Conclusion: Considering where the Sony Xperia P fits into the NXT line, it does a good job of championing the design language, functionality and strengths Sony's new phones have come to represent. It's a good fit in the hand and pocket, has a decent camera and the screen looks fantastic. The buttons are easy to press along the transparent strip, and it works as a phone too.
Pros: Wonderful screen, Bold design, Good camera
Cons: Outdated version of Android, Suffers from death grip, User interface is heavy
Summary: At Rs. 24,500, the Sony Xperia P doesn’t really have much competition at its price point, so it’s pretty much hogging all the limelight. You have the Lumia 800 , but there’s no point going down that road. The only real alternative is the unofficially available Galaxy Nexus and that’s that one I’d pick in a heartbeat. I didn’t find anything that’s majorly wrong with the Xperia P.
Conclusion: 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 be a good option for those looking for a smaller handset. Phones keep getting larger and larger. It’s good to see a solid phone in a smaller size.
Pros: Super bright WhiteMagic screen, Compact size is a plus, Voice calls sound good, Sleek Sony design
Cons: Button layout uncomfortable, Android 4.0 update still pending, No microSD, Crappy front camera
Conclusion: The Sony Xperia P is only an inch away from being the ultimate mid-range Android smartphone – packed with cool features, yet relatively inexpensive considering what you're getting in exchange. And what you get is a great camera, pretty interface, snappy dual-core processor, and one of the brightest smartphone displays to date, all encased inside of a solid aluminum package.
Pros: Display with outstanding outdoor visibility, Camera is really good, Great in-call audio quality
Cons: Gingerbread at launch, Display colors could have been more accurate
Summary: The Sony Xperia P is a solid mid-range smartphone, and were it endowed with Android 4.0, it would be a true competitor. Its obvious rivals are both the HTC One V and One S, along with LG's new L-Style L7. It outperforms the One V and L7 in day-to-day use and bests all three with its far superior screen and camera.
Pros: Rock-solid build, WhiteMagic display is a revelation, High-quality camera
Cons: Outdated Android 2.3 OS, Too much unwanted software, So-so gaming performance
Sony Xperia P review: WhiteMagic isn't really magic, but the Xperia P is a superbly constructed smartphone let down only by a few small issues
Good Gear Guide.au
30 October 2012
Summary: Sony's Xperia P feels every bit like a premium smartphone. It's aluminum build, bright and vivid screen and good camera make it a valid alternative to some more expensive rivals. However, many potential buyers may be off put by the lack of Ice Cream Sandwich software, less than stellar ergonomics and a lack of expandable memory.
Pros: Premium look and feel, Excellent, bright screen, Good camera, particularly outdoors
Cons: Outdated Android OS, Not the best ergonomics, No expandable memory
Summary: The Sony Xperia P is a smaller version of the flagship Xperia S with lower specifications. However, many of the things we didn't like about the latter don't appear in the Xperia P making it an all-round better phone. Read our Sony Xperia P review to find out more.
Excerpt: The gadget's 4" scratch-resistant screen has pixel dimensions of 540x960, giving it a good pixel density of 275 ppi. Sony claims that with its WhiteMagic tech , the display offers double the brightness when compared to normal LCDs. After having tested the screen in real-world conditions, it's safe to say that this is one of the brightest non- AMOLED panels in the market. Its sunlight legibility and viewing angles are also good.
Pros: Excellent design; Sturdy build; Great sound quality; Feature-packed camera.