Sony Xperia P video review



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We like the Sony Xperia P a lot. It looks nice, is well built and offers a great set of core features, with dual-core performance, 8MP camera and sharp display, all wrapped up in a modest sized handset. Add in some unexpected extras like microHDMI connectivity and NFC and you're onto a winner. It's not without its issues but we think this is a cracking option for those looking for a small but capable Android phone.

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Tim Sutton

August 2, 2012, 8:50 pm

I think I'm just unlikely to ever buy another phone of any sort that doesn't have expandable memory.

When I'm out of decent coverage (which in Devon is usually) or abroad I need to have my media stored locally, and to be honest I almost always WANT to have it stored locally even when I am in coverage.

16GB is not enough space for me to consider it worthwhile buying.


August 5, 2012, 7:05 pm

Nice review, I dont see a problem for me with 16GB of memory, I personally (not knocking others) dont see the point or need to carry my whole music/video collection with me at one time, I can only watch and/or listen to one thing at a time, so I just carry what is relevant at that time

There may be no simple settings in the drop down notification bar, but I think there is a simple widget on the far left home page that lists, wifi, gps, bluetooth etc etc that can simply be switched on and off from there.

One question for you, how do you rate the GPS on this unit ? I dont own one and my contract ends in October, this is one of the phones I am looking at when the time comes (There may be a lot better, but I dont spend a lot, and I dont need a lot of super duper features) BUT I do like a strong GPS receiver, how does this compare ??

Thank you


September 5, 2012, 11:31 pm

I want to buy the Xperia P however because it has been out for some time I am worried that its successor will be available shortly after I purchase my phone. Do you have any idea in when the successor to the P will be released?


January 6, 2013, 1:44 pm

true the memory is not enough.
this is the only reason i don;t buy it
from romania respect


January 14, 2013, 10:38 am

Great phone. Competes with galaxy s3 mini. Same chipset. Sony made 2 mistakes at initial release: too expensive to compete in its initial price range and they installed the stale Gingerbread OS. Now its getting old and they are struggling to keep it up to date with Ice Cream Sandwich. Oh well...

Nasir Talal

February 2, 2013, 5:50 am

i hav xperia P...its camera isnt working after the update which i installled yesterday....plzzz helP me out n teLL me what to do


May 3, 2013, 11:31 am

Fantastic handset with superb screen, just the job for those who don't want to carry a huge screen around with them. The camera is fantastic too. Just a few minor but frustrating issues:

1. The battery is built-in so will be difficult to replace

2. The last android upgrade inexplicably changed the swipe function on the lock screen, it used to put the phone in silent mode which was very handy, now it fires up the camera which is completely unnecessary as there is a camera button on the side on the handset. There is no way of changing it back.

3. Most infuriating, when you are in a call, say you're waiting a call to answer and the screen goes off. Pressing the button in the side which normally activates the screen will terminate the call. I have been on hold on a call then accidentally ended the call, thinking I am turning the screen on which is the button's normal function when not in a call.

These little irritations aside though it is without a doubt the best phone I have ever had and is highly recommended.

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