Sony Xperia Play

Thursday, December 20, 2012

/ by Aman Banka

Sony Xperia Play - Price: Rs.21155 [ Indian Market Price ]

Key Features

  1. Android v2.3 (Gingerbread) OS
  2. 4-inch Capacitive Touchscreen
  3. 5.1 MP Primary Camera
  4. 0.3 MP Secondary Camera
  5. 1 GHz Qualcomm Scorpion Processor
  6. 2G and 3G Network Support
  7. Wi-Fi Enabled
  8. Expandable Storage Capacity of 32 GB

The Sony Xperia PLAY, as the name suggests, is a phone that has dedicated itself to quality gaming. The Xperia PLAY is a touchscreen phone with a slider that opens up PSP like gaming controls. This phone comes loaded with Android v2.3 (Gingerbread) operating system and has a 1GHZ Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. The Xperia PLAY from Sony has 512 MB RAM built in to the phone.The Xperia PLAY has a4-inch capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels.

The Xperia PLAY has a 5 megapixel camera. The phone also has a 0.3 megapixel secondary camera that enables you to video chat and works well for self-portraits. The camera has an image stabilization feature in addition to an autofocus and a LED flash that give you the platform to take good pictures. The Xperia PLAY also supports video playback and recording.


The Xperia PLAY from Sony is designed keeping your gaming needs in mind. The top of the phone has a standard lock and switch off button. On the left side of the phone is a 3.5 mm audio jack and on the right side of the phone is a volume rocker to control your volume during calls. The Sony Xperia PLAY smartphone has an accelerometer for UI auto-rotate and a proximity sensor for auto turn-off.

multi-touch input method feature on your Xperia PLAY handset allows you to work and play more effectively. The dedicated gaming controls and the TFT touchscreen combined, are aimed at giving you a complete gaming experience.

Storage and Capacity

The Xperia PLAY has an internal memory of 400 MB. The memory of this smartphone can beexpanded up to 32 GB with the help of a microSD card. The phone is powered by a Li-Ion battery that has a capacity of 1500 mAh. The phone when fully charged gives you a talk time of 8 hours on 2G and 6 hours on 3G. The phone also promises to give you a standby time of 425 hours on 2G and 413 hours on 3G.

Connectivity and Features

The Xperia PLAY supports GPRS, 3G, EDGE and Wi-Fi technology with which you can access the Internet. Bluetooth facility and a USB port is also present on the phone to help you connect to other devices and share files. Although the PLAY from Sony is known for gaming, this handset can be used to meet business needs. The Sony phone has a Pushmail facility and also supports applications like document Viewer and document Editor.

The Timescape UI displays your latest e-mails, text messages, and social media alerts for various contacts in a flowing design. This ensures that you are always systematically informed on what is happening at work and never left out a conversation with friends. AGPS enabled on this handset lets you find your way to any place you want to be.

Specifications of Sony Xperia Play -

In Sales PackageHandset, Battery, Charger, Headset, 8 GB microSD Card,
Data Cable, Pouch, Screen Protector, Memory Stick,
User Manual
Touch ScreenYes, Capacitive
Business FeaturesDocument Viewer, Document Editor,
Pushmail (ActiveSync, SyncML, Google Sync)
Call FeaturesConference Call, Loudspeaker
Handset ColorsBlack & White
Operating FreqGSM - 850, 900, 1800, 1900; UMTS 2100
OSAndroid v2.3 (Gingerbread)
User InterfaceTimescape
Processor1 GHz Qualcomm Scorpion
GraphicsAdreno 205
Size4 Inches
ResolutionFWVGA, 854 x 480 Pixels
Color16 M
Primary CameraYes, 5.1 Megapixel
Secondary CameraYes, 0.3 Megapixel
Video RecordingYes
Other Camera FeaturesGeo-tagging, Auto Focus, Video Light, Send to Web,
Image Stabilizer
Size62x119x16 mm
Weight175 g
TypeLi-Ion, 1500 mAh
Talk Time8 hrs (2G), 6 hrs (3G)
Standby Time425 hrs (2G), 413 hrs (3G)
Included Memory Card8 GB
Expandable MemorymicroSD, upto 32 GB
Memory512 MB RAM
Internet FeaturesEmail
Pre-installed BrowserWAP 2.0
WifiYes, 802.11 b/g/n
WAPYes, v2
USB ConnectivityYes, micro USB, v2
TetheringWi-fi Hotspot
GPS SupportYes, A-GPS with Google Maps
BluetoothYes, Supported Profiles (A2DP)
Audio Jack3.5 mm
Music PlayerYes, Supports MP3, eAAC, WAV
Video PlayerYes, Supports MP4, H.263, H.264, WMV
Call MemoryPractically Unlimited
SMS MemoryYes
Phone Book MemoryPractically Unlimited
SensorsAccelerometer, Proximity Sensor
Additional FeaturesCalender, Calculator, Alarm Clock, Predictive Text Input,
Track ID, Voice Input
Important AppsGoogle Search, Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk
1 year manufacturer warranty for Phone &
6 months warranty for in the box accessories

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