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Sony Xperia P

Sony Xperia P
540 x 960 pixels
8 MP
0.3 MP VGA front
ST Erricson NovaThor U8500
Dual-core, 1000 MHz
BATTERY: 1305 mAh (5.00h 3G talk time)
Announced: Feb 26, 2012
Market status: Released
Features: Fingerprint Lightweight Thin LTE Rugged NFC Dual SIM


  • HDMI connector for TV-out ()


  • Low pixel density screen (275 ppi)
  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • Too little RAM memory (1 GB RAM)




Sony Xperia P is supposed to stand out of the crowd with its 4.0-inch qHD display manufactured using Sony's very own WhiteMagic technology, the device's screen is capable of delivering brightness superior to that of any other smartphone on the market today, according to Sony. Thanks to that, the screen's outdoor visibility should be outstanding, to say the least. Looking further down its specs sheet, we see a dual-core chipset providing the Sony Xperia P with processing power. Responsible for capturing those special moments is an 8-megapixel camera residing on the smartphone's back. What is really cool about the camera is that it should be capable of booting really fast straight from the lock screen.

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  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • PopupAndroid (4.1.2, 4.0.1, 2.3.7)
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.80 x 2.34 x 0.41 inches (122 x 59.5 x 10.5 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.23 oz (120 g)
      the average is 5.2 oz (150 g)
  • Colors:
    • Black, Gray, Silver, Red


  • Physical size:
    • 4.0 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 540 x 960 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 275 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • TFT
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 60.87 %
  • Features:
    • Scratch-resistant glass, Light sensor, Proximity sensor


  • Camera:
      • Popup8 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Hardware Features:
      • Autofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
    • Software Features:
      • Digital image stabilization, Touch to focus, Smile detection, Face detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
    • Shooting Modes:
      • Panorama, Scenes
  • Camcorder:
      • 1920x1080 (1080p HD)
    • Features:
      • Video light, Video calling
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 0.3 megapixels VGA


  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • ST Erricson NovaThor U8500
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Dual-core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9
  • Graphics processor:
      • ARM Mali-400
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 1 GB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 16 GB


  • Capacity:
    • 1305 mAh
  • Type:
    • User replaceable
  • Talk time:
    • 6.00 hours
      the average is 15 h (880 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 19.6 days (470 hours)
      the average is 16 days (375 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 5.00 hours
      the average is 17 h (1014 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 19.8 days (475 hours)
      the average is 21 days (506 h)
  • Music playback:
    • 80.00 hours
  • Video playback:
    • 4.00 hours


  • Mirroring:
    • DLNA
  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback, Music recognition
  • Radio:
      • FM, Stereo, RDS
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker


  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • HSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

Phone features

  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Other features:
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
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  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.1, EDR
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g, n
    • Mobile hotspot:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • HDMI:
      • Yes
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • A-GPS
  • Navigation:
    • Yes
  • Other:
    • NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync


  • Officially announced:
    • 26 Feb 2012

Shopping information

  • Accessories:
    • embedded battery, clear audio certified stereo headset, fast charger, micro USB cable for charging, synchronisation and file transfer, and user documentation

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 05 Apr 2012
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        PY7A3880135 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 1.18 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 0.84 W/kg
    • Product Specific Use:
      • 1.34 W/kg
    • Simultaneous Transmission:
      • 1.34 W/kg

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This device is also known as Sony LT22i

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