PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Xperia P vs Galaxy S III mini

Performance

Processing power and speed

AnTuTu and Sunspider 0.9.1

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

AnTuTu 3D

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Talk time (3G), Standby time (3G), Standby time and Battery capacity

Reviews

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Reviews from phonearena.com, gsmarena.com and techradar.com

PhoneRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Winner
Samsung Galaxy S III mini 

PhoneRocket recommends the Samsung Galaxy S III mini  based on its performance and graphics.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Xperia P vs Galaxy S III mini

AnTuTu Memory, processor, graphics and storage performance

SunSpider 0.9.1 Web browser and javascript performance

Xperia P
2,784 ms

AnTuTu 3D 3D graphics performance

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Sony Xperia P

Reasons to consider the
Sony Xperia P

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Much newer operating system Android 4.1.2 vs Android 4.1.2 Newer Android OS; Get all the latest features and security updates with a more recent version
Supports NFC Yes vs No Somewhat common; Enables payment by phone and other wireless communications
Higher resolution front camera 8 MP vs 5 MP 60% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Longer standby time (3G) 28,512 min vs 21,600 min More than 30% longer standby time (3G)
Sharper screen 275 ppi vs 233 ppi Around 20% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Back view of Samsung Galaxy S III mini

Reasons to consider the
Samsung Galaxy S III mini

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Significantly faster javascript execution 1,955 ms vs 2,784 ms Around 30% better SunSpider 0.9.1 score
Better AnTuTu 3D score 2,259 vs 1,013 Around 2.2x better AnTuTu 3D score
Slightly thinner 9.9 mm vs 10.5 mm More than 5% thinner

Reviews Word on the street

Xperia P  vs Galaxy S III mini 

8.5
8.9
Outdoor visibility isn't very good, just like on most other AMOLED screens.
Galaxy S III mini

8.0
7.0
Finishing the well styled handset, the 4-inch, 16 million colour LCD display adds a vibrancy that contrasts well against the stark black body and transparent touch panel at the base of the Sony Xperia P..
Xperia P

Overall

8.1 Out of 10
8.0 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Xperia P  vs
Galaxy S III mini 
Size 4" 4"
Resolution 960 x 540 800 x 480
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 275 ppi 233 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 1 GHz 1 GHz
Number of cores Dual core Dual core
RAM 1 GB 1 GB
Internal storage 16 GB 16 GB

photo & video

Camera 8 MP 5 MP
Resolution 8 MP 5 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 0.3 MP 0.3 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ Unknown 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps

cellular

Generation 3.5G 3.5G
Networks
HSDPA (14.4 Mb/s)
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
Unknown (14.4 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Talk time (3G) 300 min 469.8 min
Standby time 28,224 min 27,648 min
Standby time (3G) 28,512 min 21,600 min
Capacity 1,305 mA·h 1,500 mA·h

form factor

Xperia P  vs
Galaxy S III mini 
Weight 120 g 120 g
Thickness 10.5 mm 9.9 mm
Size 59.5 x 122 x 10.5 mm 63 x 121.5 x 9.9 mm

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio Yes Yes

software

Operating system Android 4.1.2 Android 4.1.2
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market Android Market
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 850,000 apps

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes No
Bluetooth Bluetooth v2.1 Bluetooth v4.0
Sony Xperia P
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