Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY: Conclusion

June 24, 2011 by Jen Edwards Reads (29,232)
Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Service, Warranty & Support
    • 9
    • Ease of Use
    • 10
    • Design
    • 10
    • Performance
    • 10
    • Value
    • 9
    • Total Score:
    • 9.60
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10


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.

Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAYI 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



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