Xperia Play is a device that has been talked a lot about during recent months. And for a good reason. Xperia Play is an interesting mix of a smartphone and a game console.

When Sony Ericsson Xperia Play smartphone will be released in March, there will be 50 games for the device available by default. There are many famous and popular games among these. It is known that the supported games include Assassin’s Creed, Guitar Hero, Battlefield, Dead Space, Dungeon Defender, The Sims and Fifa 10.

As we already mentioned, Xperia Play will be released in the United States in March. Customers in Europe will probably have to wait until April to be able to buy it.

Xperia Play Tech Specs

The smartphone runs on a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor that  can run games at a 60 frames per second framerate.

There is 400 MB of integrated memory in the device, which is expandable with microSD up to 32GB (8GB card will be included in the package).

Xperia Play features a 4.0 inch capacitive LCD touchscreen with a 480×854 pixel resolution and 16.7 million colors.  It also has a 5.1 megapixel camera with autofocus, flash, image stabilizer, geotagging and video recording capability.

In terms of connectivity, it is backed by the HSPA network to Wi-Fi (you can play with your friends over WIFI connection), Bluetooth and A-GPS. On the left side there is a 3.5 mm jack for headphones and a micro-USB port, while on the right side we find that the volume and other buttons for gaming.
The Xperia Play has a video output that allows you play the games on a TV screen for example. It weighs 175 grams and its dimensions are 119 x 62 x 16 mm. It also has got stereo speakers, but these doesn’t seem to be very powerful as the device is quite small. It would be a better idea to use decent headphones instead.

The phone has a sliding controller board like we have seen on phones with a physical QWERTY keyboard.

Xperia Play Video Review

Xperia Play battery life

Sony Ericsson says that it is possible to play with the device for 5 and a half hours without having to recharge it.
Talking with the phone drains the battery a bit less. Manufacturer promises that the phone battery enables 8 hours and 25 minutes of talk time and 425 hours of stand-by.

Xperia Play Price
The exact price of Xperia Play is not yet known, but it has been suggested that it could be around $750 USD or 550 Euros without a contract.

Xperia Play Games list

The full list of games on Sony Ericsson Xperia Play is not yet known, but some titles have already slipped through:

  • Assassin’s Creed
  • Guitar Hero 6
  • Battlefield
  • Dead Space
  • Dungeon Defender
  • The Sims
  • Fifa 10
  • Bruce Lee
  • Asphalt Racing
  • Gun Brothers
  • Super KO Boxing 2
  • Family Guy Timewarped
  • Millionaire City

Conclusion
In addition to gaming, this phone has so many features, that it can be difficult to put the device away from your hands for a while. For example, you can listen your favourite music with your own headphones, take pictures or surf the net. At the same time you can also stay informed with the latest news via twitter, facebook and the like. You can also take photos or videos with the camera and send them to your friends via bluetooth.
The game features combined with the latest version of Android OS  Gingerbread 2.3 show that this is definately going to be a device worth buying.

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