A few days ago we talked about the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play and debated whether or not it could be the successor to the NGage. That hybrid between console and mobile phone that unfortunately never did in sales as well as we expected.
Yesterday, on the previous day of MWC from Barcelona, Sony presented its new creature in society and seen what has been seen it seems that Android is really ready to play. We are going to tell you what exactly does it bring the new terminal of the Finnish-Japanese joint venture.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Play: equal parts power and fun
Physically the size of your screen draws attention, four inches and one 480 × 854 pixel resolution. Sony has not given more information on what type of screen it is but it seems that it will not be Amoled. Therefore a good screen but not remarkable either, that will be capacitive.
Regarding the dimensions, it is striking that, despite how compact it is (119 × 62 × 19 mm) it weighs 175 grams. A somewhat high amount for those dimensions although it must be remembered that the Xperia Play has a remote control and that other similar terminals do not have it.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Play will work with a 1Ghz Snapdragon processor and GPU Adreno. Technically it is really good and it will surely fulfill the purpose for which it was created. Although it is striking that they have not decided to follow the trend and introduce a dual-core processor.
To move and develop all this technical power the Xperia Play will come with Android Gingerbread 2.3. Surely this terminal will follow the path of the rest of the Xperia family and will include a different interface from other devices.
Although videogames is the great attraction, other aspects such as the camera. 5 megapixels, autofocus and flash LEDIn principle nothing extraordinary although it is well known that the Sony-Ericsson cameras are usually quite good.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Play: time to play
Sony Ericsson Xperia Play It is, for obvious reasons, the first mobile phone to introduce the quality certificate that Sony gives to terminals capable of running games on the PlayStation Network and, in the future, the PlayStation Suite ecosystem.
The controls, as we already discussed, they seem really comfortable although it remains to be seen how the response of the digital sticks will be. Personally I miss the introduction of a stick like the one in the PSP Go.
It is also confirmed that the Achilles heel of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play will be, effectively, your drums. 1500 mAh. In principle their autonomy seems scarce if we take into account that not only does it have to perform mobile phone tasks but also as a game console.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Play coming in March
The company yesterday did not give data on the price of the terminal and which companies will bring it to Spain. The only thing we know at the moment is that will arrive next march just like other devices like the Samsung Galaxy SII and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.
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