Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play SIM Free Review

The Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play has been a long time coming and it has been rumoured under other names such as the PlayStation Phone or the PSPhone. The XPERIA Play has now arrived and has a huge amount of features. Some of the more popular and well know features are a stunning display, HD Camera and Google Android Gingerbread.

The main feature of the Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play SIM Free is that it can play amazing PlayStation games. The phone has a dedicated PlayStation game application, so you can download games straight to your phone and enjoy them on the move. The games are a pleasure to play on the slide out controller, which looks like a classic PlayStation controller with the D-Pad and “shape” buttons. The PlayStation app that comes included on the phone has access to a vast number of games including some PSOne classics and dedicated XPERIA Play games.

Looking at the specs, this phone boasts a powerful 1GHz processor, so you will find that your games will play incredibly smoothly. The phone also has 512Mb of RAM, supporting the powerful processor. With specs like this coupled with the Google Android operating system, the end result is a very capable phone, which handles multi-tasking easily.

Another important part of the phone is the camera. The still camera has a 5 megapixel resolution, and while this may seem low for modern phones, it still takes some very defined photos. If you’re into shooting videos, the camera can handle 720p HD video. Videos shot on the Play look great both on the phone, and on a bigger screen such as a computer or TV.

The Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play comes with Google Android 2.3 aka “Gingerbread”. This version is a significant improvement on the old 2.2 version, and is possibly one of the fastest operating systems around today. There are tonnes of fun and productive apps included on the phone as standard, but you also have access to Android Market where you can find some amazing apps. Luckily, a vast majority of Google Android apps are free!

In conclusion, the Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play is an innovative phone capable of playing some incredible games which look great on the high resolution display. This phone is easily the benchmark for mobile gaming. Not just a games console, the phone is a very capable Android handset which runs quickly and is very usable.