Apr 18, 2012

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Sony officially launches new Xperia smartphones

We’ve talked about the new Sony Xperia phones already, including their pricing and availability. You might want to check that post first. And we already reviewed their flagship phone, the Sony Xperia S. After a lot of waiting, Sony Mobile PH just officially launched their new Xperia line of smartphones.

At the Mind Museum in Taguig, we saw the new Xperia phones sans the Xperia Sola who was missing in action. We finally got to take a look at them side by side (although the U and the P still has the Sony Ericsson brand) to show you their sizes in relation to each other.

Sony Xperia U, Xperia S, and Xperia P

The Xperia U which is the entry-level Xperia looks like the Xperia Ray but with a wider body. It only has a 5-megapixel camera but it has the same sensor and image software as that of the Xperia S and P. This is the only Xperia phone right now that has interchangeable colored caps and a transparent strip that changes color depending on what you’re viewing. The strip on the others only glows white.

We also got to see the Xperia P and its dock which you could attach to a TV via HDMI and you’ll get an instant portable media player without having to worry about your phone’s battery. The Xperia P features a WhiteMagic display for truer white and superb brightness that helps you view the display even under direct sunlight. If conventional displays have R,G and B colors. WhiteMagic has an additional white color as part of its pixel to achieve its brightness and also conserves battery life.

Then there’s also the Xperia SmartTags that are shipped with the phones. These tokens can store instructions for your phone to do whenever it communicates with it via NFC. If you keep a tag at the office, whenever you come in, you can swipe your phone over the tag to perform routine tasks such as messaging your wife that you already arrived at the office, turn on WiFi, set ringtone volume to medium, etc.

Right now, only the Sony Xperia S is available for Php27,990. If you want to see, feel, and experience the Xperia S, be sure to catch it at your nearest Xperia Concept Shops (previously Sony Ericsson shops/stalls).

The Xperia P (Php22,990), Xperia U (Php13,990), and Xperia Sola (Php16,990) will be available over the next two months, along with the Ice Cream Sandwich update for most of their phones.



  1. where can i get this except globe/smart. :)

  2. Ganun pala function nung mga smart tags na yun.. ‘stig!

  3. Pumunta ako sa sm megamall Sony store at Sony booth wala pa yung sola sa display pero meron nang xperia s…

  4. Hi Sir! I’m kind of confused… bakit po yung XPeria P and U is branded as Sony Ericsson pa din? Magkakaroon ba ng XPeria P and U na i-rerelease sa Philippines na Sony na lang ang tatak?

    Sa mga youtube vids ko na napapanood… Sony lang ang tatak ng XPeria P and U.

    Salamat Sir!

    • those are old demo units nung hindi pa final yung single branding. wala pa yung P and U dito eh so that’s what they had to show us. Sony lang talaga brand on future phones.

  5. magkano po kaya yung xperia s pag credit card :( wla pa po kasi d2 sa gensan eh sa davao pa po kme bibili and i dont have any idea sana po matulungan nyo ako :(

    • iba iba po yung price per store eh. basta 27990 yung suggested retail price. baka yung ibang store walang patong pag-card.

  6. geraldine says:

    ask ko lang if napapalitan ba ng full housing ang xperia neo v?meron ba kayong available na housing?thanks

  7. where can i buy interchangeable colored caps for xperia U? thanks

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