Sony Ericsson Xperia Play vs. HTC Desire S – Review

by Jerry D on April 14, 2011

We pit the new-fangled Sony Ericsson Xperia Play against the HTC Desire S in a technology duel. Who wins? The PlayStation phone? The improved Desire? Read on and find out…

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Stat-fight: Sony Ericsson Xperia Play vs. HTC Desire S

Highlights: the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play features a 4.0-inch LED-backlit LCD with a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels, and a 5.0 MP digital camera. It goes up against an HTC Desire S that’s rocking a 3.7-inch (480 x 800 pixel) S-LCD, plus a 5.0 MP camera of its own. This could be a close one…

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play VS HTC Desire S
Display 4.0-inch LED-backlit LCD 3.7-inch S-LCD
Resolution 480 x 854 pixels 480 x 800 pixels
Keyboard PlayStation gaming controls No
Processor 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon
Software Android 2.3 Android 2.3 with HTC Sense
Storage Up to 32GB Up to 32GB
Rear camera 5.0 Megapixels with autofocus, touch focus, an LED flash, geo-tagging, image stabilization plus WVGA (800×480 pixel) video recording 5.0 Megapixels with autofocus, an LED flash, geotagging and 720p HD video recording
Front camera Yes Yes
4G No No
3G 3G/HSDPA 3G/HSDPA (14.4Mbps)
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP 2.1 with A2DP
Size 62.0 x 119.0 x 16.0mm 59.8 x 115.0 x 11.6mm
Weight 175g 130g
Talktime 6.5 hours 7.0 hours
Standby 413 hours 455 hours

Analysis: Sony Ericsson Xperia Play vs. HTC Desire S

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Best Connectivity: Draw (1-1)
Best Size/Weight: Desire S (1-2)
Best Camera/Video: Desire S (1-3)
Best Display: Xperia Play (2-3)
Best Processor: Draw (3-4)
Best Software: Draw (4-5)
Best Storage: Xperia Play (5-5)
Best Battery life: Draw (6-6)
Best Extras: Xperia Play (7-6)

BPF Verdict: The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play wins!

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

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