- Chris Hall , Pocket-lint
The Sony Xperia P is a phone that performs, but could be better.
- GSMArena team , GSMArena
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.
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The downsides of this phone are its outdated Android software (Gingerbread) and poor battery life.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)