Sony Ericsson Xperia Play
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The Xperia Play from Sony Ericsson is the first certified PlayStation smartphone with real console controls, gaming keys and an analog touch joystick. Android v2.3 is on board for multi-tasking, video calling and a refreshed user interface whilst the Google package delivers favourites such as Gmail, Gtalk, Search and more.
3D maps allow you to explore new places and Google voice search delivers voice-activated calling, messaging and much more. There is a 5-megapixel camera with autofocus, touch focus and video record and the front facing camera is on hand for video calls. The game controls slide out from behind the 4-inch touchscreen and combined with incredible graphics and stereo sound the Play gives you a truly fantastic gaming experience. Other features include Wi-Fi, 3G/HSDPA, Bluetooth and an entertainment package consisting of a multimedia player and pre-loaded Facebook, Twitter and YouTube applications. The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play delivers the fantastic PlayStation game experience coupled with every thing you could want from a top-end smartphone.
Standby battery time: 2 weeks, 3 days and 17 hours
- 3G or UMTS
Works in UMTS frequency channels 800/850/1900/2100 or 850/1700/1900/2100 MHz
This phone has an autofocus function allowing you to take pictures without the need to focus
Bluetooth allows users to pair with other Bluetooth devices. This allows a wireless connection to a Bluetooth headset or carkit so that you can carry out a conversation without the need to hold your handset. Particularly useful for conversing whilst driving.
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This phone is capable of sending and receiving email
This phone has a camera with an in-built flash
This phone has games
Stands for General Packet Radio System. This basically allows you to browse internet websites using your phone. GPRS is mainly used for text based information - getting football results, checking train timetables, reading the news etc. GPRS is not bad at downloading pictures, however it is slower than 3G. You can use GPRS to received and send Multimedia messages such as a text with a picture.
It is advisable to choose a 3G handset for decent download speeds of videos and pictures rather than GPRS, however GPRS is pretty good for text based information and pictures with lower definition.
- GPS navigation
Sofware that interacts with the Global Positioning Satellite system for pin-point route-finding anywhere in over 100 countries.
- Instant messaging
Instant messaging (often abbreviated simply to IM) offers real-time communication.
You can browse the Internet using your phone. The speed of browsing is dependent on the handset in question for example if the phone is 3G then your browsing speed will be significantly higher than a GPRS phone.
- Motion sensor
A feature enabling you to tip the screen to move a cursor (or game item) around the viewing/playing area.
- MP3 Player
The phone includes an MP3 player which allows you to play and store music. Works in a similar fashion to normal MP3 players in that you can upload Music onto the phone's memory or onto an external memory stick (size of memory slot dependent on phone). Once the music is loaded you can listen to it either on the phone's speakers or using a pair of headphones that is compatible with the handset.
- MP3 Ringtone
You can choose an MP3 song from your MP3 player on your phone and set this as your ring tone on this phone
MPEG4 is most commonly used to store digital and digital video streams, including those defined by MPEG. It can also be used to store other data such as still images. MPEG-4 Part 14 allows streaming over the Internet and carries an officiall filename extension of .mp4, thus the container format is often referred to simply as MP4.
- Multimedia Service MMS
Allows you to send and receive picture messages
- 850 MHz (U.S./Canada/Latin America/Brazil (Only the carrier Vivo)
- 900 MHz (Europe/Brazil/Asia (ex Japan and S. Korea))
- 1800 MHz (Europe/Brazil)
- 1900 MHz (U.S./Canada/Latin America)
- Slide phone
This phone has a slide design
- SMS - text messages
Short message service - allows you to send and receive texts
- Social Network Integration
With the take-off of Social Network sites such as Facebook, Twitter and MySpace, this feature will bring you a variety of services that may include live updates and multiple accounts being merged into one page for ease of use. For exact details of what services are provided check the description for the phone you are considering.
- Touch sensitive
This phone has touch sensitive keys
- Video calling
This phone has a video calling function. When calling someone that also has a video phone, you will be able to see the person if you are in 3G coverage.
- Video player
- Video recorder
- Visual radio
Visual Radio is a Nokia-specific service intended to enhance traditional FM radio by adding interactive content over the mobile phone network. Data can include images and text - supplying listeners with Visual Radio handsets with extra data including news, music, travel, sport and extras.
- Voice Command
You can set certain voice commands which are then recognised by your phone such as "call home", "call [girlfriend's name]" etc.
- WAP 2.0
Wireless Application Protocol, allows you to browse text based Internet sites
Allows you to connect to wireless internet connections that are available in some public places such as airports and cafes
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