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Sony Xperia P

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1361 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the value for money and usability are on the whole positive. The camera and screen are also appreciated, but many are negative about the features.

design, screen, camera, usability, price


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 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: review summary for Sony Xperia P


alaTest has collected and analysed 43 user reviews of Sony Xperia P from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on

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

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

Consumer review by: review summary for Sony Xperia P


alaTest has collected and analyzed 218 user reviews of Sony Xperia P from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on

usability, screen, design, camera, value for money


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

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia P LT22i-BK Unlocked Phone with 8 MP Camera, Android 2.3 OS, Dual-Core Processor, and 4-Inch Touchscreen--U.S.Warranty (Black)Sony Xperia P Lt 22i 16gb 4.0" 1.0 ghz 8 mp black Android 2.3 Factory Unlocked BlackSony LT22i Xperia P Unlocked Android Smartphone NXT Series with 4-Inch Reality Display, 1Ghz Dual Core, 8MP Camera, 16 GB Memory - No Warranty - Silve

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Sony Xperia P Review


When Sony said they were going to focus heavily on their smartphone game post the break-up with Ericsson, they weren't kidding around. After the arrival of the Xperia S, the first Sony-branded phone to hit the streets, we now have a fleet of Xperia...

The Xperia P is powered by a NovaThor U8500 SoC that packs in a 1GHz dual-core CPU and an ARM Mali-400 GPU. This is the same chipset that powers the Xperia U and the Sola as well. There aren’t any toggle switches in the notification bar, but you do get...


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Sony Xperia P Review


This year has been a big one for mobile at Sony. After a decade of producing mobile phones in partnership with Ericsson, the Japanese company officially took over the joint venture in early 2012 and began marketing its first phones under the name...

Super bright WhiteMagic screen ; Compact size is a plus ; Voice calls sound good ; Sleek Sony design

Button layout uncomfortable ; Android 4.0 update still pending ; No microSD ; Crappy front camera

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.

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Sony Xperia P (silver, unlocked)


The smartphone market has grown ever tighter with even longtime electronics heavyweights finding it hard to create a hit. Sony, with its NXT line of handsets, clearly hopes that an aggressive blend of style and multimedia prowess will be enough to lure...

With a stunning, metal design, the Sony Xperia P has sophisticated style. It's also compact, boasts a bright screen, and connects to Sony's large music and video stores.

The Xperia P is held back by a weak CPU, outdated Android OS, and short battery life.

If beauty is your only priority, the Sony Xperia P will certainly satisfy, but power isn't this unlocked phone's forte.

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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.

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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...

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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 with this trio of handsets invites comparisons to HTC's...

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

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

Strike two for Sony's NXT series?

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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,...

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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.

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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.

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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...

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera:Double Camera
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:HD1080p


Audio Playback: Yes
GPS Receiver:Built-in
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes


A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: No
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: Yes
USB: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

Technology:GSM/PCN / WCDMA (UMTS)


Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Android
Operator:3 / EE / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / Vodafone
Product Type:Mobile Phone / Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes