Features Key features of the Xperia P  vs

screen size

Xperia L
4.3"

screen resolution

Xperia P
960 x 540
Xperia L
854 x 480

memory

Xperia P
1 GB
Xperia L
1 GB

processor

Xperia P
Dual core
Xperia L
Dual core

camera resolution

Xperia P
8 MP
Xperia L
8 MP

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Sony Xperia P

Reasons to consider the
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Much newer operating system Android 4.1.2 vs Android 4.2.2 Newer Android OS; Get all the latest features and security updates with a more recent version
Lighter 120 g vs 137 g More than 10% lighter
Sharper screen 275 ppi vs 227 ppi More than 20% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Store slightly more stuff 16 GB vs 8 GB 2x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Front view of Sony Xperia L

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Is 4G Yes vs No Somewhat common; Supports the fastest, most reliable networks
More battery capacity 1,750 mA·h vs 1,305 mA·h Around 35% more battery capacity
Bigger screen 4.3" vs 4" More than 5% bigger screen
Thinner 9.7 mm vs 10.5 mm Around 10% thinner
Better theoretical download speed 21.1 Mb/s vs 14.4 Mb/s More than 45% better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks

Reviews Word on the street

Xperia P  vs

8.5
6.5
At 10.5 millimeters, the smartphone is not too thick, but far from being impressively thin either, so it won't remain unnoticed while it is resting in the pocket of your jeans.
Xperia P

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
7.2 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Xperia P  vs
Size 4" 4.3"
Resolution 960 x 540 854 x 480
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 275 ppi 227 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 1 GHz 1 GHz
Number of cores Dual core Dual core
RAM 1 GB 1 GB
Internal storage 16 GB 8 GB

photo & video

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

cellular

Generation 3.5G 4G
Networks
HSDPA (14.4 Mb/s)
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
Unknown (14.4 Mb/s)
HSPA (unspecified)
HSDPA+ (21.1 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Talk time 360 min 510 min
Talk time (3G) 300 min 546 min
Standby time 28,224 min 29,952 min
Standby time (3G) 28,512 min 27,216 min
Capacity 1,305 mA·h 1,750 mA·h

form factor

Xperia P  vs
Weight 120 g 137 g
Thickness 10.5 mm 9.7 mm
Size 59.5 x 122 x 10.5 mm 65 x 128.7 x 9.7 mm

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio Yes Yes

software

Operating system Android 4.1.2 Android 4.2.2
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 Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v2.1 Bluetooth v4.0
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