Nokia N8 vs. Sony Ericsson Xperia Play – Review

by Jerry D on May 24, 2011

This long overdue big phone fight (sorry about that) puts the new-fangled Sony Ericsson Xperia Play into the ring with the Nokia N8. One’s a high-tech gaming phone, the other is a technological powerhouse with a disappointing OS…

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Stat-fight: Nokia N8 vs. Sony Ericsson Xperia Play

Highlights: the Nokia N8 features a 3.5-inch AMOLED with a resolution of 360 x 640 pixels, and a 12.0 MP digital camera. The opposing PlayStation phone or Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, meanwhile, counters with a 4.0-inch (480 x 854 pixel) LED-backlit LCD, plus a decent 5.0 MP camera. See the full smartphone comparison below…

Nokia N8 VS Sony Ericsson Xperia Play
Display 3.5-inch AMOLED 4.0-inch LED-backlit LCD
Resolution 360 x 640 pixels 480 x 854 pixels
Keyboard No PlayStation gaming controls
Processor 680MHz ARM 11 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon
Software Symbian 3.0 Android 2.3
Storage Up to 48GB Up to 32GB
Rear camera 12.0 Megapixels with Carl Zeiss optics, Xenon flash, autofocus, geo-tagging, face/smile detection, plus 720p HD video capture and editing 5.0 Megapixels with autofocus, touch focus, an LED flash, geo-tagging, image stabilization plus WVGA (800×480 pixel) video recording
Front camera Yes Yes
4G No No
3G 3G/HSDPA (10.2 Mbps) 3G/HSDPA
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP 2.1 with A2DP
Size 59.12 x 113.5 x 12.9mm 62.0 x 119.0 x 16.0mm
Weight 135g 175g
Talktime 12.0 hours 6.5 hours
Standby 390 hours 413 hours

Analysis: Nokia N8 vs. Sony Ericsson Xperia Play


Best Connectivity: Draw (1-1)
Best Size/Weight: N8 (2-1)
Best Camera/Video: N8 (3-1)
Best Display: Xperia Play (3-2)
Best Processor: Xperia Play (3-3)
Best Software: Xperia Play (3-4)
Best Storage: N8 (4-4)
Best Battery life: N8 (5-4)
Best Extras: Xperia Play (5-5)

BPF verdict: It’s a tie!

See if these two phones make our Top 20 Best Smartphones list…

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