Xperia P http://www.stuff.tv/sony/xperia-p/all en-GB Sony Xperia P video review http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-xperia-p-video-review/video <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Like all Xperia smarties, the Sony Xperia P is still waiting for its taste of Ice Cream Sandwich. In the mean time, it has loads of other features for you to sink your teeth into. But it it worth going for over the high end Xperia S? Our video review will help you make up your mind. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="370" height="274" title="Sony Xperia P " alt="Sony Xperia P " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Sony-Xperia-P.png?1370357824" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-1732182475001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="1732182475001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. 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Is Sony's Xperia P a mid-range marvel? http://www.stuff.tv/sony/new-video-sonys-xperia-p-mid-range-marvel/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It may be the middle member of the Sony Xperia family, but the Xperia P is better than your average mid-range smartie </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="376" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Screen-shot-2012-07-12-at-18.06.29_0.png?1364399938" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_4562.jpg?1364399938" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Sony's Xperia P plays piggy in the middle between the high-end <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/sony-xperia-s">Xperia S</a> and the affordable, more streetwise Xperia U. Can't decide which handset to go for? Maybe our <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/video/reviews/sony-xperia-p-video-review">video review</a> will help you make up your mind.</p> <p><strong>You might also like</strong><a href="news/phone/5-of-the-best/5-of-the-best-alternatives-to-your-phone"></a></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/phone/news-nugget/new-video-is-sonys-xperia-p-a-mid-range-marvel </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sony/new-video-sonys-xperia-p-mid-range-marvel/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sony/new-video-sonys-xperia-p-mid-range-marvel/news#comments Sony Xperia P Thu, 12 Jul 2012 17:49:54 +0000 Lucy Hedges 421952 at http://www.stuff.tv Sony Xperia P http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-xperia-p/review <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="704" height="528" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sony-xperia-p-review-press-shot-front_2.jpg?1373249639" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="750" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sony-xperia-p-review-press-shot-front-and-back_2.jpg?1373249639" /> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £335.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sony Xperia P - introduction </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Xperia P is a middle sibling of Sony’s NXT series phones. Above it sits the Xperia S, flaunting its native HD screen and 32GB storage. Beneath the P is the cheaper, more streetwise Xperia U with its garish coloured LEDs and the entry-level Xperia Sola, which is or isn’t officially part of this range depending on which page of Sony’s website you look at. But where&nbsp; does this leave our P protagonist? Sitting pretty on the benefits-of-both throne or perched awkwardly of the fence of indifference? Let’s find out.</p> <p><a href="/review/sony-xperia-s" target="_self">Read our Sony Xperia S review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-1732182475001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="1732182475001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --> <script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-xperia-p-review-hands-on-buttons.jpg?1373249639" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sony Xperia P – design </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Like its big brother and smaller sister, the Xperia P is immediately recognisable by the opinion-splitting design feature that is a clear plastic panel at the base of the phone,&nbsp; which incorporates the icons for the back, home and menu buttons. Like it or not as a form, its function is fundamentally flawed by the fact that the lights for them only come on once touched, then go out again. We’d prefer they were motion-activated so that you could find the button you needed in a dark room. At least on the P, touching the actual icon activates the button; on the Xperia S you have to touch above it.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-xperia-p-review-hands-on-side.jpg?1373249639" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sony Xperia P – build and battery </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This is a solid hunk of phone. It has an aluminium unibody design: only 10.5mm thick, but it forces a microSIM slot on to the side of the phone and means no battery access. Wound up to cruising speed the Xperia P will stretch to about a day and a bit, or three to four hours streaming Netflix with all the screen wizardry turned on. The former is an improvement on the big-gunned Xperia S; the latter about the same. Both charge via USB, giving you various sources by which you might steal some power during the day.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-xperia-p-review-hands-on-power.jpg?1373249639" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sony Xperia P - power </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Powering the P is a dual-core 1GHz processor, and it fairly trucks along. Side-by-side with the 1.5GHz Xperia S there’s apparently no difference opening and closing apps, loading webpages and such like. Videos begin playing quicker on the S, and apps install marginally faster, but to call the P ‘slower’ would be disingenuous. Mind you, the P does lack the Playstation-certified branding of the S, no doubt to do with processing oomph. All Xperia’s currently ship with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, though an Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade is due any day. </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-xperia-p-review-hands-on-multimedia.jpg?1373249639" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sony Xperia P - multimedia </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Having ditched its Ericsson co-branding, Sony is keen to drive home its core brands. The Xperia’s box is covered in Sony trademarks, like Bravia Engine, Exmor R photo processing, WhiteMagic… OK, we hadn’t heard of the last one until recently either. It’s a fourth pixel system for the screen, giving it impressive clarity in bright conditions – and it’s something that the S doesn’t have. The 4in, 950x540 screen is super-crisp, helped by Sony’s classy OS skin. In fact, the P is a multimedia marvel. Photos are up there with smartphone luminaries, and movie-watching is an enjoyable experience. Mind you, there’s no SD card slot – the built-in 16GB is your lot.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-xperia-p-review-hands-on-build.jpg?1373249639" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sony Xperia P - connectivity </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>An HDMI-out port and NFC spearhead the Xperia P’s connectivity options, though it will also send media to a DLNA-ready TV or network receiver via the ‘Play On’ feature. Sony has included four coloured NFC tags in the box, to which you can assign profiles. One in the shed, for example, could set your phone to ‘loud’ or ‘silent’ depending on how much you want to be bothered. Predictably enough, there’s no mini-HDMI cable in the box though perhaps we should just be thankful that it’s an industry-standard connector and not one of Sony’s infamous proprietary ports.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-xperia-p-review-hands-on-comparison.jpg?1373249639" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sony Xperia P - verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Xperia P is well-built, decently specced and, because of the size of the screen and the placement of the three front-mounted buttons, the most ergonomic of the Xperias. A viable mid-price alternative to the S then? Well, no. Because the S is only £35 more. It’d take a pragmatic geek indeed to eschew double the storage, bigger screen and faster processor for the sake of ergonomics and the price of a night out.</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Well-made, intelligent and desirable, but its bigger and faster brother is only £35 more. A tough call for those who like to have the best.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/sony-xperia-p </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-xperia-p/review#comments Smartphones Sony Xperia P Fri, 08 Jun 2012 10:37:29 +0000 Esat Dedezade 421475 at http://www.stuff.tv