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Sony Xperia PLAY / R800a / R800at / R88i

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1437 reviews of Sony Xperia PLAY / R800a / R800at / R88i. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the screen and size. The portability and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the reception and reliability.

usability, performance, portability, size, screen

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia PLAY / R800a / R800at / R88i is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Xperia PLAY / R800a / R800at / R88i

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 135 user reviews of Sony Xperia PLAY / R800a / R800at / R88i from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the screen and usability. The performance and portability are also mentioned favorably. Comments are divided on the camera. There are some less positive reviews about the reliability.

price, portability, performance, usability, screen

reliability

82% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY Sim Free Smart Phone with 8GB Memory CardSony Ericsson Xperia PLAY Sim Free Smart Phone with 8GB Memory Card

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Xperia PLAY / R800a / R800at / R88i

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 323 user reviews of Sony Xperia PLAY / R800a / R800at / R88i from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and price. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably, but opinions are divided on the reception. There are some less positive views about the reliability.

performance, usability, portability, price, durability

reliability

81% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Ericsson Xperia Play R800i Unlocked Phone and Gaming Device with Android OS and Slide-Out GamepadSony Ericsson Xperia Play R800i Unlocked Phone and Gaming Device with Android OS and Slide-Out Gamepad

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Sony Xperia PLAY / R800a / R800at / R88i

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sony Xperia PLAY / R800a / R800at / R88i from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. People really like the price, but the usability and durability get less positive opinions.

price

durability, usability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Ericsson R800IEUWH Xperia PLAY PlayStation Certified Android Smartphone with 5MP Camera, Touchscreen, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth - Unlocked Phone - InternaSony Ericsson R800IEUWH Xperia PLAY PlayStation Certified Android Smartphone with 5MP Camera, Touchscreen, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth - Unlocked Phone - Interna

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Matt Hill (t3.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play review

 

Decent hardware, but in current format doesn't cut it for gaming

Looks pretty stylish ; PlayStation controls

Feels like it's going to break ; Lack of proper PlayStation titles ; Jack of all trades

Despite it being rumoured for nigh-on half a decade, the 'PlayStation Phone' actually feels like it's been rush-released, and as such its compromises mean it falls between two stools. There are better and cheaper handsets for everything other than...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Rhiain Morgan (t3.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play games review

 

Are the games worth the upgrade?

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Matthew Clapham (techradar.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play review

 

The PlayStation Phone finally lands - but can it live up to the hype?

Pleasant feel to button presses ; Attractive chassis ; Strong speakers ; Decent music player

Overpriced ; Poor game selection ; Laggy browser ; Hard to get comfortable grip ; Weighty

The PlayStation phone is the device equivalent of El Dorado, in that it's spent a long time as a golden fable to trot out when conversation slows. Now the fusion of gamepad and Android phone has emerged into the modern world in the form of the Sony...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play: The first five games - Pocket-lint

 

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play is a gaming machine through and through, and to prove that the company is bundling five games pre-installed on the smartphone

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play

 

The Playstation phone is finally here. Is it the ultimate portable gaming experience?

Game controls are excellent, Surprisingly fast interface, Games can look great, Screen is sharp with good viewing angles

Selection of games is limited, Build quality is below par, Screen is a bit dull

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Armando Rodriguez (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play review

 

Sony Ericsson is looking to take mobile gaming to the next level with the Xperia Play Android smartphone. The Xperia Play features a slide-out gamepad for gamers who want more than touchscreen-only controls. Here's our review.

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play will appeal to mobile gamers who are sick of poor touchscreen controls and are looking for a more fulfilling gaming experience on their phone. Currently, only a handful of games are optimised for use with the gamepad, but...

May, 2011

Expert review by: Barry de la Rosa (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play review

 

A good idea, but we're not sure the execution is great enough to bear the weight of a whole new gaming format.

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play review

 

Take a PSP Go and add mobile phone capabilities – but is it game on or game over?

A chunky phone, sure, but it has great gaming features that make its bulk worthwhile

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play Review

 

A chunky phone, sure, but it has great gaming features that make its bulk worthwhile

Ever since the iPhone featured gaming apps, the prospect of a mobile phone that was a full-on games console has been a dream gadget. Other phones had apps that were ideal for quick casual play but har

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Thomas Newton (recombu.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play Review

 

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play – aka the PSP Phone – has got to go down as one of the most anticipated gadgets of all time. Even more than the iPhone we'd wager. Ever since the first PSP hit the shelves,…

Mar, 2011

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1500
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:30.35
Gaming time:5.35 / 5.5
Standby time (2G):425
Standby time (3G):413
Talk time (2G):8.25 / 8.3 / 8.4 / 8.41
Talk time (3G):6.25 / 6.3 / 6.41

Call management

Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice commands: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Geotagging: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):5.1
Night mode: Yes
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5.1
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:0.3
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:480p
Video stabilizer: Yes
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black / White
Form factor:Bar / Slider

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:10.2
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:854 x 480
Display Type:TFT
External display: No
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard layout:QWERTY

Memory

Internal RAM:0.5

Messaging

Chat:No / Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Text prediction system:T9
Text-to-speech message reader: Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3 / MP3 / MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV
FM band range:87.5 - 108
FM radio:No / Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG / BMP, JPG, PNG, TIF
RSS reader: Yes
Speakers:STEREO
Video formats supported:3GP, H.263, H.264, MPEG4

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:800,850,1900,2100 / 800,850,900,1900,2100 / 800,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSPA / HSPA, WCDMA / WCDMA
4G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP / A2DP, AVRCP, GAVDP, HFP, HSF, HSP, OPP, PBAP, SPP / A2DP, AVRCP, GAVDP, HSF, HSP, OPP, PBAP, SPP
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Data network:3.5G, 3G / 3G
EDGE multislot class:12
GPRS multislot class:10
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MiniSIM
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

Active toolbar: Yes
Camera included: Yes
EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Polyphonic ring: Yes
Ringer type:MP3 / Polyphonic
Rotating: Yes
Video Playback: Yes
Voice Recording: Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless Connection: Yes

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Customisable video ring tones: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.3
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Games, Notes, Recorder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Games, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Docking connector: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB A / Micro-USB B
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor architecture:ARM7
Processor family:QUALCOMM
Processor frequency:1
Processor Model:MSM 8255

Software

Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.3

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal Memory:400 / 512
Internal RAM:512
Internal storage capacity:0.4
Maximum memory card size:32
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.6
Height :11.9 / 6.2
Weight:175
Width:11.9 / 6.2