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Sony Xperia P

alaTest has collected and analyzed 411 reviews of Sony Xperia P. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and design. The camera and performance also get good opinions. Some have doubts about the GPS navigation and battery. Reviews are divided on the reliability.

usability, performance, camera, design, screen

battery, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia P is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Xperia P

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 user reviews of Sony Xperia P from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the battery and screen. The camera and usability are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the reliability and size, and reviews are divided on the GPS navigation.

performance, usability, camera, screen, battery

size, reliability

88% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia P Sim Free Smartphone - BlackSony Xperia P Sim Free Smartphone - Black

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Xperia P

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Sony Xperia P from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the durability and price. The camera and screen also get good reviews. There are mixed comments on the battery and performance. The reliability and portability get negative comments.

design, screen, camera, price, durability

portability, reliability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony LT22i Xperia P Unlocked Android Smartphone NXT Series with 4-Inch Reality Display, 1Ghz Dual Core, 8MP Camera, 16 GB Memory - No Warranty - SilveSony LT22i Xperia P Unlocked Android Smartphone NXT Series with 4-Inch Reality Display, 1Ghz Dual Core, 8MP Camera, 16 GB Memory - No Warranty - Silve

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Jeffrey Van Camp (digitaltrends.com)

Sony Xperia P Review

 

Assuming the update to Android 4.0 comes through for everyone with the P (some users have gotten it already), it could be a good option for those looking for a smaller handset.

The Xperia P is not a record-setting handset, though it’s WhiteMagic screen is certainly a winner in my book. The design is clean and the hardware is fast enough to satisfy most users. Assuming the update to Android 4.0 comes through for everyone with...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: Mat Smith (engadget.com)

Sony Xperia P review: a solid, mid-sized smartphone waiting for Android 4.0

 

More InfoSony Xperia S reviewSony announces the Xperia P: Aluminum unibody, shipping Q2Sony pushing ICS to more devices next week, confirms

Superb screen performance outdoors ; Confident, solid design

Battery life disappoints ; Stale Gingerbread OS ; Mediocre processor ; Needs more storage space

The Xperia P stands behind the flagship S, but surprises with better build quality and a superbly visible screen. Placed squarely in the middle of Sony's smartphone line-up, its battery woes are the main concern.

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Sony Xperia P review: Ironclad

 

Sealed in an aluminum unibody but still oozing the new NXT series style, the Sony Xperia P joins an elite club of metal-clad phones. And then there's the WhiteMagic screen to make it unique in the mobile world. In short, the Xperia P is one of...

Aluminum unibody ; Quad-band GSM /GPRS/EDGE support ; 3G with 14.4 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA ; Bright 4" 16M-color capacitive LED-backlit LCD touchscreen of qHD resolution (540 x 960 pixels) with Sony Mobile BRAVIA engine and WhiteMagic (fourth...

No Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box ; Display has poor blacks, high brightness levels result in poor color rendering and loss of contrast ; No memory card slot ; microSIM only ; Modest battery capacity of only 1305mAh results in mediocre...

In a not-so-far-fetched scenario, the Sony Xperia P struggles to emerge from the shadow of the Xperia S flagship and sees its sales eaten into by its own more affordable siblings, the Xperia U and sola. Many phones in a similar position would find it...

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Aaron Souppouris (theverge.com)

Sony Xperia P review

 

The Xperia P is the mid-range entry in Sony's Xperia NXT series of smartphones announced at MWC earlier this year. It sits below the Xperia S and above the entry-level Xperia U. Sony's strategy...

Rock-solid build ; WhiteMagic display is a revelation ; High-quality camera

Outdated Android 2.3 OS ; Too much unwanted software ; So-so gaming performance

Were it endowed with Android 4.0 the Xperia P would be a true competitor

May, 2012

Expert review by: Nick T. (phonearena.com)

Sony Xperia P Review

 

The Sony Xperia P is the company's first smartphone to feature WhiteMagic technology. we are dealing with a reasonably priced mid-range Android handset with some pretty decent specs. The processor inside it has a couple of cores ticking at 1GHz, an...

Display with outstanding outdoor visibility ; Camera is really good ; Great in-call audio quality

Gingerbread at launch ; Display colors could have been more accurate

The Sony Xperia P is only an inch away from being the ultimate mid-range Android smartphone – packed with cool features, yet relatively inexpensive considering what you're getting in exchange. And what you get is a great camera, pretty interface,...

May, 2012

Expert review by: theunwired (theunwired.net)

PHOTOVIEW: Sony Xperia P Android Smartphone with NFC

 

Announced back in February at this year's Mobile World Congress , the Sony Xperia P is Sony Mobile's little brother of the Xperia S which was announced back in January. Like all Xperia NXT smartphones, the Xperia P has a simple and strong design but...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Alex Dobie (androidcentral.com)

Sony Xperia P review

 

Can build quality and multimedia chops redeem a phone lacking the latest version of Android? Find out as we take a closer look at the Sony Xperia P.The fact that we're starting to see dua...

Like other Xperia phones, the Xperia P supports 3D panoramic recording, though you'll need a 3D TV to play back content recorded in this phone.

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Charo (technoodling.net)

Sony Xperia P review: Pure love!

 

It is rare that I fall head over heels in love with a gadget. I fall in love with a gadget, yes. But not head over heels in love with one. The Sony Xperia P turned out to be one of those rare moments. It took a while for me to write the review as I put...

Instant photo shots ; Brilliant screen even under the sun ; Takes really nice videos even in challenging lighting ; Big internal storage

No external memory slot ; Unibody design means you can’t change the battery ; Photos could do better ; Still Gingerbread build. Hurry up with the ICS, Sony

The video capture is nothing short of amazing! I recorded an event a while back and was impressed at how the phone tries to compensate for the difficult lighting.

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: YugaTech (yugatech.com)

Sony Xperia P Review

 

The Xperia P looks good on paper, even though it only sports a 1.0GHz dual-core NovaThor processor. However, we were a bit disappointed that the internal storage is only 16GB and there's no option for expandable memory. Also, because of the unibody...

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Clinton Jeff (zomgitscj.com)

Unboxing the Sony Xperia P

 

Also part of the Sony phones that just launched on Thursday, we got the Sony Xperia P in for review yesterday, so as usual, we're kicking things off with an...

May, 2012

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera:No / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8

Design

Kids tablet: No

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Navigation

GPS: Yes

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G standards:HSPA
SIM card capability:Single SIM
Wi-fi Standard:IEEE 802.11n

Performance

GPS: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone Out: Yes
USB port: Yes