My "new" PLAY

ddthld

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Hi All,

I just got my Xperia PLAY a couple of days ago. I wasn't sure about getting it since my OG Droid was running good on Project Elite 6.5, but one showed up locally on Criagslist and I was able to get it for $150. The phone was only turned on once and still had the factory plastic on it.

I'm not much of a gamer so the included games are good enough for me.

What really suprised me was the screen and being able to use in direct sunlight, its a nice break during the kids soccer games.

The battery is also killer. I'm a light user and as I type this the phone has been off charger for 38 hours and I'm at 52% battery left. Cell Standby (39%) and Phone Idle (37%) are the major users. WiFi is 18%, Display 3%, Android System 3% and Voice Calls 3%. The screen on time is 1h 49m. Brightness is at ~33% and gets turned off after phone use is done. This just kills my Droid.

Anyway...the phone seems to be exponentially better then the Droid in every aspect. :D
 

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You got a great deal. ;) The Play is really a fast phone since it's running Vanilla Gingerbread but it just seems to get lost among the VZW Droid-branded and LTE Android devices. It's only hardware fault is the lack of internal memory allocated for App storage.
 

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And the best part is still have my upgrade and discount intact for the next "superphone" :D
You can't beat that,especially with so many "Superphones" in the pipeline. The Bionic,Droid Prime,......who knows what else. :-$ One nice thing now is you can actually use the Xperia Play's FFC on Skype.
 

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I'm now at approximately 49 hours unplugged and about 22% battery left.

Still pretty light use. Farkle and TuneIn Radio (via WiFi) for about an hour. Bunch of texts and hour or so talk.
 

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I love this phone. Radio seems a bit weak, but the performance and battery life are great.

I also think the screen looks great. I've used SAMOLED+, retina, qHD, and the VZN Xperia PLAY's screen is almost as good. I think the GSM version may have a lower quality display or something.
 

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I'm finally giving up and putting the PLAY on the charger. Final stats on the battery:

Time off Charger - 2 days 13 hours
Battery - 11% left
Cell Standby - 34%
Phone Idle - 32%
WiFi - 19%
Android System - 12%
Display 3% with 3 hours 27 minutes on
Voice Calls - 2%

All in all that seems pretty damn good. I like the screen too, better then the OG Droid. I also liked the screen on the Storm2.

Now its time to start pushing the battery a little and see what happens! :p
 

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I just got my play 2 days ago. I got it from best buy. I asked them to price match amazon price of a penny. They came back and said they could do 25 dollars.
 

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I did find one thing that is kindda disappointing with the PLAY. The camera takes good enough pics, but there is no zoom (or at least I haven't found it yet). I'm liking the looks of the Xperia's but none of them are CDMA. :'(
 

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Got my xperia play a month ago and luv this phone. Came from a rooted Eris which was on its last leg. Was not in the mood to pay 300 for a new super phone right now, since there is always something new coming down the line. My battery life on this phone has been phenomenal. I have not kept a log but do know I do not have to carry around chargers everywhere I go anymore.
 

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i too have great batt life,have my play for days now and i find that this is an underated phone,i have the xperia play 4g. at&t.why has this phone been kept hidden from us all it is a super entertainer.
 

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