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Sony Xperia P caught in the wild, benchmarked too

Sony Xperia P caught in the wild, benchmarked too - read the full textGreek tech site DigitalLife got hold of an Xperia P ahead of its launch and decided to put it through a number of benchmarks to see what its chipset is made of. The ST-Ericsson U8500 chipset should, in theory, be quite similar to the Exynos 4210 found inside the Samsung Galaxy Note and Samsung...


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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-05-02 14:45 from 9D}X - click to readThat would be my dream phone. 4.2"-lightweight-stylishly poised... only let down was the single core for me.

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  • 2012-05-08 17:28
  • IVyx

> In reply to Marco @ 2012-05-03 11:10 from 5i4e - click to readMotorola Atrix has 5 mpx camera, not 8 mpx, less capable video recording camera, no NFC, no ICS, etc.

+ it it uglier, heavier, no metal finish, has lower results in benchmarks than Xperia P and no support from Moto ...

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  • 2012-05-05 14:36
  • muMn

Here you have adjusted comparison table:

Phone - Power per Hz (Antutu/Ghz)
Xperia P - 53.25
SGSII - 52.08
SG Note - 46.37

- FPS per 1 pixel (Nenamark/pixelcount)
Xperia P - 151.37
SGS II - 198.14
SG Note - 325.44

That i believe says a bit clearly on pure power of drivers/SW implementation.
If you open Xperia P whitepapers from Sony webpage it says GPU - Adreno 205???!!!

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  • 2012-05-04 11:37
  • MeHb

> In reply to Jack @ 2012-05-03 09:34 from ibeC - click to readfrom my real world experince i saw same pictures loading faster in s2 and also apps is it not astronishing a 1 year older set is faster than new set

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  • 2012-05-03 21:30
  • K6mb

> In reply to Marco @ 2012-05-03 11:10 from 5i4e - click to readi have the Motorola Atrix i love it. Not 8mp only 5 but i just wanted a phone with a 4" screen but powerful that fit what i wanted exactly.

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  • 2012-05-03 16:42
  • 32Dd

Adreno 205 or Xperia P with Mali 400?To play games...

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  • 2012-05-03 16:37
  • ps1G

> In reply to Cowz @ 2012-05-02 14:40 from vxKC - click to readThen you should consider Motorola Atrix.
It also has a 4" screen - with same qHD resolution - Dual-core @ 1Ghz, 1GB RAM, 8MP shooter, Gorilla glass + it features a finger print reader, Webtop and a much bigger battery. Almost 2000mAh in the Atrix vs. 1305 in the Xperia P.

Oh, and GSM Arena, plase stop using the SII to compare benchmarks. It's got a galactically low screen res, helping it achieve (artificially) high benchmarks. Even the simple 1Ghz, 320 x 480 SE Xperia Active beats the SII's benchmark scores in some aspects due to it's low screen res. Better choice? No.

Even the three year old Motorola Droid/Milestone (550Mhz, 256MB RAM) has higher screen resolution than the SII. It's better if you compare towards other phones with similar screen resolution, as long as there is.

The SII could just as well have had a single core 1.4Ghz with a standard clocked SGX540 GPU or Tegra 2, Adreno and 512-768MB RAM. No difference at that screen res in gaming. For very heavy multitasking, a 1Ghz dual-core would suffice. Clocking it to 1.2Ghz was only to get higher numbers, no practical difference, even though it meant half a day in battery life.

The way I see it:
480 x 854/480 x 800/320 x 480 = Single cores + suitable GPU (Adreno 205, SGX540@200MHz)
540 x 960 = Dual-cores + suitable GPU (Tegra 2, SGX540@384/400 Mhz, Mali400MP)
720 x 1280 = Quad-core + suitable GPU (Tegra 3, SGX 543MP2, Mali 400MP)

800 X 1280 tablets is OK to have dual-core + decent GPU, as it's user areas might well differ from phone usage.
Ideally, quad-core CPU + top end GPU for tablet gamers (+ 1920 x 1080 screen res).

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  • 2012-05-03 11:10
  • 5i4e

There is a big difference in the two GPU: Galaxy sII has quad core mali 400MP, on the other hand Xperia P has a dual core mali 400MP

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  • 2012-05-03 10:38
  • 3}n9

> In reply to might277 @ 2012-05-03 05:41 from trdi - click to readyou such a red neck xperia s got hd display 1280*720, note got 1280*800 but galaxy s2 only got 480*800 screen so how come u can compare this?

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  • 2012-05-03 09:34
  • ibeC

seems like the scores of Antutu is much more accurate.

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  • 2012-05-03 07:43
  • PE3T

> In reply to love all @ 2012-05-02 20:24 from 7qEF - click to readwhat have you been drinking?
- novathor u8500 = dual core
- sgs 2 proc = dual core with higher clock

anyway i feel the bias against sony p and u (same proc) should compete with the same price range ($300-$400).. with sgs 2 (~$600 before discontinued) and galaxy note (~$700 here), it's obvious the xperias are inferior

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  • 2012-05-03 07:30
  • Ki3b

Sony smartphone is so bad, it's nothing compare to the 1 year released galaxy s2. Sony should be shame of their smartphones

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  • 2012-05-03 05:41
  • trdi

> In reply to love all @ 2012-05-02 20:24 from 7qEF - click to readXperia P has dual core 1GHz GPU dude!

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  • 2012-05-03 02:48
  • KSbt

I don't know where the number for the Note comes from in Nenamark2 but stock note actually benches around 43fps

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  • 2012-05-03 02:38
  • QPsY

what's. the problem guys xperia p has a single core gpu on the other hand note & s2 has a quadcore gpu.I think its good that xperia p is able to get these results

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  • 2012-05-02 20:24
  • 7qEF

The NOVATHOR U8500 platform has got ARM® Mali™ 400 GPU and NEON®CPU extensions

ARM® Mali™ 400 GPU is denoted as Mali-400 MP4.
ARM® Mali™ 200 GPU is denoted as Mali-400 MP1.

Also check this url
This shows what GPU NOVATHOR U8500 has got in it

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  • 2012-05-02 19:33
  • utYa

Dont forget that the Xperia P has a 960x540 screen and is probably using a mali 400 mp1

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  • 2012-05-02 19:10
  • m9I$

Somethongs wrong here. The GPU drivers dont seam to be ready. The Galaxy Ace 2 (Same SoC as the XPeria P) achieves 53 fps in nenamark here:

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  • 2012-05-02 17:35
  • x0Vw

> In reply to behnam mahmodzadeh @ 2012-05-02 15:52 from m1uT - click to readYou are the BAD!!! Because you do not know the spelling of "Good luck" (GOD luck???)!!!

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  • 2012-05-02 16:45
  • 0EI4

The ST Ericsson chip GPU is a Mali-400 MP1 while the Samsung Exynos is a Mali-400 MP4 so I would say it is holding up pretty well.

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  • 2012-05-02 16:24
  • HFsn

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