Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Sony Xperia PLAY / R800a / R800at / R88i

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1368 reviews of Sony Xperia PLAY / R800a / R800at / R88i. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the screen and size. The portability and performance are also appreciated, but the reception and reliability get less positive reviews.

usability, performance, portability, size, screen

battery, reliability, reception

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia PLAY / R800a / R800at / R88i is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

See all Sony Ericsson Cell Phones

Review analysis

(Based on 1368 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 804 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews

Disclaimer:

Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 441 of 804 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (506)

Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Xperia PLAY / R800a / R800at / R88i

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 134 user reviews of Sony Xperia PLAY / R800a / R800at / R88i from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the screen and usability. The performance and portability also get good feedback. Comments are divided on the camera. Some have doubts about the reliability.

price, portability, performance, usability, screen

reliability

82% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY Sim Free Smart Phone with 8GB Memory CardSony Ericsson Xperia PLAY Sim Free Smart Phone with 8GB Memory Card

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Xperia PLAY / R800a / R800at / R88i

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 295 user reviews of Sony Xperia PLAY / R800a / R800at / R88i from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Comments about the durability and price are on the whole positive. The portability and usability also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the reliability. Opinions are divided on the reception.

performance, usability, portability, price, durability

reliability

81% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Ericsson Xperia Play R800i Unlocked Phone and Gaming Device with Android OS and Slide-Out GamepadSony Ericsson Xperia Play R800i Unlocked Phone and Gaming Device with Android OS and Slide-Out Gamepad

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Sony Xperia PLAY / R800a / R800at / R88i

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sony Xperia PLAY / R800a / R800at / R88i from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. People really like the price, but the usability and durability get less positive reviews.

price

durability, usability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Ericsson R800IEUWH Xperia PLAY PlayStation Certified Android Smartphone with 5MP Camera, Touchscreen, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth - Unlocked Phone - InternaSony Ericsson R800IEUWH Xperia PLAY PlayStation Certified Android Smartphone with 5MP Camera, Touchscreen, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth - Unlocked Phone - Interna

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Kent German (cnet.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play 4G (AT&T) review: Sony Ericsson Xperia Play 4G (AT&T)

 

Editors' note: For this review, we focused on the performance differences between AT&T's phone and the Verizon model. For a full analysis of the Xperia Play's design and features, check out our review of Verizon's Xperia Play .

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play 4G integrates phone and gaming features like no other handset before it. It offers all the essential smartphone features, and call quality is respectable.

Some of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play 4G's gaming controls are unresponsive. It lacks an HDMI-out port, photo quality is poor, and data speeds are unimpressive.

AT&T's Sony Ericsson Xperia Play 4G is ideal for gamers, but we'd prefer to see more-accurate controls, a few more features, and a faster data network.

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Alex Colon (pcmag.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play 4G (AT&T)

 

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play 4G is an excellent phone for gaming, and a solid phone in its own right; just make sure it has games you want to play.

Fantastic gamepad. Good ‘4G’ speeds. Comes with multimedia dock. Inexpensive.

Doesn't play PlayStation games. Big and bulky.

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Armando Rodriguez (pcworld.com)

Xperia Play 4G Review: Mobile Phone Gaming at a Hard-to-Beat Price

 

To the delight of mobile gamers on AT&T, Sony Ericsson has brought the Xperia Play to the carrier's HSPA+ network. When I reviewed the Xperia Play on Verizon, I praised the phone's physical gamepad--a godsend to people like me who hate using...

Slide-out gamepad ; HSPA+ Connectivity

Sub-par camera ; Small internal memory

The Xperia Play 4G is a great gaming device and phone, with a few quirks that can easily be overlooked.

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Ross Miller (theverge.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play (CDMA) review

 

Rumors of a "PlayStation phone" — most likely borne of wishful thinking more than anything else, especially early on — have been lingering for almost as long as I've been writing about gadgets and...

Android 2.3 largely untouched ; Gamepad is snappy ; Crash Bandicoot is still addictive

Bulky ; Menu navigation stutters ; PlayStation Suite needs work

Subpar hardware and a games lineup that leaves much to be desired — with no firm support on horizon

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play (Verizon Wireless) Review

 

Sony PlayStation Portable fanatics looking to consolidate their mobile gaming and messaging devices into one will find a lot to like in the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play. It's a stylish device with a bright and colorful display, and it has performance and...

Fast performance, Big, bright screen, Great for mobile gaming, Long battery life

Small Android buttons, Analog touch joystick not very responsive, Lacks 4G, Doesn't support video chat apps yet

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Mike Isaac (wired.com)

Review: Sony Ericsson Xperia Play

 

Mothers, lock up your gamers. The PlayStation phone has arrived. And while it's a bit on the chubby side, we think that, for Sony Ericsson's...

May, 2011

Expert review by: Kyle Fitzgerald (slashgear.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY Review – To Play or Not to Play?

 

The Xperia Play is being touted as the “World's First PlayStation Certified Smartphone”. Does that make it a good phone? Or even a good gaming system? We've been putting the phone through its paces. Sony Ericsson certainly has a great idea of adding a...

As for my own personal opinion, I think this phone is like a great firework: the fun fades a little too quickly. It’s really neat to show off the game pad and let people play around with it, but it feels more gimmicky than an actual mobile gaming...

May, 2011

Expert review by: Nicole Lee (cnet.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play (Verizon Wireless) review:

 

Although advancements like dual-core processors and gyroscopes are creating convincing and satisfying gameplay on smartphones, there are those who yearn for something closer to a dedicated gaming device. The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play was envisioned as...

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play ships with Android 2.3 Gingerbread without a complicated overlay. It has a slide-out game pad that makes gameplay more immersive, and it comes preloaded with popular game titles like Crash Bandicoot and Asphalt 6. Features...

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play's touch-screen gaming controls are not as responsive and precise as we would like, photo quality is average at best, and it lacks an HDMI port and 4G LTE.

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play is a significant step forward in mobile gaming, but it suffers from key hardware limitations.

May, 2011

Expert review by: Armando Rodriguez (pcworld.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play

 

Sony Ericsson is looking to take mobile gaming to the next level with the Xperia Play Android smartphone ($200 with a new two-year contract on Verizon; price as of May 20, 2011). The Xperia Play features a slide-out gamepad for gamers who want more...

Slide-out gamepad ; Stock Android 2.3

No LTE support ; Small internal memory

The Xperia Play is the phone for gamers, though it may not appeal to everyone else.

May, 2011

Expert review by: Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play (Verizon Wireless)

 

The Android-based Sony Ericsson Xperia Play is a unique phone designed for gaming, and it games well.

Gamepad is a terrific way to play. Latest version of Android. Overall solid specs.

Doesn't integrate with the world of PlayStation. Not the latest graphics hardware. A bit thick and heavy.

May, 2011

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5.1

Design

Standard colour:Black

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Navigation

GPS: Yes

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G standards:HSPA / WCDMA
SIM card capability:Single SIM