Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. Sony Ericsson Xperia Play – Review

by Jerry D on April 15, 2011

This fight compares the Samsung Galaxy S2 against the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play. Two very different phones, aimed at two very different audiences. Who wins? We let the specification sheets decide…

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Stat-fight: Samsung Galaxy S2 (32GB) vs. Sony Ericsson Xperia Play

Highlights: the Samsung Galaxy S2 (32GB) features a 4.27-inch Super AMOLED Plus display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, and an 8.0 MP digital camera. Meanwhile, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play boasts a 4.0-inch (480 x 854 pixel) LED-backlit LCD, those hidden-away PlayStation gaming controls and a 5.0 MP snapper. Read the full phone comparison below…

Samsung Galaxy S2 (32GB) VS Sony Ericsson Xperia Play
Display 4.27-inch Super AMOLED Plus with Gorilla Glass 4.0-inch LED-backlit LCD
Resolution 480 x 800 pixels 480 x 854 pixels
Keyboard No PlayStation gaming controls
Processor 1GHz Dual-core Exynos processor 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon
Software Google’s Android 2.3 with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI overlay and Swype text input Android 2.3
Storage Up to 64GB Up to 32GB
Rear camera 8.0 Megapixels with autofocus, an LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus functionality, face/smile detection, image stabilization and 1080p video capture 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
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth 3.0+HS 2.1 with A2DP
Size 66.1 x 125.3 x 8.49mm 62.0 x 119.0 x 16.0mm
Weight 116g 175g
Talktime TBC 6.5 hours
Standby TBC 413 hours
Standby GPS/A-GPS, DLNA content sharing, Wi-Fi direct, stereo FM radio (with RDS), optional NFC support, digital compass, gyroscope and an HDMI port GPS/A-GPS and a digital compass. The unique gamepad consists of a digital D pad, two analogue touch pads, two shoulder buttons and the four PlayStation icons. Will run PlayStation game content via the PlayStation Suite service

Analysis: Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. Sony Ericsson Xperia Play


Best Connectivity: Galaxy S2 (1-0)
Best Size/Weight: Galaxy S2 (2-0)
Best Camera/Video: Galaxy S2 (3-0)
Best Display: Draw (4-1)
Best Processor: Galaxy S2 (5-1)
Best Software: Draw (6-2)
Best Storage: Galaxy S2 (7-2)
Best Battery life: Draw (8-3)
Best Extras: Draw (9-4)

BPF Verdict: The Samsung Galaxy S2 (32GB) wins!

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