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> In reply to Xavi3r @ 2013-02-15 12:42 from n7UD - click to readI am your man.....:D
Ok.... here you go....
First of all you need to prioritize your needs. Why do one need a smartphone. Is it because it's just a thing to show off? Nah.... It's because this gadget allows you to do things that usually a PC or Lappy is capable of but in a much much easily accessible form factor. There are categories (price ranges, that is), Operating systems and hardware that differentiate one phone from another. Since it's not usually possible to just buy the best one out in the market (budget being the main concern here), one usually try to choose the best at a particular price segment. In your case you are trying to choose between Xperia P and a Lumia 800. I have used both and frankly the Xperia P wins by a huge margin. Why? See below....
1. Hardware: Its pretty obvious that the P wins in hardware as it has far better processor and gpu (two main things that directly influence the performance of a phone). But hardware is nothing unless it's backed up by a good OS, right?
2. Operating System: When it comes to Android vs Windows, there are many factors that make one the better choice (Android.....duh!!!) Why? Because it's the flexibility and the ability to use the phone is more ways than the other OS (windows). Number one point is the application availability. Well yes, I know that one good app is better than a thousand useless ones and it's also a fact that android market has 90% worthless apps, but thats a good thing isnt it? Instead of relying on a couple of developers to make good apps, at least one can switch to some other app (which turned out to be far better than the former) in case one doesn't like a certain app. This is called the 'Choice factor'. And this is what is absent on windows. Yeah.... one day windows too will have lots of 'choices' but today isnt that day.
And the above factor brings forth the 'Media format support' factor. Do you think you can simply download a movie on torrent (what? You wanna sue me?...XD....) on windows phone and play it directly on the phone?.... Well.... good luck with that. Cause if you want to play anything, anywhere on your phone..... then it GOT to be an Android. Mp4, Mkv, Flv, Avi.... just name it.... And in Xperia P case... even those 1080p mkv movies too. What about Lumia 800? Lol.... You will have a hard time playing even some 720p mp4 files on it, forget 1080p (did I mention multi format?).
3. Screen on P is better in two ways. First it's resolution is higher and second it's based on real RGB pixels (well.... it's RGBW....but let's not complicate things here). Lumia is Pentile Matrix, that is, it got very bad sharpness while displaying text. Google to know more. Guess what? There is a third point.... More than double the brightness than Lumia. Why? Because of that extra W after RGB (Damn it.... just read the gsmarena review already)....
4. Xperia P has better build quality (nothing beats metal). Plus that expensive look of P is just too good (I personally suggest the Silver variant). Lumia 800 is quiet heavy too.
5. Android can be customized a Lot.... Plus it has a huge developer community known as XDA.
Although one point of windows is good.... that is.... it's UI is unique and very smooth. But guess what... JellyBean is coming to Xperia P. Google's 'Project Butter' has made Android the Smoothest OS ever. UI is locked at 60fps (V-Sync) so everything is just.... smooooooth.....
I think that should be enough. Any questions.... just ask.....

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  • 2013-02-15 14:45
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I'm on the verge of purchasing a smartphone
After a lot of search I thought this was the one for me
When i went to the shop I held the cyan lumia 800 and i was ecstatic!
I thought there is no mid range better looking phone than p but the lumia and the wp (although 7.8) did the click for me
To non fanboys and responsible ppl or owners with experience of these 2 phones can u suggest one based on experience and not on specs
The price is exactly the same on the devices in my country and although the lumia mesmerized me more than p i need to know im not making a mistake
Thank you in advance and please advise me as fellow consumers not as blindfolded fans of os or vendors

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  • 2013-02-15 12:42
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> In reply to TahaHusen @ 2013-02-15 11:58 from u1xW - click to readSony Update Service - program can be downloaded from Sony site, and it's known for better solution for repairing OS, than PC Companion.

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  • 2013-02-15 12:33
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> In reply to bada @ 2013-02-14 16:59 from w9Ld - click to readFirst two charges should be at least 3-4 hours (until it fills up to 100% and then wait half an hour or so.

Also, you should discharge it all the way down to 5-6% (don't worry for fast discharge it's just temporary).

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  • 2013-02-15 12:32
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-02-15 01:12 from vxrD - click to readWhat is SUS plz tell me

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  • 2013-02-15 11:58
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> In reply to Sendhizh @ 2013-02-15 04:29 from PSL6 - click to readgo for xperia p coz J just got a big screen nothing else and sola is not that good as compared to xperia p

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  • 2013-02-15 11:56
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HD video's support on xperia p....??

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  • 2013-02-15 10:58
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-02-15 01:12 from vxrD - click to readR u using Android 4 upgrade? Try to disable the weather + news/weather application and see if there is any improvement.

Mine with minimal application ~ only 3% reduction of battery power while standby at nite.

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  • 2013-02-15 08:57
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i am planning to buy a smart phn of sony experia.now i am cnfused which one i should buy? Xperia P or xperia Sl.?..plz plz plz any one suggest me...

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  • 2013-02-15 07:39
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I have planned to buy SONY smart phone.
I have idea on xperia J , xperia P and xperia SOLA.
Which is the best one, please suggest me?

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  • 2013-02-15 04:29
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> In reply to Mr.M @ 2013-02-14 20:20 from fCZD - click to readNot sure i about that, coz my xperia p only drains 2-3% during overnight sleep no apps.
Yes 2-3% only. repair it using SUS

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  • 2013-02-15 01:12
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i like all sony model

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  • 2013-02-14 21:47
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last nite battery f my xpreria p was 65% but when I checked it in d morning it was only 40%..no app was running and Mobile data was off too..can someone tell y this is happening does battery is used in sleep mode r there is some problem..is it normal.???
help guys.,

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  • 2013-02-14 20:20
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Im a proud owner of Xperia p. Wow itz amazing... Many of its options and etc etc are found only in this fone. May be no othr Xperia fones have these features. Wonderful display, hot design, outstanding touchscreen and touch buttons that are transparent is a wow factor! Everyone complains on battery.... But..hmm.. Ya itz capacity is lower than others. But dont worry,, every android phone stands upto one day only. Xperia p easily runs that much on normal use.. Itz guarantee! On rough use it'll drain out by evening. But the best part is that Xperia p do not use much battery power for watching video or enjoying music. ;) its metallic unibody is enough to cop up with othr expensive phones. Back camera is fantastic in daylight. Front cam is only average. Good call quality. Excellent browsing experience. Speaker is not loud, but high quality output. Superb gaming experience too. :)

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  • 2013-02-14 18:54
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how long shouild i charge for the first time??

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  • 2013-02-14 16:59
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> In reply to Shakil77 @ 2013-02-14 06:14 from PSxg - click to readOne more thing, xperia p has the best display compared to any phone out there. It has white magic when JB comes in a couple of weeks it will be the best, beats some ultra expensive phones.

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  • 2013-02-14 15:39
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> In reply to Shakil77 @ 2013-02-14 06:14 from PSxg - click to readIt's a matter of preference, if you want to get android pick Xperia p, else not n505 but rather n800 and update it to win7.8.

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  • 2013-02-14 15:03
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hello please which is better Xperia p or LG x 4 I heard that LG x4 is amaaaaaazing pls any one answer

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  • 2013-02-14 11:27
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> In reply to Shakil77 @ 2013-02-14 06:14 from PSxg - click to readi think you have to go for sony xperia p. there are lots of reason to take xperia p. if we talk about advantages of xperia p over lumia 620. [1] xperia p got brilliant 4.0 inch lcd screen with 275 ppi pixel density & much sensetive touch.[2] 16 gb internal sotrage & 1gb ram in bulit which is very major thing if you play high graphic games .[3] you got 8 mega pixel camera that can shot full hd video & photos with led flash & not that yet you can capture photos in many mode which was not available in lumia 620 .[4] you can access over 4.5 millon apps on andriod.[5] xperia p was upgradeble to andriod 4.1 jelly bean version.both the phone have same power cpu so that not matter. but the most biggest disadvantage of lumia is you will not able to access multimedia files like songs & videos which got from bluetooth or anthor source. you have to download zune softawre in you pc or laptop from microsoft then connect your phone to pc or laptop & insert the multimedia files in your phone through zune then you will able to access you multimedia files.

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  • 2013-02-14 10:48
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> In reply to deep2109 @ 2013-02-13 12:39 from U{2a - click to read[1]go to settings.[2]you will be find a option called 'developer option' select it.[3]then go to 'advanced' if you dont find the advanced option skip this[3]step. [4] then you will find a option called 'strict moded enabled' under this option a line was ritten 'flash screen when apps do long operations on main thread' romeve the tick from this option & save the settings. then your phone will not flash red border on the screen

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  • 2013-02-14 10:18
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