Sony Xperia P Black, 16 GB Best Price in India on 21-Jan-2022 + Expert Reviews

Sony Xperia P Black, 16 GB

Detailed Review


With the TFT LCD display of Sony Xperia P, you get higher resolution without negotiating on the battery life. This device is furnished with a TFT LCD display. The display sported by Sony Xperia P measures about 4 inches. You get Scratch-resistant, Shatter Proof Sheet on Mineral Glass, Screenshot Capturing, WhiteMagic Technology, Gesture Input, Mobile Bravia Engine possesses in this phone in addition to the at par ones, enabling fine usability. This Sony Xperia P bids sharp picture quality with its LCD display for an amazing viewing experience. The screen size is normal, but a a size more colossal one would've worked more in your favour. This smartphone has a resolution of 960x540 pixels to present. The display of this phone possesses 16 colours.


The battery of this smartphone that bids 6 hours of talk time on 2G network might be a point of apprehension for heavy users. With the battery life of 5 hours of talk time, you might need to take up a cautious note while multitasking with this device, especially on 3G network. The battery keeps this phone going for 475 hrs (standby time) on 3G network. This device is credited with the typical Li-Ion battery. On 2G network, this device manages to offers 470 hrs of standby time.


Recording videos has as much pleasure as taking pictures with this smartphone, given its pixel resolution of Yes, 8 pixels and that it equips a recording mode of Yes, 1080 x 1920. The kind of pictures and videos your camera produces does not depend only on megapixels. Based on the sensor quality and the smartphone's other applications; you are able to get surprisingly good photography results even with a Yes, 8 megapixels camera. Cutting on image quality in low light setting is a thing of the past, as the built-in Flash of this device performs really well. As a bonus to that, the LED provides awe-inspiring results even in faint light, so it does not matter even if the subject is far away. If you are one of those selective bunch of people who remained unfazed by the selfie storm, then the basic Yes, 0.3 MP front camera in this smartphone will not sway your choice.

General Features

You get standard accessories such as Data Cable, User Manual, Handset, Charger, Headset in the box, in addition to the Sony Xperia P. Weighing a moderate 120 g,the phone promises to not weigh down on your pockets. This smartphone, with dimensions of 59.5x122x10.5, comes pre-loaded with a number of possesses. Like most of the typical smartphones in the market, the Sony Xperia P possesses a touch screen. If your smartphone is the saving grace of your business life, then Document Viewer, Pushmail (ActiveSync) of the Sony Xperia P will definitely simplify and order your professional activities. The Sony Xperia P here possesses a Black body.


With a DLNA certification, this device are able to simply be switched on and it is ready for sharing digital content across multimedia devices. If you mostly use your device for at par purposes such as emailing, chatting, calling and messaging, then the 2G connectivity offered should meet requirements. Save up on heavy 3G and 4G data charges by playing safe with the at par 2G connectivity offered by this smartphone. A higher network type are able to result in increased power consumption, and you occasion to reflect on this while making a decision. The built-in GPS that constantly updates the device's current location lets the user to keep up with the route while traveling. On top of the mobile data, this device have the flexibility to in a like manner be connected to the internet via Wi-Fi. This phone is furnished with a Single Sim, GSM. Simply place the back of this smartphone against the back of another compatible device for data transfer via NFC. The wireless connectivity of the built-in Bluetooth of this phone is a winner in a hectic lifestyle, as it lets for instant syncing with compatible devices for file sharing and hands-free communication. Featuring an HDMI port, the Sony Xperia P allows you view all the images, movies and videos and other multimedia content offer in the Sony Xperia P on bigger screens. The sim cards offer in this phone is a Micro SIM. Whether it is about at par is credited with or advanced is credited with like Loudspeaker, this Sony Xperia P smartphone is created with all such is credited with in it. This phone increases efficiency by assisting like a dongle when on the tethering mode, which lets the data connection to be used by other remote systems such as laptops, tablets or other smartphone devices. The smartphone audio needs are satisfied by the 3.5 mm headphone jack.


The superlative performance, stability and simple multitasking of this phone is attributed to its internal RAM. With the 3D Surround Sound, xLOUD Technology possesses of the Sony Xperia P, you are able to feast your eyes on an audio delight with calling as well as with music. The Mali 400 graphics in this Sony Xperia P enables you to rejoice in your favourite games on the device. Many users find multimedia FM a refreshing change from their regular playlists. You get a decent internal storage, apt for moderate users carrying an average amount of media files on their smartphones.


This device possesses a U8500 platform processor. With the android operating system,all the latest apps and trends are at your fingertips. The Android v2.3 (Gingerbread), Android v4.2 (Jelly Bean) operating system is responsible for the pleasurable performance of this device. The Sony Xperia P assures an excellent performance with its 1 GHz processor frequency. A lower frequency would mean the device would endure longer to respond, so for a smoother performance, a higher frequency would be optimal. The speed required by most popular apps are satisfied by the Sony Xperia P without any hindrance. If you value your phone's battery life more than speed, then processors with high frequencies and multiple cores may not be the optimal option for you, even though they are the trend today. So, if you don't stick with your phone to handle many things at once, and would like to just stick with one task or function at a time, then this smartphone, which caters to you Dual Core processor, would be just the phone for you. You can avoid heating up your phone from over-usage and in a like manner save on its energy throughout the day by not overloading it with too many running apps, and completing just one task at a time. This Sony Xperia P possesses a platform that performs at a frequency of GSM - 850, 900, 1800, 1900; UMTS - 2100 GHz.

Mr. Ajmera's Review (A business user)

Apart from efficient and advanced call management, I'd also like my smartphone to be able to perform functions like Document Viewer, Pushmail (ActiveSync) and much more, just like the Sony Xperia P. Although the Sony Xperia P might be extremely portable with its small exterior but I don't think it's worth against the cramped keypad it offers and even the functionality isn't worth the struggle. With all the advanced call management features present in the Sony Xperia P, it is good choice for business users like me. Bluetooth for file sharing is really not of much use to me, but this feature is really handy when it comes to hands-free calling. Even if my travel routes, both business and pleasure, are very much known to me I'd still like the reassurance from the GPS navigation on my phone.

Mrs. Iyer's Review (A homemaker)

It looks really small and comfortable for carrying, but I can't type without misspelling the words at least 3-4 times, that's how uncomfortable using this Sony Xperia P is. Video recording is a must on my phone, I just love recording and capturing the innocence of cake cutting or the craziness of a dinner party. I won't worry about the other features in the Sony Xperia P as the camera is so average and a strong deterrent for me.

Ishan's Review (A geek)

As a smartphone, the screen size of the Sony Xperia P is quite decent; but too tiny when it comes to gaming or reading. Reading is still fine, but gaming on a 1 GHz smartphone is really dreadful. The frequent lags and sluggish loading of games of the dual core processor drives me up the wall. It's a real smooth experience with gaming or multitasking on the Sony Xperia P with its 1 GB RAM. The 16 GB internal storage of the Sony Xperia P is really meant for me and my ever-growing ebook and gaming collection.

Prachi's Review (A social butterfly)

The first thing I noticed in the Sony Xperia P was its 4 inches display. The screen size of the Sony Xperia P is too cramped and so I can't text that easily on this screen size. The Yes, 8 MP camera resolution is not that cool. You can easily opt for any other smartphone with a better camera, it might even be cheaper. I don't think this smartphone can click awesome pictures, which by the way is my favourite hobby. Recently, I can't imagine life without selfies, and hence the secondary camera. Clicking selfies and groupies is a favourite pastime for me and my friends. It's sometimes difficult to click selfies and groupies with the main camera, so always go for smartphones with good secondary camera. I'd like my smartphone to do all my tasks simultaneously not just perform basic functions like browsing, messaging and emails. And I won't depend upon 2G networks for that. I keep checking the GPS for new locations and traffic updates. The USB connector lets me charge my phone even with my laptop and transfer files. Lower internal storage like 16 GB makes me chose which movies, music, images and videos to keep or delete from your phone. A larger internal storage suits me more than average internal memory as I hate deleting my smartphone content due to memory issues.

Technical Specification

General Features

Handset Color:Black
Business Features:Document Viewer , Pushmail (ActiveSync)
SIM Size:Micro SIM
Call Features:Loudspeaker
Model Name:Xperia P
Touch Screen:Yes , Capacitive
SIM Type:Single Sim , GSM
In the Box:Data Cable , User Manual , Handset , Charger , Headset


Sound Enhancement:3D Surround Sound
Sound Enhancement:xLOUD Technology
Video Player:Yes , Supports 3GPP , MP4 , H.263 , H.264 , WMV , Full HD , HD
Music Player:Yes , Supports MP3 , WAV , eAAC , MIDI


Video Recording:Yes
Video Recording:1080 x 1920
Video Recording Frames:30 fps
Other Camera Features:Geo-tagging , 3D Sweep Panorama , Face and Smile Detection , Touch Focus , Image Stabilization , Auto Focus , Red-eye Reduction , Self Timer
Zoom:Digital Zoom - 8x
HD Recording:HD , Full HD
Rear Camera:8 MP
Front Facing Camera:Yes , 0.3 MP

Internet & Connectivity

Bluetooth:Yes , Yes , Yes , Yes , Yes , Yes , Yes , Yes
Internet Features:Email , Adobe Flash 11
GPRS:Yes , 100 kbps
EDGE:Yes , 296 kbps
USB Connectivity:Yes , micro USB , v2
Tethering:USB , Wi-fi Hotspot
Audio Jack:3.5 mm
Preinstalled Browser:Android
HDMI Port:Yes
Navigation Technology:A-GPS , Google Maps
Wifi:Yes , 802.11 b/g/n
3G:Yes , 14.4 Mbps HSDPA; 5.76 Mbps HSUPA

Other Features

Sensors:Proximity Sensor , Ambient Light Sensor , Gyro Sensor , Compass
Phone Book Memory:Yes
SMS Memory:Yes
Call Memory:Yes
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
Additional 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 , Voice Input , TV Out Port


Warranty Summary:1 year manufacturer warranty for Phone and 6 months warranty for in the box accessories


Weight:120 g
Size:59.5x122x10.5 mm


Display Resolution:960x540 Pixels
Other Display Features:Scratch-resistant , Shatter Proof Sheet on Mineral Glass , Screenshot Capturing , WhiteMagic Technology , Gesture Input , Mobile Bravia Engine
Display Type:TFT LCD
Display Color:16 M
Display Size:4 inches


Talk Time (2G):6 hrs
Talk Time (3G):5 hrs
Standby Time (2G):470 hrs
Standby Time (3G):475 hrs
Battery Type:Li-Ion
Capacity:1305 mAh

Memory And Storage

Internal:16 GB


Operating Freq:GSM - 850
Operating Freq:900 , 1800 , 1900; UMTS - 2100
User Interface:Timescape
Graphics:Mali 400
OS:Android v2.3 (Gingerbread) , Android v4.2 (Jelly Bean)
Processor Frequency:1 GHz
Processor Cores:Dual Core