Sony Ericsson Xperia Play vs. LG Optimus Black – Review

by Jerry D on May 11, 2011

It’s the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play versus the LG Optimus Black in this big phone fight. How does Sony’s PlayStation phone fare against LG’s lovely smartphone? Do you need a built-in joypad for mobile gaming? Really? Ding-ding. Seconds away, round one…

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Stat-fight: Sony Ericsson Xperia Play vs. LG Optimus Black

Highlights: the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play features a 4.0-inch LED-backlit LCD with a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels, and weighs only 175g. The rival LG Optimus Black boasts an equally impressive 4.0-inch (480 x 800 pixel) NOVA LCD, and a chassis that’s a mere 9.2mm thick. See the full smartphone comparison below…

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play VS LG Optimus Black
Display 4.0-inch LED-backlit LCD 4.0-inch NOVA LCD
Resolution 480 x 854 pixels 480 x 800 pixels
Keyboard PlayStation gaming controls No
Processor 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon 1GHz TI OMAP 3630
Software Android 2.3 Android 2.2, upgradeable to 2.3 (Gingerbread)
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, geo-tagging and 720p HD video capture
Front camera Yes Yes
4G No No
3G 3G/HSDPA 3G/HSDPA (7.2Mbps)
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 63.5 x 121.0 x 9.2mm
Weight 175g 109g
Talktime 6.5 hours 6.0 hours
Standby 413 hours 350 hours

Analysis: Sony Ericsson Xperia Play vs. LG Optimus Black

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Best Connectivity: Draw (1-1)
Best Size/Weight: Optimus Black (1-2)
Best Camera/Video: Optimus Black (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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