Sony Ericsson Xperia Play R800i Unlocked Phone and Gaming Device with Android OS and Slide-Out Gamepad

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  • Brand: Sony Ericsson
  • Category: Model Phone
  • camera pixels: 5M
  • screen size: 4.0"

Xperia PLAYNeed a super-efficient, full-featured smartphone? And what if it also had real game controls? You've got it. The Xperia PLAY. A PlayStation Certified Android smartphone that lets you immerse yourself in the games you want. The first PlayStation Certified Android smartphone gives you incredible graphics, great sound and real game controller. This phone is not actually named "the PlayStation phone" though - we call it Xperia PLAY. Slide out the controls of your Xperia PLAY and get behind the wheel of a race car. Or jump into a street fight. Challenge your friends: Xperia PLAY supports multi-player gaming. In addition to the pre-loaded games, you'll find an ever-growing selection of additional titles available for download.

  • Unlocked quad-band GSM cell phone with US/International 3G plus GPRS/EDGE connectivity (not compatible with CDMA carriers like Verizon Wireless, Alltel and Sprint)
  • 3G-enabled, Android 2.3-powered PlayStation gaming smartphone with slide-out game controls, and 4-inch multi-touch screen
  • 1 GHz processor; Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking; Bluetooth connectivity; GPS navigation; 5-MP camera with HD 720p video capture;
  • Up to 7.7 hours of talk time, up to 400 hours (14.5 days) of standby time; released in March, 2011
  • What's in the Box: handset, rechargeable battery, charger, USB cable, quick start guide
GENERAL 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100
  HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 / 800
Announced 2011, February
Status Available. Released 2011, March
BODY Dimensions 119 x 62 x 16 mm (4.69 x 2.44 x 0.63 in)
Weight 175 g (6.17 oz)
DISPLAY Type LED-backlit LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 480 x 854 pixels, 4.0 inches (~245 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
  - Touch-sensitive gaming controls
- PSP like gaming buttons
- Timescape UI
SOUND Alert types Vibration, MP3 ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack Yes
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 32 GB, 8 GB included
Internal 400 MB, 512 MB RAM
DATA GPRS Up to 80 kbps
EDGE Up to 237 kbps
Speed HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP, EDR
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0, USB On-the-go
CAMERA Primary 5 MP, 2592х1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, image stabilization
Video Yes, 720p
Secondary Yes, VGA
FEATURES OS Android OS, v2.3.4 (Gingerbread)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon
CPU 1 GHz Scorpion
GPU Adreno 205
Sensors Accelerometer, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML5, Adobe Flash
Radio No
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
Colors Black, White, Stealth Blue (for Play 4G), Orange
  - Dedicated game store
- SNS integration
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player
- MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV player
- Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk
- Organizer
- Document viewer/editor
- Voice memo/dial/commands
- Predictive text input (Swype)
BATTERY   Li-Ion 1500 mAh battery
Stand-by Up to 425 h (2G) / Up to 413 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 8 h 25 min (2G) / Up to 6 h 25 min (3G)
Music play Up to 31 h
Carlos Escalante Gomez 4.0
59 of 61 people found the following review helpful
PROS: Beautiful phone. Impresive screen. Wi-FI, Bluetooth, GPS, Internet all work fine. Call audio excellent, good reception. A gamer must. Easy to use and get used to. Comes with a 8GB microSD.CONS: Game controler is a little small (and I don't have big hands). Also a little heavier than other phones. But the real problem is that sometimes while calling the screen goes blank, so you don't have access to any function, then things come back to normal (so i guess it must be something in the softw ... are). Also while playing, all of a sudden the game has shut down and automaticaly gone back to the home screen. Not very frequent but should be a perfect phone of this price.17/06/2011: A software update has practiaclly fixed all the bugs. No more closing programs or problems with the phone calls. Very happy indeed. More >
Jose 5.0
37 of 41 people found the following review helpful
This phone is great for gamers, I love it. This phone is at Costa Rica and works with ICE SIMCARDEste teléfono es genial, me encanta. Este teléfono está en Costa Rica y funciona con el SIM del ICE
Anthony M. Collazo 5.0
29 of 32 people found the following review helpful
have been playing video games since I could hold a regular NES controller in my hands. When smart phone's first came out there was no way I was going to purchase one when my psp could do everything they could, and had quality games for it. Finally I have the best of both worlds despite what another review on amazon states. The phone works great it is loud and clear. The phone doesn't come with a really great line up of games unless your a sims fan, but it comes with perfect controls to fit all t ... he wonderful apps. Through the android market you can find a emulator for the playstation 1, GBA, SNES, N64, ATARAI, NES, GBC, and many more. Despite the playstaion network not being on this phone through the emulators it is really easy to play all your favorite games that you already own through the emulators. I have nothing negative to say about this phone. Its not the most advanced smartphone available, but its hands down the best gaming phone available. If only the playstation Vita would double as a phone. AS ALWAYS DO NOT DOWNLOAD A ROM FOR A GAME YOU DO NOT ALREADY OWN THAT IS PIRATING. More >