Xperia Play

by Sony Ericsson

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One (M8)

by HTC

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Galaxy S5

by Samsung

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Hydro Vibe

by Kyocera

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Price
Pros
  • Slide-out gamepad
  • Stock Android 2.3
  • Long lasting battery life
  • Stellar camera abilities
  • Water resistant, because accidents happen
  • Long-lasting battery life
Cons
  • No LTE support
  • Small internal memory
  • Don't use it as a boom box
  • Still too much bloatware
  • Display is sub-par
  • Android overlay is too outdated
At A Glance

The Xperia Play is the phone for gamers, though it may not appeal to everyone else.

The One is HTC's second attempt at entering the ring and it's just as impressive as its predecessor: it's beautiful, battery efficient, fueled by all the latest hardware, and that UltraPixel camera still excels in areas that other camera phones have fallen short. And guys, we really, really like it.

It's got the latest specifications, a really stellar camera, and a bright screen and long-lasting battery life that's good for catching up on TV on the go. It has all of the bells and whistles a typical smartphone user would want, but some of the new features miss the mark, and the interface could still use some work.

The Kyocera Hydro Vibe isn’t the best choice for a midrange phone. But it is waterproof, unlike many rivals, and its long-lasting battery life will appeal to some users.

Specs

Pricing

Part Number R800X      

Processor

Processor type Qualcomm      
Processor speed 1.0  MHz      

Display

Display size 4.0  inches      
Display type Multitouch      
Resolution 854 by 480  pixels      

Storage

Internal Memory 400.0  MB      
Other storage Micro SD      

Memory

Memory size 0.512  MB      

Dimensions

Width 4.7  inches      
Depth 2.4  inches      
Height 2.4  inches      
Weight 0.3875  pounds      

Exposure Controls

Flash Built-in Flash      

Image Processor

Megapixels 5.0      

Storage Media

SD card Micro SD      

Carrier

Cell Carrier Verizon      

Supported Video Formats

MPEG4 Yes      
Video Calling Yes      

Supported Audio Formats

AAC AAC      
WMA Yes      

Included Software

Operating System Android      

Sync

Sync Options Supported USB|Wi-Fi      

Form Factor

Form Factor Slide      
Keyboard Software      

Operating System

OS Version 2.3      
Multitasking Support With native and third-party apps      
Web Browser WebKit      
Adobe Flash Support Full Flash      

Camera

Front-Facing Camera 1.0      

Location

GPS 1.0