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Quick specs

  • 175.0 grams
  • 119.0 × 62.0 × 16.0 mm
  • Talk time (up to): 8 hours 25 minutes [1]
  • Standby time (up to): 425 hours [1]
  • MP3 playback: 30 hours 30 minutes [1]
  • Game play time (Java): Up to 5 hours 35 minutes [1]
  • 4" touchscreen - scratch-resistant TFT
  • 16 million colours, 854 x 480 pixels

Available colours


  • Google Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • 1 GHz Scorpion ARMv7 processor
  • 5.1 megapixel camera with auto focus
  • Photo light
Xperia PLAY - Sony Smartphones

Great for gaming

Got a penchant for shoot-outs? Love swordfights? Or just like a friendly game of soccer. Whatever your game is, there’s something for you.

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Perfect partners

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Downloads and takeaways

Xperia PLAY specifications

This is a listing of Xperia PLAY’s main features and functions. For a complete technical specification, download the Xperia™ PLAY White paper (1 MB).

Camera and video

  • 5.1 megapixel camera with auto focus and photo light
  • Image playback, supported formats: BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, WBMP
  • Image capture, supported format: JPEG
  • Video playback and recording, supported formats: 3GPP, MP4
  • Accelerated Adobe Flash Video
  • Front-facing camera for video calls

Connectivity and communication

  • USB High speed 2.0 and Micro USB support
  • Native USB tethering
  • Wi-Fi® and Wi-Fi Hotspot functionality
  • DLNA Certified
  • Synchronisation via Exchange ActiveSync, Google Sync and Facebook
  • aGPS
  • WebKit web browser with Pan & zoom
  • Bluetooth technology


  • Internal phone storage: 1GB (up to 400MB free)
  • RAM: 512MB
  • Expansion slot: microSD, up to 32GB


  • GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900
  • UMTS HSPA 900, 2100 (Global except Americas)
  • UMTS HSPA 800, 850, 1900, 2100 (Americas)


  • TrackID music recognition
  • 3.5 mm audio jack for headphones
  • Stereo speakers
  • Audio playback, supported formats: MP3, 3GPP, MP4, SMF, WAV, OTA, Ogg vorbis
  • Audio recording, supported formats: 3GPP, MP4, AMR
  • 3D and motion gaming
  • Dedicated gaming keys
  • Xperia™ 2.0 with Facebook
  • Sony Entertainment Network (selected markets only)
  • Slide-out gaming controls


  • 4”, 854x480 pixels 16,777,216 colour TFT
  • Capacitive touchscreen with on-screen QWERTY keyboard
  • Screenshot capturing

Pre-loaded applications

  • Google Voice Search
  • Google Talk with video chat
  • Google Mail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Gallery 3D
  • Google Maps with Street View

[1] A Standby time specification is an industry standard. The only intention is to allow comparison of different mobile phones under the same circumstances. Factors including - but not limited to - network, settings, location, movement, signal strength and cell traffic strongly effect standby power consumption. Standby time specifications of different mobile phones can therefore be compared only in a controlled laboratory environment. When any mobile phone is used in real life - i.e., under circumstances for which the mobile phone is intended - the actual standby time could be considerably lower and will be strongly dependent on the factors mentioned above.

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