Sony launches XPERIA P and U at MWC 2012

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27 February 2012, Barcelona – At the Mobile World Congress (MWC) held in Barcelona today, Sony unveiled the latest addition to its next generation smartphones, Xperia NXT series – the P & U models.

Sales for the earlier announced Sony Xperia S was kicked off in the Sony Style store in Barcelona during MWC and also shipping to markets worldwide, as for Sony Xperia P & U it will only be available globally in second quarter this year.

The new Sony Xperia P & U takes the design and form of Sony Xperia S which was announced in Januasy 2012, from the looks we can only tell that the difference is size. Overall, Sony Xperia S is the more supreme model, the only one out of the three with a HD 720p display, a 12 megapixel camera with f2.4, a powerful processor, PlayStation certified smartphone… etc.

The Sony Xperia P is a mid range smartphone and the only one that uses the new Sony WhiteMagic technology that make sure the phone display is still clear & sharp when use it under a hot sunny day.

Sony Xperia U is all about you being hip and trendy, with a changeable bottom cap to match what you wear. It also comes with colour-changing, illuminated transparent elements back up your favourite artists album art with matching colours when you browse through your music. And they change to match the shades in your photos too.

 

So to help in identifying the major differences between Sony Xperia S, P & U,  here’s a specification list between the three models (look out for those highlighted in pink):

 

Xperia S specifications Xperia P specifications Xperia U specifications
Colour BlackWhite SilverBlackRed BlackWhite
Display 4.3” 720p HD display Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine1280 x 720pixels (342 ppi)16,777,216 colour TFTShatter proof sheet on scratch-resistant glass 4” Reality Display with Sony WhiteMagic technology 960 x 540pixels (qHD)16,000,000 colour TFTHard coated shatter proof sheet on scratch-resistant mineral glass 3.5” Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine 854 x 480pixels16,000,000 colour TFTAnti-reflection coating on scratch-resistant mineral glass
Memory Flash memory: 32GB eMMC Internal phone storage: 16 GB (up to 13 GB user-accessible memory) Internal phone storage: 8 GB (up to 6 GB user-accessible memory)
Facts Size: 128 x 64 x 10.6 mm Weight: 144 grams Processor: 1.5 GHz Qualcomm MSM8260 Dual CoreGoogle Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), upgradeable to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Size: 122 x 59.5 x 10.5 mm Weight: 120 grams1 GHz STE U8500 dual-core processor Google Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), upgradeable to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Size: 112 x 54 x 12 mm Weight: 110 grams1 GHz STE U8500 dual core-processor Google Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), upgradeable to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Camera 3D Sweep PanoramaSweep panorama12 megapixel camera 16x digital zoom HD video recording (1080p)

Sony Exmor R for mobile image sensor

Auto focus

Face detection

Flash/LED

Front-facing camera (1.3 MP 720p)

Touch focus

Geo tagging

Image stabiliser

Red-eye reduction

Scene recognition

Self-timer

Send to web

Video light

Video recording

Face recognition

Aperture f/2.4

3D Sweep PanoramaSweep Panorama8 megapixel camera 8x digital zoom HD video recording (1080p)

Sony Exmor R for mobile image sensor

Auto focus

Face detection

Flash/LED

Front-facing camera (VGA)

Geotagging

Touch focus

Image stabiliser

Red-eye reduction

Scene recognition

Self-timer

Smile detection

Sweep Multi Angle™

Touch capture

Video light

Video recording

3D Sweep PanoramaSweep panorama5 megapixel camera 16x digital zoom HD video recording (720p)

Auto focus

Face detection

Flash/LED

Front-facing camera (VGA)

Geotagging

Red-eye reduction

Self-timer

Send to web

Sweep Multi Angle

Video light

Video recording

Music 3D surround sound Album artBluetooth stereo (A2DP)Clear audioClear bass

Music tones (MP3/AAC)

PlayNow service

Music Player

TrackID music recognition

xLoud™ Experience

3D surround sound Album artBluetooth stereo (A2DP)Clear bassClear stereo

Music Player

PlayNow service

SensMe

TrackID music recognition

xLoud

Album artBluetooth stereo (A2DP)Clear bassClear stereoManual equalizer

Music Player

PlayNow service

SensMe

TrackID music recognition

xLoud™

Internet Android MarketBookmarksGoogle searchGoogle Voice SearchPan & zoom

Web browser (WebKit)

Android Market™BookmarksGoogle searchGoogle Voice SearchGoogle Maps for Mobile with Street view and Latitude

NeoReader barcode scanner

Web browser (WebKit™)

Android Market™BookmarksGoogle searchGoogle Voice SearchGoogle Maps for Mobile with Street view and Latitude™

NeoReader barcode scanner

Web browser (WebKit™)

Communication Call listFacebook applicationGoogle Talk™Noise suppressionPolyphonic ringtones

Xperia Timescape

Speakerphone

Twitter (Timescape integration)

Vibrating alert

Call listConference callsFacebook applicationFacebook inside Xperia™Google Talk application

Noise suppression

Xperia Timescape

Speakerphone

Twitter (Timescape integration)

Video chat ready

Call listConference callsFacebook applicationFacebook inside Xperia™Google Talk application

Noise suppression

Xperia Timescape

Speakerphone

Twitter™ (Timescape integration)

Video chat ready

Messaging ConversationsEmailGoogle MailInstant messagingMultimedia messaging (MMS)

Predictive text input

Sound recorder

Text messaging (SMS)

ConversationsEmailGoogle MailInstant messagingMultimedia messaging (MMS)

Predictive text input

Sound recorder

Text messaging (SMS)

ConversationsEmailGoogle MailInstant messagingMultimedia messaging (MMS)

Predictive text input

Sound recorder

Text messaging (SMS)

Gesture input

Voice input

Design 720p HD display Auto rotationGesture inputKeyboard (on-screen, QWERTY)Picture wallpaper

Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine

Screenshot capturing

Touch screen

Wallpaper

Auto rotationGesture inputKeyboard (on-screen, QWERTY)Live WallpaperReality Display with Sony WhiteMagic technology

Screenshot capturing

Mobile BRAVIA Engine

Touch screen

Auto rotationKeyboard (on-screen, QWERTY)Picture wallpaperReality Display withMobile BRAVIA Engine

Screenshot capturing

Touch screen

Live Wallpaper

Entertainment 3D gamesAccelerated Adobe Flash VideoGoogle Media UploaderMedia browserMotion gaming

PlayStation Certified

Radio (FM radio with RDS)

Sony Entertainment Network

TV launcher

Video streaming

YouTube

3D AlbumAccelerated Adobe Flash VideoMedia browserMotion gamingRadio (FM radio with RDS)

Send to web

Sony Entertainment Network

TV launcher

Video streaming

YouTube

Media browserRadio (FM radio with RDS)Sony Entertainment NetworkVideo streamingYouTube
Organiser Alarm clockCalculatorCalendarContactsDocument readers

eCompass

Airplane mode

Infinite button

Notes

Setup guide

Stopwatch

Tasks

Timer

Airplane modeAlarm clockCalculatorCalendarContacts

Document readers

eCompass

E-Manual

Notes

Setup guide

Stopwatch

Tasks

Timer

Alarm clockCalculatorCalendarAirplane mode3D Album

Infinite button

Connectivity 3.5 mm audio jack (CTIA)aGPSBluetooth™ technologyDLNA Certified®GLONASS

HDMI support

Media Transfer Protocol support

Micro USB support

Native USB tethering

NFC

USB High speed 2.0 support

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi Hotspot functionality

3.5 mm audio jack (CTIA)aGPSBluetooth wireless technologyDLNA CertifiedHDMI support

Media Transfer Protocol support

Micro USB support

Native USB tethering

NFC

PC Companion

Synchronisation via Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync

USB High speed 2.0 support

USB host

USB Mass Storage

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi® hotspot functionality

Wisepilot™ turn-by-turn navigation

All services mentioned in this leaflet may not be available in every market.

3.5 mm audio jack (CTIA)aGPSBluetooth wireless technologyDLNA CertifiedMedia Transfer Protocol support

Micro USB support

Modem

Native USB tethering

Media Go

Synchronisation via Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync

USB High speed 2.0 support

USB mass storage

USB Host

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi Hotspot functionality

Wisepilot™ turn-by-turn navigation

All services mentioned in this leaflet may not be available in every market.

Networks UMTS HSPA 850 (Band V), 900 (Band VIII), 1900 (Band II), 2100 (Band I)GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 UMTS HSPA 850 (Band V), 900 (Band VIII), 1900 (Band II), 2100 (Band I)GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 UMTS HSPA 850 (Band V), 1900 (Band II), 2100 (Band I)GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900UMTS HSPA 900 (Band VIII), 2100 (Band I)GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900
Battery life Talk time GSM: Up to 7 hrs 30 min*Standby time GSM/GPRS: Up to 450 hrs*Talk time UMTS: Up to 8 hrs 30 min*Standby time UMTS: Up to 420 hrs*Music listening time: Up to 25 hrs*

Video playback time: Up to 6 hrs 30 min*

Embedded battery: 1750 mAh typical, 1700 mAh minimum

*Values are according to GSM Association Battery Life Measurement Technique. Battery performance may vary depending on network conditions and configurations, and phone usage.

 

Talk time GSM: Up to 6 hrs*Standby time GSM/GPRS: Up to 470 hrs*Talk time UMTS: Up to 5 hrs*Standby time UMTS: Up to 475 hrs*Music listening time: Up to 80 hrs

Video playback time: Up to 4 hrs

Battery: 1305 mAh typical, 1265 mAh minimum

*Values are according to GSM Association Battery Life Measurement Technique. Battery performance may vary depending on network conditions and configurations, and phone usage.

Talk time GSM: Up to 6 hrs 36 min*Standby time GSM/GPRS: Up to 260 hrs*Talk time UMTS: Up to 5 hrs 36 min*Standby time UMTS: Up to 472 hrs*Music listening time: Up to 45 hrs

Video playback time: Up to 6 hrs

Battery: 1320 mAh typical, 1290 mAh minimum

*Values are according to GSM Association Battery Life Measurement Technique. Battery performance may vary depending on network conditions and configurations, and phone usage.

 

In the kit Xperia™ SBuilt-in batteryStereo portable handsfreeChargerMicro USB cable for charging

Synchronisation and file transfer

User documentation

Xperia™ P, embedded battery, clear audio certified stereo headset, fast charger, micro USB cable for charging, synchronisation and file transfer, and user documentation Xperia™ U, battery, exchangeable caps, stereo headset, charger, micro USB cable for charging, synchronisation and file transfer, and user documentation

 

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