Sony Xperia P

AKA: Sony LT22i, Sony Nypon
8/10 AVG.
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The Sony Xperia P is a phone that performs, but could be better. - Chris Hall, Pocket-lint  
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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. - GSMArena team, GSMArena  
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Reviews summary

8/10 AVG.
RATING

Based on 17 reviews

The Sony Xperia P is a fashion-forward device that's sure to turn heads with its large, high-resolution touchscreen display and metallic finish.

It uses a 4-inch qHD (540x960 pixels) touchscreen panel and features a whole host of high-end niceties which include a powerful 1GHz processor, an ample amount of RAM (16GB), an 8-megapixel camera, and a unibody construction. The design is one of Sony’s more beautiful efforts, and it really stands out in a crowd of similar-looking Android-powered bricks.

The downsides of this phone are its outdated Android software (Gingerbread) and poor battery life.

An upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich might save it, but for now it’s more like the little smartphone that could. Could be improved, that is.

Need to Know: Sony Xperia P

1. Large, 4-inch qHD touchscreen display. (The Good)

2. Fast processor, plenty of RAM and onboard storage. (The Good)

3. No microSD card slot. (The Bad)

4. Default software is a dated version of Android. (The Bad)

Specs summary

Screen
4"

The Sony Xperia P's screen is 4 inches with 540 x 960 pixels resolution.

Processor
1GHz

There is a ARM Cortex-A9 Dual-Core 1 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread (Update Available: 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich) operating system (OS).

Camera
8+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 8+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with VGA (640 x 480) resolution.
Storage
16 GB

Internal memory is 16 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
1305mAh

The phone is powered by a 1305 mAh Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Sony's performance ratings are: 19.8 days standby time, 420 minutes talk time, 239 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

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Reviews summary

8/10 AVG.
RATING

Based on 17 reviews

The Sony Xperia P is a fashion-forward device that's sure to turn heads with its large, high-resolution touchscreen display and metallic finish.

It uses a 4-inch qHD (540x960 pixels) touchscreen panel and features a whole host of high-end niceties which include a powerful 1GHz processor, an ample amount of RAM (16GB), an 8-megapixel camera, and a unibody construction. The design is one of Sony’s more beautiful efforts, and it really stands out in a crowd of similar-looking Android-powered bricks.

The downsides of this phone are its outdated Android software (Gingerbread) and poor battery life.

An upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich might save it, but for now it’s more like the little smartphone that could. Could be improved, that is.

Need to Know: Sony Xperia P

1. Large, 4-inch qHD touchscreen display. (The Good)

2. Fast processor, plenty of RAM and onboard storage. (The Good)

3. No microSD card slot. (The Bad)

4. Default software is a dated version of Android. (The Bad)

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Reviews (8/10 Avg. rating)

A power packed handsome phone for daily use

from TelecomTiger (about 1 year ago)

The Xperia P from Sony is a great phone in Xperia series and will satisfy one with its features, technicalities and pre installed applications. This is a one of the good mid range smartphone of these days. The only major drawback with this device is its no space for memory card and average battery. Else,... More

  8/10

A fantastic screen, high-resolution and high-class feel make this a great smartphone for media fans

from Expert Reviews (over 2 years ago)

The Xperia P comes with 16GB of storage and provides up to 13GB for users, but you can’t expand storage with a microSD card, which puts the Xperia P at a disadvantage to phones such as the Galaxy Ace 2. The Galaxy Ace 2 is like a nicer phone to hold (the Xperia P is so smooth it almost feels as if... More

  8/10

Sony’s Xperia P is a step up in design, and makes a good choice if you're shopping for a smaller smartphone

from Digital Trends (over 2 years ago)

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 the P (some users have gotten it already), it could... More

  7/10

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

from Cnet (over 2 years ago)

You have to admit the Sony Xperia P is a gorgeous smartphone. Flaunting a stunning design crafted from premium materials, it's a mobile device that has good looks to die for. Unfortunately its major weakness is an underpowered processor, which has serious repercussions. It doesn't have enough speed to... More

  6/10

Fantastic screen, good hardware quality, and above average battery life

from Fone Arena (over 2 years ago)

The Xperia P is a great phone held back by its lack of Android 4.0. Its mid range rivals, the HTC One V , One S are both running Android 4.0. The fantastic screen, camera and overall performance on the other hand go in the Sony’s favor.If Sony sticks to its Android 4.0 rollout timeline, this could... More

Looks nice, is well built and offers a great set of core features

from TrustedReviews (over 2 years ago)

We like the Sony Xperia P a lot. It looks nice, is well built and offers a great set of core features, with dual-core performance, 8MP camera and sharp display, all wrapped up in a modest sized handset. Add in some unexpected extras like microHDMI connectivity and NFC and you're onto a winner. It's not... More

  9/10

Solid build quality, great display, great call quality

from MobileBurn (over 2 years ago)

The Sony Xperia P is a pretty good mid-range device that offers solid build quality, quick performance, and a great display. The things that really let it down are the puny battery and the dated Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system. Sony is selling the Xperia P unlocked direct through its online... More

  6/10

Nice design, shame about the battery

from Pocket-lint (over 2 years ago)

Overall the Sony Xperia P is something of a mixed bag. Our experience with the Xperia S tells us that the design will divide opinion. The core hardware means this is a reasonably powerful device and the way it handles everyday tasks is a testament to that, with no complaints in that respect.But there... More

A confident, middle-sized handset with a pretty good camera and a superb screen

from Engadget (over 2 years ago)

The Xperia P is a confident, middle-sized handset, but new smartphone shoppers may find it difficult to spend £340 (around $530; off-contract) on it. While the Xperia P has more design charm and better build quality, the Xperia S is already being substantially discounted in the UK, with a grander camera,... More

Attractive design, quite light, and pretty good display

from GSMArena (over 2 years ago)

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 hard to rise to the challenge. Not the Sony Xperia... More

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