Review: Sony Ericsson Xperia Play
The Xperia Play's shooter does an excellent job at taking pictures. In challenging shooting environments, with a full-force morning sun, it still managed to capture a lot of detail without letting the bright spots become completely blown out. Color representation and white balance were perfect in every shot. I noticed that exposure was off in one shot, but the rest were all good. My only complaint is that some of the images were a little soft with respect to focus, though most were nice and sharp. You'll gladly want to share the images you capture with the Xperia Play.
The Xperia Play shoots video at a maximum resolution of 800 x 480. That means no HD video for you, and that's a shame.
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The quality of the video was not nearly as good as that of the camera. While color, exposure, and white balance all looked good, focus and clarity were way off. There's plenty of digital noise, and detail is lost throughout with the blocky appearance of the footage I capture. It's not terrible, and will surely get the job done in the pinch, but so many other Android phones can snag HD video that this is a bit of a let-down.
We go hands-on with the new Xperia Play from Sony Ericsson, the Android / PlayStation gaming phone coming soon to Verizon Wireless. Does it live up to the hype of a Super Bowl ad?
We're live from the Sony Ericsson press conference at MWC, where they've promised to spill full details on the Xperia Play Android gaming phone.
May 1, 2012
Verizon Wireless is offering a system update to the Sony Xperia Play gaming Android smartphone. The update adds continuous auto-focus when shooting 720p HD video, improves the user experience when loading games, and lets owners use the right trigger button as a camera/shutter control.
Mar 30, 2012
Sony today indicated via its web site that it will push the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update to the Xperia arc S, neo V, and ray starting in mid-April. The update will be distributed over the course of four to six weeks.
Mar 28, 2012
A company called Graphics Properties Holdings recently filed a lawsuit against Apple, HTC, LG, RIM, Samsung, and Sony, alleging that the companies' products violate its intellectual property. Specifically, the lawsuit covers a patent pertaining to how mobile devices process data and text into pixels on a display.