Sony Ericsson’s Xperia Play, called the PlayStation phone by some, is not a dream anymore. It is genuine. This is one of the most desirable and intriguing handsets to visit the mobile world in a long time. Get a quick look at the Xperia Play here in this short article.
This is the world’s first gaming smartphone and even though it will not be called by the name Playstation, it will still be very similar to it. The size of the Xperia Play is close to a regular smartphone.
Besides being crafted with high quality, the screen on the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play is sporting a good amount of clarity. It has 480 by 854 pixels of resolution, which beats those popular Samsung Galaxy smartphones. The four inch screen is not made from AMOLED though, it is made from the older LCD material. It shows no accelerometer yet, but there is no doubt this game playing smartphone has one. The big feature, the game pads, slide-out from under the screen just like a manual keyboard. They have two large directional rocker pads and a large digital Dpad in between them. The other buttons are the select and start like a regular Playstation. It is very well made with metallic backgrounds and a look similar to a PSP. Game play is responsive and commensurate with a higher caliber machine.
The hardware for the Xperia Play is typical smartphone fare. It has a one gigahertz processor. It is a Scorpion ARM v7 with an embedded Adreno 205 GPU ( Graphical Processing Unit ). The RAM for all that is rated at 512 megabytes and internal memory is a paltry 400 megabytes. Sony does extend a hand and include a free eight gigabyte flash card with the smartphone. A card up to a maximum of 32 gigabytes can be used.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play has a nice list of wireless features. There is Wi-Fi and not just regular Wi-Fi, but with DLNA and with a hotspot service. This means the Play can serve up Wi-Fi to other devices. If you are not yet familiar with DLNA, it is the ability to send a wireless multimedia signal to a nearby monitor or television. Can you play games on the TV with the Xperia Play ? It looks like the answer to that may be; “Yes.”. If not, it is assured that you will be able to send a video to a nearby television without having to use a cable, thanks to DLNA. Bluetooth is included, as well as GPS. For wired connections there is a 3.5 millimeter head phone jack and a Micro USB jack. There is no word on if the Xperia Play has a FM radio or not.
The operating system is Google Android 2.3 Gingerbread version. The battery is a 1500 mAh size for five hours and a half of game play or six and a half hours of talk time on a UMTS network. No prices are announced, but this will be launched in March with Verizon wireless, “Big Red” getting first dibs. Sony Ericsson Xperia Play was launched on the 31st of March in UK with a price tag of £539.99. While Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play price in India will be around Rs.32000 and available for pre-order through FlipKart.