Sony Ericsson Xperia Play vs. HTC Incredible S – Review

by Jerry D on March 27, 2011

Who would win in a punch-up between the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play and the HTC Incredible S? Will the PlayStation joypad come in handy? Let’s find out…

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

Highlights: the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play features a 4.0-inch LED-backlit LCD with a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels, a slide-out PlayStation game pad and a 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon processor. The HTC Incredible S boasts a 4.0-inch (480 x 800 pixel) S-LCD, plus an 8.0 MP camera.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play VS HTC Incredible S
Display 4.0-inch LED-backlit LCD 4.0-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 2.2 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 8.0 Megapixels with autofocus and touch-to-focus, a dual LED flash, geotagging, image stablization 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 64.0 x 120.0 x 11.7mm
Weight 175g 135g
Talktime 6.5 hours 6.0 hours
Standby 413 hours 370 hours

Analysis: Sony Ericsson Xperia Play vs. HTC Incredible S

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Here’s how the fight played out over 9 BPF rounds of like-for-like tech comparisons…

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

BPF Verdict: The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play wins!

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