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Sony Xperia P

alaTest has collected and analyzed 425 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 really like the design and screen. The camera and performance are also mentioned favorably. Reviews are divided on the reliability. Many are critical about the GPS navigation and battery.

usability, performance, camera, screen, design

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 are impressed by the battery and screen. The camera and usability are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed views about the GPS navigation. Some have doubts about the reliability and size.

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

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Xperia P

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Sony Xperia P from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People really like the durability and price. The camera and screen also get good comments. Some have doubts about the reliability and portability. Comments about the battery and performance are different.

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

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Sony Xperia P - Pocket-lint

 

A nice design, but the phone is let down by an old version of Android, and poor battery life. The Android version will, at least, be sorted soon, but the

Unibody feels solid, plenty of power under the hood, good camera performance

Poor battery performance, display doesn't look natural, some UI quirks make this phone feel a little dated

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...

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: (t3.com)

Sony Xperia P review

 

The follow-up to the Xperia S comes with a 4-inch Reality display

Bravia Engine screen ; Dual-core processor ; Great camera and shooting mode

Small storage for the money ; Fussy with inline headphones

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Luke Johnson (techradar.com)

Sony Xperia P review

 

A feature-packed mid-range Android smartphone

Sleek, unique design ; 1GHz dual-core CPU ; 4-inch display ; Impressive rear camera ; NFC capabilities

Sloppy front camera ; Scratch-prone body ; Poor multi-tabbed browsing ; Stiff camera button ; Fiddly micro SIM holder

Smaller sibling to the Apple iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S3-challenging Sony Xperia S, big brother of the entry-level Sony Xperia U, the mid-range Sony Xperia P is no awkward middle child, but a boundary-pushing smartphone that is knocking on the door of...

May, 2012

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Sony Xperia P pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

Sony Xperia P, that's the name of the new Xperia from Sony that will sit slightly below the Xperia S announced at CES in Las Vegas at the beginning of

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: expertreviews.co.uk (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Xperia P

 

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

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Sony Xperia P review

 

Well-made, intelligent and desirable, but its bigger and faster brother is only £35 more. A tough call for those who like to have the best.

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Chris Martin (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Sony Xperia P review

 

The design of this year's Xperia range of smartphones is extremely similar from phone to phone, each looking distinctly square but in varying sizes. The Xperia P is the middle of the road size at 59 x 122mm which fits more comfortably in the hand than...

The Xperia P is a more user-friendly sized, better designed and more attractively priced version of the Xperia S. Although the specifications aren't astounding and the software is yet to be brought into 2012, we like the device. Highlights are the...

May, 2012

Recommended!

Expert review by: Edward Chester (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Xperia P

 

First Look: Attractive, well built, and with a few neat features, this is set to be a solid mid-range handset.

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: (recombu.com)

Sony Xperia P Review

 

It looks ilke an Xperia S, behaves like an Xperia S but this here phone isn't an Xperia S, oh no. This is the mid-range Sony Xperia P. As part of the NXT line, the Sony Xperia P shares the same iconic design, bold corners and customised UI as its...

Wonderful screen ; Bold design ; Good camera

Outdated version of Android ; Suffers from death grip ; User interface is heavy

EISA Award - Best Product

Expert review by: EISA (eisa.eu)

European Green Smart Phone 2012-2013

 

The smart phone market is developing rapidly as models come packed with ever-increasing functionality. Unfortunately, the trend towards the use of bigger screens and embedded batteries can make recycling harder. The Sony Xperia P outperforms the...

Sep, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:1300 / 1305
Battery recharge time:5.5
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time:10
Continuous audio playback time:80
Continuous video playback time:12 / 4
Standby time (2G):450 / 470
Standby time (3G):475
Talk time (2G):6
Talk time (3G):5 / 5.36

Call management

Auto-redialing:Y / Yes
Call blocking:Y / Yes
Call divert:Y / Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer:Y / Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing:N / Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice commands:Y / Yes
Voice dialing:Y / Yes

Camera

3D recording:Y / Yes
Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Camera:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Digital Zoom:8
Face detection: Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:No / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Geotagging: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution:3264 x 2448
Main camera resolution (numeric):8
Maximum frame rate:30
Night mode: Yes
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second Camera:N / No / Yes
Second camera resolution:0.3 / 1
Self-timer: Yes
Sensor Type:CMOS
Smile detection: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p
Video stabilizer: Yes
Zoom capability:8 / Yes

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, Pink, Silver / Pink / Red / Silver
Form factor:Bar / Slate
Kids tablet: No

Display

Display diagonal:10.2 / 101.6 / 23.9
Display number of colours:16.77 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 800 / 854 x 480 / 960 x 540
Display Type:LCD / TFT
External display: No
LED Backlight: Yes
Orientation sensor:No / Y / Yes
Screen shape:Flat
Second display: No
Touch screen:Y
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard layout:QWERTY

Memory

Internal Memory:1
Internal RAM:1 / 1024

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GPP, AAC, AAC+, AMR, LPCM, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV / 3GPP, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MP3, MP4, MPA, OGG, OTA, PCM, WAV / 3GPP, MP3, OGA, OGG, WAV / AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, PCM, WAV / AMR, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV / MP3, MP4, WAV / MP3, OGG, WAV
Equalizer: Yes
FM radio:Y / Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG / BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WBMP
Radio Data System (RDS):No / Y / Yes
RSS reader: Yes
Speakers:Mono
Video compression formats:3GP, 3GPP, H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG4 / 3GP, MP4
Video formats supported:3GP, H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG4 / 3GP, H.264, MPEG4 / 3GP, MP4 / H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG4
Voice codecs:AMR / AMR-NB, AMR-WB

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GPS:Y / Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Position location:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850, 900, 1800, 1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GPRS, GSM / GPRS, GSM
3G:No / Y / Yes
3G bands supported:800,850,1900,2100 / 850, 900, 1900, 2100 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA / HSPA / HSPA, UMTS
4G: No
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP, OPP, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HSF, HSP, OPP, PBAP
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR / 3.0
Data network:3G / No
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Security algorithms:128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, PEAP, SSL/TLS, TKIP, WEP, WPA, WPA2 / 128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, PEAP, TKIP, WEP, WPA
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MiniSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
WAP: No
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Other features

Active toolbar: Yes
Camera included:N / No / Yes
EDGE:Y / Yes
FM Transmitter: Yes
GPRS:Y / Yes
Headset connectivity:3.5mm
Java technology:Y / Yes
Music player:Y / Yes
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Polyphonic ring:Y / Yes
Ringer type:MP3
Rotating: Yes
Standby time:450 / 475
Talk Time:6
Video Playback:Y / Yes
Voice Recording: Yes
Volume Control:Digital / Rotary
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wireless Connection:Y / Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Bag included: Yes
Battery charger included: Yes
Bundled software:Google Play, Google search, Google Voice Search, Google Maps for Mobile with Street view and Latitude, Web browser (WebKit)
Cables included:USB
Handheld remote control: Yes
Headset included:Y / Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Audio formats supported:AAC, FLAC, LPCM, MIDI, MP3, WAV, WMA
Electronic compass: Yes
Exchange support: Yes
Flight mode:Y / Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WBMP
Microphone mute: Yes
Office support:Y / Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.3 / 4 / 4.0 / 4.1
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Recorder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, Stopwatch
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Themes, Widgets / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets / Icons, Menu, Widgets
Position location:Y
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone Out: Yes
TV-Out : Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / Micro-USB A / Micro-USB B
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A9
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:NovaThor / NVIDIA Tegra / STE
Processor frequency:1 / 1.3
Processor Model:TEGRA 3 / U8500

Software

Exchange support: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.3 / 4 / 4.0 / 4.1

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:N / No / SD, SDHC
Internal RAM:1 / 1024
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32 / 64
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Video

Video call:Y / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.05 / 10.5 / 12.2 / 17.4
Height :1.05 / 12.2 / 122 / 8.8
Weight:120 / 126 / 570
Width:24 / 5.95 / 59.5