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Cons: Outdated version of Android, Suffers from death grip, User interface is heavy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
Summary: After its flagship product the Xperia S, Sony now is expanding the Xperia range to encompass different audiences. One of the more powerful of these is the Xperia P. After its flagship product the Xperia S, Sony now is expanding the Xperia range to encompass different audiences. One of the more powerful of these is the Xperia P.
Conclusion: Sony is a credible contender with its latest Xperia series. The Xperia S may be the cream of the crop, but with its fine screen, quality camera and speedy performance, the Xperia P manages to include an excellent spec for a very reasonable price.
Pros: Good screen, fast processor, 8-megapixel camera
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