The Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY is a truly excellent device. It’s quick and responsive, an entertainment powerhouse that also has a very good camera and great sound and call quality. It’s a bit thicker and bulkier than comparable smartphones, but not too heavy. The gaming experience is top notch, and the controls work very well. The only real trade-off is that those gaming controls take the place of a physical QWERTY keyboard, but if you’re a gamer you’ll be glad to make that trade.
I can easily recommend this phone for gamers who want an all-in-one device. It’s the first real gaming phone, and there’s a good selection of PlayStation-certified games that are compatible with it. And when it’s time for a little work, the Xperia PLAY still has you covered. Sounds like a win-win to me.
- Great screen
- Excellent sound quality
- Surprisingly good gaming controls
- Very good call quality
- Very good battery life
- Relatively large and bulky, though comparable to other modern smartphones
- No zoom functionality on the camera