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Sony Xperia P Hands-on Review

Sony Xperia P Hands-on Review
The Sony Xperia P, which was once known only by its Nypon code name, was one of the smartphones that we were expecting to see at CES 2012. Of course, that didn't happen. Today, however, we are finally given the opportunity to go up close and personal with this mid- to high-range offering by Sony.

The design is in line with the rest of the new Xperia gang – the P is made predominantly of plastic has an aluminum unibody, and features the characteristic transparent line near the capacitive navigation keys. Overall, the Xperia P is one good-looking device, although it won't win an award for exceptional thinness due to its 10.5 mm.

Sony Xperia P Hands-on Review
Sony Xperia P Hands-on Review
Sony Xperia P Hands-on Review


It goes without saying that the 4-inch qHD display on the Sony Xperia P is one of its standout features. Enhanced with WhiteMagic technology, it delivers an impressive brightness of 1000 nits, meaning that it should remain clearly visible even in broad daylight. Since we tested the device indoors, we can't vouch for the brightness of the display, but we'll be sure to check this out once we get a unit for a review.

Sony Xperia P Hands-on Review
Sony Xperia P Hands-on Review
Sony Xperia P Hands-on Review


Providing the Sony Xperia P with processing power is a 1GHz dual-core processor, courtesy of ST-Ericsson. During our brief time with the handset, we didn't encounter much lag while playing with the interface. However, we should mention that these weren't final units we got to play with, plus the handset will be updated to Android 4 ICS (it will launch with Gingerbread). The update is scheduled for this Spring.

Other noteworthy features include an 8-megapixel camera, a VGA frontfacing one, as well as the usual suspects like Wi-Fi, DLNA, and GPS.

The Sony Xperia P should hit the shelves sometime during Q2 2012. So, who's getting it?



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posted on 26 Feb 2012, 16:42 6

1. pistolashtc (Posts: 29; Member since: 28 Dec 2010)


Looks nice... But i prefer the HTC one X... And i'm still waiting for the MONSTER: GALAXY SIII!! xD

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 18:01 9

9. ivanprskalo (Posts: 102; Member since: 09 Dec 2010)


one x and xperia P aren't in same category. More like One S and xperia P are in same group.
And guy in the video says: It's plastic.
That is wrong, xperia P is out of Aluminium, just 4 pieces makes whole body..

posted on 27 May 2012, 19:44 1

21. Randomguy19 (Posts: 1; Member since: 27 May 2012)


Not really, Xperia P is cheaper than the One S, that One is more in line with the Xperia S. Sony does not have anything in the One X price range

posted on 26 Feb 2012, 16:45 10

2. Birds (Posts: 927; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


This is the best mid range phone to date. I just hope it is priced like a mid range phone (no higher than 400$)

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 18:02 1

10. ivanprskalo (Posts: 102; Member since: 09 Dec 2010)


But since it is from aluminium it will cost more than that.
But I'm sure price will drop after few months.

posted on 26 Feb 2012, 17:12 7

3. theBankRobber (Posts: 642; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


Sony has some great cameras in their phones, I wish sprint would get at least 1 Sony phone with in the next 2 years. My brothers experia play takes awesome videos and pictures.

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 18:03 1

11. ivanprskalo (Posts: 102; Member since: 09 Dec 2010)


My brother also has xperi play and I'm sometimes stuned by quality of that 5mpx shots.

posted on 26 Feb 2012, 17:39

4. kanonk (Posts: 14; Member since: 21 Dec 2011)


I wants video

posted on 26 Feb 2012, 18:27 4

5. moboman (Posts: 5; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)


What the h... are you on about? This is not made of plastic but have a unibody aluminium body! Are you asleep over there in Barcelona??

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 07:27

7. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 396; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)


i was confused when i read that part! WTF

posted on 26 Feb 2012, 20:43 2

6. rockstarlive (Posts: 307; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Talk about options. I would still go with the Ion or Xperia S. OR maybe all 3. lol

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 10:58 1

8. haydenb (Posts: 21; Member since: 24 Nov 2011)


I would like to get my hands on the Xperia Ion and the HTC One x. and the GSIII

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 18:05 2

12. ivanprskalo (Posts: 102; Member since: 09 Dec 2010)


Who wouldn't?!?! I would also like to get my hands on Megan Fox, S. Johanson and Gisele Bundchen :D

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 20:32

13. haydenb (Posts: 21; Member since: 24 Nov 2011)


I want to get my hand on the Ion and the One X and the GSIII when it's released

posted on 02 Mar 2012, 14:48

17. 24984 (Posts: 3; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


sonys smartphones are always cheaper and with better quality ... beter camera , voice , screen ... better multimedia ... I like sony verry much ... I think that japan makes technology with better quality ...

posted on 02 Mar 2012, 20:59

18. mAdN3sS (Posts: 1; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


this phone looks GREEEATTT!!!!

posted on 03 Mar 2012, 09:42

19. JackDude (Posts: 6; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)


I really want it. The problem is price. Some people say it will cost almost the same as Xperia S. If thats right, wich phone should get instead thats more budget friendly but still good?

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 01:08

20. cyborg009 (Posts: 79; Member since: 17 Sep 2011)


how awesome it would have been if they would've managed to add white magic display to xperia Ses 720p display... :D
The contrast on xperia P is amazing but im buying that monster called xperia S .. nothing else will do !!

posted on 28 May 2013, 20:15

22. talix (Posts: 1; Member since: 28 May 2013)


really nice . Maybe i buy the phone. If this experia seems slim it would be a perfect phone but also this style is awesome .

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