I’ve have the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play for a couple of weeks and I can say that I really do like the phone, but I’m also just as happy with my T-Mobile myTouch 4G.  If I was a bigger gamer, I’m sure I would be in love, but I’m not.  As far as the device goes, it’s a great Android phone.  It’s smooth and handled all the  applications I threw at it with relative ease.

You can take a look at my initial impressions of the device where I did a video camera and photograph comparison between the Xperia Play, T-Mobile myTouch 4G and the T-Mobile G2x.

Overall, the myTouch 4G feels a little more responsive and never really seemed to be affected by much, whereas the Xperia Play would occasionally give some hesitation.  I’m still not sure why, as it would clear itself up after a couple of minutes.  I’m guessing it’s simply the first release with a few quirks that will soon be sorted out by software updates.

This is the first Verizon phone I’ve used since we moved to North Carolina and the first problem I’m experiencing is the lack of service around this area.  It appears that all the carriers have a problem in the South-East Charlotte area, Verizon even more than T-Mobile.  I was shocked to see that I have a single bar of service over most of this area.  Maybe it would be better if I tried an LTE device (next on my list).  Interestingly enough, I had also considered swapping to Verizon, after many years as a happy T-Mobile customer.  Unless something proves otherwise, this will not be the case.

So here’s the video of the device with a quick rundown of the hardware and games side.  I’m not covering the Verizon apps that come on the device, it has all the usual stuff installed.  I will say that this is an almost virgin Android experience device, which was very surprising given Sony Ericsson’s previous devices.


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