Pros Android Operating System
Gamepad is small but extremely well suited for emulators
Built in games are very fun
Several apps already developed specifically for the Xperia Play (Camera Mod App)
The undisputed 'King of Emulation'. Snes, NES, GBA and other
Cons Touchscreen isn't as responsive as expected, however isn't bad at all
Touch'pads' on the gamepad, while sensitive and responsive, dont give you any easy tactile information where they end. they beg to be used like joysticks but the only way your fingers
Summary Dont be fooled; this isn't a gaming console with phone capabilities. If you'd like that then wait for more information to come out on the Playstation Vita and it may be what your looking for.
This is a phone with a gamepad in it. The built in games are fun, the reasonably powerful, and of course its android which is a great thing! however this phone's potential for emulation is what really makes it worthwhile. Playing Metal Gear for the NES on a Playstation phone just feels right. its great to be able to not only enjoy all of the games on the Android Market but also enjoy all of the Atari-era, GBA, SNES, NES, N64 and other console's libraries through emulation. This phone is definitively the king of emulation. While it is above average in most of its characteristics its the potential that really makes the Xperia shine.
Like all android phones it requires regular maintenance: cache cleaning, occasional softwipes and rare factory resets in order to keep it running at its optimal potential. Also the compass and gyroscopes seem to be permanently calibrated at an extremely high sensitivity; which makes motion controlling in games easier but navigational applications like compasses and augmented reality apps that use the gyroscopes have to rely entirely on GPS data; which makes some applications unusable.
All in all The Xperia is a phone that knows its audience and does a rather good job at catering to them. In most other areas (with the exception of navigation and AR) it performs above average as most Android handsets do, but its potential in gaming is where it really shines and its certainly a unique find among the monolithic black-slab android lineup Verizon has currently.
"Awesome Phone"on by celestial4
Pros Great battery life, fast download speeds, great steaming for you tube videos, games, and music, no more lag, crisp and clear pictures, nice sound quality, nice chrome look, screen very responsive for messaging. 100x faster than my last 3g droid incredible
Cons Battery cover is flimsy, easy to break.
Too much fun, might take your life away.
My friends are very jealous.
Summary To tell you the truth, I was worried about getting this phone from the reviews. I wanted to wait for the higher quality 4g, but this phone is plenty fast for me. I don't mind the shiny chrome plastic, it would be too heavy if it were real metal. The plastic screen makes messaging more responsive. I actually prefer the plastic screen over unresponsive glass. I can definitely deal with this phone for the next 2 years, and maybe even longer. Don't need to wait for the 4g.
Pros MY main reason for the 4 stars compared to all other andriod devices ive owned( which i enjoyed all) is the battery life, simply amazing vs other phones ive had
works just as good as all other andriod's
im not a huge gamer, but on the occasion when i do p
Cons texting on the keyboard like most touchscreen units sucks ( possibly due to my large hands )
Summary bottom line phone does leave something more to desire, unsure of what it is and yes i may have inflated the 4 star rating but ive had no crashes nor problems as ive experienced on other phones and most importantly the battery life is what keeps me holding on to Xperia play.
Pros Gamepad is perfect
Cons nothing lacking
Summary very worthwhile. i love my xperia play.
Pros Preloaded with Android Gingerbread 2.3, The Sony Playstation certified Gaming pad, the fast processor, the price and the spring loaded slide mechanism is great!
Cons Phone quality is on the fence, browser can lag at times, only single core processor (despite its quickness), No zoom on the camera(s), front facing camera can be dim, and virtual keyboard can be glitchy.
Summary The Sony Ericson Xperia Play is a great gaming device, but lacks the support of even older non-smart phones that should have been common sense by now. Features like Camera Zoom do not exist on this phone. Rather strange. But this phone is another joy in my honest opinion. I'm not much of a "calling" person. I text more and that had no problems at all. For a detailed review, go to some other place. But as for me, i say the phone is great itself, and has many ups, with minimum downs.