Expert Review of Sony Xperia P Black
Sony Xperia NXT series of smartphones is absolutely fabulous, but the major highlight in this series is Sony Xperia P. Sony Mobiles has crafted this smartphone with great care and has provided its aluminum body with a chic look, which is not only durable but has a unique appeal as compared to other Android smartphones available in the market today. Its distinctive design with great looks gives Xperia P a very strong and bold character of its own. Sony Xperia P is well-equipped with numerous features, which are technologically advanced and user friendly. Sony Xperia P is also blessed with 16GB of internal memory space along with 1GB of RAM that makes the functioning of Android operating system much easier and smooth than ever. The 4.0 inches of LED backlit LCD capacitive touch screen display is utterly flawless while the 8 megapixels of rear and secondary VGA camera enhances the camera department of this Android device. Under the hood, Sony Xperia P comes with a dynamic and robust dual core processor clocked at the speed of 1GHz and powered by Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. This sturdy processor is accompanied by Mali-400MP GPU and NovaThor U8500 chipset.
User Interface and UI functionality
Sony Xperia P is an Android smartphone, which sports a stunning 4.0 inches of LED-backlit LCD capacitive touch screen display with a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels. In addition to this, Xperia P also features Accelerometer, gyro and proximity sensors that increase the usability of the handset. This is a multi touch display has been bestowed with Sony WhiteMagic technology, Sony mobile BRAVIA Engine and Timescape user interface. The display supports 16 million colors that conspire in various forms to give as many color combinations as are possible to make the display look clear and vibrant with minute details. Timescape user interface on top of the Android Ice Cream Sandwich platform enhances the overall functionality on the device and makes it a total delight for the user to work on Sony Xperia P. It runs on Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system and is powered by a dual Cortex A9 processor that beats at the rate of 1GHz. It has NovaThor U8500 chipset that apart from improving the functionality of the central processor also enhances the performance of Mali-400MP graphical processor that gives wonderful graphics performance.
Sony Mobiles have launched music dedicated smartphones in the past and now it hasn’t forgotten to make Sony Xperia P well-packed with impressive music and entertainment packages. By just connecting to Sony Entertainment Network, one could get access to unlimited music files. The 3.5mm of audio jack is present that would help the user to connect any regular earphones or speakers to Sony Xperia P. The smartphone comes with multi format audio and video player along with stereo FM radio with RDS that automatically detects the name of the radio station to which you are tuned into. Therefore, Sony Xperia P could be considered as the ideal fit for a life that is full of entertainment.
Pictures and Video quality
Sony Xperia P manages to score pretty high marks in the camera department. The camera snaps much augmented pictures with the help of geo-tagging, LED flash, autofocus, touch focus, smile and face detections, image stabilization and 3D sweep panorama. This Android smartphone sports 8 megapixels of rear camera, which is capable of snapping beautiful images and capture flawless videos. The 8 megapixels autofocus primary camera is also capable of recording high definition 1080p of videos at the rate of 30 frames per second with continuous video light and autofocus facility. The images are captured with a resolution of 3264 x 2448 pixels and for clear pictures at low light ambiance this 8 megapixels primary snapper also provides support to LED flash. Sony Xperia P features a front VGA camera as well, which helps the user in clicking self portraits and aid in making video calls with utmost ease and comfort.
Sony mobiles are aware of the fact that how important is internet connectivity on the phone these days. The users would be able to connect to internet via 3G with HSPA+ speed, GPRS (speed up to 100 kbps), EDGE (speed up to 296 kbps) and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n. the web browsing experience is further enhanced by HTML 5 Adobe Flash browser and the 4 inches of capacitive touch screen display is fabulous. The users wish to be connected to the world via Internet through their phone wherever they go. Keeping these facts in mind, Sony Xperia P has been blessed with impressive internet support. To have connectivity with the nearby compatible devices it comes with a support to Bluetooth, NFC and USB port via which you can share and transfer your content with your friends and family members.
Internal and External Memory
Sony Xperia P comes with sufficient internal memory space, which could be used to store abundant data, such as images, videos, audio files, video files, applications, games, notes etc. the internal memory space provided by Sony mobiles in Xperia P is a whooping 16GB out of which an impressive 13GB is available of the user. Also, this smartphone features a remarkable 1GB of RAM that helps the Android OS to function properly and smoothly. Providing this kind of memory space could easily excuse Sony Xperia P from not offering a micro SD card slot. This is a sad part that there is no support to a microSD memory card slot to increase the external space of the droid as with the powerful 8 megapixels of primary camera each quality picture would occupy and good space and this would make an issue for the user to keep a good amount of pictures in the handset and they have to transfer their images from the handset to their computers or laptops on regular bases in order to clear the memory and to provide free space to other applications.
Applications and Gaming
Sony Xperia P truly signifies its tag of ‘smartphone’. Playing games on 4.0 inches of LED-backlit LCD capacitive touch screen display is actually very delightful and pleasurable. Users can download live widgets, live wallpapers, social network apps and addictive games like Fruit ninja, Angry Birds and Frozen Bubbles. The device comes with social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. This device has been powered by Android OS, which in turn provide the user a complete access to Google Play. Google Play, earlier known as Android Market has copious games and applications, which could be downloaded and installed to Sony Xperia P. Business features of the phone include Document Viewer, which allows the user to manage and access documents and presentations and Push mail, which provides access to the user’s E-mail account on the move. Other applications such as Youtube, Google Talk with Video Chat, Google Latitude and the Android Market are bundled into this phone.
Sony Mobiles has provided Sony Xperia P with a 1,305 mAh of standard lithium ion battery, which ensures to the user to provide a standby tome of up to 470 hours in 2G mode and up to 475 hours in 3G mode. On the other hand, this battery also gives in up to 6 hours of talk time in 2G and five hours of talk time in 3G. In single charge session, user can get up to 80 hours of nonstop music playback. Sony Xperia P is a touch screen device with 1GHz of dual-core processor powered by Android version 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system with Timescape user interface on top of it. With these kinds of specifications, one would assume that the battery backup of this device would be long and impressive and Sony Xperia P has proven this point very firmly.
High speed data transmission from Sony Xperia P to other matching devices is also possible via Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, EDR, micro USB port v2.0 and NFC or Near Field Communication. It offers connectivity to GSM networks at a bandwidth of 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz for 2G network and it offers a frequency range of 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - LT22i MHz for 3G network. The 3G data downloading HSDPA speed offered is 14.4 Mbps whereas the HSUPA uploading 3G speed supported is 5.76 Mbps, which is a good speed and will download pages in fraction of a second.
Sony Xperia P is true smartphone, but the competition in the market is certainly high. The rectangular screen of this Sony phone is a 4 inch TFT capacitive display, which gives a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels. Additionally, the Mobile Bravia Engine aids the display quality to a fair extent. The User Interface used on this device is Android’s very own Timescape. The display also comes with WhiteMagic Technology, which is a feature that allows the user to discern what is displayed on the screen even in the afternoon sun and helps to conserve battery at other times. In spite of many impressive features, Sony Xperia P will have to compete with other smartphones comprising of Apple iPhone 4S, Apple iPhone 5, HTC One V, Samsung Galaxy S Plus, HTC Desire S, Sony Xperia Ray, Sony Xperia U, Sony Xperia S, Samsung Galaxy W, HTC Desire HD, Motorola Atrix, Apple iPhone 4, Nokia Lumia 710, HTC Radar, Nokia Lumia 800, Samsung Omnia W, HTC Wildfire S, HTC Sensation XE, HTC Sensation 4G, Samsung Galaxy S II, Samsung Galaxy Ace, Samsung Epic 4G touch, Motorola DEFY, Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S, HTC Titan, HTC Desire S, HTC Desire X, Nokia Lumia 920, Nokia Lumia 820, Nokia 808 PureView and many more. Sony has rolled out an effective mid-range mobile with the Sony Xperia P. The phone is an impressive smartphone from the Sony Xperia stables and similar to its predecessors, comes in the form of a bar that makes it easy to hold and use single handedly. It is powered by a dual core 1GHz processor that delivers super fast speed and gives brilliant performance. These specifications are supported by 1GB of RAM to assure the smooth running of the multiple applications on this device.