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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 12:28 pm    Post subject: Xperia PLAY Impressions - Part 1 Reply with quote

Xperia PLAY Impressions - Part 1 by Anthony
PALGN Feature: Taking a closer look at Sony Ericsson’s new dedicated gaming phone.
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This is gonna sound a bit OCD, but I wish the screen was symmetrical in placement when viewed horizontally. It really annoys me!!!
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Hmmm, a few things I have noticed...

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The screen doesn’t adjust automatically to light, so brightness should be set at maximum all the time.
Care to elaborate on this?

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Nevertheless, the phone will still require a daily charge, no matter how you use it.
How much power would 4 hours of gaming use up?
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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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^ Says in the article that it will need to be charged daily, which shouldn't be an issue unless you live in the woods.
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Yeah, I reread it so I Edit it to know how much it drains with 4 hours of gaming. I know people who needs to charge their phones twice a day icon_sad.gif . Just curious, I won't be replacing my Desire HD anytime soon anyway icon_biggrin.gif
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I'm covering the gaming side, and 4 hours of gaming (with no other application running at the same time) took somewhere between 30-50% of the battery. Though this could also depend on what the game uses - be it the touch screen, controls, gyrosope and so forth...
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What size is the internal hd? The desire has a 200MB, but that quickly became a problem.

What are the options around here for getting hold of one?

I presume PSN on it is still region locked.


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am i the only one who noticed a random photo of some chocolate cake in the media panel? does the xperia play bake delicious cake as well? if so, i think i know what my next purchase is.
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That would be an example of the phone's photo-taking abilities, friend.
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@Scrav: The phone has 400megs on board, but is packed with an 8gig microSD card. Can't answer the other question and more on the third in the next article icon_wink.gif

@Cosmoh, as Theo says, that's an example of the photo-taking abilities - of a cake that I baked at Easter. True story icon_smile.gif
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The screen doesn’t adjust automatically to light, so brightness should be set at maximum all the time.

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Care to elaborate on this?


The screen doesn't adjust to suitable light conditions (low brightness for dark environments, higher brightness for bright environments), so setting to max reduces glare outdoors. However, it would be like staring into a lightbulb.

Why they didn't add a light sensor to a 'smartphone' in 2011 blows my mind.
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Ahh that makes sense. Probably should of read the full article instead of just skimming it and flicking through the images icon_redface.gif. Dissapointed the phone doesn't bake me cake. That really would have been a selling point.
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This will probably be addressed in the next article but.....

With regards to the games, I recall reading that the games are actually downloaded from the Android store as opposed to the Playstation Store. So I won't be able to play the games I have downloaded/bought from the Playstation store previously (those games that are/will be compatible with the PS Suite)

Can you confirm this?

Also it plays PS games throught the PS Suite, right? So most Android phones can play these games, it's just the Xperia has dedicated buttons?
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am i the only one who noticed a random photo of some chocolate cake in the media panel? does the xperia play bake delicious cake as well? if so, i think i know what my next purchase is.


Bahahaha, I totally noticed this too and was trying to find a link or some kind of logic. Maybe the photo was taken with the Play? But i certainly prefer your expectation ^_^
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@Island_Wolf: In regards to the screen brightness, it is just as inigel said. The screen does not adjust its brightness according to ambient lighting conditions. If you keep the brightness at max all the time, you will be able to see the screen properly, no matter how light or dark it is.

@Spacecow: Yes, all those questions will be answered in the next article, which will be going up next week.
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And to answer the burning question on everyone's mind, yes, the cake was freakin' delicious icon_smile.gif
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The thing that I really like about the Xperia Play is the physical control pad (yeah, I know, shocker). What I hate about playing games on touch screen environments is the virtual pad, because it is near impossible to replicate a physical gamepad. Unfortunately, most Android games will still require a virtual pad, but this will be a big boon for emulators, which specifically allow control remappping.

I almost fear how much this device will cost. I can't imagine it being at a reasonable price (to me), factoring in current phone prices compared to handheld consoles. Reality is, while it is nice, I don't need to game on my phone that badly, and it is probably the same for a lot of people.
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I almost fear how much this device will cost. I can't imagine it being at a reasonable price (to me), factoring in current phone prices compared to handheld consoles. Reality is, while it is nice, I don't need to game on my phone that badly, and it is probably the same for a lot of people.


In the US the Xperia PLAY is on a $30 a month contract for 2 years with an upfront cost of $200. So I would say it's similar to the iPhone in costs, maybe slightly cheaper. But then again in Britain they are trying to sell it outright for something ridiculous like 800 pounds.
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Having your cake and eating it too


I always wanted to know who the hell has there cake and doesn't eat it?
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I almost fear how much this device will cost. I can't imagine it being at a reasonable price (to me), factoring in current phone prices compared to handheld consoles. Reality is, while it is nice, I don't need to game on my phone that badly, and it is probably the same for a lot of people.


In the US the Xperia PLAY is on a $30 a month contract for 2 years with an upfront cost of $200. So I would say it's similar to the iPhone in costs, maybe slightly cheaper. But then again in Britain they are trying to sell it outright for something ridiculous like 800 pounds.


If you pick it up in the 1st 1-2 months you can expect to pay premium but with a raft of new high end androids confirmed to enter the market in the next few months (GS2, Arc, Play, Atrix, Sensation) competition should heat up a bit.

The launch price point (according to Ausdroid) at Optus will be $0 on a $79 contract for 24 months.
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Hi everyone, James Buckingham from Sony Ericsson here…as Anthony mentioned in his review, I’ll be around to answer any Xperia PLAY queries you have – so feel free to fire away.
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What size is the internal hd? The desire has a 200MB, but that quickly became a problem.

What are the options around here for getting hold of one?

I presume PSN on it is still region locked.


The internal Memory is 512MB, some of this is used by the OS but most is for you to have your way with, you can also move most apps to the SDcard too.
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Is this phone stll powerful when compared to the other Xperia phones?
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Is this phone stll powerful when compared to the other Xperia phones?


It has been a pleasure working with Sony Ericsson...they have been good enough to provide me with the following:

Yes. But the strong points of the Xperia PLAY is that it’s the world’s first PlayStation certified smartphone, optimised for a quality gaming experience. Backing this up is its slide-out gamepad and Qualcomm’s optimised Snapdragon processor with a 1Ghz CPU and embedded Adreno GPU graphics processor for smooth 60fps play-back.
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