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Sony Ericsson Xperia Play R800i
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Product Features:

  • 3G, Wi-Fi
  • 1 GHz Processor
  • 512 MB RAM, 400 MB inbuilt
  • 1500 mAh Battery
  • 4 inches, 480 x 854 px display
  • 5 MP Rear + Front Camera
  • Memory Card Supported, upto 32 GB
  • Android, v2.3.3
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Product Review:

  • Great range of games
  • Excellent Xperia Games launcher
  • Smooth, fast Android experience
  • Controller is well-designed
  • Decent battery life
  • CPU and GPU not the best there is
  • Display has relatively poor viewing angles
  • Phone is a bit big for one-handed use
Sony Ericsson Xperia Play R800i is currently not available in any stores.
Specs Score
Very Poor
Group: Rs. 30,500 to Rs. 39,500
This Phone:
Group Rank:  #88 out of  87 mobiles
Overall Rank:  #2202 out of  3274 mobiles

Quick Specifications[See Full Specifications]

  • General:
  • Android, v2.3.3
  • 1500 mAH Battery
  • Display:
  • Touch
  • 4 inches
  • 480 x 854 pixels
  • Camera:
  • 5 MP
  • AutoFocus
  • Flash
  • Video Recording
  • Front Camera
  • Video Calling
  • Technical:
  • 1 GHz Processor
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 400 MB Inbuilt Memory
  • Memory Card Support, upto 32 GB
  • Connectivity:
  • 3G
  • WiFi with hotspot
  • Bluetooth
  • GPS
  • DLNA
  • Extra:
  • Music Player
  • Video Player
  • 3.5mm Headphone Jack

Analysis Group Range: Rs. 30,500 to Rs. 39,500

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CPU Speed

This Device:
1 GHz
Group Avg:
2.2 GHz
Group Best:
3 GHz


below average
This Device:
512 MB
Group Avg:
4 GB
Group Best:
10 GB

Memory Inbuilt

below average
This Device:
400 MB
Group Avg:
64 GB
Group Best:
256 GB

Display Size

below average
This Device:
4 inches
Group Avg:
5.5 inches
Group Best:
6.8 inches

Display Resolution

below average
This Device:
480 x 854 px
Group Avg:
Group Best:

Display Ppi

below average
This Device:
245 ppi
Group Avg:
401 ppi
Group Best:
734 ppi
Camera & Battery

Camera Resolution

below average
This Device:
5 MP
Group Avg:
16 MP
Group Best:
23 MP

Front Camera

This Device:
Group Avg:
8 MP
Group Best:
20 MP

Battery Size

below average
This Device:
1500 mAH
Group Avg:
3320 mAH
Group Best:
6020 mAH


below average
This Device:
16 mm
Group Avg:
7.6 mm
Group Best:
5.9 mm


This Device:
175 g
Group Avg:
169 g
Group Best:
135 g

Spec Score

below average
This Device:
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Display In Groups
Has A Responsive Touch Screen
Capacitive, MultiTouch
Touch Displays offer a more interactive experience.
Has Flash For Camera
Having a camera flash allows you to take photos in low light.
Has Front Camera
Front Camera enables you to take your own photos and do videocalling (on supported devices).
Supports Memory Card
upto 32 GB
Memory cards give your device more storage capacity. So you can store more songs, photos and videos.
Supports 3G
3G Enabled Handsets give you more download speed and a faster internet experience.
Faster Download Speed
7.2 Mbps
Faster Download Speed means stream videos at real time.
Supports WiFi
You can connect to wifi hotspots in your area to experience a superior internet experience.
Supports WiFi Hotspot
Wifi Tethering
Allows you to use your internet connection on your wifi enabled laptop.
Supports Bluetooth v2.1
Bluetooth enables you to wirelessly listen to music and calls using bluetooth headsets.
Supports GPS
GPS is used for determining your location. You can get directions to a place with the help of GPS.
Supports DLNA
DLNA standard enables easy sharing of music, photos, and videos over wifi. You can stream video from your DLNA phone to your DLNA TV via WiFi.
Has A 3.5mm Headphone Jack
Having 3.5mm Jack enables you to connect to large number of other devices (such as speakers, headphones) having 3.5mm Port.
Has Accelerometer
Detects motion as well as the orientation of a device (horizontally or vertically).
Has Compass
Determines direction facing relative to North, East, West and South.
Supports Video Player
Watch your favourite video songs and movies in video player. It supports MPEG4 file types.
Supports Music Player
Listen to your favourite songs in music player. It supports MP3, AAC etc. file types.
Long Battery Standby Time
17.7 Days
With long battery standby time, phone battery can last more days without charging in idle condition.


Display In Groups
16 mm
Slider mobile phones are generally thick.
Heavy Weight
175 g
Holding Heavy weight mobile phones for long time will make your arms tired.
Relatively Smaller Screen
4 inches
It has relatively smaller screen than other mobile phones in this price range. You can get better.
Low Resolution Screen
480 x 854 px
Images, videos and text will not look very sharp.
Low Resolution Camera
5 MP with AutoFocus
Considering this device's price, it should have come with a higher resolution camera.
Low Quality Video Recording
800 x 480 px @ 30fps
Recorded videos will be of low resolution and quality.
Limited Storage Capacity
400 MB
It means you can only store limited amount of songs, videos, photos and applications.
Fewer Processing Cores
1 Core
More cores result in better parallelism, meaning more tasks can be processed in parallel without slowing down the User Interface.
Slower CPU
1 GHz
Slower CPU has trouble in running graphics rich applications.
Limited Amount Of RAM
512 MB
Small RAM has trouble in running more applications at the same time, which makes the phone little slower.
Doesn't Support 4G
4G Enabled Handsets give you more download speed and a faster internet experience than 3G.
Can't Output To TV
You can't connect your phone to a TV.
Doesn't Have A FM Radio
You Can't Listen to your favourite radio stations on your phone.
Short Battery Talk Time
8.4 Hours
With short battery talk time, you won't be able to talk continuously on the phone for a long period of time without charging.

Full Specifications

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Sim Type:GSM
Dual Sim:No
Device Type:Smartphone
Release Date:February, 2011
Dimensions:119 x 62 x 16 mm
Weight:175 g
Form Factor:Slider
Type:Color TFT screen, 16M colors
Touch:Yes, with Multitouch
Size:4 inches, 480 x 854 pixels
PPI:~ 245 PPI
RAM:512 MB
Internal:400 MB inbuilt, 512 MB ROM
Card Slot:Yes, upto 32 GB, 8 GB included
3G:Yes, 7.2 Mbps Download, 5.76 Mbps Upload
Wifi:Yes, with wifi-hotspot
Bluetooth:Yes, v2.1
USB:Yes, microUSB v2.0
USB Features:USB Tethering, USB Charging, Mass Storage
GPS:Yes, with A-GPS Support
Sensors:Accelerometer, Compass
3.5mm Headphone Jack:Yes
Camera:Yes, 5 MP with autofocus
Dual Camera:No
Features:Image stabilizer, Geo tagging
Video Recording:Yes, 800 x 480 px @ 30fps
Front Camera:Yes, supports video calling
OS:Android, v2.3.3 (Gingerbread)
CPU:1 GHz, Scorpion ARMv7 Processor
Browser:Yes, supports HTML/Flash
Supports:MMS, Instant Messaging, Voice Recording, Calendar, YouTube Player
Music:MP3, AAC
FM Radio:No
Document Reader:Yes
Social Networking:Facebook, Twitter
Size:1500 mAh, Li-ion Battery
Standby time:17.7 days, 17.2 days on 3G
Talk time:8.4 hours, 6.4 hours on 3G
Music Playback time:31 hours
Expert Rating
Based on 11 Reviews
6 Years Ago

Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play review: Bring your 'A' game

Lets get one thing straight here. The XPERIA Play is a gaming droid and you shouldnt get hung up on the less than stellar video and single-core-only CPU. It wasnt meant to be the flagship in the XPERIA lineup  its up to the Arc to shoulder the responsibility.

But life is never this simple. If youre paying so much you might as well want your phone to do other things too. read more →

  • Side-slider with dedicated gaming controls
  • Quad-band GSM /GPRS/EDGE support
  • 3G with HSDPA and HSUPA
  • 4.0" 16M-color capacitive LED-backlit LCD touchscreen of FWVGA resolution (480 x 854 pixels)
  • Android OS v2.3 Gingerbread
  • CPU and GPU not the best there is
  • Display has relatively poor viewing angles
  • Phone is a bit big for one-handed use
  • Video recording maxes out at WVGA resolution
  • No FM radio
7 Years Ago

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play

We've reached out to Sony Ericsson asking for a roadmap of when we can expect the PlayStation Suite and more PlayStation One titles to roll up on the Xperia Play bandwagon and make it worth joining. As it stands today, on the day of review and the precipice of its launch, the Play is looking out on a pretty barren gaming landscape. The Android titles up for grabs are not exclusive to the device and don't necessarily benefit all that greatly from its unique control scheme, whereas the catalog of classic PlayStation content stops after just one entry. read more →

  • Gamepad works well
  • Stereo speakers
  • Good graphics performance
  • Dim, woeful screen
  • Lack of compelling content
  • Poor video recording (no 720p)
6 Years Ago

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play (Verizon Wireless)

The Android-based Sony Ericsson Xperia Play is a unique phone designed for gaming, and it games well. read more →

  • Gamepad is a terrific way to play
  • Latest version of Android
  • Overall solid specs.
    7 Years Ago

    The PlayStation Phone finally lands - but can it live up to the hype?

    Much of what ails the Xperia Play could be fixed with time and care. As it stands, however, we reckon you could do better for your money. The Xperia Play is too pricey for casual gaming, while we'd suggest serious gamers would be better served by picking up a full-on mobile console. Sony fans have the NGP to look forward too, and we'd seriously recommend the 3DS hardware as an alternative.

    What's important is whether you can live with the Xperia Play as your everyday phone and if it's a sound investment of your hard-earned cash. read more →

    • Pleasant feel to button presses
    • Attractive chassis
    • Strong speakers
    • Decent music player
    • Overpriced
    • Poor game selection
    • Laggy browser
    • Hard to get comfortable grip
    • Weighty
    7 Years Ago

    Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY Review

    From our time spent gaming on the device we have to say the company is mostly right about it, the battery didn’t drain for 2-3 hours, as we expected, but on the simpler titles. With more sophisticated 3D titles the toll on the battery life is significant. In the end it’s still an Android smartphone that has to be charged daily, don’t even doubt it. In the end, we have to give Sony Ericsson Xperia Play the benefit of the doubt. read more →

    • Dedicated game controller
    • Able to run numerous old emulator games with gamepad key-mapping
    • Excellent stereo loudspeakers
    • Very good photo quality
    • Not future-proof due to the single-core chipset
    • Game catalog still in its nascence
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