Sony Xperia P

8.0
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Reviewed by Lorre (Currently owns)

The Xperia P has been my phone for the past 8 months now and I must say I'm very satisfied with it. To this day it's basically the best 4 inch Android phone you can buy. So if you really want a 'iPhone sized" Android, I'm sure this is your best option.

For a mid-range handset it has an exceptionally good screen (very bright and qHD), more than adequate camera and phenomenal design and build quality (unibody aluminum and light bar ftw).

Only two main disadvantages. First one is the lackluster ROM-support. This is mainly due to ST-Ericsson not releasing source code for their chipsets. Sony helps where they can, but it effectively means NO JB-based custom ROMs before Sony's official release (which should come about a month from now)

The second disadvantage is the battery life. The battery in this thing is very small by today's standards, and as such it shall not last an entire day under heavy use. Under moderate use however (and since this is a mid-range device, that's the way it'll mostly be used) it will always last until bedtime with some juice to spare.

Tl;dr: the Xperia P is the best 4 inch handset money can buy. Only real disadvantage is the small battery that will be problematic for "power-users".

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  • Reception / call quality 8
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  • Software 7
  • Battery life 6
  • Ecosystem 10
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