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Sony Xperia P (Black)

(LT22i) with free 60 day Music Unlimited Premium trial


Overview of the Sony Xperia P (Black)


The Sony Xperia P has many stand-out features which makes it an attractive phone. It has a distinctive minimalistic design, and a stunning 4” Reality display which uses the Mobile BRAVIA engine. Superb photos can be taken with the 8 megapixel camera, which thanks to the Exmor R sensor can be used in low light conditions. There is also a dual-core 1GHz processor so you know the Sony Xperia P will provide a smooth and responsive user experience.

We all want a great looking phone and the Sony Xperia P achieves this with its distinctive design. The casing has been precision crafted from aluminium with the unibody design providing durability and modern look.

The 4” Reality display is enhanced with the mobile BRAVIA Engine, for crisp and clear images which have stunning colours. Sony has included WhiteMagic within the features of the screen. This technology adds an addition white sub-pixel to the design of the screen. The result is a bright and energy efficient display.

Having an 8 megapixel camera with you all the time means you can capture the photo you want, when you want. Useful features are included within with the camera, for example the Exmor R sensor means it can be used in low light conditions. There is a 8 x digital zoom, HD video recording (1080p), face detection and smile detection.

The inclusion of the powerful 1GHz dual-core processor means that you have a super fast and smooth user experience. You will be able to fully enjoy your home movies or the latest game without any delay. The processor also benefits web browsing on the Sony Xperia P, which additionally includes HSDPA connectivity for a quick access to your favourite web sites. There is compatibility with NFC tags, so that you can instantly change the configuration of the device depending on what you are doing, for example sleeping or driving a car.

Features of the Sony Xperia P (Black)

  • 4” Reality Display with WhiteMagic technology
  • Reality Display powered by Mobile BRAVIA Engine
  • 1 GHz dual-core processor
  • 8MP camera with fast capture and HD recording
  • 16GB flash storage
  • NFC enabled with HDMI and DLNA connectivity

What's in the box of the Sony Xperia P (Black)

  • Sony Xperia P Black
  • 3 Pin UK mains adapter
  • MicroUSB sync & charge cable
  • 3.5mm in ear headphones with in line mic
  • Micro HDMI to HDMI cable
  • 2 x Screen protectors (1 applied to device screen)
  • Documentation


SIM Free & UnlockedYes
Operating SystemAndroid
  • Version2.3 (Upgrade to Android 4 due Quarter 2 2012
  • Custom Skin
  • Speed1Ghz Dual Core
  • Dual CoreYes
  • Quad Core
  • Make/ModelU8500
  • Other
Expansion Slot
  • Type
  • Capacity (Up to)
Internal StorageYes
  • Capacity16GB (Up to 13GB user-accessible)
  • TouchscreenYes
  • Size4
  • TypeTFT
  • Resolution 960 x 540 pixels
  • OtherReality display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine, Scratch-resistant, shatter proof sheet on mineral glass and WhiteMagic technology
  • Frequencies850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • Speed
  • Frequencies850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • Speed
  • Frequencies
  • Speed
  • Version2.1 with Enhanced Data Rate
  • FunctionsAdvanced Audio Distribution Profile v1.2 Audio/Video Remote Control Profile v1.0 Handsfree Profile v1.5 Headset Profile v1.1 Object Push Profile v1.1 Phonebook Access Profile v1.0
  • VersionIEEE 802.11 b/g/n
  • Version
  • DatamicroUSB
  • PowermicroUSB
  • Audio3.5mm audio jack
  • Video Outmicro HDMI connection
Device Controls
  • Keyboard
  • Optical Trackpad
  • Hardware Buttons
  • Other
  • Antenna TypeInternal
  • A-GPSYes
  • Built-in SoftwareGoogle Maps
  • Megapixels8
  • FlashAutofocus and LED flash
  • Camera LensSony’s Exmor R for mobile CMOS sensor
  • OtherFace detection and Smile detection and 3D Sweep Panorama
Front Facing CameraYes
  • TypeVGA
  • AccelerometerYes
  • Proximity SensorYes
  • Digital Compass
  • GyroscopeYes
  • Light SensorYes
  • FormatsMP3, 3GPP, MP4, SMF, WAV, OTA, Ogg vorbis
  • Recording3GPP, MP4, AMR
  • Formats3GPP, MP4
  • RecordingHD video recording (1080p)
Near Field CommunicationYes
FM RadioYes
  • Capacity1305 mAh typical, 1265 mAh minimum
  • Type
  • Removable
Call Time
  • GSMup to 6 hours
  • 3G
Standby Time
  • GSM
  • 3Gup to 475 hours
Dimensions122 x 59.5 x 10.5 mm, 4.8 x 2.3 x 0.4 inches
Weight 120 grams, 4.2 ounces
SoftwarexLOUD Experience – audio filter technology from Sony, Facebook inside Xperia 2.0 and Timescape with Twitter integrated
OtherMotion gaming
Warranty24 months


Sony_Xperia_P_User_Guide_EN_LT22.pdf Sony_Xperia_P_User_Guide_EN_LT22.pdf (7218KB)
Sony_Xperia_P_Whitepaper.pdf Sony_Xperia_P_Whitepaper.pdf (1596KB)



Will my phone work

The following is a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about this product. Hopefully you will find the answer to your question, if not, use the contact form below and we shall answer it for you.

Do you ship internationally?

Yes - If you are located outside of the UK you may want to take a look at our list of FAQs for international customers on the following link:

Is this phone SIM FREE and Unlocked?

Yes, this phone is unlocked and can be used with networks around the world. Do check the specifications to ensure compatibility in your region with your network provider. No SIM card or contract applies to this phone.

Is this phone brand new?

Yes. Unless the description of the product suggests otherwise (I.e. EX-DEMO) then this product is brand new and has not been used before.

Is there any network/operator branding?

No - There is only the manufacturers branding.

Does the phone have a standard SIM card slot or a Micro SIM slot?

Micro SIM Card

I have a standard SIM card, can it be cut down?

Yes, you can cut your standard sim card down. We have a blog post about doing this and also have sim card cutters to buy

Does the phone have a Micro SDHC/memory card slot?


Does the phone have Russian language?

Yes, it has the option for Russian as a device language and as a writing language

Does the phone have Arabic language?

The menus of the phone can not be set to Arabic, but you can choose it as a writing language, so the keyboard displays Arabic characters and the message can be sent in Arabic.

Does the phone have Hebrew language?

The menus of the phone can not be set to Hebrew, but you can choose it as a writing language, so the keyboard displays Hebrew characters and the message can be sent in Hebrew.

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Overall Rating 4.5 Stars * * * * *
  • Rajan 25/3/2013 Recommend to a friend? Yes
    its a nice............. gizmo
  • jack 19/3/2013 Recommend to a friend? Yes
    verry good, battery not the best but everything else; superb
  • Sujesh 13/4/2013 Recommend to a friend? Yes
    awesome phone
  • Igor 5/3/2012 Recommend to a friend? Yes
    Will think about purchasing.
  • Alexander 1/3/2012 Recommend to a friend? Yes
    The best one!!!!
  • MycuQ 9/4/2012 Recommend to a friend? Yes
    Nice, very nice!
    Think, I'll take this one in a month or two...

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