Sony Ericsson Xperia Play

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Key Features

  • Android v2.3
  • Performance

  • Display

  • Camera

  • Battery

  • 400 MB + 32 GB Expandable
  • Available

What makes Sony Ericsson Xperia Play unique?

  • The best1 Sony Ericsson phone with 5 MP camera
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Buy For

  • Fast processor
  • Nice Camera 

Beware Of

  • Low Internal memory 

A superb Android gaming phone

Sony Xperia Play flaunts a 4-inch TFT Capacitive Multi-Touch Display which exhibits a display resolution of 480 x 854 pixels along with a pixel density of 245 ppi. It runs on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) operating system and gets powered with 1Ghz Single-Core Scorpion Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 processor coupled with 512MB of RAM along with Adreno 205 GPU.
The Xperia Play boasts a 5MP Rear camera with LED Flash with Autofocus, Digital Image Stabilization and Geo Tagging features along with a VGA Front Camera for video calling.
On the connectivity front, Sony Xperia Play includes 3G, GPS with A-GPS, Glonass, Bluetooth, WiFi, USB and DLNA as its features. It has been fueled with a 1500 mAh battery 


Sony Xperia Play is one of the first gaming phones to arrive in the Indian market. The fast processor and GPU promise to deliver a great performance. However, Sony Xperia Sola and Xperia Play 4G may also be considered. 

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Sony Ericsson Xperia Play Specifications


Brand Sony Ericsson
Model Xperia Play
Operating System Android v2.3
SIM Slot(s) Single SIM, GSM
Network 3G: Available, 2G: Available


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Dimensions 119 (H) x 62 (W) x 16 (T) mm
Weight 175 grams


Screen Size
4 inches (10.16 cm)
Screen Resolution
480 x 854 pixels
Pixel Density
245 ppi
Display Type
Touch Screen Capacitive Touchscreen


Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 MSM8255
1 GHz, Qualcomm Snapdragon
Adreno 205
380 MB


Internal Memory
400 MB
Expandable Memory
Up to 32 GB


Main Camera

5 MP Primary Camera
LED Flash
Image Resolution 2592 x 1944 Pixels
Camera Features
Digital Zoom, Smile detection, Digital image stabilization

Front Camera

0.3 MP Front Camera


1500 mAh
Type Li-ion
Up to 6.41(3G) / Up to 8.41(2G)
Standby Time
Up to 413(3G) / Up to 425(2G)

Network & Connectivity

Network Support
3G, 2G
3G Speed:



Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n
Wi-Fi Features
Mobile Hotspot
with A-GPS

Special Features

Other Sensors Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass

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85 Expert Reviews for Sony Ericsson Xperia Play

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  • Sony Ericsson Xperia Play review
    Vlad Savov
    | engadget

    In terms of the hardware that makes the wheels go round, the Xperia Play relies on a 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon chip, which comes with an Adreno 205 GPU. Neither is a slouch, but it\'s obvious that more could, and perhaps should, have been included in this bargain. Looking around at the spring / summertime smartphone landscape, a potential Play buyer will be confronted by Motorola\'s Atrix and Droid Bionic, LG\'s Optimus 2X and Optimus 3D, ...

  • Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY Android Smartphone Review
    31 May 2011 | the-gadgeteer

    Smartphones with slide out keyboards are not unusual. But the same can`t be said about a smartphone with a slide out gaming controller. The Sony Xperia PLAY (aka the Playstation Phone) from Sony Ericsson and Verizon Wireless is an Android powered......

    Pros: Controller makes this phone feel like a dedicated gaming device ; Nice camera ; Great sound quality

    Cons: Volume button placement not optimal ; Controller doesn`t work with all games ; Display could be brighter ; Notification LED oddly placed

    Verdict: With its 1GHz processor, this phone is as snappy as my Droid X as far as scrolling through apps, launching apps, etc. Battery life seems to be on par with other 1GHz phones Iu2019ve reviewed. That means you will want to charge it every night if you a...

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11 User Reviews for Sony Ericsson Xperia Play

Overall User Rating (4.4 Out of 5 based on 61 ratings)


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  • Personal experience on play
    Mukul Saklani
    Personal experience on play
    14 Sep 2012
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    Overall: i am having this phone and My experience with it has a mixture of feeling . plus points - it is a first play station approved cell phone great gaming graphics , good looks , good 4 inch screen with great touch and the slider will never let you feel away from the psp. Negative points- its very bulky and the lower android version and the lower internal memory will make you frustrated some time.

  • Awesome Phone D
    Srinivasa Rao
    Awesome Phone D
    04 Apr 2012
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    Overall: I bought this phone 2 weeks ago.... Recieved within 2 days after placing order. Manufacturing date on box I recieved is March 2011. This must have been the first batch of phones released in market. The phone is awesome.... am in love with it... The only problem am facing with this phone is battery life. Battery discharges in less than a day. So, need to charge it everyday or carry charger always.

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