb 2012Whats the diffrence between CDMA and normal xperia play? I wanna get this phone..but not sure... moreRuns just fine. Not as fast as dual core phones. Unique design. Where else can you get that?
hey guys m confused between xperia play , htc desire and samsung galaxy R .. can somebody please suggest me the best one :) ???!!
Whats the diffrence between CDMA and normal xperia play?
I wanna get this phone..but not sure about it Can anyone tell me hows it's performance?