Xperia Play’s Full Specs Break Down Battery Life, In-Box Freebies And More

Xperia Play’s Full Specs Break Down Battery Life, In-Box Freebies And More
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You’ve read the news and seen the videos, now it’s time to dive deep into all of the specs for the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play. Like that it can game for 5 1/2 hours on a single charge and that it comes with video lighting and stereo speakers.

The device will come in black or white, and work on a surprisingly large list of cell networks, according to the release. The 4-inch screen is a 16,777,216 colour TFT with capacitive multi-touch and 480 x 854 pixels (FWVGA). THe device will ship with a battery, stereo portable handsfree headset, 8GB microSD memory card, charger, micro USB cable for charging synching and file transfer and the user manual.

Battery life, right next to price, is one of the more important things we love to know about a new bit of gadgetry when it hits.

Here’s what Sony Ericsson is saying about the Xperia Play:

*Talk time GSM/GPRS: Up to 8 hrs 25 min*

*Standby time GSM/GPRS: Up to 425 hrs*

*Talk time UMTS: Up to 6 hrs 25 min*

*Standby time UMTS: Up to 413 hrs*

*Talk time CDMA2000®: Up to 7 hrs 40 min*

*Standby time CDMA2000®: Up to 405 hrs*

*Game play time: Up to 5 hrs 35 min*

*MP3 playback: Up to 30 hrs 35 min*

Here’s a run down of the rest of the specs:


5.1 megapixel camera

Auto focus

Flash / Photo light

Geo tagging

Image stabiliser

Send to web

Touch focus

Video light

Video recording

Video blogging


Album art

Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)

Google™ Music Player

Music tones (MP3/AAC)

PlayNow™ service*

Sony Ericsson Music player

Stereo speakers

TrackID™ music recognition application


Android Market™*


Google™ search*

Google™ Voice Search*

Pan & zoom

Web browser (Webkit)


Call list

Conference calls

Facebook™ application (from Android Market™)

Google™ Talk*

Noise Shield

Polyphonic ringtones


Sony Ericsson Timescape™***

Twitter™ application (from Android Market™)

Vibrating alert


Android Cloud to Device messaging (C2DM)



Google Mail™*

Instant messaging

Picture messaging (MMS)

Predictive text input

Sound recorder

Text messaging (SMS)


Auto rotate

Keyboard (onscreen, 12 key)

Keyboard (onscreen, QWERTY)

Picture wallpaper


Wallpaper animation


3D games

Dedicated gaming keys

Flash Lite™

Gesture gaming

Motion gaming

Video streaming



Alarm clock



Document editors

Document readers


Flight mode

Google Calendar™

Google Gallery 3D™

Infinite button

Phone book

Set-up Wizard

Widget manager


3.5 mm audio jack


Bluetooth™ technology

DLNA Certified

Google Latitude™

Google Location Service

Google Maps™ with Street View

Media Transfer Protocol support

Micro USB Connector


Synchronisation via Facebook™**

Synchronisation via Google Sync™

Synchronisation via Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync®

Synchronisation via Sony Ericsson Sync

USB 2.0 high speed support


Wi-Fi™ Hotspot functionality

* The service is not available in all markets.

** Requires Facebook™ application installed on the device.

Google™ services*

* These services may not be available in every market Android Market™ Client


Google Calendar™

Google Gallery 3D™

Google Latitude™

Google Maps™ with Street View

Google Media Uploader

Google Music Player™

Google Phone-top Search

Google Search widget

Google Sync™

Google Talk™

Google Voice Search

Set-up Wizard



Size: 119 x 62 x 16 mm

Weight: 175 grams

Phone memory: 400 MB

Memory card support: microSD™, up to 32 GB

Memory card included: 8GB microSD™

Operating system: Google™ Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)

Processor: 1 GHz Scorpion ARMv7

Thoughts? Is this an iPhone killer? A Windows Phone 7 Killer? The Killer Android?


  • What is the usual lag for Australia with phones? My contract is almost up. I think this week even. When might we expect to see one of these?

  • Are we actually going to have the same range of games available for Australian users as they do for US users? Or is it going to be as farcical as the current PSOne Classics section of the PS Store where we get less than half of what the US gets?

    • Agree. We’ve only JUST got Crash Bandicoot 2 while US has had the whole series for ages. We also lack their Silent Hill 1 and Resident Evil 1,2,3 which is really annoying. They just keep adding kids titles!

      • Crash Bandicoot 2 actually had been on the PS Store in the past well before it’s re-release. I really think it was late 07/early 08 when it first was put online.

        It actually was removed from the store as there was a chance of a game killing bug, where you couldn’t progress past a certain level. Obviously, they’ve finally been able to get rid of it and it was re-released.

  • I haven’t made the jump to a smartphone yet so this looks pretty tempting.

    I suppose it will all depend on the cost and what contacts are available though.

  • Only an ARM 7 chip? That’s pretty crappy by todays smart phone standards, The iPhone 4, current model Android and WP7 phones all use ARM 8 CPU’s. Hell all the new phones launching this year are running ARM 9 architecture. This thing is dead on arrival.

        • May not need huge grunt for PS1 games, but it’s going to fall flat on it’s face as a smart phone. Using apps from the Android marketplace is going to suffer big time.

    • I think the ARM7 processors you’re referring to are different to the Scorpion processor mentioned here. ARM v7 refers to the instruction set of the processor, where ARM7 is a family of processors.

      According to Wikipedia, this model, MSM8255, has been available since Q2 2010. This chip also powers the HTC Desire HD.

      In any case, I think I’ll still wait for some hands-on reviews, to make sure this thing has the balls to be a decent game machine.

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