MWC – Xperia P – Up close

MWC   Xperia P   Up closeIt’s time for a bit of close-up photo-time with the Xperia P. We were there for the launch so we figured you’d like a few more pictures, just because we can.

As we mentioned earlier, the Xperia NXT phones have different screen sizes. The Xperia S has a 4.3″ screen (720×1280), this Xperia P has a 4″ and the Xperia U gets a 3.5″.


The Xperia P has a really strong and smooth aluminium unibody design, just like the HTC One V we saw earlier. It also brings us something called “WhiteMagic”. This gives a great viewing experience no matter where you are according to Sony, and changes the brightness according to the surroundings. We’re not entirely sure how this differs from a normal light sensor, but they reckon it’s great. As with all the NXT phones you get the Mobile BRAVIA Engine on board too.

Other specs include a 1 GHz dual-core processor, 16GB flash storage, 8 megapixel camera (instead of the 12 megapixel on the S and the 5 megapixel on the U), front-facing camera (VGA), HDMI out, DLNA, NFC and it’s available in silver, black and red. All of the new Sony NXT phones showing here are micro SIM and have no microSD expansion. This is a growing trend and one we’ve seen with the HTC One Series.

Again, this will launch (and is shown here) with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) but they’ll upgrade it to Ice Cream Sandwich in the second quarter of 2012.

Xperia P specifications
All services mentioned in this list may not be available in every market.

Colour

Silver
Black
Red

Facts

Size: 122 x 59.5 x 10.5 mm
Weight: 120 grams
1 GHz STE U8500 dual-core processor
Google Android™ 2.3 (Gingerbread), upgradeable to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)

Camera

3D Sweep Panorama™
8 MP camera
8x digital zoom
Auto focus
Face detection
Flash/Photo flash
Flash/Photo light
Front-facing camera (VGA)
Geotagging
HD video recording (1080p)
Image stabiliser
Red-eye reduction
Scene recognition
Self-timer
Smile detection
Sony Exmor R™ for mobile image sensor
Sweep Panorama™
Sweep Multi Angle™
Touch capture
Touch focus
Video light
Video recording

Music

3D surround sound
Album art
Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)
Clear bass
Clear stereo
Music Player
PlayNow™ service
SensMe™
TrackID™ music recognition
xLoud™

Internet

Android Market™
Bookmarks
Google™ search
Google Voice™ Search
Google Maps™ for Mobile with Street view and Latitude™
NeoReader™ barcode scanner
Web browser (WebKit™)

Communication

Call list
Conference calls
Facebook™ application
Facebook inside Xperia™
Google Talk™ application
Noise suppression
Xperia™ Timescape™
Speakerphone
Twitter™ (Timescape™ integration)
Video chat ready

Messaging

Conversations
Email
Google Mail™
Instant messaging
Multimedia messaging (MMS)
Predictive text input
Sound recorder
Text messaging (SMS)

Design

Auto rotation
Gesture input
Keyboard (on-screen, QWERTY)
Live Wallpaper
Reality Display with Sony WhiteMagic™ technology
Screenshot capturing
Mobile BRAVIA® Engine
Touch screen
Contains post consumer recycled plastic and waterborne paint

Entertainment

3D Album
Accelerated Adobe Flash Video
Media browser
Motion gaming
Radio (FM radio with RDS)
Send to web
Sony Entertainment Network
TV launcher
Video streaming
YouTube™

Organiser

Airplane mode
Alarm clock
Calculator
Calendar
Contacts
Document readers
eCompass™
E-Manual
Notes
Setup guide
Stopwatch
Tasks
Timer

Connectivity

3.5 mm audio jack (CTIA)
aGPS
Bluetooth™ wireless technology
DLNA Certified®
HDMI support
Media Transfer Protocol support
Micro USB support
Native USB tethering
NFC
PC Companion
Synchronisation via Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync®
USB High speed 2.0 support
USB host
USB Mass Storage
Wi-Fi®
Wi-Fi® hotspot functionality
Wisepilot™ turn-by-turn navigation
All services mentioned in this leaflet may not be available in every market.

Display

4” Reality Display with Sony WhiteMagic™ technology
960 x 540 pixels (qHD)
16,000,000 colour TFT
Hard coated shatter proof sheet on scratch-resistant mineral glass

Memory

Internal phone storage: 16 GB (up to 13 GB user-accessible memory)

Networks

UMTS HSPA 850 (Band V), 900 (Band VIII), 1900 (Band II), 2100 (Band I)
GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900

Battery life

Talk time GSM: Up to 6 hrs*
Standby time GSM/GPRS: Up to 470 hrs*
Talk time UMTS: Up to 5 hrs*
Standby time UMTS: Up to 475 hrs*
Music listening time: Up to 80 hrs
Video playback time: Up to 4 hrs
Battery: 1305 mAh typical, 1265 mAh minimum
*Values are according to GSM Association Battery Life Measurement Technique. Battery performance may vary depending on network conditions and configurations, and phone usage.

In the kit

Xperia™ P, embedded battery, clear audio certified stereo headset, fast charger, micro USB cable for charging, synchronisation and file transfer, and user documentation

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  • Possibly my next phone – size and specs spot on for my requirements.