Sony Ericsson Xperia Play (Verizon Wireless) Review

Fast performance, immersive gameplay, and long battery life make the Xperia Play a compelling Android phone.

3.5 stars
(3.5 out of 5)

The idea–and long-expected hope–of combining a cell phone with a Sony PlayStation Portable has finally been realized with the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play. This Android 2.3 smartphone slides open to reveal PlayStation-like buttons, giving gamers more nuanced control than with a touchscreen alone. But how well does this hybrid device live up to the Sony PlayStation brand?

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  • Fast performance
  • Big, bright screen
  • Great for mobile gaming
  • Long battery life


  • Small Android buttons
  • Analog touch joystick not very responsive
  • Lacks 4G
  • Doesn’t support video chat apps yet

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