Review: Sony Ericsson Xperia Play
The Xperia Play is an interesting beast. The hardware is unfortunately typical of Sony Ericsson's recent handsets, which is to say not that great. I had real issues with the buttons and controls, and the overall quality that I like from a handset just isn't there.
Further, it doesn't perform up to par on some of the basic tasks, such as signal quality, browsing, messaging, and battery life.
If you can overlook the hardware and basic performance issues, the Xperia Play is a good gaming device and serves as an excellent camera. While not a lot of software is preloaded, the Android Market makes up for that deficit a bit, and the Xperia Play is a solid multimedia phone.
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Bottom line? If you're a hardcore gamer, like the idea of the dedicated gaming controls, and are willing to forgive the Xperia Play's hardware missteps, then the Xperia Play is at least worth demoing at your local Verizon store. If you're only a casual gamer, though, there's nothing about the Xperia Play that really makes it a worthwhile pick over a standard Android handset.
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