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Sony Ericsson Xperia Play (Black)

  • SKU: 208958
  • , EAN: 7311271318095
  • , Brand: Sony Ericsson
  • This product has been discontinued, the information below is for reference purposes only.

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Sony Ericsson Xperia Play Features

The Android smartphone with everything you need, and the one thing you want. Sony Ericsson's Xperia Play is the long awaited PlayStation phone, tailored towards those who want to combine hardcore gaming with a high-quality handset. Push the springed screen upwards and you uncover familiar PlayStation-style controls, complete with a pair of shoulder buttons, which is comfortable to hold for extended gaming sessions. The Xperia Play comes with some quality games pre-installed and a new PlayStation app that gives access to the PlayStation Suite, Sony's new gaming platform and download store that promises to bring PlayStation games to Android 2.3 and above handsets. The Xperia Play will massively boost Android's gaming credentials.

It isn't just about the Playstation controls though; the Xperia Play comes with an excellent 4 inch 854 x 480 pixel resolution multitouch LCD screen. There's also stereo speakers, and a 5 megapixel camera with sharp pictures, as well as a front facing camera for video calls and pictures. Sony Ericsson have used the Android operating system (Gingerbread) for a superb mobile experience and plenty of goodies, including access to the tens thousands of apps in the Android Market and Google Maps.

Features you'll love:

  • The first Playstation phone, with dedicated slide out game controls and touch joysticks and superb graphics and audio
  • Android powered smartphone running Gingerbread, the latest and fastest version yet
  • Superbly bright and clear 4 inch touch screen with WVGA Display (854 x 480 resolution)
  • Comes with five games pre-installed, plus access to an ever-growing selection in dedicated store
  • Smart 5MP rear camera and front-facing VGA camera
  • 8.5 hours talk time and 415 hours standby

What we say:

This gaming-controller packing smartphone is an Android-powered winner; you get all the benefits of a great gaming device wrapped up with a high spec Android smartphone. The large multitouch screen is smooth and responsive to use, and as the first Playstation certified Android phone, with access to the Playstation Suite, you'll be able to play a curated selection of PlayStation classics, and original games from the PlayStation Store.

Manufacturer's description:

The latest Google apps on your Android mobile:
Never get lost again. Explore cities and sights with 3D maps. Use Google Voice Search™ to call, text and more. With your Xperia PLAY Android mobile, there's no need to type. Just speak. Want more? Get the apps you need from Android Market.

"So, is this the PlayStation phone?":
Once a fantasy. Now a reality. The first PlayStation certified Android smartphone gives you incredible graphics, great sound and real game controller. This phone is not actually named "the PlayStation phone" though - we call it Xperia PLAY.

Xperia PLAY - geared up for immersive gaming:
What's your thrill? Slide out the controls of your Xperia PLAY and get behind the wheel of a race car. Or jump into a street fight. Challenge your friends: Xperia PLAY supports multiplayer gaming. In addition to the pre-loaded games, you'll find an ever-growing selection of additional titles available for download.

Real game control:
Feel the action with real console controls - dedicated gaming keys, shoulder buttons and an analogue touch joystick. And to make the gaming experience complete, Xperia PLAY provides superb stereo sound and support for multi-player gaming.

PlayStation certified:
The Xperia PLAY is the first PlayStation certified Android smartphone. It's built on the gaming expertise of Sony Computer Entertainment.

Powered by Android (Gingerbread):
Multi-tasking. Wi-Fi. A refreshed user interface and keyboard improvements. Your Xperia PLAY is powered by Android (Gingerbread), the fastest Android version to date.

More than 100,000 apps for download:
Sports, anyone? Or ready to get down to business? Get the latest Google apps from Android Market.

Straight to YouTube:
Think that funny moment you just caught on video deserves a wider audience? Upload it to YouTube for all to see, straight from your phone. Or just view clips whenever you feel like it.

Search the web the easy way:
A cheap hotel for your weekend break? Game reviews? Find what you want on the web with Google Voice Search. You can also use your voice to navigate, send a text message and more.

Incredible graphics:
Crisp colours and silky-smooth 3D gaming graphics: the 4" capacitive multi-touch screen is powered by a Snapdragon graphic processor.

Keep in touch with Google services:
Use Gmail to get your email wherever you are and even sync multiple email accounts. In a hurry? Send an instant message through Google Talk.

In the box:

  • Sony Ericsson Xperia Play phone
  • Battery
  • USB Mains Charger
  • MicroUSB Data Cable
  • 8GB microSD Memory Card
  • Stereo Headset
  • User Guide
  • Release Date: Monday 3rd October 2011
  • Shipping Weight: 0.40kg

Technical Details

  • Processor:
    • Chipset: Qualcomm 8655 Scorpian
    • Speed: 1Ghz
    • 3D Accleration: Adreno 205
  • Battery:
    • Talk Time: 8.5 hrs
    • Standby Time: 415 hrs
    • Capacity: 1500 mAh
  • Display:
    • Resolution: WVGA (854x 480 pixels)
    • Size: 4 inches
    • Touch Sensitive(Capactive)
    • TFT
  • Camera:
    • 5 megapixels (with auto-focus)
    • Digital Zoom
    • LED Flash
    • Image Stabilsation
    • Smile Shutter
    • Blink Detection
    • Geo Tagging
    • Face Recognition
  • Video:
    • Recording Resolution: HD (720p)
    • Recording Speed: 30fps
    • Video Zoom
    • LED Video Light
    • Supported formats: MP4, 3GP, DivX, XviD
    • Video Streaming - upload to YouTube
  • Music:
    • Supported formats: MP3, AAC, eAAC+ & WMA
    • FM Radio (RDS)
  • Messaging:
    • SMS
    • MMS (with video)
    • E-mail (POP3, IMAP4, Exchange, GMail)
    • Instant Messaging (Google Talk)
  • Social Networking:
    • Twitter
    • Facebook
    • TimeScape Social Network Stream
  • Memory:
    • 400MB (RAM)
    • microSDHC (memory card)
  • Call Features:
    • Hands Free
    • Caller ID
    • Voice Dialling
  • Connectivity:
    • 2G: 850/900/1800/1900 Mhz (Quadband)
    • 3G: 900/2100 (Dual-band) - WiFi (802.11 b/g/N)
    • HSDPA (14.4 Mbps)
    • HSUPA (3.6 Mbps)
    • Bluetooth (2.1)
    • microUSB
    • 3.5mm Audio Connector
  • Navigation:
    • AGPS
    • Digital Compass
    • Google Maps
  • Sensors:
    • Accelerometer
    • Proximity Sensor
    • Light Sensor
  • Games:
    • PlayStation Certified Game Controls
    • PlayStation Dashboard
    • PlayStation Games Store

User Reviews

  • by DIGITAL G
  • 21 May 2012



  • by Andrew
  • 13 December 2011

Wonderful service, brilliant product

Been meaning to send you feedback on the service. I just wanted to thank you guys for the speedy work; it was also friendly, I did not have troubles at all. I've been too busy enjoying my Christmas present, it came earlier than I had initially expected. I'd love to buy again soon! As for the product, The Xperia Play is awesome, I love the graphics, the physical design on it is not combersum. I also love the way it looks. Big ups to both Sony Ericsson for the brilliant product, and Expansys for the wonderful service they offered me.

  • by Jon
  • 08 November 2011

Excellent Phone

Very nice phone. I am very happy with the Android OS. Games are also latest.

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