Sony Xperia P caught in the wild, benchmarked too

Greek 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 Galaxy S II. They all feature a couple of Cortex-A9 cores (although the Galaxy devices have a slight clock speed advantage), 1GB of RAM and a Mali-400MP GPU.

The similar specs were easy to spot in the AnTuTu benchmark results. The 1GHz CPU, the pre-release status and the Gingerbread OS did prevent the Xperia P from matching its rivals, but its performance was quite close.


Higher is better

  • Sony Xperia P
  • Samsung Galaxy Note
  • Samsung Galaxy S II

The Xperia P didn't fare quite so well in the Nenamark 2 GPU-stressing benchmark. It's either that its Mali-400MP is clocked way lower than those of its competitors, or Sony still have some issues with the drivers that need to be ironed out before the market release of the smartphone. We suspect it's the latter, as even the Note, which has more than twice the pixel count of the Xperia P and runs on the same OS, managed to outdo it.

NenaMark 2

Higher (fps) is better

  • Sony Xperia P
  • Samsung Galaxy Note
  • Samsung Galaxy S II
  • Sony Xperia S

The Sony Xperia P should hit the shelves later this month, so we'll soon know how good a performer it really is.

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Sony Xperia P caught in the wild, benchmarked too - reader comments

  • Anonymous

That 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
  • Gabi

Motorola 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
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  • lewko

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...

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  • 2012-05-04 11:37
  • MeHb