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Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play vs Apple iPhone 4: Smartphone showdown
- — 07 March, 2011 11:30
Sony Ericsson's XPERIA Play Android phone has also been dubbed the 'PlayStation phone'
After months of rumours, Sony Ericsson finally confirmed it will launch its XPERIA Play Android smartphone — dubbed the 'PlayStation phone' — in the coming months. Does this gaming smartphone have what it takes to compete with the Apple iPhone 4?
The Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play has a large, 4in multitouch display, a touch-sensitive joystick, a D-pad and four of the PlayStation's famous control buttons: triangle, square, circle and X.
With this in mind, how does the Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play stack up against the iPhone 4 when it comes to specifications?
Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play vs. Apple iPhone 4: Specifications
|Feature||Apple iPhone 4||Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play||Verdict?|
|Operating system (OS)||Apple iOS||Google Android 2.3 Gingerbread||Draw|
|Display technology||Capacitive retina IPS||LED-backlit LCD||iPhone 4|
|Display size||3.5in||4in||XPERIA Play|
|Display resolution||640x960 pixels||480x854 pixels||iPhone 4|
|Camera||5 megapixels, LED flash, autofocus, geotagging||5 megapixels, LED flash, autofocus, geotagging, image stabilisation||XPERIA Play|
|Internal memory||16GB or 32GB||380MB||iPhone 4|
|Expandable memory||No||microSD card slot||XPERIA Play|
|Dimensions||115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3mm||119 x 62 x 16mm||iPhone 4|
|Application store||Apple App Store||Google Android Market||iPhone 4|
|Processor||Apple A4||Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon (1GHz)||Unknown|
|3G networks||HSDPA 850/900/1900/2100||HSDPA 900/1900/2100||iPhone 4|
|Bluetooth||2.1 with A2DP||2.1 with A2DP||Draw|
|Quoted talk time||Up to 7 hours||Up to 6 hours 25 minutes||iPhone 4|
|Quoted standby time||Up to 300 hours||Up to 413 hours||XPERIA Play|
|Adobe Flash support||No||Yes||XPERIA Play|
|Dedicated gaming controls||No||Yes||XPERIA Play|