Sibling Rivalry: Sony Xperia S vs Sony Xperia P

Vs V.A Kulkarni 09:18, 30 May 2012

We find out what sets the Sony Xperia S apart from the Sony Xperia P

It’s all in a day’s work for Sony as its mid-range smartphone Xperia P takes on its high-end handset Xperia S.


Xperia S - 128x64x10.6mm, 144g

Xperia P - 122x59.5x10.5mm, 120g

Though both of Sony’s phones are equally thick at 10.6mm, the Xperia P is slightly smaller and lighter than its big brother.

Sony has given its handsets a strong, squarish form with broad, flat edges and great build quality. Both phones come with a D-shape cross-section and a curved back. True to Xperia style, the S and the P ship with a transparent bar of clear plastic around the bottom, below the touchscreen and the touch controls.

The similarity of the designs of the two phones makes this round a draw.

Winner: Draw


The Xeria P comes with a 4-inch LED-backlit LCD with a resolution of 960x540 pixels and a pixel density of 275 ppi. 

The Xperia S is a step ahead with its larger 4.3-inches LED-backlit LCD and a higher resolution of 1280x720 pixels. Its pixel density stands at a whooping 342ppi.

With its size and resolution, the Xperia S wins this round.

Winner: Xperia S


Sony has provided only single storage options on each of the two phones. It offers 16GB of internal storage on the Xperia P and 32GB of internal storage on the Xperia S. Neither of the phones has a MicroSD card slot. Both the handsets come with 1GB of RAM.

The Xperia S is the winner this time around thanks to its larger onboard storage.

Winner: Xperia S


Both the Xperia P and the Xperia S are dual-core smartphones.

The Xperia S is powered by a 1.5GHz Qualcomm MSM8260 Snapdragon chipset and an Adreno 220 GPU. Multi-tasking, high-end gaming and using sophisticated media apps on the phone is a breeze for users.

On the other hand, the Xperia P runs on a 1GHz ST Ericsson NovaThor U8500 chipset and a Mali-400MP GPU. Though not quite impressive as the Xperia S’s processor, Xperia P’s processor works just fine. The phone performs all of its basic functions seamlessly.

Its powerful cores give the Xperia S a lead in this round.

Winner: Xperia S



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