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The Xperia Play 4G is a gaming cellphone from Sony Ericsson. It features a 4-inch capacitive touchscreen display, slide-out dedicated gaming controls with dual analog touch joystick, and a 5-megapixel camera. Also, the Xperia PLay 4G has a VGA front facing camera and stereo speakers.


  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: May. 26, 2011
  • Price at launch: $49.00


  • Alias: Xperia Play 4G

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  • Height: 4.68 inches
  • Width: 2.44 inches
  • Thickness: 0.63 inches
  • Weight: 0.39 pounds
  • Form factor: Slider
  • Color: Black / Silver
  • Slide orientation: Landscape
  • Physical keypad: Gaming
  • Loudspeaker: Stereo


  • Screen size (diagonal): 4 inches
  • Technology: LCD
  • Pixel arrangement: RGB
  • Resolution (Y): 854 px
  • Resolution (X): 480 px
  • PPI: 245
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive


  • Carriers: AT&T
  • GSM: Yes
  • GSM frequencies supported: 1900, 1800, 900, 850
  • UMTS / HSPA: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • Tethering / mobile hotspot: Yes
  • Media streaming: DLNA


  • Manufacturer: Qualcomm
  • Brand / family: Snapdragon
  • Model: MSM 8255
  • Clock speed: 1 GHz


  • Internal size: 1 GB
  • External: Yes
  • Max external size: 32 GB
  • External type: microSD


  • Resolution: 0.3 megapixels
  • Video resolution: VGA

Front Camera

  • Resolution: 5 megapixels
  • Flash: LED
  • Focus type: Autofocus
  • Video resolution: 480p

Rear Camera

  • Operating system: Android
  • Skin: Sony Ericsson
  • Launch OS version: 2.3


  • Headphone jack: 3.5mm
  • Other ports: Micro USB


  • Capacity: 1500 mAh


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