Sony Ericsson XPeria Play R800i User Manual

The term “Play” on Sony Ericsson Play derived from the word of “Play” on Sony PlayStation aka PS. This means that this SmartPhone that has Sony Ericsson R800i Series name aka alias, is using a part of PlayStation Feature: The PlayStation GamePad (stick pad Game Controller / Console just like PlayStation Portable / PSP had). As you can see by your self from the image / picture of Sony Ericsson Play R800i below, this Handset equipped with slide Game Stick Control KeyPad just like the what PlayStation had: The four row Navigation Keypad controller and also the four button for action control. The Game Controller used to be slide out to be able to used it, just like the ways Physical Qwerty Keybaord in Slide Side form factor gadget. Usually we like to called this phone as PlayStation Phone / PlayStation SmartPhone.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play R800i Manual Extended User Guide Specs Overview

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play R800i Manual Extended User Guide - Specs Overview

Because the the Slide Out already being used by PlayStation Game Controller, the Sony Ericsson Play, to be able to type a message, is only remain on using the Touchscreen User Interface with onscreen 12 keys virtual Qwerty Keyboard. The Screen has 4.0 inches Diagonal Diameter that suitable on viewing and playing small game inside the SE Play at precisely 854 x 480 pixels Resolution.

The Screen used LED Backlite LCD with Capacitive Touchscreen and has almost 16M colors along with Auto Rotate UI and Auto Turn off (using Accelerometer and Proximity Sensor), Multi Touch Input and Timescape UI (User Interface Applications that specially designed for Sony Ericsson Phone). For further explanation and discussion about features and specifications of Sony Ericsson Play you can read under “Specifications Tab” below.

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It was pretty difficult to make a screenshot capture of Sony Ericsson Xperia Play Extended User Guide because the PDF File was being protected and not allowed to be copied. The picture below we got from print screen mode and we already edited and re-arranged in purpose to give you an overview what inside the Manual of the SE Xperia Play. For the current picture below it shown you the Keys and Part of Sony Ericsson Xperia Plays: the Game Controller, the Touch Pad, the Buttons Play, Game Menu, Directional Buttons, Power Keys, Home Keys, Camera, and more. This tutorial and elaboration can be read at page 11 of the PDF Manual.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play R800i Manual Extended User Guide Keys Parts Layout Resume

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play R800i Manual Extended User Guide - Keys Parts Layout - Resume

Because Sony Ericsson Xperia Play is PlayStation Phone, the first tutorial and guideline that you should read i how to use the Game Controller and Game Application its self. The first step is to understand how you can use PlayStation Pocket and then choose the specific game that you wanna play. The Tutorial how to play the game can be found and read at page 28 of the Extended UG PDF of the SE Xperia Play. Remember, if you like to know how to use the specific games, such as learn to play FIFA 10 like to pass the ball, to shot the ball, defend, tackle etc, or wanna know how to play another Game, all the User Guide and Game Instruction can be found within each game along with specific Instructional.

Other Tutorial that you supposed to read: Leaning how to create Calendar and make Reminder (on page 52), how to set the alarm clock that can be found at page 53, Using the Wi-Fi and Virtual Private Networks VPNs at page 58 and 59, Using the camera to learn Camera control and viewfinder to create video or take a photos, Pairing the bluetooth, using Master Reset, Clear Storage microSD Card, Playing Music, Listening to FM Radio, and Downloading Application or Games from Android Market, Setting and Change Language Date Time, Troubleshooting tutorial and answer, Using turn by turn Navigation with Google Maps (voice and screen) and more.

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Sony Ericsson XPeria Play R800i Specifications

The CPU Processor attached in Sony Ericsson Play R800i has the same series and speed just like Sony Ericsson Arc LT15i, which also used 1Ghz Scorpion Processor Speed, with Adreno 205 GPU for Graphical Processor and Qualcomm MSM8255 Sanpdragon chipset along with 400MB ROM and 512 RAM (little bit differs from Arc). It also equipped with microSD memory card in the box that has size storage 8GB but can be replaced using higher storage of microSD card external memory up to 32GB.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play R800i Manual Extended User Guide Specifications

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play R800i Manual Extended User Guide - Specifications

As a Phone / Smartphone this Xperia Play works under GSM Data Networks Technology that supports both 3G and 2G. For 3G Networks it supports HSDPA and HSUPA (UMTS) and also 2G Networks like GPRS and EDGE. Bluetooth version 2.1 also embedded along with most popular Bluetooth profile for wireless stereo headset A2DP. To be able to transfer File such as Music or Video that usually contains huge data file, the Xperia Play R800i also installed with microUSB v2.0 slot with its cable data. For Internet connection purpose that usually used in Cafe or Hotspot area, the WiFi 802.11 b,g,n with DLNA and Wi-Fi hostpot also available.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play used Android Platform as it main Operating System. It officially released using Android 2.3 aka Android Gingerbread. As and Android Phone, you will find Google Application for Android such as Google Maps with Navigation and Street view (has aGPS also), YouTube, Android Market, Google Mail, Google Talk, Google Calendar, Google Search and more. Especially for the Games Applications, the phone alredy installed with preloaded game (support motion and gesture gaming) such as the Sim 3, FIFA 10 for football /soccer game, Crash Bandicoot, Star Batallion (Game like Star War, with Planet, Star ship, Weapon, etc), Tetris and also Bruce Lee Dragon Warriors for Action Game. Of course others game such as race car or strategy game also available and ready to be downloaded [Asphalt 5 – Free, Jumping Jack Flash, MediEvil, Destruction Derby, Assasins Creed Altair’s Chronicles HD, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell, Need for Speed, etc].

Additional Sony Ericsson Xperia Play Game Info: PS One Games that available in Android Market (you can buy it from there): Syphon Filter, Destruction Derby, MediEvil, Jumping Fish, Cool Boarders 2 and more.

For the Camera and Multimedia Player, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play attached with 5 Megapixel Camera, AutoFocus, LED Flash, Touch Focus, Image Stabilization, Geo-Tagging, and Video Recording. Unlike the Sony ericsson Xperia Arc that didn’t have Secondary Front camera, the Xperia Play is used the Front Camera. This means that you can make Video Call by using this gadget. For Music and Video Audio Player the phone supports MP4, H.263 / H.264, WMV, WMA, MP3, eAAC+, WAV formats. Sony Ericsson Xperia Play Available in two version colors: Black and White.

Table of Contents of Sony Ericsson Xperia Play R800i Manual Extended User Guide

Important Information
Android – What and Why?
Getting started
Getting to Know Your Phone
Accessing Sony PlayStation Games via the PlayStation Pocket
Playing Games,
Google Talk
Sony Ericsson Timescape
Android Market
Getting Organised
connecting to Wireless Networks
Web Browser
Taking Photo and Recording
Bluetooth Wireless Technology
Connecting Phone to a Computer
Location Services
Locking and Protecting Your Phone
Updating Your Phone
Phone Settings Overview
Icons Overview
Applications Overview
User Support
Legal Information

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The Picture below available at page 8 and 9 of the EUG of Xperia Play R800i under “Getting Started Chapter”. It would help you to understand and learn how you can remove and insert the SIM Provider Card and also the microSD external memory Card, how to turning on / off the Play and also how you can open the battery cover (before you able to insert the microSD or SIM card and the use the Phone to make a Call or Playing the Games).

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play R800i Manual Extended User Guide Open Battery Cover Back Insert Assembling Remove SIM microSD Card PDF Download

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play R800i Manual Extended User Guide - Open Battery Cover Back Insert Assembling Remove SIM microSD Card - PDF Download

Remember, although it been named as Extended User Guide of Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, you wouldn’t find full of information and tutorial regarding the Phone features and Applications. It just would help you some parts of features and tools that had in the Phone. Enjoy and Read by yourself. If you wanna sync your Phone to PC, you need a software applications installed in your Computer called as PC Companion (click the link to download, 15.7MB) and connect it using USB cable.

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  1. kezzie b says

    just got the sony ericsson xperia play phone with an sd card but for some reason it wont read it also i cant transfer music from my laptop to my phone!! any ideas plzzzz

  2. says

    A piece off flat metal broke away from were the micro chip goes.since it happened my experia r800i can’t download or save on the chip because I damaged the casing the micro chip sits in. Is it fixable and if so is it expensive to get fixed ,could you tell me pkease

  3. Ceta Millington says

    My husband’s xperia play R800i repeatedly displays messages about various apps etc stopping unexpectedly and offering a force closeOption only,as it was bought 2nd hand (although was in New condition) I fear the previous owner may have messed with the hardware/software,but as we don’t know much about technical stuff we don’t really know what we can do,does any1 know if its possible to re-download the basic manufacturers hardware/software via the phone,or if not does any1 have any ideas that can help,he also doesn’t seem to have much memory space although he’s bought a 16gb sd card,please help,thanks

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