SONY Xperia P (Silver, 16 GB)

SONY Xperia P (Silver, 16 GB)  (1 GB RAM)

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  • 1 GB RAM | 16 GB ROM
  • 10.16 cm (4 inch) quarter HD Display
  • 8MP Rear Camera | 0.3MP Front Camera
  • 1305 mAh Li-Ion Battery
  • U8500 Processor

Sony has rolled out an effective mid-range mobile with the Sony Experia P. The phone is an impressive smartphone from the Sony Experia stables and similar to its predecessors, comes in the form of a bar. The device is run on the well tested Android v2.3 OS, upgradable to v4.1 Jelly Bean, and can also be upgraded to the much vaunted v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS. The Sony Xperia P possesses a 1 GHz U8500, Dual Core processor. These specifications are supported by a 1 GB RAM to assure the smooth running of the multiple apps on this device.

The rectangular screen of this Sony phone is a 4-inch TFT capacitive display, which gives a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels. 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. 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 phone possesses a powerful 8 megapixel camera with an 8x digital zoom which will ensure excellent quality pictures. The secondary 0.3 megapixel camera allows the user to carry out video calls. The camera is accompanied with an LED flash. The camera features Face and Smile detection, Touch Focus, Image Stabilization, Red-eye Reduction and many more features that simplify the photography process. The Full HD recording feature on the device is capable of taking high definition 1080 x 1920 pixel video, at 30 fps, making the video shooting experience quite satisfying. The phone comes loaded with a geo-tagging feature that allows a user to obtain local information using the GPS function on the phone.


The Sony Experia P has a good weight distribution and is easy to hold in the palm of the hand. The edges are sharp and straight in appearance. The phone weighs in at 120 g and is neither too light nor too heavy when held. The screen is scratch resistant and has a shatter proof sheet over the mineral glass. The display comes with an ambient light sensor which is an intelligent sensor that adjusts the display brightness according to the surrounding environment.

Storage and Battery

The Sony Experia P comes with a sufficient internal memory of 16 GB. The colossal processor requires an equally efficient battery. The device comes packed with a 1305 mAh, Li-Ion battery which takes care of the power requirements of the device. The battery promises to offer 6 hours of talktime when used on the 2G network and offers an equally adequate 5 hours when used on the 3G spectrum. The device offers up to 80 hours of music playback and 4 hours of video playback to keep you entertained when travelling or when you’re sitting in an extremely boring meeting. Headphones are advisable for the latter case.

Connectivity and Features

This Sony Experia will keep you connected in almost all the possible ways. Over the 2G network you can use GPRS and EDGE technology. For an optimized browsing experience the user can also connect to the internet via the 3G network. The device is capable of higher data transfer rates being HSDPA and HSUPA capable. That means the capacity of the phone to transfer data is enhanced compared to other 3G capable phones without this feature. This Sony phone is also WiFi capable when you are in a wireless network. The user can also transfer files and documents through Bluetooth or through the micro USB port. The device is capable of tethering to other mobiles through the USB and WiFi hotspot. Using the HDMI port on the device the user can connect and transfer audio or video data from this phone.
This Sony phone caters to the music lover with 3D Surround Sound and xCLOUD technology for an excellent music experience. Living up to being an all-round entertainment phone, the user can indulge in motion games like Asphalt and Tilt 3D or access the FM radio.
The device comes with social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. Other apps such as Youtube, Google Talk with Video Chat, Google Latitude and the Android Market are bundled into this phone. Business features of the phone include Document Viewer, which allows the user to manage and access documents and presentations and Pushmail, which provides access to the user’s Email on the move.

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In The Box
  • User Manual, Headset, Charger, Data Cable, Handset
Model Name
  • Xperia P
  • Silver
Browse Type
  • Smartphones
SIM Type
  • Single Sim
Sound Enhancements
  • 3D Surround Sound, xLOUD Technology
SAR Value
  • 0.78 W/Kg
Display Features
Display Size
  • 10.16 cm (4 inch)
  • 960 x 540 Pixels
Resolution Type
  • quarter HD
  • Mali-400
Display Type
  • TFT
Display Colors
  • 16 M
Other Display Features
  • Scratch-resistant, Screenshot Capturing, Gesture Input, Shatter Proof Sheet on Mineral Glass, WhiteMagic Technology, Mobile Bravia Engine
Os & Processor Features
Operating System
  • Android Gingerbread 2.3
Processor Type
  • U8500
Processor Core
  • Dual Core
Primary Clock Speed
  • 1 GHz
Operating Frequency
  • GSM - 850, 900, 1800, 1900; UMTS - 2100
Memory & Storage Features
Internal Storage
  • 16 GB
  • 1 GB
Phone Book Memory
  • Yes
Call Log Memory
  • Yes
SMS Memory
  • Yes
Camera Features
Primary Camera Available
  • Yes
Primary Camera
  • 8MP Rear Camera
Primary Camera Features
  • Geo-tagging, 3D Sweep Panorama, Face and Smile Detection, Touch Focus, Image Stabilization, Auto Focus, Red-eye Reduction, Self Timer
Secondary Camera Available
  • Yes
Secondary Camera
  • 0.3MP Front Camera
  • LED
HD Recording
  • Yes
Full HD Recording
  • Yes
Video Recording
  • Yes
Video Recording Resolution
  • 1080 x 1920
Digital Zoom
  • Digital Zoom - 8x
Frame Rate
  • 30 fps
Connectivity Features
Network Type
  • 3G
Supported Networks
  • GSM
Internet Connectivity
  • GPRS, EDGE, 3G, Wi-Fi
  • Yes
3G Speed
  • 14.4 Mbps HSDPA; 5.76 Mbps HSUPA
  • Yes
Pre-installed Browser
  • Android
Micro USB Port
  • Yes
Micro USB Version
  • 2
Bluetooth Support
  • Yes
Bluetooth Version
  • 2.1
  • Yes
Wi-Fi Version
  • 802.11 b/g/n
Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Yes
Mini HDMI Port
  • Yes
  • Yes
USB Tethering
  • Yes
TV Out
  • Yes
USB Connectivity
  • Yes
  • Yes
GPRS Features
  • 100 kbps
Audio Jack
  • 3.5 mm
EDGE Features
  • 296 kbps
Map Support
  • Google Maps
GPS Support
  • Yes
Other Details
  • Yes
Touchscreen Type
  • Capacitive
SIM Size
  • Micro SIM
User Interface
  • Timescape
JAVA Support
  • Yes
  • No
Voice Input
  • Yes
  • Ambient Light Sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Compass
Upgradable Operating System
  • 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
Other Features
  • Motion Gaming, Sony Entertainment Network, Noise Suppression, Phone Memory Storage - 16 GB (13 GB User Accessible Memory), Sound Recorder, MMS Enabled, Video Streaming, Flight Mode, Alarm Clock, Calculator, Calendar, eCompass, Stopwatch, Timer, NFC
Important Apps
  • YouTube, Facebook, Google Voice Search, Google Talk with Video Chat, Gmail, Google Calender, Google Gallery 3D, Instant Messaging, GoogleSync, Picasa, Twitter, Google Lattitude, Android Market
GPS Type
  • A-GPS
Multimedia Features
FM Radio
  • Yes
DLNA Support
  • Yes
Audio Formats
  • MP3, eAAC, WAV, MIDI
Video Formats
  • H.263, H.264, 3GPP, WMV, MP4
Battery & Power Features
Battery Capacity
  • 1305 mAh
Battery Type
  • Li-Ion
  • 59.5 mm
  • 122 mm
  • 10.5 mm
  • 120 g
Warranty Summary
  • 1 Year for Mobile & 6 Months for Accessories
Ratings & Reviews
391 Ratings &
105 Reviews
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Awesome will be a gross understatement

I have been using this phone for 20 days and this below is what I feel.....
I will not be dividing into pros and cons, please bear..

1) The camera is excellent with lots of pics better than my DSC and frankly speaking, for that WOW moment you wont have time to bring out, switch on your DSC to capture it, but this phone does just this with awe. Very fast capture speed. JUST one problem, sometimes there is extra light in indoor night shots.

2) The UI is great, snappy and fast. And I have trie...

Debarshi Nayak

Aug, 2012

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The Sony Xperia P,standing in between the Sony xperia u and big daddy Sony xperia S,is the perfect mid range phone at the moment !it comes with the latest White Magic display and has the brightest screen on any phone in the world up to date!well talking about the exteriors it is gr8 to hold in ur hand as it has a 4 inch display with a unique rectangular design with some sharp edges make the design like any of the sonys contemporary design ! along with aluminium uni-body design u have the tran...

Nabendu Mondal

Jun, 2012

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review after using the phone

got this phone 20 days back.. it is just stunning... really beautiful... a really handfull phone... doesnt have that slippery thing going on with it... the design is good and the transperent strip makes the phone looks better than the others of its kind.... but.. i know there is always a but in everything good... nothing come without flaws... the battery is little weeak for this phone... if u charge it completely in the morning.. and u are on the internet constantly or playing games or list...

kadambari sharma

Jun, 2012

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Latest JB(4.2) review.using since july 2012.

Though i bought long ago. I made this review acc to latest JellyBean

1)Performance increased as scores in antutu increased with respect to ICS.
2)Battery stamina mode really does work and saves battery
3)Very low battery drain. only 5% per hour keeping GPS+DATA+Autosync ON. only 1%-2% if i keep them off
4)Games run flawlessly without any lag. (GTA, shawdow gun, asphault7, NFS, wildblood etc etc)
5)Good developer support and even CM9 available (visit XDA forums)
6)No camera BUG since Jellybea...

Sai Teja

Apr, 2013

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Great Phone, battery issues overcome!

A very good looking phone, quite a handful too! Works pretty well for phone calls but is slow for internet usage on 2G.( 3G signals weak in most areas). Packed with features, but useless if used only as a phone. Like using a Ferrari for commuting.
Battery drain is cosiderable (always has been in Sony, remember k750i). I stumbled a great app IPMPlus Battery Saver Lite. After installing this, the battery now lasts almost 2 to 3 days with moderate use.

Rajaram Keelar

Mar, 2013

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If recharging is not bothering it

At this price range with a pleasing display resolution, decent memory and processing capability, nice camera and good look makes xperia p an interesting purchase. But sadly though the battery life of this feature packed phone does not match the expectation of a novice user leave aside the ones constantly using the 3g features and playing games. Battery drains out almost completely with moderate 3g usage and few minutes of gaming in a day. Recharging after you come home from work is mandatory....

Kedar Gupte

Jan, 2013

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Very nice phone

I bought this phone in June from Sony India shop directly. This is my second Android phone after a very frustrating experience with HTC Sensation, which had major network connectivity issues. I wanted to make sure that the phone I buy does not have any network related issues.

After going through a lot of reviews of many different models (excluding HTC), I was interested in this model. The WhiteMagic technology was what interested me initially and besides it seemed good value for money. The ...

Rajesh Prasad

Sep, 2012

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The truth.

When you buy from Flipkart: What comes in the box: Phone, Hands-free, Leather pouch, micro USB cable, AC adapter and documentation. There aren't any smart tags or a screen protector included.
However if you purchase it now, you get ICS out of the box instead of Gingerbread.

Build Quality: Superbly built, with an aluminium unibody, and well made buttons. The buttons do not wobble at all and are of high quality.

Software: Using the ICS out of the box, I did not notice any lags when I close...

Krill Juneja

Aug, 2013

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A worthy product ..!!

Well I had initially planned to buy Xperia Sola but then I thought of spending a few bucks more and buy this beautiful artifact;Xperia P as Sony has confirmed that Xperia Sola will not get JellyBean :( :(
This one's a beautiful device and worth every penny.
But my experience suggests its better to buy the device sporting Android ICS out of the box instead of the one coming with Android GB and later upgrading it yourself to ICS.Believe me,some lags and bugs will creep in post upgrade. So if p...

Parimal Singh

Certified Buyer

Dec, 2012

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Great phone..

First, for those who think that the battery is enough just because there is White Magic technology and what not, professional reviews have said it has mediocre battery life, so stop saying the small battery is fine.
Otherwise, the phone is great, everything is there for the price. Dual-core, Mali 400MP GPU, enough storage at 13 GB, it's a good phone. Display is sharp thanks to the high resolution.
Great phone, Sony is doing great with these low cost Xperia phones.

Abhijeet Mishra

Jul, 2012

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