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Sony Xperia PLAY / R800a / R800at / R88i

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1493 reviews of Sony Xperia PLAY / R800a / R800at / R88i. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the size and screen are overall positive. The portability and performance are also appreciated, but the reception and reliability get less positive opinions.

usability, performance, portability, screen, size

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.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 123 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. Reviews about the battery and screen are overall positive. The usability and price also get good comments. Some have doubts about the reliability. There are some mixed comments about the camera.

portability, price, usability, screen, battery

reliability

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

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 301 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. Reviewers really like the durability and price. The portability and usability also get good feedback. Opinions are divided on the reception, and some have doubts about the reliability.

performance, usability, portability, price, durability

reliability

80% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (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. Some have doubts about the usability and durability.

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durability, usability

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

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : GSM Arena (gsmarena.com)

Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play review: Bring your 'A' game

 

Side-slider with dedicated gaming controls, Quad-band GSM /GPRS/EDGE support, 3G with HSDPA and HSUPA, 4.0" 16M-color capacitive LED-backlit LCD touchscreen of FWVGA resolution (480 x 854 pixels), Android OS v2.3 Gingerbread, 1 GHz Scorpion CPU, Adreno...

CPU and GPU not the best there is, Display has relatively poor viewing angles, Phone is a bit big for one-handed use, Video recording maxes out at WVGA resolution, No FM radio, No smart dialing, No shutter key, No video-calling over 3G

Let’s get one thing straight here. The XPERIA Play is a gaming droid and you shouldn’t get hung up on the less than stellar video and single-core-only CPU. It wasn’t meant to be the flagship in the XPERIA lineup – it’s up to the Arc to shoulder the...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play preview: First look

 

Mobile gaming is at an all-time high thanks to big-screen touch smartphones. But it was when the Sony Ericsson XPERIA PLAY was announced that gamers hearts went aflutter. The PlayStation phone has been rumored ever since Sony joined Ericsson and now...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play review

 

The PlayStation Phone. We've had quite the intimate history with this gamepad-equipped slider, learning of its secretive existence way back in August and the...

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Mar, 2011

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 : 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 : 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

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