Jan 17 AT 1:57 PM Sean Riley 25 Comments

Playstation Phone (a.k.a. Xperia Play) pops up for a review and some McVideo

The Playstation Phone is officially the worst kept secret since the iPhone 4, but we still aren’t likely to hear anything official out of SE until Mobile World Congress next month. A pair of new videos accompanying a review posted by ePrice don’t reveal much about the software which clearly still isn’t completely baked, but you do get a 360 degree view of every nook and cranny of Sony Ericsson’s latest attempt to breath much needed life into their mobile gaming division.

Specs as reported in this review are:

  • 1 GHz Scorpion + Adreno 205 GPU
  • 4-4.2″ (TFT, possibly the Bravia tech seen on the Xperia Arc)
  • 5 MP Camera w/LED Flash
  • 1500 mAh battery
  • Android 2.3
  • 4.5″ x 2.5″ x ~14mm with controls retracted
  • or 4.5″ x 4.3″ x ~14mm with the controls extended
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Micro SD
  • micro USB
  • Volume rocker
  • PSP buttons including L/R shoulder buttons and the new touchpad

I’ve included a selection of the photos in the gallery below, but hit the source link if you want to go on a real bender.

Playstation Phone open with shoulder buttons Playstation phone thickness compared to Xperia X10 Playstation Phone with Timescape start screen Playstation Phone with controls extended Playstation Phone displaying Playstation Pocket Store Playstation Phone back with Xperia and Sony Ericsson logo Playstation Phone lockscreen

Via: Android Community

Source: ePrice

Sean has been with Android and Me for over 8 years and covering mobile for the last 9. He occasionally muses about gadgets and tech outside of the Android universe at Techgasms.

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  • http://www.toysdiva.com PixelSlave

    I wonder how Sony is going to sell this phone. Will they offer the same exact same model across all carriers?

  • http://Website Jeff

    Not only do these specs suck compared to the new dual-core phones, but all of these leaks are getting very annoying.

    I don’t mind a few leaks about a future phone, but this phone gets leaked every week practically.

    The manufacturer of this phone is clearly purposely leaking all of these leaks so then they’re able to get free advertising.

  • http://Website Warden Chinbach

    I hate crappy videos that don’t show anything! YOU HAVE AN UNRELEASED, AMAZING-SOUNDING PHONE IN YOUR HANDS. Do something other than press buttons. “Button goes in when I push on it, button goes out when i release. Let’s keep pushing it over and over again and show people that it has buttons. Also, it has a battery! Look at that. Didn’t expect that one.”

    • http://Website Lucian Armasu

      It’s most likely a controlled leak, so they show only what they want to for now.

  • http://Website billbob

    WOA! Buttons, battery, screen, 3.5 mm headphone jack, micro USB, PlayStation buttons that slide out! Would of never guessed.

  • http://Website RockinEvo

    I love this site but I would also love to see better articles from time to time, yes I know different sites have different articles but if I have to wait a day or 2 for a updated article atleast make it worthwhile. Now as far as this psp phone (I know its not called that) I have to pass, playing games on Android is always nice but I’m not going to decide to turn off my 360 and say I have better games on my phone, can’t imagine playing 2k11 on that when I can have it on my HD tv.

    • http://Website Daniel

      But can you have your HD TV when traveling? On your lunch break? On a queue?

      Cell phones didn’t invent portable gaming, and it never had the intention of completely replacing consoles or desktops. This comparison is pointless.

    • Nick Gray

      Don’t think of this phone as a replacement for your console. Think of it as a replacement for your PSP or Nintendo DS. Mobile gaming has come a long way with Android an iOS, but the main complaint is that using the touch screen is not always optimal.

      Anyone who already owns a PSP and carries it around with them will certainly appreciate the fact that they may soon be able to have one device with them rather than two.

  • GRAW

    After watching those two videosd, two thoghts poped into my mind. First, WTH are you showing us?!?! All I saw was some buttons being pressed and a phone being spun around in some person’s hands. Secondly, I saw almost no UI shots, but for when I di, it almost looked like iOS for a second there…

  • fathom614

    I want to be able to play team deathmatch black ops on my ps phone with my friends on thier ps3 (dreaming) At least the ability to play ps network games.

  • fathom614

    Oh is their any talk of which carrier this thing might land on?

    • http://Website jose

      It will probably be on at&t but they might reconsider and sell it on every carrier hopefully…

  • http://Website VODDOO

    ALthough The screen looks gorgeous, the hardware is very poor to play video games. SE may be put a higher battery for a phone like this one.
    And add a 3D screen too

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  • http://Website MONET

    That is the best gaming phone I ever seen, compatible with Android games and emulator and Playstation store game specified for Android OS.

    I will play with it everyday

  • SGB101

    Love the force close’s lol.

    The concept is great, bit in reality it will be shit, battery In Game play will be less then 2 hours.

    And it has Experia written on it. Nuff said.

  • http://Website Jeffroid

    Here are the few activities that are highly power consuming on smartphones:

    1) Watching videos
    2) Surfing on 3G/4G
    3) GAMES

    You put 1500mAh ONLY, on a GAMING smartphone? That itself, is an epic fail move.

    who would buy this phone to play for only a few hours and risk not being able to contact anyone for the rest of the day?

  • http://gyd.be .Oni

    you know it’s a fake… right? :O

  • http://Website T0MEKK

    This phone is so f*** ugly…

  • http://Website jonas

    sony ericsson xperia play specification supposed and according to some sources for Q3/Q4 2011 launch

    ARM Cortex â„¢-A8 processor is based on the ARMv7
    Adreno 130 GPU
    4-4.2″ (TFT, possibly the Bravia tech seen on the Xperia Arc)
    5 MP Camera w/LED Flash
    1500 mAh battery
    Android 2.3 possibly upgrade Android 2.x
    3.5mm headphone jack
    Micro SD
    Micro USB
    PSP buttons including L/R shoulder buttons and the new touchpad


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  • wclarknewt

    theres supposed to be 3d phones , dual core phones , and phones that have ps3 graphics using nvidia cards so why the hell would I get this year old technology phone

  • http://g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/710015/PlayStation-Phone-Pictures-And-Preview--The-Xperia-Play.html XperiaPlay

    I cannot wait to get this phone! I think the advantage to the PlayStation Phone versus an Android PSP emulator is the d-pad. I’d much rather have this phone with that added benefit.

  • http://www.devicearea.com allan

    Hey guys, it seems like the Xperia is now available on Verizon, see here more details: http://devicearea.com/2011/02/19/sony-ericsson-xperia-play-available-on-verizon-contract-very-soon/