Sony Xperia P is a great android handset that packed with 8.0 megapixels rear shutter and Exmor R camer sensor. It is similar technology that you can also find on Xperia Arc S. This handset is currently powered by dual-core CPU that clocked at 1.0GHz and feature 13GB accessible internal memory. However, it is still running on the old Gingerbread at the moment. So, does that makes this handset not worth all your money? Let’s find out the answer, in our review.
Sony Xperia P is currently packed with micro SIM card slot. There’s no SD card available, so there’s no way that you can expand the phone’s internal storage. But if you think that 13GB is enough to take care of all your multimedia needs, then it shouldn’t be a big problem. One interesting feature that come with Sony Xperia P is that you’ll get a color-match cap on the package box. It is detachable, so if you’re happen to have a friend that own similar handset, you can swap the cap in order to give your Xperia P an appearance boost.
Sony Xperia P is currently measured at 10.5mm when it come to thickness. You should be able to locate all the physical buttons on the right hand side. There are two camera unit attached on the back and front. On the right hand side, you should find no problem to locate the power switch and volume rocker. micro HDMI and micro USB port are currently located on the opposite side.
Sony Xperia P was introduced with brand new technology called as White Magic. It is refer to the ability to display white colors in less pixels, which in turn will optimize the power usage and battery lifetime. Our display test that Xperia P manage to provide the best readable screen display, even if you use it in an outdoor environment. All of the image and video are displayed properly in the perfect amount of brightness. Colors are vivid too.
As we mentioned earlier, Sony Xperia P is packed with dual-camera unit. We manage to get some good images with it. However, some noise will be easily spotted if you capture an image on a low-light environment. There’s also a dynamic range feature, which should be useful if you want to focus on a specific object instead of capturing the whole scenery. We are also pleased with the fact that Sony Xperia P is packed with an excellent video recording function. It is manage to capture 1080p HD video without any problem. The footage plays smoothly and we don’t see any tearing or artifacts.
Series of benchmark test revealed that Sony Xperia P manage to beat some other high end Android handset like Motorola Droid RAZR and HTC One X in Sunspider benchmark test with 3,010 poinst. However. Sony Xperia P fall in nearly other test method like GL Benchmark Egypt, AnTuTu, and Vellamo. But if you plan to use your Xperia P for everyday tasks like browsing and office work, it shouldn’t be a big problem. In terms of battery lifetime, Sony Xperia P’s 1,305mAh battery unit is able to survive for up to 4 hours. We manage to achieve that lifetime with the 50 percent brightness and WiFi turned on, but not hooked up to any network. However, the battery unit is not removable. So, there’s no way to enhance the lifetime of this handset with additional double-power battery unit.
As we mentioned above, Xperia P is currently run on Android 2.3 gingerbread. It is also modified with the Sony’s own user interface. However, it’s not too different than the stock UI from Google. We only notice that Sony place four different shortcut on the each corner of the home screen. You can opt to place some widget on the center side of the screen. There are also some standard Google’s service included like Gmail, Gtalk, and Play Store.
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