The Sony Xperia P comes with a host of unique features like the Mobile Bravia Engine that enhances the display along with a new technology called the WhiteMagic. The Xperia P is an android smartphone that will soon hit the Indian markets, this May. The Sola, Xperia S and Xperia U are already available in the market.

The Sony P sails on a dual core (NOVA THOR U8500)  cortex A9 processor clocked at 1 GHz with 1 GB RAM coupled with an equally powerful GPU (Mali-400).  I am sure most of you have already experienced the power of Mali 400 which is present in many low cost tablets in India.

The capacitive touchscreen display screen (LED backlit LCD) is 4 inches with resolution of an amazing 960 by 540 pixels with 275 ppi pixel density which is just too good. The scratch resistant glass on the display will protect it from minor damages. There is another new technology embedded called the WhiteMagic which helps view the display screen comfortably in bright sunlight. To know more about WhiteMagic Technology click here.

This Xperia handset weighs 120 grams with a 10.5 mm thickness and comes loaded with Android Gingerbread (2.3) OS. The OS can be further upgraded to ICS (Android 4.0), Sony will soon release the upgrade. There is no memory card slot in fact there is built in 16 GB internal memory of which 13 GB is available for the user.

The camera on the Xperia P is another center of attraction, 8 Megapixel with features like auto focus, face / smile detection, image stabilization, touch to focus, 3G panorama and geo-tagging. Video recording at 1080p resolution (30 fps) with full and continuous autofocus is possible. There is a rear flash light for shooting better pictures in low light conditions. Add to a secondary front facing VGA camera for video chats.

Sony Xperia P

Other features are 3G, NFC, four commonly used sensors (Gyro, Compass, Accelerometer and proximity), browser with HTML5 and Adobe flash support, FM radio, GPS with A-GPS, Java support via MIDP emulator, SNS, HDMI port, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, microUSB and 3.5 mm jack.

The media player like on all android phones supports many audio and video formats. The 1305 mAh li-ion battery keeps the handset going on for about 19 days in standby and 5 to 6 hours of talktime. You can play continuous music for almost 80 hours.

Sony Xperia P (available in Black, red and silver colours) can be pre-ordered from InfiBeam for Rs. 25,500 only with 1 year manufacturer warranty. The shipping will start from 26th May 2012.

By Rajeev Rana

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