The third smart phone from Sony’s new ‘NXT’ series has been released, joining the flagship Xperia S and budget Xperia U the new Sony Xperia P sits slap bang in the middle and is now available on O2 contract deals with further network launches on Orange, T-Mobile and Vodafone expected very soon.
This first colour scheme of the Sony Xperia P is the silver edition with a black and red model soon to join the range, deals on O2 start with line rental prices of £13.50 and a free phone is available on O2 100 at £18.50 which allocates 100MB of data, 500 SMS and 100 minutes of calls to use each month, to sweeten this offer even further there is currently £20 automatic cash back available with the package.
The silver Xperia P has a slightly smaller touch screen display than the Sony Xperia S at 4 inches compared with 4.8, it uses the same BRAVIA engine graphics but also includes a screen technology called ‘WhiteMagic’ which adds in a fourth white sub-pixel and reacts to surrounding light conditions, with a 540 x 960 pixel resolution the Xperia P won’t play back video on-screen in HD like the S model but with the help of a clever docking station it can be hooked up to an HD TV via an HDMI cable and connect to USB keyboards so could even me used as a PC at home.
The housing of the phone is manufactured from aluminium and uses a unibody design which results in a modern and durable finish, this silver edition looks especially sleek with a minimalistic design approach which just sees the camera lens on the back of the phone.
Run by a dual core 1GHz processor with 1GB of RAM the Xperia P has an 8 mega pixel camera which can capture full 1080p HD video and features the same Exmor-R low light technology as all four handsets in the ‘NXT’ range (the other ‘yet to be released’ phone is the Sony Xperia Sola), the camera also features 3D sweep panorama mode, LED flash, auto focus and 8 x digital zoom.
On board is 16GB of memory for storing pictures, videos and music and with access to the Google Play shop there’s plenty of room for saving downloaded applications, running Android 2.3 Sony have confirmed that the Xperia P will get an update to the 4.0 instalment of the new HTC One X, S and V in the summer.