I had a close look at the Xperia Play which was launched by Sony Ericsson Philippines yesterday at the official price of P19,990. Gamers are of course excited as this phone is the first one to be Playstation-certified. Translated: this means one can have the excitement of engaging in Playstation games at a superior quality for mobile.
If you purchase this phone (perfect for your gaming-addicted loved ones this Christmas!) it will come preloaded with the following games: Bruce Lee, Crash Bandicoot, FIFA 2010, Madden NFL 11, Star Battalion, and The SIMS 3.
The Xperia play runs on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) although there are reports that all Sony Ericsson Xperia phones shall soon receive an update to the latest Android version, Ice Cream Sandwich.
Being an Android phone, owners of the Xperia Play can easily download games from the vast Android market.Soem of the titles that Xperia owners will get first dibs on are Lode Runner and Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light. Users can also find pre-loaded games from Sony Computer Entertainment and other leading game publishers.
Other specifications of Sony Ericsson’s latest gaming phone are a 5.1-megapixel camera with auto focus and geo-tagging, Google™ Services, sound recorder, Noise Shield, Sony Ericsson Music Player and 1 Ghz Snapdragon processor.
I wonder how the battery power of this phone is though, considering it’s graphics-heavy. Our advice would be to browse the online reviews first and try before you buy. Good thing this toy comes with a free car charger so you’ll get all charged up for endless bouts of gaming 🙂