After dropping the Ericsson name, Sony is trying to make a name for itself with some great releases in 2012. We’ve just talked about the Sony Xperia U and now it’s time for the Sony Xperia P to take the spotlight.
Although Sony has announced the Xperia P as a midrange smartphone, we can safely say that this one could’ve offered some real competition to the famous Galaxy S2, had it been released last year. Sony’s Xperia P comes in a wonderful design, while the specs are what you’d find in a 2011 high-end model and won’t disappoint even the more pretentious users. The Xperia P will become available in May and some say that it will offer some real competition to Nokia’s Lumia 900, which isn’t doing so great right now, mostly because of the Windows Phone OS.
First off, let’s start by saying that the Xperia P comes in an aluminum casing which will most definitely set it apart from most of the Android phones coming in a cheap-looking plastic casing. You can easily notice from the photo above that the design is nothing short of greatness, and this Xperia handset comes with sharp corners, dropping the curvy edges trend featured by most of the Android handsets released this year.
The front panel looks great and as an added bonus you’ll be able to find a transparent bar just below the 4-inch display that lights up each time you receive a call. I guess this will help you out quite a bit when you’re trying to find your smartphone in the dark.
The design will not disappoint you in the least if you purchase the Xperia P smartphone. You’ll get an elegant smartphone that will look great in your hand or on a table.
The Xperia P will not disappoint in terms of features either and you’ll be able to find a 4-inch screen coming with this one, along with a 960×540 pixels resolution and Reality Display and WhiteMagic technology to improve the image quality under direct sunlight. The screen is a TFT LCD display protected by a scratch-resistant mineral glass.
Sony’s Xperia P is powered by a 1Ghz U8500 dual-core processor and comes with 1GB of RAM that will help you with multi-tasking and you won’t encounter any lag when running multiple apps at the same time. You will get the Android Gingerbread OS with the Xperia P upon purchase, however Sony promises that there will be an Ice Cream Sandwich update by this summer. Once again, there’s no SD card coming with the Xperia P and you’ll have to settle for the 16GB of internal storage space.
Sony has taken care of the sound quality aspect with the Xperia P and users will be able to find the xLoud audio technology, enabling high sound quality when listening to music. Another note-worthy feature seems to be the 8-megapixel camera with LED flash coming with this handset that will enable users to capture pictures as well as 1080p video. The features packed by Sony also include face detection and 3D Sweep panorama and there will be a dedicated camera button on the side of this handset for even more convenience.
The camera and sound quality are indeed two strong points for the Xperia P handset and as an added bonus Sony has also packed in a NFC sensor. The NFC sensor can be used with SmartTags, although you will have to buy this separate from the device.
There’s no doubt that the Sony Xperia P will be a great mid-range phone available this year, packing in all the high-end features you could find in the 2011 smartphones, such as a 8-megapixel camera, a dual-core 1Ghz processor and a large 4-inch screen. There’s also the same Bravia technology used with this year’s Sony displays, now coming with handsets as well. The Xperia P comes with the same Bravia technology used with its HDTVs, that will help a lot with the image quality.
The Xperia P will ship out on the 7th of May in the UK.